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Won't take/hold a charge
on August 9, 2013
I bought two of these, seeing that there were more positive than negative reviews here. Boy, was that a dumb move.
On initial "charging," the charger's ready light went from red to green in a reasonable amount of time, so it looked as if the batteries actually took a charge. I put one in the camera and the other in my camera bag.
A week later, a green parrot showed up at my (New Jersey) backyard feeder. I've been birdwatching for over 40 years; we *do not* see these guys in NJ. I reached for my camera.
Yep. You guessed it. Neither battery powered up the camera.
After the parrot flew away, I put each of the two batteries back on the charger. On one, it took 3 minutes for the ready light to go from red to green. On the other, it took 11 minutes. Obviously the batteries aren't taking a charge.
Learn from my mistake: Don't buy this battery.
If you insist on buying it, be aware that STK (which has, if you notice, hired someone to respond to all the negative reviews here by saying "Call us and we'll try to make it right") isn't even open five days a week. They're only open Mon-Thurs. Save yourself the hassle and just return their junk to Amazon.