Please note to use your Nikon battery charger or A/C adapter in other countries you may require a different power cable or plug adapter. Be sure that the new cord purchased fits the Nikon adapter you wish to use it with and that it's voltage is rated for the power in the country you wish to use it in. Power cord suitable for the local power system can be obtained on arrival, or at most airport shops and computer suppliers as these items are typically used for Laptop computer power supply connections.
As a long-time Nikon owner, and presently using two of the D5200 cameras, after reading the negative comments about the latest firmware update affecting the ability to use 3rd party batteries and battery grips, I was anticipating the worst while waiting for one of my D5200’s to be returned from warranty repair by Nikon. The camera arrived back today, 12-9-2013. I checked the firmware update specs, and the camera is showing C 1.01 and L 1.009. My other D5200, without the firmware update is showing firmware specs of C 1.00 and L 1.006. I installed my 3rd party grip, ( ) and inserted my genuine Nikon EN-EL14 battery and the camera works fine. I removed the Nikon battery, and inserted my Vivitar VIV-NB-EL14 battery into the above linked 3rd party grip and the camera works fine. So based on my personal experience, I definitely do not share the negative opinions concerning Nikon’s alleged defacto policies as speculated on in the negative comments regarding the firmware update. Rather I continue to appreciate the excellent Nikon quality in both their cameras and lenses that I’ve come to expect.
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Workaround for D3200, Phottix grip, Nikon batteries.
Apparently the camera “reads” the battery information only once. I inserted a Nikon battery into the camera and it worked find, as you’d expect. Then I inserted the Phottix grip and did NOT get the error message about wrong batteries. The camera still “thinks” it is running on just on in-camera Nikon battery. GOTCHA, NIKON: SCREW YOU.
Several readers emailed me with reports that their no longer work after for the D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and P7700 cameras. It also makes it impossible to use Nikon batteries in . Of course Nikon did not mention anything about that in the change log. I am not aware of any way to revert a firmware update and Nikon does not provide download links on the their website for old firmware updates.