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Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates

B&H # WADSONPFW50 Mfr # D-4228
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Product Highlights
  • 100-240VAC Power for Worldwide Use
  • Charging Time: 2-6 hr
  • USB 2.0 Port for Charging Other Devices
  • Includes 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates
  • Accepts Various Other Battery Plates
  • Digital Read-Out of Charge Percentage
  • Includes Power Cord
  • Includes 12VDC Car Charger

This Duo LCD Charger from Watson charges 1 or 2 NP-FW50 batteries via the included dedicated plates. These can be replaced by optional plates for various other batteries. The Duo can even simultaneously charge 2 different batteries with different voltages. It runs on 100-240VAC power, allowing for use all over the world. Charging time is between 2 and 6 hours, and the charger also features a USB 2.0 port for charging another device simultaneously. The LCD screen provides a digital read-out of each battery's charge percentage--even when the charger is unplugged--via the test button. The Duo includes a power cord with a 2-prong US plug, as well as a 12VDC car charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter.

Input Power 100-240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
12 / 24 VDC, 2.0 A
Output Power 1.2-8.4 VDC, 2.0 A (max.)
USB 2.0 port: 5.0 VDC, 2.0 A (max.)
Charging Time 2-6 hr
Interface USB 2.0 port for charging another device
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions Charger: 4.9 x 4.5 x 1.75" (12.4 x 11.4 x 4.45 cm)
Cord length: 4.7' (1.4 m)
Weight 7.7 oz (218 g)
Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates
  • 2 x Battery Adapter Plate for NP-FW50
  • Power Cord
  • 12VDC Car Charger
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    WatsonDuo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates
     
    4.8

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (16)
    • Fast charge (5)
    • Good value (5)
    • Compact (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (7)
      • Back-up (4)
      • Primary battery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (6), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (21)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Awesome Sauce!

      I bought this product not knowing about Watson. Normally, I am very weary of after market items. Well, the display on this is nice. It gives you an accurate reading of current...Read complete review

      I bought this product not knowing about Watson. Normally, I am very weary of after market items. Well, the display on this is nice. It gives you an accurate reading of current status.

      I also bought a few of the add-ons that clip into the unit. So, now I just need one charger for my Sony camera and Canon. The add-ons are very inexpensive. It's a strange business model, but an honest one. Normally, companies will up charge the heck out of these things to keep the profit up. Not so here.

      It's a solid unit that charges in less time. I love it an will be buying more add-ons as I detest having to have three charges for all of my equipment. You can also mix and match while charging. Cool...

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      A good charger, but could be better

      In general, it is good, but the issues mine has,
      - There are plastic burr not be removed in LCD, which reflects QC is not good.
      - Left and right display...Read complete review

      In general, it is good, but the issues mine has,
      - There are plastic burr not be removed in LCD, which reflects QC is not good.
      - Left and right display measurement are different, for say, after a full charge, left indicates a 100%, but right indicates 95%.
      - Test data is different from camera, about 25% difference. i.e., put a used battery onto it, test result is 40%, but put battery into A7R, it indicates 25%.

      Good thing is - I buy another plate, so, I could use it to charge both of A7R battery and or EM1's

      Reviewed by 23 customers

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      4.0

      A good charger

      By ttaleman

      from West-Central Illinois

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Large Lcd

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

          Pretty fast charge. Shows percentage of charge. The only thing that surprised me was if I unplugged the charger with the battery's still attached. It would slowly drain the batterys. Not a dealbreaker. But it did come as a surprise.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A great solution

          By stvk

          from Philadlephia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

              This works well, provides useful info on the LCD screen, and charges 2 sony batteries at the same time. What more could you want?!

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              • No

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              5.0

              great charger

              By benoit

              from los angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                fast

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                GREAT BATTERY CHARGER

                By JODYH

                from WEST CHESTER, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                  CHARGES FAST. GIVES READING OF % CHARGED FOR 2 BATTERIES AT THE SAME TIME.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works as it should...very satisfied

                  By DRL

                  from Moncton,NB, Canada

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight For The Size

                  Cons

                  • A Bit Bulky For Travel

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                    This is a great charger. Very convenient to have a display showing status. When the battery level shows 100% on the charger it will show the same in the camera display. Read elsewhere where this was not the case.

                    I like the fact that this unit is compatible with European voltage.

                    I have a Sony NP-FW50 battery that would not power up the camera and would not charge in the Sony charger. This Watson charger charged it no problem.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very Good Charger

                    By Dan

                    from Modesto

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Fast charging
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Charging Batteries Duhhh

                      Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                      I use this for my Sony A7S batteries. It charges fast and gives a nice LCD status display. Also has an output for AC to the camera and a USB to charge other things. Someone really sat down and gave this some thought before they built it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      All my charging needs in one place.....

