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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!
I was very skeptical about ordering this for my new camera battery but I lost my regular charger and needed something quick and cheap. This was just what I needed and more.
I have a new Sony DSC-W350 that uses a type N battery and the only chargers I could find were 60 bucks! This fits my battery perfectly and would fit any other battery that has the positive and...
Published on May 19, 2010 by Marisa Terres

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does almost but not quite everything
In case you're wondering, here are the 5 ways this thing charges stuff. I bought it to charge a Canon NB-6L camera battery and it works well, as the other reviews have said.

1. You can plug the charger into the wall using the built-in folding plug (nice that it doesn't need a separate AC adapter), and charge your camera battery from that. It will work on...
Published on July 10, 2010 by JM


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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does almost but not quite everything, July 10, 2010
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
In case you're wondering, here are the 5 ways this thing charges stuff. I bought it to charge a Canon NB-6L camera battery and it works well, as the other reviews have said.

1. You can plug the charger into the wall using the built-in folding plug (nice that it doesn't need a separate AC adapter), and charge your camera battery from that. It will work on European AC voltage too with a simple adapter (not included).

2. You can plug the charger into a computer's USB port (or some other powered USB port) as a power source, and charge your camera battery from that. This is a nifty feature; I haven't seen another camera battery charger that can do this. My previous camera could be charged by plugging it directly into a USB port, which was nice since then I didn't have to carry the camera's AC adapter when I travel. So when I got a Canon camera where you have to take the battery out to charge it, I bought this charger so I could still charge the battery by USB. Of course it turns out it's not such a useful feature since you still have to carry the charger around with you (unlike with my old camera), and when do you really have a USB port as the only available source of power. To take advantage of this feature, along with the charger you also have to carry around the included male-to-male USB cable, which is actually an unusual cable that wouldn't really be used for anything else, since it has full-size connectors on both ends.

3. You can plug the charger into a car cigarette lighter, and charge your camera battery from that. That same USB male-to-male cable makes the connection to an included cigarette lighter USB adapter.

4. When the charger is plugged into the wall, you can charge another USB device from that same USB port that's used for input in #2 and #3. The USB port works in both directions, which is clever in a way (though it's also the explanation for that unusual male-to-male USB cable). It can do this at the same time as charging a camera battery if you want.

5. You can use that cigarette lighter USB adapter to power other USB stuff directly (when it's not powering the charger).

Here's what it doesn't do:

- Doesn't charge AA or AAA, because they're all NiMH or NiCd-- only charges 3.7v Li-Ion batteries (of almost any size).

- You can't put a charged camera battery in the charger and use it to power other stuff from the USB port, as backup power, when the charger isn't plugged into the wall. I found at least one other universal charger out there, called "iWap", that can do that potentially useful trick, but it's bigger which kind of defeats the purpose of such a feature.

The charger is a half inch longer than Canon's own NB-6L charger, and is the same in every other dimension, so it's pretty compact for traveling-- impressive considering how many different batteries it fits, and its various functions. This thing is cleverly engineered for real. But if you won't be using it in the car, it probably doesn't offer much practical advantage over just carrying your regular camera charger and a separate small USB charger such as Apple's. It's a good value as a replacement or additional charger in any case.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed!, May 19, 2010
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
I was very skeptical about ordering this for my new camera battery but I lost my regular charger and needed something quick and cheap. This was just what I needed and more.
I have a new Sony DSC-W350 that uses a type N battery and the only chargers I could find were 60 bucks! This fits my battery perfectly and would fit any other battery that has the positive and negative contacts on the same side of the battery. The light is nice and bright to tell you when it's charging and when it's done it changes color.
It does heat up just a bit while charging so I'm not sure how long this will last but the rest of it is built well and doesn't feel flimsy at all. The slider is nice and tight and hugs my battery so I'm not worried about it falling out at all.
Overall a great product for the price and I hope it lasts a long time. I've only had it for a month now and used it maybe 4 times.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Charger!!!!, May 18, 2010
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L. Hunnewell (Carson City, NV) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
This is the perfect all-in-one battery charger. I bought this not knowing how good it was, so I'm gonna right a review for others who might be skeptical. I bought this charger mostly for my Kodak Playsport which uses the Kodak KLIC-7004 batteries. I've also tried it with my Sony camera batteries. All you have to do is adjust the connectors on the charger with the + and - contacts on the battery, very simple. It charges the batteries pretty quick too, about 1 - 2 hours or so. You can plug it into the wall or into the car, and you can charge anything with the USB output on the side. It also has a red light when charging the battery and then turns blue when battery is fully charged. I am very happy with this purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT CHARGER LCD SCREEN, January 28, 2012
This is the perfect all-in-one battery charger. I bought this not knowing how good it was, so I'm gonna right a review for others who might be skeptical. I bought this charger mostly for my Kodak Playsport which uses the Kodak KLIC-7004 batteries. I've also tried it with my Sony camera batteries. All you have to do is adjust the connectors on the charger with the + and - contacts on the battery, very simple. It charges the batteries pretty quick too, about 1 - 2 hours or so. You can plug it into the wall or into the car, and you can charge anything with the USB output on the side. It also has a red light when charging the battery and then turns blue when battery is fully charged. I am very happy with this purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality,sleek & sturdy, great price!, July 22, 2010
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
Sleek and lightweight, sturdy construction, does a good job at such good price! Way better than those bulky and expensive one at Radio Shack.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works but directions are awful!, February 24, 2011
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
This DOES work and looks like it may be quite convenient, however-the directions are unreadable-(light gray fuzzy ink on a white scrap of a paper)
It took several tries to figure out how to put the battery in. (My battery has to be face down, so you can't see the + and - signs)
To save another some time: To change the vertical opening: stretch the far end of the holder by pulling gently and drop the battery so that the positive connector is touching the single pin (in the middle) while the negative connector is placed over the double pin(to the right of the single pin. At least this is my assumption, as there are no markings on the package to tell you! Both pins do slide to ensure a proper fit-but they do feel flimsy. The pins need to be touching the metal places on your battery. You know you have it correctly placed when the light is red when plugged in. (If it starts out as magenta or blue, you haven't done it correctly.)
As it was hard to find the charger I needed, I was happy to find this one. I don't plan on using it for other batteries so I'm less worried about breakage.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, March 13, 2012
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Do42 (ATLANTA, GA USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
I needed to add this addendum to my review after having the product for a few months. Some batteries it won't charge. I was in Europe with the T3i and when the battery ran low I pulled out the charger to charge the battery. It would not charge it. The light would illuminate red for a few seconds and then turn blue which indicated a full charge but the battery was not charged. I ended up having to buy another charger to charge the battery.

