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HELP! Where can I get a lithium-ion camera battery in Chiang Mai?

Posted by Lornie on 8/3/2009 at 16:41

I arrived in Chiang Mai this morning and I stupidly left my camera battery in Bangkok! I need to get a rechargable battery for a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 camera. Any ideas? I visited every camera/electronic shop in Plaza Airport shopping centre in Chiang Mai but nobody had a compatible battery. Any ideas much appreciated. I didn't bring a spare with me so I can't take any photos of my trip!!!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 9/3/2009 at 07:57 admin

I'd try Panthip Plaza on Changklan Rd - It's the Chiang Mai version of the bigger electronics mall in Bangkok.

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Posted by neosho on 9/3/2009 at 10:17

You may also find that if you bought the camera outside Thailand then the battery is geared to your particular country and then would not have a market to sell them in Thailand. I looked for a spare battery for mine in China. The battery said "made in China". After a futile search in dawned on me that the battery was made for the electrical system in America so would not likely be availabe in China. I do wish you luck though.

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Posted by Lornie on 9/3/2009 at 14:20

I didn't realise how difficult it would be to find a battery for my camera! I think you are right neosho, there just isn't the market here for them because I have tried in so many shops here. But I finally found a battery in Big Camera Shop in Panthip Plaza, thank goodness! Thanks Stuart. Travelfish saves the day again!

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