If I plug in the Pentax K-1 to a wall socket using the adapter, will it charge the battery if I leave the "on/off" switch "off"? And will it still charge the battery if I leave it "on", just at a slower rate??

  • Do we really need a separate version of this question every time a new camera model is introduced? – Michael C Dec 16 '16 at 5:04
  • @MichaelClark, except in this case, the K-1 has an actual adapter port as well as the USB one. "Using the adapter" suggested the latter might be what's discussed here. – inkista Dec 16 '16 at 16:25
  • @inkista If the question were about powering the camera I might agree. But the question is about charging the battery. – Michael C Dec 16 '16 at 18:42
  • @MichaelClark except that the OP is clearly confused as to whether the adapter is charging the battery or not. And if he isn't asking about the USB port at all, then how does it get duplicated by a question specifically about USB port power? – inkista Dec 16 '16 at 18:57
  • The root question is, Can I charge my battery inside my DSLR? The answer continues to be No for all known models. – Michael C Dec 16 '16 at 18:59

If, by "using the adapter", you mean plugging in a USB cable to the camera's USB port, no. The USB cable is for file transfer only, and does not charge anything.

If, by "using the adapter", you mean plugging in an AC power adapter into the DC input port, then again, no. The adapter itself takes the place of the battery and bypasses it; it does not charge the battery.


No. Most DSLRs - actually, I know none that does - do not have an integrated charging circuit.

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