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Panasonic VW-VBK180, VW-VBK360 & VW-BC10 Charger

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
As a new owner of the Panasonic HC-v700, I have the need for a backup battery.

Does anyone currently own the VW-VBK360? If so can you elaborate on the size of it compared to the VW-VBK180 and whether it interferes with any regular operation.

Additionally, can anyone who owns the VW-BC10 charger verify whether its rated only for 120V or can it take 240V as well?

Thanks.
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by kanch View Post

As a new owner of the Panasonic HC-v700, I have the need for a backup battery.

Does anyone currently own the VW-VBK360? If so can you elaborate on the size of it compared to the VW-VBK180 and whether it interferes with any regular operation.

Additionally, can anyone who owns the VW-BC10 charger verify whether its rated only for 120V or can it take 240V as well?

Thanks.

kanch,

I have a Panny VW-VBK360 and it is almost twice the volume of the 180 in length only, so if you take the 180 and stack another right behind it you have the size of the 360. Same for the weight.

It does not interfere with operation at all, if anything it balances out my largest concern for this camera, it's weight. I think it is just too light with the 180 battery and now prefer to use only the 360's (also bought 2 Wasabi 360's to supplement my kit). It does not add much to the overall weight but just enough to make it feel less like a toy.

But that's just my opinion

Not sure about the charger, sorry.

Here's the current running thread on the HC-V700.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1403509
post #3 of 8
kanch - I recommend Wasabi batteries - just as good as OEM Panasonic batteries for a third of the price: http://www.amazon.com/Wasabi-Power-P...ttleforthew-20

Cheers,

Bill
post #4 of 8
I agree with brunerww. I purchased the Wasabi kit with the 2 high capacity batteries and the charger. Been using them with absolutely no glitches whatsoever. Someone commented that the fit wasn't quite as tight as the Panny. Mine are like that. It was worth taking the chance for me. Everybody & their brother manufactures lithium ion batteries. The important thing is how you charge them & use them. Take care of them and they will take care of you.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info.

Is this http://www.amazon.com/Wasabi-Power-P...ref=pd_sim_p_3, the charger you use?

If so, can either one of you confirm the 110-240V compatibility?

Thanks.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by kanch View Post

Thanks for the info.

Is this http://www.amazon.com/Wasabi-Power-P...ref=pd_sim_p_3, the charger you use?

If so, can either one of you confirm the 110-240V compatibility?

Thanks.

Yes, that's the one.

This is on the page from that link under tech details regarding voltage;

"Includes universal 110-240V AC charger, European plug, and car adapter; 3-year manufacturer warranty"
post #7 of 8
I can confirm it comes with that small adapter shown in one of the pictures. Never had a chance to try it.....probably never will.

This is the kit I bought- Wasabi Kit
post #8 of 8
Went ahead and finally ordered the 2 battery & charger kit today. With all the extras I'm starting to pick up for this thing, I don't think my little case will be sufficient any longer. So, another goody to buy... oh how terrible
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