Power Power and More Power

So I have wanted to review The EX-Pro on the move Battery kit for a while and these are availble from EX-Pro directly or via Amazon

why the EX-Pro and is it not cheaper just to get a bucket load of spare batteries?

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Well Im often going out to racing events at my local race circuit and one thing I needed was more battery power and as most hybrids dont support or have battery grips except for really expensive setups and official and even some third party battery replacements can be upwards of £40-50. and the ex-pro sits between that so it was a no brainer for me.

Options

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I had 2 options to solve this problem spend a huge amount of money on OEM batteries (I could go for Duracell made one like my old 50D but the amount of power is not much better than the originals and they are pretty expensive) at £50.00 each or take a shot on the Ex-Pro Power on the move battery pack at £30.

The Ex-Pro looked a great option for me as it came in 2 power levels 7500mah and over 10000 mah however I thought the bigger one was overkill and the smaller option would be fine.

Checking it out.

After ordering the battery pack it arrived from Amazon in a typical Amazon branded box inside was some smaller plain white boxes like the below wih a Ex-pro sticker and barcode this is not unusual for Ex-pro photography stuff all comes like this for some reason maybe because they are considering the planet anyway packing aside. 

The battery pack comes in a pretty decent case as you can see in the second picture and the third shows its size and finally the the dummy battery which is used to connect the battery to the camera.

Performance Glitches Misleading information & voltage concerns

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So as wanted to use the battery pack for my photography so my first real outing with it was to British GT in September last year and give it a good run so howd it get on? Well pretty well actually it managed to eek out a few hours of battery life so I was able to get over 2k pictures. 

Weight

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Weight wise the battery weighs next to nothing so it does not weigh you down or cause any mobility issues and you likely wont feel it even when its fully charged.

Glitches

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However there is 3 glitches to take note of here most notice is the battery indicator on it whether its intentional or not the battery lights seem to be on all the time and never seem to go out when you press the power button. The other one is it May read incorrectly on the cameras power indicator so it May switch claim exhausted battery even if its not but certainly not a deal breaker.

Misleading Information

Take a look at the battery sticker and then realise dont match what is advertised but its not too far off so not a massive issue but a bit more accuracy would have been appreciated here.

One size fits all

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However the case looks like its been designed to be used on a number of different devices as the jack connection for the dummy battery reads 8.4v while the sticker on mine reads 7.4v now my camera is a Sony and they are mostly either 7.2v or 7.4v so its likely they just use a higher voltage PCB in devices like canon for example which have an average of around 8 to 8.3v on the battery and switch the sticker.

Final Words on this 

Is it worth it? Well yes and no no due to the glitches with it while minor they can cause some frustration after a while on the eyes front if you can get past the misleading Information and be ok with it being less than advertised its not a bad little battery and certainly quite unique as there are not too many around like this and at a cost of £40.00 its pretty reasonable.

And as it has the USB port its pretty useful as a phone charger too with its 5v 2 amp port however it does not support high speed charging there is none of the Qualcomm QI chips in it.

So if you need a bigger battery and dont mind the little glitches this might be a great option.

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