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Adaptateur/Chargeur CA/CC
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Operating Instructions
Mode d'emploi
AC-VQ1050D
AC-VQ1050B
© 2005 Sony Corporation 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-
Serial No.
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
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.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence
of important operating and maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature accompanying the
appliance.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly
approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE U.S.A AND CANADA
The Graphical Symbols with Supplemental Marking is located on the
bottom of the unit.
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 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
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.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a fuse of the
same rating as the supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362
(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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English
Thank you for purchasing the Sony AC/DC Adaptor/Charger.
AC-VQ1050D/AC-VQ1050B is the model name for the AC-VQ1050 and its
accessories.
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it
for future reference.
The AC-VQ1050 AC Adaptor/Charger can be used as follows:
The AC-VQ1050 AC Adaptor/Charger can be used in your home or car.
Connect the power cord (supplied) to a wall outlet, or connect the car
battery cord DCC-VQ1 to the cigarette lighter socket in your car. (For
negative (-) grounded vehicles only.)
• Connection cords are included with this unit to operate Sony equipment
(camcorder, etc.).
• For charging Sony rechargeable battery packs (L series).
The following functions are available when charging "InfoLITHIUM"
battery packs:
– Quick charging
(Faster than charging with your camcorder, etc.)
– Approximate charging time and battery life can be displayed.
• For charging lithium ion type battery packs. Cannot be used to
recharge Ni-Cd or Ni-MH type batteries.
• Cannot be used with some models of equipment (camcorder, etc.).
Confirm the compatibility of your equipment before use.
• Some L series batteries may not have an L mark on the battery pack.
What is "InfoLITHIUM" ?
"InfoLITHIUM" is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange data with
compatible electronic equipment about its battery consumption. We
recommend that you use an "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack (L series) with
electronic equipment that has the
mark.
"InfoLITHIUM" is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
To avoid electrical shock, do not open the cabinet.
Refer servicing to qualified personnel only.
The AC Power cord must only be changed at a qualified service shop.
CAUTION
Replace the battery with the specified type only. Otherwise, fire or injury
may result.
PRECAUTION
The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it
is connected to the wall outlet, even if the set itself has been turned off.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European Union and other European
countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that
this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it
shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring
this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent
potential negative consequences for the environment and
human health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources. For more
detailed information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Notes on Use
This unit does not have dust-proof, splash-proof or water-proof
specifications.
Caution on battery life (Read carefully before
use.)
While charging the battery pack, this unit shows the battery life if used with
your video equipment, etc. so long as the following conditions are met.
• Using the "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack
• Using electronic equipment with the
mark
Make sure that you use a battery pack with the
mark. Check
in the instruction manual supplied with your video equipment whether it is
"InfoLITHIUM" compatible.
If you use a battery pack with electronic equipment that does not have the
mark, the battery life will not be indicated in minutes.*
* The indication may not be accurate due to the conditions and environment of use.
Warranty for Recorded Content
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated if recording or playback
is not made due to a malfunction of the battery pack, AC Power Adaptor,
AC Power Adaptor/Charger, etc.
We cannot provide compensation for image
content
We cannot provide compensation for recorded content such as images and
sound, if images are not recorded or played back due to a malfunction in
the AC Adaptor/Charger, etc.
Charging
Use only a lithium ion type battery pack. This unit cannot be used to
charge a Ni-Cd/Ni-MH type battery pack.
• Attach the battery pack firmly.
• Charge the battery pack on a flat surface without vibration.
Charging temperature
• For maximum battery efficiency, the recommended temperature range
when charging is +10 °C to +30 °C (+50 °F to +86 °F).Charging becomes
more difficult at lower temperatures.
• Although this unit enables quick charging, charging outside the
recommended temperature range may lead to a longer charging time in
order to protect the battery pack. Once the charging time has been
extended, quick charging will not be restored even if the temperature is
brought within the recommended temperature range. Remove and
reinstall the battery to recharge it again.
Others
• A negligible amount of electric current will flow into the AC Adaptor/
Charger as long as it is plugged into a wall outlet.
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if it will not be used for an 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.
• Use this unit close to a wall outlet. This ensures that the power plug can
be quickly unplugged from the wall outlet to turn off the power if a
malfunction occurs during use.
• Only use this car battery Charger with a car that has a 12 or 24 volt
battery.
