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We have a few digicams between us.

And, of course, they all have different batteries. All different shapes, sizes, colours, and voltages...

So, when we travel I usually end up having to carry a whole passle of power supplies and chargers. It's got to the point that I have a small case where I can pack all the electronic widgetry.

I was rather pleased to track down a rather useful gadget from the folks at Hama. It's a "Li-Ion Photocharger Combi", which is basically a battery chargers with interchangeable faceplates that allow it to charge pretty much every camera battery on the market. Plug-in the appropriate faceplate, decipher the slightly confusing instructions as to just how to slot in the battery, connect it all up and watch the little green light flash. It's also a lot smaller than I thought it would be.

It's working for my Canon, Casio, Ricoh and Nikon batteries. There's a fairly long list of supported types, so I think I'm covered for the moment.

Only one device for the suitcase next trip. It's even got a car charger. I'll just have to find an appropriate 12-volt AC adapter for it in the US...

Not bad for £18 or so...


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Feb. 21st, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
Now I just need a charger that will fit my phone, my laptop and my camera...
Feb. 21st, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
Does it also do AA and AAA?

I have a Hama charger for AA and AAA - quote like it coz it can do mains or car. But when we took it to merkinland, we found out it can't do *merkin* mains, only yerpian. So we had to plug it in in the car all the time - fortunatly the hirecar we had had an always-live accessory socket.

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