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Help Needed -- E-1 4/3rds Battery Charging

pentaxpete 14 667 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2018 4:03PM
I have been GIVEN an Olympus E-1 4/3rds Digital BODY and 2 dead batteries but NO battery charger . I HAVE an E-500 with charger and 2 batteries , My question is : can I safely charge the E-1 batteries in the E-500 charger or will it go 'BANG' !
Technical details are :
E-1 Battery : Model PS-BLM1 7.2 Volt 1500mAh
Current/ Voltage : 1500mAh / 8.4 Volt

E-500 Battery : Model OM1 7.2 Volt 1500 mAh (10.8Wh)
E-500 Battery Charger says Model PS-BCM2
AC100v-240v 16VA (240 v)
DC 8.35 v 400 mA
Input : 100v-240v -50-60 Hz 0.12A
Output: 8.35v -- 400 mA

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22 Mar 2018 5:52PM
According to the specs of a replacement charger on ebay, the e-1 and e-500 batteries can both use the same charger,

You can buy a new charger on ebay for about 10 if you are unsure.

pentaxpete 14 667 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2018 7:45PM
Many Thanks !

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