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Where can I purchase this little battery box for my Meade ds114

Need this battery box for the AA's that plugs in the telescope console to power the scope

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  • don henson Jan 15, 2013

    Thanks Everyone for your assistance, will try Astronomy Mall for this battery box . See Ya Don. "Hollywood"

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Look at this link

http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/4341368/Main/4340068#



The Astronomy Mall mentioned there does carry Meade battery packs for this discontinued model.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013

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