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Kendrick Power Packs

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions see the Kendrick Power Pack FAQ Sheet.

Shipping for Batteries
Power Packs and replacement batteries will only be shipped ground service. For US and Canada orders, shipping is by Canada Post/US Postal Service. If you need a faster level of service please specify in the comments box on the order form or call us at 1-(800) 393-5456.

Kendrick Power Packs NEW (June 2017) 7 new models! Now with optional Anderson Power Pole plugs!

For decades, Kendrick Power Packs have been the Gold Standard for rugged and reliable portable power. With proper care, these packs will last many years and when the battery reaches the ripe age of retirement, just pop-in a replacement and you're good for many more years.

All models have the traditional cigarette lighter socket and now, Anderson Power Pole connectors are available.

Our Premier Power Packs can also be configured with STEP-UP Voltage Inverters to power mounts that need 15V / 18V / 24V / 48V. Inverter output uses a 3-prong "XLR" connector to prevent accidentally plugging into the wrong outlet. We offer a variety of telescope power cords that will work for your mount.

All wiring connections use proper gauge wire and are soldered (the battery terminal connections excepted). Our Premier Series uses Schurter circuit breakers, so there is no need to carry extra fuses. Our Premier Series use all metal, powder coated cases.

All models include a Deltran battery float charger. The included charger will never overcharge your battery and may be left plugged into the battery for extended periods of time without harming the battery.

All models also include a tough padded cordura carry bag. The carry bags have a pocket to store the charger when not in use.

Our Premier Series Power Packs are designed for easy battery replacement.

To see which model is right for you, consult: Power Pack Model Comparrison Chart (PDF)

Standard 7.5AH and 18AH Power Pack

Standard 18AH Power Pack The #2080 18 amp hour Standard Power Packs have been a long time favourite. They are simple, dependable units with plenty of power. They come standard with the following items:

Specifications:

  • 12 volt, 18 amp hour, sealed AGM battery (replaceable)
  • Padded Cordura Carry Case with adjustable strap
  • Fused Cigarette Lighter Socket
  • Standard 10 amp spade fuse
  • .750 Amp Float Battery Charger
  • Weight: 14 lbs/6.4 Kilos

The #208 7.5 amp hour power pack is the same dependable unit as its big brother but is meant for those who want a lighter power pack and do not require a lot of power for their purposes.

Specifications:

  • 12 volt, 7.5 amp hour, sealed AGM battery (replaceable)
  • Padded Cordura Carry Case with adjustable strap
  • Fused Cigarette Lighter Socket
  • Standard 10 amp spade fuse
  • .750 Amp Float Battery Charger
  • Weight: 5.6 lbs/2.5 Kilos

SKUDescriptionPrice 
208 12v 7.5AH battery with .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $164.00
2080 12v 18AH battery with .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $196.00

 

18AH Premier Power Pack

NEW>> Now available with Anderson Power Pole Connectors!

These Power Packs are for those who demand the most of a portable battery and want it to have high end features such as

Our Premier Series Power Packs feature:

  • Cigarette Sockets have permanently attached plastic caps that will flip closed to keep dirt out of the jacks when not in use.
  • 10 amp and 5 amp circuit breakers on Cigarette Sockets.
  • 10 amp circuit breakers for Anderson (each bank of 2-plugs)
  • Optional Step-Up Voltage Inverter uses a 3-prong "XLR" connector to safeguard against plugging into the wrong output. Telescope Power Cords are availble for popular mounts.
  • The cordura carry bags have a couple of bult in pockets to accomodate various batttery accessories, such as cables or the charger.
  • .750 Amp Float Battery Charger. Optional 1.25 Amp is also available for North American/UK/EU AC Plugs
  • Weight: 14 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 8.25" L x 3.5" W x 9.25" H
  • These Power Packs have the muscle to meet the demands of the modern amateur astronomer / imager. They are rugged, beautifully made and dependable. With proper care they will last for 5 years or 500 charges, whichever comes first. A battery float charger is included with these batteries.

