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EH-5a AC Adapter

The EH-5a is an optional AC Adapter for select Nikon DSLR cameras that can be used to power the camera from a wall outlet. For D3100/D3200/D5000/D5100: Requires EP-5A Power Connector (available separately)
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Will this AC adapter only work if there is a battery installed in the camera or can I not have one inserted?

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D700 has a female DC-in socket on the side. EH-5a directly plugs into this socket and powers the camera. You *don't* need to have battery present in the battery compartment.to operate the D700 with the EH-5a adapter. You need a dummy battery adapter in the battery compartment on cameras that lack a DC-in socket. For example D5100 and D3100 don't have the DC-in socket and require the dummy battery adapter (EP-5a). In such cameras, EH-5a plugs into the EP-5a cable to power the camera.
 
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I have a D700. Do you mean to say that I need a special Dummy battery to use the EH-5a? I have never heard of this in any of the product literature. What does the dummy battery do?
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The AC adapter has a dummy battery that goes inside the camera. You'll need to remove the normal battery.
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compatability with D5100

Where does this plug into the D5100? Does the D5100 require the EP-5a adapter in addition to this item? TIA!
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Yes, you need the EP-5a adapter to plug into the D5100.
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Please see page # 208 of the user's manual for the D5100. Yes, you will need the EP-5a adapter.
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Nikon D50 compability

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I have a Nikon D50, a P7000 and a Nikon D300. The EH-5a is compatible with D300 and P7000, but is it also comaptible with the D50?

I need the power adapter for better power support over time.
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Yes, the EH-5A works with the D50.
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I already own an EH-5 for my D-70. Beside the Cal. regulation, and the change to the EH-5a, Can I use the EH-5 on my new P-700 by adding the EP-5 adap

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If you are referring to the D700. You can use the AC/Adapter EH-5a and EH-5. There's no need to use the EP-5 Power Supply Connector.
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When will the EH-5a be available again or is it discontinued. Any alternatives?

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I had the same question and did extensive research. From the information I got from a lot of calls to a lot of places, Nikon pretty much has the EH-5a on hold in manufacturing, but it WILL 100% be available at some point, most likely fairly soon. Most places you see that have this item in their catalogue say that it is back-ordered from the manufacturer, which means they will be available to purchase soon.
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Why can't I find this adapter at any retailer?

All retailers are out of stock.
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The earthquake & tsunami destroyed much of Nikon production, they are now back in production & catching up These items are listed on the "Nikon usa" websight. You should be able to pre order one there.
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Is this compatible with D90?

Is this compatible with the D90? And is this ALL i need to have continuous current going to my camera (for time-lapse photography)?

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EH-5A on the D90 requires nothing additional, you will have constant ac power to your camera
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Will this also charge the camera batteries or is it just a power supply?

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It's just a power supply.
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Compatibility with D80 and D700

Hi, i need continous power for a D80 and D700. Is the EH-5a AC Adapter compatible for both cameras? Do i need anything else?
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http://en.nikon.ca/Nikon-Products/Product/Power-Adapters/25364/Adaptateur-secteur-EH-5a.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-Overview
Listed as compatible with both, nothing else required
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What are the differences between the EH-5, EH-5a, and EH-5b power adapters?

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Aside from differences in size and weight, the EH-5 and EH-5a are different in the regard that the EH-5 is not in compliance with the State of California's new Appliance Efficiency Regulations. The EH-5a meets these standards.
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I have an EH-5 AC adapter that was purchased with my D300. Do I really need to purchase an EH-5b for the D800?

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The EH-5a and EH-5 AC adapters can also be used with the D800.
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What is the difference between the EH-5a and EH-5b AC adapters?

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Aside from differences in size and weight, the EH-5, EH-5a, and EH-5b are different in the regard that the EH-5 is not in compliance with the State of California's new Appliance Efficiency Regulations. The EH-5a, and EH-5b meets these standards.
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What is the length of each one of the two cables? Is there an extension for the second cable ? (the one that connects the Adapter with the camera)

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The adapter is approximately 6'7" long. The typical Nikon power cord is approximately 6'. The total length of the power cord and adapter should be approximately 12 feet.
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Can this adapter be powered from the cigarette lighter in an automobile?

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No, you'll need to connect this to a wall outlet.
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Weight and duration?

Hi I have 2 questions...

What is the weight of this product?

How long can this last for when connected to the camera (fully charged) compared to the inner batteries (for the Nikon D90 for example)?
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Weighs 280 grams, it is an a/c adapter and does not stop supplying power as long as it is plugged in.
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Battery supply

Can it only supply battery if it is plugged into both the socket and the camera at the same time or can I fully charge it , disconnect it from the socket and then head off to a trip while using it as the main battery source?

If so how long will it last for (without being connected to the socket while providing battery for the camera)?
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It is an external power supply, it does not charge the battery or provide extra power unless it is plugged in to a mains power supply.
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When will the EH-5a AC Adapter be available for purchase at retail stores in the U.S. again?

Cannot find this adapter at local camera stores nor other retail establishments in Columbus. Is it still being produced? And if not, then what alternative Nikon adapter will work with the Nikon D80 camera? Thanks.
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Cameras that use the EH-5 or EH-5a AC Adapter can also use the EH-5b AC Adapter. This includes the D700, D300, D300S, D90, D80, D70S, D70, D60, D40X, D40, D7000, D5100, D3100, and D3000.
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What is the voltage and current coming out of the EH-5A AC Adapter and into the EP-5A Power Connector?

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The output from the EH-5A AC adapter to the EP-5A power connector is: 9V⎓4500mA.
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Can I use the EH-5a AC Adapter to power the Nikon WT-4A ?

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EH-6a is the correct adapter.
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Compatibility with Nikon D5300

Hi, if I use this + EP-5A adapter, will it work with Nikon D5300?
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According to system chart the EH-5b and the EP-5a is the correct combination.
Here is the system chart for the D5300:
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d5300/compatibility01.htm
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