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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2015, 09:59:10 PM »
Ya, mine turned out to be way heaver then I thought it would be. That one I have will be the ARES box. But my next one will be about the size of yours Tempstar. It will be a grab and run setup.

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2015, 11:13:54 AM »
weight is the biggest issue I am having
I removed the 2M amplifier from my portable setup
even 2 pounds can make a huge change in how easy something is to move around

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2015, 10:27:01 PM »
For my e-power I was looking at getting this battery. What do you all think of it. Posting the website and specs. It just the size iv been looking for.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/exide-stowaway-deep-cycle-utility-battery/pid-791646?N=126241233&Ntt=deepcycle+battery&Ntk=All

Its about the size of a motorcycle battery.
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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2015, 07:13:07 AM »
For my e-power I was looking at getting this battery. What do you all think of it. Posting the website and specs. It just the size iv been looking for.

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/exide-stowaway-deep-cycle-utility-battery/pid-791646?N=126241233&Ntt=deepcycle+battery&Ntk=All

Its about the size of a motorcycle battery.

Very cool battery but at 23 pounds it will make your go box go a lot slower.

I had an 18 amp-hour battery in my old go box, which was a contributing factor to my old go box being an epic fail. It was just too much. I ended up selling the barely-used battery at a hamfest for less than half of what I paid for it.

I'll be posting about my new go box soon.
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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2015, 09:00:02 AM »
Very cool battery but at 23 pounds it will make your go box go a little slower.

I had an 18 amp-hour battery in my old go box (which was an epic fail). It was just too much. I'll be posing about my new go box soon.
my 7AH battery I can carry was just not enough,
the larger batteries were not that possible to carry
so...
I ordered 8 of these (took over a month to ship and I should get them in a few days)
http://www.electriccarpartscompany.com/10Ah-32V-35C-br-32L-05W-53H-in-br-82-12-135-mm-br-9-oz-255-g-br-Bestgo-Power-Pouch-Cell-br-EV-LiFePO4-Lithium-Pouch-Battery-br-Model-BP-HK-10E_p_274.html
I will get 20AH at 4.5 pounds (total cost is about $200 )
it should be 5 pounds by the time I get done with adding protection circuits and some sort of case


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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2015, 09:06:56 PM »
WOW,,,,,Now thats different. Let know how they work.

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2015, 11:09:00 PM »
Finally got my distribution block done in my go box.

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2015, 11:10:47 PM »
Close up

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2015, 11:07:16 AM »
that looks fantastic
have you tested your circuit breakers to see how well they work on 12V ?

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2015, 09:17:22 PM »
Well I use them out in the field on SCADA systems with 12v battery and solar power. But this is the first time Iv used this stuff in ham radio. Ill be testing it.

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2015, 07:07:50 AM »
Close up

DC circuit breakers in a go box? I'm impressed. Very well done. Almost over done.

But yah, nice work.

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2015, 11:08:10 AM »
circuit breakers are super handy, not sure about over done (you need every advantage you can get),
I have had issues with them not tripping fast enough in the past, or tripping at more than double the rating...
they are good at not over currenting your batteries and keeping wires from melting,
but they don't usually protect silicon devices very well (I usually use fast blowing fuses)
that is why I had asked if he had tested them,
I am pretty sure that someone makes ones that work for protecting silicon
and if they are out there, I would love to know what ones they are.

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Re: My Go Box
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2015, 12:50:24 AM »
are they household power breakers of 12V marine ones?