Battery pack charging time

Article ID: ART167248 | Date published: 01/17/2017 | Date last updated: 01/17/2017


Battery pack charging time


The charging times given in the following table are approximate and vary according to charging conditions and initial charge of the battery pack.

BP-718 (optional)BP-727 (supplied)
Using the camcorder5 hr. 35 min.7 hr. 45 min.
Using the CG-700 Battery Charger (optional)3 hr. 40 min.5 hr. 15 min.

  • Turn off the camcorder before connecting or disconnecting the compact power adapter. After turning off the camcorder, important data is updated in the memory. Be sure to wait until the green POWER/CHG indicator goes out.
  • Do not connect to the camcorder’s DC IN terminal or to the compact power 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 compact power adapter to voltage converters for overseas travels or special power sources such as those on aircraft and ships, DC-AC inverters, etc.
  • 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 will not start.
  • If the ambient temperature or the battery pack's temperature is low, charging may take longer than usual.
  • 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.
  • When the POWER/CHG indicator goes out, the approximate battery charge shown in -> -> -> [Battery Info] may not be at 100%. In such case, turn off the camcorder again to charge further.
  • If remaining battery time is an issue, you can power the camcorder using the compact power adapter 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.
  • Battery packs for this camcorder can display the remaining battery time. The first time you use a battery pack, fully charge it and then use the camcorder until the battery pack is completely exhausted. Doing so will ensure that the remaining recording time will be displayed accurately.
  • You can verify the battery charge status of the battery pack with the -> -> -> [Battery Info] setting.
  • We recommend that you prepare battery packs to last 2 to 3 times longer than you think you might need.
  • Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended.
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.



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