Olympus PEN Charger trick for iDevices users

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Gusnyc, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    Hi Everybody,

    I don't know if this was already posted (I couldn't find it), but I want to share a little trick for the Pen Charger.

    I really dislike carrying the long cord that comes with the charger, so I replaced it with the prong attachment that comes with the power adapter of my Macbook Pro (where I prefer to use the long cord). The iPad and old iPhone chargers also use this prong adapter. This gives me a very convenient setup to travel with the charger, and also less clutter in my camera bag.

    I hope this is useful.


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  2. thearne3

    thearne3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 28, 2010
    Redding, CT USA
    Very clever! I have resorted to getting the aftermarket chargers with folding prongs for less than $10. If I had known about this I wouldn't bother with even that!
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  3. elpanda

    elpanda Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 22, 2011
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    Ah! I do the same :)
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  4. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
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    Daniele Frizzi
  5. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Fantastic tip! Thanks!

    Man, the things that are right under your nose that you never notice...
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  6. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    Thanks for your messages.

    BTW, my E-P3 came with the E-BL1 charger and battery, where I am reading everywhere that it comes with the new E-BL5. What did you get with your E-P3?
  7. starlabs

    starlabs Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    Los Angeles
    Very clever! I'll have to remember to use it. I got so annoyed with Olympus' charger that I bought a 3rd party one that had collapsible prongs.

    For my E-P3, I got the BLS-1 battery. Actually I prefer that, because I still had a leftover 3rd party BLS-1 battery from my E-PL1. So now I can mix and match without worries!
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  8. Richella

    Richella The Wandering Scotsman

    Aug 21, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    Thanks for the tip. Nice one!

    My EP3 came with BLS-1 battery and charger.
  9. tdobson

    tdobson Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 2, 2012
    Um holy crap - that is brilliant. NICE. Thank you.