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Old Jul 11, 2004, 2:45 AM   #5
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I'm trying to understand the problem here...what battery packs?

Is something mislabeled, wrong voltage?

As for the geek perspective, most likely there's a voltage regulator in the camera...other C-series cameras also require 6.5v DC external input, but they run on AAs which is a maximum of 6v alkaline, or 4.8v NiMH. It's obvious that the camera can run on lower voltage than supplied, so there's already a regulator to reduce the voltage...and many regulators can accept a higher voltage than they are rated (for instance, the common 7805 can have up to 35v input and its output will still be 5V; below 5v input and output voltage follows input voltage).
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