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Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BLN-1 Battery

B&H # WACOBLN1 Mfr # C-3512
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You Pay: $19.95
Product Highlights
  • For Olympus BLN-1 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 BLN-1 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 Olympus BLN-1 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 BLN-1 Battery
  • Battery Adapter Plate for BLN-1
  • USA to 2-Prong Europe Adapter
  • 12VDC Car Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    WatsonCompact AC/DC Charger for BLN-1 Battery
     
    3.3

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

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        4.0

        Versatile it IS!

        By ekto23

        from Australia

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BLN-1 Battery:

            This little pocket charger rocks ... No cable turning to spaghetti in my camera bag and when I go travelling I can ditch one bit of my phone charger too. Sorted. Only losing a star because the super compact Euro adapter is not a super compact Australian adapter :(. Fussy.

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            1.0

            Inadequate Charger

            By Jack Amateur

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BLN-1 Battery:

              I bought this because the form factor (long useless cord) for the Olympus charger was so bad. While B&H lists it, I did not realize that its output voltage, 8.4 volts, was less than the Olympus chargers 8.7 volts (not listed where that charger can be separately ordered). I put one of my BLN-1 Olympus batteries on the Watson and charged it overnight. In the morning the light indicated it was done. Uncertain about the voltage difference, I immediately placed the "charged" battery into the Olympus charger. It took 65 more minutes until the charge light went off. The stated charging time for the Olympus charger is 3 hours. Does this mean that the Watson only charged my battery 2/3 of the way?

              The build quality of the Watson seems pretty cheap. It appears to me the two small tabs that hold the battery in would soon break under continuous use. It won't get that use from me because I don't think it does its job of completely charging my batteries. I'll just have to haul that ridiculous cord around with my Olympus charger, I guess.

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              5.0

              Very Convenient Charger - It Just Works

              By Richard B

              from Sussex, NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Very Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BLN-1 Battery:

                This is a reasonably priced charger that can be used with multiple still and video cameras by simply changing the low cost adapter plates. This is a great convenience when travelling. Plus it comes with a European plug adapter and an auto adapter. It even has an USB outlet. The construction seems a little lightweight but I have to give this item five stars due to its versatility and convenience. It is amazing that no one has thought of this sooner!

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