Replacement battery for BLS-1

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by bids77, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. bids77

    bids77 New to Mu-43

    May 17, 2012
    While searching for replacement battery for my e-pl3 (BLS-1) I came across two types of BLS-1 replacement- one set with 7.2V and the other with 7.4V.

    My original battery is of 7.2V.

    Two questions in my mind.
    1. Is it safe to use the 7.4V replacement batteries?
    2. Can the BLS-5 batteries be charged with the BCS-1 charger?

    Anybody with any experience with these batteries please share.
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
    1. I've used both 7.2 and 7.4V models with my E-PM1 - no problem.
    2. BLS-5 will charge with the BCS-1.

    I'd stick with one battery type though where practical. BLS-1 clones are cheap and easy to find.
  3. bids77

    bids77 New to Mu-43

    May 17, 2012

    Thank you for sharing your experience. I will order the 7.4V BLS-1 replacement.