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Panasonic DC Coupler for Select Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras

B&H # PADMWDCC8GU Mfr # DMW-DCC8GU
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Product Highlights
  • Works With: DMC-G2K, DMC-GF2, DMC-GF2C, DMC-GF2K, DMC-GH2 Cameras

The Panasonic DC Coupler is compatible with select Panasonic Lumix cameras.

Compatibility
  • Panasonic DMC-G2K
  • Panasonic DMC-GF2
  • Panasonic DMC-GF2C
  • Panasonic DMC-GF2K
  • Panasonic DMC-GH2

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DC Coupler for Select Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday (4)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Quality Panasonic Product

    By Bob Smith

    from Beverly Hills, CA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Studio

      Comments about DC Coupler for Select Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras:

      As usual a great quality product from Panasonic. I used a generic [@] brand before I bought this and there is no comparison in terms of solidity of build, materials and 'feel'. All Panasonic products are very well built, but the accessories are generally outrageously expensive.I like the fact that it has a plug-in connection so the power unit can be used with other Panasonic cameras - great design.

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      5.0

      A must have for G6 and GH2

      By Budd

      from Cape Cod

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about DC Coupler for Select Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras:

        I use this with the original power supply and cable that came with my GH1 for my G6 and GH2

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        • No

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        5.0

        Panasonic DC Coupler Works Great

        By turbines

        from Madison, North Carolina

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about DC Coupler for Select Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras:

          The product allowed me to hook up a high capacity battery to my GH2 for extended length video sessions. Highly recommended.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Good if you modify it

          By Dave M.

          from Edmond, Oklahoma

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not Durable
          • Not Functional
          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

            Comments about DC Coupler for Select Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras:

            I'm not sure how the other users with good ratings are able to use this Panasonic DC coupler, because I had to modify it in order to make it usable.

            The problem is Panasonic put a non-standard-sized coaxial power coupler on the cable. Its inside diameter is too large, so it fails to make electrical contact with the "barrel" of another device's coaxial plug.

            I was unable to find any alternatives to the Panasonic DMW-DCC8, so I devised a simple, non-destructive fix for this problem (see my photo):
            a) cut about a 1" length of wire braid from some audio cable;
            b) flatten the wire braid;
            c) tin the ends of the wire braid with solder;
            d) insert one end of the wire braid about 1/4" into the Panasonic adapter's power connector;
            e) fold the wire braid over the end of the power connector so it extends down the outside a bit;
            f) secure the wire braid to the outside of the connector with a 4" cable tie and trim the cable tie as desired.

            I also used another cable tie to secure the connector to the rubber boot on the adapter. This eliminates flexing of the flimsy wire, hopefully prolonging its life. The wire is otherwise too fragile and won't last long.

            With these mods I've used the Panasonic DC power coupler very reliably and successfully for about two years with Switronix battery adapters, Hosa ACD-477 AC adapters and a Lenmar DVD-U923 battery pack.

            Since the DMW-DCC8 was useless before but with the mod is rock-solid reliable, I'm not sure how to rate it. So I split the difference and give it three stars.

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            5.0

            Quality Name-Brand

            By Wildfire

            from Canton, OH

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Macro Photography
              • Portraits
              • Studio
              • Traveling

              Comments about DC Coupler for Select Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras:

              Having this DV coupler has proven vital to my shoots. I can use the AC adapter to plug it into a wall or use it to connect my 8500mAh battery to power my GH2 for 7 hours.

              This item is far more reliable than the knock-offs and it is inexpensive.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I use it with RC car battery

              By TrinityFXmg

              from Puerto Rico

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Traveling

                Comments about DC Coupler for Select Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras:

                I use this with 8 volt rc car battery to power my GH2 for 6 + hours.

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