• Some cars are negatively grounded and others are positively grounded.
This unit is for negatively grounded cars only.
• Use the unit with the car engine running. If you use the unit with the car
engine stopped, the car battery may go flat.
• Unplug the car battery cord from the cigarette lighter socket when not in
use. To disconnect the cord, pull it out by the plug. Never pull the cord
itself.
• The nameplate indicating the operating voltage, power consumption, etc.
is located on the bottom.
• Make sure that nothing metallic comes into contact with the metal parts of
the unit or connecting plate. If it does, a short may occur.
• Always keep the metal contacts clean.
• Do not disassemble or convert the unit.
• Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the unit.
• The unit becomes warm when in use. This is not a malfunction.
• Keep the unit away from AM receivers, otherwise it may disturb AM
reception.
• Do not place the unit in a location where it is:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
• Placing this unit in locations subject to direct sunlight such as on
dashboards or near heating apparatus may cause the unit to deform or
malfunction.
If any difficulty should arise, unplug the unit and contact your nearest Sony
dealer.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
Cause/Solution
Video equipment does not
• The power plug is disconnected from the
work.
wall outlet.
• The car battery cord DCC-VQ1 is
disconnected from the cigarette lighter
socket.
t Insert into a wall outlet or cigarette lighter
socket.
• The connector cable is not properly
connected.
t Connect properly.
• The mode change switch is set to CHARGE.
t Set the mode change switch to VCR/
CAMERA.
The battery is not charged.
• The mode change switch is set to VCR/
CAMERA.
t Set the mode change switch to CHARGE.
Power immediately turns
• Fully charge again.
off even though there is
t The battery life will be correctly
sufficient battery life, or the
displayed.
displayed battery life
differs from the actual
battery life.
The display is not changed.
t Refer to "Caution on battery life (Read
carefully before use.)".
Quick charging is not
Quick charging is only performed with
performed.
"InfoLITHIUM" battery packs.
The display shown below may appear if a
battery pack is charged outside of the
recommended charging temperature range of
+10 °C to +30 °C (+50 °F to +86 °F). Charging
can still be performed in this case, but in order
to protect the battery pack, quick charging is
not performed.
The CHARGE lamp blinks
t Check through the following chart.
and "WARNING" is
displayed in the display
window.
Remove the battery pack from the unit and then reinstall it.
If the CHARGE lamp flashes
If the CHARGE lamp lights up
again:
and does not flash again:
Install a different
If the CHARGE lamp goes out
"InfoLITHIUM" battery pack.
because the charging time has
passed, there is no problem.
If the CHARGE lamp flashes
If the CHARGE lamp lights up
again:
and does not flash again:
There is a problem with the
If the CHARGE lamp goes out
unit.
because the charging time has
passed, there is a problem with
the first battery pack installed.
Please contact your nearest Sony dealer regarding the product that has a
problem.
Specifications
AC-VQ1050
Power requirements
100 V - 240 V AC 50/60 Hz 22 W
12/24 V DC
(only for negative grounded cars)
Output voltage
DC OUT: 8.4 V 2.0 A in operating mode
Battery charge terminal: 8.4 V 1.8 A in charge
mode
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. 123
53 135 mm (w/h/d)
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inches)
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Mass
Approx. 390 g (13.8 oz.)
DCC-VQ1
Input voltage
DC 12/24 V
Fuse rating
125 V 4 A
Cord length
Approx. 1.5 m
Mass
Approx. 80 g (3.0 oz.)
Included items
AC/DC Adaptor/Charger AC-VQ1050D
AC Adaptor/Charger (AC-VQ1050) ................. (1)
Connecting cord(DK-215) ................................... (1)
(DK-415) ................................... (1)
AC Power cord ................................................... (1)
Car battery cord (DCC-VQ1) .............................. (1)
Set of printed documentation
AC Adaptor/Charger AC-VQ1050B
AC Adaptor/Charger (AC-VQ1050) ................. (1)
Connecting cord (DK-215) .................................. (1)
AC Power cord ..................................................... (1)
Set of printed documentation
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Note
AC-VQ1050B is not supplied with Connecting cord (DK-415) and Car
battery cord (DCC-VQ1).
Use a commercially available AC plug Adaptor (not supplied), if necessary,
depending on the design of the wall outlet.
