How to use your AC Adapter and DC Coupler

Instructions for using your AC Adapter and DC Coupler –


What is a DC Coupler?

Simply put, the DC Coupler acts as a dummy battery. By replacing your original battery and connecting the DC Coupler to your AC mains adapter it will provide a more stable power source and prevent loss of data when transferring images or video footage to a PC due to an empty battery. DC Couplers are used in various electronics that include cameras and computers. The DC coupler serves a basic function for the tech-savvy user. Primarily built for convenience, DC couplers also can increase the efficiency of electronic operations.


Below are instructions for using an AC Adapter & DC Coupler with Canon models –

Step 1 -

  • Connect the DC Coupler’s plug to the AC Adapters socket -


Step 2 -

  • Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration.
  • After using the camera, unplug the power plug from the power outlet

Step 3 -

  • Insert the DC Coupler’s cord carefully without damaging the cord.

Step 4 -

  • Open the battery compartment cover and open the DC Coupler cord notch cover.
  • Insert the DC Coupler securely until it locks and put the cord through the notch.
  • Close the cover.


Below are instructions for using an AC Adapter & DC Coupler with Panasonic models –

Step 1 -

  • Insert the DC Coupler instead of the battery

Step 2 -

  • Open the DC Coupler cover

Step 3 -

  • Plug AC Adapter into power outlet

Step 4 -

  • Connect AC Adapter to DC IN socket of DC Coupler.



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