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rafaelfreitas

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Battery power up
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:38:59 PM »
Hey guys,

I have a detached garage with no electricity. There's no way to use an extension.

Drumit 5 uses 18v AC, which is quite bad to get an alternative, but now that Drumit 3 used 12v DC, I'm thinking to use a battery, something like this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-12V-Portable-Super-Rechargeable-6800mAh-Li-ion-Battery-Plug-For-CCTV-Camera/202325356097?hash=item2f1b87ee41:m:mBcJWh98zCVKKk2xN7gmjcg.

Once Drumit 3 is 1A and the battery is 6.8A, I believe I would be able to use for around 5 hours safely.

What do you guys think? Will it work? Is it likely that it'll damage the module? I can consider to use a battery from a better brand if this is the problem.

Thanks!

gorsepig007

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Re: Battery power up
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2018, 11:55:11 PM »
have you tried it yet?

rafaelfreitas

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Re: Battery power up
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 11:52:36 PM »
With no answers I've go a bit scarred  :P

But I've bought another one that seems to be more reliable: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200W-146WH-Portable-Solar-Generator-Power-Supply-Energy-Storage-For-RV-BOAT/162996523113?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

It wasn't shipped yet, so I'll let you guys know if it worked once I received it  :drum2:

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Re: Battery power up
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 12:48:42 AM »
Did you ever ask 2 box what they would  suggest. Their tech guys should have an answer

rafaelfreitas

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Re: Battery power up
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2018, 05:35:12 PM »
Did you ever ask 2 box what they would  suggest. Their tech guys should have an answer

Hum, to be honest, no, I've just posted it here.

Well anyway I've received this battery (the other one was not available): https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/200w-Portable-Solar-Panel-Generator-Power-Supply-Energy-Storage-Battery/28014238414?iid=372211607007&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52945%26meid%3De131dc4a3006451b83f18152a74e7c92%26pid%3D100623%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D162996523113%26itm%3D372211607007&_trksid=p2047675.c100623.m-1

At first it didn't work well, but them I've found that the 230v (standard here in the UK) is not supported on this battery, so I've bought also a transformer from 110 to 230v like the one bellow and it worked!  :drum2:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USA-to-UK-110V-to-230V-Step-Up-Voltage-Converter-transformer-step-up-ac-mains/232068536781?epid=15012028287&hash=item36085cd9cd:g:qvIAAOSwFe5XyVnJ

Now I can use my 2Box on my garage. It seems that the battery will last about 6-7 hours per charge.

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Re: Battery power up
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 04:21:42 AM »
Good glad you were able to find a fix for this