Although Lithium batteries are light weight and powerful, they have some disadvantages. Most are not allowed on airplanes. They all require special chargers that are very expensive. A small sealed lead-acid battery for powering wheelchairs is really ideal and can be charged with inexpensive chargers which are available almost anywhere. The 18 amp hour Duracell measures 3" x 6" x7", weighs 12.5 lb and could even be used as a counterweight.
If this is too large, they make smaller ones of around 9 - 10 amp hours capacity which will run a mount for 18 - 20 hours.
From: David phrosty5@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
To: 'Ray Gralak (Groups)' groups3@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Tue, Sep 12, 2017 9:16 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] powertank/battery to travel - mach1GTO
Plus these already are wired with a Powerpole connection that can be hooked directly to AP’s new Powerpole power cables. This would probably easily last a couple nights out powering a Mach1.
Traveling by plane…100 watt/hour batteries are the limit I believe, and only in carry on luggage. Probably not a good idea to try and travel by plane with these.
We are going to buy a Mach1GTO and we would like to get help with some topics:
. Do you know if we could travel by airplane with batteries? (the technical support from Astro-physics said that could be a problem)