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VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger

B&H # VASC302 Mfr # SC-302
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Product Highlights
  • Dual Sequential Charger for NP1
  • Multi-Chemistry

The Varizoom SC-302 is a 2-bay battery charger for NP-1 mounting batteries with connectivity utilized by many manufacturers. The SC-302 is compatible with the Sony NP Ni-Cd, the IDX NP Ni-Cd and Ni-MH, Sony's V-mount Ni-MH and LI-ion batteries with an NP-S adapter and Anton Bauer's Gold-MT Ni-Cd and Gold-MT Ni-MH batteries with an NP-A adapter.

Note! Charger is not compatible with IDX Li-Ion batteries, such as the NP-L7S.

Compatibility
This charger supports Ni-Cd, Ni-MH and Li-Ion chemistries and charges digital and non-digital batteries.
Sequential Charging
Two channel sequential charging charges two batteries sequentially.
Power Supply None
Battery Bays 2
Type of Charging Sequential Charging
Diagnostics None
Connections/Interface NP-1 Mount Type x 2
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC @ 50/60 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.8 x 9 x 2.6" (22.3 x 23 x 6.6cm)
Weight 1.9 lbs (0.862kg)
VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger
  • Power Cord
  • 3 Year Warranty
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    VariZoomSC-302 Sequential Battery Charger
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (6)
    • Fast charge (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Fast charge (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (3), Professional artist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Good Charger!

      By Ike

      from Milwaukee, WI

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger:

          Bought this along with my first VariZoom NP-1 batteries. So far so good. I didn't keep track of a charge time, but it juiced up the battery inside of a few hours. Seems pretty well made overall, and really an essentialist design. No frills.

          Casing is solid. Power cord is detachable and fairly heavy duty. There's no power switch, only a general power indicator, and two indicator lights for the battery bays/connections, one light for each bay. The light indicates a charging battery, or a fully charged, non-charging battery. You plug the charger in, put a battery in each bay, or one battery in one bay- for that matter- and it charges the batteries, one at a time. NOT simultaneously. It does stop charging when a battery is done, and indicates that its finished via the light. Which is nice.

          This charger overrides the battery LED power indicators on the battery itself, at least on VariZooms. So, you can't see % power ratings on the battery when it's plugged in.

          The charger has wide ventilation slats on the top. You can see the insides a little bit, but there's nothing sloppy about it. It's just a simple design.

          Consider it a solidly economic option. Switronix and IDX both sell chargers for twice as much, but they also have additional stuff that may be sort of superfluous for someone who owns a few NP-1s. I have heard nothing but good things about VariZoom battery systems thus far. I'm giving it 5 stars until I feel deserves any less.

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          4.0

          What I needed

          By Alexander Films

          from Blue Ridge, VA

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Lacks Functionality

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger:

          Goes with the S8056N Lithium-Ion Battery by VariZoom. Charges quickly, but only one battery at a time -- something that surprised me. It's not a deal breaker, but why not charge both at once? I'm no battery scientist, so I'll leave the rest of my charging thoughts on the shelf. For now, it gets the job done.

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          4.0

          Solid Alternative

          By Doug

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Location audio

            Comments about VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger:

            I chose this unit over a more expensive variant to charge a pair of VariZoom NP-1 batteries. The system was very easy to set up: plug it in and stick the batteries in: there's only one way they will fit!

            Be aware that the "Sequential" in the title means it charges one battery, then when that one is done, it charges the other.

            This is a solid product that does the job well.

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            5.0

            Perfect alternative to IDX products

            By Jean-Sébastien BG

            from Montreal, Qc, CANADA

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Good Price
            • Lightweight
            • Surge Protected

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Field sound recording

              Comments about VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger:

              I've been trying to save a few bucks on a NP1 power solution for field sound recording. I've always been satisfied with IDX in the matter, but I have to say now that I don't see any good reason to pay twice the price. I've been using the charger and batteries for about a month now and everything is perfect.

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              5.0

              charges all np-1s

              By john w

              from new jersey

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Charges Quickly
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Quick Charge

                Comments about VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger:

                Versatile and quick charger

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                4.0

                Great Fot The Price

                By Colin

                from VA

                About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Quick Charge
                  • Travel

                  Comments about VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger:

                  Great charger for the prize in a compact size. LED to tell when finished charging.

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                  5.0

                  Great charger for hte money

                  By Scooter

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Compact

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Quick Charge
                    • Travel

                    Comments about VariZoom SC-302 Sequential Battery Charger:

                    I looked high and low for a reasonably priced NP1 charger and this was the only one I found! It works great and is a much better deal than the others I saw.

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