Third party charger for OM-D BLN-1 Battery

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by pjuk, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. pjuk

    pjuk Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 31, 2012
    Does anyone know if there are any third party universal chargers that charge the original BLN-1 battery? I'm off on holiday soon and want to stock up on some batteries but can't afford to wait for the £65 batteries to come in and will have to opt for third party batteries!

  2. BigTam

    BigTam Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 19, 2012
    Dortmund, Germany
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    It seems most of the 3rd party batteries come with a charger. Mine is a Blumax, battery is fine and the charger also charges the original battery.

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  3. pjuk

    pjuk Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 31, 2012
    Thanks - I don't want to have to lug both chargers around and figured that most chargers will work. Anyone got any UK recommendations?
  4. radamo

    radamo Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 22, 2012
    Long Island, NY
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    I could not locate a 3rd party charger that worked with the OEM BLN-1. I did however locate a BLN-1 at a local camera shop. Shelled out $70 for it.... Nobody that had it for 50 or 60 had them in stock... That hurt! But now I can keep using the OEM charger for both.