                      By Fishin_Chip

                      from Saskatchewan

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Does What It Says It Will
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                      • None so far

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                        So far, I like what I see.
                        The Watson charger charges both the Watson batteries and the OEM ones equally well.
                        The lcd display does give some weird voltage readings-recognizing my 7.4 volt battery as a 5 volt USB??, but the battery takes a full charge.
                        I can charge batteries of differing voltages at the same time.
                        The plate system is easy to change, but the plates feel quite snug when in place.

                        Overall, this seems like a winner

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Really awesome

                        By Moknowsphoto

                        from Montreal

                        Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                        I just love it! And I highly recommend this charger

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        A good charger, but could be better

                        By James0075

                        from Greenville, SC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                          In general, it is good, but the issues mine has,
                          - There are plastic burr not be removed in LCD, which reflects QC is not good.
                          - Left and right display measurement are different, for say, after a full charge, left indicates a 100%, but right indicates 95%.
                          - Test data is different from camera, about 25% difference. i.e., put a used battery onto it, test result is 40%, but put battery into A7R, it indicates 25%.

                          Good thing is - I buy another plate, so, I could use it to charge both of A7R battery and or EM1's

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Very Nice!

                          By Gabriella

                          from Orange County, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                          • Bulky

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                          The charger is really great. I am able to charge both of my Sony A7's extra batteries without having to us the USB cord directly into the camera itself. The display screen shows the percentage of the batteries charged, and the product charges the batteries in an efficient amount of time!

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Perfect upgrade

                          By Tommy

                          from Melbourne, Australia

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                              For less than the Sony single charger it is a total win. I charged two batteries on this, and then a third in the camera via the usb port.
                              Absolutely recommended

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works great

                              By Gav

                              from NZ

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                    Not much to say except. Yep it works great.
                                    Charge time just over 2 hours for the NP-FW50 from flat.
                                    LCD dial lets you know how much charge there is.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great product!

                                    By Jim

                                    from Minneapolis, MN

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                        Given how quickly the Sony cameras chew up batteries, this is a fantastic alternative to waiting to charge batteries in sequence. Wonderful!

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                                        • No

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                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        The Awesome Sauce!

                                        By AcroAv8r

                                        from Plano,TX

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Fast Charge

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Photography
                                          • Video

                                          Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                          I bought this product not knowing about Watson. Normally, I am very weary of after market items. Well, the display on this is nice. It gives you an accurate reading of current status.

                                          I also bought a few of the add-ons that clip into the unit. So, now I just need one charger for my Sony camera and Canon. The add-ons are very inexpensive. It's a strange business model, but an honest one. Normally, companies will up charge the heck out of these things to keep the profit up. Not so here.

                                          It's a solid unit that charges in less time. I love it an will be buying more add-ons as I detest having to have three charges for all of my equipment. You can also mix and match while charging. Cool...

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this review

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Great Charger

                                          By Stateless

                                          from Calgary, AB

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                              Seems like a solid charger so far. I really like the lit LCD screen that shows how much each battery has charged. Having a USB output on the side for charging other devices at the same time is great to have, as is the included car charging adapter. Highly recommended.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              A must have!

                                              By TheJoshFisher

                                              from Dekalb, IL

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Lots Of Charging Options

                                              Cons

                                              • Bulky

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                                If you have a NEX series or the Alpha 7 or 7r this is a must have battery charger. Charges two batteries in half the time you can through the camera and has multiple hook ups. Comes with AC power cable, car plug and also has a USB plug incase you can't find power at the other two. Just awesome!

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Love this charger!

                                                By Tom

                                                from Lehigh Valley, PA

                                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Charges Quickly
                                                • Easy To Install
                                                • Good Value
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                • Too Bulky

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Back-Up
                                                • Primary Battery

                                                Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                                This thing is fantastic. Charges my batteries quickly and with an accurate information display. The only thing I don't like is its size, kind of hard to carry around with you.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Charger works at home or on car

                                                By Hobby Photography

                                                from Lake Forest, CA.

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Charges Quickly
                                                • Easy To Install
                                                • Good Value
                                                • Reliable

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Back-Up
                                                  • Primary Battery
                                                  • Travel

                                                  Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                                  2-battery charger that both almost everywhere

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great buy

                                                  By David

                                                  from NH

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Charges Quickly
                                                  • Good Value
                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Professional Cameras
                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                                    I was so happy to find this site, this charger works great and the price was right for what it does. I bought a single charger for same price from @ it went back.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Exelent charger

                                                    By haugstad

                                                    from Norway

                                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Good Value
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Unreliable Contacts

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Back-Up
                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates:

                                                    This charger is wonderful but has one flaw.The adapter plates do not click well into place and easily come loose when taking the battery off.Otherwise it seems to charge the batteries well.Big bonus for the complementary 12/24V car cable and the USB charging option.

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