I also have a Samsung camera battery that it won't charge. The factory battery it won't charge but it will charge an aftermarket battery for the Samsung. So it appears as though the connectors will connect to a wide variety of batteries, there are some batteries for some reason that the electronics simply will not work with. The odd thing is with the T3i battery it did charge it at one point but would not when I went to Europe. I have two of these units so I checked both units when I returned to the U.S. and neither would charge the T3i battery nor the Samsung original battery.

Because of this I must downgrade my rating from five stars to three stars.

This is an excellent universal charger. It has many super benefits.

1. It can be powered by the fold-up AC plug. The AC plug folds flat and the whole unit is about 3/4" thick and the length and width of a business card. It fits easily into a camera bag.

2. It can also be powered by a microUSB plug. This works great in the car. MicroUSB has become the standard for most cell phones and many GPS units so if you have microUSB cigarette lighter plug in your car, it will power this device and you can charge batteries in the car or from any USB port.

3. It is easy to understand how to use. You just put the two pins on the + and - terminals on the battery. Polarity doesn't matter, just as long as they are the + and - terminals.

4. The spring loaded clamp that securely clamps the battery in place swivels 180 degrees to accommodate large or small batteries.

5. The LED light to indicate charging status is clear.

The only weakness is that it takes some care to line up the pins with the battery terminals. Two things could be done to improve this:
a) One pin should be stationary. You really only need to slide one pin if the other were locked in place.
b) There should be a scale along the moveable pin that would allow you to remember or mark where the pin should be for a particular battery. I actually printed a small label with numerical marks that works for me.

I have a three Canon cameras and Panasonic camera all with different batteries. This charges them all and I only need one charger.

Great device!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing all in 1, July 3, 2011
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
This is one very cool device. Everything seems to be well thought out except the instruction book. Even the video is a bit impromptu. I can see where some buyers could be confused about how the battery connections are adjusted and just assume it was broken. When combined with the BESTEK Universal Cellar Phone USB Charger Adapter with 12 x Adapter Plugs (available elsewhere on Amazon), you can charge just about any USB based cellphone, GPS, or game with this one charger. However, it will not charge something that requires a higher voltage like a laptop or netbook. I used it in Europe so it does work on both 120 and 240V.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Handy, April 20, 2011
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
I bought this for my FujiFIlm F30.Somehow I lost the AC adapter cord a few weeks ago and I have gone everywhere and looked all over the net to replace it with SOMETHING.I ordered 2 other so called Universal adapters and both did not fit my battery.

I was beginning too think my poor camera was going to be $200 down the drain,then I got this yesterday.I am so happy with this product.It charged my drained battery in less than an hour.

Only 2 cons are
1)Directions did nothing to help me figure out how to use it.Only took me a few seconds to figure out the right way so no biggie.

2)The adapter gets warm.So I would suggest use it only to charge the batter for an hour then unplug it asap.Which reminds me I better go do that right now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best purchase, April 18, 2011
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This review is from: Smart Universal Battery Charger with USB Output and Car Charger By PowerGen Fits Canon NB-8L NB-4L NB-5L NB-6L / Ricoh DB-40 DB-60 / Casio NP-20 NP-40 NP-50 NP-60 NP-70 NP-90 / Fuji NP-60 NP-120 NP-95 NP-30 NP-50 NP-40 NP-40N NP-45 NP-45N / Kodak KLIC 7000 7001 7003 7004 7005 7006 5001 5000 / Kyocera BP1100S BP780S BP760S /Nikon EN-EL2 EN-EL5 EN-EL8 EN-EL12 EN-EL11 EN-EL12 CP1 / Olympus LI-10B LI-12B LI-20B LI-30B LI-40B Li-42B LI-50B LI-60B LI-70B LI-80B / Panasonic CGA S003E S004E S005E S007E S008E BCF10 BCG10E / Pentax D-LI8 D-Li12 D-Li63 D-Li78 / Samsung SLB-P120A P90A LH73 LH82 0837 0837B 0937 1137C 1137D 1437 BH130LB,BH125C Sanyo DB-L20 L40 / Sony NP-BK1 FR1 FT1 BD1 FD1 BG1 FG1 FE1 BN1 AND MORE (Camera)
So happy I bought it. We're a family that carries 4 cameras with us on vacation. I've gotten burned by leaving a charger at home and having to buy it on vacation twice.$$$$ Granted the instructions aren't the best, but after using it a few times no problems. For the most part, just find the pos(+) and the neg(-) on your battery, line the pins up on the charger, plug in and you're good to go. One con is the pins feel a bit cheap, like they are going to break off. I've used the charger a good 20 times and the pins are still intact. You can't beat the price or the convenience!
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