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Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5

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Product Highlights
  • Power Camera for Extended Period of Time
  • World Wide Use 100-240VAC
  • AC Adapter / Power Cord / DC Coupler

This AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5 from Canon provides a 100-240V, 50/60Hz AC power supply source for use worldwide with select Canon cameras. The adapter kit is useful when you need to power your camera for an extended period of time without having to continuously replace and recharge multiple batteries.

The kit comes with a 100-240V AC adapter, which has an attached 5.9' DC cord. The cord attaches to the DC terminal on the included DC coupler. The DC coupler is shaped like a battery, and fits in your camera's battery compartment. A 6.6' power cord connects the AC adapter to a socket on your wall.

Given the combined length of the two cords, you have a total of approximately 12.5' of cord to comfortably shoot in your studio.

Camera Compatibility
Canon EOS Rebel XS, XSi, and T1i
AC Adapter
Rated Input 100 VAC - 240 VAC (50-60 Hz)
Rated Power Output 7.4 VDC / 2 A
Power Cord Length: 6.6' / 2.0 m
Cord Length DC cord: Approx. 5.9' / 1.8 m
Dimensions 4.4 x 1.1 x 1.8" / 112.0 x 29.0 x 45.0 mm (excluding cords)
Weight Approx. 6.5 oz / 185 g (excluding power cord)
DC Coupler
Rated Input 7.4 VDC
Rated Power Output 7.4 VDC
Dimensions 1.4 x 0.6 x 2.1" / 36.0 x 14.7 x 53.1 mm
Weight Approx. 0.7 oz / 20.0 g
Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
  • AC Adapter CA-PS700
  • DC Coupler DR-E5
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CanonAC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
     
    4.5

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (14)
    • Easy to install (12)
    • Solid construction (10)
    • Long-lasting (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Digital photography (15)
      • Portrait photography (7)
      • Back-up (5)
      • Photography (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Canon had a problem !!!!

      I recently bought a new Canon EOS Rebel T1i and ordered an AC adapter for it [...]it fit exactly and worked perfectly.

      I recently bought a new Canon EOS Rebel T1i and ordered an AC adapter for it [...]it fit exactly and worked perfectly.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poorly Engineered,Don't Waste Your Money

      I've tried three of the plastic DC Couplers (DR-E5 -- the device that couples the power pack to the camera) and none of them will reliably power my XSi. The contacts in the...Read complete review

      I've tried three of the plastic DC Couplers (DR-E5 -- the device that couples the power pack to the camera) and none of them will reliably power my XSi. The contacts in the DR-E5 appear to be poorly engineered. I sent a drawing of the problem to Canon (through my dealer). No response. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

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      5.0

      Going back to the name brand

      By Archer

      from RI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Install
      • Long-Lasting
      • Reliable
      • Solid Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Back Up
        • Long shoots

        Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

        I bought the Canon-branded adapter because I had two of the off-brand adapters fail and three years, while I was using them in the field, causing me to lose a bunch of shots. This one feels sturdier than the off-brand ones, and I expect it to last as long as my camera does, or more. I just wish they also made a 12V adapter for Canon cameras, so I could run them off a car battery when I don't have AC available.

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        5.0

        high quality

        By astro_1961

        from Omaha, NE

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astrophotography
          • Digital Photography

          Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

          I have the inexpensive Chinese version which looks about the same however the dummy battery gets stuck and I have heard horror stories about them. I feel so much better having a high quality AC adapter that I don't have to worry about.

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          5.0

          Don't go cheap

          By PhotoBoothDoctor

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Digital Photography

            Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

            I recently purchased a few $10 adapters online and they suck. They are very light and they didn't last long. I was very hesitant to spend the $60 on a canon adapter. But this is my second one (the other one is for a power shot camera), and they are very reliable. I use the adapters to power cameras in my photo booths.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Must have for astrophotography

            By Dan

            from Gaithersburg, MD

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Digital Photography

              Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

              So far so good. I got this to replace a similar model (a CA-PS700) which after only a few month's use fell apart. The cabling on this model seems a lot sturdier.

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              5.0

              great product

              By CDH Liquid

              from Clinton, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Back Up
                • Digital Photography
                • Photography
                • Portrait Photography

                Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                I do a lot of studio work and dont know why I havent purchased this adapter before know

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                • No

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                4.0

                Must have for time lapse

                By Alpine Zone Photography

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Reliable

                Cons

                • Bulky

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Time Lapse Photography

                Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                I purchased this adapter for the sole purpose of powering my Canon XSi for extended periods for time lapse photography. Much better alternative than charging and swapping between 2 batteries, especially for the cost if you don't already have a backup battery for time lapse shooting.

                Length of the power cord is pretty long and I've not yet needed an extension. I also like the downsize in cord size from the transformer. That said, transformer seems really large for the application and is in the middle of the line, where one cable goes to camera, the other end to teh outlet. Would prefer a much longer cable going from transformer to camera, and a shorter one from transformer to AC outlet.

                Overall, product does what I require, just being picky on transformer size and placement.

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                5.0

                Just what the Doctor ordered!

