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Panasonic battery chargers

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by panamike, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. panamike

    panamike Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Lincolnshire UK
    I know looks are not everything but looking at my G80 and G9 battery chargers side by side the G80 looks like a well made item, the one for my G9 looks like a cheap Chinese free with two batteries model.
     
  2. ralf-11

    ralf-11 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 16, 2017
    pics??

    my G9 charger seems ok
     
  3. panamike

    panamike Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 5, 2016
    Lincolnshire UK
    Probaly will be but it just looks cheap and plasticky compered with the G80 charger,cost saving i guess.
     
  4. ScottinPollock

    ScottinPollock Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    97
    Oct 26, 2017
    I think the build seems pretty good... no play or creakiness. There's not much to it since it's DC to DC, whereas the G80 charger is AC to DC... requiring more components.

    I'm pretty happy with the power options on the G9.
     
  5. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    When I saw one in the shop I wondered if they thought no one would use it, and go for USB charging only. The one I saw also had the USB "C" [Edit, should read micro USB] plug in the charger so you could use the same USB camera charging lead. Those plugs do not look like they would hold up to much use.

    I think if I was going to use the OEM one I would get a GH5 charger if possible.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2019
  6. ScottinPollock

    ScottinPollock Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    97
    Oct 26, 2017
    The G9 charger is USB Micro B.
     
  7. ralf-11

    ralf-11 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 16, 2017
    as long as we are piling on - I don't like the way they did the LEDs!
     
  8. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Thanks for the correction, I often these these mixed up.
     
  9. ralf-11

    ralf-11 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 16, 2017
  10. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2016
    Sydney, Australia
    Does not look like the one I saw. It had the same lead plug [into the charger] as my G85 charger. Looked more heavy duty. Wonder if they are all the same for all countries.

    Now the shop I saw it in had various chargers plugged in for their demo cameras. What was pointed out as a GH5 charger could have been supplied for a previous model I suppose. No idea if the charger stayed the same over different bodies that use the same battery.

    I saw these when checking out how many different battery types would fit in some battery boxes I was thinking of buying for taking the batteries on aircraft. At the time I thinking of getting the G9 so looking at me possible upgrade camera paths when buying accessories. Put that idea aside for the time being.
     
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