building a battery pack for old camera,help

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-11-07, 04:34 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 9
building a battery pack for old camera,help

I have an old rca video camera and all the batterys i have are bad and they dont make them anymore.it has a jack to plug into ac with an adapter. it is a 9.6v ,1.7a power supply. i was thinking of putting a few D batteries together in series to get the voltage and run it into my camera.6 would make 9v but i'm not sure about the amps.and would 9v be enough?

any advice?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-11-07, 05:52 AM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wet side of Washington state.
Posts: 18,388
I suspect that somewhere on either the camera or the old battery it states the voltage.

Yeah, six "D" cells would probably get it going but they may not last too long.

The original battery was probably made up of eight NiCad cells. NiCads have a nominal voltage of 1.2 per cell so eight of them would be 9.6 volts.
 
  #3  
Old 07-11-07, 06:32 AM
ray2047's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 32,810
Well if this is to be a unit carried separate you could consider using a small rechargeable 12V battery and a car adapter that drops car voltage to 9V. Perhaps a battery intended for use in a child's toy car or even a small lawn tractor. .Plan b and perhaps better look for a replacement battery for a 9 volt drill and use it by making a connection adapter.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'