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I bought a ivitar vivicam 8018 yesterday. Can I charge the camera through my computer or does it only run on batteries?


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The ViviCam 8018 runs on three AAA batteries. It does not include any charging circuitry and thus will not charge through the USB connection. In fact, connecting the camera to the computer will drain the batteries faster, since the camera has to communicate with the computer (even it's only to say it's got nothing to say). The manual recommends using disposable alkaline batteries.
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