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Watson Duo LCD Charger with 2 NP-FW50 Battery Plates

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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 18 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Fast charge (5)
    • Good value (5)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (6)
      • Back-up (4)
      • Primary battery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (16)

      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 18 customers

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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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          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

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            • No

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            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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            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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                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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                          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...

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                            • No

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                            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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                                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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                                  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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                                  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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                                      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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                                      5.0

                                      One Great Charger

                                      By Shrew60

                                      from Central Pennsylvania

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Lighted Charge Display
                                      • Two Batteries At A Time

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Back-Up
                                        • Primary Battery
                                        • Professional Cameras
                                        • Travel

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

                                        Love this charger! This charger can adapt to several different batteries (requires purchase of adapters)however, I only use it for my camera. I also picked up a spare battery and the charger displays the charge level of each one independently. Takes the guess work out of knowing exactly what the charge level is in case you have to remove your battery prior to full charge.

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                                        5.0

                                        Buy this product, need to charge alot

                                        By Don

                                        from Albuquerque, NM

                                        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:

                                            this charger works very well and lets one know the level of charge and discharge.

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                                            5.0

                                            Fast dual charger for Sony NEX Cameras

                                            By aztrailblazer

                                            from Cottonwood, AZ

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy to Use

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                Fast charging of dual batteries with additional information . Bought this to charge dual batteries for the next day of shooting with my NEX7,

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