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09-18-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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Recommend replacement charger for K-50?

hi all, i lost the charger for the battery of my K-50. i bought a blumax one from amazon and it doesn't work. It says it is compatible with the DLI-109 but i cant seem to get it to charge. i remember there being 4 contacts on the original battery charger and only 2 on this one. would that make a difference? There are 4 contact points on the battery itself after all. if buying a new one should i go for one with 4 contacts or 2 or should i just forget about crappy third party and get genuine for a bit more money? i was wondering too what the pins do? whether i could maybe try fixing the blumax one i got?

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I got this a few months ago for my K-50 and K-r and works just fine! appears to have only the 2 contacts


DSTE US 2X D LI109 LI109 Battery Charger for Pentax K R K 2 K 30 K 50 K 500 | eBay
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I like Pearstone chargers. They are now called Watson. Watson Compact AC/DC Charger for D-LI109 Battery C-3706 B&H
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QuoteOriginally posted by breadbin Quote
i remember there being 4 contacts on the original battery charger and only 2 on this one. would that make a difference?
It is my understanding that the additional two contacts are for intelligent tapered charging. The genuine Pentax D-BC109 sells for about $45 at B&H and Adorama, but there is an Amazon seller that has it for $25 with free shipping:

http://www.amazon.com/Pentax-K-BC109-Battery-Charger-D-LI109/dp/B004M07WEG

Most (all?) third-party chargers have two contacts and are often called "rapid" or "quick" or "travel" chargers. I have one (Wasabi) that I reserve for use when traveling (has DC car adapter), but do not use for routing charging.


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09-19-2015, 03:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies. Should have mentioned I'm in Ireland so my choice is fairly limited especially when I factor in the postage. I did end up going with an ex-pro charger. No idea if it's any use. If it doesn't work I'll eat my hat and buy an original one. Which I probably should have done in the start. I'll let ye know how it pans out. It was confusing because looking at the images of the items for sale, some of the chargers had different pins showing. I'd presume the two pins are '+' and '-'. But you can't always go by the images!
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DSTE charger, car plug, and battery.
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Ireland ebay. Watson Compact AC DC Charger FOR D LI109 Battery | eBay
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Forget the original battery, buy an 'AA' battery holder and Eneloops. The big advantage is that if you run out of battery, you can buy a set of AA batteries to get out of trouble.

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