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Old Apr 22, 2006, 6:30 AM   #1
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$80 for the DMW-CAC1 seems too steep for me

searching for a universal AC adapter I found one at

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for $14+

power input for the camera is 8.4V that part is ok

Question is Amperage - is that a concern

Universal adapter's output is 8.4V 1.7A

I cannot find the Amp specification for the camera...is it anything to be concerned with?
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 8:08 AM   #2
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My guess is the adapter will work ...but there is a reason Panasonic quit including them with the camera ...no one used them...get a couple batteries and a card reader and forget the adapter.

I still have the one from my FZ10 but I never use it.
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 2:43 PM   #3
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My guess is the adapter will work ...but there is a reason Panasonic quit including them with the camera ...no one used them...get a couple batteries and a card reader and forget the adapter.

I still have the one from my FZ10 but I never use it.
I used the one with the FZ10.I do have a card reader and extra batteries. I travel a lot and like to travel light. The charger/AC adapter was ideal for reviewing a days shooting in a hotel room without burning up battery power.

For $15 the universal adapter accepts 220 and 110 50 and 60 cycle input and can be set to give 3 to 8.4V output. Now if I was just sure of the Amp spec for the camera.......
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Old Apr 22, 2006, 4:29 PM   #4
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My FZ10adapter says 1.2 amps.... but I think that 1.7would be the most the generic adapter can put out, ....I think It would be fine ,as for the little I understanding I have of such things that is not a force the camera to take 1.7 amps and more would be better than less.

I think it would be worse to only have a 3/4 amp adapterif the cameraneeded 1 amp.
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Old Apr 23, 2006, 12:18 AM   #5
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OinO wrote:
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Question is Amperage - is that a concern

Universal adapter's output is 8.4V 1.7A

I cannot find the Amp specification for the camera...is it anything to be concerned with?
Amperage is only a concern if it is too low. If it is too high it doesn't matter since the camera will only draw what it needs.


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Old Apr 23, 2006, 6:44 AM   #6
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THANKS for advice

I'm really glad i discovered this forum
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