                By SaltCityPhotography[@]

                from SLC, Utah

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Fits the camera well
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Cleaning the sensor
                • Digital Photography
                • Long Exposure Photography

                Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                I bought this AC kit for my Canon T1i and it fits perfectly. I use it while cleaning the sensor and getting some very long night exposures of the star movements. It works great! A "must have" for my camera kitSee SaltCityPhotography[@] to view my work

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                5.0

                Great adapter!

                By Tina

                from Marlton, NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Install
                • Long-Lasting
                • Reliable
                • Solid Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Up
                  • Digital Photography

                  Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                  Used for mugshot photographs in law enforcement. Adapter works great, no complaints.

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                  5.0

                  This is great for Astrophotography!!

                  By UFO

                  from Farmington, New York

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astrophotography
                    • Portrait Photography

                    Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                    I don't like to run out of batteries when you're doing exposures on astrophotographies. This AC adapter kit by Canon is a life saver for your camera and your exposure timings otherwise you'll end with worrysome batteries meter readings to be sure you're OK or not.

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                    4.0

                    Make sure it's right for your model!

                    By Kevin

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Reliable
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Digital Photography

                      Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                      I use this product for when I am doing an indoor timelapse with my Rebel XT with my Pclix intervalometer, rather than have to monitor and swap out batteries.

                      Note that you will need a different product based on your camera model, because part of the adapter is a "dummy battery" that goes into your camera's battery slot. Please check the item description carefully to make sure that you're ordering the one with the right connection!

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                      4.0

                      Necessary for long shot setup times

                      By Beez Photography

                      from New Orleans, LA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Digital Photography
                        • Portrait Photography

                        Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                        This is an A/C adapter for certain Canon cameras. It does not hold a charge. Ideally, it helps for folks who take long setup times, like myself. It fits like the normal battery does only it has the A/C hookup on the side. My camera has a rubber piece on the side which pulls out to accomodate the cord, allowing the battery cover to snap fully closed. Also, the cord has a plastic snap piece which allows you to take up extra slack when needed.

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                        5.0

                        Works as Claimed

                        By Mike P

                        from Fort Worth, TX

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Digital Photography
                            • Photography
                            • Portrait Photography

                            Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                            This is the complete kit needed to use the camera without a battery. Some "adapters" are incomplete; this is the whole kit.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Useful Accessory for In-House Shooting

                            By Paul T.

                            from Oak Harbor, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Reliable
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                            • Bulky

                            Best Uses

                            • Back Up
                            • Digital Photography
                            • Portrait Photography

                            Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                            Does exactly what it's supposed to do: provides handy continuous power for the camera while doing lengthy setup shots, studio work or while connected to a computer. Eliminates the need to worry about battery charge level during longer sessions. My only complaint is with the "dual cord" arrangement. Rather than the rather heavy AC cord, I would rather have a "wall-wart" supply with a built-in AC plug, coupled with a longer (or extendable) DC cord to the camera. Having two cords with a "blob" in the middle creates a bit more tangle than seems necessary.

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                            5.0

                            Power supply adapter kit works great

                            By Bill

                            from Honeoye Falls, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Install
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Any studio photography
                              • Digital Photography

                              Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                              I bought this for my new Rebel T1i which I use for a small table-top studio for macrophotography of museum specimens. This works great and is very useful so I can leave the camera turned on for long periods of time. It replaces the battery (so, you can recharge your battery while using the camera in the studio).

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                              5.0

                              Nice to have.

                              By Fast Shooter

                              from Westchester , NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Install
                              • Long-Lasting
                              • Reliable
                              • Solid Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Digital Photography
                                • Portrait Photography

                                Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                                Nice for when your using a tripod and doing time lapse.

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                                5.0

                                Canon had a problem !!!!

                                By Harry the Hat

                                from Phoenix, Arizona

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Install
                                • Fast Recharge
                                • Long-Lasting
                                • Reliable
                                • Solid Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back Up
                                  • Digital Photography
                                  • Photography
                                  • Portrait Photography
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                                  I recently bought a new Canon EOS Rebel T1i and ordered an AC adapter for it [...]it fit exactly and worked perfectly.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice to have in some situations

                                  By ronc45

                                  from Western Colorado

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Digital Photography

                                    Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                                    I use this with a T1I. Don't have to worry about a low battery.

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                                    4.0

                                    [...]

                                    By Paul

                                    from Shade, OH

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Install
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Widely Compatible

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Digital Photography

                                      Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                                      I use this with my Canon Rebel SXi (also bought from B&H) all the time. [...] It was designed by Canon for things that I do.

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                                      1.0

                                      Poorly Engineered,Don't Waste Your Money

                                      By Trainman

                                      from Price, UT

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Flimsy Construction

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home

                                        Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                                        I've tried three of the plastic DC Couplers (DR-E5 -- the device that couples the power pack to the camera) and none of them will reliably power my XSi. The contacts in the DR-E5 appear to be poorly engineered. I sent a drawing of the problem to Canon (through my dealer). No response. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!

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                                        4.0

                                        a must in the studio

                                        By k

                                        from michigan

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Canon AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5:

                                        The only issue I have is it's 2 cords that plug into each other and then into the camera. There's a "box" in the middle of one cord that easily tangles them up, but other than that no problems.

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