Hӓhnel Pro Cube 2 – approx £69.99
By David Watson
I use the Lumix GH5 and have used the GH3 and GH4 previously. It’s good to see that Panasonic has stuck with the same DMW-BLF19E battery and not changed it needlessly with every new GH camera. I have 3 of the DMW-BLF19E batteries and always try to keep them charged and ready. I timed how long it takes to fully charge an empty battery – 3 hours and 7 mins. If I have all 3 to charge it can take almost all day to keep an eye on the charger and charge them all.
I was fortunate to win a Hӓhnel Pro Cube 2 charger in a recent Photo Challenge.
The charger comes with a power plug with adapters for UK, European, US sockets and a car power socket adapter. It takes changeable battery plates for Panasonic DMW-BLC12, BLF19 and BLG10 batteries and a plate for AA batteries. It also has a USB charging port.
I did a test and it full charged an empty GH5 battery in a fast 1 hour 4 mins, but the big win is it can charge 2 batteries at the same time.
So I am very happy with the Pro Cube 2 charger, it will make charging my GH5 batteries much quicker and easier.
Here are my pros and cons
- Fast charge 1 or 2 batteries simultaneously
- Charge level gauge
- USB charge socket
- Charge AA batteries
- Plug adapters for UK, European and USA sockets
- Car power socket adapter
- Only one USB socket
- No AAA charge plate
- Can’t just charge just 1 or 2 AA batteries, must be a set of 4