Using Household Power with the DC40 DVD camcorder

Article ID: ART118325 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Using Household Power with the DC40 DVD camcorder


Connect to a household power outlet to use the camcorder without worrying about the battery power. You can keep the battery pack attached; the battery power will not be consumed.

  1. Turn off the camcorder.
  2. Connect the power cord to the power adapter.
  3. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.
  4. Open the terminal cover and connect the power adapter to the camcorder's DC IN terminal.
  • Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
  • Do not connect to the camcorder's <DC IN> terminal or to the power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
  • You may hear some noise from the power adapter during use. This is not a malfunction.
  • Do not disconnect and reconnect the power cord while charging a battery pack. Charging may stop. The battery pack may not be charged correctly even if the charge indicator is continuously on. The battery pack may also not be charged correctly when a power outage occurs during charging. Remove the battery pack and reattach it back to the camcorder.
  • If you connect a faulty power adapter or battery pack, the charge indicator flashes rapidly (approx. twice per second) and charging stops.
  • The charge indicator also serves as a rough estimate of the battery charge status.
    Continuously on: Battery fully charged.
    Flashes rapidly (approx. twice per second): Battery over 50% charged.
    Flashes slowly (approx. once per second): Battery less than 50% charged.
  • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10o C and 30o C (50o F and 86o F). Outside the temperature range of 0o C to 40o C (32o F to 104o F), the charge indicator flashes rapidly and charging stops.
  • A lithium ion battery pack can be charged at any charge state. Unlike conventional battery packs, you do not need to completely use or discharge it before charging.
  • To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
  • We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need.



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