I intend to take this camera battery charger, for my Olympus E-P2, on a trip to Australia, NZ, and Samoa in September. I always travel with a backpack (with stowaway straps), so I try to save ounces wherever I can. The assemblage shown below weighs 8 ounces. Exactly half of that is in the power cord, so I propose to shorten it, from six feet to about four inches.

I don't have a soldering iron. I know, I know, hard to believe. I went to the sole surviving TV repairman in Tempe and asked him to do the job. "Oh, we don't do that sort of thing," he said.

I don't need a soldering iron, except for this job. Do you suppose I can make do with some crimps?