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Sony AC VQ800 Operating Instructions

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Sony Corporation © 1999 Printed in Japan
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the unit.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Model No. AC-VQ800 Serial No.
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WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
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This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated "Dangerous voltage" within the
product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude
to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
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This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
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appliance.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
The Graphical Symbols with Supplemental Marking is located on the
bottom of the unit.
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Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
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interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference
to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
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equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for
your safety and convenience.
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Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover,
be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use
the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover,
please contact your nearest Sony service station.
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Thank you for purchasing the Sony AC adaptor/charger.
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it
for future reference.
The AC-VQ800 AC adaptor/charger can be used as follows:
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• To charge a lithium ion type battery pack. Ni-Cd/Nickel hydrogen type
batteries are not rechargeable.
The following functions are available with the InfoLITHIUM battery pack:
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– Quickly charging
– Remaining charge time display
• To enable the power supply to the video equipment with the house
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current, connection cords are included with this unit.
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What is the "InfoLITHIUM"
The "InfoLITHIUM" is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange data
with compatible video equipment about its battery consumption. Sony
recommends that you use the "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack with video
equipment having the
mark.
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WARNING
VTR/CAMERA
BATTERY LIFE
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
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Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
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AC power cord must be changed only at the qualified service shop.
For the customers in Canada
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO
WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
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Notes on Use
About the AC power cord plug
The AC-VQ800 comes in two models, differentiated by the shape of the AC
power cord plug.
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Model
Shape of the plug
Model for USA/Canada
Polarized
Model for other countries
Non polarized
• The model for USA and Canada: One blade of the plug is wider than the
To remove
other for the purpose of safety and will fit into the power outlet only one
way. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, contact your
dealer.
About the remaining battery time
While charging the battery pack, this unit will show the remaining battery
time with your video equipment, etc. on the following conditions.
• Using the InfoLITHIUM battery pack
• Using the video equipment having the
Make sure that you use the battery pack having the
Consult the operating instructions supplied with your video equipment if it
is applied to InfoLITHIUM.
To remove
Though the following models are applied to InfoLITHIUM, the
remaining battery time is not displayed on this unit.
DCR- SC100/SC100E/TRV7/TRV7E
CCD- TR555/TR555E/TR610E/TR710/TR710E/TR760E/TR790E/TR810E/
TR820E/TR825E/TR910/TR910E/TR920E/TR930/TR1100E/
TR2200E/TR2300/TR2300E/TR3100E/TR3300/TR3300E/TR3400/
TRV31/TRV31E/TRV41/TRV41E/TRV51/TRV51E/TRV54E/
TRV56E/TRV61E/TRV62/TRV64E/TRV72/TRV81/TRV81E/
TRV82/TRV91E/TRV94/TRV94E/TRV101/TRV101E/
SC55/SC55E/SC65/SC65E
GV-A500/A500E
If you use the video equipment having the
mark, the remaining battery
time display of the battery pack being charged corresponds to the video equipment
having the
mark which is last attached to the battery pack.
Charging
Use only a lithium ion type battery pack. This unit cannot be used to
charge a Ni-Cd/Nickel hydrogen type battery pack.
• Attach the battery pack firmly.
• Charge the battery pack on a flat surface without vibration.
Charging temperature
The temperature range for charging is 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F).
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However, to provide maximum battery efficiency, the recommended
temperature range when charging is 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F).
Others
• The nameplate indicating operating voltage, power consumption, etc. is
located on the bottom.
• The negligible amount of electric current will flow into the AC adaptor/
charger as long as the AC adaptor/charger is plugged into the wall outlet.
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• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if it will not be used for extended
period of time. To disconnect the cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull
the cord itself.
• Do not operate the unit with a damaged cord or if it has been dropped or
damaged.
• Be sure that nothing metallic comes into contact with the metal parts of
the unit or connecting plate. If it does, a short may occur and the unit
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may be damaged.
• Always keep the metal contacts clean.
• Do not disassemble or convert the unit.
• Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the unit.
• While the unit is in use, it gets warm. But this is normal.
• Keep the unit away from AM receivers, because it will disturb AM
reception.
