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Power Tank 17 12v Power Supply 17 Amp Hour for any Celestron Computerized Telescope

Item# CELE049
 
4.5

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  • DC 3V, 6V, and 9V output jacks
  • Removable red filtered flashlight with magnetic back
  • Energy efficient LED spotlight
  • Handy jump-start system - 250 cranking AMPS (5 sec.)
  • Built-in circuit breaker for safety
  • Cigarette lighter adapter included
  • Switchable 110V-220V AC adapter
  • 17-amp-hour battery
  • 2x 12V DC output car jack socket
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What's Included?

Celestron power tank

Description

Compact and Power-full!


The Celestron PowerTank portable power source is a must-have accessory for any astronomer. Best used with the larger NexStar GPS, Advanced Series, and CGE series telescopes, it also will work with Meade telescopes when used with an adapter. The PowerTank 17 contains a rechargeable, 17-ampere-hour battery to ensure you have a LONG time to view with your telescope! Plug the PowerTank into your car's cigarette lighter socket or a regular AC house-current outlet to recharge.


If you're taking your telescope into the dark, the Celestron PowerTank is equipped for nighttime viewing. It provides power for all your celestial adventures and a flashlight to help you find your way home again. It'll even jump-start your car if you left the ignition on!


Features:

 

  • 17-ampere-hour battery
  • Two 12V output cigarette lighter ports
  • 3V, 6V and 9V outputs for accessories
  • Built-in flashlight with red filter cap
  • AM/FM radio
  • Energy efficient LED spotlight
  • Booster terminal on rear side
  • Built-in circuit breaker for safety
  • Cigarette lighter charging adapter
  • AC recharge adapter

 

Unit measures 15 x14 x 6 inches.


Note: The Celestron Power Tank will work with 12V Meade Telescopes but will require the Meade #607 Power Cord to make the proper connection.

 

About Celestron
Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world’s leading telescope makers, enjoying brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron is also a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of other high-quality optical products, including binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes in addition to their computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories. Their innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader’s Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association, and more. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, Calif.

 

Supplier Sku:
18777
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Weight

17 lbs

Brand

Celestron

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Power Tank 17 12v Power Supply 17 Amp Hour for any Celestron Computerized Telescope
 
4.3

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (33)
  • Strong construction (29)
  • Widely compatible adapter (21)
  • Strong handles (7)
  • Good padding (3)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (46)
  • Travel (18)
  • Astrophotography (13)
  • Terrestrial viewing (5)
  • Bright conditions (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (31), Avid adventurer (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (26), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Celestron Powertank 17

The powertank has very nice features, such as a compartment for carrying the ac adapters and the 12V auto adapter, and a very nice am/fm radio. Recharging is very simple, since it...Read complete review

The powertank has very nice features, such as a compartment for carrying the ac adapters and the 12V auto adapter, and a very nice am/fm radio. Recharging is very simple, since it has a built-in auto shutoff. The only cons is that it is a heavy unit, and I wish Celestron had included a padded shoulder strap as an accesory. The built-in red flashlight/flasher does have a cool cable-winding mechanism, so you can pull it out independently of the the unit. However, it is a tad too bright for astronomical use, and I had to tame mine with a "dimmer" that I built from a paper bag.

I recently had to use it as a seachlight during a tornado outbreak in TN, and it was like turning on a miniature sun. That feature, plus the built-in horn and auto jumper cables makes it a far more useful unit than just a "field telescope power supply"

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Like an old flashlight

I purchased this power pak during Michigans Off season for star gazing, so I left it on the charger.
When I went to use the New Scope I ended up plugging directly...Read complete review

I purchased this power pak during Michigans Off season for star gazing, so I left it on the charger.
When I went to use the New Scope I ended up plugging directly to the truck because this thing was dead.
It won't charge. When I first got it home and charged up it did work, I like the light, and radio was okay, nice carry handle. Great Idea poor quality.

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4.0

looks good

By Michel

from CRAWFORDSVILLE,OR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Power Tank 17 12v Power Supply 17 Amp Hour for any Celestron Computerized Telescope:

      I have yet to try this out, my scope is still not ready. Seems to be a good product, not as heavy as I expected.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      just got it

      By Michel

      from CRAWFORDSVILLE,OR

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Power Tank 17 12v Power Supply 17 Amp Hour for any Celestron Computerized Telescope:

            The item came in a new box, not used. Parts all there. Haven't used it yet. but looks good.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Versatile

            By Antonio

            from GRAYSLAKE,IL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Astronomy
              • Great Backup For Home Use

              Comments about Power Tank 17 12v Power Supply 17 Amp Hour for any Celestron Computerized Telescope:

              This power tank has all the bells and whistles and can be used for multiple purposes.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Worst than Old Flash Light

              By Star Gazer

              from New Jersey

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Poor Construction
                • Poor Engineering Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Power Tank 17 12v Power Supply 17 Amp Hour for any Celestron Computerized Telescope:

                  This product is only good out of the box; after a few months, it does not charge. I left it plugged in and on "CHARGE", but no good. It is worst than an old flash light, at least the broken flash light can be fixed! With this product, there is no user manual or guide book, and so no problem solving guidelines, check list or any instructions and no web support. The unit is fully sealed, so you can not even investigate to find out what is wrong!! I bought this product with my iOptron. Now I am trying to find a replacement power source that will work.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Gear

                  By Enrico

                  from TINLEY PARK,IL

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy
                    • Astrophotography

                    Comments about Power Tank 17 12v Power Supply 17 Amp Hour for any Celestron Computerized Telescope:

                    I bought this power tank to supplement the smaller one I bought a year ago. Together they should be able to power my CGEM mount and dew heaters far into the night.

                    The item arrived within 3 days of purchase, well packaged and undamaged. It came fully charged right out of the box. All features on it work as expected. This is a pretty big power tank, and appears to be well made. I look forward to using it for a long time to come. Unfortunately, I will have to wait to see how it performs in the field before I can give it an unqualified thumbs up, but so far, so good.

                    In the event it disappoints, I will update my review.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    Customer Q & A

                    Q1: Can I use the Power Tank 17 12v Power Supply 17 Amp Hour in Europe (220 volt)? Thank you

                    A: Yes, the power tank can be used in Europe. You may need to have an adapter to allow plug compatiblity.

                    Q2: I want to power my Nexstar C11 GPS with the power tank 17 do I need to purchase any connecting cables to be able to d othis please? Regards Brian

                    A: No, actually the power cable will come with everything that you need.

                    Q3: Hello there, Will I be able to use this product with my Meade ETX-125? If not, do you have a corresponding product? Thanx! :)

                    A: Yes, the Celestron Power Tank 17 will work with the Meade ETX-125. You'll need the Meade #607 DC power cord to go with it. Here's the URL; just paste it into your browser's address window: http://telescopes.com/products/meade-607-dc-power-cord-wcigarette-lighter-adapter-6342.html.

                    Q4: I have a Celestron 8 Schmidt and a Meade Quartz LX. If I get the 670 power cord, can I use this power supply with both scopes?

                    A: Yes, you can use the Celestron Power Tank 17 with both telescopes, providing you have the proper DC power cord for each.

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