How to shop for a camcorder battery
Your camcorder helps you create the lasting memories that your family and friends will enjoy for years. Keeping your camcorder batteries fresh and charged is a must before any major event., so here is a simple checklist to help walk you through the process:
1. Know your Camcorder Brand and Model:
You may already know that you have a Sony Handycam or Canon VIXIA camcorder, however, if you know the exact model number, it will make your search much easier. Typically the model number can be found camcorder itself or printed in a label behind the battery.
The camcorder model data might also be printed on the inside of the battery compartment. Look around to see if you can find any sort of name that sits next to the JVC, Panasonic, Samsung, or whatever brand your device might be.
Before you remove the battery, however, be sure to power down your camcorder first. You might also want to unplug the power adapter first.
2. Know your Camcorder Battery Model number:
If the make and model of your camcorder can't be found on the device itself, you can sometimes find the information on the battery itself.
Searching for a Aiptek EDAN NP60 on Batteries.com may help you find compatible batteries that are more affordable.
3. Find the Camcorder Battery That's Right for You:
If you've got all of your information ready, then you're ready to search. Most often, you can find a category page for camcorder batteries on your battery site that will walk you down the path by listing out brand names such as Hitachi, JVC, Samsung, and many more.
Once you have found the brand of camcorder that matches your particular device, you are now free to use the camcorder model number that you found in step 1 above to narrow you're the search down even more.
4. Verify Before you Buy:
It's always a good idea to look closely at the images of the battery you are about to purchase. If the battery connector doesn't look like the same connector on your current battery, this may not be the right one.
If for some reason you don't have the old battery anymore or if you have already recycled the battery, you can always check the connectors on the back of the camcorder itself to see if they match the battery you are about to buy.
Once again, look at the back of your camcorder in this case a Sony Handycam DCR HC-240, and look at the compartment where the battery would fit. If your new battery is shaped differently, has a different connection slot, or simply doesn't look like it will fit, it's time to contact the website call center to see if they can verify the battery is correct or not.