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Occasional Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-28-2020

LP E17 charging options

Planning a short trip to a somewhat remote area and was looking for some kind of options to make sure that I don't run out of batteries. Is there a car charger that will charge  the LP E17?  Or a way of powering the camera with an external source such as a power bank or something similar? Any suggestion appreciated, except go buy more batteries.

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Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: LP E17 charging options

I would estimate that all of Canon's current DSLRs have an available power adapter, most especially the camera bodies that are supported by the EOS Webcam Utility software.  In fact, power adapters have been in short supply in recent months.

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Posts: 11,899
Registered: ‎08-13-2015

Re: LP E17 charging options

Oh, yeah.  I am pretty sure the LP-E17 can only be charged with it' AC power charger.  I do not think there is a USB option to charge the battery.

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Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: LP E17 charging options

Because charging the battery requires more power than USB can supply.

 

You can get an inverter for your charger, or their are third party 12V charger.

Occasional Contributor
Posts: 18
Registered: ‎11-28-2020

Re: LP E17 charging options

Yeah, I checked out Canons website but didn't really see anything. I really don't trust after market gadgets so I might research power inverters and see if that's a viable power source for 120V power. Thanks for the input.

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Registered: ‎01-25-2018

Re: LP E17 charging options

I bought a Watson brand from B&H to charge my Canon XF-400 camcorder batteries from 12 volts when needed.  It has performed flawlessly for 3 years. 

 

I trust the Watson charger more than I trust most power inverters which are more complex than the charger and face a more competitive market, thus with more motivation to cut costs and corners. 

 

Rodger

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Registered: ‎11-28-2020

Re: LP E17 charging options

I looked at B&H and Adorama and didn't see anything compatible with my battery. At least with an inverter I can hook up a coffee pot.
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Registered: ‎09-24-2019

Re: LP E17 charging options

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I bought two spare LP E17 batteries on sale from B & H Photo last year. I just make sure they're charged up before I leave the house for a trip. I've never had to switch batteries while on a trip. My SL2 gets several hundred shots (650) on a fully charged battery.

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Registered: ‎01-25-2018

Re: LP E17 charging options

You may be surprised at how much current the inverter draws to power your coffee pot, 600 to 1,000 watts is common power consumption for a coffee pot when operating.  Inverters aren't 100% efficient so your car battery will have a very short life if you don't keep the engine at fast idle to charge it.

 

B&H has the Watson C-1546 in stock for 19.95, charges LP-E17 batteries from 12 or 24 VDC and 100-240VAC.  It appears identical to the model C-1508 I use for the camcorder BP-800 series batteries except for the battery connector itself.

 

Rodger

 

 

EOS 1DX M3, 1DX M2, 1DX, 5DS R, 1D M2, EOS 650 (film), many lenses, XF400 video
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Re: LP E17 charging options

I would , and have done so for years, buy several batteries and forget the charger. I have and carry four Canon batteries for my 1DX.  Easily does a weeks worth or more of work.

 

I do take my charger along so if or when we get to the motel or stopping place of some kind that has power, I can top off the batteries if need be.

EB
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