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Online rvieceli

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Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« on: October 01, 2021, 05:20 PM »
Looking for a portable all n one unit to power from 25 to 40 watts of led bulbs for about 8-9 hours. Any suggestions?

I know I could roll my own with a deep discharge marine battery and an inverter, but I’m looking for something lighter and less hassle.

Thanks in advance.

Ron

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Offline thudchkr

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2021, 06:30 PM »
If you have or are willing to invest in the Milwaukee M18 system, they have an inverter, https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/milwaukee-m18-top-off-power-supply-2846-20, and you just choose the side of the M18 battery that gives you your capacity.

The M18 batteries come in sizes from 2AH up to 12AH.

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2021, 07:03 PM »
What thudchkr said...Ron

I've powered a DX 93 delta sander off of a M18 with their inverter.



« Last Edit: October 01, 2021, 07:09 PM by Cheese »

Online rvieceli

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2021, 07:41 PM »
@Cheese I’ve been looking at that but there’s not a lot of Info on run time under various loads.

How long can you run the sander for?

Ron

Offline Dane

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2021, 08:36 PM »
There are tons of these- Goal Zero Yeti, Jackery, the Costco brand works well too.  All of them are also set up to receive a solar input, so you can run forever.  I run a portable fridge off a goal zero 400 for about 2 days before needing a recharge.  Ego also have a number of attachments for their batteries if you’re bought into that system.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2021, 09:31 PM »
@Cheese I’ve been looking at that but there’s not a lot of Info on run time under various loads.

How long can you run the sander for?

I had a fully charged 5.0 battery on the charger in the garage so I grabbed that. Sanded with the DX on max speed and using 180 grit paper for about 20 minutes, that was pretty cool and it just got me thinking about the possibilities. This may be old news for the young-uns but for the elderly it was really neat sanding with just low voltage battery input.

I digress, at any rate, I initially checked the battery level and it was 5 LED's, after 20 minutes of continual sanding the level was 4 LED's. I was impressed...still am.

Here's a Milwaukee chart which is probably pretty accurate given my previous experience. It says that a 5.0 battery will power a LCD screen for 2 hours. That'd be close to what you want to accomplish. Even the tiny 2.0 battery is good for 45 minutes.

« Last Edit: October 01, 2021, 09:48 PM by Cheese »

Offline rst

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2021, 12:22 PM »
I have the new High Output batteries that will last even longer as they have the better cells.  I use 6 and 8s that last as long as my older 12amp.

Online rvieceli

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2021, 12:55 PM »
Thanks folks. I will try and find one of those in stock. Seems to be feast or famine on inventory.

The benefit v of this over the all in one units is the ability to swap in another battery. Once the others are done they’re done.

Ron

Offline Cheese

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2021, 01:14 PM »
Thanks folks. I will try and find one of those in stock. Seems to be feast or famine on inventory.

The benefit v of this over the all in one units is the ability to swap in another battery. Once the others are done they’re done.

Check Home Depot Ron...they always seem to have a couple in inventory. And inventory from one store can be sent to another.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2021, 01:37 PM »
Or order online from HD or Lowes. Often they have free delivery on items. Makes it so it's not worth leaving the driveway to burn a couple gallons of gas to get there and back.
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Online rvieceli

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2021, 02:17 PM »
@Bob D.

Yup HD has them so does Acme tools. My problem is I’m at a show in Louisville this weekend and think I want it for a show in Nashville next weekend. I can’t get delivery at home until Thursday when I’ll be in Nashville. So I’m looking for in store stock along the way. 👍 There’s an HD here in Louisville that may have one. I might check this evening.

Ron


Online rvieceli

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2021, 12:20 PM »
Let the games begin:



I have 6 of these lamps hooked up to the Milwaukee top off inverter. Probably in the neighborhood of 30-35 watts total. I’ve got it on a 9 ah battery. Turned on at 10 am. We’ll see how long it lasts. 🤞

Ron

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2021, 06:56 PM »
Lasted until 5:45 pm. Not too shabby

Ron

Offline Cheese

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Re: Help with portable 110v battery power pack
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2021, 08:47 PM »
Not bad Ron…almost 8 hours and the bonus round is you can always swap out batteries [smile]

The 12.0 battery should probably last over 10 hours.