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Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries

B&H # SOACVQ1051D MFR # ACVQ1051D
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Product Highlights

  • Switches from AC Adapter to Charger
  • LCD Displays Charge Status
  • 345 Min Approx. Dual Battery Charge Time

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The Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries is a power adapter that at the flip of a switch turns into a two-battery charger for Sony's L-series batteries. Four power cords come included.

LCD display indicates: battery life, charging time, total charging time, last use year and month, and total number of charging cycles
Output Voltage DC 8.4 V / 1.8 A
Power Requirements 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions Approx. 4.8 x 2.1 x 5.3" (12.2 x 5.3 x 13.5 cm)
Weight .9 lb (400 g)
Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries
  • AC Power Cord
  • DK-415 Connecting Cord
  • DK-215 Connecting Cord
  • Car Battery Cord
  • 90-Day Labor, 1-Year Parts Warranty
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    SonyAC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries
     
    4.7

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (25)
    • Professional quality (24)
    • Compact (17)
    • Highly compatible (15)
    • Lightweight (13)

    Cons

    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (14)
    • Complex projects (12)
    • Independent films (12)
    • Home movies (7)
    • Travel (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (16), Professional artist (9), Film professional (4), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (30)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Charger!

    I trust only Sony OEM with my Sony Li-ion batteries. The charger is intuitive and the display informative. It is a quality charger with useful accessories (attachment cables).

    The...Read complete review

    I trust only Sony OEM with my Sony Li-ion batteries. The charger is intuitive and the display informative. It is a quality charger with useful accessories (attachment cables).

    The only reason I give it 4-stars instead of 5 is due to the charger only operating in series rather than parallel (simultaneous charging of both bays).

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Make sure it works with your batteries

    I bought this as I thought it would be a faster way to charge the Sony L-Series compatible batteries that come standard with some of the Digital Juice equipment (lights, monitors). ...Read complete review

    I bought this as I thought it would be a faster way to charge the Sony L-Series compatible batteries that come standard with some of the Digital Juice equipment (lights, monitors). However:

    - It does not charge two batteries at once; it does one first, then the second one

    - Unless they are OEM InfoLithium batteries, it doesn't give you any readout about time remaining to charge or how much charge the batteries hold. You'll just get the LED indicator when the battery is full.

    - It takes between 24-36 hours to fully charge an empty NP-F960 6000mah type battery.

    None of that is really a fault of the charger, though. If you're using OEM Sony batteries it might be more useful. (Still can't charge more than one at a time, though.)

    If (like me) you were looking for a quicker way to charge multiple Sony-compatible batteries, you're no better off than just using the cheap chargers that came with the equipment.

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    5.0

    Bien

    By AZ

    from Argetntina

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

          Anda perfecto

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Nice charger

          By Jcguichard

          from Brooklyn, NY

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects

            Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

            I prefer this compared to a generic brand. Never had a problem with it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            A Better Charger for you Camera

            By VideoDave

            from Springdale, AR.

            About Me Cinematographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

            I purchased this AC adapter and twin charger for my studio so that I could always keep my batteries charged and ready to go. What I really like about it is the LCD display.The LCD display shows the estimated time to charge for each battery as well as displaying the estimated battery life. Now we all know that battery life is dependent on many variables but this estimate can give you an approximate value. So, if you are doing a video shoot that will only be 30 minutes and the display says there is about 2h-30m of life, then you should be good-to-go with a extra to spare.Likewise, this is a well built device that will also recharge USB devices i.e. cell phone, digital recorders, iPad, etc.I'm very happy with the unit and look forward to getting years of use out of it.

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            • No

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            5.0

            OEM for us

            By Channel 70 Video Productions

            from Los Angeles/Asheville NC

            About Me Business Owner, Film Production House

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Studio

              Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

              We own three of these; two in the studio and one in our production truck. Generally, we stick with OEM so if something unexpectedly fails, there is only one go-to place for resolution. We regularly shoot long meetings, conferences, etc and use one of these as a battery eliminator for the camera. This particular purchase was a replacement for the truck unit that failed after two years. The unit was rained on and knocked around and generally used and abused by being out in the field. We're surprised it lasted as long as it did. Our only nit is the unit should charge two batteries at a time, not just one.

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              5.0

              Awesome charger

              By Jeff

              from Va

              Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

              Dual charger is a must no more staying up after hunting all day to wait on batteries to charge so you can swap. Just plug in and drop two batteries and they are ready for the next morning.

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              5.0

              Does what it says

              By Crow T. Robot

              from USA

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                  As usual with a Sony product, it does it's job and does it well. We're charging and swapping several batteries at once so by the time we've drained some NP's the replacements are ready to go, rinse and repeat. It's a sequential charger, yes, but have plenty of Sony OEMs on hand and you're good to go.

