For any Celestron computerized telescope.
Now you can take your telescope anywhere with this portable rechargeable power supply. Whether you have a computerized telescope or operate your telescope using motors, Celestron specially designed this product with the amateur astronomer in mind -- this model is packed with useful features.
Not only useful for setting up and powering your scope, this model can also be useful as an emergency roadside accessory as it includes an emergency light, and booster terminals in place to start weak car batteries.
Most Liked Positive Review
Celestron Power Tank takes charge
The power tank has worked reliably and eliminated the need for replacable batteries for my telescope and accessories. The bright light has come in handy when being approached by wild animals in remote sites. The red light with the flash option has been useful to look for dropped parts or to let people know where I am. The charge holds up well and I have found it to be trouble free.
Most Liked Negative Review
Crummy power supply
Lousy quality. Lights did not work when I received the power supply. I elected to fix it myself rather than go through the time and expense of sending it back. Had to dismantle it, fix several bad connections, and re-assemble. Took me an hour. What junk!
Reviewed by 12 customers
not like the one I purchased 10 years ago. half the size. No longer has hand sized clips to clip on an auto battery. usb outlets are probably usefull to recharge cell phone. Small bulb did not work. I had to work quite a while to get it to contact both positive and negative contacts to get it to light. Obviously out sourced to overseas production facility.
The power tank has a lot of useful features and potential, but it fails to live up to its potential. After only a handful of charges the tank began dying and began to not hold a charge. Celestron customer support is horrible and they would do nothing about it. If you read the astronomy forums you will find a lot of complaints about these tanks for the same issue. If you need a power supply for your telescope you are much better off buying a battery booster/jumper at an auto parts store. Much cheaper too.
I've been using it with my 6" SCT and it does the job, I'm very hapy with the purchase
Fantastic power suply in my telescope
I purchased this power tank to use with my SCT telescope with goto motor. It comes with two power source plugs that accept a cigarette lighter adapter. And adapter is included with the unit that fits Celestron telescopes (it's stored in a compartment on the back side of the unit). It also has a regular flashlight as well as a red light, which is useful in astronomy. I've used this battery outdoors in cold weather observing for hours and never have run out of power. In fact, I go several sessions between charges. The tank is versatile and I've used it to power an air compressor to inflate my car's tires. Somebody said in another review that the tank wouldn't charge, it will, it's just that it takes awhile to fully charge. Given what this unit costs, it is an excellent value.
In my experience of owing three Power tanks I have found that they cannot be recharged!
It has enough voltages for all needs. 3Vcc, 6Vcc, 9Vcc, 12Vcc. I use it with my goto, my autoguide camera and I can turn on the flashlight to help me assembly the equipment, check animals or forgotten items after a session. The battery works all night. It is very practical. A great investment.
I purchased this in March 2008. Just recently the small flashlight stop working, push the button and nothing happens. Contacted Celestron, and of course they would not help since it was out of warranty by 5 months. Found out that when you push the button it engages a plastic gear, and two plastic "catches" engage the gear to rotate the metal contact for power. The two plastic catches broke off-and will never work. This is of poor engineering design, since this part is always used when activating the flashlight.
I use this for astronomy to power my telescope. I noticed that I can also power some essential equipment if the power goes out, so it has some great uses.
I have used this product mostly with my Meade and Vixen mounts. The light comes in handy when setting up and breaking down the equipment. Also great for security in checking around the observing site. I got the power tank in August 2003. It still works just fine.