Am I supposed to charge the battery with the camera on?

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Alex Garland

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Am I supposed to charge the battery with the camera on?

PostFri Jan 19, 2018 12:54 pm

I recently upgraded from the Pocket. Having used a bunch of batteries for that one, I now have to deal with the Powerbase on the BMCC.

The camera I bought is used and didn't include the charger/adapter, but the Switronix PB, so I guess I have to charge it with the Powerbase directly. However, I left it charging for about 4 hours and the camera not only was still at 75% but also died in less than 20 minutes.

Is this normal? Should I be charging from the Powerbase while the camera is on? How long does it take for it to charge?
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Denny Smith

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Re: Am I supposed to charge the battery with the camera on?

PostFri Jan 19, 2018 5:53 pm

The camera will charge faster when turned off, more current is available to charge the battery.
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Ryan Payne

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Re: Am I supposed to charge the battery with the camera on?

PostSat Jan 20, 2018 12:17 pm

I'd just find out the voltage for charging and find a outlet charger that matches. Usually the wall will charge much quicker than a DC battery pack.
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Re: Am I supposed to charge the battery with the camera on?

PostMon Jan 22, 2018 12:38 am

Try 12 VDC at 1.2 to 2 amps. That should do the trick.
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