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Will leaving my battery charger plugged in (without battery) harm the charger?

I find it convenient to just leave the charger sitting on my desk, still plugged into the wall, so that I can just pop the battery in when I need it, but I wonder if this is bad for the charger in the ...
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Is it necessary to fully drain Ni-MH batteries before recharging them?

Is it really necessary to fully drain the Ni-MH batteries before recharging them? As a rule, I always want my speedlite batteries to be fully charged. At the end of each day when I use my flashgun, I ...
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How important is it to completely discharge my camera battery and how often should I do it?

I am not really up-to-date regarding how today's batteries should be discharged/charged to keep their life at a maximum possible level. I have a canon 60D camera with the LP-E6 battery, but I believe ...
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Solar charging systems for camera gear

Does anyone know of any solar-powered systems with enough output to charge the average DSLR battery? I'm considering going to somewhere rather remote and might be away from mains electricity (or ...
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What are the problems with using generic LP-E6 batteries with a 5D/7D (if any)?

I've got a 7D with the LP-E6 battery that came with it, but would like to get some spares (along with a battery grip) With my previous camera (450D) I used generic batteries (and generic grip) and ...
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How to charge a camera from a car's auxiliary power outlet?

I have a Canon 50d that I am taking on a camping trip in several weeks. I was wondering if it is possible to charge the battery from a car's auxiliary power outlet. What would I need to do this, if it ...
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Canon DSLR USB Chargers?

I'm wondering if there are any USB chargers available for canon DSLRs. I often head out for extended periods of time without electricity with my camera gear which always makes me nervous about when ...
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CR123A rechargeable batteries and charger recommendations?

I'm looking to buy Nikon SU-800 flash and I noticed that it uses CR123A batteries. I found a lot of options on eBay and Amazon but most of them have low or mixed reviews. Does anyone use these type of ...
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Will a higher-amperage USB charger let me fast charge a Nikon battery?

I've a Nikon P330. Its USB charger is 5V/550mA and the manual says the following about charging the battery inserted in the camera through USB: About 4 hours and 30 minutes are required to charge ...
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Is there a way to charge a battery while still in the camera?

I have a Canon DSLR 1000D (but don't feel limited to that) and I would like to have it charging automatically while turned off, without having to remove the battery from the body. That is while I ...
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Can I charge my camera while it is taking a video? [duplicate]

I have a Canon EOS 1100D and I would like to shoot a long video, of a long concert, for example. Is there a way I can charge it while it is taking a video (not just when the battery is in the camera ...
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How to identify a fake LP-E8 Canon battery

I am going to buy a Canon 650D camera. Unfortunately the reseller I want to to buy the camera from is not a certified one and chances are they might have replaced the original LP-E8 battery with a ...
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What 12 volt charger should I get for the Canon S95 battery?

Can anyone recommend me a 12v/cigarette lighter charger for the Canon S95 please? It is very important that it does not catch fire. Alternatively, a means to charge from AA batteries?
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Are there any DSLRs which can charge the battery via USB?

My beloved Nikon D40 has an issue where the battery drains ridiculously fast. New OEM batteries and changers don't help, so I think I need to replace the body. Since almost all non-DSLR cameras out ...
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What do I need to use a Nikon charger in power outlets when traveling in Europe?

I have a Nikon D3100 which I am using in India. I'll be travelling to Europe (France/Switzerland/Italy, Austria) and wanted to know if the same charger can be used as it is in these countries (for ...
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AC charger with battery to work on-the-go?

I have a tiny Sony DSC-W570 camera. It has a 600mah battery, which does not last long (maybe, enough for 100 pictures or so, depending on outside temps and whether flash is used each time). I have a ...
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Using Portable mobile charger to charge my camera recommended?

Let take a simple example of my colleague. My colleague have a camera - EX1 and a Portable Mobile Charger (3000mAh) that she use to charge her handphone. So, is it recommended to charge her camera ...
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Can I charge a Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 using a computer's USB port?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-T200 comes with an external wall mounted charger for its proprietary battery. Some Sony cameras allow you to draw power from a computer's USB port. Is this possible with the ...
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Portable battery charger [closed]

I want to buy a portable mobile battery charger.But confused which one I should buy.Please suggest me a Portable mobile charger for my camera 'Canon eos kiss X7i' with LP-E8 battery. Sarah
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Will the battery be damaged if I leave the camera charging? [closed]

Will a Sony HDR CX260E battery get damaged if I leave the camera charging while I sleep? Does it really stop charging when the orange charging LED is off?
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Nikon P510, Is it possible to shoot an image while charging?

I'd like to make few time lapse videos but unfortunately discovered that my Nikon P510 refuses to turn on while connected to the charger. Is it possible to work around this issue?
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What is the best AA NiMH battery charger? [closed]

Let's settle this once and for all... What are the best AA NiMH chargers out there for: prolonging the life of the batteries charging quickly nothing else