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Apr 3, 2005, 2:45 PM
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Asias electricity for climbing pictures  (Europe: England: Peak_District: Stanage_Edge__OS_: Stanage)
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Hey everyone,

I am planning to be doing some travelling in the next year to Nepal and Thailand, and I was looking into getting a camera.... I'm between digital and the conventional film camera. I was just wondering if anyone had any idea about the access to electrical outlets in the country. This may sound like a stupid question, but recharging a lithium battery is pretty impossible without access to electricity.

I'll be climbing with a friend in Thailand from the end of November until around Christmas. Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions I would really appreciate it. I just thought with all the nice pictures on this website that someone would have an idea of these things.

Thanks,

Mel


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You don't need a converter to plug into outlets in Thailand. Access is relatively easy to come by. You will have to look into voltage though; I've been told that some chargers work on a different voltage than that found in Thailand.

No idea about Nepal.


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Thai electricity is 220. Read the fine print on the back of your charger to see if it can handle 120-240 or if you need 120. If it's 120, buy the converter.

In Nepal, it depends on where you are going. Most trekking villages, last time I checked, don't have electricity. Namche does, but 10 years ago it was only at night.

You can buy generic batteries for your camera cheaper than you think. Do a web search. Batteries that the manufacturer wants 50-75$ for, can go for $15.

Peace

karl


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