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12-17-2016, 12:45 PM   #1
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Pentax AC options.

Now that I'm using my K-5 as a film digitiser, I'm beginning to feel the need for external AC power. And so the question begs itself:

1) What is the Pentax AC accessory to provide external power to the K-5, and is there a proven, reliable third-party equivalent?

2) If that is also compatible with the K-1, that would be really great for some time in the future.

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I've used the HQRP AC Adapter with my K-1. Besides the label, there is no tip-off that it isn't a Pentax product. It fits perfectly and has been flawless.
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Does the ac adapter also charge batteries inside the camera or is it just for power?

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QuoteOriginally posted by aaacb Quote
Does the ac adapter also charge batteries inside the camera or is it just for power?
Power only. I asked before

The older models should be compatible unless the socket has been changed. I picked up a near mint D-AC50 from KEH for around $30.

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