Olympus E-PL5 charger and batteries

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by pjuk, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. pjuk

    pjuk Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 31, 2012
    Does anyone know if the third party chargers will charge the original BLS-5 battery? I'm looking to reduce the amount of chargers to carry around on holiday with me and hope a simple third party charger will charge everything :D

    Thanks, Pj
  2. msatlas

    msatlas Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Madison, WI
    No idea, but my E-PL5 charger charges aftermarket batteries...
  3. twokatmew

    twokatmew Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jun 1, 2012
    Lansing, MI, US
    I have a third-party charger I got off Ebay. It charges both OEM and third-party BLS-1 & -5 batteries. It lacks the safety shut-off that the Oly charger has, so you should remove batteries from third-party chargers when charging is complete.

    Sent from my phone. Please pardon my brevity!