Anybody Try This For Energy?

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Anybody Try This For Energy?

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Post by Refractordude » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:14 pm

Thinking about buying a Stanley 1000/500 Amp 12v Jump Starter. Need it to run my portable hair dryer for occasional dew on my binoculars. What is your opinion on this starter and others that might be better at a lower cost?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/STANLEY-1000 ... 9/14560016
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Post by Shabadoo » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:05 am

That's what I use to power my GOTO throughout the night.
It's not a forever product. Say it last a year or 2. You're only out $60.
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Post by Refractordude » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:19 am

Shabadoo wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:05 am
That's what I use to power my GOTO throughout the night.
It's not a forever product. Say it last a year or 2. You're only out $60.
cool and thanks.
Telescopes: Meade LX70 120mm f/8 Refractor, Vixen 70mm f/12.9 Refractor, Tasco 49N 50mm Red Refractor
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Finders: GSO 8x50 Raci, Svbony Red Dot
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Post by Lady Fraktor » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:22 am

You should easily get a few years from it, my standard 17Ah batteries usually last 5-6 years before needing replacement.
Make sure you charge and store it properly and the Lithium battery should last you a long time.
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Post by pakarinen » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:49 pm

You might want to check Harbor Freight if you have one nearby.
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Post by GCoyote » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:58 pm

I have an older Black and Decker version. It also has a low wattage 120v outlet. It's at least ten years old and I've swapped out the SLA batter once for about $15-20 (don't remember exactly).

Another option is the lithium battery HALO series. They sell on TV all the time (QVC, etc.). Very compact and light weight.
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