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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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HMC150 car battery charger

Does anyone know where I can get a car charger so I can charge my hmc150 batteries? I would think this would be cheaper vs. buying new batteries that cost $200.

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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #2
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never mind, I found one here.

Panasonic | VW-AD20PPK AC Adapter & Charger | VW-AD20PPK
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Old September 29th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #3
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Not trying to be smart alec, but this doesn't look to me like what you described - it requires a 110-240v AC input.

With only a bit of searching I haven't been able to find a Panasonic auto adapter.
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Old September 29th, 2009, 08:28 AM   #4
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I don't know of one, but you could always just get a little cigarette-lighter inverter for the car, and plug your regular charger into that...
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Old September 29th, 2009, 09:32 AM   #5
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oh yeah like this one!!

Enercell™ 150W Power Inverter - RadioShack.com

YES!!!!

Thanks Barry!!
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Old October 6th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #6
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I did not find a car charger but I did find a regulated stepdown converter (12v to 7.2v) off ebay. Coming from Hong Kong. Should be here any day now. Cost me $30.

The one I ordered is variable but you can lock in the voltage. Anyhow. You can use a 12v battery or car end, wired to the converter and use a female end that matches your power supply cable (the part that plugs into your charger to power your camera off mains).

I'm using the above to power the cam off 10ah 12v batteries. I'm building a steady cam (last one I built years ago was stolen) and will be using the batteries on the steady cam. Also great on a belt.

I suggest the more efficient regulated and protected voltage converters but ou can get away with a simple fixed voltage regulator if you are handy with a soldering iron. you can find the schematic online. A child could make one really. :) They are also on ebay some times.

EDIT: Sorry, just noticed you wanted it for charging panny batts. So far an inverter is the only way to go. I should read the full post before replying. lol.
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