Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Power Pack
- Perfect for the “grab and go” astrophotographer who doesn't need a lot of automation
- Provide 10Amps of power, a sufficient number of 12V Outputs, Two Dew Heater Channels, A DSLR power output and an environmental sensor to monitor humidity and temperature
Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Power Pack
The Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox is suitable for the “grab and go” astrophotographer who doesn't need a lot of automation. