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Orion 02308 Dynamo Pro 17Ah Rechargeable 12V DC Power Station (Gray)

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  • A portable 17 amp-hour, 12V DC power supply to keep your powered gear running during long observing sessions
  • Field battery features two 12V cigarette lighter output ports (10 amps max.) to keep all your astronomy equipment powered in remote stargazing sites
  • Two built-in 5V USB outputs conveniently provide power to USB devices
  • Fully rechargeable power supply includes 110V AC and 12V DC charging adapters, removable red magnetic flashlight, brilliant white LED spotlight, AM/FM radio, and more!
  • Three interchangeable power plug tips are included for international use
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Orion
  • Model: 02308

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 5 x 14 inches ; 16.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 21 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00DUQA3XU
  • Item model number: 02308
  • Batteries 1 12V batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 1, 2003

Product Description

The only thing this feature-packed Orion Dynamo 12-volt rechargeable field battery doesn't do is make toast! Our Dynamo Pro 17Ah Rechargeable 12V DC Power Station is a conveniently portable power supply you can take with you into the field to power motorized GoTo telescopes, astrophotography cameras, powered astronomy accessories and more. This 17Ah (amp-hour) model works just like our popular Dynamo Pro 12Ah field battery, but provides 40 percent more power storage! The Dynamo Pro 17 is a portable DC power supply featuring two 12-volt cigarette lighter or auto-lighter style output ports (10 amps max.). The Orion Dynamo Pro 17 Ah enables you to power your astronomy gear during long observing and/or astrophotography sessions in the field. Two convenient 5V USB outputs are also built-in to provide power to USB devices and adapters. It's fully rechargeable, and includes 110V and 12V DC charging adapters. The included, interchangeable 110V-240v AC adapter plugs for UL (US style plug, 110V/60Hz), BS (230V/50Hz) and Europe (230V/50Hz) standard voltage AC outlets provide international versatility. A helpful indicator light tells you when the battery needs recharging. The Orion Dynamo Pro 17Ah Rechargeable Power Station has a host of other handy features built-in, such as a removable red flashlight with 11-foot cable and magnetic mount, a very bright white LED spotlight (ideal for picking up astronomy gear after a long observing session), an AM/FM radio, and a circuit breaker fuse to ensure safe operation. You can even attach jumper cables to the Dynamo Pro to help revive a dead battery. With so many useful features, you'll find the Dynamo Pro 17Ah indispensable not only for observing sessions, but also around the house, yard, and in vehicles for emergency situations. The Orion Dynamo Pro 17Ah Rechargeable Power Station weighs 16 lbs., 8 oz. Regular recharging is required for optimal use.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Shoffner on February 21, 2014
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My Orion Dynamo was purchased to backup my 6 year old Celestron Pro 17 Power tank which still works but it is getting old.
The Orion Dynamo Pro 17 is (in my opinion) a clone of the Celestron Pro 17 Power Tank with a few differences: One is black and one is gray, I don't have a color preference. Orion's unit powers two separate USB outlets while the Celestron unit powers individual 3,6 & 9v ports. I have used them all without problem, but I lean more towards the USB usage. The Celestron unit has jumper cables built in with alligator clips on the open end, the Orion unit does not have cables but does have connectors to hook jumper cables or screw on eyelets. I have used the Celestron unit once to jump a neighbors car without incident, but I bought these batteries to operate my telescope, so I don't really care about jumper cables. If you ever wanted to parallel batteries however, I think the Orion set up would provide the more secure option. Last, Orion costs about $11 more than does Celestron.
Operationally: As stated, my Celestron unit is 6 years old, I've never had a problem with it, the charger or components. the Orion is brand new. Both have AM & FM radio's which are limited in functionality. I don't use them when star gazing and if I wanted music, I'd use other source options. I also do not use the spot light but both work. The removable red flashlight is great! The Celestron light is brighter than the preferred Orion's dimmer light (night vision). Both are well made with very good quality.
My only CON is that I wish they made it easier to change the battery. It's cheaper to replace, but you don't know about the control electronics or charger circuits in a new unit!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on March 30, 2014
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This is a wonderful power supply for my astronomy needs. It powered my dew-fighting equipment for several hours no problem and still have a lot of power left. I haven't tried to run a laptop on this yet, so I don't know how it would fare if I really tested the limits, but if your needs are fairly modest this will give you all you need.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Huthmaker on March 17, 2014
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All the power you could ever ask for. This thing is very nice. But it is a bit heavy and big, so keep that in mind before buying.
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I received the Orion 02308 Dynamo Pro 17Ah Rechargeable 12V DC Power Station on 7-24-2014. I have been very pleased so far.
I have tested the unit recharging my ipad, iphone and running my Celestron 8se and 5se telescopes.After a few hours of testing the unit it is still 97% charged and waiting to go. I have not used the lights except for turning them on for a few minutes. I bought this unit for powering my telescopes and so far so good. Very sturdy and solid design.
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By andrew mantle on August 9, 2014
works very well for SkyWatcher All View Mount/Camera - and charges my iPhone and iPad!
lots of power - exaclty what i wanted - its big buy Awesome!
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