I use the Wasabi charger and drop them in two at a time. If they're charged the lights will change shortly after inserting. If not, the charger will top them off.This might be a dumb question... and possibly off topic a bit...
but... other than sticking the battery in your camera to see how charged it is, is there a battery tester that anyone here recommends for accurately checking camera battery levels?
I find it a pain before heading out to check my hand full of batteries for both my em5.2 (OEM’s and Wasabi) and em1.2 (OEM’s only) and inserting them one at a time in the camera to test seems a waste of time and also more wear and tear on the camera doors and switches than I’d like.
The majority of USB chargers these days come with a charging gauge., Put the battery in and it tells you how charged it is. At £5 it's worth it even if you don't use them for chargingbut... other than sticking the battery in your camera to see how charged it is, is there a battery tester that anyone here recommends for accurately checking camera battery levels?
Had a Wasabi swell up and wouldn't fit back into my E-M1 so only use Olympus batteries now. Sure wish Olympus would make a more compact charger and one without a cord!I've had good luck with the Wasabi brand for various Oly cameras over the years. Got them on Amazon.
Can you provide a link to one you have found to be reliable?The majority of USB chargers these days come with a charging gauge., Put the battery in and it tells you how charged it is. At £5 it's worth it even if you don't use them for charging
Probably bad I know, but I only use USB chargers with a mix of OEM and 3'rd party batteries. They take longer to charge but are smaller and lighter with no cumbersome power lead, and the house and car are dotted with USB charging transformers from Apple, Samsung, Amazon et al.
Sure, but this 250-275 shots vs 300 is not even close to what I have had with E-M10 II & GX9. More like 200 vs 300 and with age that gap is even bigger. They also ran out of fuel at the end much easier and without proper warning, and the total drain is bad for batteries.Let's see the economics. We have 4 Olympus batteries that give us about 300 shots each. We have 8 third party ones that get about 250-275. The Olympus cost about $65.00 each or a tad more depending on where we buy them. The thrird party batteries cost about $10-12 each. I guess that is why we buy third party batteries. None have exploded, none have caught on fire, only two Wasabis had the swelling problems and that was from too long on the charger. I suspect I will continue to use both the originals and the third party ones.
Because it's not. A new Panny battery is $50. I can get Four + off brand batteries for the same $, and as I previously stated, the run time is very similar after 2 or 3 charges. A look through this thread shows that to be the case for most of us, provided you're using the generally accepted name brands.Why carry 2 batteries that don't hold up charge & worsen more quickly when you can buy 1 original one for a little more money and have similar run time. Haven't got experience with Wasabi, but these were from a Finnish shop with warranty.