GETTING STARTED

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GETTING STARTED
Power
This camcorder’s 2-way power supply system lets you
choose the most appropriate source of power. Do not use
provided power supply units with other equipment.
CHARGING THE BATTERY PACK
1
Make sure you unplug the camcorder’s DC cord from
the AC Power Adapter/Charger. Plug the AC Adapter/
Charger’s power cord into an AC outlet. The POWER
indicator lights.
2
Attach the battery pack with the 
 mark aligned
with the corresponding marks on the AC Power
Adapter/Charger. The CHARGE Indicator begins
blinking to indicate charging has started.
3
When the CHARGE indicator stops blinking but stays
lit, charging is finished. Slide the battery and lift off.
Remember to unplug the AC Adapter/Charger’s
power cord from the AC outlet.
To AC outlet
CHARGE indicator
POWER
indicator
Battery pack
BN-V408U,
BN-V416U or
BN-V428U
DC OUT connector
AC Power
Adapter/Charger
NOTES:
● If the protective cap is attached to the battery pack, remove it first.
● Perform charging where the temperature is between 10°C and 35°C. 20°C to 25°C is the ideal temperature
range for charging. If the environment is too cold, charging may be incomplete.
● Charging times noted above are for a fully discharged battery pack.
● Charging time varies according to the ambient temperature and the status of the battery pack.
● To avoid interference with reception, do not use the AC Power Adapter/Charger near a radio.
● If you connect the camcorder’s DC cord to the adapter during battery charging, power is supplied to the
camcorder and charging stops.
● Since the AC Power Adapter/Charger processes electricity internally, it becomes warm during use. Be sure to
use it only in well-ventilated areas.
● When charging the battery pack for the first time or after a long storage period, the CHARGE indicator may
not light. In this case, remove the battery pack from the AC Power Adapter/Charger, then try charging again.
● If the battery operation time remains extremely short even after having been fully charged, the battery is
worn out and needs to be replaced. Please purchase a new one.
Lithium-ion is vulnerable in colder
temperatures.
About Batteries
DANGER! Do not attempt to take the batteries apart, or
expose them to flame or excessive heat, as it may cause a fire
or explosion.
WARNING! Do not allow the battery or its terminals to come
in contact with metals, as this can result in a short circuit and
possibly start a fire.
The Benefits Of Lithium-Ion Batteries
Lithium-ion battery packs are small but have a large power
capacity. However, when one is exposed to cold temperatures
(below 10°C), its usage time becomes shorter and it may cease
to function. If this happens, place the battery pack in your
pocket or other warm, protected place for a short time, then
re-attach it to the camcorder. As long as the battery pack itself
is not cold, it should not affect performance.
(If you’re using a heating pad, make sure the battery pack does
not come in direct contact with it.)
Battery pack
BN-V408U
BN-V416U (optional)
BN-V428U (optional)
Fully charging time
approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
approx. 2 hrs.
approx. 3 hrs. 20 min.