Posted By Phillip Ostroff
I'm looking around for a cheapish ($80-$100) power source for my LX200 Classic. I bought a power supply from Scopestuff, it's a 12volt 7AH battery, lasts about 3 hrs right now. With the Messier Marathon approaching, I'm looking for more power, Capt'n! I've been looking at something like a 12 volt 17AH system which I figure could last around six hours or so. Something like a powertank or these battery pack/charger systems you see at Walmart.
Anyone had experience with any of these? Can someone suggest battery life in the field for any of them on an LX200 classic?
If I could afford a Kendrick I wouldn't be asking. And a local astronomer suggested building my own, but my financial resources are strained.
Thanks in advance,