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

B&H # CEPT Mfr # 18774
You Pay: $54.95
Product Highlights
  • Includes Spotlight & Red Light
  • Includes Car Lighter Port
  • Includes Car Booster Terminals

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 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Widely compatible adapter (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy (15)
      • Astrophotography (7)
      • Travel (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (14)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

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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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          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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                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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                    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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                      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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                        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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                          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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                              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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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                No more power concerns

                                By Angelo

                                from South Africa

                                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):

                                  Since i charged up my scope, i use it 4 times for approximately 3 hours each, and the scope still runs smoothly. With rechargable battery i get 3hrs smooth running before battery starts dying on me. Besides eyepieces best accessory for your scope.
                                  I like that it not only power but have all the other features that are quite useful, flashlights etc.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent power source

                                  By davehilltop

                                  from Bangor, Pa

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Astronomy
                                  • Travel

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

                                  Easy to use, charges quickly, powers my scope for many evenings of use before it needs a re-charge.

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