Quick! Any car charger suggestions for GH2 batteries?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by tanngrisnir3, May 1, 2012.

  1. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    Leaving for Yosemite again in a few days for moonbow shooting and I just realized I have no way to charge my (only) battery.

    Has anyone used any or have any suggestions short of buying another $50 battery?

  2. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 29, 2012
    I picked with some 3rd party batteries from eBay. The battery meter doesn't work, but they do work well otherwise.
  3. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I have two solutions I use for charging batteries in the wild.

    #1 is a portable power unit - like this.
    Schumacher PP-2200 Portable Outdoor Power Unit, DC to AC Power Inverter, Portable Power Source, Outdoor Power Unit

    #2 an electrical inverter - like this.
    300W Car Power Inverter, XO Vision - Walmart.com

    Please note I am not endorsing these particular models or Walmart - just used them as examples. The inverter is easy to use and cheaper and lighter but does require a car to use.
  4. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I use an inverter and charge while I drive ... they're pretty cheap.

  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I wouldn't be without an extra battery nor a power inverter for my car. Both are necessities in my eyes.
  6. songs2001

    songs2001 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Looks like you might be going camping, I wouldn't use an inverter, those waste a lot of power through heat and your car might not start at the end of the camping trip unless you keep your car running while charging the battery and even then depending on your alternator, it might not keep up.
  7. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    I use the Hahnel Unipal charger with my GH2. Can be used with either AC or DC power. It will charge pretty much any digital camera battery as well as AA's and it has a USB charge port as well. Highly recommended.

  8. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana