Nikon COOLPIX A300 Reference Manual

Charging the Battery

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Getting Started

Charging the Battery

If a plug adapter* is included with your camera, securely connect it to the Charging AC 
Adapter. Once the two are connected, attempting to forcibly remove the plug adapter 
could damage the product.

* The shape of the plug adapter varies according to the country or region in which 

the camera was purchased. This step can be omitted if the plug adapter comes 
permanently bonded to the Charging AC Adapter.

• Charging starts when the camera is connected to an electrical outlet while the 

battery is inserted, as shown in the illustration. The charge lamp slowly flashes while 
the battery is charging.

• When charging is complete, the charge lamp turns off. Unplug the Charging AC 

Adapter from the electrical outlet, and disconnect the USB cable. 
Charging time is about 2 hours and 40 minutes for a fully exhausted battery.

• The battery cannot be charged when the charge lamp quickly flashes, possibly due 

to one of the reasons described below.
- The ambient temperature is not suited to charging.
- The USB cable or Charging AC Adapter is not properly connected.
- The battery is damaged.

Charging the Battery

USB cable (included)

Electrical outlet

Charging AC Adapter

Charge lamp