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Canon Battery Charger CG-800
|Price:||$58.00 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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|Item Dimensions||2.5 x 3 x 9 inches|
|Item Weight||0.36 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.45 pounds|
The Canon CG-800 battery charger is used for charging Canon Li-Ion 800-series batteries. This is the replacement charger for the Canon FS10, FS100, FS11, Vixia HF10 and HF100 camcorders.
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It also shaves 50 min off the recharge time for the standard battery, even more for the extended battery.
There seems to be some confusion why the charger is recommended when the videocam seems to originally come with one.
If you own a videocam like f.e. HF11, HF10, HF100 etc. or any other you will find included a POWER SUPPLY !! <-- read this ? ... let it sink in ...
Its true that the power supply can - while its connected through the videocamera - charge the battery, but that is NOT what its made for primarily.
a) A power supply does not care if your battery is half full or empty it just connects it and keeps it connected even after it became already full. A power supply also doesnt care if the battery is charged slow or fast.
b) The charger has some intelligence built in. It does communicate with the battery and checks the battery status. It then (dis)charges it GENTLY to the maximum possible and keeps it at that state. It stops loading when the battery is full and indicates with the green light that charging has finished.
Using the power supply regularly will reduce the lifecycle of the rechargeable battery, hence it will suffer an earlier death.
The charger itself:
- the charger gives each of your batteries a personalized treatment
- Its true that the packaging is helplessly oversized
- I found the charger to be comfortable AND robust enough for travelling
- NO messing with cables
- You can charge one battery meanhwile using the other on the go
--- How this charger protects your videocam: ---
- maximizes the lifecycle of the battery
- reduces the usage of the compact power supply connector on the videocam
You MUST plugin the power supply to the videocam in order to copy the video data to the PC/MAC.Read more ›
Also note that your camera may have a built-in battery which needs charging as well. Even if you use an external charger, you should occasionally charge the battery through the camera's AC adapter to insure that everything is fully charged.
The only knock I'm giving this product (aside from price) is the two simple status LEDs. They only tell you if it's charging or finished. Some of my other Canon battery chargers (that were included with their respective products) indicate the charging status - 25%, 50%, 75% complete.
That's where this battery charger comes in handy. I bought it for use with my Canon VIXIA HF10 and my HFS10, and it works great. As others have noted it charges your batteries a lot more quickly than if they were plugged in to the camcorder - plus it saves some wear and tear on the adapter plug for your camcorder.
Best of all, this is very compact. It fits in a little side pocket of my camcorder case and leaves room to spare. The plug flips in and out for easy storage. If you plan to get a lot of use out of your Vixia camcorder, this is really a must-have accessory. Highly recommended.
Uses wall outlet
Discrete design allows you to plug it into the lower outlet and still utilize the top one
Light tells you when it's charging and another color for when it's done
Can charge your extra battery here while filming on the primary battery, and vice versa
This will take up a little more space on your wall, or power strip than a standard plug
You do need an outlet (but that's true of the standard charger as well)
Not sure what else to say about it other than I'm already loving this!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Arrived by the promised date. It was exactly what I wanted. I am very pleased with it.Published 8 months ago by Stephen A. Schulz
This is a simple and effective charger. Very easy to operate and tells you when the charge has been completed.Published 9 months ago by Bobby
Worked perfectly on all my batteries including the ones I thought were faulty, but the charging port on the camera was the root cause.Published 11 months ago by Ric K.