The 9 watt models (with the 13 watt ballasts) use about 1 amp for each bulb that is turned on. The common lead acid battery packs are usually 10 amp-
18 Watt tubes draw about 2 amps per tube so we recommend the following:
Harbor Freight Tools www.harborfreight.com sells a "jump start battery" system with a 17 amp hour battery, a built in charge, white light, and a volt meter.
There is also a 12 amp-
12 VOLT JUMP START AND POWER SUPPLY
We also offer a 10 amp hour Lead acid battery with carry bag and simple charger:
$65.00 Plus shipping
For a useful comparison, I had a 18 watt SW unit in the field all night using the 17 amp-
Find this battery at:
A lot of folks like this lightweight Lithium Ion Battery. You can read about at the link provided.
A couple of our dealers also offer battery modification to the 9 watt filed lamps as well. Please check our dealer page to find a dealer near you.
|9 watt lamp models|
|18 Watt lamps|
|36 Watt Lamps|
|60 Watt Lamps|
|95 Watt lamps|
|UV B Mid Wave|
|Won't light up|
|Why are they called fluorescent lamps?|
|How does a fluorescent lamp work and what is a ballast?|
|What makes WTC Lamps Special?|
|what is UV light|
|How does UV C disable micro-organisms?|