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Sony BC-QM1

Compact charger for W, V, M, H and P Series batteries

Item # 158BCQM1

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Item # 158BCQM1

About the Sony BC-QM1

This compact charger is compatible with Sony W, V, M, H and P Series batteries. It can pull power from a standard wall outlet, or via USB charging with the included cord.

Product highlights:

  • charger for Sony W, V, M, H and P Series batteries
  • use quick charge button when you're in a hurry
  • can plug into wall or use included USB cord to charge battery
  • charging status indicator lets you know how full your battery is
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # BCQM1

What's in the box:

  • BC-QM1 Battery Charger (8.4V 1.5A battery / 5V 1.5A USB)
  • Operating Instructions
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Limited Warranty (US)
  • Consumer Warranty (Canada)

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Overview: The Sony BC-QM1 battery charger is designed to charge many of the batteries used in Sony cameras and camcorders. It can accommodate several different series of batteries. It also has a USB port that allows you to power a camera, or other device, that operates on USB power.

Compatibility: The battery charger can be used to charge Sony InfoLithium V, H, P, W, and M-series batteries. It should not be used to charge Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cad) or Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. (See below for specific compatible batteries and charging times.)

Retractable AC Plugs: The Sony BC-QM1 has a folding 2-prong AC plug on the back of the unit.

USB Output: The charger has a Type A USB port that can be used to power or charge devices that have a USB port. The USB output is 5.0V and 1.5A. The Simultaneous Charge mode lets you charge a battery pack and power a device connected via USB at the same time.

Charging Indicators: The BC-QM1 features 4 charging status indicator lamps, so you can easily view the progress and status of your battery's charge. One LED indicates whether or not the battery is charging, and the remaining three LEDs indicate the level of the charge: 0 LEDs=0-30% charge, 1 LED=30-60% charge, 2 LEDs=60-90% charge, and 3 LEDs=90% - full charge. When all LEDs are out, the battery is fully charged.

Quick Charging: The BC-QM1 has a Quick-Charge button that lets you charge a battery in a shorter time. During Quick Charging, you cannot operate in "Simultaneous Charge" mode. When the Quick-Charge button is pressed, power to the USB port is turned off. USB power resumes when the Quick-Charge is completed.

Charging Time: The following table shows the charging time (in minutes) for a completely discharged battery pack:

Battery Pack Charging Time
Normal Mode Quick-Charge Mode
NP-FH50 170 mins. 70 mins.
NP-FV50 195 mins. 80 mins.
NP-FV70 400 mins. 125 mins.
NP-FV100 750 mins. 230 mins.
NP-FW50 145 mins. 115 mins.
NP-FM500H 270 mins. 160 mins.
NP-FM50 205 mins. 140 mins.
NP-QM71D 396 mins. 225 mins.
NP-QM91D 620 mins. 330 mins.


  • Input Rating: 100 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.38A
  • Output Rating:
    • Battery Charge: 8.4 V DC, 1600 mA
    • USB Power: 5.0 V DC, 1500 mA
  • Power Consumption (during operation): 6 watts
  • Dimensions: Width 2.643", Height 4.141", Depth 1.934" (2.625" w/plugs)
  • Weight: 6.2 ounces

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Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
I don't believe the camera comes with an external charger. [ Gary  Dec 17, 2018 ]

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