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Looking for old post: DIY battery box with volt/amp display

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#1 Seaquel47

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:30 PM

Several months ago I ran across a post with detailed instructions for putting together a power box with multiple dc output jacks and a voltage/amperage display.  I thought I had saved it but now I can't find it.  The one I remember used an orange box and had Amazon links to the various parts.  Does anyone know where it is?

 

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:54 PM

This one? https://www.cloudyni...p-entire-night/

 

Google battery box:cloudynights.com lots of hits!

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 06:58 PM

Here is one I posted last year.

 

https://www.cloudyni...tery-box-build/


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:03 PM

Seaquel47,

 

   How about this one?

 

https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/630019-24-amp-hour-battery-box-build/

 

   I used some tips from it to build my own.

 

 

John

 

PS: ACK! The builder beat me to it...


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#5 Seaquel47

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:04 PM

So far these are not the one I recall but they are all great input for what I want to do.  Thanks!



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:11 PM

Bare bones. $20

https://www.amazon.c...r/dp/B07T8GN61Z

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:31 PM

I think those blue lights on the meter might be bothersome in the dark, using a telescope.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 08:38 PM

I almost ordered this the other day but decided to get a red led display instead.  Thanks for the thought.



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Posted 12 December 2019 - 11:47 PM

  with multiple dc output jacks and a voltage/amperage display.

Take a look at Powerpole connectors. Very reliable, and easy to put together yourself if you can tell red from black.  One of these on top of your box gives you plenty of outlets. IMHO a "rigrunner" is overkill. 

 

Red is a good color for the display.  I got this and had to tape a cardboard flap over it. BTW there are much versions of this on Amazon that have a different brand name.
 


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