Using a USB cable to charge the camera's battery (PowerShot SX730 HS)

Article ID: ART167715 | Date published: 04/07/2017 | Date last updated: 04/10/2017


Using a USB cable to charge the camera's battery (PowerShot SX730 HS)



Charge the battery pack by using the supplied battery pack with an optional Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30/CA-DC30E and Interface Cable IFC-600PCU.



  • Procedures for using a USB cable to charge the included battery are explained below.



1. Slide the switch and open the cover .



2. Insert the battery.
  • Holding the battery pack with the terminals in the position shown, hold the battery lock toward and insert the battery pack toward until the lock clicks shut.
  • If you insert the battery pack facing the wrong way, it cannot be locked into the correct position. Always confirm that the battery pack is facing the right way and locks when inserted.



3. Lower the cover and hold it down as you slide the switch, until it clicks into the closed position .



4. With the camera turned off, open the cover . Hold the smaller plug of the interface cable (sold separately) facing as shown and insert the plug fully into the camera terminal .



5. Insert the larger plug of the interface cable into the compact power adapter.



6-A. CA-DC30 : Flip out the plug and plug the compact power adapter into a power outlet .
  • Please proceed to step 7.



6-B. CA-DC30E : Plug the power cord into the compact power adapter, then plug the other end into a power outlet.



7. Charging begins and the USB charge lamp lights up.
  • The lamp turns off when charging finishes.



8. Remove the compact power adapter from the power outlet and the interface cable from the camera.
  • To protect the battery pack and keep it in optimal condition, do not charge it continuously for more than 24 hours.
  • When charging another battery pack, always disconnect the interface cable from the camera before replacing the battery pack for charging.
  • For details on charging time and the number of shots andrecording time possible with a fully charged battery pack, please refer to [Estimated number of shots / recording time and playback time per battery (PowerShot SX730 HS)].
  • You can view images even while the battery is charging, by turning the camera on and entering Playback mode. However, you cannot shoot while the battery is charging.
  • If the USB charge lamp is not lit, reconnect the interface cable.
  • Charged battery packs gradually lose their charge, even when they are not used. Charge the battery pack on (or immediately before) the day of use.
  • The charger can be used in areas with 100 - 240 V AC power (50/60 Hz). For power outlets in a different format, use a commercially available adapter for the plug. Never use an electrical transformer designed for traveling, which may damage the battery pack.




  • Using a Computer to Charge the Battery
You can also charge the battery pack by inserting the larger plug of the interface cable into a computer's USB terminal in step 5. For details about USB connections on the computer, refer to the computer user manual.
We recommend using Interface Cable IFC-600PCU (sold separately).



  • Charging now begins, and the indicator on the back of the camera blinks in green. Charging will be finished in about four hours.
  • However, charging may take longer if you import images on the camera to the computer, as described in "Saving Images to a Computer".
  • The indicator continues to blink in green even after charging is finished, as long as the camera is connected to the computer.

  • Charging stops and the indicator goes off if, after you begin charging as described above, you press the power button to turn the camera off.
  • With some computers, battery charging may require the memory card to be in the camera. Insert the memory card in the camera before connecting the cable to the computer's USB port.




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