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#1 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:47 AM

Does anyone know of a better charger for the Preston batteries and the NP-F750 replacement battery?

The Watson chargers SUCK!!!

Do I need to pay 2x as much per battery and charger and just buy Sony?
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#2 Zachary Shannon

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 02:46 PM

Hi Philip,

 

If you are looking for an alternative charger for the Sony-F750 battery, I would recommend taking a look at the IDX LC-2S. The LC-2S is a 7.4V 2-Channel Simultaneous battery charger that is going to come standard with IDX's 2-year warranty.

 

You can find more information regarding the charger at the links below.
(http://www.idxtek.com/products/lc-2s)

(http://www.idxtek.co...s_datasheet.pdf)

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. (george@idx.tv)

Best Regards,

- George Kusaba
Customer Service at IDX

(on behalf of Zack Shannon)


Edited by Zachary Shannon, 06 September 2013 - 02:46 PM.

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#3 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:47 PM

Philip,

 

Omni shots makes a professional (i.e. solid) quick charger:

 

http://stores.omnish...ment/Detail.bok

 

Their batteries are good too.  I've been using them for a few years.  Cheap enough that when they start to go, just replace them.  They also have the built in battery meter.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:04 AM

Their Castle nut spanner is fantastic - recommend it to your dolly grip. No more using seat risers to hammer the castle nut, and MUCH fewer bleeding knuckles ! One of the few that works with both Chapman and Fisher.


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#5 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:13 PM

Thanks for the info. I'll be checking out both chargers.
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#6 Charles Papert

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 06:45 PM

Reviving this thread. The Omnishots charger looks delightful but I will pass for $299, we don't need them charged THAT efficiently. Anyone have any specific recommendations for the Preston (M series) batteries? The Chinese ones fail pretty regularly, and I think Sony doesn't make them any more. There was that great dual smart charger they made but seems to be gone at this point.


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#7 Walter F. Rodriguez

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 07:57 PM

Reviving this thread. The Omnishots charger looks delightful but I will pass for $299, we don't need them charged THAT efficiently. Anyone have any specific recommendations for the Preston (M series) batteries? The Chinese ones fail pretty regularly, and I think Sony doesn't make them any more. There was that great dual smart charger they made but seems to be gone at this point.

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/B00EHSLHEY
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#8 Charles Papert

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 08:03 PM

Thanks Walter.

 

I did some digging and found pictures of my old dual Sony charger where thankfully the product number was on the front: AC-SQ950. I'm seeing a few up for sale on eBay and think I may go that route. It was a bulletproof charger for me for years, sold that with my Camos monitor a few years back. I think the Watson uses adaptors for different batteries, which seems to give a little more possibility for AC's to muck up insertion and removal?


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