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Ref this thread: http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m8-forum/61584-great-charger-let-s-try-get.html

 

Things are looking promising, just heard back from Delkin:

 

Hello Carl Bretteville,

 

The M8 battery plate should be ready sometime in the middle of next month.

 

Best Regards,

 

 

Robert Kimball

Customer Service

 

Delkin Devices Inc.

13350 Kirkham Way

Poway, CA 92064

(800) 637-8087 Toll Free

(858) 391-1234 Ext.161

(858) 391-1417 Fax

- Carl

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My response from Delkin:

Hello J. J. Vl******,

 

They are in development as you read this. The plates have to go

through a testing process but should be released rather soon.

Unfortunately I do not have an exact date as of yet.

 

Best Regards,

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My response from Delkin:

 

Jaap - were you talking to Delkin's people in Europe? This will be really useful when it happens. I've got various trips coming up when I have to carry both Canon 5D and M8 based systems. Only needing one charger will be really helpful weight and bulk wise.

 

Best

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Same here:

 

"Hello Dan***** ********

 

Yes, the M8 battery plate should be available some time next

month.

 

Best Regards,

 

 

 

Robert Kimball

 

Customer Service

 

Delkin Devices Inc.

 

13350 Kirkham Way

 

Poway, CA 92064

 

(800) 637-8087 Toll Free

 

(858) 391-1234 Ext.1"

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That's great news. I've got the Ansmann Digicharger Vario that works with all batteries without the need for any adaptor plates, but it does require remembering where the +/- contacts are on each type of battery, and relocating the charger's contacts manually. This one sounds like there's less thinking involved...not always a bad thing when we're in a hurry!

 

In any case it's nice that other manufacturers step up to offer us a charger of more reasonable size compared to the little M8 battery. I wonder if the Leica charger was designed by committee @ Leica, or just approved by one. Either way I can't imagine that anyone who actually travels with a camera was involved.

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@DuquesneG:

AFAIK, the Ansmann is foolproof - it tests the battery´s polarity before charging starts. So no need to check +/- on the battery yourself (if Ansmann tell the truth).

Regards,

Stefan

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@DuquesneG:

AFAIK, the Ansmann is foolproof - it tests the battery´s polarity before charging starts. So no need to check +/- on the battery yourself (if Ansmann tell the truth).

Regards,

Stefan

 

Yes you could get the +/- mixed up but you still need to know which are those two if the battery has more than two contacts.

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OK, Leica has a new charger, but it looks a lot less desirable than the Delkin--if and when we can ever get the battery plate for the M8.

 

Does anyone have an update on this? I really want one--it's cheap, light, smaller, and twice as productive as the Leica brick. Bring it on Delkin.

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I told my source I wouldn't reveal his name, but--I learned today that the charging plates that will fit the M8 battery are still under development. It will be at least one month before they will ship and become available. So we will have to be patient.

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well I'll reveal my source. It's Delkin Customer Support. I sent them a note about 2 days ago.

 

Hello Ed Chatlos,

The Leica M8 battery charging plates should be available in

about 4 weeks and will be on our website at that time.

Battery Chargers :: Batteries :: Delkin USA

Hope this helps and have a great day!

Best Regards,

 

Robert Kimball

Customer Service

Delkin Devices Inc.

13350 Kirkham Way

Poway, CA 92064

(800) 637-8087 Toll Free

 

The bad part is similar info was posted that it would be out the middle of September.

Now that Leica has changed the charger from the original brick to a much smaller one Delkin may be dragging there feet.

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Yes they are not, as the first two posts said; we have to wait another month

Don't really know what the last 2 posts are about but IIRC there was a post in the middle of August stating that the plate would be ready in mid September. Now they arre saying end of October. Just how hard is it to make a plate that holds the M8 battery and connect to 2 terminals on the battery.

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Now that Leica has changed the charger from the original brick to a much smaller one Delkin may be dragging there feet.

 

The one from Delkin would have to be considerably less expensive than the new one from Leica, don't you think? Anyone seen a price from Leica yet?

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