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Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A)

You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • Universal Worldwide Plug-In
  • Automatically Stops Charge Cycle

The Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A) is an automatic "smart" battery charger that's universally compatible (with optional adapter). The ATM-PRU will charge the Bescor PRB series battery belts and shoulder packs. The charger's universal plug-in feature allows it to be used "worldwide" in 110-240VAC. It is also designed to automatically stop the charge cycle once the battery is fully charged.

Automatic Shut-Off
For worry-free battery maintenance, the ATM-PRU charger will sense when the battery has reached maximum charge status and shut off automatically
Universal Worldwide Plug-In
Compatibility worldwide with 110-240VAC outlets
Power Supply No
Battery Bays 1
Type of Charging Single Only
Diagnostics Automatic Shut-Off
Connections/Interface Cigarette (for belt and shoulder pack batteries)
Power Requirements 110-240VAC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2 x 3 x 1.5" (50 x 76 x 38mm)
Weight 0.6 lbs (272g)
Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A)
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    BescorATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A)
     
    4.4

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (20)
    • Easy to use (20)
    • Lightweight (19)
    • Fast charge (13)
    • Surge protected (6)

    Cons

    • Long charge time (5)

    Best Uses

    • At home (13)
    • Travel (12)
    • Camcorder bag (8)
    • Fast charge (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Film professional (12), Aspiring film maker (4), Tech savvy (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (19)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    They should all be universal.

    After having travelled to Germany to do some filming, and having to dissect my old U.S. only charger in order to charge my battery pack (with a car battery charger), I found...Read complete review

    After having travelled to Germany to do some filming, and having to dissect my old U.S. only charger in order to charge my battery pack (with a car battery charger), I found the Universal charger. I'm not sure why they offer both the U.S. only and universal styles; it would seem to me that they could save some time and money by only making the universal charger.

    At any rate, as both are the same price I would recommend just getting this charger to begin with, since the U.S. only charger doesn't take too kindly to European electricity.

    The charger works well, albeit with a somewhat long charge time(10+ hours). Still, you can't beat Bescor's price versus Anton Bauer, etc...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Blew the battery fuse

    I purchased this charger as a replacement for the now dicontinued ATM-PRB and which blew the fuse on my battery the first time I tried it and also broke at the plug, well when...Read complete review

    I purchased this charger as a replacement for the now dicontinued ATM-PRB and which blew the fuse on my battery the first time I tried it and also broke at the plug, well when I got this one and tried it, it also blew the fuse on the battery, this is a new battery by the way and also from Bescor (perfectly compatible with the charger) so now I sent it to Bescor and they told me they're going to send me one that works. I'm glad I bought it from B&H who promissed me would refund me if the third one doesn't work either. I'll post the results when I get it back.

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    4.0

    Very cost effective

    By Big John

    from Jamaica

    About Me Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

        Just plug in and wait for the green light and you are fully charged . Very simple

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works fine

        By S

        from Canada

        Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

        When the battery is full charged, the LED color changes to green from red.
        LED was also green when the battery was uncharged. I charged the uncharged battery for several hours so the LED turned red from green, then it turned green again when its full charged.

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        5.0

        A must need

        By Motolyric

        from Los Angeles CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Quick Charge
          • Travel

          Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

          Simple no fancy gadgets or issues. So far it's worked well and fast enough.

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          5.0

          Saved me the cost of new battery

          By Timelapse tech

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Charges Quickly
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Long Charge Time

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Camcorder Bag
          • Travel

          Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

          I bought this as a replacement for the besor charger that came with my battery. I wasn't sure if it was the battery declining in power as happens over time, but I figured it was worth finding out if the charger had gone bad. sure enough, it had and the new one charges my battery like the previous one never had. I recommend replacing your charger if the batter seems to cease taking a charge, but as a whole these chargers seem rather flimsy. Might be worth investing on a higher quality system the next go around.

