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Amazing GoPro Charger
on 15 November 2012
Before I bought this little gem I did extensive research on all compatable GoPro battery chargers.
Wasabi - batteries are prone to blistering after several charges, do not come with uk plug, charger disconnects from wall socket as uk plug needs to be attached to euro adaptor and needs supporting due weight.
Chinese chargers on Ebay - When you can purchase a battery charger from China for £3.60p or £10 with 2 batteries with free postage you have to question how can they possibly do this and make a profit. Reports on web of Gopro Hero cameras exploding with cheap USB wall chargers and sellers getting multiple negative complaints.
GoPro Factory charger - As batteries do not charge fully on USB cable you will need to purchase a seperate charger. GoPro wall charger overheats Gopro Hero2. You will need at least one spare battery if using LCD BacPac and you will need to allow time for camera to cool between charging second battery. All this information is on GoPro forum.
Decided to purchase this charger but still think price reduction from £65 down to £20 is exagerated as no way I would buy at £65.
Having said that I cant believe how good this product is. It has three seperate connection points on it for either european plug, uk plug and car charger. If you attach charger upside down its almost as sturdy as a moulded plug. Batteries and charger get warm but do not overheat. Adaptor connections very secure and not loose.
Only time will tell if the batteries will fade and live up to my expectations but charger does have 3yr warranty. I would of been more than happy to purchase this product if batteries were not included.
Got email from mpextra in France and the only link they sent for purchase was Amazon