en-el15c battery charging

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Boudewijn van der Drift Regular Member • Posts: 453
Re: en-el15c battery charging

Diswantsho wrote:


I used my old D800 batteries with my Z7 up till now, as I bought it second hand without its original battery.

At the spur of the moment I ordered an en-el15c in October and it suddenly arrived at my door today. Now I am a bit confused when I read about the charger and camera charging cable:

(a) Nikon's site says I must charge it with the MH25a. The shop where I bought the battery, and seemingly most other dealers also mention the MH25, that I still have from my D800. So I want to make sure, is the older charger safe for the new battery?

(b) If I want to charge the battery in camera (I am aware with my camera it must be turned off), both Nikon and online dealers only mention the EH 7P power adapter. Firstly, it seems discontinued: I cannot find a store here in South Africa that has stock, and I notice B&H marked it discontinued, pretty much same with Amazon. Secondly, I want to know if I am limited to this discontinued cable or can I use pretty much any standard cable with the appropriate USB connectors and link to a power bank, my vehicle's usb socket or a generic usb wall plug?

edit: Nikon included a nice "manual" with the battery in several languages, but that only contains warnings and disclaimers.



the c is the only one that needs the 25a, the difference might be a slightly higher End of Charge voltage, to be sure of the stated mAh of charge.

My 2.5 yr old Z7 (first batch) already came with a 25a, so assume all Z's, except Z50 got that one.

If I had to buy the 25a, having a 25, I would just try it, assuming I just loose a few mAh's and perhaps gaining some service life.

I used a random USB-C cable from my computer traveling light, did not know of a special cable. Takes a long time though (= overnight with my laptop).

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