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Old Jun 21, 2012, 7:48 PM   #1
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Default kodak zx1 external battery supply?

hey i have a kodak zx1 which i love, however i want a longer battery life. currently i get around 2 hours with the AA batteries. does anyone know of a mod to attach say a cradle with 4 AA batteries?

oh so the camera does have a dc input. what do i need to get to attach a minimum of 4 AA batteries?

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Old Jun 30, 2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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Have the camera too, but don't know the exact solution. Sometimes I think there is a device that goes in place of the batteries that is wired and can be wired to an external battery pack. But remember these batteries are ussually not conventional 1.5volt each, but 1.2 volt I think, which could cause issues if you hook up 1.5 or 3 volt. Tandy or a battery store for advice.

From the 2 hours, I guess you might be using batteries with extra capacity, have you looked at lithium as batteries?
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Old Jul 1, 2012, 3:58 PM   #3
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G'day mate

I had a similar issue with flashguns some time ago ... during an afternoon flash session the batteries would fade away between shooting setups, so I did a DIY setup

Here's a link to the OP
DIY project - External Power Pack

Maybe this will give you a start for your ideas too
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