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AA Lithium Batteries in Thailand? Do they exist?

Posted by mille716 on 1/7/2008 at 19:42

I'm in Koh Tao right now and the batteries for my digital camara have died about three days ago. So far I've bought three different packs of batteries, none of which can power my camara long enough to take a picture. I've only bought lithium batteries for it in the States since I thought they would just last longer, not because I knew they were required. The only lithium batteries I've come across so far are the short fat ones for some digital camaras.

Am I going to have to wait till I get back to Bangkok before I can use my camara again? Heck, can you even get AA lithium batteries in Bangkok. I'd like to not buy a whole new digital camara if I can get around it. My bungalow is right on the beach and two beautiful sunsets have passed with no record so far...

#1 mille716 has been a member since 11/2/2008. Posts: 2

Posted by sirhalberd on 21/8/2008 at 10:46

My camera came with lithium batteries and that is what the instruction booklet recommends - but I use the cheap alkaline batteries. The alkaline batteries in my camera don't last as long as the lithium batteries but they are one third the price. So, even when I have to throw the batteries out in less time than the lithium batteries in the end I get more shots at a cheaper price.

AA batteries are a pretty common size, I am surprised that the batteries you install don't work at all. I don't mean this as an insult but double check that you have the batteries inserted right, I think alkaline batteries would work in your camera but of course not as long as the lithium batteries.

Ask your hotel desk clerk if they know where to buy lithium batteries or where the nearest photo supply place is.

Good luck.

#2 sirhalberd has been a member since 30/12/2007. Posts: 295

Posted by UCSBrown on 4/12/2009 at 13:50


This question wasn't fully answered so I hope someone can help. Are lithium batteries readily available in Thailand? If so, what is the cost?


#3 UCSBrown has been a member since 28/11/2009. Posts: 24

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