anybody's using aa-size batteries with nikon d100?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Gianni Rondinini, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. i've always used 2 en-el3 batteries inside my mb-d100, but
    occasionally run out of power during a photo session.
    in those occasions, it would be useful to be able to use 6 aa-size
    batteries in the battery holder i got with the camera, but with any
    battery i'm trying to use the camera always flashes the low battery
    indicator. i mean, i'm not able to shot even a single photo with both
    fully charged duracell 2300mah nimh batteries *and* energizer
    industrial alcaline batteries.
    anybody's got some suggestions for me?
    i wouldn't want to buy another spare en-el3 battery because power
    shortage happens seldom --with 2 fully charged en-el3 i shoot
    something around 900/1000 photos-- and i'm recharging the two
    batteries once a month --i'm shooting a lot of images for my job--.

    thanks in advance.

    Gianni Rondinini, Sep 22, 2005
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  2. Gianni Rondinini

    JMW Guest

    Are the NiMH batteries 1.3V?
    You need 1.5V - doesn't explain the energizers, though...

    JMW, Sep 23, 2005
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  3. no, they're 1.2.
    1.2 x 6 makes 7.2volts. en-el3 is 7.4: that doesn't make so much
    the energizers i've tried are 1.5 non-rechargeable alcaline batteries
    and with them i've 1.5x6 volts, that should be more than enough.

    i'll give it another try.

    Gianni Rondinini, Sep 23, 2005
  4. Gianni Rondinini

    JMW Guest

    Sounds logical. I must be wrong. Sorry.

    JMW, Sep 23, 2005
  5. Gianni Rondinini

    Ed Ruf Guest

    There have been issues with the battery grip for the CP-5700/8700 and
    possibly other cameras where high capacity AA batteries do not make proper
    contact with the terminal strips. At issue is the fact these high capacity
    batteries do not adhere to the IEEE dimensional specifications. I had the
    battery grip for my 5700 replaced by Nikon under warranty just for this
    Ed Ruf, Sep 23, 2005
  6. thanks for you suggestion. i'll have a look for this.

    Gianni Rondinini, Sep 26, 2005
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