PD170 car battery charger
by Mark Ducker on Feb 2, 2005 at 2:07:23 pm
I would like suggestions on a battery charger with car/cig lighter adapter suitable for charging PD170 batteries (Sony or other brands). Later this year I'll be shooting a project in Malawi (east Africa), and some days will be in very remote locations, away from electrical grid (which is not always stable anyway). Recharging camera batteries via an automobile might be my only option for awhile. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Re: PD170 car battery charger by Bob Pennington on Feb 2, 2005 at 5:14:24 pm
You could use a full size camera battery to operate the Inverter... but my suggestion would be operate the camera from the full size battery- the advantage is the ability to operate the professional accessories (lights, wireless receivers, hard disc recorders) all from the same battery. Keep in mind the PD-170 operates at 7.2 volts, you need a voltage conversion to run the camera. Here are links on the voltage conversion plate http://www.antonbauer.com/7_14_gold_mounts.htm