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3rd party Ricoh GR battery?

Discussion in 'Ricoh Forum' started by Tom K., Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Tom K.

    Tom K. SC Regular

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    Aug 17, 2013
    Connecticut.
    Tom
    Where can I buy a spare Ricoh GR 3rd party battery. I have seen Wasabi makes them but I have read conflicting stories as to whether they fit properly.

    A link to a site that sells the replacements would be most welcome.

    Thank you,
    TomK.
     
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    I've had good experience with Wasabi batteries for my OMD.
     
  3. aleksanderpolo

    aleksanderpolo SC Regular

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    Apr 18, 2013
    Polo
    The Wasabi works fine for me, the Sigma DPxM's battery also works for GR.
     
  4. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I purchased the Wasabi batteries for my GR on Amazon and they fit, and work, just fine.
     
  5. Tom K.

    Tom K. SC Regular

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    Aug 17, 2013
    Connecticut.
    Tom
  6. Chrisnmn

    Chrisnmn SC Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2012
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Chris Leskovsek
    Just a tip guys,

    since Ricoh GRs are getting quite popular some 3rd parties batteries are a bit more expensive, therefore i tried some Sigma DP batteries BP41 which fit my GR perfectly. and cheaper.
    So i personally use the OEM battery plus to Sigma BP41 one as spare. they all last the same.
     
  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Just be sure the groove is big enough, my first set of aftermarkets for the GR had a groove too small - they were labelled "for CGA-S005E". Thankfully, the replacements labelled "for CGA-S005E" worked a treat.
    NB: Yep, they were named exactly the same but it seems to come down to luck of the draw and the small groove versions won't fit the GR; door doesn't shut.
     
  8. Tom K.

    Tom K. SC Regular

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    Aug 17, 2013
    Connecticut.
    Tom
    Thanks for that info stillshunter.
     
  9. Darthpnoy88

    Darthpnoy88 SC Regular

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    Feb 1, 2013
    Southern California
    Rain
    Can also vouch for the Wasabi Batteries great value and they even offer a car charger and European plug adapter as well.