Having problems with your Pentax Optio M40 Digital Camera ?

I have lost my battery recharger and want to know if i can charge the battery any other way. im in a remote area, and getting to a shop is difficult, i want to take photos NOW! can you please help? thank you


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I would NOT suggest trying to charge the D-LI63 battery, in any other way, than a charger made specifically for this battery. (D-L 'eye' 63) This is a ->LITHIUM ION battery. This battery can be overcharged, and blow up. Connect a Positive, and Negative from a power source to the wrong terminals, (Those brass strips on the battery), and if you get them reversed, it may blow up.

"Li-ion batteries are not as durable as nickle-metal hydride or nickle- cadmium designs, and can be extremely dangerous if mistreated. They may explode if overheated or if charged to an excessively high voltage. Furthermore, they may be irreversibly damaged if discharged below a certain voltage."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithium-ion_battery

I would suggest another affordable charger, specifically made for the Pentax D-LI63 battery, used in the Pentax Optio M40.
From a quick search just now,
http://sterlingtek.com/dh67-trav---ac-dc-pentax-optio-m40-battery-charger.html
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