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BLM-1 replacement battery

Discussion in 'Olympus Chat' started by daveben, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. daveben

    daveben Well-Known Member


    Can anyone recommend any of the "after market" BLM-1 compatible batteries for the E-30 camera? Years ago I bought a couple of 7-day Shop ones which have served me well but they don't seem to do them any more.

    I have found some scarily expensive Duracell ones, quite expensive Energizer and Hahnel ones, and some unbelievably cheap ones calling themselves "DTE", "Innov8" etc.

    I think Olympus may have ditched this in favour of the BLM-5 but 7-day Shop don't dop those either so the same question applies!


  2. john2

    john2 Well-Known Member

  3. daveben

    daveben Well-Known Member

    Thanks John - I'll check that out.

  4. daveben

    daveben Well-Known Member


    Checked out the batteries on ebatteries but after checking some reviews of ebatteries I decided against it.

    I did manage to find a couple of Energizer batteries on Amazon at nearly half normal price so I bought these. Whilst looking there, I also found that Olympus do a holder called LBH-1 which takes 3 CR123's and allows them to be used as a BLM-1. I think these might be useful in the future if the BLM-1's and BLM-5's become ever harder to get hold of!

    Thanks again

  5. john2

    john2 Well-Known Member

    Hi Dave, I have one of those battery holders, came with my E500 when I bought the budget kit by mistake. I only used it once before buying a third party charger and two batteries. The batteries were expensive, and their usage time very short. To be honest, it would have to be a real emergency to use it again.
  6. daveben

    daveben Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the warning John. I won't bother with one for now - the Energizer ones have arrived and are currently charging!
  7. Byegad

    Byegad Active Member

    Late reply I know, but I use BLM1 Ex-Pro batteries and can't tell the difference in charging or in the camera from OE BLM1s.

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