Can a USB cable be used to charge the camera's battery? (PowerShot N)

Article ID: ART143806 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Can a USB cable be used to charge the camera's battery? (PowerShot N)


A USB cable can be used to charge the camera's battery.

Insert the included battery into the camera for charging.
You can use the compact power adapter, or a computer to charge the battery.

The procedure for using a USB cable to charge the included battery is explained below.

1. Slide the cover and open it .

2. While pressing the battery lock in the direction of the arrow, insert the battery as shown and push it in until it clicks into the locked position.
If you insert the battery facing the wrong way, it cannot be locked into the correct position. Always confirm that the battery is facing the right way and locks when inserted.

3. Lower the cover and hold it down as you slide it, until it clicks into the closed position .

4. With the camera turned off, open the <DIGITAL> terminal cover (). With the smaller plug of the included interface cable in the orientation shown, insert the plug fully into the camera terminal ().

5. Insert the larger plug of the interface cable into the included compact power adapter, or a computer's USB terminal.

5A-1. Connect to the included compact power adapter.

CA-DC30: Flip out the plug and plug the compact power adapter into a power outlet.

CA-DC30E: Plug the power cord into the compact power adapter, and then plug the other end into a power outlet.

5B. Connect to a computer.

Charging begins and the USB charge lamp lights up.
The lamp turns off when charging finishes.

To protect the battery and keep it in optimal condition, do not charge it continuously for more than 24 hours.
  • For more information on battery charging time and the number of shots/recording time possible with a fully charged battery, refer to Number of Shots/Recording Time, Playback Time per Battery (PowerShot N).
  • You can view images even while the battery is charging, by turning the camera on and entering Playback mode. However, you cannot shoot while the battery is charging. Also note that the camera cannot be used unless the battery is in it.
  • Charged batteries gradually lose their charge, even when they are not used. Charge the battery on (or immediately before) the day of use.
  • The compact power adapter can be used in areas with 100 240 V AC power (50/60 Hz). For power outlets in a different format, use a commercially available adapter for the plug. Never use an electrical transformer designed for traveling, which may damage the battery.

This concludes the steps for using a USB cable to charge the included battery.



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