POWER SOURCES
Power Sources
The DewBuster™ Controller may be operated on a 12V Battery or 13.8 VDC Power Supply (fully charged 12V batteries measure 13.8V). All DewBuster™ Controllers have a Low Voltage 10.5V cut-off to prevent running your battery completely dead and damaging it. The newest DewBuster™ Controllers also have a High Voltage 16V cut-off to protect your heaters from burning up if your power supply should malfunction and go to 24V.

As shown above, DewBuster™ Controllers with Powerpole® connectors can switch between different pigtails to fit various power sources. I highly recommend this option so that if you change power sources you will not have to send your DewBuster™ Controller in to have the power cord changed, you simply order a pigtail to fit your new power source. For more information see my FAQ on Power Cords.

If you need help selecting a battery see my FAQ on power sources. If you are considering a PowerTank, remember that it is just a "Jump-Start" battery with extra features. If you do not need the extra features, consider a conventional Jump-Start battery available at tool or auto parts stores at much better prices. When 120 VAC is available you can power the DewBuster™ Controller while the battery is on the charger so the battery does not run down yet it prevents loss of power if the AC power is momentarily lost (use a normal charge rate, do not "Fast Charge").

When purchasing a power supply consider the following:
There are many "HAM Radio" power supplies available. Try searching the internet using keywords like "13.8 Volt 10 Amp Bench Power Supply". For customers in the USA, Pyramid makes several reliable and reasonably priced power supplies including these popular models: