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Running AstroEQ from a 12 volt deep cycle battery
« on: June 23, 2017, 11:46:37 »

Hi all.

Are there any points that I need to be aware of if I run my AstroEQ from a 12 volt deep cycle battery? The battery is 20 amp hours.

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Re: Running AstroEQ from a 12 volt deep cycle battery
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 13:26:49 »

Hi,

Nothing special to note. Just make sure the connector is wired up centre positive. Running from a battery shouldn't cause the AstroeEQ any problems.

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Re: Running AstroEQ from a 12 volt deep cycle battery
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 17:20:48 »

Hi Tom.

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Do you recommend that I fuse the positive leg, if so what size fuse would you recommend?

The AstroEQ is working fine, just need some clear nights to do the setup.

Has been constant cloud here in Germany and no clear nights forecast for sometime yet.



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Re: Running AstroEQ from a 12 volt deep cycle battery
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 17:26:51 »

A fuse is always a good idea.

I'd say something like a 3A fuse would suffice. This should be sufficient to not be blown by the motors, and low enough to protect the wiring from melting in the unlikely event of something catastrophic.

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Re: Running AstroEQ from a 12 volt deep cycle battery
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 18:14:21 »

Thanks for the advice Tom.

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