S110 maximum voltage

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S110 maximum voltage
« on: 23 / May / 2015, 12:21:16 »
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Hi,

I have my battery holder where I can put in 3 x AAA batteries rechargeable or non-rechargeable.
If I insert 3 x rechargeable batteries I will get a voltage of around 4.2 V (3 x 1.4 V if fully charged).
If I insert 3 x 'normal' batteries (non-rechargeable) I will get a voltage of around 4.8 V (3 x 1.6 V if new).

I want now to drive my cam with rechargeable batteries and sometimes also with non-rechargeable batteries. (of course never mixed).
Is 4.8 V too much for my S110?
Is there any maximum voltage I have to consider without damaging the camera?

Thanks!
2 x IXUS 860IS 100c
2 x Powershot S110 103a

Re: S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #1 on: 23 / May / 2015, 12:45:39 »
I'm not sure if this can be considered the definitive answer but it does suggest you should be okay with 4.2 to 4.8 volts.

http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php?topic=11109.msg121607#msg121607
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Re: S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #2 on: 23 / May / 2015, 14:03:18 »
I would be also really interested, if 3 non-rechargeable batteries are working with S110. And also, if S110 works with 5V. This would be a really advantage, because I can use directly my power bank.

For my G1X I have a battery holder for 6 rechargeable batteries. When I use the holder with non-rechargeable batteries, I take 5 and I have one dummy batterie (short-circuit).

Re: S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #3 on: 24 / May / 2015, 16:34:01 »
Hi,

to answer this question today I sacrificed me and did a test with my two S110. Both S110 are still alive  ::)
I tested both S110 separately with my power supply in 0.1V steps from 3.6V up to 5.2V.

I switched several times the cams on and off, zoomed in and out and so on.
I could not see any problem to drive the cameras with voltage up to 5.2V.
Since I will use 3 x AAA = 4.8V non-rechargeable batteries with max. 1.6V (if new) I think I am on the save side.

But of course this is my personal experience. If you use up to 5.2V you will do it at your own risk!




« Last Edit: 24 / May / 2015, 16:35:56 by mr.burns »
2 x IXUS 860IS 100c
2 x Powershot S110 103a


Re: S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #4 on: 24 / May / 2015, 16:53:46 »
Thank for this information. I would be to scared, to test it. But now, I feel much better, to use my power bank.

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Re: S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #5 on: 24 / May / 2015, 17:00:22 »
Moved to the "void your warranty" section. Carry on :D
Don't forget what the H stands for.

Re: S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #6 on: 25 / May / 2015, 05:51:47 »
Hi,

today I tested further, up to 5.6V (!!!) no problem, but here I stop this now.
Camera still alive!

No risk - no fun :D
2 x IXUS 860IS 100c
2 x Powershot S110 103a

Re: S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #7 on: 25 / May / 2015, 06:36:26 »
The question is, how much power loss there is in the cam and can this damage the cam, when the cam run over a long time with this voltage (on time lapse). I’m still thinking to use my cam for a long time with 5V. The S110 is for me a very valuable cam, as long there is no newer cam with CHDK…. OK, you have 2 of them… :D
« Last Edit: 25 / May / 2015, 06:38:26 by c_joerg »


Re: S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #8 on: 25 / May / 2015, 14:08:25 »
Hi c_joerg,

I tested also 3.3V and above. This shows the S110s have a wide range of voltage (I tested 3.3V - 5.6V) they work with. I doubt that Canon uses the native voltage coming directly from the batteries. I think they use a voltage regulator to keep a stable voltage if the batterie voltage goes down until it is empty.
If you use 5.0V you are far away from 5.6V I tested. So I think it will work for long term usage as well.
If you don't try you will never find it out ;-)
2 x IXUS 860IS 100c
2 x Powershot S110 103a

S110 maximum voltage
« Reply #9 on: 25 / May / 2015, 15:26:38 »
It would be interesting to know what the various camera temperature sensors monitored by CHDK show spread out over the course of a couple of hours powered on. That might give some indication of potential overheating at the higher voltages.
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