Dummy battery for a video camera

I have an old Sanyo Xacti video camera which I use very rarely. Therefore every time I need the camera the battery is empty.  Since I use the camera mostly at home I built a dummy battery for the camera. This post is not meant as instruction but as suggestion how it could be done. teaser

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The camera is primed to be used with a dummy battery. See that curved notch on the bottom left of the battery compartment. and the “3.7/5V”  label.

 

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I cut a strip of wood to the size of the original battery. Then ground a notch for the cable and the contacts and drilled holes to secure the cable in place. I used adhesive copper foil for the contacts and soldered them to the cable.

 

 

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The back side with the cable.

 

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The dummy battery in the camera.

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