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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:15 pm
by damienlovegrove
Hi and welcome Mark,

The tricks with the supplied charger I have found to give the best results are:
1. load the left battery first. Putting a battery in the right slot first does not work.
2. Insert the battery but do not slide it down completely. Stop 5mm from the bottom. This provides the best contact.
3. You can not charge batteries unless they are fairly exhausted. The red light fails to come on.
4. I find a battery lasts me about 200 exposures. It only takes charge after 60+ exposures of exhaustion.

I have three Phase One chargers at the moment and only one of them works. However as I only need one, thats fine with me. I have ordered a Canon charger from Amazon a month ago but it still has not arrived. The Flash Centre has ordered some Canon chargers for P20 and P25 users and when they arrive I'll take one and cancel my Amazon order.

I hope this helps.


Using Canon Charger for P25

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:58 am
by John 6
I am in the field and I am using the Canon CA-920 charger unit and BP915 Canon batts. This unit seems to be working fine and it doesn't seem to be as flaky as the original unit. I get about 300 shots or more - 2+ 4GB microdrives on one BP915 battery. The power cord comes off the unit and you can stuff it away. The charger i about 4\" x 3\" x 2\" so it packs easily.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:13 pm
by damienlovegrove
Thanks for that. When any dealer or shop in the UK can get a Canon charger I'll have one please. Amazon.con just emailed me to say it will be another 6 to 8 weeks for delivery. That was after their original estimate of 8 to 10 days. The Flash Centre are trying to get hold of some too. Canon UK seem unable to help as well.