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Old Dec 16, 2004, 10:13 PM   #1
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I lost my charger for my beloved FZ20. I asked the service center here in the PHilippines, but they said that its on an order basis. I have to wait for 2 months.

I need your ideas on how to make it charge somehow. I have an adjustable AC to DC converter. Can i wire it to charge the batteries until i receive the item i ordered here.

Anyone please?
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 10:44 PM   #2
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Yes, you can. You must set 8.2V no more. In other case you can damage your battery. You must regulate charger current too. Set it on 0,5A. Be careful.
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Old Dec 16, 2004, 10:50 PM   #3
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Thanks for advice. I have a 7.5 V AC adapter with a 800mA max output. It is actually a variable type. but it doesnt have settings for 7.2v and there is no way to set it at 0.5A.

If i manage to hook something up, how long would it be to charge? I dont want to burn the battery.

Thanks once again.
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Old Dec 17, 2004, 1:27 AM   #4
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I saw this at ebay

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...sPageName=WDVW

maybe it helps..
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Old Dec 17, 2004, 2:31 AM   #5
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to strummlsteel:

I very appologize you. I was sleeping, whe I wrote my last message. I wanted to write 8,4V.

I send you one primitive schema. But it is OK for short time as you want.

7809 is well known integrated stabilizer, diode in univerzal Si (1N414, rezistor - try 4 ohms/2W.

Input voltage is aprox. 11V.

Your charger is good.

Everyone who has minimum electrical education can help you.

Again, be careful but don´t afraid, it is quite simple.

I can´t send this schema. I don´t know why.

Send me your email.




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Old Dec 17, 2004, 12:16 PM   #6
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Although it would be more expensive, if the charger/adapter for the FZ1 / FZ10 is in stock, that will work just as well. You would need three parts.
Panasonic P/N DE-928A, Battery Charger/AC Adaptor Unit only. $69.28.
You will also need the K2CA2EA00002, AC Cord w/ plug, 125V, $9.68
and the K2GH2DB00003, DC Cable, $9.88.

Although more expensive it serves a dual purpose. As a charger AND an AC Adapter (to operate the camera without the battery.) I use it on my FZ20.

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Old Dec 17, 2004, 1:10 PM   #7
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How about going to a camera store...maybe they have a floor model of fz20 that you could use the charger to charge your battery?



Also, you could also pick up a DPS 9000 external battery that also comes with charger and can be charged in the car.

Go to http://www.mizco.com

to read about them.

Good luck!

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to strummlsteel:
I am trying to send that pic (schema) again and again but it does not work. Why?

Maybe tomorrow.
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Old Dec 19, 2004, 12:39 AM   #9
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Old Dec 19, 2004, 9:10 PM   #10
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THanks for all your input, I found a Sony AC Adaptor which chargers my Sony VideoCam. It has a DC output of 84.V (great!!!) but outputs at 1.5A (too high?).

Basing it on Ohms Law, cant i just put a 20ohm resitor in series (on positive side)? It will out put at roughly 0.42A.

Can I do this instead? Any input would be most welcomed.

THanks in advance
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