• Do not place the unit in a location where it is:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
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If any difficulty should arise, unplug the unit and contact your nearest Sony
dealer.
Specifications
Power requirements
100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption
25 W
Charge mode:
35 VA (100 V AC), 50 VA (240 V AC)
Operating mode:
40 VA (100 V AC), 50 VA (240 V AC)
Output voltage
DC OUT:
8.4 V, 2.0 A in operating mode
Battery charge terminal:
8.4 V, 1.4 A in charge mode
Application
Sony battery pack NP-FM50/FM70/FM90/
F530/F550/F730/F750/F930/F950
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to 60°C (–4°F to 140°F)
Dimensions
Approx. 136 48
90 mm (w/h/d)
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including projecting parts
Mass
Approx. 250 g (8.8oz)
Supplied accessories
Connecting cord DK-415 (1), DK-215 (1),
AC power cord (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor, if necessary, depending on
the design of the wall outlet.
Wall outlet
AC-VQ800
AC plug adaptor
This mark indicates that this product is a genuine
accessory for Sony video products. When purchasing
Sony video products, Sony recommends that you
purchase accessories with this "GENUINE VIDEO
ACCESSORIES" mark.
Identifying the parts
See illustration A.
1 Terminal shutter (InfoLITHIUM L series)
2 Terminal shutter (InfoLITHIUM M series)
3 DC OUT connector
4 CHARGE lamp
5 Mode change switch
6 DISPLAY CHANGE button
7 Display window
Display window
8 InfoLITHIUM indicator
9 WARNING indicator
0 TIME TO CHG (charge) indicator
qa Time indicator
mark
qs BATTERY LIFE (battery remaining time) indicator
mark.
qd VTR/CAMERA indicator
qf Full charge indicator
qg Remaining battery indicator
To Charge the Battery Pack
See illustration B.
1 Set the mode change switch to CHARGE.
2 Connect the power cord to this unit.
3 Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
The beep sounds and the display window lights up.
4 Install the battery pack.
Charging begins. When the remaining battery indicator becomes
and the CHARGE lamp lights up, normal charge is completed. For full
charge, which allows you to use the battery slightly longer than "normal
charge", leave the battery pack attached until the CHARGE lamp goes
out.
Remove the battery pack when required. It can be used even if the
charging is not completed.
Remaining battery indicator
Normal charge
Full charge
To Install the battery pack
InfoLITHIUM L series (NP-F550, etc.)
(ill. B-1)
1 Place the battery pack on this unit with the b b b b b mark facing the
terminal shutter (L series).
2 Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.
Press the battery pack until the terminal shutter enters completely
into this unit.
InfoLITHIUM M series (NP-FM50, etc.)
(ill. B-2)
1 Place the battery pack on this unit with the B B B B B mark facing the
terminal shutter (M series).
2 Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.
Press the battery pack until the terminal shutter lifts completely.
Note
When you install the battery pack, be sure to not strike it to the terminal of
the AC adaptor/charger.
Charging time
To Operate Video Equipment
The following table shows the charging time for the battery pack which is
discharged completely.
Use the nearest wall outlet in case a problem occurs and you need to
Battery pack
Charging time
Battery pack
Charging time
unplug this unit.
Use the supplied DK-415 or DK-215 connecting cord.
(InfoLITHIUM L series)
(InfoLITHIUM M series)
For details of the connection, refer to the instruction manual of the video
equipment.
NP-F550
115 (55)
NP-FM50
105 (45)
NP-F750
170 (110)
NP-FM70
150 (90)
1 Set the mode change switch to VTR/CAMERA.
NP-F950
225 (165)
NP-FM90
195 (135)
2 Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
3 Connect the connecting cord A to the DC OUT connector of this
• Approximate minutes to charge an empty battery pack fully (Full charge).
unit.
• Approximate minutes in parentheses indicate the time when you charge
normally (Normal charge).
4 Connect the connecting cord to the video equipment.
• To ascertain the battery life, refer to the instruction manual of the video
When using the connecting cord DK-415
equipment which you use.
(DCR-TRV9, etc.)
