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Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery

B&H # SOBCVW1 Mfr # BCVW1
You Pay: $37.00
Product Highlights
  • For Select Alpha DSLR and NEX Cameras
  • 1.5 Hour Charging Time
  • Universal Voltage (100-240V)
  • LED Indicator
  • Ultra Compact
  • Retractable Plug

The Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery charges your battery off the camera so you won't have to tie up the camera every time the battery needs recharging. This charger has a 100V-240V AC input for worldwide compatibility (with appropriate plug adapters), and charges a battery in just 1.5 hours. An LED indicator shows charging status. This ultra compact charger features a retractable plug for easy storage in between uses. It is compatible with both select Alpha DSLR and NEX cameras.

Versatile
Quick charger for NP-BN1/BG1/FD1/FT1/FR1/FE1/ battery
Quick Charging
Capable of charging battery in just 1.5hrs
Retractable Plug
Ultra-compact size & retractable plug for traveling
Universal Voltage
Universal voltage: 100V-240V (50/60Hz)
Compatibility
Sony Alpha a3000, a33, a37, a55, NEX-F3, NEX-3, NEX-3N, NEX-5N, NEX-5R, NEX-5T, NEX-6, and NEX-7 digital cameras.
Voltage 100-240V (50/60Hz)
Operating Temperature 32 ~ 104° (0 ~ 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 ~ 140°F (-20 ~ 60°C)
Dimensions Approx. 2.5 x 3.7 x 1.3" (63 x 95 x 32mm)
Weight Approx. 3 oz (85g)

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SonyAlpha AC Charger for W Series Battery
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid construction (9)
  • Fast charge (8)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (10)
    • Back-up (7)
    • Digital photography (5)
    • Photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (8), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    it never hurts to have two

    This review is a bit of a no brainer. Sony makes the charger for Sony so it works (and as far as I know, they're the only company who does). So this...Read complete review

    This review is a bit of a no brainer. Sony makes the charger for Sony so it works (and as far as I know, they're the only company who does). So this is not an issue of finding a cheaper or better version of the charger. The product does exactly what its supposed to do. My only problem with it is the three to four hour charge time (speaking of which you absolutely need to have at least one additional battery).
    Even though a charger comes with the Sony A33, I still recommend this product if you have two locations you work at or if you travel allot (it's good to have a back-up charger at your home base). I went to Haiti for three weeks this month and 'lost' my charger. Even with two batteries my camera was useless in three days. I was the group photographer with no camera and trying to find a replacement charger in the rural areas I was assigned to was impossible or too expensive. Fortunately someone from my group was traveling on a later flight and was able to swing by my place and pick this one up for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sony should have include it with camera!

    The product is fine, and indeed a must have. One star is becuase how Sony operate sucks.

    I am really upset that Sony does not include a charger with the...Read complete review

    The product is fine, and indeed a must have. One star is becuase how Sony operate sucks.

    I am really upset that Sony does not include a charger with the NEX-6 body I just bought. Who want to charge battery with a cable to the camera??

    Come-on Sony, the camera is not a cheap sub $200 unit. Do you really need to charge us separately for a charger??

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    5.0

    Need this to keep a spare charged

    By J

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digital Photography

        Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

        Keeping a spare battery charged when shooting everyday.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Get this!

        By Mendocino Steve

        from Mendocino, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Reliable
        • Solid Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Up
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

          One of the failings of the RX10 is that a battery charger is not included. Boo, Sony, and Yay!! B&H for including this in their RX10 bundle. Don't leave home without it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Charger for the A7/A7R

          By Lennywood

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Recharge
          • Long-Lasting
          • Reliable
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

              I had an NEX7 and purchased the A7R, happy that they would share batteries, but I was surprised to see that unlike the NEX7, the pricey A7R did not include the wall charger, and your only option was to charge in camera, which is very impractical for me. I have noticed most manufacturer's are going that way these days, to save more money, but I think this is insulting, especially for a camera this expensive.

              Even though I could have used the one from my NEX7, I decided to purchase a second one, so I could be free to sell the NEX7 in the future.

