View Full Version : POWER
11-14-2000, 08:59 PM
I need a portible power suply to power a large fishtank, somthing like a camping battery. I was thinking somthing like a cordless drill with a battery on charge. Has anyong sucessfully addapted a drill to be a power source? Any ideas would be help full.
What type of compressor are you using? 12 volt or 120 volt? A low voltage compressor will work on a battery from a portable drill fine if you don't over-power it, but for high voltage, you will probably need to buy an inverter to change a car battery 12 volts to 120 volts. Harbor Freight carries a cheap one that should do the job.
karl in pa
11-20-2000, 07:50 AM
How large is a large fishtank? A cordless tool battery should work for a while but if you need a power for a longer period of time then you should consider a lawn mower battery or something with a greater duty cylce (Amp-hours). Cordless tool batts really don't have the current capacity you'll need for the long haul.