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WatsonCompact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Compact (17)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Fast charge (11)
  • Durable (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (18)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Home (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Casual photographer (9), Semi-pro photographer (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Charger

I found it annoying to have to charge my Olympus LI-50B battery in the camera. I like to have one battery charged, and swap it out for the depleted one, which I...Read complete review

I found it annoying to have to charge my Olympus LI-50B battery in the camera. I like to have one battery charged, and swap it out for the depleted one, which I put on a charger so it will be ready for the next swap. I didn't want to pay the $ for the Olympus charger, so purchased this one. It works fine, and I am completely happy with it. It comes with more accessories for international travel and vehicle travel, which are added bonus.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

DC worked ...AC didn't, but had no time to return it

the DC connector worked fine and was I was able to charge the battery via cigarette lighter shaped connector

However, when plugged in (AC) no charging light or...Read complete review

the DC connector worked fine and was I was able to charge the battery via cigarette lighter shaped connector

However, when plugged in (AC) no charging light or power...I hoped it was just the light, but via AC (plugged in) no connectivity, no charging ...nothing

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5.0

Good buy!

By Gene

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

Good charger and as a bonus it has a car charging cord.

 
5.0

Charger for a SANYO Xacti camcorder - worth the purchase

By Mohamed Rigval Reza

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

The charger works well on the DB-L80 battery for the Sanyo CG20 camcorder. Tried other chargers but somehow this brought the battery back to life (original charger has gone missing).

 
5.0

As good as OEM

By Donn

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

Works just as well as an Olympus unit for much less money.

 
5.0

Great Charger for my Li-50B battery

By Robby, the charger

from Ventura CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

I used this charger to charge the battery for my Olympus 8010 camera. When a depleted battery is placed in the charger, a red light goes on. When fully charged, a green light goes on. This charger will not overcharge the battery but bring it to a full charge, so leaving it in when the green light is on fully tops off the battery charge. The battery seems to have a longer charge as a result. I really like this battery chaarger.

 
5.0

Works well. Good value.

By Eclecticshooter

from Columbus, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

What can you say about a battery charger? It works well and charges within a very reasonable time. Reasonably priced. Bonus 1: the AC plug is built in, so no power cable to carry, store, or lose. Bonus 2: it has a USB port, so if your camera can be charged via USB (some can and some can't), you can charge two batteries at once -- one in the charger and one in camera.

 
5.0

Got the job done.

By JR

from Milford OH

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

How many different uses for a charger can there be? It did what it was supposed to do and did it well.

 
1.0

DC worked ...AC didn't, but had no time to return it

By gary in CT

from Connecticut

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

the DC connector worked fine and was I was able to charge the battery via cigarette lighter shaped connector

However, when plugged in (AC) no charging light or power...I hoped it was just the light, but via AC (plugged in) no connectivity, no charging ...nothing

 
5.0

3 weeks in Africa

By Bullseye

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Verified Buyer

Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

went to east africa for 3 weeks - this item performed TOP SHELF
took 10 batteries on safari and every night plugged the 3 watson chargers in and recharged all dead batteries( usaully 4 to 6 a day). mostly doing videos with a few snap shots. most batteries totally recharged within 2 hours, i used 3 different brands of batteries, with no difficulties. handles 110 volt to 240 volts using no adapters.
Totally awesome product!

 
5.0

Great for proprietary battery

By Rufus

from Conyers, GA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 120 Vac
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

    I bought this to charge the proprietary battery that comes with the Ricoh WG-5 camera; the charger which comes with the camera works through USB with the battery in the camera. I also bought a Watson equivalent battery pack for that camera, which has worked well so far, but I haven't had a lot of use for the camera yet.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Watson compact ac/dc battery charger

    By sam

    from Queens, New York

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

      Great product. being able to switch adaptable plates is better than working with multiple chargers

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Necessary accessory

      By Mike

      from South Jersey

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

          This is a must with the TG-860

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          A Great Travel Accessory

          By YYY

          from St. Louis

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Has A Usb Charfging Port
          • Lightweight
          • Small And Light Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

            When travelling it's great to be able to recharge camera batteries off-camera. My Olympus Stylus Tough TG-860 Digital Camera did not include a separate charger. Not very handy !! It works with inputs of 100 to 240 VAC - good for international travel.
            This Watson charger include a 5 VDC USB port for charging iPods, etc.

             
            5.0

            worked as promised

            By sco4star

            from Maine

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Worked As Well As The Ori

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

                Haven't tried it on DC but on AC it worked like it was promised. So glad to have a charger again for my camera and at half the price of the original.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Charger for LI-50B Batteries

                By momule

                from Rural Missouri

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

                    Why Olympus does not include this is beyond me but it is a necessity for my use of the camera that I bought...allows me to charge a battery at home or in car while using the other battery. This unit fits in my small camera bag and works perfectly. No cons

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great charger!

                    By crasko

                    from Raleigh, NC

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

                      Excellent value for the money. Plugs into wall and car.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Space saver

                      By Enjoying Wildlife

                      from Valparaiso, IN

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

                        Great for in a pinch when taking pictures and don't have wait to charge the battery in the camera.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        charger worked great.no problems.

                        By Rich the printer

                        from new york

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

                          Price was good.Had other cheaper chargers that were not worth it.Can'n go wrong buying items at B&H.They sell quality products.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          it fits my expectations

                          By pete

                          from milwaukee wi

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Travel

                            Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

                            the size and compactability is excellent

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No
                             
                            5.0

                            Compact battery charger

                            By scubasdaniel

                            from Cincinnati,Oh

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

                              great charger to keep your batteries in good condition where every you are home on the road or vacation.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Works as it should

                              By PSB

                              from Holland, MI

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for LI-50B / VW-VBX090 / D-Li88 Battery:

                                  Small and reliable

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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