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Skywatcher 17 Amp Power Tank

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:14 pm
by taffy
Hi' I am thinking of getting a Skywatcher 17 Amp Power Tank to run my NEQ6 mount with a 8'' reflector with.Do anyone use one of these Power Tank and what do you think about them Thanks.Mark

Re: Skywatcher 17 Amp Power Tank

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:12 pm
by GanymedRN
Hi Mark,

A pure 12V battery will give you much better price/performance.
I am not a fan of Powertanks as they are usually overpriced and are not giving more than a plain battery.

I built my own power box with LiFePo batteries which give me 50Ah@12V with low weight.
A bit expensive but was worth it for my mobile setup due to lower size and much lower weight.
I can run mount, cameras with cooling, notebook, dewbands and all the smaller stuff over several nights without recharging.
A discharged box can be fully charged in 5h.

Re: Skywatcher 17 Amp Power Tank

PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:14 pm
by taffy
Thanks Roger' for your help and advice on a Power pack.Mark