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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 error This battery cannot be used

by androez / April 4, 2012 3:20 PM PDT

Hi all, Hear is a good one for you. I just purchased an AC adapter +DC coupler for my FZ150 and it works just fine. When I connect to the DC coupler instead of the AC adapter bigger external Panasonic CGR-53 7.2V 5300mAh battery that I use for my camcorder, I get a error message "This battery cannot be used' and the camera shuts down. This battery is the same voltage as the OEM DMW-BMB9PP 7.2V 895mAh. I know that the camera somehow recognizes the OEM batteries and it does not work with some aftermarket batteries at all or at least does not show the charge amount left on display, but I do not understand how can the camera recognize what is powering the DC coupler and what can I do to make this work. Please help if you know how!

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Panasonic Battery
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 5, 2012 12:23 AM PDT
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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 5, 2012 1:14 AM PDT
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Regarding - "I do not understand how can the camera recognize what is powering the DC coupler and what can I do to make this work."

There are a number of battery manufacturers in China that would like to know this same information.
For that reason (and others), Panasonic has not released that information.
You need to pose those questions to Panasonic, but you should not be surprised if they decline answering your questions.

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by androez / April 5, 2012 1:52 PM PDT
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Thank you!

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