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    Battery pack for camera?

    Okay- so I know you all are the light gurus and I have sampled the knowledge here in the past. But I am only a monkey- given enough bananas or a real nice how-to- can perform any task.

    So my next project. I have a Nikon L110 camera that works really well for me. Durable, cheap, and compact with good web-quality images for the work that I do- perfect! Except for the battery life. It holds 4 AA that I am using Ni-Mh batts with. Of course on the tour bus or traveling by air, the charger, cord and 12 batteries take up space and time. PITA.

    The camera does have a DC 5v port for an optional wall adapter.
    > I was wondering if I could build a battery pack that could be kept in a backpack and continually plugged into the camera while in use?

    >I figure I can buy and use AA up to 2000mAh in the camera and have seen the 4.7 v battery packs at about the same amperage and wonder if they would last longer?

    > Would I have to build a circuit to choke down a higher voltage pack for longer continual use?

    Any help would be awesome!
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    Coolpix L110 will help you capture those special moments with the quality and clarity they deserve.
    The power-efficient Coolpix L110 can shoot approximately 750 still images or record 7 hours of HD movie footage using the supplied AA-size lithium batteries
    Have you tested the batteries you are using?.....
    if your travelling get a fistful of lithium AA batteries ,
    for general use invest in some good quality rechargeable, Sony 2900 or ansmann 2900
    oh and a good AA charger/analyser like..Maha MH-C9000 Wizard One
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Maha-Powerex-MH-C9000-Wizard-One-Charger-Analyzer
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    Right- but I am looking for continuous-as in no breaks for two hours of either video or photos- and at night under arena/stadium style lighting and of course to top it off- action at varying distance at a speed of 27 mph. This keeps the camera really busy which of course sucks em down quick. I guess I could make a speed loader for the batteries like they have for revolver pistols!
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    8.4 volt or 5volt through USB port

    I would think the Trustfire TR E01 battery pack would be perfect, very small, comes with a 5v usb connection, and if loaded with 4 x 18650 batteries (comes with 4 x 1000mah batteries) you can have over 12000mah.

    You can get them on Fasttech along with very good batteries they cost about 15.

    I have one and have ordered another 2
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    What kind of amp input is required on the camera? A lot of USB style battery packs only put out 500ma which would seem a little low to me.

    Anker makes some battery packs designed to charge USB devices with a claimed 2amp output. So there may be options, but definitely look at what amperage your camera needs at 5v.
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    The Trustfire TR E01 battery pack is 5V @ 1Amp (or so it states)

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    If I can make out the writing in the picture, looks like the AC adapter says 5V, 2A. Looks like it has a proprietary connector. You might have to cut off the end and attach it to a USB cable.

    EH-67 AC Adapter from Nikon

    a 5V 2A power bank would work but I have not idea what kind of protection circuits those have in them. You could buy protected batteries if they will fit in the case. A good place for batteries is mtnelectronics.com.

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    Battery pack for camera?

    Saw this in today's Fry's ad. Might work for you. $49. 13000 mAh

    http://www.frys.com/product/7726978?...n1+date:091214

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