Battery pack charging time
Article ID: ART140417 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Battery pack charging time


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



Using the camcorderApprox. 275 min.Approx. 405 min.
Using the CG-800D Battery Charger (optional)Approx. 190 min.Approx. 260 min.

  • Remaining battery time
When the camcorder is off, press <BATT.INFO>to display the charge status of a battery pack. The Intelligent System will display the charge status (as a percentage) and the remaining recording time (in minutes) for 5 seconds. If the battery pack is exhausted, the battery information may not be displayed.
  • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 C and 30 C (50 F and 86 F). If either the ambient temperature or the battery packs temperature is outside the range of approx. 0 C to 40 C (32 F to 104 F), charging will not start.
  • The battery pack will be charged only when the camcorder is off.
  • If the power supply was disconnected while charging a battery pack, make sure the ON/OFF (CHG) indicator has gone out before restoring the power supply.
  • If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder using the compact power adapter so the battery pack will not be consumed.
  • Charged battery packs continue to discharge naturally. Therefore, charge them on the day of use, or the day before, to ensure a full charge.
  • The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will ensure that the remaining recording time will be displayed accurately.
  • Charging time will vary depending on temperature of the surrounding environment and the charging situation.
  • Remaining battery time
-When you are using a battery pack that is compatible with Intelligent System, if the remaining battery time displayed is not correct, charge the battery pack fully. Still, the correct time may not be displayed after a large number of repeated uses, if a fully charged battery pack is left unused, or if a battery pack is used for long periods of time in high temperatures. Use the time shown on the screen as an approximation.
  • When you need extra battery packs, select one of the following models: BP-820 or BP-828.
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.
  • Regarding the use of non-Canon battery packs
-For your safety, battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs will not be charged even if you attach them to this camcorder or to the optional CG-800 Battery Charger.
-We recommend using genuine Canon battery packs bearing the Intelligent System mark.
-If you attach to the camcorder battery packs that are not genuine Canon battery packs, will appear and the remaining battery time will not be displayed.
  • 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.
  • Do not recharge, short-circuit or insert the battery in the wrong direction.
  • 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.