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Is is possible to externally power my DSLR with the original battery that is connected to the DSLR by means of wires?

As far as I can tell, at least in my two Canon DSLRs you cannot wrap a wire around the battery contacts in the battery compartment. So you could have to implement some sort of connector, for instance ...
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Is is possible to externally power my DSLR with the original battery that is connected to the DSLR by means of wires?

In addition to what has been said, you cannot be certain that a given camera design can deal with the extra (ohmic or inductive) impedance long wires introduce. The power supply circuit could get ...
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Power supply for multi-camera scanning rig

Buying cheap AC adapters for parts and modifying them into a custom wire-harness that is run from a central power supply is my preferred solution for a problem like this. The most graceful solution ...
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Are there intervalometers capable of powering off my Canon DSLR between shots for a multiple-day timelapse?

This could not be necessary, since my experience with a Rebel XSi is that it goes to sleep automatically and doesn't draw much power in this state, I once awoke it after at least two weeks of sleep ...
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can I connect my d750 to the mains?

The Nikon EH-5b power adapter will do this. For your camera model you would also need the EP-5B battery adpter via which to connect the EH-5b. Try typing in "nikon d750 power adapter europe" to ...
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External power supply port on Nikon D3500 Camera

The D3500 doesn't have external power supply capability. What you may be looking for is the small port that you can open when using a dummy battery, located on the outside edge of the battery ...
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Is is possible to externally power my DSLR with the original battery that is connected to the DSLR by means of wires?

For a lot of cameras, you can buy 3rd party "battery grips" that attach to the underside of the camera and slide into the original battery compartment. They are usually meant to house two or more of ...
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Single power-source option for still camera rig

The single power source is a solved problem. Professional video cameras use V-mount or Gold-mount batteries. They are available with taps that can power most contemporary DSLR and Mirrorless cameras ...
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Single power-source option for still camera rig

Your requirements are very specific so something handmade will be more appropriate for you. You can use mobile car starter like this which provide 12V and good amount of ampers. Then using DC-DC ...
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What happens if a DSLR loses power mid-exposure?

What happens if a [camera] loses power mid-exposure? Any parts that are driven by electronic motors will stop moving wherever they are. Old film cameras that are spring driven may continue to ...
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What's the connector pinout and voltage to make a DIY external power supply for a Godox flash?

Yes, the voltage is approximately 300 volts and here is a diagram showing the pin connections: You can buy a complete unit for as little as $30. It doesn't make sense to try and design your own. The ...
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How can I use my Olympus OMD E-M10 with a continuous power source?

Olympus doesn't make an AC adapter for this camera. (They do / did for higher-end models.) However, there is another option: a third party "fake battery" which actually connects to a power source. ...
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Charging DSLR batteries while travelling without regular 220V power supply

I use an inverter plugged into my cig lighter in my Jeep. Its a mini transformer. Which ups the current to normal 110 household current. I plug my Nikon charger into that so I do my charging while I ...
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What to use as continuous power supplier with Sony a7II?

USB-C has two power modes: 5V for peripherals and phones Up 20V or so when used as a power source for laptops (the recent generation no longer has a dedicated power socket). The actual voltage ...
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What happens if a DSLR loses power mid-exposure?

There are no springs in Canon EOS lightboxes. Everything is powered by electrical servo motors. If power is suddenly interrupted during an exposure the mirror would be left up and the shutter will be ...
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Do power supplies exist for Godox speedlights?

Speedlights are designed to be small, light, portable and that requires battery power. There are no commercially available AC adapters for them so you can plug them into a wall outlet. There is a li-...
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Sony ZV-1: USB Power Supply setting does nothing?

Page 192 of the user manual says: “During USB streaming, power is supplied to the camera from the computer. If you want to consume as little computer power as possible, set [USB Power Supply] to [Off]...
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How can I provide continuous power to Nikon D5100?

Do you really need this? On a DSLR, one battery gives you an autonomy of several hundreds pictures. I occasionally take several hundreds of pictures in a single day, when I go to an air show and use ...
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How can I provide continuous power to Nikon D5100?

First, that's an interesting question. IIRC, the EP-5 is an extension to the EH-5 AC power supply, so yes, you do need to plug that into the equation. See: https://www.nikonusa.com/en/nikon-products/...
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What power supply do I need to run the Nikon Z6 II continuously on USB?

It is just pretty much as simple as that. Nikon specifies that the power supply must be directly USB-C not just adapted from USB-A but pretty much any USB-C Power-Delivery will do. Many are powerful ...
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Speed light power supply pinouts

It turns out that the Nikon connections are all (relatively) low voltage. There is no 300V output, which the Canon connection requires. To use the power supply, I'd have to manufacture a hole in the ...
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Power supply for multi-camera scanning rig

When it comes to multi-camera setups the quality of any cables and hardware used is essential as you want to make sure each camera gets enough power and signal when it is fired. If you do not want ...
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What's the connector pinout and voltage to make a DIY external power supply for a Godox flash?

The flash works by discharging a capacitor into a xenon tube, when ionized by a very high voltage pulse to allow conduction. The energy, E, stored in a capacitor is E = CV²/2. Because of the square ...
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What external power options exist for the FujiFilm EF-X500 flash?

Is it possible to power an EF-X500 with a Quantum Turbo or the like? Probably not with a readily available connector. Third party battery packs such as the Quantum Turbo are usually available with ...
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Is there really no way to power a DSLR by USB?

The simplest way to get the voltage you need from USB is to use a cheap buck up/down (depending on whether you need more or less than 5V) convertor (such as the down convertor based on the MP1584, ...
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