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Tracer 12v 8AH Battery incl. adapter for iOptron SkyGuider SkyTracker mount

Tracer 12v 8AH Battery incl. adapter for iOptron SkyGuider SkyTracker mount
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Price: £119.00
Incl. VAT 20% ( £19.83 )
Product code: BP2544
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The super portable Tracer 12v 8Ah Lithium Battery Pack is a lightweight, powerful, intelligent alternative to traditional batteries.

The 8AH Tracer battery is the best choice for airline portability, because most airline companies allow you to pack it in the cabin with your hand luggage. (Of course we recommend you confirm this before flying). Unlike the cheap LiPo batteries used in the RC hobby market, they are not dangerous, because they cannot be over charged or damaged by over-discharging. 

This Tracer battery pack includes an iOptron compatible plug so you can enjoy an ultra light battery with your ultra-light iOptron telescope mount in the field. Also comes with a standard female car lighter socket, useful for powering your camera and / or Kendrick dew heaters. Free UK shipping.

Altair says: A super-portable 12v battery for astronomy field-use. Perfect for taking your light weight iOptron SKyTracker or SkyGuider mount on holiday overseas. Tracer batteries have a small form-factor, weigh next to nothing by comparison, and even feature on-board electronics to intelligently manage their condition and charge state. Tracer batteries cannot therefore be over-discharged beyond recovery, nor can they be over-charged like some cheap lead acid or LiPo batteries. Going abroad? Most airlines allow small batteries of 8AH capacity or less in hand-luggage, and higher capacity batteries in the hold, but we recommend checking with the airline before you fly. Need dew control? No problem - they're compatible with all the dew controllers we retail.

Choosing the correct model Tracer battery for your astro mount setup:
Code: Model: Dimensions cm: Weight: Charge time: Max discharge current / max Peak @ 10ms iPhone charges:

50w bulb duration:

Recommended for:
BP2548 22AH 115x161x56 1250g 7-10 hr 10A / 30A 15 4hr 20min Larger mounts CME60 +
BP2546 14AH 115x161x56 950g 5-8 hr 10A / 30A 9 3hr iEQ45, CEM60, Minitower PRO
BP2545 10AH 80x153x49 735g 4-7 hr 10A / 30A 7 2hr 30min iEQ30, ZEQ25
BP2544 8AH 80x153x38 600g 4-6hr 8A / 30A 5 1hr 40min SkyGuider, SkyTracker + DSLR + Dew Heater
BP2541 4AH 76x115x32 330g 4-6hr 4A / 20A 3 70min SkyTracker, SkyGuider

Tracer battery packs can power any 12V application and as standard provide connectors to supply Tracer lighting products and also a 12V lighter socket adapter. 

With the built in Tracer fuel gauge you can check the power level remaining in the battery. Use the Tracer power for: Portable Lighting Solutions, Point of Sale displays, Mobile Advertising, Covert Surveillance, Remote Monitoring Equipment, Outside Broadcast Solutions, iPhone charging, Portable TV/DVD players, and many other 12V applications. 


  • 12v 8Ah Battery Pack
  • Canvas Carry Pack
  • 12V Light Adaptor Lead
  • Connector for iOptron Skytracker, Skyguider, ZEQ25, iEQ30, iEQ45 (CEM60 cord plugs into included car lighter socket).
  • AC Mains Charger
  • DC Vehicle Charger

Lighter. Smaller. Better. 
Just ¼ of the weight of a traditional sealed lead acid batteries. Our 12V Lithium Polymer battery packs will easily fit in a coat pocket or clip to your belt. Gone are the days of carrying heavy lead-acid batteries. You won't believe the difference!

Flat Discharge - Brighter for longer
Lithium polymer technology gives a very flat discharge curve which means sustained power to the end of the cycle. If you are powering lights they will remain brighter for longer, giving you sustained performance.

Built in Fuel Gauge
With the built in Tracer fuel gauge you can check the power level remaining in the battery. A touch of the button shows how much energy remains and whether you need to recharge.

High Efficiency Smart Charger
The compact 1.6A Smart Charger (included) will charge your battery quickly.

Universal Connections Available
Tracer battery packs can power any 12V application. As standard we provide connectors to supply Tracer lighting products and also a 12V cigar socket adapter. (Ideal for mobile phone car chargers or portable DVDs).

The battery pack is protected against over charge and discharge, there is also short circuit protection.

Certified Safe
All Tracer lithium batteries conform to standard UN 38.3 which is the ONLY relevant safety standard for lithium batteries. Our battery packs have been through a rigorous testing procedure by UN certified inspectors. You should NEVER handle a non-certified lithium battery pack.

Type Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Capacity 8Ah +/-5%
Charge Time 8 - 12 hrs
Charger 1.65A Charger
Life 300+ Cycles
Dimensions (") 5.9 x 3.1 x 1.5
Dimensions (mm) 152 x 80 x 38
Weight (oz) 19.4
Weight (grams) 550
Max Continuous Discharge Current8A
Max Peak Current (for 10mS)30A
Nominal Voltage12V
Discharge Cut-off Voltage 8.25V
Charging Voltage12.6V
Temperature Range (charging)0°C - 45°C
Temperature Range (discharging)-20°C - 45°C
Self Discharge <0.5% per day

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