Having problems with your Canon PowerShot A400 Digital Camera ?

Is there any possibility of charging the camera(canon A400) directly than using the battery charger?


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You can get an AC adaptor kit that will power the camera. It is called the ACK800 and costs $49. It's available directly from Canon here:\015\012http://estore.usa.canon.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10051&storeId=10051&partNumber=7897&langId=-1
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Is there any possibility of charging the camera(canon A400) directly than using the battery charger?


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