Extra non-OEM batteries for EM5?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by mintchoco, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. mintchoco

    mintchoco Mu-43 Regular

    May 24, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    There's a lot on eBay, which ones did you get?

    I ordered one for my EPL1 and the darn battery gets stuck in the battery compartment each time and I have to pry it out. I don't want that to happen. Which seller is reputable?

    What's with the encoded/decoded batteries??? Why do they all need a separate charger?
  2. wrjacobs

    wrjacobs Mu-43 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2011
    Silver Spring, MD
    I bought these. They charge with the original charger but, despite the higher mAh rating, they seem not to last as long as my original BLN-1. I will have to do some tests to determine the actual differences, though.
  3. Salt Peanuts

    Salt Peanuts Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2012
    Real Name:
    Just bought pair of EZOPower batteries, after members here confirmed the batteries can be charged with OEM charger. I haven't received them yet so I can't comment on their performance.

    Thought about getting Wasabi batteries as many members here have been using them without issues but the last thing I wanted was to carry around an extra charger.
  4. wayne

    wayne Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2012
    You can use the Wasabi battery charger to charge the OE batteries without any problem. Also the Wasabi charger is much smaller than the Olympus charger.