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WatsonCompact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery
 
4.6

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (31)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Compact (18)
  • Good value (13)
  • Fast charge (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (35)
  • Back-up (10)
  • Home (4)
  • Primary battery (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (15), Semi-pro photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (11), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Charger

I purchased this charger when I somehow lost the charger for my Canon T2i. [...]. This charger offers more features than the charger that came with the camera. (That charger cost...Read complete review

I purchased this charger when I somehow lost the charger for my Canon T2i. [...]. This charger offers more features than the charger that came with the camera. (That charger cost a lot more to replace than the Pearstone charger). You can charge the battery or any other device that has an USB adapter via the USB port; you can charge the battery while in the car -came with a car battery adapter; and you can charge the battery via AC. This charger is convenient, compact, and reasonably priced. The only downside is that it takes a little longer to charge the battery but if you have a back up battery, that shouldn't be a problem.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Just doesn't work

This product is poorly made and has not worked at all. This was the second unit I received after sending back the first because it didn't work either.
I have now gone...Read complete review

This product is poorly made and has not worked at all. This was the second unit I received after sending back the first because it didn't work either.
I have now gone back to using the original Canon charger.

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5.0

Life saver!!

By Sammie

from Brooklyn

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

Needed a charger on a Sunday with my photographed undergraduate portfolio due that Monday, and this charger came to the rescue. I used the car charger on my ride home from the city and was ready to photograph by the time I got home. Charged the battery as well as a canon charger. Great product!

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5.0

Did exactly what I needed it to

By donophonic

from Eugene, OR

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 LP-E8 Battery:

      Was gifted an older Canon Rebel (T3i) with no accessories - this was an affordable, handy, easy to plug-in and use charger.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      compact effective charging

      By dpl55

      from North Myrtle Beach, SC

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

        I use this charger for travel. It's small lightweight and effective.
        The additional inserts allow me to charge batteries for 3 different cameras with minimal space used..

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Broken after one use

        By superdervish

        from new york

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

        First it sounded like it was a good deal. It's broken after one use. Obliously no refound, because my second use attemp was 3 months later. I would Stick the original one.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Just doesn't work

        By jjbratto

        from Toronto

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact

        Cons

        • Doesn't work
        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

          This product is poorly made and has not worked at all. This was the second unit I received after sending back the first because it didn't work either.
          I have now gone back to using the original Canon charger.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great Value

          By Jude

          from Kansas

          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

          I'm very impressed with the quality and effectiveness of the Watson battery products. I purchased this as a backup for my DSLR. I'm so pleased I'll be purchasing more for my speedlites. Can't beat the price for a product that's just as good the big name brand. Highly recommend.

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          5.0

          Great portable charger

          By Kreative Productions Wedding Videography

          from Brunswick, GA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

            I use this as a second charger for when I shoot weddings. I love that I can plug it in my car while changing locations or plug it in the wall to charge my two spare batteries at the same time. The batteries seem to hold a charge just as long when using this charger as when I use my my regular Canon charger. The green indicator light is useful and works properly.
            Although the battery does not fit in the charging station as smoothly, it does fit without damaging anything so it just takes some maneuvering of the battery to get it in there.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works well

            By Richard_P

            from Belgrade, MT

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Charging Batteries

            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

            Good price, and the charger works well. Includes a car adapter and a plug that should allow it to be used outside the US. Guess I hadn't read the description well enough so, these two things surprised me. :-) Always nice to be pleasantly surprised, right?

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great!

            By Rach

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

              Service at the store was fantastic and I walked out with a charger better than expected!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Compact and works like a charm

              By Lina

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                Very portable and works great!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Would recommend over OEM charger

                By chidon

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Charges Quickly
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                    Seems to charge reasonably quickly. A little bulkier than it need be because it has a universal charging mechanism with a customized battery plate. Still a lot more compact than OEM charger which is way to bulky to carry around on vacation.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    charge on the go

                    By wolfgang

                    from uniontown pa

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                      I have a power inverter in my car and I use this to charge my batteries while I drive

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Compact and handy

                      By CaroMira

                      from Los Angeles, CA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                        A small camera charger that doesn't take up a ton of room in my bag and that is also adaptable, so if I want to use it for different batteries, I don't need to buy a whole new charger. It's also cheaper than the chargers Canon sells. Love it!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Nice AC/DC Charger

                        By A_P

                        from Quaker City, OH

                        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 LP-E8 Battery:

                          Nice Charger for the price, I purchased mainly for the ability to charge from 12v DC. Works as advertised A+++.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice, and cheap!

                          By Jonny

                          from Fairmont, WV

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                          Very simple charger, I like the flip out wall adapter. No cords. Unless you want to charge in the car, there's a cord for that of course.

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                          5.0

                          Charges just like the name brand charger

                          By DStarr13

                          from Michigan

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                              It's nice being able to charge both camera batteries at the same time.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Watson Charger

                              By John

                              from home

                              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                              great charger and great price!

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                              5.0

                              It cordless

                              By A Upper

                              from Saint Ignace, MI 49781

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                                It is better than my charger from Canon. Now I do not have to concern myself about where is the cord or packing it with me. As a bonus there is a plug adaptor for other outlet configurations.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Very Happy with my purchase

                                By Zim

                                from Russellville, AR

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                                    Did the job well, arrived quickly.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent charger at good price

                                    By nik

                                    from NY

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Value
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Primary Battery
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery:

                                      -Battery charges quickly
                                      -Fits my T4i camera battery LP E8
                                      -car charger a plus

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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