The BCN-1 is the dedicated lithium-ion battery charger for the BLN-1. Charging time is around 3 hours. It's always handy to have a second charger for use at work, or on vacation.
Dedicated lithium-ion battery charger for BLN-1 battery
International power supply compatible with 100 - 240V AC
Recharges the BLN-1 battery in approx. 180 minutes (under normal temperature)
Note: The charger's input voltage will automatically regulate between 100V-240V~50/60Hz. For overseas use, we recommend only a plug adapter for the country you will be visiting. Plug adapters are usually sold at stores that feature travel items such as luggage.
Item number: V621035XU000
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I love the fact that this charger has a cord. Others have complained about it, but I love the fact that I can set it on my desk to charge and not have to bend over to plug it in. It charges the battery, doesn't get too hot, charges quickly. I suppose having the option to plug in directly as well would be nice to make it more versatile and accommodate a larger audience, but I would never use that feature.
Clumsy and antiquated...why in 2018 does Olympus sell a battery charger AND a cord? Why are there not prongs on the charger body itself so that it can plug directly into the outlet, rather than having to carry two items around to charge a battery?? One of the few things Olympus can learn from other manufacturers is what modern chargers are supposed to look like.
January 22, 2018 by Smiley
The charger is great, it charges the battery. Could use a shorter power cord though.
January 14, 2018 by Torsten
Charger for the BLN-1 Battery - Essential as Olympus does not allow USB in camera charging. I lost one in a hotel room. Expensive to replace. The cord add additional bulk. I baught a cheap plug in adapter that allows you to plug directly in the wall socket without cord
April 27, 2017 by Clayton
A good charger for the BLN-1 it's pretty quick and does the job.