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WARNING - potentially damages camera
on 9 July 2014
As this is a third party replacement for the Canon ACK-E6, I bought this to use in my Canon 5D MkIII which the ACK-E6 also furnishes and the reviews here seemed favourable so I took the plunge.
I wish I hadn't. It should come with a warning as it blew the fuse in my camera to the tune of £445 to repair!!
Two things to look for if you've ordered this item:
1- Check it is the same as that displayed in the picture here - mine wasn't the same even though the delivery note states it is the same Ex-Pro item. The advert image shows a transformer with attached cable and choke (the large rubber 'bump' halfway along the transformer cable) - mine didn't have the choke and that leads me to suspect the quality of the item I received.
2 - Item fits camera fine, battery door closes (necessary to power the camera off an AC source) and when switched on I got a brief flicker of power then the camera cut out and did not resume power. I took the battery out, tried again jiggled the power cords a little, opened the battery door, closed it etc etc. But no joy.
Result: one dead camera with a very pricey repair bill.
Will teach me to never buy third party gear like this again despite favourable reviews.