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Brennan-
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Post Great battery for use with Chronos
on: May 10, 2013, 00:09
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Hello Chronos friends!

I stumbled across these batteries by ANKER a few weeks ago. By far the best option I've seen yet. I bought one right away and love it. Anybody in need of a quality made, full featured, reliable, and affordable battery to power Chronos or any other MoCo hardware that accepts 12v/2A (notably, Arduino driven hardware), definitely check these guys out. Comes with various jacks, including the 5.5mm x 2.1mm that Chronos employs.

Full review with loads of info and comparisons on my blog:

http://www.brennanvisuals.com/archives/192

Chris@Chro-
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: May 10, 2013, 00:38
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Thanks Brennan. One of those is certainly on my wishlist

fabians.ch
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: May 10, 2013, 09:26
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These look great, thanks for the links!

Mexicodirk
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: May 11, 2013, 03:21
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i buy long Time ago the Astro 3.
this come with a defect Charger.
I coll the people and in 3 days i have new charger without sending bak the def. charger.
Thinks happens!
i like this Battery
i use this for powering rasperri pi, the chronos controller and some times a 7" Monitor (Lilliput). not all together :-)
in future i will buy the bigger Astro pro.
The Battery coms with dif. connectors , what make this very usable not only for the controller.
i can recommend this Battery's also.

Michael
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: May 18, 2013, 12:16
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My Chronos lite came in yesterday evening and I had ordered the ANKER battery in anticipation of it arriving, I did a lot of tests with and without a camera (hours worth) just to get a feel for how to use the controller and the battery indicator showed I had used 25% (on of 4 leds). That's amazing. Of course the Chronos controllers low appetite for power deserves some of the credit but I think this battery is going to be a winner.

Mexicodirk
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: May 25, 2013, 02:57
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last week my battery was broken.
3 days then I had another.
Super service from ianker.com.
and 18 month warrenty !

Dirk

Brennan-
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: June 7, 2013, 07:45
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I'm really glad to hear that you guys are having similar experiences with these batteries and that ANKER follows through with their warranty promises. For less than $50, I can't find anything that outperforms these in any way.

Chris@Chro-
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: June 11, 2013, 15:12
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I just ordered one of these, cant wait to test it out. :) If it goes well I will start recommending these to people who are looking for a battery. I have several of the blue batteries, and they seem to be somewhat unreliable. the cables break, the connectors are not the best, etc.

I may even just up the price by $50 on the rails and send one of these with each rail.

cappedup
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: June 13, 2013, 13:04
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Ordered! They look so sleek and sturdy. I'm mainly looking forward to having some kind of indicator on remaining juice. My Chronos rig has not yet drained my clunky blue batt, but I don't know how close I've come. TheAstro 3 looks similar in size to the Chronos controller, which means it will Velcro underneath more sweetly than 'clunky blue'.

Cheers for the post. I'll be back with opinions.

Chris, could you integrate this batt into the Chrono-box? Would add a lovely weight to it, and make for one less wire flapping around. Guess it would then need an indicator, and charging socket.

Chris@Chro-
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Post Re: Great battery for use with Chronos
on: June 13, 2013, 17:16
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Maybe. Im not sure. I have one that should arrive today and think about it a bit.

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