Charging the battery pack for a ZR100, ZR200, and ZR300

Article ID: ART154435 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Charging the battery pack for a ZR100, ZR200, and ZR300


Charging the Battery Pack

  1. Connect the power cord to the adapter.

  2. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.

  3. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder's DC IN terminal.
    - The CHARGE indicator starts flashing. It glows steadily when charging is complete.

  4. When charging is complete, disconnect the power adapter from the camcorder. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet and disconnect it from the adapter.

  5. Remove the battery pack after use.
    - Press the <BATT.> button to remove the battery.

Charging, Recording and Playback Times

Below times are approximate and vary according to the charging, recording or playback conditions.

Battery Pack





Charging Time

130 min.

115 min.

205 min.

235 min.

Max. Recording Time

135 min.

115 min.

245 min.

300 min.

LCD normal

95 min.

80 min.

170 min.

210 min.


85 min.

70 min.

145 min.

185 min.

Typical RecordingTime*

75 min.

60 min.

130 min.

160 min.

LCD normal

55 min.

45 min.

95 min.

120 min.


50 min.

40 min.

85 min.

105 min.

Playback Time

100 min.

85 min.

175 min.

220 min.

* Approximate times for recording with repeated operations such as start/stop, zooming, power on/off. Actual time may be shorter.
  • We recommend charging the battery pack in temperatures between 10 C and 30 C (50 F and 86 F). Outside the temperature range of 0 C to 40 C (32 F to 104 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.
  • We recommend that you prepare battery packs 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need.
  • To conserve battery power, turn off the camcorder instead of leaving it in record pause mode.
  • Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the power adapter.
  • If the adapter is used close to a TV, it may cause picture interference. Move the adapter away from the TV or the antenna cable.
  • Do not connect any products that are not expressly recommended to the camcorder's DC IN terminal or to the power adapter.
  • 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 glows steady. The battery pack may also not be charged correctly when a power outage occurs during charging. Remove the battery pack and attach it back to the camcorder.
  • When the power adapter or battery pack is defective, the CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly (at about 2 flashes/second) and charging stops.
  • The CHARGE indicator informs you about the charge status.
    • 0-50%: Flashes once every second
    • More than 50%: Flashes twice every second
    • 100%: Glows steadily



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