Batteries for Minolta 7D Vertical Grip

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Tony Walker, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. Tony Walker

    Tony Walker Guest

    I was wondering whether off the shelf Alkaline batteries could be used with
    the grip. The manual says to use rechargable, but off the shelf AA would be
    great in a tight spot. Years ago I remember rechargeble AA batteries were
    1.2 volts as opposed to non-rechargable at 1.5 volts. Is this the reason I
    shouldn't use them, or is there something else that would be detrimental to
    the camera?
    Tony Walker, Apr 13, 2006
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  2. Tony Walker

    Jasen Guest

    I have this vertical grip and I think you are right in that alkalines are
    1.2 vs 1.5 volts. You might do damage to the camera if you use anything else
    other than what is recommended. I would just have enough batteries handy
    rather than push your luck. You can get plenty of NP-400 batteries for $20
    on Ebay. I did and they are fine. Lasts as long as the KM original battery.
    Jasen, Apr 14, 2006
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  3. Tony Walker

    Tony Walker Guest

    Thanks Jasen, I see there are various price NP-400 equivalent batteries on
    eBay. I shall follow your advice and purchase some at about the $20 mark.
    Tony Walker, Apr 14, 2006
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