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The EN-EL3e rechargeable battery provides 7.4v and 1500 mAh of extended life and consistent power to compatible Nikon D-SLRs.
The battery can be charged using the MH-18, MH-18a or MH-19 battery chargers.
The camera's fuel gauge accurately displays the remaining charge and number of shots since the last charging of the EN-EL3e.

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BATTERY LIFE IS TOO SHORT MY BATTERY WILL NOT CHARGE. I HAVE HAD THIS SINCE ONE YEAR. MAY HAVE BEED "old lot BATTERY " IN THE D-90 PACKAGE. IT JUST HAPPENED - WITH NO INDICATIONS. REVIEW SAYS :would u recommed this product ?..... WHAT TO SAY--- yeS ... tHERE IS NO CHOICE. USING BATTERY OTHER THAN "NIKON' MAY VOID THE WARRANTY..... March 29, 2013
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Can I assume a 2200mAh battery is superior to a 1500mAh battery for the d300?

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Answer: 
Nikon does not make a 2200 mah battery for that camera. That means you're considering a third party battery in your $2000 + camera. If it leaks and destroys your camera who's going to fix it? Buy a Nikon battery!
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A battery's capacity is rated in mAh (milli-amp-hours) - assuming two batteries have the same voltage and are of the same type, the higher the number, the longer it should last given the same load.

But... be aware that not all batteries are rated the same - there are differences in how batteries are rated, and some manufacturers tend to "over-rate" their batteries.

So, everything being equal - yes, a 2200 mAh battery should last longer (if that's what you mean by "superior").
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How long does a battery last after repeated charges?

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I am going on a two-week trip abroad. I have a D80 Nikon and two EN-EL3e batteries which I alternate when one needs to be recharged. The batteries are at least 5 years old. How many times can I recharge the battery before it needs to be replaced?
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Battery life will vary with condition of the battery, temperature and how is used. Make sure to keep the battery contacts clean since soiled contacts can reduce battery performance. Use the battery immediately after charging sin it will lose their charge if left unused.
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EN-EL3e

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Are there 2 versions of this battery? a 2hour & an eight hour.. Does the D300S require different battery than the D300?
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I have never heard of a different version of the En-EL3e and yes it should work with the D300. You can use the Nikon EN-EL4a/EN-EL4 with the MB-D10 battery pack See specifications on the Nikon website http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d300s/spec.htm
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What is the difference between an el-el3a and an el-el3e battery other than price?

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3a fits D100, 50, 70 and 70s
3e fits D100, 200, 300, 300s,50-70-700-70s,80& 90
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How long does it take to fully charge my li ion battery

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About two and quarter hours are required to fully recharge the battery when no charge remanins.
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Don't know if is charging.

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I have an MH-18A charger wich works fine with my old EN-EL3 battery,
Recently I purchased an EN-EL3e battery, but when I try to charge it, the charger indicator bliks a couple of times and then the light turns off.

Is really charging the battery?
Is there any risk of explosion?
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Charging is complete when the charge lamp stops blinking, Remove the battery and unplug the charger.
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Is it ok to leave the battery in my D90?( for many weeks or even few months at a time)

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Lead Acid batteries go bad fast but these do not.
However, after a few months the charge will be very low.
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What is the normal life span of the EN-EL3e Li-ion 7.4V 1500mAh battery?

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Battery life will vary with condition of the battery, temperature and how is used. Make sure to keep the battery contacts clean since soiled contacts can reduce battery performance. Use the battery immediately after charging sin it will lose their charge if left unused. Battery Life (shots per charge) 950 shots (CIPA) .
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I love my EN-EL3e Rechargeable

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How can I tell if the life of my EN-EL3e Rechargeable is the problem when it comes to camera functionality? I've had my current battery for 5 years and auto focus has slowed down although battery is fully charged.
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At this point I would buy a new battery, if it doesn't improve the autofocus you will have a spare. I have never had a battery last that long, so I think your kind of lucky.
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Nikon recommends getting the entire ac cord if you are using with higher voltage. The cords are pretty generic.
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