Charger for NPF-970 Batteries at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony HVR-Z5 / HDR-FX1000

Sony HVR-Z5 / HDR-FX1000
Pro and consumer versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 11th, 2009, 11:26 AM   #1
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 8,421
Charger for NPF-970 Batteries

I'm looking at two chargers for batteries...


1: AC-VQ1050D which is a quick charger Sony | AC-VQ1050D AC Power Adapter / Dual Charger | ACVQ1050D

2: Sony | AC-V700A AC Power Adapter / Charger | ACV700A | B&H Photo

The first seems to offer a quick charge, but not a full charge, is this correct?

The second one only has one battery slot, but offers a full charge for sure, however in its specs it lists all batteries except the NPF-970.

Is there a multiple charger by Sony that offers full charge? I can't find one at b and h.

Edit: I just found the BPV-500 which plugs into the wall and charges two batteries simultaneously, but I don't see that it has an indicator to tell when charging is complete.
Jeff Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #2
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jersey, GB
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Harper View Post
I'm looking at two chargers for batteries...


1: AC-VQ1050D which is a quick charger Sony | AC-VQ1050D AC Power Adapter / Dual Charger | ACVQ1050D

2: Sony | AC-V700A AC Power Adapter / Charger | ACV700A | B&H Photo

The first seems to offer a quick charge, but not a full charge, is this correct?

The second one only has one battery slot, but offers a full charge for sure, however in its specs it lists all batteries except the NPF-970.

Is there a multiple charger by Sony that offers full charge? I can't find one at b and h.

Edit: I just found the BPV-500 which plugs into the wall and charges two batteries simultaneously, but I don't see that it has an indicator to tell when charging is complete.
I think the only difference (if any) there is between the AC-VQ1050 (which came with my Z5 {UK}) and the AC-VQ1050D is regional differences but the AC-VQ1050 certainly does the FULL charge beyond the NORMAL charge so I would think that the AC-VQ1050D is the identical unit except sold in USA.

There is a newer one out here [AC-VQL1BP]:
AC-VQL1BP

which I'm sure there must be a USA version of.

Last edited by Steve Renouf; March 11th, 2009 at 01:24 PM. Reason: link
Steve Renouf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 8,421
Thanks, Steve!
Jeff Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia (formerly Winnipeg, Manitoba) Canada
Posts: 4,087
Jeff, I owned the 700 when I still had my PD150 and charged my 950's on it as well as 970's from rental cameras.
__________________
Shaun C. Roemich Road Dog Media - Vancouver, BC - Videographer - Webcaster
www.roaddogmedia.ca Blog: http://roaddogmedia.wordpress.com/
Shaun Roemich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 425
Jeff, I use the 700 to charge my 970 batteries. I'm not sure but it seems as though the 700 charges faster than the AC-VQ1050D that came with the Z5. Although, it could be that I'm draining the batteries more with the Z5 and so it's taking longer to charge. Didn't the AC-VQ1050D come with your camera?
Rob Morse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2009, 05:10 PM   #6
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Nicosia, CYPRUS
Posts: 1,080
Rob the AC-VQ1050 comes only with the Z5 not with the FX1000 and I believe Jeff has the FX1000.

Stelios
__________________
My Blog: http://steliosc.blogspot.com
"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free" Nikos Kazantzakis
Stelios Christofides is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #7
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 8,421
Correctomundo, Stelios, I have the FX1000. I just ordered the AC-VQ1050D. I used to use my PD150 to charge, but I dropped it and sold it recently for parts to a friend. It will be nice to have a dedicated charger.
Jeff Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2009, 07:12 PM   #8
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jersey, GB
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Harper View Post
Thanks, Steve!
Glad I could help Jeff.
Steve Renouf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #9
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Posts: 640
The dual charger comes with the Z7 also. The B&H literature says you can charge 2 batteries at a time. Either my charger is not exactly the same (model number is the same) or their literture is mis-leading IMHO. You can put 2 batteries on it at the same time but it only charges one at a time. When the first one is charged then it starts charging the second. And I don't think I would really classify it as a "fast" charger because it seems to take a while to charge a NPF-970 that is completely discharged. But I still prefer it over all of the other chargers I have owned.
Greg Laves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #10
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 8,421
I've read multiple reviews that say the same thing you said Greg...it doesn't charge simultaneously..but consecutively. I went ahead and ordered it, seems as good as anything else I could find.

BTW Steve, I looked at the new one you linked to, it is a beauty...but for $399 is should be!
Jeff Harper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2009, 01:55 PM   #11
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jersey, GB
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff Harper View Post
I've read multiple reviews that say the same thing you said Greg...it doesn't charge simultaneously..but consecutively. I went ahead and ordered it, seems as good as anything else I could find.

BTW Steve, I looked at the new one you linked to, it is a beauty...but for $399 is should be!
Yeah. That's what I thought. Think I'll stick with the one I have - at least for the time being.
Steve Renouf is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony HVR-Z5 / HDR-FX1000

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:12 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network