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Battery pack for time lapse - cheap and useful :-)

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Battery pack for time lapse - cheap and useful :-)
« on: 18 / August / 2011, 11:58:24 »
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Hello,
I want to share some experience with searching long energy support for my Canon Powershot SX100is, which I use for time lapse.

After some google search I decided to make my own battery pack. Here it is:

2x 8000 mAh "D" (LR20, R20) battery
battery holder
DC conector
cable and solder

it works fine, no need to add any other components, cheap. But charging is a little bit longer :-) I took about 1200 pictures in a row, last 200 pictures was with the exposition 1 min (night sky, which needs a lot of energy) and batteries was not still dead (I was).
My experience with night sky and Eneloops 2000mAh was just about 200 pictures (with 1 min exposition) so I am very satisfied with this pack.

my first day to night video wih battery pack is here (sunsetF16 script)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9kw08nYyg#


Re: Battery pack for time lapse - cheap and useful :-)
« Reply #1 on: 09 / October / 2011, 03:52:42 »
after testing I must admit, that recharging this batteries is very slow, it takes about a week to make them full charged :-/

Re: Battery pack for time lapse - cheap and useful :-)
« Reply #2 on: 10 / October / 2011, 16:38:34 »
A week?! Whooho!

Your video is very nice;) I like the clouds that stays in one place changing a shape and these stars, that moves at the end. Great!
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Re: Battery pack for time lapse - cheap and useful :-)
« Reply #3 on: 21 / January / 2012, 06:24:00 »
Thank you!

Yes, it takes a week. I am not able to find (buy) some faster charger for D batteries :-/


 

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