(ill.C-1)
• The charging time may differ depending on the condition of the battery
pack or the temperature of the environment.
While pressing the connecting plate B , slide it down.
To remove the connecting plate, slide it up while pressing the battery
Notes
release lever C.
• When the mode change switch is set to VTR/CAMERA during charging,
When using the connecting cord DK-215
charging stops.
(DCR-TRV10, etc.)
• If the CHARGE lamp does not light or flash, check that the battery pack is
(ill.C-2)
correctly attached to the AC adaptor/charger. If it is not attached it will
Open the cover, and insert the connecting plug D.
not be charged.
To remove the connecting plug, pull it out.
When the CHARGE lamp flashes
Notes
• If you set the mode change switch to CHARGE while operating the video
If a problem occurs during charging, the CHARGE lamp flashes and
equipment, the power supply to the video equipment stops.
WARNING appears on the display.
• You cannot charge the battery pack attached to this unit while supplying
Check through the following chart.
the power to the video equipment.
• Keep this unit away from the video equipment if the picture is disturbed.
Remove the battery pack from this unit, then install the same battery
pack again.
If the CHARGE lamp flashes
If the CHARGE lamp lights and
again:
does not flash again:
Install another battery pack.
If the CHARGE lamp goes out
because the charging time has
passed, there is no problem.
If the CHARGE lamp flashes
If the CHARGE lamp lights and
again:
does not flash again:
The problem is with this unit.
If the CHARGE lamp goes out
because the charging time has
passed, the problem is with the
battery pack first installed.
Please contact your nearest Sony dealer in connection with the product
with the problem.
To remove the battery pack
NP-F550, etc.
(ill. B-1)
Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow, then lift it straight out.
NP-FM50, etc.
(ill. B-2)
Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow, then lift it straight out.
To Check Charging
While charging, you can check the charging time on the display. After
starting charging in a minute, BATTERY LIFE lights up on the display.
Press DISPLAY CHANGE while charging.
Each time you press DISPLAY CHANGE, the display changes as follows.
The remaining battery time
BATTERY LIFE
when the battery pack being
charged is attached to your
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InfoLITHIUM video equipment
The time is not displayed when the
DISPLAY
remaining battery time is less than 5
CHANGE
minutes.
The remaining time until normal
charge is completed
TIME TO CHG
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DISPLAY
CHANGE
The remaining time until full
charge is completed
TIME TO CHG
FULL
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DISPLAY
CHANGE
Notes
• The time display shows the approximate time when charging at 10°C -
30°C. The time display may differ from the actual charging time
depending on using conditions and circumstances.
• The time display may show "– – – –" in the following cases. However, the
unit is not malfunctioning.
– The remaining battery time is less than 5 minutes.
– There is a difference between the displayed time and actual charging
time. Even if this happens, continue charging.
• Full charge requires about 1 hour after normal charge is completed. If you
remove the battery pack between normal charge and full charge, the
charging time may not be displayed properly in the next charging.
• If the charging time is not displayed properly, fully charge the battery
pack. The charging time will be displayed properly.
• When you attach a fully charged battery pack to this unit, "TIME TO CHG
FULL 1h" may appear on the display. However, this is not a malfunction.
• The remaining battery time may not be displayed depending on using
conditions and circumstances of your video camera recorder and of the
battery. See "About the remaining time" for more details.
• You may wait for a while after pressing DISPLAY CHANGE until the
display shows the time indication.
• To display the remaining battery time of a new battery, attach it to your
video camera recorder and use it for about 20 seconds. Then, charge the
battery with this unit.
See illustration C.

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  • Page 1 — Extremely hot or cold — Dusty or dirty — Very humid — Vibrating If any difficulty should arise, unplug the unit and contact your nearest Sony dealer. Charging time To Operate Video Equipment The following table shows the charging time for the battery pack which is discharged completely.
  • Page 2 La batería “InfoLITHIUM” es una batería que puede intercambiar datos con Temperatura de almacenamiento un equipo de vídeo compatible en cuanto a su consumo de batería. Sony –20 a 60°C recomienda que utilice la batería “InfoLITHIUM” con equipos de vídeo que Dimensiones Aprox.