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How long should the initial charge take to complete?

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The manual for my D5000 says, "about one hour and forty minutes are required to fully recharge the battery when no charge remains."
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In nikon charger, one and half hour approx
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Will the EN-EL9a work in my D40X?

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I bought a EN-ELa to use in my D40x and a message came up on the back screen telling me that the battery could not be used in this camera! A lot of info out there seems to say it will, but I can only speak from my own disappointing experience.
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Yes, you can use the EN-EL9a with your camera.
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can I use EN-EL9a battery for D60 DSLR camera?

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Yes, you can use this battery with the D60.
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Can I use the EN-EL9a with a D3100?

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The D3100 is compatible with the EN-EL14 battery.
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What type of charger is needed for it? Is it a MH23 as for EN-EL9

I want to use it in a D40x with the firmware upgrade - v1.01
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I bought it and is working like a charm ;))

Also, in documentation specifies that is recommended to be charged only with Nikon MH23 quick charger!

And is compatible with D5000, D3000, D60, D40 (firmware A v1.12 or higher), D40x (firmware A v1.01 or higher)
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can you use the charger in UK

We have a D5000 with supplied charger with this battery (MH-23). Can we use this charger in the UK and France with the correct power adapter. My husband seems to think that we can't use it in the UK due to the 240 v but surely everything is made to an international standard now.
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Please click on the link below for information:
Answer Title: Can I take my digital SLR camera overseas on a vacation?
Answer Link: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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What is the difference between EN-EL9a and EN-EL9??

What is the difference between the EN-EL9a and EN-EL9 batteries? I can't find any difference in the specifications, and the MSRP is the same for both.
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The Nikon Li-ion EN-EL9a battery holds slightly more charge than the Nikon EN-EL9 battery.
el9a : 7.2v*1080ma=7.8wh
el9: 7.4v*1000ma=7.4wh
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battery will not charge at all. How long should it have lasted? Has not been used that much and durability seems quite short.

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It takes about one hour and forty minutes to fully recharge the battery when no charge remains. Battery Life 510 shots (per charge).
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I have had the D5000 for just over a year. Now after fully charging my battery, the next time i go to use it, its dead. Do i need a new one?

If so is that under some kind of warranty?
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These batteries have a shelf life.

They can lose 1% of their power per week just sitting around. So if you haven't used it in seven weeks, it's likely it's down to 50% of it's fully charged power.

Also, you can only recharge these batteries about a few hundred times before it no longer can hold a charge. One year can also be the useful life of a well-used rechargeable battery.

Your charger may show it's fully charged, but if it's not up to snuff, full is relevant. Leaving the battery on the charger too long after it's fully charged is also not a good idea.

Lastly, are you sure your charger is working correctly?
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Are there any Battery Power Packs available for the D3000 with EN-EL9a Rechargeable Li-ion Battery?

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None made by Nikon.
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What does blinking Amber light means on MH-23 Charger?

I am trying to charge EN-EL9a ( D3000 ) using MH-23 charger but amber light keeps blinking when plugged-in and battery does not get charged. Is this potentially a bad battery or the charger? I have ensured that battery is plugged-in correctly and have tried different sockets.

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When the amber charge light on the MH-23 is flashing it means that the EN-EL9a battery is in the process of charging. When the amber light remains lit and doesn't flash it indicates a charged battery. About one hour and forty minutes are required to fully recharge a battery when no charge remains. If the battery has been in the charger for a long period of time and the light continues to flash it could mean that your battery is in need of replacement.
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What is the `S` terminal on EN-EL9a

Volt meter testing my batteries. What is the `S` terminal used for?
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That is the Signal Contact.
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does this work with nikon d 60?

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Yes it does.
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Is the EN-EL9a battery compatible with Nikon D40?

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Yes, pleae make sure you have done this update:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16413
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Battery has gone flat because it was left on . Can it be recharged as no charging light comes on?

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Warm up this battery up to 50 C. If still it's not working, buy new one.
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How many shots can I take after fully charge en-el9a battery?

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D3000 : 500
D5000: 510
Based on CIPA standards
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Is this battery safe to use in my camera and charger?

I have a EN-EL9 battery and was wondering if it is compatible with my D3000 camera and charger? On an early post in the product forum, it was mentioned that the specs of the two batteries are:
el9a : 7.2v*1080ma=7.8wh
el9: 7.4v*1000ma=7.4wh

But the info on the EN-EL9 battery I have is:
el9: 7.4v*1150mAh and nothing else
Does this make a difference and is it safe to use?
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Two batteries will work with the D3000, the EN-EL9 (7.4 volts 1000 mAh) and the EN-EL9a(7.2 volts and 1080 mAh) The battery you list may work but I would rather use a genuine Nikon replacement and not risk damaging my camera.
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Will this battery EN-EL9a work for Nikon 1 mirror less camera?

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Not compatible with any Nikon 1 cameras which Nikon 1 do you have and I will give you the correctthe battery number.
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How long does this battery last?

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The number of shots that can be taken with fully-charged battery varies with the condition of the battery, temperature and how the camera is used.
Single-frame release mode: Approximately 550 shots
Continuous release mode: Approximately 2000 shots
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