Homemade DC Coupler (battery Shell) for Canon PowerShot SX150




About: I have always were person who wanna invent something that related with my job. So I discovered to Arduino and my life has been changed. I always think how to create a gadget that usable for my works. My life...

Dear friends,

I have a project that record leaf movements of plants due to different light directions. So I need to record at least 5-6 hours to capture movement of plants. I have Canon PowerShot SX150 which is run via 2 AA battery equals to 3.15V. I used it before and 2 AA battery were not enough for recording 5-6 hours. They were finished until capture a movement. So I decided to make a DC coupler (battery shell) and also 3.15 2A regulator. I have succeed and prepared a video about how to make a DC coupler for Canon PowerShot SX150. Next instructable will be about How to make 3.15V regulator for this purpose.

Step 1: What You Need


- a knife, dremel, (optional)

- permanent pencil

- basically soldering equipment

- scissor

- hot glue

- rasp

- plastic tape

- lighter

- Canon PowerShot SX150 or equivalent camera and 3.15V 2A power supply

Consumable materials;

- 2 x 5ml injections

- 3 x consumed AA battery

- red and black bell wire about 15-20 cm (optional)

- macaron cable (melting cable)

Step 2: How to Make

I prepared a video that involving all step of making DC coupler (battery shell).

Good luck with it.



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    JeoleXDIY Hacks and How Tos

    Reply 2 years ago

    Good thing of dc couplers that give you options. I can take almost limited photographs and video as long as sd card has enough space. If I want to use my camera as portable, I can remove battery shell and put in 2 AA battery. So we are not stucked in cables and limited batteries :)