Step 1 Preparing the power supply
Connecting to a wall outlet
When you use your camcorder for a long time, we recommend that you power it from a
wall outlet using the AC power adaptor.
(1) Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the supplied AC power adaptor to the DC
IN jack on your camcorder with the plug's v mark facing up.
(2) Connect the power cord to the AC power adaptor.
(3) Connect the power cord to a wall outlet.
The camcorder is not disconnected from the AC power source (house current) as long
as it is connected to a wall outlet, even if the camcorder itself has been turned off.
•The AC power adaptor can supply power even if the battery pack is attached to your
•The DC IN jack has "source priority." This means that the battery pack cannot supply
any power if the power cord is connected to the DC IN jack, even when the power
cord is not plugged into a wall outlet.
•Prevent metallic objects from coming into contact with the metal parts of the DC plug
of the AC power adaptor. This may cause a short-circuit, damaging the AC power
A car battery
You cannot use a car battery with the camcorder.
To a wall outlet