voltage help

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by grizzly, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. grizzly

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    Hi,I am working on a camera a sony dsc-w80 I would like to use a different battery than stock. the battery is a 3.6V 960 mAh the sony specs gives me max voltage 4.2V norminal 3.6V Capacity 3.4 wh 960 mAh
    I would like to use 1 four AA battery pack. What I think there is two voltage comes to the camera from the stock battery. The camera has three contacts for the battery. Can you help me? I am green Thanks
  2. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004
    If you use 3 AA NiMh batteries, you get the 3.6 volts and higher capacity. Using 4 AA alkalines gives 6 volts, 4 NiMh gives 4.8 volts - both too much.

    I would want to find out from Sony about the three contacts before making assumptions about their functions.