When I first got it I thought they sent me the wrong unit (like another reviewer) because the charging pins didn't line up with the battery pins and there were no instructions. The charger has three pins +, -, and +, and the battery has three pins, +, T, and -. Believe it or not, if you install your battery upside down in the charger, your + and - pins line up with one of the chargers + pins and the charger's single - pin, and there is a little raised area in the charger to line it up this way. Apparently the T pin is not used for charge or discharge, maybe it is a feedback for battery level (I don't know). I was a little nervous, but went ahead and installed my battery this way, and plugged it in the wall socket with my fingers crossed expecting to hear a loud pop. Luckily I didn't. I checked it occasionally to make sure it wasn't overheating or something. But it worked perfectly, the light went from red to green as it charged up and then I tested the battery in my camera by trying to charge it in the camera, and it showed it was fully charged. This thing works great, but O-stock is going to have a lot of customers complaining unless they start supplying instructions with it. I have not tried the car adapter yet, but don't expect any problems.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? exact
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? no
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high
I was sent the wrong charger. The EN-EL-19 battery has three epectrical connections at 6, 10, and 20 mm from the edge. The charger electrical connectoin points are at 5, 16, and 30 mm from the edge.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? similar
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? No. The charger I received is not the correct charger for the EN-EL-19 Battery. It cannot charge the battery.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Product has the wrong connectoin piints for the EN-EL-19 Battery, so I cannot charge my batteries
I'm glad I chose to check your site for the item that I needed.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? It is exactly the same as what I received
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? It arrived packaged and undamaged
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. It has worked well with no recharge for over two weeks. I take pictures everyday.