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    I own a Canon digicam that runs on lithium-ion battery rather than the standard AA ones. I have 2 such batteries. However I am going off to a trekking trip that will leave me without any power supply for about 20 days. Does anyone have any recommendations/solutions to my power needs in such a situation? Thanks.

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    solar power charger? hehe

    u can get a ac adaptor kit for ur cam and wire it up to a AA batt pack
    then u can just bring disaposable aa batts

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    Buy lots of OEM Li-ion batteries and shoot with LCD and flash off

    then after your trip sell the batteries away

    cheaper than buying those external battery pack, no need to waste time charging

    btw, how much CF card u have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodnm
    u can get a ac adaptor kit for ur cam and wire it up to a AA batt pack
    then u can just bring disaposable aa batts
    if you mean disposables as in alkalines, you can ditch this idea. you will have to carry tons of alkalines, as they don't last very long in DCs.

    my advice would be, bring a film camera, be it SLR or P&S. 20 days without an electricity source is not a scenario which you would want to contemplate bringing DCs.

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    My camera DO NOT use AA batteries. Only Canon or OEM batteries. I have about 1.2Gb of CF spaces; so no worries on that.
    A solar panel is an option but not practical. Don't think it is a good idea to lug a solid state panel while trekking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacko
    my advice would be, bring a film camera, be it SLR or P&S. 20 days without an electricity source is not a scenario which you would want to contemplate bringing DCs.
    i second that. Bring film. The cost/amount of spare batteries (say 20?) can get you a decent mid-range second hand SLR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by block306
    My camera DO NOT use AA batteries. Only Canon or OEM batteries. I have about 1.2Gb of CF spaces; so no worries on that.
    A solar panel is an option but not practical. Don't think it is a good idea to lug a solid state panel while trekking.
    i dun mean put aa into ur cam leh....
    look here

    http://www.moz.net.nz/camera/battery-pack.php

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    Buy many 3th party batterys.
    Try to rent or borrow a Canon Car Battery Kit or a Car Charger.
    You can charge if there is a safety vehicle or Travel bus around.

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    if you have access to vehicles all the better, most 3rd party battery charger comes with car-adapters, don't have to go for Canon stuff, way too expensive. but of course you have to thicken your skin to borrow the cigarette jack...

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    Car charger is good but unfortunately don't think I will find a vehicle in both Langtang and Everest regions of Nepal. Ha, ha....or sob, sob...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodnm
    i dun mean put aa into ur cam leh....
    look here

    http://www.moz.net.nz/camera/battery-pack.php
    Hey, this is interesting but this means I have to cut my charger wire. I own a G2 and EOS 300D. Not exactly the same as in the article. But very interesting, nonetheless.

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