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Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V)

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Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V)

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  • Includes Spotlight & Red Light
  • Includes Car Lighter Port
  • Includes Car Booster Terminals

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A versatile instrument, the Power Tank doubles as an emergency illuminator or as a power supply for telescope computers, electronic focusers, or other devices which employ a standard cigarette lighter socket.

800,000 Candlepower spotlight (only for navigating to/from observing location, far too bright to retain night-adapted pupil dilation)
Incorporated circuit breaker
Booster terminals (for using with car battery booster cables)
7 Amp hour
Cigarette lighter adapter included
110V/220V Switchable AC adapter included for recharging internal battery
Weight 7.0 lb (3.2 kg, apprx)
Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V)
  • 110V/220V Switchable Universal AC Adapter
  • Cigarette Lighter Adapter
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    CelestronPower Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V)
     
    4.9

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (20)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Widely compatible adapter (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (20)
      • Astrophotography (10)
      • Travel (8)
      • Terrestrial viewing (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (18)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (17)

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      5.0

      Must have addition to your gear!

      By Dan

      from NYC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography
        • Terrestrial Viewing

        Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

        Powerful, multi-purposed and compact! This power source will drive your computerized scope with reliable power for hours. The unit has two cigarette lighter power ports that are protected by covers until needed, and permit you to power a second smaller scope or accessory while you're out at night. Love the USB ports to charge your phone/tablet. Great product!

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        5.0

        Must have for any motorized mount!

        By Paul Gates

        from Hattiesburg, MS

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction
        • Widely Compatible Adapter

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy
          • Astrophotography
          • Travel

          Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

          Powers my Celestron Nexstar 8SE for hours and hours. Charges quickly. If you plan to take your scope out into the field, it's the only way to power your scope. Buy it!!!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Must for outdoor sky watchers

          By Abutalib

          from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

          Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

          This product is a must for anyone using his or she's telescope outside home or in a remote location.
          full of versatile options. i used it so far for two continues hours as i bought it new few days ago. The light ( need charging didn't light up )
          that's a very good star . i used it for my Meade LS8 .
          It's torch light is so handy and powerful to light up the dark night while walking to your location or even during emergency .
          Two USB ports ready to charge any compatible device plus two cigarette lighter input plugs .
          Compact power tank. easy to operate . it's plastic appears well made unlike some other unbranded mobile power supply.
          very useful.

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          5.0

          The perfect companion

          By John F

          from Gold Coast Australia

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy

            Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

            The most needed accessory

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            • No

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            5.0

            Power on the go

            By Scott

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lots Of Power
            • Widely Compatible Adapter

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Storm Shelter Light Pwr

              Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

              Used to power our Celestron 8SE telescope. It has enough power for 2-3 full nights of viewing without a recharge. I love the USB connectors. We will use it in our storm shelter this Fall and next spring for keeping our mobile devices charged when we loose power.

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              • No

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              5.0

              It works - better than buying batteries

              By Kelley

              from Minneapolis, MN

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Widely Compatible Adapter

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy
                • Astrophotography
                • Terrestrial Viewing
                • Travel

                Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                I'm not a power user (excuse the pun) but this bargain of a power supply is working well for me.
                I like that I can use this to charge USB devices, see in the dark, signal for help, power my telescope and jump start my car if I need it.
                I've read that you can power a NexStar SE telescope mount for about 7 hours with this thing. I don't know about that since I haven't done an all night star gazing, but I'm sure it's plenty of power for what I enjoy doing.
                The directions said to charge it overnight before the first use but it was already fully charged. I also read not to overcharge it so I just started using it. So far, so good.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Accessory for GoTo Telescopes

                By Mikecrad29

                from Bowie, MD

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Astrophotography
                  • Terrestrial Viewing

                  Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                  Provides plenty of power to my Celestron CPC 800 computerized "GoTo" telescope. Has 2 DC power outlets, a powerful LED spotlight, built-in flashlight with red lens cover, carrying handle and shoulder strap, and can even be used to assist start a vehicle (but not when battery is completely dead).

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                  5.0

                  Now I can take my telescope anywhere

                  By Bobbie

                  from Coloma, Ca

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                  Now I can take my telescope anywhere with this portable rechargeable power supply. It's also helpful with the accessories for emergencies with it's flash light for any roadside emergencies. According the product description: the company specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind! That makes my viewings easier as an amaetuer astronomer!

