kodak dx 3700 battery problem

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Robert Bailey, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. the supplied pack wouldn't hold a charge anymore so i got 200mah ni-mh as a
    replacement but they wont take any charge from the dock tried 1800mah mi-mh
    but same result can charge externaly both sets and camera works fine but
    then wont take a fresh charge from the dock
    Do i need to use only kodak batteries or have i a fault
    Robert Bailey, Jan 27, 2005
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  2. Robert Bailey

    BillB Guest

    I assume that the 200mah is 2000mah, and that the batteries are
    AAs, right? That said, any brand should work, but it might be
    better to charge them externally. The reason being that some
    chargers (and the one in the Kodak dock might be one, I just don't
    know) aren't smart, and use a timing circuit to stop charging. If
    the 1800 and 2000 mah batteries have more capacity than the ones the
    dock was designed for, they wouldn't get fully charged. They'd
    still perform as well as your older Kodak batteries when they were
    new, but you wouldn't be able to take advantage of their greater
    capacity. There's also a small chance that the dock wouldn't be
    able to charge non-Kodak batteries. Some company (Sony, I think)
    used to manufacture electronic devices that could recharge NiCad
    batteries, but only when using their own specially modified brand of
    AA batteries which had no insulation on the bottom 1/2" of the case.
    BillB, Jan 27, 2005
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  3. Robert Bailey

    SL Guest

    Hi Robert,

    I would'nt trust the camera dock for charging, though if still under
    warranty do take it back to where it purchased and get it repaired/replaced,
    (but repair may take longer as their repair centre is in Sweden I think).

    Best option is to get a basic charger unit that plugs straight into the
    wall and cost around £10 but are designed for use in UK only.

    Good thing about the docking unit is that you could use it anywhere in the
    world. Bad thing is that you cannot use the camera while charging spare
    batteries, which is a nenefit of having a seperate unit.

    SL, Jan 28, 2005
  4. Here is the reply from kodak so i think i will get a kodak pack for sitting
    in the dock and use the standard 2000mah ones charged with an external
    charger as back up

    It is important to know that you can ONLY charge Kodak's NiMh Easyshare
    battery (labeled KAA2HR) on the docking station. It has a special shape
    which triggers a switch in the camera. This in turn opens up a charging
    circuit inside the camera which allows charging whilst the camera is on the
    Robert Bailey, Jan 28, 2005
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