    The included charger will never overcharge your battery and may be left plugged into the battery for extended periods of time without harming the battery. Customers outside of North America will need to choose the optional 1.25 Amp Charger and choose the plug that is appropriate for their country (see Optional Battery Chargers).

    When your battery dies, do not throw it away! The battery inside these units are easily replaceable! These batteries are closed with Philips Head screws and replacing a dead battery has never been easier. See our Battery Replacement Instructions. Owners of these power packs that are closed with rivets will follow the instructions as shown here. Owners of the Packs with Philips head screws will follow the same instructions but only require a Philips #8 screw driver instead of a drill and pop rivet gun.

    Please be aware that Premier Power Pack models with a built-in inverter will require the purchase of one of our Kendrick Telescope Power Cables to match your mount. The higher voltage output on these packs have an XLR connector to prevent your other 12 volt equipment from being plugged into it accidentally. The Telescope Power Cables mate with the XLR connector on the Power Packs.

    18AH Premier Series
    18AH Premier Series Family

    18AH Premier Inverter Model
    2081 Inverter Model

    SKUDescriptionPrice 
    2081 Premier Series 12v 18AH Power Pack. Includes .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $360.00
    2081-15 Premier Series 12V 18AH Power Pack With Built-In 15V inverter (for Astro Physics GoTo Mounts). Includes .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $461.00
    2081-18 Premier Series 12V 18AH Power Pack Battery With Built-In 18V Inverter. Includes .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $461.00
    2081-24 Premier Series 12V 18AH Power Pack Battery With Built-In 24V Inverter (for Takahashi 24 volt GoTo mounts). Includes .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $461.00
    2081-AC Premier Series 12v 18AH Power Pack with Anderson Connectors. Includes .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $382.00

     

    33AH Preimier XL Series Power Packs


    33 AH Premier XL Power Pack Familt

    2082 Premier XL Series Power Pack
    with 4 Cigarette Lighter Sockets

    Premier XL Series Power Pack
    Shown with Carry Bag flap closed
    and battery charger.

    NEW>> Now available with Anderson Power Pole Connectors!

    These Power Packs are for those who demand the most of a portable battery and want it to have high end features such as

    Our Premier XL Series Power Packs feature:

  • Cigarette Sockets have permanently attached plastic caps that will flip closed to keep dirt out of the jacks when not in use.
  • 10 amp and 5 amp circuit breakers on Cigarette Sockets.
  • 10 amp circuit breakers for Anderson (each bank of 2-plugs)
  • Optional Step-Up Voltage Inverter uses a 3-prong "XLR" connector to safeguard against plugging into the wrong output. Telescope Power Cords are availble for popular mounts.
  • Inverter output is a three pin XLR Connector (requires purchase of a Telescope Power Cable)
  • The cordura carry bags have a couple of bult in pockets to accomodate various batttery accessories, such as cables or the charger.
  • 1.25 Amp Float Battery Charger. An optional 6 Amp charger is also available for North American/UK/EU AC Plugs
  • Weight: 39 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 8.25L x 5.5 W x 9.25 H
  • These Power Packs have the muscle to meet the demands of the modern amateur astronomer / imager. They are rugged, beautifully made and dependable. With proper care they will last for 5 years or 500 charges, whichever comes first. A battery float charger is included with these batteries.

    The included charger will never overcharge your battery and may be left plugged into the battery for extended periods of time without harming the battery. Customers outside of North America will need to choose the plug that is appropriate for their country (see Optional Battery Chargers).

    When your battery dies, do not throw it away! The battery inside these units are easily replaceable! These batteries are closed with Philips Head screws and replacing a dead battery has never been easier. See our Battery Replacement Instructions. Owners of these power packs that are closed with rivets will follow the instructions as shown here. Owners of the Packs with Philips head screws will follow the same instructions but only require a Philips #8 screw driver instead of a drill and pop rivet gun.

