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Old Nov 23, 2004, 5:55 AM   #1
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Wanting to build up an external battery pack.

Internal battery is 7.2V. Sticker on bottom of camera says 8.4V.

Specs in manual say 8.4V Power Source

I'm guessing there is some kind of regulator in the camera.

Anyone tried 8.4V external DC In ? Just want to be sure.

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Old Nov 24, 2004, 5:20 PM   #2
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7.2V will work but may get less power on time ascameras are voltage sensitive.

7.4V obviously works since that's what internal batteries are rated at.

8.4V OK too,there is voltage regulator on DC input jack.

You can buy 3.7V Li-Ion cells in a variety of sizes/shapes (common and not so common) from places like www.megabatteries.com or try a local hobby shop thats carries RC goodies.
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 6:06 PM   #3
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Just purchase a DPS 9000
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Old Nov 25, 2004, 1:03 PM   #4
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What is a DPS 9000 and where to get?



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Old Nov 25, 2004, 4:15 PM   #5
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Not sure wether the DPS 9000 is available in Australia.

I was just hoping to go to a local electronics store andget either

6 or 7 cheap rechargeables and some kind of holder.

This battery pack would be more of a back-up as normally a fully recharged

standard battery would be adequate for my needs.

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Old Nov 26, 2004, 1:08 AM   #6
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If you search on Froogle for "DPS 9000", you can find them.

They are:

Lithium,

Can be recharged in a car.

Last much longer than regular cam batts.

Comes with AC charger too.

Screw into tripod mount of cam.

Batt also has screw mount so can still mount batt and cam to tripod.

Awesome batt
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Old Nov 26, 2004, 4:15 AM   #7
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Ditto on the DPS9000. Awesome.
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Old Nov 26, 2004, 10:16 AM   #8
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Is Digipower 3 times stronger then proprietary batteries? Otherwise I would prefer to carry two additional batteries and change used one,rather thenattachingadditional weight to camera?
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Old Nov 27, 2004, 4:43 AM   #9
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No, I doubt that it's three times stronger. If you have one camera, I think carrying a couple of extra proprietary batteries is a better solution, also. I have several digital cameras so the DPS9000 is my "spare" for all of them.
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Old Nov 27, 2004, 8:25 PM   #10
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Lucky2505 brings up a great point!

The DPS 9000 serves as "spare" for several of his dig cams.

This means it is portable (usable) with almost all dig cams.

This means if/when you upgrade your dig cam, your battery will travel.

Proprietary batts dont "travel" to next dig cam with few exceptions.
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