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Olympus BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1

B&H # OLBCN1 MFR # V621035XU000
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Product Highlights

  • Replacement Charger
  • Charges BLN-1 Li-Ion Battery
  • For OM-D / E-M5 Camera
  • Charging Time: Approx. 3 hr

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The Olympus BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1 is a replacement or spare charger for the BLN-1 lithium-ion battery. It consists of a charger base and a power cord with 2-prong US plug. This battery powers the new OM-D / E-M5 camera. Charging time is roughly 3 hr. Use it to replace your original, as a backup, or as a spare for travel.

Replacement or spare charger for the BLN-1 lithium-ion battery, which powers the new OM-D / E-M5 camera - replace your original, or use as a backup or a spare for travel
Consists of a charger base and a power cord with 2-prong US plug
Charging time is roughly 3 hr
Input Voltage 100 - 240 V, approx. 50 / 60 Hz
Charging Time Approx. 3 hr
Olympus BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1
  • Power Cord with 2-Prong US Plug
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    OlympusBCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1
     
    2.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy / bulky (3)

      Best Uses

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Ridiculously Long Power Cord

        By Richard

        from Sussex, NJ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • It Does It's Job

        Cons

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            Comments about Olympus BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1:

            OK, it does what it is supposed to do - charge the battery. But the six foot power cord is ridiculous and completely inconvenient when travelling. And, this is not limited to chargers from Olympus. The obvious solution is a fold out plug but it is easier for manufacturers simply to use separate power cords in their different worldwide markets since there is no universal worldwide standard for power plugs and receptacles. A number of aftermarket chargers I've tried seem to do the job but do not give an accurate indication of the charge status and have a lower quality build. You can, however, buy separate plug adapters that eliminate the need to carry around the long power cord – they are available in straight and right angle configurations (see photo). But I did not see these on the B&H website. They are made by Yung Li; if you google the name you will find the US distributor where there is a link to a retail source. Hey B&H – it would be much more convenient for us if you stocked these and if you were to show them with accessories for cameras and chargers that use the very inconvenient long power cords; you would probably sell a lot of them!

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            To fix the huge AC cable issue

            By awlllwa

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Semi-Pro Photographer

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                  Comments about Olympus BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1:

                  To all that are hating the 6' charger cable. I just bought a USA IEC 60320-C7 2 prong receptacle to USA NEMA 1-15P 2 prong plug adapter. The one I purchased is a straight Yung Li YL-1113, but they have a right angle one as well. It is about 1.5" in total length and I keep it plugged into my charge at all times in my bag, I ordered it off another site for ~$6. (I looked on B&H but could not find one)

                  As for the charger, it is slow, and badly designed, so I had to buy this to make it usable. It came with my E-M1, so I did not buy the charger directly.

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                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Very poor design

                  By Oskar Barnack

                  from Palo Alto, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Cons

                    • Bulky

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Olympus BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1:

                      Although it is an accessory for a small camera, the charger is larger than necessary. Worse, it requires a separate power cord that is as large and heavy as the charger. My charger for my Canon DSLR is much smaller and easier to carry.

                      Further, the charger has only a single light to tell you whether the battery is finished charging. There is no way to judge progress or the current state of charge. Worse, the light goes OUT when the battery is charged--just as it would if the charger lost power for some reason.

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                      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      The only choice available...

                      By XYZ

                      from CHICago

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                      Pros

                      • Easy to Install
                      • Reliable
                      • Solid Construction

                      Cons

                      • Bulky
                      • Doesn't Fit Camera Well

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                        Comments about Olympus BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1:

                        The product works fine but so does any almost battery charger. Make a product befitting of the compact camera it serves. Oly, please provide a two prong wall jack at the charger itself and ditch the clumsy six foot cord!

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                        (7 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        BCN-1 Battery Charger not convenient

                        By retired D.P.

                        from Camino, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Pros

                        • Durable

                        Cons

                        • Bulky

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Olympus BCN-1 Battery Charger for BLN-1:

                          I just received my BCN-1 charger, and was disappointed to find that it comes with a bulky a.c. cable, instead of the usual flip-up a.c. prongs. Since I'll be using this on my new foreign travel camera (Olympus OM-D E-M5), the greatly increased bulk of this charger system will tend to make me leave it at home (this is my 2nd charger...I travel with 2 batteries/chargers). I'm looking forward to someone making a multi-battery charger.

                          BTW, a nice feature of this charger is that it works on 110/220v.

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