    Please be aware that Premier XL Power Pack models with a built-in inverter will require the purchase of one of our Kendrick Telescope Power Cables to match your mount. The higher voltage output on these packs have an XLR connector to prevent your other 12 volt equipment from being plugged into it accidentally. The Telescope Power Cables mate with the XLR connector on the Power Packs.

    SKUDescriptionPrice 
    2082 Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack. Includes 1.25 amp battery charger and padded carry bag. CAN $476.00
    2082-AC Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack with Anderson Connectors. Includes 1.25 amp battery charger and padded carry bag. CAN $498.00
    2083-15 Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack With Built-In 15Vinverter (for Astro Physics GoTo Mounts). Includes 1.25 amp battery charger and padded carry bag. CAN $549.00
    2083-15-AC Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack with Anderson Connectors AND Built-In 15V Inverter (for Astro Physics GoTo Mounts). Includes .750 CAN $571.00
    2083-18 Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack With Built-In 18V inverter. Includes 1.25 amp battery charger and padded carry bag. CAN $549.00
    2083-18-AC Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack with Anderson Connectors AND Built-In 18V Inverter. Includes .750 amp battery charger and padded carry bag CAN $571.00
    2083-24 Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack With Built-In 24V Inverter (For Takahashi 24 volt GoTo mounts). Includes 1.25 amp battery charger and padded carry bag. CAN $549.00
    2083-24-AC Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack with Anderson Connectors AND Built-In 24V Inverter (For Takahashi 24 volt GoTo mounts). Includes 1.25 amp battery charger and padded carry bag. CAN $571.00
    2083-48 Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack With Built-In 48V Inverter (For Paramount 48V GoTo mounts). Includes 1.25 amp battery charger and padded carry bag. CAN $578.00
    2083-48-AC Premier XL Series 12V 33AH Power Pack with Anderson Connectors AND Built-In 48V Inverter (for Paramount 48V GoTo mounts). Includes 1.25 amp battery charger and padded carry bag. CAN $599.00

     

    Charging Your Battery

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not discharge your Kendrick battery below 11.6 volts as it may be damaged internally. When charging the battery, be sure to plug the charger into the battery first, then into a wall socket. Failure to do this will result in the battery failing to charge.

    The charger will never overcharge the battery and may be left plugged into the battery for extended periods of time without harming the battery. We have a 6 amp float charger available that will charge the 2082 and 2083 family of batteries in 5 to 6 hours (not recomended for the 2081 or 2080 batteries). Customers outside of North America will need to choose a battery charger with a plug that is appropriate for their country (see the shopping cart below).

    NEVER use an automotive charger to charge these batteries. It will ruin the battery. Automotive chargers charge at a higher voltage than other battery chargers. If the charger charges at 14.8 volts or higher, the electrolyte will begin to turn to gas and ruin the battery. In a normal car battery this is not a problem as the battery can be topped up. In a sealed battery (which ours is) the electrolyte that turns to gas will be vented through its seals and cannot be replaced."

    A Note About Deep Cycle Batteries And Low Voltage Cut-Off

     

    Warranty

    Customers are strongly encouraged to inspect and test their battery immediately upon receipt. Check to make sure it is fully charged, that the LED display works correctly, that the charger works properly.Also, be sure to continue to check the voltage for several days after receiving it. It should hold its voltage. If it does not, contact Kendrick.

    The battery is under warranty for three months from date of shipping. The rest of the battery pack is under warranty for 6 months after the date of purchase. Consequential damages for malfunctions, resulting from accident, misuse, abuse, failure to follow operating instruction, or unauthorized repairs will void this warranty.

    Every battery is shipped in a heavy duty shipping box. Customers are requested to keep this box for the warranty period in case the battery should ever need to be returned for maintenance or warranty replacement. BATTERIES MUST BE RETURNED IN THEIR ORIGINAL SHIPPING BOX FOR WARRANTY REPAIRS/REPLACEMENT. Warranties for batteries will only be honored on batteries shipped in their original packaging.

     

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