d7000 - car charger, any experience?
I got one that was using modules for specific cameras (sort of half-universal), came with wrong one for a different camera, the right one didn’t exist yet (!) turned out.
Looking now again, saw one or two strange sites from somewhere, forum search seems mum.
Something that is charging reasonably fast. I have a fast one (that is not 10 h +) from Evertop for d90, they don’t continue-update the line though, or the supplier doesn’t.
I have a general backup dc charger able to charge everything but it’s very slow and - it’s a backup. For that purpose and for some other kit on travels I keep also inverter around but ac from dc is not the preferred way of doing it when not necessary.
Any experience with a lighter socket charger for d7000 would be appreciated. Possibly a uk/eu/us site to buy it from.
#1. "RE: d7000 - car charger, any experience?" | In response to Reply # 0luckyphoto Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Fri 09-Dec-11 10:01 AM
Not sure about the car chargers, but you might also just consider purchasing a second battery and charging one up every night while you sleep. Having a second or even third battery is not a bad idea if you do a lot of photography on a daily basis.
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#2. "RE: d7000 - car charger, any experience?" | In response to Reply # 1Vlad_IT Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011Fri 09-Dec-11 11:05 AM | edited Fri 09-Dec-11 03:44 PM by Vlad_IT
not to jump the thread but i'm easy over 1000 images from one charge. i will buy a second battery sooner or later, but don't think i evere will need a third one.
On the topic now - i bought for the car a 12v to 110v converter - use it all the time to power/charge notebook. Maybe it can be used to charge camera's battery with oriiginal Nikon charger, but i never tried it.
#3. "RE: d7000 - car charger, any experience?" | In response to Reply # 2Fri 09-Dec-11 07:32 PM
Thanks Larry and Vlad. Good points. I have been using EN-EL15 for some time since I bought d7000 right after it was released. It’s a nice step up in keeping the charge over the 3e no doubt. And the battery I was using (and still do) in d90 is not bad at all at that. Yes, we have 4 original batteries for two d7000 (two for Canon 600). Although we use LV quite a lot for focusing and focus check when optimizing dof I think the situation will be very good with the new batteries.
My situation, however, is not always one of those typical scenarios. I am just preparing for nearly 2 month stay in remote places of Tasmania (part of it also in mainland Australia). I sometimes stay at one place for some time and don’t drive which leads me to avoid using my inverter when charging batteries for my cameras. The inverter drains the car battery when the car is not run and considering I don’t see another car for many days sometimes experience taught me it’s good to avoid potentially a big trouble. (there is also a laptop and more things that need re-charging btw). I have a great experience using the lighter socket chargers in this respect. A pity Nikon charger doesn’t support such a possibility. The charger I got for d90 was fast (considering) but this looks to be not always the case.
So I am just wondering whether someone has got a good experience with a straight charger of this type for d7000.
#4. "RE: d7000 - car charger, any experience?" | In response to Reply # 3Jivl Nikonian since 24th Nov 2011Sat 10-Dec-11 05:56 AM
what about this: http://www.voltaicsystems.com/solar-camera-charger.shtml
With suitable connector you can charge your camera, laptop and many others.
P.S.: I have never been to Tasmania but I suppose is as sunny as Australia
#5. "RE: d7000 - car charger, any experience?" | In response to Reply # 4Sun 11-Dec-11 08:43 PM
Some very neat solutions indeed I was using a solar torch in Northern Territory &WA and although we got also a good deal of unusual weather for a shoulder season it did spare us a lot of charging of batteries for our head torches as we experienced plenty of sunshine obviously. Tasmania weather is notorious for changeable weather, though. Four seasons in one day regardless of summer time is normal.
Anyway, interesting and likeable solutions..
Thanks a lot,