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Post Powering Milapse Unit with SLA Battery?
Can I ditch the AA battery brick in the Milapse head, and just hook up a 12V SLA battery? I don't have a voltmeter handy, so I guess my real question is what is the voltage of the AA battery power pack that comes with the Milapse unit. I'm looking to replace the AA battery power with a longer lasting SLA battery, with something like 3-4Ah capacity. I've been having some serious issues with the Milapse unit once the batteries get close to dying, and am looking to eliminate that problem for good.

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Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:31 pm
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Post Re: Powering Milapse Unit with SLA Battery?
totally true. It goes goofy when the voltage drops... anyway it's super easy to power!

It's looking for 12v! so all you have to do is pick up a 9v battery connector (you know that two hat connector thingy) and a cig lighter male pigtail and connect em up. But be aware! it's backwards (at least from the radioshack diagram that was on my 9v connector packaging) Coming from the battery: the positive is the round or male side and the neg is the hex or female side.


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Post Re: Powering Milapse Unit with SLA Battery?
Thanks for the quick reply Jay! I sorta looked at the AA power pack and added up the voltage of the units that were in series, along with the units wired in parallel, and came up with 12V... just wanted to be sure. I'll probably buy the radioshack adapter that you're talking about, and wire it to a Dean's connector that will plug into an SLA battery (I hate Cig adapters). Thanks for the protip on the polarity!

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So what about the DS motor kit, it uses 10 batteries instead of 8?

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for connectors take a look at Anderson Power poles... (google the name) it will handle anything you toss at them and totally rock solid for hooking up...
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Post Re: Powering Milapse Unit with SLA Battery?
I'm a bit lost...

Are these notations the correct way around?

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If so I've wired correctly, if not, I need to rewire :roll:


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Post Re: Powering Milapse Unit with SLA Battery?
When wiring from a cig lighter adapter, normally the center pin on the lighter plug & socket is positive (there are a few old cars that are the other way around).
So this should go to the smaller terminal to mimic the battery pack on the other end of your cable.
So yes your picture above is correct.
I would not rely on the color of the wires on the battery connector, but actually check it with a meter to be sure.

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