Celestron PowerTank Lithium Pro Power Supply

BH #CEPTLPRO • MFR #18768
Celestron PowerTank Lithium Pro Power Supply
Key Features
  • Large 159Wh Capacity
  • Lithium Iron Phosphate Chemistry
  • Environment Friendly, No Toxic Metals
  • Dedicated Celestron Mount Power Port
Employing a more environmentally-friendly battery chemistry than previous iterations of the PowerTank line, Celestron's PowerTank Lithium Pro Power Supply gives you the power required to run your motorized Celestron mount with the added capability of charging small electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, and cameras.
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159 Wh

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Celestron 18768 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Battery
  • 3Power Outputs
  • 4Lights
  • 5Construction Details

Employing a more environmentally-friendly battery chemistry than previous iterations of the PowerTank line, Celestron's PowerTank Lithium Pro Power Supply gives you the power required to run your motorized Celestron mount with the added capability of charging small electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, and cameras.

Its Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery has an impressive capacity of 159Wh that will power most Celestron mounts for up to 17 continuous hours. Two USB ports are ideal for small electronics, while a more powerful car/vehicle port can power larger devices. An integrated white LED flashlight with two output settings gives you the illumination you need to get to your observation point and to help you during set-up. A separate red LED light allows you to perform tasks like swapping eyepieces or attaching filters without affecting your night-adjusted vision.

The PowerTank has a compact form factor at 8.75x6x4" and weighs in at 4.5 pounds. A strap is included so you can attach it to a tripod leg, but if you want to leave it on the ground it has an IP65-rating making it dustproof and water-resistant.

Battery

  • 159Wh capacity
  • Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry
  • Uses phosphates instead of environmentally hazardous elements like cobalt or lead, which are commonly found in other rechargeable batteries
  • Un-recharged shelf life of 10 years
  • Performance degrades at a much slower pace than other chemistries
  • Includes wall charger with assorted interchangeable international plugs

Power Outputs

USB ports:
  • One 5 VDC quick-charge port
  • One 5 VDC, 2100mA USB port
  • Use to charge small electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and cameras
Celestron telescope port:
  • One 12 VDC 5A power port designed to power Celestron mounts
  • Powers mounts for up to 17 hours
  • Includes a 6.5' power cable for Celestron mounts
Car/vehicle plug:
  • Standard plug for larger devices
  • 12 VDC 10A

Lights

  • White LED flashlight to navigate and for use during set-up
  • Red LED light to preserve night-adjusted vision while performing tasks during observation sessions
  • Each color has two brightness settings, Low and High

Construction Details

  • LED charging and charge-status indicators
  • Compact 8.75x6x4" form factor
  • IP65-rated, dustproof and water-resistant against driving rain
  • Includes strap to connect to a telescope tripod leg
  • Integrated carrying handle
  • Weight: 4.5 pounds
UPC: 050234187688

Celestron 18768 Specs

Battery ChemistryLithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4)
Capacity158.74 Wh
Charge Time6 h
Inputs1 x 16 VDC, 2 A charging port
Outputs1 x USB port, 5 VDC quick-charge
1 x USB port, 5 VDC 2.1 A
1 x 12 VDC, 5 A Celestron telescope power port
1 x 12 VDC, 10 A car/vehicle port
Light PanelWhite LED flashlight
Red LED flashlight
WeatherproofingIP65-rated, dustproof and weather-resistant
Dimensions8.75 x 6.0 x 4.0" / 22.2 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm
Weight4.5 lb / 2.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.195 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 10.05 x 4.55"
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I recently purchased this product. Can anyone who ...

I recently purchased this product. Can anyone who has one please confirm that the 4 red battery lights DO NOT blink when the power is flowing? The manual says the red lights should blink when the power is flowing but mine do not. (I also have the smaller power tank, the one with blue lights and they do blink in sequence when the power is flowing.) Thanks
Asked by: Simon
The 4 red battery lights in the PowerTank Lithium Pro do not blink in sequence when power is flowing. The PowerTank Lithium's 4 blue lights will blink in sequence when power is flowing. We are looking into revising the manual.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-09-08

Will this PowerBank handle low temperature ...

Will this PowerBank handle low temperature storage ok (Package sent from B&H, delivered to my door and I'm not at home) when outside temperature is close to 0 F on the nights?
Asked by: Tobias
The PowerTank Lithium Pro's operating temperature range is: -4°F - 140°F (-20°C - 60°C).
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2021-02-13

Can anyone with this item please confirm that the ...

Can anyone with this item please confirm that the 4 red battery lights DO NOT blink in sequence when the power is flowing? Mine do not blink,. but the manual says they should blink in sequence when the power is flowing out. I also have the smaller power tank, the next mosdel down, and the blue lights on that do blink when powering something. Thanks
Asked by: Simon
The 4 red battery lights in the PowerTank Lithium Pro do not blink in sequence when power is flowing. The PowerTank Lithium's 4 blue lights will blink in sequence when power is flowing. We are looking into revising the manual.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2020-09-08

Anyone have try this PowerTank Lithium Pro output ...

Anyone have try this PowerTank Lithium Pro output for the mount, dew heater tape x2 and the CCD filter wheel running at the same time?
Asked by: Francis
Sorry no one has tested it in regards to your specifics
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-10-07

Is the charging power adapter really 16VDC 2A? ...

Is the charging power adapter really 16VDC 2A? Also, is it center positive?
Asked by: Ianny
Yes, the PowerTank Lithium Pro power adapter is 16VDC 2A and is center tip positive.
Answered by: Telescope
Date published: 2021-11-09

Are the USB ports on this a PD rated managed ...

Are the USB ports on this a PD rated managed power delivery port? In other words, does it have circuitry that senses draw and regulates output to avoid damaging gear?
Asked by: Alex
Yes, it dose. It has to be plugged into a devise that is drawing 1 amp or more. It also has an emergency shut-off.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-05-09

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The 86 Wh version of this does not allow simultaneous use of main power and USB ports - it has to be one or the other. Is that true in this version also?
Asked by: Stuart G.
Sorry, I dont have this model. Check with Celestron as they have the knowledge & specs.
Answered by: Jeff D.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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