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Old July 24th, 2004, 04:19 AM   #1
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Charging Digital 8 Batteries...

Do I have any other option besides using the camera as the charger?
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Old July 24th, 2004, 06:32 AM   #2
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In the late '90's when D8 was trying to compete with mini DV their were a few companies that made chargers for the batteries. I doubt anyone today still makes a charger for D8.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 08:20 AM   #3
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If you can remember the company names I'll try a google search.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 08:39 AM   #4
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this is not a problem of D8 , but rather a problem of battery technology.
You need first to know if it is Li-ion, Ni-mh, Cad-Ni technology to name the known ones.
Then you need to find a way to attach contact on the case of the battery as much of them often have different contact pattern.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 10:16 AM   #5
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Since Sony is the primary manufacturer of Digital-8, perhaps a Digital-8 battery recharger will work with any Sony Digital-8.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 10:32 AM   #6
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sony used to make a separate charger, if I remember correctly. Another mfg., I think, was Sima. I'm sure there were other. You might try Lenmar, they make a number of chargers.
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Old August 10th, 2004, 02:18 AM   #7
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Sony Digital8 camcorders and VCRs use the same series of batteries as their DV models. Such as NP-F, NP-FM, NP-QM and others.

The Sima SPM-13 lithium battery charger is my recommendation for them all. It comes with 3 extra adaptor trays and will also charge 3.6 or 7.2 volt lithium batteries from other manufacturers.

I've used mine about 1,000 times over the last 3 years and it works fast and faultlessly. When a battery is charged, it gives out 3 blasts of sound that will disturb your neighbors.

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