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Thomas Ashcraft
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CG-5 GT power suppy question new
      #3586146 - 01/26/10 10:48 PM

Question:

I just acquired a new Celestron CG-5 GT mount. It comes with a cigarette lighter plug for car battery operation.

I have a "Vector START-IT Elite Jump-Start System. Vector VEC012C 12 Volt DC Power Supply. 450 AMP Instant" with a place on it to plug in a cigarette lighter type plug.

Is this an appropriate power source for the Celestron mount?

I must admit that I am a little paranoid about polarity issues. Can I trust polarity matches from the cigarette lighter port to the Celestron mount?

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Thomas


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dandabson
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Reged: 10/15/08

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Re: CG-5 GT power suppy question new [Re: Thomas Ashcraft]
      #3586175 - 01/26/10 11:05 PM

Yep, that should work quite nicely.

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RTLR 12
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Reged: 12/04/08

Loc: The Great Pacific NorthWest
Re: CG-5 GT power suppy question [Re: dandabson]
      #3586678 - 01/27/10 09:10 AM

My Vector 450 lasted me for 34 months. I work for an automotive dealer and this pack was used by me, the new car dept.,the used car dept. and anyone else who needed it! Some days it got quite a workout. I observe at home 3 to 4 times a week and go away to dark sites 2 to 3 week ends a month. This pack served me well and I just replaced the battery in it about 2 weeks ago. I upgraded the battery to a higher AH and a deepcycle type. It performs even better than before and I expect to have it for a long long time.

Stan


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