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Old April 3rd, 2005, 04:26 PM   #1
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battery charger recommendations?

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i just picked up my FX1 and two 970 batteries. what's your recommendation for a good AC/DC charger?

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 05:08 PM   #2
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What makes you unhappy with the supplied one ?

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Old April 3rd, 2005, 05:50 PM   #3
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There was no charger supplied with my FX1, the camera itself is the charger (bummer). I picked up a Sony BC-V500 on eBay for about $50, and it's done good by me so far, it plugs right into an outlet (small, lightweight form factor) and you can hang two batteries on it. Sweet.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 06:10 PM   #4
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<<<-- Originally posted by Peter Rixner : What makes you unhappy with the supplied one ?

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there is no supplied charger, as jared mentioned.

jared, thanks for the tip, i will check it out. do you have the 970 battery? if so, how long does it take to fully charge it using the BC-V500?
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 09:17 PM   #5
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The charger that comes with the Z1 would be my choice. They are nice, and stupid simple to use.
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Old April 3rd, 2005, 09:57 PM   #6
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I bought the AC-V700 when I bought my FX1. It doubles as the AC adapter for the camera as well as being a charger. Just flip a switch.
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Old April 4th, 2005, 11:48 AM   #7
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Drew,

I'm not sure, I'll pay attention to it next time.
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Old April 6th, 2005, 07:56 PM   #8
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The two most esential items if you own an FX-1.

I just purchased the following items, from B&H. The two most esential items if you own an FX-1.

Sony SOBCV500 BCV-500 Portable Dual AC Charger
$82.95

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=73076&is=REG

Power-2000 PONPF970 NP-F970 Extra-Long Life Lithium-Ion Battery
$79.95


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=363713&is=REG

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Old October 20th, 2005, 03:18 AM   #9
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Sony BCV-500 - Does it charge two batts at ONCE?

Will the "Sony BCV-500 Portable Dual AC Charger - for L Series Lithium-Ion Batteries" (shown here) charge two batteries simultaneously or does it only charge one first and then the next one in sequence?

I read MikeF74's post (shown here) that the Sony "dual charge will [only] charge the batteries sequentially" so he's saying it will not charge two simultaneously. However, he's talking about the Dual Charger for the HDR-HC1 and I don't know what model charge that is.
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 04:21 AM   #10
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Does anyone own the Sony BCV-500 Portable Charger?
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