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Old Jul 17, 2008, 8:10 PM   #1
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i have purchased two battery chargers that are supposed to be used for the a300 battery (np-fm500h). however, these do not have 3 contact points like the np-fm500h battery and the bc-vm10 charger, but have only 2 contact points. would it do any damage to the 3-contact-point battery to charge it on a charger that only has two contact points?

i am assuming the 2 contact point charger is meant for the earlier dlsrs batteries (np-fm50h & np-fm55h).

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Old Jul 19, 2008, 1:46 AM   #2
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I have a CTA charger that boughtto charge upthe R1 batteries. I was about to buy one for the A300 when I realized it was the same model charger. So, I gave it a try andcharged the A300 battery with itand it worked just fine. Now, whether there will be a negative effect in the long run is yet to be seen.
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thanks for the reply, tullio. does your charger have 3 contact points?

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Old Jul 19, 2008, 9:27 PM   #4
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You're welcome, Ellen. The CTA charger I have has only two pins, which matches the R1 battery. However, it did charge the A300 battery and from what I can see, the charge lasts just as long as when charged with the original Sony charger.
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I have a cta charger for my epl-1 batteries as I have 4 batteries, there are 3 contact point on the battery, but only 2 on the aftermarket charger. They charger the batteries without a problem.
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