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CanonCG-800 Charger Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 188 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (138)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast charge (142)
  • Compact (139)
  • Easy to use (132)
  • Lightweight (126)
  • Reliable (36)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (12)
  • Long charge time (8)
  • Short cord (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (151)
  • At home (109)
  • Camcorder bag (97)
  • Fast charge (75)
  • Portable electronics (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (90), Parent (33), Quality oriented (32), Aspiring film maker (22), Film professional (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (35), Business (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (89)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Extremely useful, bordering on essential

I bought this to accompany my Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder, specifically for an overseas trip. The camcorder came with an adapter/charger which connected to the camera for external powering or charging the batteries...Read complete review

I bought this to accompany my Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder, specifically for an overseas trip. The camcorder came with an adapter/charger which connected to the camera for external powering or charging the batteries on camera, but you can't use the camera and charge simultaneously using the supplied charger.

The batteries used on the HF10 and its successor is usually the 809, which has very limited runtime. For use at a social event or other place where AC is available, the CG-800 allows you to leapfrog the batteries, one running while one charges. It also makes for much lighter traveling and stows easily in a camera bag, since it has no cord. Its plug-in prongs fold simply into the body, and the battery attaches easily.

It also is compatible with overseas power. I simply attached a European style outlet adapter, and it worked perfectly, recognizing the change to 220/50HZ. Some countries catering to US tourists have a few US type outlets in the hotel rooms, but they are at a premium when traveling with a family so it's nice be able to use local power.

There is an amber light indicating the attached battery is charging properly. This light turns green to indicate charging done. This is handy, but some type of level indicating bar would have been useful.

While this takes the place of the corded adapter, it would have been nice to have a terminal allowing it to power a camera via an adapter cable.

I didn't get around to timing the charge cycle, but it was probably well under two hours for an 809 battery. On our foreign trip this was never a problem.

Having not faced a surge, I have no idea whether or not this is surge protected. Perhaps that was not a design consideration because this is not intended for connection to a camera.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It could have a cord....

Ok, this is usefull so I don't HAVE TO use my camcorder just to recharge batteries...
But it could have a power cord... If you try to put a big...Read complete review

Ok, this is usefull so I don't HAVE TO use my camcorder just to recharge batteries...
But it could have a power cord... If you try to put a big battery in this, and then stick it to a wall, you're going to see the whole thing falling to the ground... better use in a floor plug.

And it doesn't show the "charging" light with batteries that are not canon, like pearstone.....

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5.0

Excellent charger

By Ponchin

from Mission Hills, California

About Me Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

      Very handy and lightweight charger. simple and reliable

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      • No

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      5.0

      What a charger

      By rossnosolvich shitarski

      from vancouver, wa

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Travel

        Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

        Plugged it in....it charged.....what a charger.

        Seriously though...better than plugging the cord into the camera and waiting around.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works Great !

        By Video Mark

        from Summit NJ

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Quick Charge

          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

          This external charger allows me to charge a battery without using the camera as a charger thus allowing me to continue filming while charging a battery. Come is handy for weddings and multiple sporting events

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          • No

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          5.0

          Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter

          By Charlie

          from San Marcos, Ca

          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

          It works good. I tried saving money by buying the Watson charger for $19.99 and it quit working a few weeks later so I returned it for another and that one quit too. So I returned that one too and exchanged it for this one and have had no problems. I should have bought this one in the first olace.

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          4.0

          great charger - a little pricy

          By jamesryanf

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Charges Quickly
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Pricy

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Camcorder Bag
          • Quick Charge
          • Travel

          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

          works great but a little expensive

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          • No

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          5.0

          Efficient

          By t

          from Texas

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Charges Quickly
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Surge Protected

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • At Home
            • Camcorder Bag
            • Quick Charge
            • Travel

            Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

            charges battery efficiently. super portable and easy to use.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very compact and easy to use

            By Greenspoke

            from Seattle

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Charges Quickly
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Surge Protected

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • At Home
              • Camcorder Bag
              • Quick Charge
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

              This is a huge improvement over previous chargers for Canon products. My Canon GL-2 batteries required a bulky charger but this one fits snug against the wall.

