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Ran out of the type of batteries you need on the trail? Helpful tips & intro to the Battery Adapter


Michael aka Mac
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Michael aka Mac

Our phones, GPS, flashlights, headlamps, radios, MP3 players, Mattress air pumps, LED lanterns, etc.  all have one thing in common, they use batteries.  One of the most annoying parts of camping is when one of your key pieces of gear runs out of batteries and your trip to the local store you discover they are out of the battery type you need.

Many people are not aware that in situations like these, there are innovations out there they can temporarily fix this problem.

AA batteries: Your device is dead and the store is out of AA batteries  so what now?  AAA batteries can be converted to AA size batteries by using a AAA to AA adapter. The AAA battery fits into the AA adapter and now can be inserted into the device as if it was a AA battery. Having this battery adapter allows you to have 2 different battery types for your device and not just one.

A 9 volt battery has inside of it 9   1.5 V batteries that can also be used in this situation. Using a peice of aluminum foil can make up the difference between the size and used as an electrical contact

C batteries:  Just like the AAA to AA adapter  there is a AA to C size and AAA to C battery adapter.

D batteries:  And last you have the D size battery adapters that are AAA to D, AA to D, & C size battery to D

All of these battery adapters are available online at places like Amazon.com

For those that have built in rechargeable batteries,  when those lose its' ability to recharge they can be replaced and professionally hardwired back into your unit so just cause the battery is dead, it does not mean your device needs to be thrown out.  This also applies to all tablets.

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On 1/20/2022 at 12:10 PM, Michael aka Mac said:

A 9 volt battery has inside of it 9   1.5 V batteries

correction that should read  "A 9 volt battery has inside of it 6   1.5 V batteries...

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Another thing you could invest in is a POWER BANK  and in a Portable Solar Panel and Rechargeable Batteries and Charger.

A Power Bank is a rechargeable battery that can power or charge your electronic gear. When used with a Portable Solar Panel, one can trickle charge their power bank. Adding rechargeable batteries and charger to this setup allows you to charge the batteries either using the Power Bank or the Solar Panel or both.

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