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Nikon Inc. EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger

The EH-69P is an AC Adapter Charger that can be used to power select Nikon cameras from an AC power source, useful when shooting long sessions. It will also recharge the battery.
Average Customer Rating:
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3 out of 6(50%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer Reviews for EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
Review 1 for EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5

Compact, quite light weight, US plug "folds"

PostedNovember 18, 2011
Nicabod
Location Few miles west of Boston, Mass.
Age Over 65
Favorite Subject Landscape
Nikon Family 0-1 years
Experience Less than a month
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
This came with my S3100 Coolpix camera. It's a switchmode converter that puts out 5 volts up to a bit more than half an ampere. It has a USB connector, which probably means that it is much more generally useful than just for Nikon cameras. Any AC power, worldwide, will operate it; it (naturally) works on 100 volts, found in Japan, up to 240 V, in many places. Works on both 50 and 60 Hz, of course. It's wide-range; no need for a selector switch.
I opened it up (voiding the warranty, for sure); inside is what's called a switch mode power converter ('power supply") that not only does the job, but is much lighter in weight than a traditional type with a 50/60 Hz AC line (mains) transformer.
As well, it appears to have extraordinary protection from high-voltage AC accidents; in case of downed power lines or lightning, this device should be safer than many. It probably can isolate the USB connector from a few thousand volts on the AC mains plug; it's /very/ safe.
The label on the back has an amazing variety of approval logos and related information. Included is the UL logo of Underwriters' Labs in the USA, which sets stringent safety standards.
For US power outlets, the plug "folds" inside the housing ("case"), a very nice feature. It's easy to rotate it into working position. Adapters for other worldwide AC mains sockets can be removed (except in Argentina and Korea?) if you want to fold in the plug.
It works just fine with the USB cable for the S3100.
Mine is made in China for Nikon by Dongguan Powertec Electronics, Ltd. Quality is very good, and they plainly know what they're doing. (I'm a retired electronic tech. with engineering experience.)
Another first-rate Nikon-branded product...
+17points
Review 2 for EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5

A Way to charge your EN-EL5 Batteries

PostedMarch 28, 2014
Nikonx4
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 6-10 years
Experience 3-6 months
Role Serious passion, hobbyist
I have an adapter from my previous Nikon Coolpix for these batteries. It's the Nikon MH-61 Lithium Ion Battery charger. I use it so that I can charge an extra battery outside of the camera.
0points
Review 3 for EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5

Very Good Camera with large stupid charger

PostedAugust 15, 2011
WRG No. of Chicago
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience 1-3 months
Role Semi-professional photographer
P-300 Excellent overall and I would recommend it especially for those who want more control over their camera. Great f1.8 lens at 24mm..
HOWEVER, their charger is beyond counter-intuitive! Compact charger requires long and relatively heavy and bulky multi-use cord.
* for charger - **** for the camera
+1point
Review 4 for EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5

case separated when I unplugged from wall socket

PostedMay 7, 2013
Grandma Moses
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Nature
Nikon Family 2-5 years
Experience More than a year
Role Occasional user, memory keeper
Bought my Nikon Coolpix P500 about 18 months ago. Enjoy the camera, but very unhappy that my adapter/charger is not working. When I last unplugged it from the wall socket the case separated at the end where the usb plugs in, and now it won't charge. Blech. As you can see, the device isn't cheap at $40 and I'm not a happy camper that I have to replace it. Wondering how long the next one will last.
+2points
Review 5 for EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

not for international use

PostedApril 8, 2013
disappointed NIKON fan
Location The Netherlands
Age 55-65
Favorite Subject Travel
Nikon Family 21+ years
Experience 1-3 months
Role Occasional user, memory keeper
At first it appears to be a nice compact charger with foldable pins and adapters to convert it to local sockets. Just fount that adapter once fixed can not be removed!!!! very clumsy when returning home you have to buy a new charger and have a charger-with-adapter you no longer can use.
Also akward that you can only charge the battery in your camery, not your spare one.
This charger is NOT intended for international travellers. I must advice to find a better charger (or even better cam if this is damaged by a different charger as is treatened).
A disappointed NIKON fan
+1point
Review 6 for EH-69P AC Adapter/Charger
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5

Poor Designed Charger

PostedNovember 27, 2012
xterra500
Location North Carolina, USA
Age 45-54
Favorite Subject Family & Friends
Nikon Family 0-1 years
Experience Less than a month
Role Semi-professional photographer
Got camera today, and did'nt like it right from the start. Did'nt even put battery in camera.
They sent a charger designed like cell phones chargers. So to charge battery you have to charge while in camera. Dumb, what if I have two batteries and want to use camera while charging another battery. Cant with this charger. To charge battery you must remove plastic cover on camera and plug a wire into it.
The charger will never fit into small camera bag either.
I wish to get charger like most small camera have, plugs into wall outlet, no wires to charge battery. Battery slides right into charger. This type of charger is small and compact, why have small compact
camera, if you must use large, wired to camera to charge.
So now you must find somewhere to lay camera while charging, instead on safely placed in camera bag. Now it will probably end up falling on the floor sooner or later.
Will return now. If only they made chargers like canon. Maybe canon can make some chargers for Nikon. And I bought during black friday and got on sale, now I have miss a chance to get deal on camera.
Thanks some much Nikon. Way to go.
+4points