- Aug 7, 2015
- Stockholm, Sweden
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I bought two of these four years ago Brian and they are still going strong. I have always charged them in the Olympus charger and never had a problem with them.
That is surprising, Phil. It states that they cannot be charged in the original charger and yet both yourself and someone answering a question says they can be charged in the original Oly charger.
The DTSE batteries I have for my EM1ii have also been fine but they cannot be charged in the original Oly charger (I've tried).
For what it's worth, the local Best Buy stores have bins for recycling Li-ion batteries (among other things).When I retire the batteries, I take them to the town transfer station, and they have a shed to hold lithium-ion batteries, florescent lights, etc. Do not throw litium-ions into the normal trash.
I wasn't aware that they were incompatible with the Oly chargers. Both of mine work just like my original Oly batteries, the light comes on when I'm charging then goes off when charged. Very odd!That is surprising, Phil. It states that they cannot be charged in the original charger and yet both yourself and someone answering a question says they can be charged in the original Oly charger.
The DSTE batteries I have for my EM1ii have also been fine but they cannot be charged in the original Oly charger (I've tried).
The ones Phil linked to are the ones I mentioned in my reply on pg1. They are the DSTE batteries which the BLN-1 will charge in the original Oly charger but the BLH-1 for the EM1ii will not.Thanks once again for your replies.
When searching the reputable UK camera dealers for a genuine Olympus replacement, all but one stated they were out of stock.
The other one (can't remember which now ) stated they were expecting delivery in June; which suggests OEM may become available.
I'd not heard of the ones @Phil.H linked to, but several dealers had good stocks of Ansmann batteries, which appear to have good reviews.
I have read that in general for lithium-ion batteries, you want to consider retiring them after 4-5 years after being made, as they start losing capacity.
Watch them as you insert/remove the batteries, to see if they are swelling. A swollen battery can get STUCK in the camera.
I use BetterBatts for after-market stuff. The owner really knows his stuff, and I have never had a dud.I use the Jupio replacements in my EP5 since I first purchased it, and they have held up for a few years now.
Due to low sales in Australia some stores are selling the BLH-1 for the EM1.3 that are nearly four years old now. I complained to Olympus Australia and they said they would sell them at three years old when I purchased my second battery. The three year old one arrived dead flat and has never held a charge as good as the one year old one that came with the camera.
Since you cant chech the date on the box I will no longer be buying the Olympus OEM batteries
If that is the Queensland supplier i recently purchased a TG-5 battery from them.I use BetterBatts for after-market stuff. The owner really knows his stuff, and I have never had a dud.
I recently bought an after-market BLH-1 and car charger from them. Charges fine in the OEM charger, and shows percentage in the camera. My genuine BLH-1 x2 also charge fine in the dual car charger/240V unit I bought from them.
Contacts are:If that is the Queensland supplier i recently purchased a TG-5 battery from them.
From memory their EM1.3 batteries were well priced and quoted as working in the oly charger
I probably will get two spares from them
Pretty sure we are talking about the same place. I will get that car charger as well