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• Click here to buy the Dummy Battery (5d, 7d, 70d etc.)
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Over the last 4 or so years that I’ve been recording on Canon DSLR’s, i’ve been on the hunt for a way to increase the dismal battery life of the cameras. Using LP-E6 or LP-E8 Batteries, I can barely get 1 hour of run time while shooting video.
That is until now! And it couldn’t be better!
What I did was purchase an XTPower 10000mah external battery on Amazon, which has both 12v and 9v outputs. Canon DSLR’s generally need around 7-8v’s power, so this works perfectly.
Next, you need a dummy battery (also called a coupler) that goes in your camera and connects to the Anker. Here’s links for dummy batteries for the 5d, 70d, 7d and also for the t4i, t3i and t2i. You may also need a cheap connection plug (5.5mm x 2.1mm) to connect the battery cable to the dummy battery, you can buy them here.
The external battery also includes a dc cable that will connect to the dummy battery, so that’s it. You now have yourself a BEAST of an external battery.
I’ve done some tests using this battery and the run time is well above 8 hours of battery life.
Stay tuned for a new blog post where I’ll give some tips on how to mount this battery on your camera or rig.