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              • No

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              5.0

              CG-800 Charger Adapter by Canon

              By joe

              from sant arosa

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Surge Protected

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • At Home
                • Camcorder Bag
                • Quick Charge
                • Travel

                Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                This a great product much better than adapter that came with camera. Highly reccommend it!

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                • No

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                4.0

                Canon CG800/CG800E charger forCanonXA20

                By Sathya G Nair

                from india

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Surge Protected

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                  I ordered it for my XA20 camcorder as an external charger..Great product as it can charge batteries while camcorder is working..It is being used in India and is working fine..There are some duplicate products with same number which may spoil your camera..

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  OEM is worth it

                  By Grandpa

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                      I picked up an after market charger for my Canon BP-819 battery packs and it would not charge the extended capacity batteries so I thought they might be bad. After using the cable directly to the video camera to successfully charge them I ordered this Canon charger and it has charged them with no problems at all. It was worth the extra few dollars to charge a couple of battery packs costing way more than the difference in charger costs. I won't go cheap again.

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                      5.0

                      Great charger, should be included w/cam

                      By True Focus Films

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Film Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Charges Quickly
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Quick Charge
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                        Great little battery charger for my new Canon XA20 camcorder. This should be included with the camcorder rather than the plug-in type charger. The plug-in type requires you to charge the battery through the camcorder (with the battery attached), meaning that you can't shoot and charge at the same time. No fault on B&H's part, this is a marketing ploy from Canon. Otherwise, this is a great charger that makes it easy to charge one battery while shooting with another.

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                        5.0

                        CG-800 Charger

                        By andre

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Charges Quickly
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Surge Protected

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Quick Charge
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                          I used third party charger. It warms during charging and give some smell. So I purchsed this genuine one.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Works as expected

                          By Trey Mitchell

                          from Miami, Florida

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Charges Quickly
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • At Home
                            • Camcorder Bag
                            • Quick Charge

                            Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                            Cuts charge time significantly... could charge faster... thus 4 stars

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            fantastic product

                            By qeliz

                            from Bloomfield Hills, MI

                            About Me Film Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Charges Quickly
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • At Home
                              • Quick Charge
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                              I use this to charge my batteries. It does the trick!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              The best way to charge Canon batteries

                              By DeoBejja

                              from florida

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Charges Quickly
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                  The best way to charge Canon batteries

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                                  5.0

                                  Would buy again.

                                  By DragStripGirl

                                  from Manchester, NH

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Charges Quickly
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • At Home
                                    • Camcorder Bag
                                    • Quick Charge
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                    Great for travel and charging backup batteries for cameras.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    I should have bought this product the fi

                                    By RedHorse

                                    from Hazel Green, AL

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Charges Quickly
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Surge Protected

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • At Home
                                      • Camcorder Bag
                                      • Quick Charge

                                      Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                      I bought an aftermarket universal battery charger that was suppose to work with the Cannon batteries. It showed that it had charged the battery but when the battery was attached to the video camera it showed that the battery required a charge. Lost a whole day of live action video. I thought that I needed a new battery.
                                      After buying this product I charged the same battery and found that this charger fully charged the batteries. I have not lost any action videos since I started using this charger due to uncharged batteries.
                                      I highly recommend buying this charger over a universal charger.

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                                      5.0

                                      Works Great

                                      By OR DUCKS

                                      from Los ANgeles

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Compact
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • At Home
                                        • Camcorder Bag

                                        Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                        Charges my batteries with no issues! Very glad and easy to purchase from B & H.

                                        Satisfied customer.

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                                        • No

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                                        1.0

                                        Does not work at all

                                        By Aloha Rocker

                                        from Honolulu, Hawaii

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • None Its Defective

                                        Cons

                                        • Its Defective

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                          Product lights up when you first put a battery in and it appears to charge, but then the light goes out and nothing happens. Defective product out of the box, am returning it.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Convenient item

                                          By Youtuber

                                          from Miami, FL

                                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Technically Challenged

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Camcorder Bag
                                          • Quick Charge
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Canon CG-800 Charger Adapter:

                                          Compact and convenient

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                                          • No

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