Pentax Batteries (K-5)

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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 11:03
I have 4 original Pentax batteries for my K-5, one for the camera, one for the grip and 2 spares. I got them all out to charge up and noticed one had a serial number on the top while the other 3 did not.

Looks ok to me but was just wondering if anyone else had a serial number on their battery?



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johnriley

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 11:10
We have a total of five K-5 batteries and just two of them have similar codes to the one you picture.

I have no idea what the significance of that is, apart from us having two K-5 cameras, so maybe they were the originals that came with the camera.

In any event all the batteries were proper Pentax ones sourced via SRS, so I don't suspect anything untoward.
Best regards, John

alfpics

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 11:50
The Pentax battery that came with my K7 does not have a serial number! (one of the 'NOs' in the poll)
Andy
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Last Edited by alfpics on 25/07/2012 - 11:51

antihero

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 11:56
the original I got with my K7 doesn't have a serial on it either (rest of mine are Energizers)

MattMatic

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 13:51
Looks like a date code to me May 2010
Matt
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paulgee20

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 14:01
Of mine: -
Some Pentax, some Third Party.

Some of each have and some havent. Significance - No idea.

Paul
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Frogherder

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 14:11
I have 2 Pentax batteries

One has 201109 on it the other blank

K5 bought form SRS at Christmas so Mattmatic is probably correct.


I also have one 'clone' which has no codeing on it but looks as if it was moulded on the same machine. The 'clone' and the Pentax batteries both have TIAC stamped into the plastic on the end opposite the terminals.

regards
Bernard

Algernon

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 14:16
Mine just have "eat by" dates
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pgweber

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 16:01
I have one Pentax DLi90 which came with the camera and it bears a code starting 201xxx.
Peter

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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 16:33
MattMatic wrote:
Looks like a date code to me May 2010
Matt

I guessed that, was just wondering why some had it on and others didn't.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 16:34
pgweber wrote:
I have one Pentax DLi90 which came with the camera and it bears a code starting 201xxx.

You could have put the whole number, it's unlikely someone is going to use a battery date for anything sinister
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 25/07/2012 - 16:35

pgweber

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 21:15
Mike-P wrote:


You could have put the whole number, it's unlikely someone is going to use a battery date for anything sinister

Are you sure?

Actually it is 201101 (camera purchased 05/2011, oh no I've given too much away ) but I couldn't check as it was sitting on the charger as I wrote and I didn't want to interrupt it!

dougf8

Link Posted 25/07/2012 - 21:30
No but mine has VISA scored into the non-terminal end.
Lurking is shirking.!

Smeggypants

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 05:52
Algernon wrote:
Mine just have "eat by" dates

Mine have "Recharge By" dates and are signed by Mark Newson
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Smeggypants

Link Posted 26/07/2012 - 05:53
Mike-P wrote:
pgweber wrote:
I have one Pentax DLi90 which came with the camera and it bears a code starting 201xxx.

You could have put the whole number, it's unlikely someone is going to use a battery date for anything sinister


[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
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