Posted: 4. Januar 2020 at 11:44 CET

By: Team

Can you charge a Nikon D5600 over the USB port?

No. The Nikon D5600 uses the EN-EL14a battery that can not be charged over USB while in the camera.

Nikon Akku EN-EL14A with Nikon D5600

(Photo shows our D5600 with 18-55mm kit lens and EN-EL14a)

To charge the EN-El14a, you have to take it out of the camera and put it into the charger that comes with the camera. The charger requires a wall outlet; it can not be powered over USB or from a power bank.

An alternative to the provided charger are third party chargers that can be powered over USB, here’s a popular example:

Nikon EN-EL14a USB Charger

Available from Amazon

Using an adapter (we recommend the Amazon Basics USB Car Charger) this charger can also be used in the car, powered from the cigarette lighter.

Nikon D5600 – Battery Life with EN-EL14a

Nikon states that a full battery will last for a little under 1.000 photos. That may sound a lot but keep in mind that video recording and the Live View mode both need a lot of juice. At least one spare battery is recommended, see below.

EN-EL14a alternatives, replacements for Nikon D5600

The original EN-EL14a (MSRP is a whopping $50) can be replaced without any issues with a cheap clone; we have been using those successfully with our collection of Nikons for years now. A recommendation are the reliable batteries distributed under the Wasabi brand, example.

Still undecided? See prices and rating for the Nikon D5600.

Further reading: Datasheet Nikon D5600


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