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Does anybody know of one. My husband and I are fortunate to be going to Botswana and whilst we will have a lot of batteries we don't want to be left with no power in the bush.
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I have the D200 version (i.e. EN-EL3e battery)... Enjoy the trip!
A good option IMO is a power invertor which can be purchased relatively cheaply (about £30) from any decent motor accessory shop.
Just plug it into your car's cigarette lighter and then plug what ever you want to, into that. A lot more versatile than just having a camera charger.
I wouldn't be without one when travelling and use one daily for camera batteries, flashgun batteries, portable storage device, etc, etc, etc.
Thanks for that fellows. Very helpful
Quote: A good option IMO is a power inverter
No it's not a good Idea !
Its a brilliant one, Why buy new gadgets when you can just plug your own in !
You can get an idea of specs and prices of the inverters here.
Uniross Universal Li-Ion battery charger with both mains and car adaptors - £25.94 from batterylogic.
Edit - it doesn't list the EN-EL3e battery (D300) but I can assure you it will work. I have a D300 and I used this charger in the car for two months in New Zealand. If you won't need the mains unit it weighs a lot less than an inverter unit.
Quote: going to Botswana
Just be sure you understand the power (wattage) requirements you need before going down this route. Botswana=hot to me () so by the time you add the 'fridge etc etc...
The 12vDC items I am suggesting actually charge the batteries faster than the standard Nikon charger - and on my D200, the EN-EL3e's seem to last longer too.
I use an inverter all the time for my chargers / phone /laptop /pda etc.. so I had an upgraded battery installed in my car and got the inverter wired directly in to the cars circuitry rather than going through the cigarette lighter. This has 2 advantages, firstly your cigarette lighter is freed up so if you're charging something on the inverter you can still plug the tomtom into the lighter, secondly by wiring the inverter directly into the car it can sustain much higher output because it bypasses the relatively low power circuitry of the lighter (obviously before doing this make sure the cars electronics can support it without blowing all your fuses.
Netto were selling inverters for £15 each.
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