Can Fuji charger charges 3rd party battery like Wasabi?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by tom2014, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. tom2014

    tom2014 FujiXspot Regular

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    Sep 2, 2016
    Canada
    Can Fuji charger charges 3rd party battery like Wasabi? Would it cause any issue to the battery or charger? Thank you for your input.
     
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 2, 2013
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Yes, and no.
     
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  3. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    Bobby Tingle
    I second Bill's answer. I charge all of my batteries, OEM and Wasabi, with the Fuji charger
     
  4. tom2014

    tom2014 FujiXspot Regular

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    Sep 2, 2016
    Canada
    Thank you all.
     
  5. Burkey

    Burkey FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 25, 2014
    Northern New England
    David
    I tend to charge both OEM and aftermarket batteries on Wasabi chargers. Done it for years. No problems yet.
    . . . David
     
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  6. bs1946

    bs1946 FujiXspot Regular

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    Mar 12, 2016
    Not all third party batteries. Some require that they use their own charger and they won't charge Fuji OEM batteries in their charger. Personally, I would steer clear of any batteries that cannot be charged in the OEM charger.

    If you are in the US, I highly recommend Watson batteries from B&H Photo. Their NP-W126 batteries work every bit as good as the OEM version and they are half the price. I also have a Watson travel charger that I use for both my N-W126 and NP-95 batteries. Watson has interchangeable plates so you can charge more than one type of battery with the same charger. The charger also has a USB charging port so I can use it for my smartphone or to charge my X100T while I'm also charging a battery for my X-E2.

    I also hear that Wasabi batteries from Amazon are also as good as the OEM batteries.
     
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  7. tom2014

    tom2014 FujiXspot Regular

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    Sep 2, 2016
    Canada
    Thank you. My XT2 charger won't charge my DSTE NP-W126 battery.
     
  8. Covey22

    Covey22 FujiXspot Veteran

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    May 21, 2015
    Wasabis are cheap, and the price differential is not worth buying them individually. Just get the package of two with the charger. I have a whole octopus in a corner connected to a reinforced-load outlet with all my chargers. Some nights after a long day's shoot it looks like an airport runway with all the blinking lights.
     
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