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Old January 22nd, 2011, 01:29 PM   #1
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GH2 and Tekkeon MyPower All battery

Hello,

We are planning to do some extensive shooting with a GH2. The original batteries are quite scarce over here in The Netherlands. So would something like the Tekkeon MyPower All battery work to power a GH2, using the DMW-DCC8?

Tekkeon: MP3300, myPower ALL,
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Does anybody have some experiences with this or any other external battery with the GH2?

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Old February 11th, 2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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No, they don't have a GH2 solution yet.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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Yes, the batteries used to power remote control cars are the proper voltage and are being used with the DC coupler to power the gh2. Run you about $40. There's a HOW TO video in this forum if you hunt a bit.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #4
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Yo need to find somewhere DMW-DCC8 DC Coupler and feed it with 8.4v from some other source. Remember that polarity of Panasonic DC coupler is opposite - plus is where usually minus should be.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 10:37 AM   #5
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No, they don't have a GH2 solution yet.
How do you know that's true? There's a thread where a guy reports that this combination works great.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 11:02 AM   #6
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Jonathon, based on what the user in your link reports, the Tekkeon company does not offer a complete solution, a coupler is required. Not a bit deal, but still.

The company does not list the GH2 as a supported product for any of their solutions. If there is a way to work with the gh2 and their product, great. No one "knows" if anything is true much of the time. We usually go on the best information available at the time.

Part of my motivation was to resurrect the thread, which had been ignored up to this point. It apparently worked. Thanks for the link.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #7
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Hey Jeff - I thought he said that he used one of the couplers that came with the Tekkeon battery but I could be wrong. In any case, I've ordered the Panasonic adapter and I'll test it out myself as soon as I get it.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #8
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He used a Panasonic coupler. It's nice that they've made one, and the cost is negligible.
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Old February 13th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #9
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Jonathon, thanks for pointing things out...the OP had his solution but was, at the time unsure if it would work. I just ordered the Tekkeon and coupler. I have confidence it will work, and the Tekkeon looks to be a great product.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #10
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Hi Jeff,

Please let me know how it works out for you. I am going abroad in march and will be using the GH2. So I should have enough time to order the Tekkeon and coupler.

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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #11
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coupler is hard to find right now. I got my battery and it is a slick little unit, very nice and should power the camera for 12 hours. The coupler is sold out everywhere except ebay, where unscrupulous opportunists have hoarded them and are now selling them at double the price, if not triple, just as they have done with cameras and batteries.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:13 PM   #12
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GH2 + DMW-DCC8 + MP3450i Tekkeon Battery

Succes! please read: GH2 DMW-DCC8 Dc coupler + Pearstone NP-F975 Lithium-Ion Battery (7.2V, 7600mAh)

I shot 8 hours straight draining only half of the battery's capacity. My guess is that you'll be able to shoot for something around 12hrs straight turning the camera on/off, auto focusing, messing in the menus etc.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #13
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Re: GH2 and Tekkeon MyPower All battery

I wanted an external battery pack, but I didn't want to do any soldering and the Tekkeon cost more than I wanted to spend, so here is what I put together: a $25 DCC8 coupler from H and B Digital; a $25 AC Adapter from Amazon; and a Duracell Li-ion 110VAC Powersource 100 that I already had on hand (the Duracell is no longer in production, so if I had to do this from scratch, I would buy a Black and Decker CPI100B cordless AC power supply for $30). The 4Ah of the Duracell or the Black&Decker won't last all day -- but it is the equivalent of 3+ GH2 battery packs -- and costs less.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #14
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Re: GH2 and Tekkeon MyPower All battery

Well, I have bought "Panasonic DMW-DCC8 DC Coupler" from this seller
eBay My World - buyfromjapan
and it does not work! Tried to supply voltage of 7.2v to 8.4v from both - the battery and
AC adaptor and I am only getting " This battery can not be used"... So stay away of this
seller and double check the others to be sure you get GENUINE Panasonic DMW-DCC8
DC coupler.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 11:44 PM   #15
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Re: GH2 and Tekkeon MyPower All battery

Genuine Panasonic DMW-DCC8 DC coupler seems to be in stock at Unique Photo ($14.95+$9.90 for shipping).
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