Practical Option for Those Relying on Batteries for Trips


kea828

Link Posted 17/01/2020 - 10:06
This device gives the option to use power tool batteries as a power source.

In the longer term, this technology should improve power issues.
Regards,
Kea828

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 17/01/2020 - 10:51
Given that most if not all new cameras are chargeable over USB-C or micro-USB, which means they should charge from portable battery packs, this seems too late to be useful. I believe Canon is the only manufacturer whose cameras, while technically chargeable from USB-C, need a special charger to do so. Other makes can use a standard phone charger.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

roberrl

Link Posted 17/01/2020 - 14:39
What he said ... can't see a market for a charger to work from power tool batteries ... and certainly not at $250.

Power packs are readily available at a tenth of that or even solar chargers if the photographer is away from a mains supply.

The second point about new technologies is interesting

Gwyn

Link Posted 17/01/2020 - 15:11
DO new Pentax cameras come with a USB option for charging batteries as standard?

I know I could buy a third party charger for mine, but I am curious if they now come with that option.
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