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Does anyone know how to charge this Canon XT battery without the original charger? Answered

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I left my charger behind at a friends house and need to charge the battery for my Canon XT. Any way to charge it with a regular battery charger? Thanks and Happy 2011!

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frollard (author)2010-12-29

I made an ible about doing just this -- BUT -- lots of newer batteries have a memory chip in them that identify themselves with a handshake to the charger to verify its authentic before any juice will flor -- you may need just another 'insert model number' battery charger, or you may need a real canon charger.

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NachoMahma (author)frollard2010-12-30

. Link to frollard's How to charge the wrong battery the right way iBle. May not work for you, but worth checking out.

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buffysissy1 (author)NachoMahma2010-12-30

Won't work, wrong kind of battery. I found some other posts online but don't think you can do it.

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frollard (author)buffysissy12010-12-30

I've had luck applying plain ol' dumb voltage to the + and - of a battery in EXTREME circumstances to make a phone call when stranded -- I wouldn't recommend it on an slr battery :D

May I also recommend a spare
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.50069 NB2L battery for 10 dollars

...and
a spare charger for an nb2l for 6 dollars..
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.8861

I've got a piesen battery from the website, and it OUTperforms my original canon battery...highly recommend.

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buffysissy1 (author)frollard2010-12-30

Yeah your right, I'm going to go buy another charger at Best Buy and than return it in a week when I get mine back.

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