Watson charger plate (1 of 3)

Several of you were asking about the charger plates for the Watson Duo LCD charger I wrote about last week. Here we have a few different flavors, they look the same from the front of the box, but each contains a different type of battery plate.

Watson charger plate (3 of 3)

On the left we have Canon BP-900 plate, in the middle a LP-E6 charger plate, and on the right a Sony NP-F970 battery plate. All 3 of them slide easily into the charger while fitting snug on the back of their respective batteries. The Sony plate seems to attach itself pretty well to the battery and does require you to put a thumb on the plate while inserting and removing the battery from the charger.

Watson charger plate (2 of 3)

In this case I have a BP-900 and Sony NP-F970 battery plugged into the Watson Duo LCD charger at the same time. Both batteries were able to charge to capacity without a problem. You can charge a single battery of any type, two batteries of any type, or two batteries of the same type without an issue.

As for charge times, the Watson Duo LCD charger seems to charge faster than the Dual charger that comes with the Ninja 2 when working with Sony NP-F970 batteries, but I haven’t actually taken the time to run down two batteries and time the recharge. Usually the Ninja 2’s charger will take about 4 hours to 5 hours to charge up the batteries, while the Watson seems to get it done somewhere closer to 3 and half. Again, I haven’t used a timer on this so I can’t say for sure.

A few of you also reported humming and other high pitch noises coming from the Pearstone Duo charger (cheaper version of the Watson). After a week of use I haven’t had any noise or humming issues coming from the Watson Duo LCD charger, this could be why it’s on the higher end of the charger price range. I’ll post a full review once I’ve had a little more time to spend with it.

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