Battery?

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  1. Altissimus

    Altissimus New Member

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    Hi,

    What spec battery does the SJ8 take? I want to purchase a spare, and can't find the details for this.

    I'm pretty sure (but not certain) that the battery for the SJ6 etc is NOT the same, judging from the position and style of the three connectors on the battery.

    So is there a model number or specification of this battery? And is it an SJCAM-only device, or can a third party battery suffice? If so, what is compatible?

    Thanks,
    James
     
  2. Sulev Svilponis

    Sulev Svilponis Elite

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    The battery is a 3.8V, 1200mAh, 4.56Wh rechargable Li-ion battery pack, measured 35.6mm (width) x 34.5mm (height) x 10.0mm (depth)
    Mine has no specific model number on it. Just maybe a production month (SJ201806).
    I don't have a SJ6, therefore can't tell you, if it's compatible with SJ6 or not.
    It is definitely not compatible with SJ4000 and SJ5000 series.
    Should be compatible with SJ7, I guess.

    Edit, from the Banggood's site I got data about the battery for SJ6 - it is not compatible with SJ8 series (lower voltage, smaller width, possibly incompatible terminals and other dimensions).

    Battery for SJ7 is rated the same voltage, but width is slightly smaller - 31mm. Other than that, it should still fit into the SJ8.
     
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    SJ6 have smaller batteries, by a few mm at least, also smaller MAH.
    I would go for a true SJ8 battery ( unsure if the whole series use the same battery,,,, they should IMHO.
     
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    I inserted SJ7' new battery into SJ8 and found that can be used.
    SJ7' is rather small but the terminal shape is same.
    One problem is that SJ7' is a little bit thick.
    So if it swells at inside of camera, you can not pull it out.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. I take it from this that the SJ8 battery is unique, and that there are no third parties that offer compatible alternatives?
     
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    I watched banggood. They do not ship SJ7 battery to Japan but they will ship SJ8 battery.
    How about your country?
     
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    They do deliver my country. So does Aliexpress. But Gearbest does not deliver my country. And I can't buy anything directly from SJCAM.
     
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    May be no problem. ;)
     

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