I'm going to be doing time lapse photog in remote areas for 12 hour (or longer)shoots. I want to power my D5100 camera with a small 12 V deepcycle battery - (around 10 to 30 amp hour capacity) I know the AC adapter from Nikon puts out 9 volts and is used with the EP-5A power connector. I also know that 12 V DC to 9Volt DC adapters are available to step down the battery voltage for the camera. The camera will work with NIKON EN-EL14 batteries that have a charge of from 7.5 to 9 volts. The only problem I see is the wiring from the 12v to 9v adapter to the EP-5A power connector. I cant find a product out there to power My camera directly from a 12V auto battery so I will have to rig it myself. Does anyone out there know anything about doing this kind of thing for time lapse outdoors?
#1. "RE: power my D5100 with a 12 volt car battery" In response to Reply # 0
Welcome to Nikonians! Have you considered getting a 12 volt to 120 volt AC converter? Then just plug the EP-5A into the converter just like you would plug it into the wall at home. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#2. "RE: power my D5100 with a 12 volt car battery" In response to Reply # 1 Sun 17-Mar-13 12:38 AM by coolmom42
>Hi Brian, > >Welcome to Nikonians! >Have you considered getting a 12 volt to 120 volt AC >converter? >Then just plug the EP-5A into the converter just like you >would plug it into the wall at home. >Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
This is good advice. Look for a 12V power pack, designed for camping or outdoor use. Then get a small inverter. You can get a 200W 12 V DC to 120 V AC inverter, with 2 AC outlets, at Walmart for less than $25. Then plug in normally to the inverter.
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