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  1. Is the battery type important.
  2. What batteries can I now use in my xa that are proper and with no other consequences
  3. Can I use the cheaper LR44 batteries in my XA?
  4. What batteries can I now use in my xa that are proper and with no other consequences Do Ineed to get 5.6 and does Olympus approve
  5. I've got an XA on it's way after having won it on Ebay. The XA requires the same type of battery as my Lomo LC-A, as far as I can tell. For probably the past year, I've been using "357" batteries produced by Energizer (reputable company) which are marketed for certain toys and electronic books. They are the same size and voltage as the SR44, as well as being silver oxide rather than alkaline. These batteries, however, run under $5US for THREE, as opposed to about $3US each. I guess my question is, do you reckon these would be acceptable for use in my XA?
  6. Will an Energizer A76 battery work on the XA?



  1. Is the battery type important.
    Yes - look at the information against each model on this site. Life is too short for cheap non SR batteries.
    Category: Batteries
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  2. What batteries can I now use in my xa that are proper and with no other consequences
    The details of the correct batteries are shown for each model - just look on this site. Batteries are not expensive yet fail when you neeed them most, so always carry a couple of spares. Buy reputable makes and use Silver cells (prefixed SR). If you realy hate batteries, Olympus designed the XA1 just for you!
    Category: Batteries
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  3. Can I use the cheaper LR44 batteries in my XA?
    Up to you, but why would you want to unless they are the only ones available. Other than that, you can. They don't last nearly as long.
    Category: Batteries
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  4. What batteries can I now use in my xa that are proper and with no other consequences Do Ineed to get 5.6 and does Olympus approve
    SR44 but LR44 will do if necessary in most cases. Doesn't matter what Olympus think - your camera is ell out of guarantee now!
    Category: Batteries
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  5. I've got an XA on it's way after having won it on Ebay. The XA requires the same type of battery as my Lomo LC-A, as far as I can tell. For probably the past year, I've been using "357" batteries produced by Energizer (reputable company) which are marketed for certain toys and electronic books. They are the same size and voltage as the SR44, as well as being silver oxide rather than alkaline. These batteries, however, run under $5US for THREE, as opposed to about $3US each. I guess my question is, do you reckon these would be acceptable for use in my XA?
    The Energizer 357 is a direct equivalent of the SR44 so you've found yourself a good bargain!!!
    Category: Batteries
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  6. Will an Energizer A76 battery work on the XA?
    The Energiser 357 is the equivalent of the SR44. The A76 is a manganese diaxide battery and may have diferent voltage characteristics. I wouldn't use it as you may get inaccurate results.
    Category: Batteries
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