              Now, about the charger, it's great, compact and lightweight, with no external cables.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Free ad-on with the RX10

              By KWB

              from SoCal

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • Digital Photography
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

              I know, it's was free so what can you say about it. Well, it is big and bulky, but does get the job done. Nevertheless, I did purchase a more compact battery charger (Sony BC-TRW W Series Battery Charger (Black)), that takes up less space in my gear bag.

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              • No

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              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Sony should have include it with camera!

              By Eddy

              from Toronto, Canada

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Recharge
              • Reliable
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

              • Should Come With Camera

              Best Uses

              • Back Up
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

              The product is fine, and indeed a must have. One star is becuase how Sony operate sucks.

              I am really upset that Sony does not include a charger with the NEX-6 body I just bought. Who want to charge battery with a cable to the camera??

              Come-on Sony, the camera is not a cheap sub $200 unit. Do you really need to charge us separately for a charger??

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would recommend this charger

              By kki8910

              from San Clara, CA

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Recharge
              • Solid Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                Works great for my trip.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great charger

                By Camera

                from Virginia

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                Nice size, compact. ......

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                5.0

                Saves the day

                By The Church Lady

                from New Haven, CT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast Recharge
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photography

                  Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                  While on safari in Kenya, on the next to last day I blew out my charger trying to use it with AC/DC adapter

                  Very fortunately for me, I had 3 batteries with me and I had them fully charged at the last camp.

                  I made it thru the trip -- taking 2,000 photos and now I have the new VERY essential charger ready to go.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good compact charger

                  By dcon picture happy

                  from Irvine, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                  • Slow Recharge

                  Best Uses

                  • Digital Photography
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                  Lame Sony decided not to include a battery charger with the NEX-6 so I had to buy this. It's a good charger but it should have been included with the camera, USB charging is lame because it ties up the camera until the battery is done charging.

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                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  BATTERY CHARGER

                  By Qbal

                  from Toronto Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Install
                  • Fast Recharge
                  • Long-Lasting
                  • Reliable
                  • Solid Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Up
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                    The Alpha AC Charger is very convinence especially for travelling. Thanks

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Charger

                    By berskyboy

                    from Edmonton, AB

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Install
                    • Fast Recharge
                    • Solid Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Digital Photography
                      • Photography

                      Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                      Works great, need to have this battery Charger as one battery is not enough

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nothing Beats the Best

                      By Nanszerelli

                      from Alhambra, Ca

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Fast Recharge
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                      • Not in stores

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Up
                      • Digital Photography
                      • Photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                      I use this to charge the battery of my camera and I wanted to go cheaper but nothing beats the best. I lost the charger that came with my camera but couldn't find it in any store, and realised that ordering online was fast and easy. Thanks.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Excellent Lightweight Battery Charger

                      By Bob S.

                      from Shirley,NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Inexpensive
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quick Charge

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                      Works excellent and is very easy to use.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      it never hurts to have two

                      By Teemack

                      from Brooklyn, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Slow Charge

                      Best Uses

                      • Back-Up
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                      This review is a bit of a no brainer. Sony makes the charger for Sony so it works (and as far as I know, they're the only company who does). So this is not an issue of finding a cheaper or better version of the charger. The product does exactly what its supposed to do. My only problem with it is the three to four hour charge time (speaking of which you absolutely need to have at least one additional battery).
                      Even though a charger comes with the Sony A33, I still recommend this product if you have two locations you work at or if you travel allot (it's good to have a back-up charger at your home base). I went to Haiti for three weeks this month and 'lost' my charger. Even with two batteries my camera was useless in three days. I was the group photographer with no camera and trying to find a replacement charger in the rural areas I was assigned to was impossible or too expensive. Fortunately someone from my group was traveling on a later flight and was able to swing by my place and pick this one up for me.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      small and compact charger

                      By Liron

                      from Israel

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Slow Charge

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional Camera
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Sony Alpha AC Charger for W Series Battery:

                      It is good to take it for trips because it's lightweight. The price is quite reasonable. Charges the battery within 4-6 hours.

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                      • No

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