DetailsPower your scope anywhere with this 12-volt, 26AH gel cell battery. Comes complete with charger.
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SKU TK-PSS0002 Manufacturer Takahashi Warranty 5 Year Warranty
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Product QuestionsOvernight star party and power needed for AC powered CGEM mount, Starlight camera and Win8 laptop. Will the Takahashi 12V/26AH Gel Cell Battery Item # TK-PSS0002 do the job? Any special cables or adapters needed? Also have cigarette cable for the mount.Question by: Alr10 on Mar 23, 2014 5:07:57 AMThis battery has positive and negative end terminals like a golf cart or motorcycle battery. You will need to use an inverter with alligator clips to attach to the metal terminals and will then plug in with an AC powerstrip.
26AH is not a lot of power for a mount, CCD camera, and laptop. The camera uses 1.25 amps, the mount will use between 0.7 and 3.5 amps depending on tracking and slewing speeds and the laptop will use around 4-7 amps at 12v, meaning that with the extra loss of converting voltage with the inverter you might only have around 2-3 hours or so before the low voltage indicator on the inverter goes off. Typically, a 60-120AH auto or marine gel cell is recommended for this. This battery was intended to just run a telescope mount.Answer by: Chris (Admin) on Mar 24, 2014 6:34:27 AM
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