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                  5.0

                  Money saver!

                  By Steve

                  from Pennsburg, Pa

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great For Backup Power

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy

                    Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                    The power tank has worked reliably and eliminated the need for replacing batteries for the telescope and accessories. I can get two or three nights out of it before recharging. The other nifty feature is that one can jump an automobile if need be! All in all a great tool for a telescope power supply. The RED flashlight is handy, although a bit bright. Used the powertank to charge our cell phones when power was lost in the house The charge holds up well and I have found it to be trouble free.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very good product

                    By I Mow

                    from Western Wisconsin

                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Astronomy

                      Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                      I use it as a bettery for my Celestron 5se. It's just what I need. I just received it and have used it twice. So far, so good. Everything works great so far.

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                      5.0

                      All the difference in the world

                      By annmartina

                      from MN

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                        We were having problems with our Celestron NexStar telescope. We wondered if the problem was inadequate power. We ordered this power tank. The tank works great and it fixed the problems we were having with the telescope.

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                        5.0

                        Well designed and well built

                        By Vic

                        from Saratoga County New York

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Astronomy
                          • Yachting

                          Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                          This power supply does just what it says. It very well built, and seems to have been properly designed, which I cannot say aboyt all products.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect Compact Power

                          By The Gazelle

                          from Charlotte, NC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Astronomy
                            • Astrophotography

                            Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                            I bought this product to power my telescope in the field. It works great, simple to charge, simple to operate and glad i didn't go bigger.
                            I have not found a down-side to it.

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                            5.0

                            Must have!

                            By SP

                            from Victoria, Australia

                            About Me Professional Guide

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astronomy
                              • Astrophotography
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                              This is a must have for computerized telescopes. Without this running my 6SE would have been very costly, as it requires 8 AA batteries. They have to be alkaline (@ 1.5v each), rechargeable batteries (@ 1.2v each) are not powerful enough (total 12v required for 6SE). I use AA even when I am using this power tank. If for any reason the power tank gets disconnected I do not lose any of my settings or sky-alignment. The scope only uses batteries when power tank is not connected.I did find the charging lights on this to be very misleading. Fully charged light comes on within two hours of charging, whereas charging can take up to 15 hours. However, I let it charge for 15 hours despite the misleading lights and in operation there have been no issues. I get many hours of viewing on a single charge.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Works well

                              By SAL

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Widely Compatible Adapter

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Astronomy
                                • Astrophotography

                                Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                                Powers my NexStar 6se very well. It has multiple outlets, so other devices can be operated or charged. And it's not too heavy.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Nice package

                                By proinwv

                                from WV USA

                                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Astronomy

                                  Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                                  We just received this and will use this with our Celestron telescope. It is necessary for operation away from house power because operation with AA cells is not reliable for more than several hours use. This unit adds reliability and eliminates battery changing.

                                  The unit came with a defective adapter cord plug, but Celestron readily agreed to replace it.

                                  I would recommend this.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Gets the job done

                                  By ibmmt

                                  from Fremont, CA

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Astronomy
                                    • Astrophotography
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                                    Runs the Orion Sirius mount all night long.
                                    2 lights - one with LEDs and one with regular bulb, which has a red filter on a strap. Very convinient for camping also.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Portable Power and Light

                                    By Mike "The Astronomy Night Lecturer"

                                    from Viewpoint RV Resort, Mesa AZ

                                    About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Astronomy

                                      Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                                      I use the power tank as the power supply for my Meade 10" telescope. It is especially useful when I have a large crowd looking through the scope because I can position it under the tripod. When I run a power line from my car there is always the danger of someone tripping over it. The large light is useful at the end of the observing session when I generally scan the ground looking for stuff that I may have left behind. The Power Tank is a handsome, solid, and well thought out product.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great power source for 12 volt equipment

                                      By Cosio

                                      from Miami, Fl.

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Astronomy
                                        • Astrophotography
                                        • Terrestrial Viewing
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                                        This is a versatile and very inexpensive power tank. I was able to use it out of the box with only a few hours charge and it worked well for about 6 hours of stargazing and never lost charge. Absolutely a must have for anyone who does astrophotography.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Would buy again.

                                        By LX90

                                        from Wisconsin

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Astronomy

                                          Comments about Celestron Power Tank (12-Volt, 7-Amp Power Supply, 110/220V):

                                          Used with a Meade LX90 - light is very bright and seems like a solid power source.

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