Wall outlet
AC-VQ1050
AC plug Adaptor (not supplied)
Do not connect this unit to a voltage Adaptor (travel converter) for
overseas travel. This may result in overheating or other malfunction.
Identifying the parts
See illustration A.
1 Terminal shutter
Display window
2 Slot 1
qd "InfoLITHIUM" indicator
3 DC IN connector
qf WARNING indicator
(only for DCC-VQ1)
qg TIME TO CHG (charge) indicator
4 DC OUT connector
qh Time indicator
5 CHARGE lamp 1
qj BATTERY LIFE indicator
6 Slot 2
qk VCR/CAMERA indicator
7 CHARGE lamp 2
ql Full charge indicator
8 Mode change switch
w; Battery life indicator
9 QUICK MODE lamp
q; Display window
qa Slot indicator lamp
qs DISPLAY change button
To Charge the Battery Pack
See illustration B-1.
When the AC Power cord and car battery cord DCC-VQ1 are connected
at the same time, power input from the battery cord is given priority.
Also refer to the instruction manual of your video equipment.
1 Set the mode change switch to CHARGE.
2 Connect the AC Power cord or the car battery cord to this unit.
3 Connect the AC Power cord to a wall outlet or a cigarette
lighter socket.
There is a beep and the display window comes on.
4 Install the battery pack.
Charging begins. When the battery life indicator becomes
and the
CHARGE lamp lights up, normal charge is completed. The QUICK
MODE lamp lights up during quick charging.
For a full charge, which allows you to use the battery slightly longer
than a "normal charge", leave the battery pack installed until the battery
life indicator becomes
and the CHARGE lamp goes out.
Remove the battery pack when required. It can be used even if charging
is not completed.
5 When charging is complete, remove the battery pack.
Installing two battery packs simultaneously
This unit allows installation of two battery packs simultaneously.
Charging starts with the battery pack installed in Slot 1.
When two battery packs are installed but not simultaneously, charging
starts with the battery pack installed first regardless of whether it is in
Slot 1 or 2.
Note
This unit cannot charge two battery packs simultaneously.
PRECAUTION
The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (wall outlet) as long
as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the set itself has been turned off.
To install the battery pack
See illustration B-2.
1 Place the battery pack on this unit with the b b b b b mark facing the
terminal shutter.
2 Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow.
Press the battery pack until the terminal shutter completely enters the
unit.
To remove the battery pack
See illustration B-2.
Slide the battery pack in the direction of the arrow and lift it straight out.
Notes
• Do not lift the unit by holding the battery pack.
• When installing the battery pack, be sure not to hit it against the terminal
shutter.
• Be careful not to pinch your fingers while installing or removing the
battery pack.
Charging time
The following table shows the charging time for a main battery pack that
has been completely discharged.
Quick Charge
NP-F970
NP-F770
NP-F570
NP-F730
Normal charge
250 min
170 min
85 min
100 min
Full charge
310 min
230 min
145 min
160 min
• For how to check the battery life, refer to the instruction manual of your
video equipment.
• The charging time may differ depending on the condition of the battery
pack or the ambient temperature.
• The approximate times shown are when charging an empty battery pack
with this unit at +25 °C.
Notes
• If the mode change switch is set to VCR/CAMERA during charging,
charging stops.
• If the CHARGE lamp does not light up or flash, check that the battery
pack is correctly attached to the AC Adaptor/Charger. If it is not attached
correctly, it will not be charged.
• Quick charging is only performed with "InfoLITHIUM" battery packs.
• If anything goes wrong during charging, the charge lamp blinks and
"WARNING" appears on the display. For details, see "Troubleshooting".
To Check Charging
See illustration C.
You can check the charging time on the display during charging. About one
minute after charging starts, BATTERY LIFE lights up on the display. The
battery life displayed is the approximate time remaining for taking
photographs using the viewfinder. The battery life is shorter if the LCD
display is used.
The battery life may not be displayed with certain video equipment. For
details, refer to "Caution on battery life (Read carefully before use.)".
Press DISPLAY during charging.
Once about one minute has passed after installing the battery pack, the
contents of the display window change each time you press the DISPLAY
change button. The slot indicator lamp shows the slot number for the
battery information displayed. When two battery packs are installed
simultaneously, the time display of the battery pack not being charged
returns automatically after about 10 seconds to the time display of the
battery pack being charged.
