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Old Jul 24, 2007, 11:06 PM   #1
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Do you think this US Modular PowerAid Mobile works on the Xacti CG series (power through the USB port)?



I notice the Xacti's battery charger has 4.2V, 650mA output to the battery. The US Modular PowerAid output is 5.5V though. I wonder if the voltage difference is too great that it would damage the Sanyo battery and/or camera, or at least reduce the lifespan of the battery.

I am also not sure about this: when the camera has a battery and is connected to the external power source via USB, and it is switched on for use, does it cut off the battery and use external power, or does it continue to draw power from the battery, while the USB keeps charging the battery? Note that this is different from the usual situation when you use the USB to charge the battery, and the camera is not switched on.

I suspect the latter is the case, because when I hook up the camera to the PC via USB, without the battery, I cannot switch the camera on.

The reason for asking is: if the hook-up really screws up something, it will just be the battery and not the camera itself.

Thanks fellow gadget freaks (I mean enthusiasts)!
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