Battery pack charging time (XC15)
Article ID: ART166417 | Date published: 09/09/2016 | Date last updated: 09/20/2016


Battery pack charging time (XC15)


Charging Times

Use the supplied CA-945 AC Adapter to charge battery packs. The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.
Charging conditionsCharging Times
Using the camcorder240 min.
Using the LC-E6/E6E Battery Charger150 min.

Charging the Battery Pack

The camcorder can be powered with a battery pack or directly using the CA-945 AC adapter. The first time you use the camcorder, charge the battery pack.

1. Connect the power cord to the AC adapter ().

2. Plug the power cord into a power outlet ().

3. Connect the AC adapter to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal ().

4. Slide the BATT. OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow and open the battery compartment cover ().

5. Insert the battery pack all the way into the compartment as shown in the illustration ().
  • Push it all the way in until the battery release latch secures it in place.

6. Close the battery compartment cover.
  • Push the cover until you hear a click. Do not force the cover closed if the battery pack is not correctly inserted.

7. Charging will start when the camcorder is turned off.
  • If the camcorder was on, the green POWER/CHG indicator will go out when you turn off the camcorder. After a moment, the POWER/CHG indicator will illuminate in red (battery pack charging).

  • If the indicator flashes, refer to 'Indicators and Onscreen Displays' in 'Troubleshooting' in the camcorder’s instruction manual.

8. Disconnect the AC adapter in the order shown in the illustration.

To remove the battery pack
Open the battery compartment cover and slide the battery release latch in the direction of the arrow so the battery pack springs out. Remove the battery pack and close the cover.

  • Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the AC adapter. After you turn off the camcorder, important data is updated on the recording media. Be sure to wait until the green POWER/CHG indicator goes out.
  • When using the AC adapter, do not fix it permanently to one place as this may cause a malfunction.
  • Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the AC adapter any electrical equipment that is not expressly recommended for use with this camcorder.
  • To prevent equipment breakdowns and excessive heating, do not connect the supplied AC adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
  • You cannot charge the optional LP-E6 Battery Pack with the camcorder. Check the bottom label of the battery pack and make sure it is an LP-E6N Battery Pack.
  • 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 pack's temperature is outside the range of approx. 0 °C to 40 °C (32°F to 104°F), charging may take longer than usual or charging may 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 POWER/CHG indicator has gone out before restoring the power supply.
  • If remaining battery time is an issue, use the AC adapter to power the camcorder from a power outlet 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.
  • We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need.