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My Cool Battery Go Box

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This is what I built learning from Youtube (Thank You JDS OUTDOORS) It's 3 batteries 12VDC 15Ah each gives me 45 Ah total. It has 5Vdc USB plugs for phone charging and a 12VDC socket for my small ac inverter if ever needed? Then I added 4 power posts and here's where it gets cool! In that circuit I added the DC to DC power supply that allows me to step up to 13.8 VDC and hold that evenly until I think the batteries drop below 9VDC? Will have to test that? The plan is running 3 scanners BCD536HP/BCT15XT and Pro 2035. At the same time have a Rasberry Pi for Stratux ADSB running for aircraft tracking. If the Ipad goes down I can charge that up as well. Added the LED's for a pathway light or camp light. Cool project!!
 

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Very functional! Are the batteries and power supply secured should the case take a tumble to prevent a possible short?
 
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This is what I built learning from Youtube (Thank You JDS OUTDOORS) It's 3 batteries 12VDC 15Ah each gives me 45 Ah total. It has 5Vdc USB plugs for phone charging and a 12VDC socket for my small ac inverter if ever needed? Then I added 4 power posts and here's where it gets cool! In that circuit I added the DC to DC power supply that allows me to step up to 13.8 VDC and hold that evenly until I think the batteries drop below 9VDC? Will have to test that? The plan is running 3 scanners BCD536HP/BCT15XT and Pro 2035. At the same time have a Rasberry Pi for Stratux ADSB running for aircraft tracking. If the Ipad goes down I can charge that up as well. Added the LED's for a pathway light or camp light. Cool project!!
What is the model number of the DC-DC convertor? I have a project that could use that.
 

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Very cool, indeed! Nice setup! I get so many good ideas from these forums, and this one has to be one of the best. Thanks for this!

JD
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Very cool, thanks for sharing. I've been contemplating doing something like this myself - it would be very useful for camping and during power outages.
 

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I've been researching emergency backup power options recently, so I take note of every idea that pops up in this forum. I thought I would pass this on....a while back I purchased a cool little item on eBay for $99 - the Stanley Jumpit - (Google it) a 500 amp (1000 peak) battery charger ensemble with a 120psi air compressor, several usb charging ports, 12-volt cig outlet, etc. I bought it primarily to have on the road with me in the RV but when I am at home it sits in my radio room. Very handy to have and holds power for a very long time. Jumped my daughter's car with it - very fast. Just a cool little combo that is $100 wisely spent...2-cents

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I've been researching emergency backup power options recently, so I take note of every idea that pops up in this forum. I thought I would pass this on....a while back I purchased a cool little item on eBay for $99 - the Stanley Jumpit - (Google it) a 500 amp (1000 peak) battery charger ensemble with a 120psi air compressor, several usb charging ports, 12-volt cig outlet, etc.

Reviews are not real favorable. How long have you had it?
 

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Reviews are not real favorable. How long have you had it?
About 7 months. I have no complaints about it. You got me curious so I went and looked it up again - 26 top five star ratings, 7 four star and only 3 gave it negative reviews. Had favorable reviews when I bought it, still does. I wouldn't call that 'not real favorable' ...believe me, I check product reviews and seller feedback before I buy, and it looked good at the time. I think one negative and about 18-20 favorable (5-4 stars). If I had to say anything at all negative about it, would be that if it sits for a month or longer without using it and recharging it, you should give it a full charge. I'm happy with it and it works for me, all that matters I guess.

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About 7 months. I have no complaints about it. You got me curious so I went and looked it up again - 26 top five star ratings, 7 four star and only 3 gave it negative reviews. Had favorable reviews when I bought it, still does. I wouldn't call that 'not real favorable' ...believe me, I check product reviews and seller feedback before I buy, and it looked good at the time. I think one negative and about 18-20 favorable (5-4 stars). If I had to say anything at all negative about it, would be that if it sits for a month or longer without using it and recharging it, you should give it a full charge. I'm happy with it and it works for me, all that matters I guess.

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It could have a lot to do with improper use and abuse. Not giving it a full recharge, excessive rough handling, like anything else. It appears to be built better than many I've seen.
 
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