Here is an example of installing a battery pack in Slot 1 followed by
another in Slot 2 . The slot indicator lamp corresponds to the slot number.
1 Battery life if the first installed battery pack is installed in your
"InfoLITHIUM" electronic equipment.
The battery life is not displayed if it is less than five minutes.
2 Remaining time until normal charging of the first installed
battery pack is complete.
The normal charge time is not displayed after normal charging is
complete.
3 Remaining time until full charging of the first installed battery
pack is complete.
The full charge time is not displayed after full charging is complete.
4 Battery life if the last installed battery pack is installed in your
"InfoLITHIUM" electronic equipment.
The battery life is not displayed if it is less than five minutes.
5 Remaining time until normal charging of the last installed
battery pack is complete.
The normal charge time is not displayed after normal charging is
complete.
6 Remaining time until full charging of the last installed battery
pack is complete.
The full charge time is not displayed after full charging is complete.
Notes
• The time display shows the approximate time when charging at +25 °C.
The time display may differ from the actual charging time due to the
environment of use.
• The time display of the battery pack on the side not being charged may
take some time to appear.
• The time display may show "– – – –" in the following cases. This is not a
malfunction.
– The battery life is less than 5 minutes.
– There is a difference between the displayed time and actual charging
time. Even if this happens, continue charging.
– When charging a battery other than an "InfoLITHIUM" battery pack
(Battery life display and other functions are not available.)
• Full charging requires about one hour after normal charging is complete.
If you remove the battery pack between normal charge and full charge,
the charging time may not be displayed properly in the next charging.
• When charging a battery that has not been used for a long time, the
displayed battery life and full charge time sometimes differ from the
actual times. This is not a malfunction. If this happens, fully charge the
battery pack. The correct times can then be displayed.
• If you install a fully charged battery pack in this unit, "TIME TO CHG
FULL 1h" may appear on the display. This is not a malfunction.
• It may take some time after pressing DISPLAY for the time to be
displayed.
• To display the battery life of a new battery, first install it in your video
camera recorder and use it for about 20 seconds, and then charge it with
this unit.
• It may take some time for the time to be displayed for the battery pack
that is not being charged. Sometimes the time may not be displayed at all
due to the condition of the battery pack. Neither case is a malfunction.
• In the following cases, some deviance may occur in the time displayed.
This is not due to any malfunction.
– If the battery pack is removed from this unit after normal charge is
finished but before full charge is finished. (It takes about one hour from
when normal charge is complete to when full charge is complete.)
– When charging a battery pack that has not been use for a long time.
(Fully charge once first.)
To Operate Video Equipment
See illustration D.
For details of connection, refer to the instruction manual of the video
equipment.
1 Set the mode change switch to VCR/CAMERA.
2 Connect the AC Power cord or car battery cord to this unit.
3 Connect the AC Power cord to a wall outlet or cigarette lighter
socket.
4 Connect the connecting cord to the DC OUT connector of this
unit.
5 Connect the connecting cord to the video equipment.
When using the connecting cord DK-215 (ill.D-1)
When using the connecting cord DK-415 (ill.D-2)
Notes
• Setting the mode change switch to CHARGE while operating the video
equipment cuts the power supply to the video equipment.
• You cannot charge a battery pack installed in this unit when in VCR/
CAMERA mode.
• Keep this unit away from your video equipment if the image is distorted.
• The DK-415 connecting cord is only for use with devices compatible with
Rechargeable battery packs (L series). Confirm the compatibility of your
device.
• The connecting cord supplied with this unit may be unusable with your
video camera. In this case, use the connecting cord supplied with your
video camera.
• The illustrated example is of connection to an HDR-FX1 digital HD video
camera recorder.
Fuse Replacement
See illustration E.
If this unit does not work properly while using DCC-VQ1, check to see if
the fuse has blown. If it has, replace it as follows.
1 Twist the end of the plug and remove it.
2 Remove the blown fuse.
3 Insert a new fuse and twist the end of the plug to tighten.
Notes
• Replace the fuse with a fuse with the same rating (4 A, 125 V).
• If your car's cigarette lighter socket is dirty with ash, etc., the plug part
can become hot due to a poor connection. Always clean before use.
• Do not replace the fuse with anything except a fuse with the specified
rating.
• If the new fuse blows soon after replacement, consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Contact your car dealer about the polarity of your car's grounding, the
voltage of your car battery, etc.

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