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#1 hmrphoto

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 09:47 PM

I am looking into a battery for traveling with my setup. I bought a 330 W RockPals. It could not power the mount, ASIair, dew heater, cameras for more than two hours. I'm now considering a 500W Jackery. Does anyone have experience with a 500W equivalent battery powering a travel system overnight? 



#2 Jim Waters

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Posted 04 May 2021 - 09:57 PM

I use a 12V Deep Cycle Marine battery.


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Posted 04 May 2021 - 10:43 PM

I power my Cem40, Asiair Pro, Asi2600, Asi AEF. No dew heaters though. I use a Bibene LifeP04 614wh power station. I’ve tested it for power consumption at 12v and got 560 wh out of it. It runs my set up all night and I have about 50% left at nights end. It’s available on Amazon for $425 with their coupon. What ever one you get make sure the 12v supply is regulated as some of these aren’t and the voltage drops very quickly.  Don’t think the Rockpals is regulated. A power station with a LifeP04 battery doesn’t need to be regulated as it supplies 12.5 volts till around 5%.


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