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kleintax1954

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kleintax1954 Registered since 21st Nov 2012
Wed 21-Nov-12 10:42 PM

Can I use the EL-EN9 batteries from my D40 in my D3000, instead of the prescribed EL-EN9a?

MEMcD

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#1. "RE: D3000 batteries querry" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 22-Nov-12 12:33 AM | edited Thu 22-Nov-12 05:24 PM by MEMcD

Hi Rich,

Welcome to Nikonians!
No!
The MH-23 Charger supports both the EN-EL9 and the EN-EL9a.
See page 190 of the D3000 Users Manual (If you didn't get a hard copy, check the CD that came with the camera).
The D3000 Only supports the EN-EL9a.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

kleintax1954

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#2. "RE: D3000 batteries querry" | In response to Reply # 1

kleintax1954 Registered since 21st Nov 2012
Thu 22-Nov-12 01:27 AM

Thanx !

gpoole

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#3. "RE: D3000 batteries querry" | In response to Reply # 1

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Thu 22-Nov-12 02:06 AM

p. 190 only says that the charger will work with the EN-EL9 and EN-EL9a.

p. 189 only shows that the camera battery is the EN-EL9a.

My guess is that the D40 will work with both batteries but the D3000 will only work with the EN-EL9a. Often the batteries with the suffix contain a chip that is used by the camera to help monitor the charge. If he EN-EL9 fits it the battery chamber it may work in the D3000. It's possible that the EN-EL9 will not fit in the camera, don't force it if it doesn't go in easily.

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MEMcD

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#4. "RE: D3000 batteries querry" | In response to Reply # 3

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 22-Nov-12 05:16 PM

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the correction!

Best Regards,
Marty

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