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Offline gnnett

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Jump Starting the Quicksand
« on: February 28, 2020, 12:55:10 PM »
Well I am about to put a second board into my Quicksand and was going to ditch the C cell batteries, and was thinking of two of these?

https://www.dicksmith.com.au/da/buy/certa-12000mah-portable-jump-starter/?utm_source=MailList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200229_EDM_1_DS_AU_PHNA_HPHN_POWERBANKS

Can I run 2 boards off the same power supply, that would consist of two of these in series?

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Grant

Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: Jump Starting the Quicksand
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 01:16:55 PM »
I can't remember if call that caps in the kit are rated for that much voltage.  You could just use one of those instead if power isn't a huge issue.
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Offline gnnett

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Re: Jump Starting the Quicksand
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 05:48:11 PM »
Ah yes good point. I was originally looking at the 18V cordless drill batteries, which might be easier.

Cheers

Grant

Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: Jump Starting the Quicksand
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2020, 06:35:33 PM »
The battery life of the C cell batteries in the Quicksand can be enormous, so it's tough to rationalize this.  The Quickie, on the other hand, could definitely benefit from something like  this.
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Offline gnnett

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Re: Jump Starting the Quicksand
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2020, 09:20:54 PM »
Well yes it is quite good, but maybe if you had collected as many batteries as I have, for safe disposal, you might also be looking to rationalise.

The thought of running two boards and using even more C-Cells is my motivation.

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Grant

Offline Karl5150

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Re: Jump Starting the Quicksand
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 06:37:06 AM »
+1 on the 18v tool battery. I've been running my Quicksand on one for 5 years (recharging/swapping when necessary of course). I documented the build here back in '15. It now resides in the garage and keeps me company while I work on other projects.
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