I am a free time Twitch streamer and I wondered if there is some way to charge the camera while using it, is it possible or do I need to have some accessories to the battery

Best regards Bastian Sand


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There's no way to charge a battery while it is inserted in your EOS 500D. If you need to leave the camera on longer than a full battery can power it, you need a coupler that uses a dummy battery inside the camera connected to an external power source such as a wall outlet. There's a rubber flap on your camera that moves out of the way next to the battery compartment door that lets the cord run through.

Page 193 of the EOS 500D Instruction Manual:

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Canon made them for the 500D back in the day, but has long since discontinued that accessory along with the 500D. Third party versions are still available.


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