result: 4.5 volt charger, not 5 volt?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by P Hoberg, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. P Hoberg

    P Hoberg Guest

    On the 24th of March I posted the following, and many of you had opinions,
    so I thought I'd let you know the result of my test:

    Yes, the cheap COBY device, set to 4.5 volts, works just fine. The camera's
    "charging" light goes on for about 1/2 hour, then goes out. The battery
    indicator then shows the battery to have a full charge.

    Thanks, all who helped.

    I have 3 FujiFilm digital cameras that all use the same type of 5 volt
    chargers. One of the chargers is missing, and I want to give my oldest
    camera to my daughter. I can only find 4.5 volt universal chargers that
    the camera's plug-in. I can set the polarity correctly. Will the slightly
    lower voltage damage the camera? Will it be sufficient to recharge the
    battery? I hesitate to "just try it" because of the possible damage.

    FujiFilm MX-700. Battery is model no. NP-100 - Lithium Ion 3.6v 1350mAh.
    And, yes, I plug the charger into any of my 3 cameras to charge their
    batteries. I have purchased a COBY universal adapter CA-11, that is one
    integrated unit with the polarity and voltage switches on the transformer,
    so are less likely to be accidentally changed. One of the 4 rigidly
    connected male jacks fits the camera female exactly. So I'll give it a try.
    I'll let you all know if smoke is emitted! Thank you for the help.
    P Hoberg, Apr 12, 2006
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