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#1 humma kavula

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 01:12 PM

I found this little guy on clearance at walmart today for $15.00 they sell for about $60 on amazon. I'm no electrical guru but I'm guessing it should provide enough juice to power my 5se mount. Can someone help me confirm if this will work for my telescope? Thanks in advance.

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#2 Achernar

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 01:44 PM

I suggest going to a battery supply center and buying a 35 Amp/hr AGM battery instead. That way you can power a dew heater and the telescope without repeatedly discharging the power pack's battery too much, which will destroy it.

 

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 01:44 PM

Even at $58 it's a good buy. At $15 I'm wondering if it's too good to be true. I power my 6SE with a 16,500 mA-hr for a full night so it's plenty of juice. I'd rush and get one before they sell out. 



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Posted 17 April 2021 - 01:45 PM

I would splurge and get this Talentcell Rechargeable 6000mAh Li-Ion Battery Pack and Velcro. It is so much nicer not having to worry about cord wrap. You can Velcro it on the part that rotates so the cable never gets wrapped up.

 

The Talentcell comes with the cable you need but this cable might be less messy.

Valley Enterprises 1 Foot Male to Male 2.1mm x 5.5mm Plug DC Power Adapter Cable 18GA

 

The battery you linked to will definitely work once you find the right cable.



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Posted 17 April 2021 - 01:47 PM

If you can get that for $15.00, - I suggest you do so.  It has 12V output, so It should do your setup fine.



#6 humma kavula

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 01:49 PM

I've been reading reviews about it and so far all seems positive. Also there are plenty of YouTube videos and people seem to be impressed. I purchased the last o e that was left on the clearance isle. Even if it doesnt work for my telescope at least it can work for something else.

I'm gonna test it out with my telescope shortly. I'm waiting on ac adapter coming in the mail in a few.

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 02:59 PM

I'm sure that item will power most mounts for many hours.  But do take those inflated amp-hour (or milli-amp-hour) ratings with a grain of salt:  they are summing up the individual cells for that number rather than giving the real value of the overall battery pack.

 

So, for a battery pack that has, say six cells inside, they might claim "32amp-hours", when in fact the battery capacity is 1/6th of that number.

 

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#8 humma kavula

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 03:02 PM

Thanks mlord and to everyone here. Always helpful. I will report back soon after testing it out this evening. Fingers crossed.

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 07:13 PM

That thing has inside 18 batteries each 4V and 2500mAh.

Their math (and misleading advertisement) is 18 x 2500 = 45000 mAh. But that is the amperage at 4V, not at 12V.

The batteries inside are wired 3s6p (3 in series, 6 in parallel) to provide 12V, so you will have 25000mAh x 6 = 15000mAh available at 12V.

So, it is still very good, 12V 15Ah is a lot of juice, it will power your mount fine and for that price you can't go wrong. 


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#10 humma kavula

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 07:15 PM

I tested it. It works awesome.


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