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backpacker
03-18-2005, 08:24 AM
Hi All,

I had a question about batteries on digital cameras.
Most of the cameras with special batteries (ie not AA)
come with rechargers. Do these rechargers work abroad
ie do they accept an input voltage of 220 V/50 Hz. I'm
curious because I do travel occasionally and would
definitely want to use my camera while travelling.

I've not seen any mention of the above question anywhere.
I guess the cameras using AA batteries have the advantage
here that they can be easily replaced even when travelling.

Cheers,
Backpacker

Perplexed
03-18-2005, 11:09 AM
It should tell you right on the charger. It would be something like AC 110/220V, 50/60Hz. I'd be very surprised if ANY of the chargers were not built for international use. You'll need a different plug in Europe and other countries, but the charger should work.

David

Rhys
03-19-2005, 07:34 AM
It should tell you right on the charger. It would be something like AC 110/220V, 50/60Hz. I'd be very surprised if ANY of the chargers were not built for international use. You'll need a different plug in Europe and other countries, but the charger should work.

David

Generally, the chargers seem to come with a lead. One end is either a figure-eight connection or a kettle-lead connection while the other fits the national electrical sockets. This means a simple lead can be purchased to allow fitting to a local electrical supply. Of course, places like Nepal and China that don't have universal electrical coverage won't have a power-source, which is where cameras that take lithium batteries (aa or 2CR5) really score, IMO.