Re: battery question

From: Flick Harrison (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Oct 21 2007 - 11:42:21 PDT

Sorry dude, but this sounds like wishful thinking. No electricity
minus batteries??

A friend of mine borrowed my XL-1 for two weeks of bush shooting - he
built a giant car-battery into a tool box, had an AC adapter for the
camera modified to tap into this battery. Worked like a charm. Shot
for 2 weeks.

He may have charged it on the middle weekend or something, though, I
don't know the details.

You'd need a battery pro to make sure it was safe for your
equipment. I believe he got it done at a battery shop in Vancouver
where they custom-build these kinda things all the time. It wasn't
outrageously expensive or anything.

He needed a voltage meter to make sure the thing was charged up, and
another adapter to charge it.

Based on the power your camera draws times the number of hours
shooting you could figure out pretty close if the battery was going
to last you.

Many years later, I find the thing no longer holds charge. It spent
too long stone-dead in my closet, i think.

On 23-Aug-07, at 9:21 AM, Ruben Guzman wrote:

> Hello all,
> What would you do if you had to shoot (video) for two weeks in a
> location with no electricity and you're not willing to carry a
> heavy load of batteries? Nope, I cannot afford to shoot on film.
> Any ideas/ suggestions greatly appreciated.
> r.
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