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Old 04-21-2005, 11:14 PM   #1
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Just wondering if i can purchase AA batteries in Europe, and Central and South America. Is this like a global battery size or is it just the aussie way of measuring batteries??

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For once, it's something global.
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Excellent!! My camera pops them like maltesers. I'll be needing to buy a lot of them on my travels.
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Get rechargeable batteries! NiMH rechargeable batteries are great and they last waaaaaaaay longer than alkalines. The chargers don't cost very much, probably about $25 or so. And when you factor in the cost of buying batteries again and again, that 25 bucks doesn't seem so much.

If you do it, try to get NiMH batteries with a minimum of 2100 mAh.
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yeah, i thought of rechargable batteries, but then i would have to buy adapters for every country i'm going to. I thought it would just be easier to buy a million alkaline batteries. However, as i have no idea when it comes to travelling i will take your advice and look into this. Thanks
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Originally posted by LostFarmboy@Apr 22 2005, 09:15 PM
yeah, i thought of rechargable batteries, but then i would have to buy adapters for every country i'm going to. I thought it would just be easier to buy a million alkaline batteries. However, as i have no idea when it comes to travelling i will take your advice and look into this. Thanks
I'm in the same boat I have a fuji A303, and this beast goes through AA's like a crackwhore goes through 30 bucks. but I was just going to buy 100 million batteries along the way, because I'm to lazy to deal with recharging batteries.

How are aa's priced over in the EU?
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I would definitely recommend rechargeables. My digital camera would chomp through the batteries and having to buy batteries every few days could be frustrating. There's the inconvenience of having to find them and I'm sure it would be pretty expensive in the long run.

I would much prefer the inconvenience of carrying 2-3 chargers (British/Asia, European and USA). I think they have one charger for all 3 now anyway, so maybe look into that.

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I carried 3 pairs of AA's and a charger around south america. One pair was in my camera, one in my mp3/cd player and one to change out when a set died. then at night I would charge up the dead pair.

worked like a charm
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I still think the rechargeables are a better deal and easier to manage. Make sure you get one with dual voltage (110 - 240 volt.) Sometimes they're marketed as "worldwide" or some shit like that. A lot of them already have that capability but some don't. Plug adapters are cheap and hardly take up any room, dude. I don't know what kind of plugs you have in Australia, but you'd only need two different ones for the UK and continental Europe.
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Sometimes they're marketed as "worldwide" or some shit like that.
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There's a battery charger that their selling in the US that can recharge normal batterys. It could be good since if you can't get to recharge your batterys you can just go out and buy new ones until you can recharge. It's called the Battery Xtender I've never used it myself they wouldn't deliver it to Ireland.

You can get nonbranded batterys fairly cheep over here, just go into the cost cutter super markets like lidil or Aldi everything in there is cheep.
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