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12v power source in the stand #6905344
10/02/17 03:08 AM
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Would like to have a 12v power source in the blind for phone/iPad and AA battery charging. I guess I'll ask if a feeder battery/solar panel would work but tend think they would be too small? If so and I need a 12v car battery what's a good panel-controller to get?

Thanks,
Charlie


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Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905347
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Just get a portable charging unit. I can recharge my phone 2-3 times on it.

Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905361
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Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905381
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I bought a deep cycle battery and an inverter. Been meaning to build or buy a battery box with hook ups. Plus solar panel/charge regulator.

Check out some of the battery boxes on youtube.....

Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905386
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Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905491
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I suggest a 12-volt vehicle battery and solar charger as well to eliminate the need to recharge a portable battery refresh pack. Even a small lawn tractor battery would hold a lot of amp hours for recharging mobile devices. Just add a dual cigarette lighter receptacle and device charging cords and you're good to go.

A car battery would make it possible to power an DC to AC converter and run small equipment as well.


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Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905497
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Would like to have a 12v power source in the blind for phone/iPad and AA battery charging. I guess I'll ask if a feeder battery/solar panel would work but tend think they would be too small? If so and I need a 12v car battery what's a good panel-controller to get?

Thanks,
Charlie


I keep a dark energy charger in my pack. I normally get 4 charges off it.
It's What I use also in the back country.

Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905582
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most battery jumper packs have a usb port to use as a charger and built in flash light .

I do not have that one , just an example.

https://www.amazon.com/BASAF-Starter-Por...ry+jumper+packs


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Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905673
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Thanks for the responses. I have several portable charger devices of varying size that would work for anything 12v. My primary objective is to have something that lives in the stand, I have enough crap to tote back and forth and seems I always forget something...

This seems like a pretty decent deal for panel/controller from a good company.

Battery Tender link

With this, I could add an inverter later I guess for anything 110v.

Charlie

Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6905725
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If it's 5 watts or less, you won't need a charge controller. I've got a 5 watt solar panel and an old car battery in my blind that I've been using a couple years now without issue.

I also have a 30 watt panel with a Battery Tender charge controller to run a wireless surveillance camera in the pig trap outside camp. The camera is on a dusk/dawn switch and has been running every night over a year now without a problem.

Inverters pull a fairly large amount of power, 5 watts won't make up the difference after a long weekend. You'll want something bigger if you go that route.

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Take up quail hunting,,, you wont be so bored.

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Originally Posted By: nate33
Take up quail hunting,,, you wont be so bored.


Oh yeah, that quail hunting... really exciting, edge of your seat stuff there! elmer

Not bored, just looking to make it less I guess, primitive.

Charlie

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I pig hunt and deer hunt from the same bind

I have a 25 watt solar panel, two 7 amp/hr batteries, and a charge regulator for my blind.
I have a strip of red leds in the bind, a pair of IR floodlights on the outside, a USB charger, and a quiet 12 volt fan. It has made a world of difference, particularly for the long nights waiting for the pigs to show up


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Re: 12v power source in the stand [Re: CharlieCTx] #6907020
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Originally Posted By: nate33
Take up quail hunting,,, you wont be so bored.


Oh yeah, that quail hunting... realljavascript: void(0)y exciting, edge of your seat stuff there! elmer

Not bored, just looking to make it less I guess, primitive.

Charlie


Can you run a charge from your martini cooler? Make hunting less primitive drink7


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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Originally Posted By: nate33
Take up quail hunting,,, you wont be so bored.


Oh yeah, that quail hunting... realljavascript: void(0)y exciting, edge of your seat stuff there! elmer

Not bored, just looking to make it less I guess, primitive.

Charlie


Can you run a charge from your martini cooler? Make hunting less primitive drink7


He already has food delivery to the stand set up, & a separate library/smoking room in his stand, with wine cellar.

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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
Originally Posted By: nate33
Take up quail hunting,,, you wont be so bored.


Oh yeah, that quail hunting... realljavascript: void(0)y exciting, edge of your seat stuff there! elmer

Not bored, just looking to make it less I guess, primitive.

Charlie


Can you run a charge from your martini cooler? Make hunting less primitive drink7


He already has food delivery to the stand set up, & a separate library/smoking room in his stand, with wine cellar.


Ya'll are just a jealous bunch of knuckle draggers. Now where did l leave my dang cuticle cutters...


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