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Old Mar 13, 2007, 8:18 AM   #1
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I have plenty of NiMH cells lying around, so I thought I'd wire up a holder to use in my Z612 as an emergency measure should I discharge its KLIC8000 battery.
The problem is it won't work from two cells, as the voltage is too low.
I assume it's safe to run it from three? It runs from a 3.7v LiIon battery after all...
I'll run it from the barrel plug connection on its side, of course.
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Old Mar 13, 2007, 9:55 AM   #2
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Not just the voltage but the amps. If the current(amps) is correct and the voltage is correct then I'd say go for it.

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Old Mar 14, 2007, 12:08 AM   #3
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I have plenty of NiMH cells lying around, so I thought I'd wire up a holder to use in my Z612 as an emergency measure should I discharge its KLIC8000 battery.
The problem is it won't work from two cells, as the voltage is too low.
I assume it's safe to run it from three? It runs from a 3.7v LiIon battery after all...
I'll run it from the barrel plug connection on its side, of course.
Rather than go through all this trouble, including having to take out the batteries from your 3-cell holder, how about replacement KLIC8000 at US$11.80 each from www.bestbatt.com?

I got a couple from them and they work very well. Am getting about the same performance as original KLIC8000 and they charge in the Kodak charger.
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Old Mar 14, 2007, 6:45 AM   #4
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I have many NiMH cells I'm not using. If I can use them, why not?
And taking cells out of the holder doesn't seem so hard to me.
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Amps aren't crucial, long as you have enough - the camera will draw what the camera draws. Voltage is critical, I wouldn't go over by much.
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Old Mar 15, 2007, 2:27 PM   #6
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By my calculations 3 NiMH work out to 3.6V
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Old Mar 22, 2007, 11:22 PM   #7
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By my calculations 3 NiMH work out to 3.6V
Did you ever try this out?

Can you let us know results, specially what rating of NiMH you used (how many mAH per cell)? How many shots per charge?

I, too, have a number of NiMH cells and chargers because of previous cameras. This might be a way to put them to good use.

Thanks.




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