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07-06-2009, 05:54 PM   #1
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OK to leave charger plugged in?

I may be the only person here who *doesn't* know the answer to this one:

Can I leave my D-BC50 charger (for the K20D) plugged into the wall when it's not in use?

Thanks.

(P.S. I just got my K20D late last week and OH MY GOD what a wonderful camera!!)

07-06-2009, 05:55 PM   #2
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I do. But I probably shouldn't.
07-06-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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It's never wise to leave anything plugged in.
07-07-2009, 02:28 AM   #4
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My charger has been plugged in for months. But I will be the first to admit I am not wise.

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My charger has been plugged in for months. But I will be the first to admit I am not wise.
So has mine been.
07-07-2009, 03:50 AM   #6
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The charger for my trusty and beloved SV is a thumb drive.
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It won't hurt it, but it is probably one of those phantom power draws that the greenies have come to hate. I have my chargers on a switched power bar.
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It won't hurt it, but it is probably one of those phantom power draws that the greenies have come to hate. I have my chargers on a switched power bar.
Yep, this is right..I think they call it by another name..power vampires??
'Coz you can't actually tell why you are using power when most of your lights are out at night..but for every transformer (answering machine, cordless phone, DVD player/recorder, TV, etc..) that's plugged-in, it uses power.
Most appliances have a transformer which lowers the regular 110V to the usable power which most electronics appliances we have use.
Your charger has a built-in transformer too.

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thanks for your thoughts... and now...

It sounds like the best solution will be to leave the power cord plugged in and then to attach the transformer "box" to the cord as needed. I'd have personally preferred a charger that plugs into the power outlet directly, without the power cord ... but this works fine, too.
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"OK to leave charger plugged in?" It will be OK unless a fault develops in the transformer. Then it will be all wrong.
Does not happen often but it is a lottery you do not want to win.
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It won't hurt it, but it is probably one of those phantom power draws that the greenies have come to hate. I have my chargers on a switched power bar.
I have mine on a power bar as well. Aint let me down yet!
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