posted on Apr, 3 2010 @ 07:16 PM
reply to post by Mailman
Q: Are you looking to charge the batteries in the camera or power the camera?
Ideally you should have rechargable batteries in the camera and a suitable power source to plug into the camera that will do the charging.
If it recommends 3V 2A then that is 2000mA and 800mA is going to charge them a LOT slower.
DO NOT USE 12V directly into the camera!
I collect all the transformers I can every time I go to the local dump, test them when I get home and now have a box of about 20 spare ones of
differing power outputs.
NOTE: most power transformers have different supplies that the labels state so do your own measuring and re-label them. I had a couple that were 12V
800mA and they were actually about 650mA!
Amazing what I can now power that used to take batteries, but cameras have tiny-weeny special connection sockets so finding something to connect
directly is usually impossible.
Best advice....get a cheap battery charger and at least 4 of the highest mA batteries you can find (2200mA+). Have 2 in the camera and 2 on charge. I
use a charger that plugs into the USB port of my computer.
You can probably do it for under 10 bucks.
Or you could just buy the right lead/transformer/charger for the camera if you already have good rechargable batteries in there.
My camera is exactly the same, and unless the batteries are freshly fully charged it just doesn't want to know. Annoying as hell when you just want
to take a quick snap and when you hit the power button all you get is a blinking red light!
Luckily I haven't missed any UFOs, but I did miss a pretty snowfall that thawed before I could get the damn thing working.
Good luck, and don't blow it up.