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[Question] Is there any way to charge the battery using a USB port in a computer ? / How to charge the battery from a USB port in a computer.

The DB-100 battery is chargeable while placed in the camera by connecting the camera to a USB port in a computer.

charge from a USB port

How to charge from USB port

Put the battery in the camera, and connect the camera (common terminal for USB / AV output) and a USB port in a computer using the supplied USB cable.

When connecting the camera to a computer, the options for USB connections are displayed in the screen.
Choose the [Charge], then press the MENU/OK button to start charging. Charging will not begin if another option is selected.

USB connection

Camera indicator lamp

The indicator lamp of the camera shows charging status as follows.

Indicator lamp Description
Blinks about once a second USB charging in progress
Off Charging complete
Blinks rapidly (about twice a second) for 5 seconds and then turns off Charging error or no battery inserted
Charging will take; (with temperature of 25 C°)
  • About 240 minutes when the camera is connected to a computer
  • About 160 minutes when the camera is connected to a power outlet
Charging times may vary with the temperature, the current charge state, and the operations performed with the camera and/or computer.

Note when using a computer:

  • Charging starts automatically if no operations are performed for over 30 seconds after the camera is connected.
  • The battery will not charge if the computer is off or in sleep (standby) mode.
  • If the battery has been left unused in the camera for an extended period before charging, there may be a delay before USB options are displayed or charging begins. In such a case, charge from a power outlet using a power adapter.


  • Use the supplied power adapter and USB cable only.
  • Do not have a strong impact on the camera during charging.
  • During charging, do not leave the camera in direct sunlight or subject it to extreme temperatures, strong shocks, or vibration.
  • Disconnect the cable when charging is completed. Failure to observe this precaution could cause fire.
  • Do not touch the contacts of rechargeable battery with metal objects, as this could short the battery.
  • Charge the battery at temperatures between 10 °C and 40 °C. But note that charging times may increase at temperatures between 10 °C and 15 °C. At temperatures below 10 °C, charging times may increase or the battery may not charge.
  • When using a computer, connect the USB cable directly to a USB port on the computer.
  • Data can not be written to the memory card in the camera during charging.
  • Accessing the camera during charging may increase charging time.
  • Pressing the power button while charging makes charging stop and the camera power off.
Answer ID: px01038
Date created: June 10, 2011
Date modified: --
Product: RICOH PX
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware specifications, Hardware operations, Accessories
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