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    Thank you Phil
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    Revisiting this battery, how are these after a few months in the wild?
    How much can I get with 98Wh?
    I am sure better than my current RED BRICKS at 1.3 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Santiago View Post
    Revisiting this battery, how are these after a few months in the wild?
    How much can I get with 98Wh?
    I am sure better than my current RED BRICKS at 1.3 hours.
    OG RED Bricks if I recall correctly where around 150Wh, which on DSMC2 should net you around 2.5 hours of camera uptime.

    However, lithium ion ages and loses charge over the years and depending on your use cycles, charge, etc it's likely not performing like the first 800-1500 charge cycles. This is the bane to all bricks based on Li from every manufacturer. Which is why you see people re-cell/re-furbish old bricks, because the housing is likely fine as are the connectors, but the cells do degrade.

    I've been using the GDU 98Wh on and off since they came out and they do get me about 1.5 hours on Monstro.

    Most modern high quality cells are rated for 1500 charge cycles then performance begins to drop.

    On a side note, if you ever buy used batteries ensure they have only experienced light use otherwise you're likely not saving money at all buying used unless it's a hell of a deal.
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