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External power supply?
« on: 02 / December / 2009, 16:55:51 »
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Hi!
Is it possible to use the Ixus 860 or powerhot SX200 with external power (e.g. from the wall)? For instance if I would like to shoot a longer time-lapse than the battery allows me to.

Re: External power supply?
« Reply #1 on: 02 / December / 2009, 17:16:24 »
Yes.

The ixus860 uses a 4.3V 1.5A power adapter and the SX200IS uses a ACK-DC30 adapter.


David

Re: External power supply?
« Reply #2 on: 03 / December / 2009, 06:44:37 »
Yes.

The ixus860 uses a 4.3V 1.5A power adapter and the SX200IS uses a ACK-DC30 adapter.


David

Hi and Thank You for your time David!

Amazon.com says that the ACK-DC30 is also compatible with the Ixus SD870 (Ixus 860), is this true? This would make it easy for me :)

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-ACK-DC30-Adapter-SD700IS-SD800IS/dp/B000EVLS3S
« Last Edit: 03 / December / 2009, 06:48:46 by whatevertsunami »

Re: External power supply?
« Reply #3 on: 03 / December / 2009, 07:37:34 »
Also does the screen of the camera turn off when I plug in the ACK adapter?


Re: External power supply?
« Reply #4 on: 03 / December / 2009, 08:36:03 »

Amazon.com says that the ACK-DC30 is also compatible with the Ixus SD870 (Ixus 860), is this true?

Yes.
The power adapter is included in the AC adapter kit ACK-DC30.

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Also does the screen of the camera turn off when I plug in the ACK adapter?

Come on  .......    :)

Of course not.

David

Re: External power supply?
« Reply #5 on: 03 / December / 2009, 10:12:27 »

Amazon.com says that the ACK-DC30 is also compatible with the Ixus SD870 (Ixus 860), is this true?

Yes.
The power adapter is included in the AC adapter kit ACK-DC30.

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Also does the screen of the camera turn off when I plug in the ACK adapter?

Come on  .......    :)

Of course not.

David

lol :) I somehow got it confused with the mic plug that makes the screen go blank :P

So I went and bought the ACK-DC30 and it seems to work like a charm! It was just a little expensive but I think it's worth it. Thanks for your help David!

Re: External power supply?
« Reply #6 on: 03 / December / 2009, 10:19:30 »
I somehow got it confused with the mic plug that makes the screen go blank

As they say in the US of A, "nice try but no cigar !"

A/V  plug  ?


David

Re: External power supply?
« Reply #7 on: 03 / December / 2009, 10:41:10 »
I somehow got it confused with the mic plug that makes the screen go blank

As they say in the US of A, "nice try but no cigar !"

A/V  plug  ?


David


Damn, still not right?! Well yes, I think it's actually called the A/V plug. The same kind of plug that I use from my loudspeakers to my laptop. I think the mic plug is the bigger, older one.

Well as long as I get my time-lapse to work.. btw while we're still at it, what do You think is the best software to use to create good quality time-lapse videos from photos?


Re: External power supply?
« Reply #8 on: 03 / December / 2009, 11:50:39 »
And one more thing if You still find it in your heart to answer:

is it possible to use the ixus 860 with power from the cigarette lighter in the car? Like for instance with a cord that has a part that fits the cigarette-lighter in one end and a part that fits the "fake battery" in the other end? By "fake battery" I mean the "DC coupler" that is included in the ACK-DC30 kit.

Re: External power supply?
« Reply #9 on: 03 / December / 2009, 13:20:53 »
what do You think is the best software to use to create good quality time-lapse videos from photos?

Later versions of VirtualDub that accept image-sequences as File input.

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is it possible to use the ixus 860 with power from the cigarette lighter in the car?

I am assuming that the car battery is 12V in most countries.
You would need a switched-mode power-supply module that accepted 12V input and generated a voltage close to 4.3V at 1.5 amps.

Alternatively, a sealed 6V lead-acid accumulator with a couple of diodes in series to drop the voltage to about 4.8V.



« Last Edit: 03 / December / 2009, 13:25:44 by Microfunguy »

 

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