Running My Camcorder off a 12v battery

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  1. arron06

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    i have a sony handycam DCR-IP55E and would like to run it off a large 12v battery just like a car battery with the same ciggerete connector. is this possible

    please help


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    I would say yes , but it depends on the type of socket on the camcorder . You can get all sorts of cables to reduce from 12v to various voltages [Nokia phone chargers for instance 5v] . What sort of connector does it have ?? and what voltage is the exterior supply ??
     
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    the dc input from the charger is 8.4V
     
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    You can buy adapters with varying voltages , 3.5v ,6v ,9v etc .Maplin may be a good place to look .I'll check out there catalogue for you in the meantime.
     
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    i got one from jessops for my dcr 100e, came with my home charger ( 49.99)
     
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    I would say you are looking for something like this :-

    http://www.keene.co.uk/electronics/multi.php?mycode=CA22

    but you should talk to Keenes - they have quite a range like this and you need to ask them for one which fits your camera and gives the correct voltage.

    Or if your camcorder has a power input socket you may be able to use something like this :-

    http://www.keene.co.uk/electronics/multi.php?mycode=CA1500

    If your charger voltage is 8.4 Volts that propably means you have a 7.2 Volt battery and your camcorder would be very happy with the 7.5 volt option.
     

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