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Thoughts on this Battery Charger for BLS-5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by MrKal_El, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  2. krysdafur

    krysdafur Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 22, 2011
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    I bought this battery and charger combo on Amazon: Amazon.com: RedTagTown BLS-5 BLS5 Battery+Charger for Olympus PEN E-PL2 EPL2: Electronics

    The charger looks identical to the one you posted minus the 2 stickers on the top side. Underneath the circular sticker it says Fits OLY. PS-BLS1. I did charge the replacement BLS5 battery on this BLS1 charger and it seems to work but I have only done 1 charge. The charger feels very cheap. The prongs holding the battery down are a bit too tight. It is very difficult to remove the battery from the charger but for $20 with battery and charger, I can't really complain about quality. This charger only has 2 contacts and the battery has 4 contacts. I don't have the OEM one with me to compare.
     
  3. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Very interesting... so you get a battery & charger?
     
  4. krysdafur

    krysdafur Mu-43 Regular

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    Yes $17.99 battery+charger. NO EU plug adapter though.
     
  5. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Just ordered yours. :)
     
  6. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  7. dani10

    dani10 New to Mu-43

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    Apr 27, 2011
    thanks for the links!
     
  8. eyeguy

    eyeguy Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 26, 2011
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    Bought the one krysdafur listed. Piece of crap!!

    It's a relabelled BCS-1 charger. So basically if you're okay with the 2 prong BCS-1 charger for your BLS-5, save yourself about $10 and buy it on ebay.

    And mine sparked, smoked, and broke on me during my first charge. I purchased from ebay and was able to get a refund.
     
  9. shoturtle

    shoturtle  

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    Oct 15, 2010
    Got that charge on eBay with battery for 12 bucks a while back.
     
  10. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Thanks for letting me know... if it is crappy I am sending it right back to Amazon...
     
  11. MrKal_El

    MrKal_El Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 24, 2011
    I just received it... the battery looks great (Three-Contact)... But the charger doesn't even work... so have to send it back...