Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack ZR60, ZR65mc, and ZR70mc

Article ID: ART156589 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack ZR60, ZR65mc, and ZR70mc


Attaching and Charging the Battery Pack ZR60, ZR65mc, and ZR70mc

Charge the battery pack with the supplied power adapter before you use the camcorder for the first time and subsequently when the message "CHANGE THE BATTERY PACK" appears.

Also see: Charging Time

1. Turn the POWER switch to OFF.

2. Move the viewfinder upward.

3. Attach the battery pack to the camcorder.

  • Remove the terminal cover of the battery pack.
  • Align the end of the battery pack with the line on the camcorder, press lightly and slide it in the direction of the arrow until it clicks.
4. Connect the power cord to the adapter.

5. Plug the power cord into a power outlet.

6. Connect the power adapter to the camcorder's DC IN terminal.

7. 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.

8. Remove the battery pack after use.

  • Press the <BATT.> button to remove the battery.

  • The battery pack may be defective when the CHARGE indicator flashes rapidly.
  • 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
  • Do not disconnect and reconnect the power cord while charging a battery pack. 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.

Charging Time

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

Battery Pack

Charging Time

BP-508 (ZR65 MC/ZR60)

110 min.

BP-512 (ZR70 MC/optional)

120 min.

BP-511 (Optional)

120 min.

BP-522 (Optional)

210 min.

BP-535 (Optional)

310 min.

  • Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 41 degrees F and 104 degrees F (5 degrees C and 40 degrees C).
  • 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.



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