D600 - External Power Fake Battery

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D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby max » Fri May 17, 2013 8:51 am

I was very annoyed to find there is no input power DC plug on the D600.

Instead you have to use one of these :
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Could be interesting to see what they have in there in terms of battery authentication. I'm guessing it's just a DC-DC converter and a cheesy small uP to do the crypto.

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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby D80 » Fri May 17, 2013 10:21 am

I solved that problem with buying a cheaper china copy of the EP-5B unit. But I still miss the ability to drive my camera from 12V, directly from a car battery in the field.
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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby coderat » Fri May 17, 2013 1:22 pm

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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby krisna » Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:41 am

Hi D80,

be careful, when you plug in directly from car or motorcycle, the voltage are not stable at 12v but can go up to 16v that may caused fire...

i think the safest way to do is to put voltage regulator with ic lm338 and limit it to 7.4v - 9v (the bottom sticker of my d3200 camera said)

and why don't you use something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111037379901?ss ... 1438.l2649

as you can see the cord is non-nikon cord just a simple barrel type power jack
the power adapter it self rated 9v 4.5A


i haven't try it yet, but i think it'll work... :think:

i hope you can understand my point, sorry for my bad english..
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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby Simeon » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:49 pm

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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby Vicne » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:31 pm

Could someone describe what this item is about ?

It is not accessible from my area :-( :

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Thanks,

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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby Simeon » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:38 pm

It's a 3rd party external AC power supply. Now that I've ordered one, I wonder if it correctly fakes the battery stuff, or if my camera will refuse to "run" off it...
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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby Vicne » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:14 am

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Re: D600 - External Power Fake Battery

Postby D80 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:46 am

Hello!

My EP-5b adapter is a china copy and I do not know if it is a battery authentication unit inside it. The camera do not show a battery indicator when I plug that in. But it works perfectly and I have used it many times without any problems at all. But with and without the battery grip.

Btw, a friend of mine have built a 12V to 9V with a EH-5a plug in the end and that works perfectly, just with a stock 9V 3A regulator. Here is a picture of it.
http://astronet.se/phpBB3/viewtopic.php ... 9&start=15
The text is in Swedish and I can translate it if any one want to. However, the voltage regulators name is 9061129000 in the elfa.se catalog, here is also a direct link.
https://www.elfa.se/elfa3~eu_en/elfa/in ... 9061129000
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