Approximate battery pack charging times for the VIXIA HF20, HF21 and HF200 camcorders

Article ID: ART128384 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Approximate battery pack charging times for the VIXIA HF20, HF21 and HF200 camcorders


The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.

Battery pack




Using the camcorder

155 min.

275 min.

395 min.

Using the CG-800 Battery Charger

105 min.

190 min.

260 min.

  • The ON/OFF(CHG) indicator starts flashing in red. The indicator will go out when the charging is completed.

When you use battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark, the camcorder will communicate with the battery and display the remaining usage time (accurate to 1 minute). You can only use and charge these battery packs with camcorders and chargers compatible with Intelligent System.


  • Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After pressing <POWER> to turn off the camcorder, important data is updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green ON/OFF (CHG) indicator goes out.
  • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10oC and 30oC (50oF and 86oF). Outside the temperature range of 0oC to 40oC (32oF to 104oF), charging will not start.
  • Do not connect to the camcorder's DC IN terminal or to the compact power adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
  • To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied compact power adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
  • The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
  • Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.

This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.



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