BG-N16 USER`S MANU AL
BG-N16
BATTERY GRIP
Designed for the Nikon D5500
DSLR Camera
Introduction
Congratulations on your new BG-N16 battery grip
purchase. Enjoy the many benefits that a battery grip
offers, such as extended shooting time and more control
and comfort when shooting in a vertical (portrait)
orientation.
The Vello BG-N16 is compatible with the Nikon D5500
DSLR camera, and accepts up to two Nikon EN-EL14
or EN-EL14a rechargeable batteries (not included). The
battery grip is equipped with an alternative shutterrelease button that triggers the camera via the included
shutter release cable for shooting in a vertical position.
This is ideal for portrait photography.
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Please read through this entire manual before using
the BG-N16 battery grip.
4. The battery level may not display properly if batteries
are mounted before mounting the grip.
devices specified in this manual.
2. Only use with batteries recommended in this manual.
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If you notice smoke, an unusual smell or noise from the
battery pack, discontinue use immediately. Remove
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the batteries and take the device to a Vello authorized
reseller.
Remove batteries from the grip when not in use.
Do not attempt to disassemble.
Avoid water or extreme humidity and keep in a dry cool
place.
8. Keep out of reach of children.
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OVERVIEW
The BG-N16 should only be used with compatible
ASSEMBLY
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INTRODUCTION
Precautions
Overview
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1/4"-20 Tripod Socket
Allows for mounting to a tripod when
the grip is attached to your camera.
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4 Anti-Slip Rubber Grip
Provides a secure and comfortable
grip when shooting vertically.
6 2.5 mm Remote Cable Socket
Accepts 2.5 mm shutter release cable.
11 1/4"-20 Mounting Stud
Connects to the camera’s tripod
socket.
7 Battery Chamber Cover
Secures up to two Nikon EN-EL14 or
EN-EL14a batteries.
8 Battery Chamber Lock
Locks the battery chamber cover.
12 2.5 mm Remote Cable (BG-N6RC)
Transmits shutter release signal from
battery grip to the camera.
INTRODUCTION
10 Power Contacts
Slides into the camera’s battery
chamber and transmits power.
OVERVIEW
Shutter Release Button
Use as an alternate shutter release
button for shooting in vertical
(portrait) mode.
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5 Locking Wheel
Secures the grip to the camera’s
tripod socket.
9 Camera Battery Door Holder
Stores the camera’s battery chamber
door when the grip is mounted.
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ASSEMBLY
1 Battery Grip On/Off Switch
Allows the battery grip’s shutter
release button and wireless remote
to be active.
Attaching the Grip
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Ensure that the camera
power is turned off.
2. Turn
the camera upside
down and open the cameras
battery chamber door. Pull
gently at a 45° angle until the
chamber door detaches.
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3.
Slide the camera battery
chamber door into the
BG -N16 chamber door
holder for safekeeping.
INTRODUCTION
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Rotate the locking wheel
counterclockwise until it is
firmly tightened.
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Connect the shutter release
cable from the cable release
socket on the battery grip
to the remote release port
on the D5500 body.
OVERVIEW
the BG-N16 grip
power contacts into the
camera’s battery chamber
as shown. Make sure to
align the camera’s tripod
socket with the BG-N16
mounting screw.
ASSEMBLY
4. Inser t
Inserting Batteries
1.
Flip the battery chamber
lock up and twist it
counterclockwise to open
the battery chamber door.
2. Line up the contacts on the
batteries with the contacts
inside the battery chamber.
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Inser t batteries into the
battery chamber. When
installing two batteries, wait
for the confirmation LED on
the back of the camera to
blink before inserting the
second battery.
INTRODUCTION
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Turn the bat ter y grips
On/Off Switch to the On
position.
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When removing the grip, turn the
camera power off and remove
the batteries.
OVERVIEW
chamber door.
ASSEMBLY
4. Close and lock the battery
Specifications
Power Source
Two Nikon EN-EL14 or EN-EL14a Rechargeable Batteries
Operating Temperature
32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
Dimensions
4.9 " × 3.1" × 3.8 " (12.4 × 7.9 × 9.6 cm)
Weight
5.4 oz. (153.1 g)
Troubleshooting
The shutter release button on the
battery grip is not triggering the
camera.
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Make sure the 2.5 mm Shutter Release Cable is connected from the battery
grip to the camera.
Make sure the battery grip’s On/Off switch is turned on.
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ONE-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
This VELLO product is warranted to the original purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship
under normal consumer use for a period of one (1) year from the original purchase date or thirty (30) days after
replacement, whichever occurs later. The warranty provider’s responsibility with respect to this limited warranty
shall be limited solely to repair or replacement, at the provider’s discretion, of any product that fails during normal
use of this product in its intended manner and in its intended environment. Inoperability of the product or part(s)
shall be determined by the warranty provider. If the product has been discontinued, the warranty provider reserves
the right to replace it with a model of equivalent quality and function.
This warranty does not cover damage or defect caused by misuse, neglect, accident, alteration, abuse, improper
installation or maintenance. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, THE WARRANTY PROVIDER MAKES NEITHER
ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES NOR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This warranty
provides you with specific legal rights, and you may also have additional rights that vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty coverage, contact the Vello Customer Service Department to obtain a return merchandise
authorization (“RMA”) number, and return the defective product to Vello along with the RMA number and proof of
purchase. Shipment of the defective product is at the purchaser’s own risk and expense.
For more information or to arrange service, visit www.vellogear.com or call Customer Service at 212-594-2353.
Product warranty provided by the Gradus Group.
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VELLO is a registered trademark of the Gradus Group. © 2016 Gradus Group LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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