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BLM-1 Source

Anyone know of a source of GOOD quality BLM-1's at a GOOD price.

It need not be an original Olympus, just don't want to buy any junk

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Re: BLM-1 Source

Hahnel do a good one (HL-M1) I get mine from digital depot in Stevenage. I can't remember how much but they are cheaper than OE.
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Re: BLM-1 Source

7dayshop.com

I have 4 from them and they all work very well.

They were featured in one of the 3rd party battery test reviews a while ago.
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Re: BLM-1 Source

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Anyone know of a source of GOOD quality BLM-1's at a GOOD price.

It need not be an original Olympus, just don't want to buy any junk


Somebody on the forums kindly posted this link a while back which I booked marked.

http://t5r.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/e1/clonetests.htm

It is a good review of various third-party BLM-1s. I went with the Uniross ones based on this review.
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Yes - I used that review as well.

When I wanted to buy I couldnt find anyone with the uniross ones in stock (even though amazon quoted a great price they were 2-4 weeks).

I bought the 7dayshop ones and they seem fine. (so far...)
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Re: BLM-1 Source

Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

I have just taken a failed one to bits and it looks like the cells are ok (lots of power in them) So the circuit must not be working correctly.

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Re: BLM-1 Source

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Anyone know of a source of GOOD quality BLM-1's at a GOOD price.
Someone on dpreview did a very comprehensive and in depth review of the BLM-1 and clones. Some cheap ones were decidedly dodgy but by far the best value and well made one that performed as well as the genuine Olympus, was the Uniross VB104295. I get mine from Amazon.

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