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Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery

B&H # WACSONPFW50 Mfr # C-4228
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Product Highlights
  • For Sony NP-FW50 Type Battery
  • Compact Design, Fold-Out AC Plug
  • Interchangeable Battery Plate
  • USB Port for Charging USB Devices
  • 100-240VAC Power for Worldwide Use
  • Includes Euro Plug Adapter
  • Includes DC Car Adapter

This versatile Compact AC/DC Charger from Watson charges any NP-FW50 lithium-ion battery via the included dedicated battery plate. The charger runs on 100-240VAC power, allowing for worldwide use. It features a fold-out 2-prong US plug and is supplied with a European plug adapter, as well as a 12VDC car charger that plugs into a cigarette lighter. This makes it ideal for use both at home and on the road.

The Compact AC/DC Charger features a USB power output that allows you to charge & power MP3 players, phones, digital cameras, and other devices with a USB power input - even while charging your camera or camcorder batteries. With its easily interchangeable plate, the charger can also be used for other battery models - via the purchase of an additional battery adapter plate.

Compatibility
Compatible with any Sony NP-FW50 type battery.
Compact
Charger features a fold-out AC plug for easy storage and travel.
Versatile
  • Comes with an included Euro plug adapter for charging in Europe.
  • Included DC adapter with cigarette lighter plug lets you charge while on the road.
USB Output
Charge or supply power for MP3 devices, mobile phones, digital cameras, and other related devices with a USB power input.
Safety Features
The charger features protection against overcharging and overheating.
Power Input 100-240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz, 100 mA (max)
12 / 24 VDC
Power Output 4.2-8.4 VDC, 800 mA
USB 2.0 port: 5.0 VDC 1.0 A (max.)
Additional Inputs/Outputs USB 2.0
Charging Time 2-6 hr
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions 2.0 x 1.3 x 3.5" (5.1 x 3.3 x 9.0 cm)
Weight 3.1 oz (88 g)
Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery
  • Battery Adapter Plate for NP-FW50
  • USA to 2-Prong Europe Adapter
  • 12VDC Car Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    WatsonCompact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery
     
    4.6

    (based on 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (22)
    • Lightweight (22)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Good value (10)
    • Durable (7)

    Cons

    • Flimsy construction (4)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (17)
    • Back-up (5)
    • Primary battery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (6), Pro photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    great value and versatility

    I purchased this charger to go along with my Sony A7 camera, which regretfully does not include a separate charger (only in-camera charging via USB). The Sony-branded charger is both much more expensive...Read complete review

    I purchased this charger to go along with my Sony A7 camera, which regretfully does not include a separate charger (only in-camera charging via USB). The Sony-branded charger is both much more expensive than this Watson model and less featured. This Watson charger supports and includes a 12V car adapter as well as a USB port for simultaneously charging a USB device. So, for example, I can charge two NP-FW50 batteries simultaneously, one in the charger and one in the camera via USB. Or, I can charge one NP-FW50 battery and my iPhone simultaneously, only using one AC outlet, which is especially convenient when traveling.

    My first unit was partially defective in that it could not simultaneously charge my iPhone 4S and an NP-FW50 battery—that combination repeatedly triggered some sort of overload reset. But Watson's customer service responded that it should be able to do that and got me a free replacement quickly, which no longer has that problem.

    Another aspect of versatility is that the battery interface plate can be replaced, allowing potential use with other battery types, although I haven't exercised that feature.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A Good Charger Even Broken In Half

    I realized that my NEX5R Sony camera used batteries pretty fast so I bought three just before heading to China on a reporting trip. I purchased the NP-FW50 battery charger at the same time...Read complete review

    I realized that my NEX5R Sony camera used batteries pretty fast so I bought three just before heading to China on a reporting trip. I purchased the NP-FW50 battery charger at the same time so I could keep all the batteries ready to go.
    In the course of the trip, the charger came apart. It was glued together and separated. I pushed it back together and it worked. I took a piece of gaffers tape and taped three sides, leaving room to fit the battery on the charger. It works!

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    5.0

    Nice Charger

    By Mixed Media

    from CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

      It took forever to get here since it was on backorder, but I think it was worth the wait.

      The great thing about this charger is that you can use it at home, in the car, or even via usb. And I haven't tried it, but I read that you can charge another electronic device via usb while you're charging the battery. It's also nice that the plate is interchangeable.

      Watson batteries slide into the plate with no problem, but Sony batteries seem to be a bit more finicky, although both do charge just fine.

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      5.0

      Works well

      By Kaneohebud

      from Oahu, HI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

          Reasonable price, does the job.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Handy charger

          By joelboy

          from NE Ohio

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Frees Up The Camera

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Use

            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

            Easier to use than the kit charger, you can charge a spare battery and not have to idle the NEX 5.

            Has a second, USB, port, you could even charge your phone at the same time.

            Worth every penny

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            • No

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            5.0

            Does what I need

            By Kaitlyn

            from Texas

            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

            Not much else to say about this. Works great.

