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#1 luvthai2003

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 01:02 AM

Quick question. Does anybody know if one can buy a battery operated Coleman type lantern in Cambodia? Mine here is powered by 4-D batteries and lasts about 60 hours. It's a life saver for the rough Sierra Nevadas winters. Thanks.



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 01:31 AM

Quick question. Does anybody know if one can buy a battery operated Coleman type lantern in Cambodia? Mine here is powered by 4-D batteries and lasts about 60 hours. It's a life saver for the rough Sierra Nevadas winters. Thanks.

 

Doubt you will find that particular brand. But, there are TONs of battery operated lights and fans, available here.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 02:10 AM

Thanks, Paul.

I don't want to assume that things are going to be the same in Cambodia as what I was accustomed to in the Phils and Thailand.
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Posted 11 July 2017 - 03:31 PM

Is this the type you are looking for?

 

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Can be found in many electric goods shops $10 or less. Can be charged by mains or by the little solar panel on the top. By the Sun, and it does charge well. When I was in the countryside with no electricity it was vey valuable. :)  


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 09:06 PM

Thanks, Andy. Just something to deal with those wonderful Southeast Asia power cuts. I prefer battery as I don't know if I'll get enough direct sun each day. Either way....

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:15 AM

There are plenty of battery ones too available.


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:15 PM

all kinds of sizes, prices, models.  Most are rechargeable.   from about $8 up to around $40


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Posted 12 July 2017 - 12:57 PM

This is one reason why I ended up buying proper generators. Start it, disconnect the mains, connect the house circuits, and back to doing whatever I was doing before the power cut began. Then, just wait the typical one to two hours for the power to be restored, then disconnect the house from the generator, energize the mains breaker, let the genset run for a bit with no load on it, then shut it down. Again, go back to what I was doing before. 

 

I'm gettin' far too spoiled in my old age. Far too spoiled.

 

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 01:00 PM

​You can even buy wined up lanterns, if feeling energetic :)


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Posted 15 July 2017 - 11:39 AM

Are you winding me up Andy ??? ....hahaha ...


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