The lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that are used by the CoolPix cameras are not fully charged when they are shipped from the factory. Before first use, the battery needs to be fully charged in an appropriate Nikon charger. Be certain the charger unit you have is the correct charger for your particular battery.
Insert the AC power cord connector into the battery charger unit then insert the other end of the power cord into a wall outlet. Align the nibs on the battery with the depressions in the charger unit's battery well, then insert the battery into the charger unit and seat it in the battery well of the charger unit. Remove the battery when it is fully charged, then unplug the charger unit from the wall.
The charge lamp is a small LED on the front of the charger unit that will indicate the charger's status. The charge lamp will glow steadily while the charger unit is plugged in but no battery is in the charger. The charge lamp will blink while the charger unit is charging. Charging is complete when the charge lamp stops blinking. If the charge lamp flickers, it indicates the charger unit is out of its temperature range. Move the charger unit to an environment with an ambient temperature that is within its normal operation range (41 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or 5 to 35 degrees Celsius).
The charger unit is malfunctioning if the charge lamp flickers and the charger unit is in an environment that is within its operating temperature range. Remove the battery and unplug the unit. Consult an authorized Nikon retailer or representative before attempting to use the charger unit again.
- Nikon MH-61 Battery Charger Instruction Manual; by Nikon Corporation; 2001
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