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Re charge the battery

DVR 550 user's manual do not explain how to re charge the battery, do I need a special charger????? what model and the cost.
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Hi,
if the camcorder came only with a usb cable and no charger, it most likely charges from the usb connection, my phone does this also, just plug it in usb and it charges.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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Yes u need the charger for the battery, no camcorder has a built in charger.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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    yadayada Dec 17, 2008

    the charger will be specific to your model camcorder, go to Vivitar web site you will find it there.

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    yadayada Dec 17, 2008

    It may be correct about the USB method, check the owners manual but I don't recommend this method, slow and u must run the PC all the time.

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