December 8 Indoor Meeting: Field Power

Location: NCSU Crafts Center (directions)
Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 7:30-9:30pm

Abstract:

RAC Co-Chair John Sadler will lead a discussion around field power.   Portable batteries are needed to run dew controllers at a minimum, and for many, they also power telescope mounts, imaging gear, computers, and more.   While some commercial solutions exist, home made solutions are quite typical.   Learn what to consider when building the box including the battery, connectors such as the Anderson Powerpole products, amp meters, voltage regulators, and how to safely charge your battery to maximize its life.

RAC Business:

After the presentation, we will discuss additional RAC business.

We will then adjourn for dinner at a Sammy's Tap and Grill on Avent Ferry Rd.