Charge a Panasonic Lumix Battery

Edited by Thor, Jen M, Eng, Adrian Blackburn

Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to take out, charge, and reinsert the battery for the Panasonic TZ20 Digital Camera.

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Steps

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    The battery is located in the bottom of the camera
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    To open the hatch, there is a sliding button. Slide this to the right to open.
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    Next, push this button, then you can take out the battery
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    Here we have the battery
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    This is a lithium-ion battery, it is quite robust but it is not something you want to put in water or to leave in direct sunlight. When you are charging it, try to keep it somewhere away from any potential catastrophic dangers. Nowhere near water or in the sun.
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    Here we have the charger
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    You will want to use an official charger and an official battery when using your Panasonic TZ20 camera.
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    To charge the battery, we're going to slide it into the battery charger
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    You can see the charging points here, the four metallic lines. Slide the battery into the charger and it will click in. You will see the green light come on. This means it's charging.
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    If your battery is completely drained, you will need to charge it for about 8 hours to get it back to its full capacity
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    When the green light goes out, you will know it is fully charged.
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    When the battery is fully charged, you can take out the battery and reinsert it back into the camera which is at the bottom
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    Line up the metallic points, push the battery back in and you will hear a click, and it locks in automatically. Close the hatch, pull the slider across and your battery is now fully powered and ready to use.
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    This is how to take out the battery for a Panasonic TZ20 camera, how to charge it and how to put it back into the camera
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    If you have any questions or suggestions please leave them in the comment section below. You have been watching VisiHow.
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How can I charge my fullHD video camera while in use?

I just bought a new batteries for mt Panasonic full HD video camera. how long should I charged before use?. I have tried: I have tried charging and use at the same time but it does not seem to respond

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Hi Thor, I'm a longtime journo with a DMC--TZ20 but without my usual charger needing removal of the battery?

Can I charge the battery in place in the camera via my brother's compatible cord from his own different model Lumix which links from a wall plug to the camera. Or direct from the camera to my laptop USB port. Seems to work with one or other but no charge indicator I can see so I have no idea which gives quickest charge. Usually USB ports give only very slow trickle to accessories in my experience. Is there a setting via the menu to show charge status on the back screen. Thank you very much. Adrian Blackburn, Auckland,New Zealand

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Charge TZ20 battery while in the camera via a compatible cord from another Lumix?

I thought I had posted to Thor but was taken back to video, which just covers normal charging procedure which I have done many times.. I explained in the post I thought had gone that I have no access to my own charger as in a different location recuperating after a big heart op. I have access to my brother's charger and compatible cord which charges his model Lumix from a wall plug direct to the camera with the battery staying in the camera. Can I do the same? Or does it have to be via the USB port in my laptop. And how do I know when it is charging -- can see no indicator. My question details that my problem is different from the normal charging procedure which I have done many times. Read the question details and all is explained. I have tried: Brother's plug-in wall charger for a different mode Lumix via a compatible cord. Also direct with same cord from laptop USB port to camera. One or other (or both) did manage to get about a quarter charge, now depleted. Which should I use? I think it was caused by: Packed up from hospital without own normal charger which needs battery removed from camera etc etc

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