Nikon Z7's EH-7P charging AC adapter

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This AC adapter comes with the Z7 (maybe not with the Z6)...
I misunderstood the purpose of this charger. I thought this works as the AC adapter for a long-time movie shooting. In reality, it seems like this is just an in-camera battery charger ( EN-EL15b battery only). --- Am I right? That is, when the camera is on, this does not do anything, just drawing power from the battery in the camera; it starts to recharge when the camera is off.
Nikon changed the wording of their explanation in the manual....
Is there any such thing as an AC adapter for the Z camera?
 
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  • EH-7P Charging AC Adapter: The EH-7P can be used to charge EN-EL15b batteries inserted in the camera (the battery only charges when the camera is off). It cannot be used to charge EN-EL15a/EN-EL15 batteries.
  • EP-5B Power Connector, EH-5c and EH-5b AC Adapters: These accessories can be used to power the camera for extended periods. The EP-5B is required to connect the camera to the EH-5c/EH-5b: https://onlinemanual.nikonimglib.co...ml#attaching_a_power_connector_and_ac_adapter
 
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Thank you!
I forgot about this Power Connector that I read about in the manual...
So, we got two battery chargers with the Z7, one for in-camera and the one for out.
 
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I believe short USB cable provided with Z7 (maybe also Z6) is for in-camera charging via power bank or third party USB charger, same output voltage of 5v as Nikon’s EH-7P.

Wondering is there a way to utilise this cable for direct file download to computer yet? At the moment it is XQD card reader.
 
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Good to know.

Can you please explain what you do to achieve direct transfer? Do you need specific Nikon software or Mac/ PC can see camera as external memory, I run now ageing Mac BookPro, early 2011 vintage but with upgraded latest OS, also SSD Drive and RAM.
 
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If you connect the Z7 and your computer (PC/Mac) via a USB (USB-C) cable provided, your computer will see the camera as an external drive, so you can copy the pictures to your computer. No software needed. But I found that using an external card reader is much faster.
 
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If you connect the Z7 and your computer (PC/Mac) via a USB (USB-C) cable provided, your computer will see the camera as an external drive, so you can copy the pictures to your computer. No software needed. But I found that using an external card reader is much faster.
Sounds reassuring, I must have been doing something wrong so far.

First time I got Z7 I connected it to the Mac via provided USB cable, got nowhere until I purchased external XQD reader.

I will try the instruction via link provided by Nick, thanks. It seems I need to upload ViewNX-i first.
 

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