Being in the UK means different electrical outlets, and though Thomas and I brought over a power bar from Canada so that when we plugged a converter in the wall we could use the US power bar to supply our many US outlet based electronics, when we plugged that converter in on the second or third day being here, it promptly exploded and died.
So we bought a charger for my laptop and made sure Thomas’ laptop charger would do fine plugged in directly into the converter and that into the wall. Everything was running smoothly from then on, especially since most of our electronics (phones, tablet, point-and-shoot cameras…), charge with a USB drive, and of course those can be plugged into a laptop or a UK power bar directly. Like I said, everything was fine, until I realized I still had one more item that needed to be charged with a US outlet – my Canon 5D MK II battery. Yeah, not good.
I tried to be frugal with what little battery juice I did have (of course I didn’t clue into the fact that there might be a problem until the low battery signal started blinking), but when Thomas started snuggling Avery before bed a couple nights ago, and he was this stinkin’ cute… Well who could resist a picture… or five?
Lit by the light of my phone screen. Not ideal, but it (sorta) did the job.
Now that the purchased UK charger for my 5D mark II battery has arrived, all is well, and I no longer need to worry that the stream of adorable cat pictures will have to abruptly cut off.