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What do I need in order to use Boost Mode on my SuperSting™?

Short Answer: You will need 2 Marine Deep Cycle Batteries that are isolated OR 2 SuperSting™ AC/DC Power Supplies.

Note: For information on what kind of battery to use, please see this article. For more information on the AGI AC/DC Power Supply, please see this article.

Boost Mode using 2 batteries:

Marine deep cycle batteries with ~50-100Ah capacity will work best. A second battery can connect to the boost connection to allow the full 200W maximum output. Boost mode is used anytime contact resistance is below ~1800 ohms.  

Example Setup Below: Both batteries are isolated and connected with their own cables.

batteries

Note: Charging these batteries requires a deep cycle type charger with at least 6A output. Using a lower cost trickle charger (<2A output) will result in incomplete overnight charges and low battery after 1 or 2 days in the field.

Boost Mode using 2 AGI SuperSting™ AC/DC Power Supplies:

You may also choose to use 2 AGI SuperSting™ AC/DC Power Supplies. It has been manufactured with the proper specifications for the main and boost power so that you can run on a small gas powered generator (900W) using 120/220V AC power. The generator does not need to be grounded. 

Example Setup Below: Main and Boost AC Power Supplies with recommended gas generator

generator supplies

Important Note: Never attach these power supplies to AC power in a building as this will cause a ground loop and potentially cause damage.

NEVER attach both the SuperSting™ Main and Boost power cables to the same battery!  This will short the power clips and can damage the cables and SuperSting™.  

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