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Olympus E-620/600 An Olympus 12.1MP mid-range compact DSLR, the E-620 and the feature-reduiced version, the E-600.

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Charging 2 BLS-1 at once ?

There is a manufacturer called Denkin selling a universal dual battery charger that comes with custom plates. They have plates for the E-3 type battery but not for the BLS-1 type.

Does anyone know of a solution to charge two BLS-1 at once (short of getting another Olympus charger obviously) ?
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Re: Charging 2 BLS-1 at once ?

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There is a manufacturer called Denkin selling a universal dual battery charger that comes with custom plates. They have plates for the E-3 type battery but not for the BLS-1 type.

Does anyone know of a solution to charge two BLS-1 at once (short of getting another Olympus charger obviously) ?
There are chargers listed on ebay for between 7 - 12 (not genuine Olympus) that would probably be cheaper than getting a dual charger.
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Re: Charging 2 BLS-1 at once ?

True, but the dual charger is a nifty solution to save space in the photo bag as it's hardly bigger than the Olympus BCS-1. However, it's probably what I will have to do if I cannot find an alternative product like Delkin's.

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True, but the dual charger is a nifty solution to save space in the photo bag as it's harly bigger than the Olympus BCS-1. However, it's probably what I will have to do if I cannot find an alternative product like Delkin's.

Just trying to save you money! How much is the Delkin anyway?
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Does anyone know of a solution to charge two BLS-1 at once (short of getting another Olympus charger obviously) ?
Hahnel Twin V Pro - I have one with plates for dual BLM-1 and dual BLS-1 and it works an absolute treat. Has dual capacity indicators as well.

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Re: Charging 2 BLS-1 at once ?

Thanks Jim.

Bob, $40 with country-specific plugs and car charger, plates are about $6 each. Cheaper on eBay US of course.
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Re: Charging 2 BLS-1 at once ?

I'm glad to have followed Jim's advice. The Hahnel Twin V Pro is a delight, and can charge both BLM-1 and BLS-1.

Plus, their customer service dpt is really friendly. I wanted to order a 2-prong PSU for when I go to France (instead of carrying the UK PSU + adapter) and they answered my query quickly.

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