Can I use the battery charger as a direct power source? Answered
I am making an automatic button presser for my Nikon CoolPix 4800 camera so I can make time lapse videos. My problem is that I don't have a power adapter for my camera. If I connect the battery charger directly to the battery slot in the camera, will the camera run safely?
There is a jack on the side, but it's a strange jack that I have never seen before. The jack is listed at 8.4V.
The charger has an output of 8.4V and 600mA
On the bottom of the camera, it says:
8.4V ---- 0.4A
Then, strangely, the rechargable lithium-ion battery says 7.4V, though it could be a typo.
So, if I connect the terminals on the battery charger into the terminals in the camera where the battery hooks up, will it run safely?