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Alternative to official charger for Li90 batteries?

JohnX
Posted 03/07/2024 - 11:07 Link
Hi everyone. Per 'subject' can anyone suggest a good alternative to the official charger?

I currently have, and use, a 3rd party one, no name, but with a model number of SG -IC032, which has the advantage over the official one of mains or 12v power, and interchangeable battery holder. But, it takes a very long time to fully charge a flat battery.

Happy to buy the official one, which I assume will safely charge at a faster rate, but also happy to save a few £ if possible.
Edited by JohnX: 03/07/2024 - 11:08
johnriley
Posted 03/07/2024 - 13:26 Link
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=pentax+d-l190+battery+charger&crid=13RUO3KDPYRIJ&sp...

There might be some alternatives there, but the official one might be found second hand as well, possibly on eBay.

I've moved this thread here so it might attract a better audience.
Edited by johnriley: 03/07/2024 - 13:30
prsjnb
Posted 03/07/2024 - 14:11 Link
I have used one of these Ex-Pro Dual Digital Chargers for several years without issue:

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The one shown comes with plates for Canon, so you would also have to purchase these:

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There are used versions of the charger on ebay currently for less, but you would still have to buy the plates and forgo the two-year Ex-Pro warranty.

Best

Jon
Jonathan-Mac
Posted 03/07/2024 - 14:27 Link
I have a third-party one that I bought on Amazon I think with two batteries. The batteries were cr*p but the charger still works fine and I don't think it takes longer than my Pentax one.

DSTE is the brand and I bought it in 2014.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X and Panasonic L digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses
Edited by Jonathan-Mac: 03/07/2024 - 14:28
JohnX
Posted 03/07/2024 - 19:59 Link
Thanks for all the suggestions guys.
JonSchick
Posted 05/07/2024 - 11:06 Link
I have a Patona USB charger which is decent quality and unused from new. I'm away in Ireland for a week but happy to supply details when I'm back if you're interested in purchasing. Cheers, Jon
Jon

Some occasional random stuff at The Photographers Block: link
JohnX
Posted 05/07/2024 - 15:41 Link
JonSchick wrote:
I have a Patona USB charger which is decent quality and unused from new. I'm away in Ireland for a week but happy to supply details when I'm back if you're interested in purchasing. Cheers, Jon

Thanks Jon.

Let's discuss on your return.
JonSchick
Posted 05/07/2024 - 15:46 Link
JohnX wrote:
JonSchick wrote:
I have a Patona USB charger which is decent quality and unused from new. I'm away in Ireland for a week but happy to supply details when I'm back if you're interested in purchasing. Cheers, Jon

Thanks Jon.

Let's discuss on your return.

Thanks John - almost across the Irish Sea and in sight of Dublin! Will contact you next weekend. Cheers, Jon
Jon

Some occasional random stuff at The Photographers Block: link
JohnX
Posted 13/07/2024 - 09:23 Link
Haven't tested charging performance yet, but found a dual charging ExPro charger in my collection of photography stuff. 🙄
JonSchick
Posted 13/07/2024 - 09:58 Link
Just back from Dublin and can offer for those interested:

* Patona Dual PD Performance Charger - fast charging via USB C (incl, as is the transport bag). This is a generic charger with two slots, and I have also got two plates for the Pentax D-LI90 batteries. These could obviously be replaced by other plates if you want to use different batteries (so a bit like the Hahnel ProCube in that respect). I can also include 1 as new (used once) Patona Premium battery. Together, these cost Eur 79 new and were purchased direct from Patona in March this year. Looking for £40 incl postage, and can provide photos etc if required.

* Unused boxed Ricoh Pentax K-BC90E Charger with all cables etc, plus an accompanying used once boxed Original D-LI90 battery. Together these would cost approx £115-120 new, and looking for £60 incl postage, which is an excellent deal for original manufacturer equipment!

Surplus because when I found myself with multiple Pentax bodies, I ended up with a surfeit of batteries and chargers that I didn't need! that said, personally I dislike relying on charging in camera, so for people like me, perhaps one (or both ) of these might be useful!

Cheers,

Jon
Jon

Some occasional random stuff at The Photographers Block: link

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