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Old Dec 9, 2002, 8:21 PM   #11
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Depending on where they will be travelling, rechargers built for 120VAC won't work. The best idea would be to use rechargables, carry a set of alkalines (universally avaiable) and get a travel adapter which converts different receptacles and voltages to allow using a recharger.

Make sure you get a fast charger. I use the Rayovac one hour which charges up to four batteries in one hour or less depending on the level of depletion. They can swing back to the hotel for a break and charge batteries in under an hour.

I have Olympus cameras. They have a lithium which is used in place of two AA's. They are not cheap, but are great to carry as a backup power source since they last for years "on the shelf".
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Old Dec 9, 2002, 9:57 PM   #12
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If you have a camera that uses AAs, take a look at the disposable lithium AAs - about $13/4. They have a 10 year shelf life so make great back-ups. I get something like 500-600 shots from a set of four with the LCD on most of the time using a 1G microdrive in my Casio 3000.

You will figure out what you need in the way of batteries in a month if you spend a lot of time shooting. Figure on shooting at least 10 (20 is better) times the number of chemical shots they normally take on vacation before they go on vacation.
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