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Battery and Mains powered boxes


Allan the Plumber
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Well I find myself at a bit of loose end work quiet ( I blame this warm winter and Christmas) so I have finally got round to building a battery box and when on the gird a mains powered box too


 


First on is a 100mh leisure battery with powered USB, hub 5 fused water-proof cigarette lighter sockets and a 12v inverter to either charge laptop or power USB hub


 


The second is again 5 sockets water-proof a Maplins DC convertor and powered USB hub plus loads of space for cables  Hitecastro stuff etc.


 


 


Please remember I'm a plumber not an electrician and I got most of this from various threads on SGL


 


 


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Mains powered box


 


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Thanks Rob your the only person to comment :unsure:  Guess folks weren't that interested after all mate  :D  ;)  ;)


 


Its your lucky day!! :o


 


 I order another tool box identical to the B&Q ones  but a Stanley from Amazon,


 


 problem is I ordered it and as I had time spare ( work very quiet at mo) I bought 2 from B&Q :angry: I couldn't wait for the stupid length of time it took the seller on Amazon to send "7 days", was going to send back complain about cost of postage and length of time it took to arrive but if you want to buy it off me we could make your battery box 


 


I have the wire, the crimping bits, wire trimmers and cutters, crimping tool, main fuses, polystyrene for base and plywood!!!!  all you'd need to get are the cigarette sockets, car standard blade fuse box, switch (possibly something to show power left in battery, mines on order and plugs into one of the cigarette sockets have 2 spare points) and junction box


 


Let me know Tool box cost £22 will let you have it £15 if your interested

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you`ve had 25 views , thats not bad.


i`m not very good at electronics and only basic electrics so what does this box run, i.e. laptop, mount and so on, how long would it last with the 100 amp battery ? or is that a ball park question dependant on weather.


i could do with something to use in the field when at belper which would aloow me to image without mains power supply.


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you`ve had 25 views , thats not bad.

i`m not very good at electronics and only basic electrics so what does this box run, i.e. laptop, mount and so on, how long would it last with the 100 amp battery ? or is that a ball park question dependant on weather.

i could do with something to use in the field when at belper which would aloow me to image without mains power supply.

Most of theses where me checking if the images had loaded :lol:

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Not at all Allan. It's spurred me to get my battery power sorted. Your's looks like a tidy job. I just need to get off my lazy rear and get mine done! (I still not made that dew heater controller either... :facepalm: )


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Not at all Allan. It's spurred me to get my battery power sorted. Your's looks like a tidy job. I just need to get off my lazy rear and get mine done! (I still not made that dew heater controller either... :facepalm: )

I've only got time at moment as work quiet :)

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Your electrical boxes look just the job Alan - I'm also a non-electrician & wouldn't know where to start, so I'll be coming to you for advice!


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you`ve had 25 views , thats not bad.

i`m not very good at electronics and only basic electrics so what does this box run, i.e. laptop, mount and so on, how long would it last with the 100 amp battery ? or is that a ball park question dependant on weather.

i could do with something to use in the field when at belper which would aloow me to image without mains power supply.

Going on what you said above,

 

I'm unsure what length of time battery will last its a leisure battery so designed for a slow discharge rather than a full clunk to turn over a starter motor,

 

I have added insulation at the bottom of the tool box as well as ply that sits on this and battery sits on that,

 

I have an inverter in toolbox to run the power hub and will eventually will get a 12v converter to plug either into van cigarette socket or into the baz battery or the jumpstart battery I bought originally to power the mount that ill use to power and charge the laptop saving all power for mount, cameras, dew heaters and focusers

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Your electrical boxes look just the job Alan - I'm also a non-electrician & wouldn't know where to start, so I'll be coming to you for advice!

Anything I can do :)

 

I originally got ideas from a few guys that had done this DIY project on SGL

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That is a fantastic job! You say you're a plumber and no electrician but I would not have any clue where to begin to make something that intricate. Really nice job!

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Fantastic work there.

This is something I still need to get sorted, mine works, but is very, very basic.

Cheers Daz :)

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That is a fantastic job! You say you're a plumber and no electrician but I would not have any clue where to begin to make something that intricate. Really nice job!

Got most of the ideas from SGL a couple of the guys had done this I just took a little from each of them, still needs testing in the field !!  sorry about the Pun :blush:

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Super job Allan

 

Where did you get the toolbox from?

 

Is it a Wickes one?

 

Cheers,

 

Paul

Hi Paul it's a B&Q special £15.00 :D

 

Had it at WW last night all seemed to work okay too

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Cheers Allan.


 


Does the handle support the weight OK?


 


(Sorry for all the questions)


 


I've just embarked on a similar project.


 


I had a bit of a rush job for a stargazing live event in Leicester. It just consists of a battery with a couple of wires coming off it at the moment and would like to pimp it like yours.  :D


 


Hope you had a good night at the EMS Stargazing live event!


 


 


Cheers


 


Paul

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That's very smart Allan. I also like your camping set up. ;-)

Thanks Cazz all I need now is a van that fits the tent too :D

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