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Celestron 12V 17Ah PowerTank DC Power Supply

SKU : CE-18777

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  • 17 amp hour.
  • 2 x 12V DC output car jack socket.
  • DC 3, 6, 9V output jacks.
  • Built-in AM/FM Radio and Siren.
  • Removable red filtered flashlight with magnetic back.
  • Energy-efficient LED spotlight.
  • Handy jump-start system - 250 cranking AMPS (5 sec.).
  • Built-in circuit breaker for safety.
  • Switchable 110v-220v AC adapter.
  • AVAILABLE IN MID-APRIL

 

Product Details

  • The Celestron 12V 17Ah PowerTankkeeps your equipment powered up during those long observing sessions in remote locations. Its multifunctions make it a basic need as an emergency power source.

    The 17Ah PowerTank includes a built-in AM-FM radio (just in case you get lonely on a long observing run), as well as built-in jumper cables. There is also a built-in circuit breaker in the unit and separate on-off switches for the battery and flashlights. 

    Special Features of the 17AH PowerTank

     

    • Built-in handle for easier moving around.
    • Its compact size makes it highly portable!
    • Two 12V output cigarette lighter ports. Its built-in cover keeps dirt and moisture out when the port is not in use.
    • Three 5 mm pin-jack outlets for operating accessories (1 amp max), which includes, a 3V, a 6V, and a 9V.
    • A built-in flashlight with a red filter cap. It will come in handy during after-dark set-ups!

     


    Since this battery is rechargeable, Celestron has also included a 110V AC recharger. A DC power cord is included, meant exclusively for Celestron telescopes. If you plan to use this power source on a Meade scope, you will still need a #607 (or equivalent) DC power cord.

    Celestron Product Number: 18777 

     

  • specifications

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    Warranty2 Year Warranty
  • included items

    • 17 amp hour.
    • 2 x 12V DC output car jack socket.
    • DC 3, 6, 9V output jacks.
    • Built-in AM/FM Radio and Siren.
    • Removable red filtered flashlight with magnetic back.
    • Energy-efficient LED spotlight.
    • Handy jump-start system - 250 cranking AMPS (5 sec.).
    • Built-in circuit breaker for safety.
    • Switchable 110v-220v AC adapter.
    • AVAILABLE IN MID-APRIL

     

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    MW
    03/18/2019
    Milton W.
    United States
    The power cord cable supplied

    The power cord cable supplied by the Celestron Power Tank 17 from OPT did not fit the into to Power Tank 17. I had to use the power plug suppled form Celestron with my 925 Celestron scope.

    LG
    10/08/2018
    Larry G.
    United States
    PERFECT FOR THE CPC 800

    Works far better than expected, highly recommend this product purchased from OPT.

    C
    06/18/2015
    CM
    Works great

    I've had this battery for eight years now with no problems. It does run down when not in use but I've had no problems with recharging even after months of storage (at room temperature). The battery is not meant to be left plugged in when not in use (as described by another reviewer). According the manual it is dangerous to do so. The battery will last much longer by following the tips in the manual. But it does sound like Celestron's quality control is inconsistent at best.

    KB
    09/24/2013
    Kim B.
    A good value considering the cost

    I have now owned the Celestron 12V 17AH power tank for 2.5 years. During the 2.5 years I have kept it plugged into the wall charger whenever it is not in use. It has never failed me during observing and easily powers my Edge HD 11" /CGEM DX and either my Dew Removers or my camera. The main LED spotlight is very bright and the red light is very useful. The radio does not work very well as there is no antenna. I have used it to jump start my car so this function may be helpful if your car battery dies. At 2.5 years the battery did start to fail but this was expected. I was able to easily replace the battery for about $45.

    L
    06/15/2013
    Leonard
    Poor quality and bad design

    After a month the unit failed to recharge. I opened the case and found the soldering job on the circuit board was so sloppy that beads of solder were shorting out the circuit. After scraping away some of the excess solder the unit recharged and was usable for a few months more. But now something else has shorted out and the unit is now a door stop. During the few months the unit mostly worked it was not a joy to use. There are far, far too many gadgets on what should be simply a battery with a charger, and unfortunately absolutely none of the gadgets work better than very poorly.

    J
    05/11/2013
    JON
    Disgruntled owner

    I did buy this from this from another store but I bought my telescope here. Tried it once and it would not take another charge. I'm new to this activity but when I waste a hundred forty five dollars, including shipping, I do get upset. My next attempt will be to use a 110 Ah Gel Cell connected to a Solor charger.