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03-06-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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D-AC50 ~ OK to leave Battery in?

After researching, I found that the D-AC50 should work with Pentax K-5. I've read numerous times that it wont charge a battery, but I've not read anywhere if it's OK to leave the battery in when the AC is plugged in. Can I leave the battery in while AC is also plugged in? Some devices can be damaged this way. The instructions that came with the D-AC50 don't cover this topic. Thank you!

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QuoteOriginally posted by runintotherain Quote
After researching, I found that the D-AC50 should work with Pentax K-5. I've read numerous times that it wont charge a battery, but I've not read anywhere if it's OK to leave the battery in when the AC is plugged in. Can I leave the battery in while AC is also plugged in? Some devices can be damaged this way. The instructions that came with the D-AC50 don't cover this topic. Thank you!
Hello,
,The D-AC50 http://www.adorama.com/images/300x300/IPXKBC108.jpg is a compact AC rapid charger that replenishes the battery out of the camera. It exist since the time of the K10D.
As it is a rapid charger I would non leave it plugged with the battery all the time because it will continue to restart every time will query the battery status.
You could leave it plugged but be aware that is still using energy power... non a green behaviour.
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My D-AC50 is this:
PENTAX - AC Adapter Kit D-AC50
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I would just plug in when I need to charge.

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I would not leave it plugged in when not actually used as an external power source.

edit:" Can I leave the battery in while AC is also plugged in?". Absolutely, the battery is "bypassed" when the AC adapter is in use.

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Thanks Ex Finn.! It's working very nicely now w/ the battery left in. Also, it shows a little Plug instead of battery on the screen when it's plugged in, so it definitely detects the difference!
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QuoteOriginally posted by runintotherain Quote
Hello,
I saw the other model (battery charger) so I add the link to the other picture in my reply.
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