Charging the Battery
Detach the protective cover provided with the battery.
Fully insert the battery into the charger.
- Do the opposite to remove the battery.
Recharge the battery.
- As shown by the arrow, flip out the battery charger's prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet.
- Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into a power outlet.
- Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp blinks in orange.
|Charge Level||Charge Lamp|
|0–49%||Orange||Blinks once per second|
|50–74%||Blinks twice per second|
|75% or higher||Blinks three times per second|
|Fully charged||Green||Turned on|
Charging a depleted battery takes approx. 2 hr. and 30 min. at room temperature (23°C/73°F). The time required to charge the battery will vary greatly depending on the ambient temperature and the battery's remaining capacity.
- For safety, charging in low temperatures (5–10°C/41–50°F) takes longer (up to approx. 4 hr.).
Upon purchase, the battery is not fully charged.
Charge the battery before use.
Charge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used.
Charged batteries gradually lose their charge, even when they are not used.
After charging the battery, remove it and disconnect the charger from the power outlet.
You can attach the protective cover in a different orientation to indicate whether the battery is charged or not.
If the battery is charged, attach the provided protective cover so that the battery-shaped hole is aligned over the blue sticker on the battery. If the battery is exhausted, attach the protective cover in the opposite orientation.
When not using the camera, remove the battery.
If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period, a small amount of power current will keep being released, resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. Storing the battery when it is fully charged may lower the battery performance.
The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries.
The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/60 Hz power source. If necessary, attach a commercially available plug adapter for the respective country or region. To avoid damage, do not connect to portable voltage transformers.
If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after having been fully charged, the battery has reached the end of its service life.