Charging the battery pack for an Optura 400 and Optura 500 camcorder

Article ID: ART156517 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Charging the battery pack for an Optura 400 and Optura 500 camcorder


Charging the Battery Pack Optura 400 and Optura 500

  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 <BATTERY RELEASE> button to remove the battery.

Charging, Recording and Playback Times

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






Charging Time

160 min.

135 min.

235 min.

285 min.

Max. Recording Time


90 min.

75 min.

150 min.

190 min.


75 min.

60 min.

120 min.

155 min.

Typical Recording Time*


55 min.

45 min.

90 min.

115 min.


45 min.

35 min.

70 min.

90 min.

Playback Time

100 min.

85 min

170 min.

215 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 degrees C and 30 degrees C (50 F and 86 F). Outside the temperature range of 0 degrees C to 40 degrees 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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