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Need help extending battery life of a Kodak V608 cam.

tj107us

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hey guys, i'm working on a simple project. First of all i have a Kodak V608 point and shoot digital cam, and the battery doesnt last long enough. Im looking at using a 6V rechargeable deer feeder battery to connect to the charger port. What my question is how can i reduce the 6vdc to the 5vdc that it requires? I just need a simple something, i tried resistors but they only reduce the current.

thanks for any help!!
tj
 

davenn

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an easy and slightly crude way would be to use 2 diodes in series say 1N4002 type
you would get ~0.5 - 0.6V drop across each diode.

keep in mind what the actual voltage of the 6V battery is when fully charged
does it get up to 7V ?

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tj107us

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when i brought it home and put a meter on it, it says 6.2v. but ill hook up a charger and then read the voltage again.
 

tj107us

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well i done some pidling around and found some 5408 diodes that i have, made me a little test circuit board out of cardboard and soldered some wires together. It will take 6 -5408 diodes to get the voltage down to 5.03vdc so that should do it. thanks Davenn for the info!!!


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You'll find that the voltage will drop with the amount Dave suggested when you put a load on (a DVM does not constitute a load). I guess you'll end up with 3-2 diodes.
 
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