Can You Charge a Canon G7X With a USB?
Unfortunately, you are unable to charge the standard Canon Powershot G7X with a USB, but you can charge the G7X Mark II and G7X Mark III if you have the correct USB cable.
To charge the Powershot G7X you will need to charge the batteries using an external charger.
If you find that you are running out of charge too quickly you can buy extra replacement batteries online.
The original G7X uses the Canon Li-ion NB-13L battery. You can choose to get yourself Canon branded ones or third party replacements. The G7X Mark II and G7X Mark III also use the Canon NB-13L battery.
How Do You Charge the Canon G7X With a USB?
As discussed above you cannot charge the original Canon G7X with USB and you will have to charge the batteries with an external charger.
Read on to find out more about how to charge the G7X MARK II and the G7X Mark III using a USB cable.
Can You Charge a G7X Mark II With a USB?
You will need to use an IFC-600PCU USB cable to charge the G7X Mark II by USB. This is a type of micro USB cable.
Please note that the IFC-600PCU cable does not come as standard in the box with the Canon G7X Mark II. This means you will have to either buy your own or use one that you already have.
To be clear the IFC-600PCU is a micro USB to USB cable.
You can buy a Canon branded version or a third party version online. Below are some examples you can check out.
- Canon IFC-600PCU interface cable by Canon
- Third party replacement IFC-600PCU Interface Cable by ienza
Now that you have the correct cable. Lets cover how to use it to charge your G7X Mark II.
How Do You Charge a Canon G7X Mark II With a USB?
The smaller end of the cable should go into the micro USB port on the side of the Canon G7X Mark II.
The other end should go into your main power source.
Your power source can be something like a portable power bank, a computer or a USB wall charger which can plug in to your mains electricity.
When you’ve plugged in your USB correctly a light should light up on your camera to show that the camera is charging.
Try using a computer first to see if it works. If not you can try buying a wall charger or power bank like the ones below.
We will include the recommended wall charger for the G7X Mark II below as well as some third party options for both power banks and wall chargers.
The main thing you want to look for is that the wall charger has at least one standard USB-A port for one end of your IFC-600PCU cable to go into. A USB-A port is the rectangular shaped USB port that you find on most laptops and computers.
The video below shows an example of somebody charging their G7X Mark II using a third party power bank.
Can You Charge a Canon G7X Mark III With a USB?
You will need to use an IFC-100U cable to charge the G7X Mark III by USB.
This is a type of USB-C to USB-C cable. Please note that the IFC-100U cable does not come as standard in the box with the Canon G7X Mark III.
This means you will have to either buy your own or use one that you already have.
You may already have a USB-C to USB-C cable from another device such as a power bank or wall charger. If you already have a USB-C to USB-C cable then you don’t need to worry about getting the Canon one.
Below you can find links to the official Canon cable or third party alternatives.
How Do You Charge a Canon G7X Mark III With a USB?
First connect the IFC-100U cable to your Canon G7X Mark III.
Both ends are USB-C so it doesn’t matter which goes where. One end should go into the USB-C port on the side of the Canon G7X Mark III. The other end should go into your main power source.
Similarly to the G7X Mark II , this can be something like a portable power bank or a USB wall charger which can plug in to your mains electricity. However, you need to make sure that your main power source is Power Delivery (PD) compliant.
We include some examples below that are Power Delivery (PD) compliant.
Remember that a power bank will hold charge, but a wall charger will only charge your battery when it is plugged into the mains.
The other option is to buy a 2 in 1 Wall charger/power bank.
Below we include the Canon recommended charger as well as some third party alternatives:
- Canon USB PD-E1 Power Adaptor
- Portable Power Delivery Compliant 20,000mAh Powerbank by RAVPower
- Power Delivery Compliant Wall Charger by Minix
- Power Delivery Compliant Wall Charger 2 pack by RAVPower
Whether you have a G7X, G7X Mark II or G7X Mark III we hope you found this article useful. Thanks for reading.