Using a USB cable to charge the camera's battery (PowerShot G1 X Mark III)

Article ID: ART168679 | Date published: 10/18/2017 | Date last updated: 10/19/2017


Using a USB cable to charge the camera's battery (PowerShot G1 X Mark III)


The battery pack can be charged without removing it from the camera by using the USB cable.
For the USB cable, USB Cable IFC-600PCU (sold separately) is recommended.

Using a Compact Power Adapter to Charge the Battery

The battery pack can be charged without removing it from the camera by using Compact Power Adapter CA-DC30/CA-DC30E and Interface Cable IFC-600PCU, both sold separately.

1.Connect the compact power adapter to the camera.
  • With the camera turned off, open the cover . With the smaller plug of the included interface cable in the orientation shown, insert the plug fully into the camera terminal .

  • Insert the large end of the plug into the compact power adapter.

2.Charge the battery pack.
2-A. CA-DC30: Flip out the plug and plug the compact power adapter into a power outlet .

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

  • Charging begins and the USB charge lamp lights up.
  • The lamp turns off when charging finishes.
  • When charging has finished, 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.
  • 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.
  • Charged batteries gradually lose their charge, even when they are not used. Charge the battery on (or immediately before) the day of use.
  • The compact power adapter 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.

Using a Computer to Charge the Battery

  • Connect the larger cable plug to the computer. For details on computer connections, refer to the computer user manual.

  • When charging is finished, the indicator on the back of the camera blinks green. However, the indicator also blinks green if the computer enters sleep or other modes and charging is interrupted.

  • 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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