Back to Home

Meade Forum Message

Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education
Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
RSS Button

Home | Discussion Forums | Meade Equipment Discussion | Post
Login

Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...
The Space and Astronomy Agora
Re. "C" Cells

Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response To
Posted by Glenn Mitchell on October 15, 2002 02:21:02 UTC

I bought my jump start battery at Sam's Club. It comes with 2 lighter sockets.

I used NiMH cells a couple times. They just don't last, even without much slewing. After an hour or two, the AutoStar II gets flakey because of low voltage.

You should not run the scope and any other accessories off the same battery, even the jumpstart batteries. Same with a CCD camera or autoguider. They need a separate supply.

The LX200GPS is voltage sensitive. My SBIG STV is even more sensitive.

If you run multiple devices, you can get some weird effects with the AutoStar II, etc. Especially after a couple hours of use.

Mitch

Glenn E. Mitchell II, Ph.D. (aka Mitch)
10" f/10 Meade LX-200 GPS (Big Blue) s/n 01088
Supercharged at ASO by Dr. Clay Sherrod, # 2314-2010
N 30 30' 49.2" / W 084 20' 13.8"

Follow Ups:

Login to Post
Additional Information
Google
 
Web www.astronomy.net
DayNightLine
About Astronomy Net | Advertise on Astronomy Net | Contact & Comments | Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise specified, web site content Copyright 1994-2021 John Huggins All Rights Reserved
Forum posts are Copyright their authors as specified in the heading above the post.
"dbHTML," "AstroGuide," "ASTRONOMY.NET" & "VA.NET"
are trademarks of John Huggins