I just got a Lumix LX10 and the battery life is abysmal when running cellphone remote control through wifi, which I need to do because I have a physical disability.

How hard would it be to rig up an external battery or convert it into a USB port that I could plug into a power hub?

I have been looking up videos and it seems that most with cameras if you take apart a battery pack there's a board that connects to lithium cells. Can you just remove the cells and attach a wire to each connector that runs outside the camera to either a 7.4v battery or something that regulates it to that volage? Or is there some safety mechanism in Panasonic cameras that would stop that?



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No need to hack up something yourself, this already exists, google for "DMW-BLH7E BLH7 Dummy Battery DMW-DCC15" (around $20 on Amazon US).

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    – xiota
    Aug 9, 2019 at 5:05
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