Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

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Jx9 Forum Member • Posts: 90
Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

Has anyone tried using the timelapse function with USB-C charging allowing it to run for hours and hours? I know it can't work on the R, but I haven't been able to verify if it works on the RP.

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Steven Blackwood Senior Member • Posts: 1,915
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

It will not work. The USB-c only works with the camera off.

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OP Jx9 Forum Member • Posts: 90
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

https://www.matjoez.com/2019/02/14/the-canon-eos-rp-review

"... allows you to charge the camera while shooting."

Is he mistaken then?

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Steven Blackwood Senior Member • Posts: 1,915
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Yes, I believe he is mistaken. The directions for the use of the USB charging cable is to switch the camera OFF.

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Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

Steven Blackwood wrote:

It will not work. The USB-c only works with the camera off.

I haven’t tried this yet but I think you can use the USB connection to power the camera during timelapse it just won’t charge the battery while you’re doing it.  To charge the battery the camera must be turned off.

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Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

WSteveP wrote:

Steven Blackwood wrote:

It will not work. The USB-c only works with the camera off.

I haven’t tried this yet but I think you can use the USB connection to power the camera during timelapse it just won’t charge the battery while you’re doing it. To charge the battery the camera must be turned off.

You mean the camera will draw power while doing time lapse from the USB power source? I tried doing that on both the R and the RP. Doesn't work.

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Phylloxera Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

Noogy wrote:

WSteveP wrote:

Steven Blackwood wrote:

It will not work. The USB-c only works with the camera off.

I haven’t tried this yet but I think you can use the USB connection to power the camera during timelapse it just won’t charge the battery while you’re doing it. To charge the battery the camera must be turned off.

You mean the camera will draw power while doing time lapse from the USB power source? I tried doing that on both the R and the RP. Doesn't work.

Yes! It's a pity but you have to use the battery dummy.

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Noogy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,089
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

Phylloxera wrote:

Noogy wrote:

WSteveP wrote:

Steven Blackwood wrote:

It will not work. The USB-c only works with the camera off.

I haven’t tried this yet but I think you can use the USB connection to power the camera during timelapse it just won’t charge the battery while you’re doing it. To charge the battery the camera must be turned off.

You mean the camera will draw power while doing time lapse from the USB power source? I tried doing that on both the R and the RP. Doesn't work.

Yes! It's a pity but you have to use the battery dummy.

That works though it's a bit of a cumbersome set up.

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KWEnz Regular Member • Posts: 406
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

I wonder if one of these would work:

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Adapter-Coupler-Canon-Ack-e6/dp/B00BLZVXNG

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Phylloxera Forum Member • Posts: 89
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

No problem with the dummy.

The 2 A of this  power supply seems too week though - I once had problems even with my EOS D5MkII. The original supply has 3 A.

Steven Blackwood Senior Member • Posts: 1,915
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I have an official Canon on and it works fine. When I had an M50, I had a third party one which also worked.

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mermaidkiller Contributing Member • Posts: 918
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

Typically a case of poor design.
A timelapse function should be able to run for hours and longer, so it should be possible to power the camera by an external power supply while in use.

With the 6D I have a dummy LP-E6 battery which works perfectly with time lapse.

One would say: buy a dummy battery (LP-E6 for the R or LP-E17 for the RP) these are available on ebay.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=canon+LP-E17+dummy+battery&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&LH_PrefLoc=2&_osacat=0&_odkw=canon+LP-17N+dummy+battery&LH_BIN=1&LH_TitleDesc=0

But I have heard (no own experence) that the R and RP cannot be charged with a standard 5V power supply but only by a proprietary Canon charger.

This all makes the timelapse / intervalometer function USELESS unless used for a short time (< 1 hour).

Ugh :-((

Correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

Noogy wrote:

WSteveP wrote:

Steven Blackwood wrote:

It will not work. The USB-c only works with the camera off.

I haven’t tried this yet but I think you can use the USB connection to power the camera during timelapse it just won’t charge the battery while you’re doing it. To charge the battery the camera must be turned off.

You mean the camera will draw power while doing time lapse from the USB power source? I tried doing that on both the R and the RP. Doesn't work.

Just got home and saw your reply.

Thanks for answering, obviously I no longer need to try that.

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if you get the dummy battery/DC coupler system from tether tools, you can do the time lapse....it allows you to hook everything up to a powerbank so it's like having 20 batteries all at a time.  I have this system for my olympus em5 mk2 and em10 mk2 because those batteries are just way too small and don't have enough juice especially if you spend time in the menus adjusting settings.  I also have one for my canon 80d

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OP Jx9 Forum Member • Posts: 90
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

Got a link to that setup? I'm clueless on what to buy. Thank you.

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koenkooi Regular Member • Posts: 197
Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

mermaidkiller wrote:

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But I have heard (no own experence) that the R and RP cannot be charged with a standard 5V power supply but only by a proprietary Canon charger.

[..]

You can charge the R and RP with any charger that supports USB-PD, like macbook or chromebook chargers. I use an €30 Choetech charger, it charges my RP from the USB-C port and phone + watch from the regular USB ports simultaneously.

I swap out the battery once a month with a spare one because I want the batteries to wear down evenly, but apart from that, the only time the battery door opens is to get the SD card out.

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koenkooi wrote:

mermaidkiller wrote:

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But I have heard (no own experence) that the R and RP cannot be charged with a standard 5V power supply but only by a proprietary Canon charger.

[..]

You can charge the R and RP with any charger that supports USB-PD, like macbook or chromebook chargers. I use an €30 Choetech charger, it charges my RP from the USB-C port and phone + watch from the regular USB ports simultaneously.

I swap out the battery once a month with a spare one because I want the batteries to wear down evenly, but apart from that, the only time the battery door opens is to get the SD card out.

And what about powebanks supporting USB-PD ? This allows using an R(P) for time lapse in the field.

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Re: Canon RP Timelapse USB-C charging

mermaidkiller wrote:

koenkooi wrote:

mermaidkiller wrote:

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But I have heard (no own experence) that the R and RP cannot be charged with a standard 5V power supply but only by a proprietary Canon charger.

[..]

You can charge the R and RP with any charger that supports USB-PD, like macbook or chromebook chargers. I use an €30 Choetech charger, it charges my RP from the USB-C port and phone + watch from the regular USB ports simultaneously.

I swap out the battery once a month with a spare one because I want the batteries to wear down evenly, but apart from that, the only time the battery door opens is to get the SD card out.

And what about powebanks supporting USB-PD ? This allows using an R(P) for time lapse in the field.

Nope, same thing. Won't work. The camera doesn't distinguish between PD power plug and PD power bank.

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rrc1967 Contributing Member • Posts: 855
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mermaidkiller wrote:

This all makes the timelapse / intervalometer function USELESS unless used for a short time (< 1 hour).

Ugh :-((

Correct me if I am wrong.

you're wrong.

You simply get the Canon DC coupler like people have been doing for eons with Digital cameras and timelapse / astrophotography,etc.

you can even get one like this:

https://www.amazon.ca/5V-8-4V-Adapter-Supply-ACK-E18-5V3A-Charger-Battery/dp/B073Z7PMQL/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=LP-E17%2Busb%2Badapter%2Bcoupler&qid=1559615983&s=electronics&sr=1-3&th=1

which is driven from USB so you can use it with a powerbank.

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I ordered the dummy lp-e17 battery from tether tools where I've already got the DC coupler so we'll see if it works with the powerbank system that I have.  It works with my canon 80D and olympus em5 mk2 and em10 mk2

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