Keeping the Batteries Powered During Your Road Trips

Digital Cameras require a lot of power to keep them going and if the power runs out then they are as good as nothing, unlike the conventional film cameras which can work even without power. Therefore paying attention to this small but very significant aspect is vital to ensure that you do not miss out on the all important photo opportunity.

Therefore as I keep harping always carry an extra battery with you. It will save a lot of problems for you. Here are a few tips to keep your camera powered all the time:

1. When travelling always carry your charger and spare battery. Double check it because I have many times inadvertently left back one of them and have been in many difficult situations.

2. Each night take out the battery from your camera and put it on charge. Replace this battery with your fully charged spare battery. Repeat this procedure everyday and your camera will never run of juice. If you have a particularly demanding day, then the extra battery will be very handy. But remember to charge both batteries once you are back in your room.

3. Make the best use of car chargers. Most camera chargers have adapters which can be fitted into the cigarette lighter socket in cars. Make the best use of this feature. This feature will come in handy when you are on an extended road trips and hikes in the forests. It is possible that you carry a lot of batteries to last the entire trip, but then it will be awfully expensive and you will need to carry lots of batteries. Therefore using the cigarette charger is a useful option in these cases. So effectively you are charging your batteries while driving rather than in the night while sleeping.

4. However in the unlikely situation that your charger does not have an adapter to fit your car, then you can buy those bulky AC to DC invertors. These are heavy but can be useful.

5. And finally where you do not have access to your car as well like a long trekking trip or hike, then there is the sun to charge up your batteries. You will find solar chargers which are portable and will charge up your batteries in about six hours. However these solar chargers are quite costly and can set you back by around $400.