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Camera Charging

Postby dan3005 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:28 pm

Hey I'm going on the botswana and falls adventure (DAJL). Was wondering if anyone knew about charging batteries? Is there a charger on truck etc?
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Re: Camera Charging

Postby markmol » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:19 pm

hi the truck i was on had chargers on it, also most camp grounds you go to have places to charge batteries. when you are in the Okavango Delta you will not have power. I took 2 extra batteries for my camera with me just in case i had to go a few days without being able to charge them.
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Re: Camera Charging

Postby dan3005 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:34 am

Have you been on this tour then? :D
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Re: Camera Charging

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Mon May 06, 2013 3:24 pm

The Botswana & Falls truck should have a power strip at the front where people can plug into to recharge batteries while the truck is in motion or hooked up to campsite power. Not all campsites have power for the truck so the driver may turn that power point off under some circumstances but most campsites will have limited AC available for campers to recharge their appliances. Just don't forget your chargers (we had one person who left her camera battery behind and was QUITE put out for a couple of days until a truck from another company caught up with us with her battery).
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Re: Camera Charging

Postby dan3005 » Mon May 06, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks for reply. Do you know what type of plug it is? Is it the South African plug?
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Re: Camera Charging

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Tue May 14, 2013 12:42 pm

I think they used a power strip that accepted multiple inputs. I didn't have a SA adapter but my European adapters worked.
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Re: Camera Charging

Postby mojowp » Tue May 28, 2013 9:27 am

We also brought one of those plug that goes in your car lighter with our own power strip. This worked really well while the truck was in motion. We used this system most often on the truck.People often had bulky adapters attached to their plugs, which ate up room on the strip, with your own power strip, you have more space to plug multiple devices.

As for the campsites, there was basically only power in the toilettes where we were and we were not allowed to plug in to the truck while it was not running.
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