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Maybe the wrong place

Post by denababy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:02 am

Hi all, I’m not sure this is the right place, please forgive me. My poor old legs just will not stand lifting and carrying the battery I have which is an 84ah leisure deep recycle type, what I am looking for is maybe a lithium battery (much lighter) but which one? I need to connect my Quark, so it must have a USB port as well as a cigarette type connection for my scope. Can anyone advise please.

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Post by christian viladrich » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:19 pm

Hi,
If you need a battery only for the Quark and your mount, check out the lithium polymer batteries for smarphone. Just an example amount many others :

https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/pr ... ilver.html
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Post by marktownley » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:22 pm

I bought one of these https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B ... UTF8&psc=1 powers my mount, laptop and quark...
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Post by TheSkyBurner » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:13 pm

Celestron makes a really good one! I was just looking at it. They are called elements thermocharge . You may need to use a voltage booster depending on your device, but those are less than $10.

Voltage inverters are super common for flashlights and simple to adapt to anything that requir s power.

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Post by Bruce G » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:50 pm

There are also those quick car jump power sources that hold enough juice to jump start a car. Way more than needed for a Quark, but if you're driving a tracking mount, a camera with cooler, a computer and perhaps a convenience item here or there, they'll cover all that and more. Small and light, they hold about 10-15 amp-hours, and cost around 50 bucks

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Post by denababy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:45 pm

This is fantastic and has given me plenty to investigate and think about. Thank you all.

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Post by denababy » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:34 pm

Mark I think I will buy the battery you suggest but I would like to know if I need any other cables than those that come with the battery. My scopes that I will power are an eq3-2 and an AVX as well as my Quark. Can you advise me please?

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Post by marktownley » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:31 pm

Sorry, been busy at work, not been on here much. I bought this cable for my EQ6 https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B ... UTF8&psc=1
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