DIY Olympus OM-D E-M5 DC Power Adapter

Markus | Monday, April 5th 2021, 14:17

-- Building a custom DC adapter for my camera

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I'm planning to do a long-term recording / live stream with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 camera in the upcoming weeks. Only problem: The battery won't last for the entire duration.

So I'm finally coming back to the topic I promised at the end of last year: Building my own power adapter for this camera.

Pretty simple premise: Take a BLN-1 Battery, rip out the cells, and connect the +/- contact pads to a DC power supply. Spoiler: It really is that simple!

DISCLAIMER: This method is neither reviewed nor endorsed by Olympus. Anything you do with this information is at your own discretion. Don't come crying to me or Olympus if you damage your device.

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