Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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dL302
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Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise
11 months ago

Hello guys,

For those who have a Df camera, do you notice the battery charger making an audible screeching noise when charging the battery? I have never encountered that on any battery charger from Nikon before.

Please let me know. If this is not normal, I will go exchange it.

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Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise
In reply to dL302, 11 months ago

Never had one do that.

They probably use a switch mode power supply and what you are hearing is the switching frequency of the circuit.

Sometimes a loose winding in a transformer will buzz or sing with the frequency it is operating at.

Probably not a problem, but if you feel better, return it.

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In reply to dL302, 11 months ago

I have not heard any noise from the battery or charger. The battery which came with my Df has been charged twice. Yesterday I received a spare battery that I had ordered. It was charged yesterday evening.

Is this noise you are hearing very audible? I charged the Df batteries using a kitchen outlet. It is possible that the nearby noise from the refrigerator overrode any sound from the battery chargef, though I doubt it. The next time I charge a battery I will move the charger to a different room.

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In reply to Alpha Tech, 11 months ago

It is very audible. I just swapped the charger with another new box and I will report my finding.

Also had to swap my strap because the thread came loose like clothes, and eventually it will wear out.

Quality control these days.

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In reply to dL302, 11 months ago

I don't hear anything on mine. I charged twice already.

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Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise
In reply to dL302, 11 months ago

dL302 wrote:

Hello guys,

For those who have a Df camera, do you notice the battery charger making an audible screeching noise when charging the battery? I have never encountered that on any battery charger from Nikon before.

Please let me know. If this is not normal, I will go exchange it.

dL

It does in mine as well, I have two batteries. Is no that laud but if you guys bring your ear close to the charger you will easily hear it, at least I do with both batteries.

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In reply to malabito, 11 months ago

As long as it charges the battery, I would not worry about it.

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In reply to dL302, 11 months ago

It is common for Nikon chargers to do this. Especially when you remove the battery and leave it plugged in.

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In reply to dL302, 11 months ago

Update: I am charging a battery right now. The charger is completely silent. I put my ear next to it and cannot hear anything as the amber LED is slowly flashing.

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In reply to dL302, 11 months ago

I presume you're using both Nikon OEM parts

Mine makes a low hissing noise you can only detect if you place your ears next to the charger

Certainly not a screeching sound

Without the battery the charger is silent

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Re: little noise here with new spare battery
In reply to dL302, 11 months ago

…that i just picked up at B&H (EN-EL14a).  There's a small bit of noise during charging if you put your ear close to the battery.  Upon fully charging no more noise.

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