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                  5.0

                  A valuable accessory

                  By JTClubs

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                      It's probably the best charger available, and when used with the info-lithium batteries you get useful info on the charging status of the battery. The AC adapter capability is a major plus if you do any extended work where you can have convenient access to AC power. When thinking about the number of charge cycles expected and the option of an AC adapter to to power your camcorder or light or other battery driven accessory, the cost is not a factor.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      L-batteries

                      By user

                      from abuja

                      About Me Business Owner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                        Great product

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great all around L type charger.

                        By Jimmy D

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                        Works great with my Sony L-type batteries for my Sound Devices 788T. Never had a problem! Great product and never fails me in the field.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good to have

                        By Deborah

                        from Gainesville, Florida

                        About Me Hobbyist, Video Tech

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • On The Large Side

                        Best Uses

                        • In The Studio
                        • Power Your Camcorder

                        Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                        I have multiple batteries and this does the trick. It does not charge two batteries simultaneously, but looks like a very well made piece of gear to have. I have not used it in the field yet, and it is a bit on the large side, so I will have to plan for that. I would use it in the field to run my FS 100 direct from AC current, which was my original use for this AC adapter.

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                        5.0

                        Works fine

                        By drs45

                        from Dayton, OH

                        About Me Business Owner, Pro-hobby Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                            Does the job. Nice not using the camera to charge.

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great Charger; doesn't charge 2 at once

                            By The Mike D

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Still Charges One Battery

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films
                            • In The Studio

                            Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                            Charges my sony and non-sony batteries fine. I like the normal charge/full charge selection. It looks like it'll charge two batteries at one time, but it doesn't. It will only charge the 2nd battery once the first is finished. Not a huge problem, just not what one would expect. Nice for overnight charging though. No need to hover over the charger to switch batteries.

                            Also the charger tests the batteries for charge level and charging time remaining. This feature only seems to work on Sony batteries though.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent !!! for dual battery Charging.

                            By Zak

                            from Piscataway NJ

                            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Independent Films

                              Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                              Very easy and charges both the batteries at a time.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect

                              By Ryan Watson Films

                              from Washington, DC

                              About Me Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                              • Pricey / Poor Value

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                              The charger works perfectly. It doesn't charge two at the same time, but I don't need that function. If you do you will need to look elsewhere.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Perfect addition to new camera

                              By Video Pro

                              from Nottingham, MD

                              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Complex Projects
                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                                I recently purchased a new Sony videocamera that did not come with a battery charger. Most new Sony cameras no longer come with a charger. I have an older charger but this one is much finer build and has a digital readout for status on both batteries at once. For the price, I highly recommend this product versus charging the battery in the camera. Plus, you now have an excellent and robust AC adapter when you need it.

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                                5.0

                                Like using Sony-specific batteries

                                By stvk

                                from Philadelphia, PA

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Affordable
                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Movies
                                  • Independent Films

                                  Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                                  I like using the Sony brand since the chargers give an accurate estimate of time to full charge.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Nice, reliable battery charger

                                  By Reid

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects
                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Independent Films
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                                    Very simple and easy to use. Can power the camera externally through this as well.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Works well and appears to be more robust

                                    By chuckster9000

                                    from Montreal, Canada

                                    About Me Business Owner

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                                        I have yet to use it in the field, but I plugged it in and it runs my SONY Z1U and charges batteries. It also looks and feels more robust that the original AC adapter/charger my camera came with. Also it's much cheaper than the original adapter.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Sony quality in a dual charger

                                        By Creative Jedi

                                        from Des Moines, IA

                                        About Me Professional Videographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • All Video Projects

                                          Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                                          This dual charger is everything I've come to expect from Sony: the highest quality construction and excellent performance. It maximizes the performance of Sony L-Series batteries, and charges them more quickly than the old L-Series charger that I had. It's also small enough to pack easily in my video camera gear bag.

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                                          3.0

                                          Not quite was I was expecting

                                          By Pat

                                          from salt lake city

                                          About Me Professional Artist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Highly Compatible
                                          • Improves Performance
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                          • Lacks Functionality

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Sony AC Adapter and Twin Charger For L-Series Batteries:

                                            Seems like a well made unit and the electronics seem well designed, but It doens't do quite what I as hoping. It will only charge 2 batteries simultaniously in "full charge mode" as opposed to normal and it only charges simultaniously after the first battery you instered reaches "normal charge" also the charge time is really long on my non sony batteries. with the 570 2600 mAh batteries is took all day (8 hours) to do both batteries from 20% charge. The good news is a slow charge means the batteries last longer, and I have no doubt it would be quicker with infolithium batteries as I was WAY off the chrage times it suggested I might get in the manual. Just be advised that this will not chrage 2 batteries simultaniously as you think it might at first glance and Im sure it will serve you well.

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