(12V to 24V Converter for Mark 2 AC)Using Other Power Sources and DIY Solutions Tutorial


  • Knowledge and Certification: Utilizing DIY solutions requires knowledge of low-voltage DC electricity and adherence to regulatory certifications concerning such operations.
  • Power Requirements: Ensure your power source outputs at least 12V at 25A. It is advised not to power multiple devices simultaneously. If other devices must be connected, ensure the combined wattage, including 300W for the Mark 2, does not exceed the power source's maximum output.


  1. Connect the Leads:

    • Connect the positive and negative leads from your power source to the corresponding leads of the DIY connector.
    • Use a multimeter to verify the correct polarity and voltage output at the XT60 connector.
  2. Attach the XT60 Connector:

    • Connect the DIY connector’s XT60 interface to the main unit.
  3. Begin Charging or Powering the Mark 2:

    • Connect the GX16-4 connector to the Mark 2 battery to start charging, or directly to the Mark 2 AC unit if powering it.

Safety and Compliance:

  • When working with 12V to 24V converters and DIY electrical setups, it's crucial to comply with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. This may include ensuring all components are rated for their specific uses and that all connections are secure to prevent short circuits and other electrical hazards.
  • Always refer to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and local codes for detailed guidance on low-voltage systems.