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nick021469 Posted: 01-12-2018 6:36 PM

After reviewing “Appendix A: EGO Battery Disclaimers” in the “Portable Paramount Power using EGO Batteries” document (and checking homedepot.com,) I have a quick question regarding the 2.0, 5.0 and 7.5 Ah versions available for purchase. Is the Ego 5.0 Ah battery a suitable alternative to the 4.0 version mentioned in the document? And, assuming a remote site 1.5 hrs away, would a 5.0 Ah primary and 2.0 Ah backup battery provide sufficient power and redundancy, or is it safer to opt for two 5.0 Ah batteries? Thanks. 

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nick021469:
Is the Ego 5.0 Ah battery a suitable alternative to the 4.0 version mentioned in the document?
Yes. 

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And, assuming a remote site 1.5 hrs away, would a 5.0 Ah primary and 2.0 Ah backup battery provide sufficient power and redundancy, or is it safer to opt for two 5.0 Ah batteries? Thanks. 
Is this for one night, or multiple night's use?  Generally, more power is almost always better (if you can afford it), but the 5AH EGO should be more than sufficient for one night's "normal" mount usage (mostly tracking with periodic slews).

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I like the Ego system except that it has very limited availability (only Home Depot) and is incompatible with any other makes and isn't cheap.  One thing to consider is getting a weed-whipper or other Ego tool that comes with a battery and charger - then the mount power is sort-of "free".

Discharge depends greatly on the amount of slewing.  Building a 50 point model then roving around the sky will drain it within a night (partly depending on battery size).  But simply finding a target for a long imaging session hardly depletes it and can be good for 2-3+ nights (even with small batteries).

 

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Thank you for the feedback. As it turns out, Home Depot now has the 4.0 in stock, and is out of the 5.0 Ah. I purchased the 4.0 before the stock fluctuates once again. 

 

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I use the 7.5 (special order) With my MYT get 2 nights no problems. Only takes about 30 minutes to recharge. These LiFeO4 batteries are incredible.

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I got the 7.5ah battery with my Ego lawnmower.  It's a great mower and of course there is no conflict over use since I never mow at night and I never image in the day.  My wife doesn't even suspect why I chose that particular model.

Bill R.

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