Introduction: Canon EOS 1100D Continuous Power With Battery Hack Under $5
Hi this is Trevor from DejaWorks.
Today we’re going to do something different then programming.
What we are going to do; is hacking a battery and make permanent power supply.
In this way we’ll be able to use our camera permanently with AC power supply.
I do this with LP-E10 battery for my Canon EOS 1100
But what I’m going to do; can be implemented for any other camera using this battery.
Or using same method; you can do for any other different brand’s camera too.
By the way;
There is an Original Canon product for using the camera with AC power.
But it’s around $65. For me it is a bit expensive for what it’s doing. So not worthy!
We can do this for $5 max
My aim is not only making something cheep but also using my existing power supply. And some electronic parts we can find at home.
I spent $0 for this but If I have bought the pieces; I would have spent roughly $5!
Let’s get started;
First we have to open a dead battery and replace it with a voltage regulator and DC plug.
After taking the battery out.
We can cut the battery connections.
Fully charged battery is around 8 volt so I’ll use 8 volt regulator.
I cut the battery connections;
But we’ll keep this small board for using later.
In my electronic rubbish box I’ve found a female DC socket which is compatible with my power supply's plug.
I’m going to disassemble this; for using in this project.
I also need a hole for this plug.
Now we’re going to use this little board for transferring the power supplies voltage to the camera.
Red cable goes to B plus, Blue to negative.
We can stick the board its place.
My aim is able to use any power supply from 9volts to 15 volts.
For making this we’re just going to add very known voltage regulator LM7808
Mine is disassembled from a electronic circuit but you can buy for few dollars.
Basically when you apply an input voltage; higher then output voltage;
It provides stable output voltage which is 8 volts in this context.
First pin is input
second is ground.
Third is output.
For using our new battery simulator;
Before we finish we need to do 2 more things;
First; we have to remove the battery protection lid.
It is very easy to disassemble and assemble.
We need to fit something that is easily removable; into the lid control switch, to insure the camera that the lid is closed and everything is OK.
That’s all. Now and then it can work nonstop!