Replacement for Olympus Charger Cord

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by kschles, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. kschles

    kschles Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 3, 2010
    Laurel, MD; USA
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  2. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
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    I bought a couple of "duckheads" that are like the ones that come with Apple MacBook chargers that work well with the Olympus chargers. Using these, I can plug my OMD chargers directly into the wall. And, the prongs fold up so it takes up little space.

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  3. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
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    I just bought a 3p "plug directly into the wall' charger. Works great and no cable to fuss with. Was cheap too.
  4. RachelleK

    RachelleK Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 18, 2014
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    I tried my Mac plug and the plug end is not long enough to get past the charger case to be able to plug into a vertical wall socket. The SF Cable one works fine.
  5. Drdul

    Drdul Mu-43 Regular

    May 16, 2015
    Vancouver, BC
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    I use a 1-foot power cord like this in place of the 6-foot cord that Olympus supplies (the Amazon link is to a $7 cord, but I have found similar 1-foot cords for just a couple of bucks).

    Edit: This place sells the cords at a much more reasonable price (I have no experience with this store, I just like the price).
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2016
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  6. runner girl

    runner girl Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 26, 2011
    I just separate my iPad charger square and use it for my olympus charger. I have an extra for my ipad anyway. Works well for travel as I can use one charger plug for two things.

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  7. jimr.pdx

    jimr.pdx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 5, 2010
    near Longview ~1hr from PDX
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    Jim R
    I've just picked up a charger that works via USB - this means I can charge in the car, at home, or using my little solar panel pack that has charged my phone in bright but distant locales :cloud-9-039:

    this one
  8. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
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    Mine does reach far enough. I guess YMMV.
  9. yendikeno

    yendikeno Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 5, 2015
    Yep, I do the same.
  10. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    While probably not a lot cheaper, but an option for anyone who wants to do it RIGHT NOW ;) , your local hardware store sells replacement "lamp" plugs for a couple bucks. You can then cut down a long cord to whatever length you prefer and put on the replacement plug. I made a "travel" cord this way.
  11. Thai-Mike

    Thai-Mike Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 2, 2016
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    I use an old iPhone4 charger

    charger. charger_1. charger_2.
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