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Old Oct 17, 2010, 7:43 AM   #1
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Default Charging Panasonic on safari... with no mains access!

Hi folks,

So I'm about to go on a camping safari where we will be maybe 3-4 days in the middle of nowhere, with no access to a power supply.

I have a new Lumix GF1 which only takes a panasonic battery. I am going to buy a spare battery but am concerned that even with 2 batteries I won't get enough power-time.

So, I was wondering if there are any other options out there for me? I have heard about "power packs" you can buy which store a charge, and then you can plug into that as though it was a mains supply. However my research has only brought up ones suitable for laptops/mobile phones, like here:
https://powertraveller.com/iwantsome/primatepower/

There is one specifically for a Canon camera but no Panasonic...

Could anyone suggest anything aside from buying 5 batteries?

Thanks!
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 7:59 AM   #2
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A DC charger for a 12volt car/truck is what we use when in the "bush"...
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 8:10 AM   #3
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If you don't have access to 12v for an inverter, perhaps you can bring your own power supply. they're heavy but hold lots of power. Here's an example from canada:
http://reviews.canadiantire.ca/9045/...ws/reviews.htm
this one has 20 amp-hours and given the inefficiency of the inverter, i'd be confident of recharging your little camera battery more than 10 times. easily.

on the other hand, if you have access to that cigarette ligher, bring your own inverter and charger.
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Here's another

http://www.12volt-travel.com/1200-wa...e63f631677ef47
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Old Oct 17, 2010, 4:42 PM   #5
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doesn't have 120 volt. the op would have to add an inverter. the point is both options are usable afterwards. so it's not money wasted.
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This one does - they are both the same but this has a better description
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp...u=028377313028
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