Extra battery for E-PL2

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by _BG_, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. _BG_

    _BG_ Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Viseu - Portugal
    Hi all,

    In April I'll be visiting Riviera Maya in Mexico as part of my honeymoon and, since I only have the original battery that came with my E-PL2, I'm thinking in buying one or two extra batteries because I'm be a taking alooooooooot of pictures :tongue:

    After a bit of search I found these options:

    Jupio: http://www.cameranu.nl/en/accus-en-...ympus-ps-bls5-accu-merk-jupio/h201_102_166804

    PowerPlanet: http://www.amazon.co.uk/PowerPlanet...&qid=1388597824&sr=8-1&keywords=bls-5+battery

    MaximalPower: http://www.amazon.co.uk/MaximalPowe...&qid=1388597833&sr=8-1&keywords=bls-5+battery

    Anyone has any opinion about any of theses brands/batteries or any other recommendations?

    BTW, I prefer buying within Europe, to avoid the ridiculous high custom taxes applied in Portugal to outside Europe purchases...
  2. Dewi

    Dewi Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 11, 2014
    Lancashire, England
    I've bought non original batteries from here in the past and they've always been ok & a lot cheaper than the originals. My son has also used them for his spare Camera batteries with no probs.

    The 3 spare batteries I bought for my Canon DSLR are 3 years old now, one packed in last year but the other two are still going strong, they last for ages before needing a re-charge and I've used them in the freezing cold of Iceland in late autumn and the heat of 2 Andaulcian summers. I'll be needing some spares for my olympus soon so I'll be going back there to get them.

  3. Brian Beezley

    Brian Beezley Mu-43 All-Pro

    The Maximal Power battery I got for my E-PL2 eight months ago still works fine. I alternate use with the original Olympus battery. I haven't noticed any capacity difference between the two.


  4. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
    My generics don't last as long as the original, but otherwise they're fine (and like you said are a fraction of the price).
  5. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    I am currently using the Wasabi Power batteries. I haven't had any problems with them yet and the folding, aftermarket charger you get with the batteries are worth the price alone.
  6. _BG_

    _BG_ Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Viseu - Portugal
    Hummm, another option to consider. Thanks mate :) 

    I've read nice reviews about these, and your opinion is appreciated, thanks :) 

    What generic brand are you using?

    Yes, they seem good too, but extremely hard to find in Europe so I've read and confirmed through a Google search...

    Do all these replacement batteries show the charge info on camera screen like the original one?

    Sent from my GT-I9300
  7. physicsdude

    physicsdude Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 11, 2014
  8. RobR

    RobR Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2013
    Connecticut, USA
    Robert Reinhardt
    Mine do. I believe it is an in-camera meter that reads the voltage coming from the battery, so I am pretty sure it will show the charge info with any battery.

  9. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    I've got some wasabi batteries that work well.
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