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          5.0

          Works perfect, great service as usual

          By Path11 Media

          from Atlanta, GA

          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 Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

            I have a variety of 12v batteries that I use for lighting and accessories. I use a female lighter plug to connect the charger to all of my items instead of carrying around a pile of chargers. The automatic cut-off and charge light work great. Works great, lightens my bag, great service and price...what else could you ask for.

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            5.0

            Great Little Charger

            By Jim Costa Films

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Camcorder Bag
              • Quick Charge

              Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

              I purchased it to replace a charger for a Bescor belt that went bad and is now discontinued. It works great and charges my batteries fully.

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              5.0

              Great charger

              By Jonah

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Long Charge Time

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Camcorder Bag

              Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

              Works great with the Bescor battery...the light turns green on it when it's fully charged.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Bescor Battery Charger

              By VideoMaster

              from Las Vegas, Nv

              About Me Film Professional

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Charges Quickly
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Travel

                Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                Works Great! Helps Protect Batteries from Overcharging.

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                5.0

                Great replacement

                By One Left Sean

                from New York, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                Much more durable than the original charger that came with my battery at time of purchase. Also, the charging indicator light is a huge bonus!

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                5.0

                BESCOR universal Charger

                By Rosella

                from Jackson, MS

                About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                  Easy to travel. Dependable. Lightweight, etc.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Automatic Charger

                  By Joe

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Surge Protected

                  Cons

                  • Long Charge Time

                  Best Uses

                  • At Home
                  • Camcorder Bag
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                  Great charger, automatically shuts off when the battery is fully charged so it does not damage it.

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                  4.0

                  Handy in tight spots

                  By David | RIVERSEDGEPHOTO.COM

                  from West Michigan

                  About Me Film Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Quick Charge

                    Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                    Bought this to recharge my battery. It's quick, powerful and small enough to store in my camera bag.

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                    5.0

                    Works as described. No issues here.

                    By Eric C.

                    from Washington, DC

                    About Me Film Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Charges Quickly
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                        No comments. I use this for charging the battery belt on my Eclair ACL 16mm camera. Works as indicated and cuts off when charging is complete.

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                        5.0

                        A Must Have!

                        By L. Reynolds

                        from Milwaukee, WI

                        About Me Film Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Camcorder Bag
                          • Quick Charge
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                          If you over-charge your batteries it could drastically reduce battery life. That's why this charger is so important to have

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          would buy this product again and again

                          By svideo

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Quick Charge

                          Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                          easy to use

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                          • No

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                          2.0

                          dont't judge a book by its cover

                          By catra

                          from 22042

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Surge Protected

                          Cons

                          • Long Charge Time

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Camcorder Bag
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                          less heavy then previous models,but not durable.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          It is a charger and it charges

                          By Patrick

                          from Acapulco, Mexico

                          About Me Film Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Surge Protected

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                          Not much to say about a charger except that it does its job at the specified speed.

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                          5.0

                          EXCELLENT

                          By DANIEL

                          from JUAREZ, MEXICO

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Charges Quickly
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Quick Charge

                            Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                            GREAT FOR LIGHT USE
                            THANKS
                            GRACICAS

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                            5.0

                            very helpful..i would buy this again

                            By richie

                            from jackson hts n.y

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Charges Quickly
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Surge Protected

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                                easy and fast to charge

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                                • No

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                                2.0

                                Needs more improvement

                                By Gohar

                                from New York

                                About Me Film Professional

                                Pros

                                • Charges Quickly
                                • Compact

                                Cons

                                • Short Cord

                                Best Uses

                                • At Home

                                Comments about Bescor ATM-PRU Automatic Universal Charger (12V, 1.5A):

                                Charger needs little longer cord at least double its present length. Also connector should be more sturdy. Bescor should keep in mind that their products are mostly used by professionals. If they want to charge more it's fine, but product should be reliable. During past 2 years I have bought at least 8 chargers from B&H. 2 I had to return the next day. They just blew out. Last week I bought 2 more. 1 blew out in 2 days. I have to return that one too.

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