Electical Adapters - Botswana / Zim

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May 8th, 2004, 04:57 PM
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Electical Adapters - Botswana / Zim

Does anyone recall what type of electical plugs are in the Wilderness Safari Botswana camps? The large round 2 post, small round 2 post, or 3 large flat posts?
We are going to Duma Tau, Savute, Vumbura, Chitabe. Also staying in Zim.
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May 9th, 2004, 04:17 AM
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I don't recall which we used, but I hope you're not asking this to run a hairblower - the power at these places isn't strong enough to support such appliances.

However, one can recharge batteries or video cameras, but not for appliances.
 
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May 9th, 2004, 05:26 AM
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We need to charge batteries.
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May 10th, 2004, 10:51 AM
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I too am interested in the answer to this question - we will have batteries that need to be charged and I want to make sure I take the correct ones with me.
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May 10th, 2004, 11:48 AM
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JackieSun - Email the tour operator, tell them what you want to know and why - they should have the correct current information. But the plugs are so small, I always take all of mine - they don't weigh but a few ounces.
 
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May 10th, 2004, 12:06 PM
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JackieSun
Try this website. It has lots of info as well as pics of what adapters/plugs you should need in any country for recharging batteries etc. including all countries in Africa

www.walkabouttravelgear.com

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May 10th, 2004, 12:18 PM
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Jackie:

A good source for info on power (as well as phone plugs, cellular coverage, TV types) is at - http://kropla.com/electric2.htm

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May 10th, 2004, 06:23 PM
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eenusa - you will need a transformer as well as the adapters. The transformer steps down the current from 220 to 110. If you just take an adapter, you can short out your appliances.
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May 11th, 2004, 04:41 AM
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Thanks JackieSun.
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May 14th, 2004, 11:08 AM
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Just a bit more info - I just checked and our battery chargers all show the input at 100-240V / 50/60Hz. If I am reading the info on the Magellan website re: electrical outlets/adapters accurately, then I would not need a transformer. Is this correct?

JackieSun - by the way, we're also staying at Duma Tau, as well as Chitabe Trails and Xigera. Our tour operator has suggested we take H, C, and D adapters to cover the countries we will be in (S/Africa, Botswana, Zambia). This doesn't quite jive with the website that was referenced above, but seems to do so with Magellan's website.
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May 21st, 2004, 07:31 PM
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We had to buy a big 3-round prong SA adapter in Capetown into which we could plug our smaller European 3 prong adapter which our re-charger could then be plugged into. Some of the places we stayed around Capetown had adapters you could use with standard european adapters.
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May 27th, 2004, 06:46 PM
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We needed 2 different adapters in Botswana. We needed the large flat 3 prong adapter (like in the UK) (-_-)
and the large two round prong (..)

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