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  • Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Olympus BLS-5, PS-BLS5 and Olympus OM-D E-M10, PEN E-PL2, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PM2, Stylus 1
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Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Olympus BLS-5, PS-BLS5 and Olympus OM-D E-M10, PEN E-PL2, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PM2, Stylus 1

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  • This Wasabi Power Battery and Charger Kit includes:
  • 1) Two (2) Wasabi Power batteries for BLS-5; each with 7.2V, 2000 mAh, Japanese cells
  • 2) One (1) Wasabi Power Mini Rapid A/C Charger for BLS-5 with fold-out plug
  • 3) European plug and car adapter
  • 4) 3-year manufacturer warranty

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Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger for Olympus BLS-5, PS-BLS5 and Olympus OM-D E-M10, PEN E-PL2, E-PL5, E-PL6, E-PM2, Stylus 1 + Transcend 32 GB Class 10 SDHC Flash Memory Card (TS32GSDHC10E)
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0051QL7E6
  • Item model number: KIT-BTR-BLS5-LCH-BLS1-01
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 19, 2011
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Product Description

The Wasabi Power BLS5 battery and charger kit includes 2 batteries and one charger with a European plug and car adapter. All items meet or exceed OEM standards and come with a 3-year manufacturer warranty.

Compatible with the following Olympus models:
OM-D E-M10
PEN E-PL2
PEN E-PL5
PEN E-PL6
PEN E-PM2
Stylus 1

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This will be useful when away from home shooting pictures.
B. Kent
In addition, I am very surprised with the car adapter and European plug allowing me to charge it in the car or travel in Europe.
San Ching
Works as advertised, the batteries seem to hold a charge just fine and it works charging the original Olympus battery.
P. Jensen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By FL on June 15, 2011
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I just bought an Olympus E-PL2 and needed a backup battery. I charged up the 2 Wasabi batteries and the 1 Olympus battery that came with the PL2 using the Wasabi wall charger and encountered no problems. The charging indicator LED went from red to green. The Wasabi batteries have the same 4 electrical contacts as the Olympus BLS-5 battery. However the Wasabi wall charger only had 2 contacts while the Olympus charger that came with the PL2 had 4 contacts. Terry at Blue Nook said that only 2 contacts are needed to charge a battery. I'm not sure what the other 2 contacts on the Olympus charger is used for, but my guess is for further monitoring of some kind (added charging safety?). I inserted each of the 2 Wasabi batteries into my PL2 and it powered up just fine. The 2000mah rating on Wasabi indicates that it should last much longer than the Olympus battery; however, I have not had a chance to use them completely yet to see how long they last. Also, note that I received the correct +8volt output charger and not the +4volt charger shown in the picture. The Wasabi wall charger charged very quickly and is very portable, unlike the bulky Olympus charger with the bulky electrical cord that came with the camera. The flip out plug makes it very handy, but it also felt a little bit loose. I have not tried the car adapter or the plug adapter yet. Overall an excellent travel kit for the price, which is exactly what I wanted. I received excellent Blue Nook customer service communications that answered all of my questions.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By E.R. on September 7, 2011
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Suspicious when i bought this as to what quality would be like given that i'd get two batteries and a charger for half the price of buying one Olympus replacement battery. I found this to be a great product. Frankly better than the Olympus OEM battery. Even if they were the same price i'd choose this battery given its significantly longer life -- but the fact of how inexpensive it is makes all the better. And the charger is great too. I use it instead of the one that came with the camera because the flip out plug is more convenient than the Olympus corded version. great product for ridiculously good price. BUY IT.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Brian Baute on October 1, 2013
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This battery & charger worked great for about 18 months of light use, then the battery started to swell. First I noticed the battery fitting slightly more snugly in the camera body, then I couldn't remove the battery at all. I had to tap a screw into the battery in order to remove it from the camera, and luckily I was able to do so without damaging the camera. The battery is obviously ruined, though, so I'm back to using the factory battery. The charger keeps working great, though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By San Ching on December 15, 2011
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I take my own risk for the funny brand name - Wasabi because of the low price! For $24 this whole kit just cost a little more than half price of one Olympus BLS5 Olympus BLS-5 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery.

The batteries do have the fourth smaller connection spot the same as the BLS5 which you cannot find on the BLS1. They are in gray-white color the same as the BLS5. I use them for my EPL1 to replace BLS1. They do charge quicker but they don't feel to last longer than the BLS1. Anyway with these two batteries plus the old BLS1 I don't worry about it too much. These batteries can also be charged on the Olympus BLS1 charger. I did it twice for emergency because I forgot to bring their charger.

In addition, I am very surprised with the car adapter and European plug allowing me to charge it in the car or travel in Europe. This is never provided from Olympus! What a thoughtful idea.

I am not sure if the listed 3-year warranty is true or not but I am also very happy to see such long warranty of this set. Base upon the battery quality produced by this company. I highly recommend it and their other products.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SnouterShooter on August 31, 2013
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I bought this charger and pair of batteries to use in an Olympus E-PL5. With the strobe used on nearly every shot, I got about 250 shots with the Olympus battery that came with my camera, and about 280 shots with the Wasabi batteries. That was a happy surprise. I don't know how they'll hold up over time, but on a one-week trip shooting at least 700 shots a day, the Wasabi batteries were excellent. I've tried other off-brand batteries in other cameras and this is the first time I've had an aftermarket battery do as well as the OEM battery.

I like the charger better than the Olympus charger, too. It's better for travel because it has a folding plug rather than a long cord like the Olympus charger. For the price, these seem like a better option than buying a spare Olympus branded battery.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By lalouisianne on February 26, 2013
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these work fine, so long as you stick to these two batteries, but it won't charge the original olympus battery, which is a pain.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Wile E Coyote on June 4, 2012
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Two batteries and a charger for this price? that's gotta be a steal. I hate OEM camera chargers as they always come with about 6ft of cord, making them impossible to carry when travelling. This one has the flip out plug on the back, takes up little room and is dual voltage. My only niggle is that the battery doesn't lock in, so if you're charging on a wall charger the battery falls out unless you tape it in, and if you put it in the wall the other way up, the contacts don't touch the battery and it won't charge because the battery is so loose. It's just typical of pretty much everything that comes out of China though really, there's a serious lack of product testing. But in saying that, it works, and the price is right. Just keep a roll of tape handy.
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