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WatsonCompact AC/DC Charger for LP-E8 Battery
 
4.7

(based on 46 reviews)

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    (10)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (29)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Compact (15)
  • Good value (13)
  • Fast charge (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (34)
    • Back-up (10)
    • Home (4)
    • Primary battery (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (13), Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (11), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (41)

    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

     

    Marginal quality

    Batteries are difficult to seat properly in the "sled". When compared side by side with Canon factory recharger, it took almost twice as long to charge batteries which were partially drained.

    Batteries are difficult to seat properly in the "sled". When compared side by side with Canon factory recharger, it took almost twice as long to charge batteries which were partially drained.

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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

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                • 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

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                A handy accessory

                                By gvs

                                from Miami, FL

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Install
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Back-Up
                                  • Travel

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

                                  I like the idea that you can change the battery receiver purchase any other brand, and the accessory is cheap

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works & Has a Car Charge Capability

                                  By Blacksheep

                                  from Fairborn OH

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

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

                                    The price is right and it included a car charge capability. My Canon battery didn't snap in quite as easily as it snaps into my Canon charger, but that's a very, very minor quibble.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great Gadget to Own

                                    By Theresa

                                    from Somerset, NJ

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Charges Quickly
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Back-Up
                                      • Professional Cameras
                                      • Travel

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

                                      Exactly what I needed for my car. You always run out of battery at the wrong time. Having this handy is perfect.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Charges quickly.

                                      By Zach

                                      from Northern Wyoming

                                      About Me Photography Student

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Charges Quickly
                                      • Easy To Install
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          No problems and it seems of pretty good quality.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great deal!

                                          By Martin Estevez

                                          from Montevideo, Uruguay

                                          About Me Photography Student

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Charges Quickly
                                          • Easy To Install
                                          • Good Value
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Long-Lasting
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Back-Up
                                            • Travel

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

                                            Very good accesory, it comes with an adapter to charge the battery in the car! GREAT!

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                                            • No

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