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Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BLS-1, BLS-5, or BLS-50 Battery

BH #WACOBLS1 • MFR #C-3508
Watson
Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BLS-1, BLS-5, or BLS-50 Battery
Key Features
  • For Olympus BLS-1 & BLS-5 Type Battery
  • For Olympus BLS-50 Type Battery
  • Compact Design, Foldout AC Plug
  • Interchangeable Battery Plate
This versatile Compact AC/DC Charger from Watson charges BLS-1, BLS-5, or BLS-50-type lithium-ion batteries via the included, dedicated battery plate. The charger runs on 100-240 VAC power, allowing for worldwide use. It features a foldout, two-prong US plug and is supplied with a European plug adapter and a 12 VDC car charger that plugs into the auxiliary power outlet. This makes it ideal for use both at home and on the road.

Watson C-3508 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compatibility
  • 3Compact
  • 4Versatile
  • 5USB Output
  • 6Safety Features

This versatile Compact AC/DC Charger from Watson charges BLS-1, BLS-5, or BLS-50-type lithium-ion batteries via the included, dedicated battery plate. The charger runs on 100-240 VAC power, allowing for worldwide use. It features a foldout, two-prong US plug and is supplied with a European plug adapter and a 12 VDC car charger that plugs into the auxiliary power outlet. This makes it ideal for use both at home and on the road.

The Compact AC/DC Charger features a USB output for charging MP3 players, phones, digital cameras, and other devices with a USB power input - even while charging the camera or camcorder batteries. The battery adapter plates are easily interchangeable, so the charger can also be used with other batteries when paired with a dedicated battery plate, available separately.

Compatibility

Compatible with any Olympus BLS-1, BLS-5, or BLS-50 type battery.

Compact

Charger features a foldout AC plug for easy storage and travel.

Versatile

Includes a Euro plug adapter for charging in Europe, as well as a DC adapter with an automotive 12V auxiliary plug that provides charging while on the road.

USB Output

Charge or supply power to MP3 players, mobile phones, digital cameras, and other related devices with a USB power input.

Safety Features

Offers protection against overcharging and overheating.
UPC: 847628546332

Watson C-3508 Specs

Charger
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
DC Input Power12 / 24 VDC
Output Voltage4.2 to 8.4 VDC at 800 mA
Charging Time1 to 3 Hours
USB Port1 x USB Type-A
USB Output Current1000 mA
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions (W x H x D)2.0 x 1.3 x 3.5" / 5.1 x 3.3 x 9.0 cm
Weight3.1 oz / 88 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.375 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.05 x 4.5 x 2.5"

Watson C-3508 Reviews

HOT!

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-01

Be aware that while the charger does indeed work with the BLS-50 battery, it gets REALLY HOT while charging. I use it in my office where I can monitor it closely. I would never leave it plugged in anywhere for a lengthy period of time. (A completely discharged battery should take no more than 6 hours to charge.)

Good Charger - Love the Form

By Bruce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-05

I bought 2 of these and they work great! I have an Olympus OM-D EM5 Mark III, and I don't like the charger that came with it. It has a long cord and a power brick. I travel with my camera a lot and I much prefer a small charger like this that fits easily in any camera bag with no cords to get tangled up. This is compact, easy to use and it works.

Excellent for travel.

By Alvin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-16

Excellent choice for travelers. Great value for the item.

Loved it until....

By Diane G.
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-22

I've used this charger regularly for three and a half months, since I bought it in March. Lately I've been recharging my two replacement batteries two or three times a week each. Last night the charger (with battery) was plugged into an outlet overnight. These photos show what happened -- it got so hot it melted the plastic. The battery seems to be ok so far. Very disappointed, but glad there wasn't a fire. :-(

Meets my needs for a compact charger

By Gerald
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-07-09

It fits nicely in a small camera bag for travel with my Olympus Stylus 1. The Olympus charger is bigger, heavier, and uses a long cord. I could shorten the cord; but it's still to big, so I wanted something compact.

This should be standard for Olympus

By Dale
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-29

This charger is just what I was hoping for. Why Olympus doesn't provide this style instead of their bulky charger accompanied by a 4-foot cord is beyond me. This set comes with the European adapter, too. Couldn't be easier, and the charge was fast.

Compact and lightweight

By Harrison
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-23

Excellent travel charger for batts. My chargers have a long cord as well as the charging block. This weighs far less and fits in a camera bag sleeve.

Super compact.

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-17

Much more compact than the original one. Plus can charge in the car.

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What's the guarantee on this charger?
Asked by: Dan
This product has a one year, limited manufacturer's warranty.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2019-10-08

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Can this charger be used to charge a PS-BLS1 battery for the Olympus pen e-p3? Thanks you, Jenny.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for BLS-1 battery can be used with the PS-BLS1 battery for Olympus PEN E-P3 camera, as well as any other model of BLS-1 battery.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Can you charge the battery via usb on a laptop or iPad charger?
Asked by: ROBERT R.
No. The USB connector is output only for charging another device.
Answered by: Alan O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Just to be clear, can I hook this charger up to my external battery (that I use to charge my cell phone) using a USB connection and charge the battery?
Asked by: Michael W.
Michael, I purchased this charger to charge my camera batteries while traveling. I didn't like dragging the manufacturers charger that had about 4' of chord. (Where as this charger plugs directly into the outlet). It works wonderfully for this purpose. I haven't tried to charge anything through its USB port, but I imagine it would also do a fine job charging your external battery.
Answered by: Scott R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does the charger turn off when fully charged?
Asked by: Diane G.
As far as I can tell. I have left batteries charging overnight with no issues.
Answered by: Simon M.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Does this battery have a light that turns a different color when the battery is fully charged?
Asked by: Dan
Yes, it is red until charged, and then turns green when charged.
Answered by: Gwen H.
Date published: 2019-10-08

question

Can you remove the plate to install a different plate for charging a different type of battery?
Asked by: Matt
I believe so, but I haven't done it myself. Instead, I purchased two complete charges with different plates so that I could charge batteries for different cameras at the same time.
Answered by: RAY W.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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