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            5.0

            Nice charger

            By Tim

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

              Compact and hugs the wall. A little bigger than I expected, but fine. Comes with a car charger and an adapter for most of Europe.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great charger

              By John

              from Murphy, Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                  Charges my Sony battery as well as the Watson battery, and does it quickly.

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                  5.0

                  Handy

                  By B.D.

                  from Los Angles, CA

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                        I like that I can charge my battery on this instead of connecting my Sony A6000 with battery in it to a power source (it's a pain). No complaints, works well!

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                        4.0

                        Works Fine

                        By Ppenguind

                        from New Orleans

                        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                        This charger is better than having to charge my batteries inside my a7r. Batteries fit a little funny, but once you find the right angle to push it in, it's fine. USB charger on it is also a plus.

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                        4.0

                        Good Option

                        By Gus

                        from Iowa

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                          This charger seems to do its job. I bought it to pair with my Sony A7 and it does a good job. The option of being able to charge my spare battery and the one in the camera all at once is a big bonus. The Euro plug is also a good selling point.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          External battery chargers saves time

                          By DLR Landscape Photographer

                          from Fort Collins, CO

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Acdc Compatible
                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                            I use this to recharge my backup batteries in my car while I'm still using the camera. Also it speeds up battery charging overnight by allowing the charger to charge one and to connect the camera to a USB power port on it at the same time to recharge a second battery from one wall socket outlet.

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                            4.0

                            Must have accessory

                            By ColoradoShawn

                            from Kansas City, MO

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                My Sony NEX 5T camera uses batteries pretty fast so I bought a spare battery to have on hand. I purchased the NP-FW50 battery charger at the same time so I could keep all the batteries ready to go. The quality is OK. I am not sure about the long term usage. But it is an lesser expensive alternative to the SONY brand. Also it comes with a car charger and the ability to charge a device via a USB port.

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                                3.0

                                An lesser expensive alternative

                                By Retired Engineer

                                from Atlanta, GA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact

                                Cons

                                • Flimsy Construction

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                The quality is OK. I am not sure about the long term usage. But it is an lesser expensive alternative to the SONY brand. We'll see.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Fast Charger

                                By Rich

                                from Washington DC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                  I bought this product for travel to europe and it is ideal for that purpose-it even comes with a a voltage converter. Charging was fast, much faster than usb charging. The camera is free to be used since it is not tethered by a usb cord.

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                                  4.0

                                  Convenient USB port

                                  By BB

                                  from Fairbanks, AK

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Usb Port

                                  Cons

                                  • Flimsy Construction

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                  About the usual size for a charger for NP-FW50 battery. Convenient USB port. Seems to charge quicker than the Sony charger. A plastic tab holds the battery against the contacts. I wonder how long it will be before it breaks and becomes useless. I think I will stock up on the $1.99 replacement plates. This tab is why I did not give it a 5. I would buy something else except for the USB port.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works fine!

                                  By Mike Matt

                                  from North Carolina

                                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                  Works as advertised and is relatively portable. Much better than plugging your camera in with a short wire and plug.

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                                  5.0

                                  I would buy this product again!

                                  By Andy

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                    Works so well with my NP-FW50, so I don't have to charge it over my Sony A7.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    great value and versatility

                                    By Peter

                                    from Lexington, MA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                        I purchased this charger to go along with my Sony A7 camera, which regretfully does not include a separate charger (only in-camera charging via USB). The Sony-branded charger is both much more expensive than this Watson model and less featured. This Watson charger supports and includes a 12V car adapter as well as a USB port for simultaneously charging a USB device. So, for example, I can charge two NP-FW50 batteries simultaneously, one in the charger and one in the camera via USB. Or, I can charge one NP-FW50 battery and my iPhone simultaneously, only using one AC outlet, which is especially convenient when traveling.

                                        My first unit was partially defective in that it could not simultaneously charge my iPhone 4S and an NP-FW50 battery—that combination repeatedly triggered some sort of overload reset. But Watson's customer service responded that it should be able to do that and got me a free replacement quickly, which no longer has that problem.

                                        Another aspect of versatility is that the battery interface plate can be replaced, allowing potential use with other battery types, although I haven't exercised that feature.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great!

                                        By YBE

                                        from Austin, TX

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                            I love having a way to charge the battery without having to use the camera

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great value

                                            By WideRanger

                                            from Ouray, CO

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Easy to Use
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                                Does the job, and it even comes with a car power adapter and a euro plug adapter! Another noteworthy feature is how the plug folds into the unit (no extra cords dangling around).

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                                                4.0

                                                Essential Gear for Alpha A7R

                                                By Steve

                                                from Virginia

                                                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for NP-FW50 Battery:

                                                Like a lot of folks, I was disappointed that Sony didn't provide an external battery charger for the Alpha A7R - especially since it runs through a charged battery pretty quickly.

                                                But, as usual, B&H solved the problem with this Watson charger at under half the price of the Sony charger. It works just fine and there's no reason I can see to spend more for what is an essential piece of gear for this camera.

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