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Sony w90

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Does anyone know if I  can  use 18650 batteries as external power for a w90/80 build? The camera does come on but I get a message after about 3 seconds with sony battery out . I am assuming I can use 18650's external power as long as I use the sony battery (original inside. Also guessing it is because the sony battery has 3 contacts and the 18650 only has pos and neg. Any info helpful ..Been a while since I did any building....

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You can but keep an eye on it at first to make sure it doesn't over heat the Sony battery or that the Sony battery doesn't overheat the 18650. You need to have the Sony battery in the camera because there's a chip in the battery that tells the camera that the correct battery is installed. You could tape off the positive contact of the Sony battery and then it would only run on the externals.

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I'm pretty sure  that will work fine. I get that message even I use a non Sony 3 terminal battery inside the camera.

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