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Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger - for BP-U30 and BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Batteries

B&H # SOBCU1 Mfr # BC-U1
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You Pay: $168.95

The Sony BC-U1 is a desktop-type charger for the BP-U30/60 Series lithium-ion batteries. This charger will also act as an AC power adapter for the PMW-EX1 camcorder.

Compatibility
Charges BP-U30 and BP-U60 batteries compatible with the PMW-EX1 camcorder
Performance
One BP-U30 battery can be fully charged in approximately 130 minutes, 170 minutes for the BP-U60.
Indicators
Charge status indicators are offered for the user.
Power Supply Yes
Battery Bays 1
Type of Charging Not Specified by Manufacturer
Diagnostics Charge Status
Connections/Interface Specific to BP-U30/60
Power Requirements 100-240 VAC, 50 or 60 Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.125 x 1.85 x 3.8"
12.8 x 4.5 x 9.6 cm
Weight 12 oz
330 g
Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger - for BP-U30 and BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • 1 Year Labor Warranty
    90 Day Parts Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SonyBC-U1 Battery Charger
     
    4.4

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Fast charge (7)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At home (8)
      • Travel (8)
      • Camcorder bag (6)
      • Fast charge (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film professional (7), Aspiring film maker (4), Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Gets the Job Done

      Does exactly what you need it to do - charges your battery.

      I have the Sony EX1 and it came with one of these, but I bought another so I can charge...Read complete review

      Does exactly what you need it to do - charges your battery.

      I have the Sony EX1 and it came with one of these, but I bought another so I can charge two batteries at once, and also charge one while using AC power with the other too.

      This is a high quality charger and it charges batteries very quickly. It is a little bulky, and I would like to be able to remove the cables from the unit entirely (not just the AC) but these are minor cons in contrast to some very high pros.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Does the Job

      Strong construction, lame flashing light guide. Has an either or switch but not both for charging OR camera power. So if you are stuck needing cam power you can't charge your batt at...Read complete review

      Strong construction, lame flashing light guide. Has an either or switch but not both for charging OR camera power. So if you are stuck needing cam power you can't charge your batt at the same time. Could it be that hard to porovide both for those emergency times?

      The thing looks bullet proof though and that may be why they kept the little LCD progress display off of it.

      The charger that came with the Z1u was much nicer looking and rugged but I could see the LCD being a liability as the years go by. Still works great after 2 years though.

      If you buy the EX1 you should budget for the card reader!!!!! Read again!! BUY THE CARD READER, the placement of the USB out to the NLE computer is LAME and will break with major usage. This is a last resort style deal.

      I bought an extra charger just to be safe. The price is right though. I would rather that than a fancy LCD. So six of one half doz of the other.

      Mike

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      3.0

      Good charger... Too expensive

      By Steve

      from Massachusetts

      Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

      Ya need it :)

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      5.0

      Affordable charger

      By WLWT Donny

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Film Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Charges Quickly
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Camcorder Bag
        • Quick Charge
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

        This is a great compact charger for the small BP series of batteries. Charges quickly at a great price. The only improvement would be to have an LCD display gauge to see how much charging is left. Also, it would be nice to be able to charge a battery and use AC power at the same time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Charges batteries, no issues.

        By Eric

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

          I've never had a problem with the BC-U1 battery charger. Works whenever I need it. Could be a little faster.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          On charge !

          By calder

          from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Camcorder Bag

            Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

            Great to have a second one to operate on AC,
            the old one to charge at same time !

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Awesome Charger

            By Norbi Films

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Camcorder Bag
              • Quick Charge
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

              The one thing I wish that also came with the package wouldve been a car charger. other than that this charger works great for my ex1r Large battery charges it pretty quick and Im also able to just plug the ac power into my camera with the cable. Couldnt be more happier I love my new charger.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

               
              5.0

              EX3 Battery Charger

              By Lexiphi87

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Long Charge Time

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Camcorder Bag
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

              I like how it is smaller and heavier than the charger that comes with the camera. It fits better in my case and stays put when its plugged in. Its easy to use. Just slide in the battery and switch it to charge. You can also use it as a dc input.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              No charger comes with the Sony PMW-F3K

              By John

              from Salt Lake City, UT

              About Me Video Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Charge complete indicator
              • Charger and DC power unit
              • Charges Quickly
              • Great desktop form factor

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Charging in edit bay
                • DC camera power
                • Power camera in edit bay

                Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

                Every other video cam I've ever purchased came with 1 battery and charger, but not the Sony F3. So I purchased the BC-U1 charger and a couple of BPU-60 batteries. The charger is perfect and I love the "check" buttons on the batteries that allow you to see how much charge they're holding. The BC-U1 charger allows either battery charging OR using the device as DC power for the camera. Blinking vs solid light indicates charge/charge complete. Sony PMW-F3 camera owners need this charger! Senses when the battery is full and doesn't overcharge.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Effective

                By VIDEOman

                from Toronto, Ontario

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Camcorder Bag
                  • Quick Charge
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

                  It gets the job done: changes my batteries quickly.

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                  5.0

                  Nice to have if you need an extra one

                  By pAbLiTo

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • No time indicator as prev

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Quick Charge
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

                  If you lost/damaged/just need another battery charger for BP-U60 or BP-U30 batteries.
                  If you are going to buy the PMW-EX1R, this charger is already included.
                  Charging time is fast and works as expected

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                  5.0

                  Gets the Job Done

                  By Anthony Wells

                  from Northern California

                  About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Camcorder Bag
                  • Quick Charge
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

                  Does exactly what you need it to do - charges your battery.

                  I have the Sony EX1 and it came with one of these, but I bought another so I can charge two batteries at once, and also charge one while using AC power with the other too.

                  This is a high quality charger and it charges batteries very quickly. It is a little bulky, and I would like to be able to remove the cables from the unit entirely (not just the AC) but these are minor cons in contrast to some very high pros.

                  Share this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Does the Job

                  By HD Shooter

                  from St. Thomas, VI

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • no charge AND cam power

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger:

                  Strong construction, lame flashing light guide. Has an either or switch but not both for charging OR camera power. So if you are stuck needing cam power you can't charge your batt at the same time. Could it be that hard to porovide both for those emergency times?

                  The thing looks bullet proof though and that may be why they kept the little LCD progress display off of it.

                  The charger that came with the Z1u was much nicer looking and rugged but I could see the LCD being a liability as the years go by. Still works great after 2 years though.

                  If you buy the EX1 you should budget for the card reader!!!!! Read again!! BUY THE CARD READER, the placement of the USB out to the NLE computer is LAME and will break with major usage. This is a last resort style deal.

                  I bought an extra charger just to be safe. The price is right though. I would rather that than a fancy LCD. So six of one half doz of the other.

                  Mike

                  • How long have you owned it:
                  • One-to-three months

                  Share this review

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                  Vortex Media -  9.5" Adapter Cable for Sony F3 and BC-U1/U2 Power Supply
                  • You Pay: $34.94
                  Usually ships in 3-7 business days i This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 3-7 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
                   

                  To power the PMW-F3 camera with the Sony BC-U2, the Vortex Media 9.5" adapter cable is required. B&H# VOF3DC1

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