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That Apple Thingy!

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by peterpix, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
    Recently watched a three hour webcast on using the EM-5. Got lots of tips on setting up the camera but the best one was how to fix that aggravating long cord on the Olympus battery charger. The Mac Book Pro comes with a power cord and adapter. If you want to use the long cord instead of plugging the power unit direct to an outlet, then you must remove a little plug which happily can be plugged into the Olympus charger which can be pugged directly into the wall. Goodbye long Olympus cord!
     

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  2. reva

    reva Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 24, 2010
    South Jersey (Philly!)
    Dave
    hey now! now i just need to find where i left that little apple power nub!

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  3. pcdawg

    pcdawg Mu-43 Rookie

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    Dec 19, 2012
    Wow!! Great find!! I have one of those power brick Apple thingy as well somewhere, but hope i didnt throw it out. It couldnt charge my ipad as it was slow as it was for a 1st or 2nd gen apple nano.
     
  4. Talanis

    Talanis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 15, 2012
    Sherbrooke, Canada
    Eric Cote
    Sweet, I need to find mine as well :)
     
  5. Betinski

    Betinski Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2012
    Excellent. Just found my extra extra thingy and put it in my gear bag. On another note... which 3 hour webcast? Need to watch it!!
    Thanks.
     
  6. peterpix

    peterpix Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 8, 2010
    So. Maine
    Peter Randal
    Webcast

    I was watching CreativeLive. Home | creativeLIVE

    They offer a variety of photo programs, many of which are free to watch liv e but cost money to buy downloads, etc. The EM-5 webcast when through all of the menu items.
     
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  7. WilburNJ

    WilburNJ Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2012
    Great tip. Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Bravin Neff

    Bravin Neff Mu-43 Regular

    192
    Sep 25, 2011
    Detroit
    Bravin Neff
    Wow, I have always liked line lumps over wall warts. Wall warts frequently eat up adjacent outlets, but line lumps do not.

    To each their own.
     
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  9. Betinski

    Betinski Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2012
    Thank you for the OM-D link!!
     
  10. Been doing that for years. That plus the extension cord five tailed spider. One thing this is it may squeeze out or block adjacent plug-in receptacle sites.
     
  11. JLphoto

    JLphoto Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 27, 2013
    San Francisco/Marin County
    Jack
    It also works with the E-PL1 charger (BCS-1). Thanks for sharing. I had lost my extension cord (I don't know how) and needed something to charge my camera with!
     
  12. ice_man

    ice_man Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 19, 2012
    Socal
    Z
    I've been doing this with my canon chargers for years. That called the duck adapter.. Or at least that's how we call it in the canon forum..


    Tapatalk.
     
  13. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Works for the gh3 too!

    peterpix, you are officially my hero for today :bravo-009: :clapping:

    This nifty trick works for the GH3 charger too!

    The GH3 was the first Panasonic camera I'd ever gotten that came with a charger that required a cable, which I was really bummed by since I hate carrying cables. I'm stoked to find out my spare Apple wall connectors can be used instead, very very cool.
     
  14. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    You're a strange bunch.:biggrin:

    I've never liked wall plug chargers. It must be the way the power points are placed, because here they're always in a spot that's a pain to reach. And they block both the sockets (almost all of ours are twins).

    Gordon
     
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  15. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    ... And the Fuji X-E1 too

    Just thought to check - this also works on the Fuji X-E1 charger, for anyone else that happens own an X-E1 as well. :thumbup:
     
  16. multicamo

    multicamo New to Mu-43

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    Oct 30, 2012
    Thanks I just picked one up off ebay for less than 5 bux shipped :p
     
  17. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    :biggrin:

    Agreed, on both your points to some degree.

    But... wall chargers are way easier to pack for travel, and I find it easier to keep everything out of the way and off the floor without the cable.

    Besides, this way you can have your cake and eat it too - just use the cable at home and pack the adapter for travel if desired :2thumbs:
     
  18. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    I'm sure DealExtreme and FocalPrice have them for a couple of bucks.

    I find this option handy when I'm traveling, but at home I prefer the power cable.
     
  19. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Yep, I got a whole bag full of those adapters, and use 'em right and left for chargers. My question is where did you get that black charger for your E-M5? Mine is gray!
     
  20. JJJPhoto

    JJJPhoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 8, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Jerry Jackson Jr
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