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12v Power Station

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Editing Forum' started by niccam, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. niccam

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    Hi can any one advise me if a 12v portable power station is any good for my 12v video camera [which uses a 12v lead acid battery ] using a suitable lead ,have already used one those Yusa lead acid rechargable batteries so far no problems. Just afraid of votage problems too high, burn out circuts,etc Thank you niccam
     
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    by 12volt power station do you mean a mains operated device or the ones which you recharge and carry about and often have large cables to jump start a car. If the latter then they are only a 12V battery put in a fancy box and will give no more voltage than the Yuasa you have been using, I often use one to run my camcorder via the cigarette - um accessory plug which these power packs also have. Should be OK.

    But if a mains powered device just get someone with a voltmeter to measure it's output on load some of these do have poor regulation and on a light load like a camcorder may give a bit more voltage, but a plate on your camcorder should tell you what the safe maximum is, it is often more than the rated voltage.
     
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    Thanks Beejaycee, yes its the portable ones not mains.
    Yours niccam
     

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