Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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dL302 Junior Member • Posts: 29
Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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

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user_name Veteran Member • Posts: 3,134
Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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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Alpha Tech Regular Member • Posts: 406
Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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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dL302 OP Junior Member • Posts: 29
Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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.

dL

Arnold Cruz Regular Member • Posts: 230
Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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

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malabito
malabito Senior Member • Posts: 1,985
Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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

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bikinchris
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Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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

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Alpha Tech Regular Member • Posts: 406
Re: Df Battery Charging Screeching Noise

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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dv312
dv312 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,987
little noise

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

Cheers

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scorpiuspix Regular Member • Posts: 331
Re: little noise here with new spare battery

…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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