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Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates

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Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates

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Product Highlights

  • 100-240 VAC 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 12 VDC Car Charger
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You Pay: $79.95

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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 100-240 VAC 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 12 VDC car charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter.

UPC: 847628545441
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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 6.4 x 2.5"
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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    by PowerReviews
    WatsonDuo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates
     
    4.7

    (based on 39 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (31)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (30)
    • Compact (13)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Durable (9)
    • Fast charge (5)

    Cons

    • Heavy / bulky (3)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (16)
    • Back-up (4)
    • Primary battery (3)
    • Video (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (15), Pro photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (34)

    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...

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    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 39 customers

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    5.0

    Essential and Excellent-Quality

    By burakkizilkan

    from NYC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        If you're a filmmaker, you know how it is a bummer to have a low battery while you are filming in a remote area. But this thing is not only fast-charging but it's perfect with its ability to be used in car.

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        5.0

        One device to charge them all!

        By Dfishjr

        from California

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Multitasker

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

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

          This charger is well thought out. Removable battery plates to fit multiple batteries is a brilliant idea. Now I can have one charger to charge all my batteries from Sony to Gopro, this charger has got you covered. The addition of an USB port for charging your phone or, in my case a dual battery charger for GoPro Hero4 batteries(only because they haven't developed a battery plate yet) is another bonus. The charging LCD is easy to understand, no weird codes or blinking lights to know where your charge is. Just a simple percent charged and a picture of a battery gradually filling up. A well designed, charger that helps reduce the amount of gear I have to lug around is a plus in my book. And it works great too!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great little charger

          By harrir

          from Alberta , Canada

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I use this unit both at home and in a vehicle, keeps me up and running all day.

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              5.0

              Versatile Charger

              By Joe C

              from Cary, NC

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

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

                If you shoot with a Sony a7-series camera, then you need one of these chargers (and a few spare batteries). This charger is versatile both in the battery types it will charge, having both AC and 12V car battery source cables, and in having a USB port for charging mobile devices. The LCD display is an added bonus showing charging status. The charging is fast and battery-friendly (won't overcharge).

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                • No

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                3.0

                Can't Trust the Display

                By Harry

                from Orlando, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      As another reviewer mentioned, the display shows a certain percentage of battery charge, but the camera shows another. I ran a battery down to 1% and put it on the charger and it read 35%. When the charger read 55% I put it in the camera and it read 48%.

                      It's not a huge deal since I charge it to 100% anyway but I cannot trust the display.

                      On the plus side, you can charge two batteries at once and even has a USB port to charge another device.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent! Great charger

                      By David Medina from Puerto Rico

                      from San Juan, Puerto Rico

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Great value
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        The Sony A7Ii consumes lots of battery so I needed a charger that was fast and was able to charge more than one battery at a time.

                        This charger is wonderful. It allows me to charge the battery using an AC outlet as well as from my car battery. It tells me how much charge is left and tells me if the batteries are good. You can change the plates and use it for different types of batteries, so i can charge my A7II and my D800 batteries.

                        Great value

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Just what i was looking for

                        By tofrd

                        from Harrisburg, Il

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            I purchased this right before i went on vacation. Very good piece of equipment. I have used it several times in the past 3 months and it works as advertized.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works as indicated.

                            By Anton.

                            from Austrlia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                Works as a charger should. Rather nice to be able to charge two batteries at once. There is the added convenience of being able to change plates as well.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very good and reliable Charger :)

                                By Jassi Sandhu

                                from Brampton, Canada

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Great Picture Quality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

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

                                  I was using same charger before really liked it so got another unit for 2015 :)

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Works well, great for travelling

                                  By Ron

                                  from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

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

                                    I use this at home and while travelling to charge batteries for a Sony RX100 and a Sony A6000 simultaneously. Works as advertise. The display of charge progress is great to have to see where you really are at in case you are in a hurry to get going. Only downside is it seems to charge my IPad quite slowly compared to the dedicated one, I.e. About 2X the normal time. But the upside is I only take one charger for two cameras and my iPad/iPhone.

                                    Definitely recommended but wish its USB output could be improved.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great addition for the a6000

                                    By NateZA

                                    from Cayman Islands

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

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

                                      Works as advertised. Charges both batteries in a few hours. Useful that you can use it to charge a phone via USB as well, especially when traveling in places where plug points are sparse.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Nice addition to any setup you may have.

                                      By Jimmy

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel
                                        • Video

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

                                        This dual charging system is great! I use it to charge my Sony DSLR and Action Cam batteries. You can buy inexpensive battery plates (made by Watson) to work with different types of batteries.

                                        If I could I would give this product 4.5 stars. At night when the batteries are charging I can hear a high frequency noise coming from the charger. It is typical however, most charging system do this. Also, the LCD display seems a bit pointless/useless to me. It shows you an estimate of how much the battery is charged (less than or equal to 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%). I always let my batteries charge 100% before using them. That's just me however, perhaps it's useful for others. Still a great product and I don't travel without.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Battery charger by Watson for NP-FW50.

                                        By Ken the Photographer

                                        from Brick, New Jersey

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel
                                        • Wildlife Photos

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

                                        I have many batteries for my Sony a7II and needed a charger to chage two batteries at a time. I found the Watson to do just that so my batteries are fully charged when I go out again to shoot.

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                                        4.0

                                        Works well

                                        By Waiting for my lens to show up

                                        from Germany

                                        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:

                                        This charger shows the percent charged in battery and work well with 220 and 110 voltages and in car. Hope my Lens for the camera get here soon so i can use the camera i ordered.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Great item

                                        By JDB

                                        from Lanham MD

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

                                        Nice buy, it charged my batteries in no time. Just got it. Can be used to charge other batteries with the necessary cover plates. I would recommend this to others.

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                                        5.0

                                        Versatile Charger

                                        By buyer pr

                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Family Photos

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

                                          Convenient as it can charge 2 different sized batteries, with the correct plate, simultaneously.

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                                          • No

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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

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                                                    • 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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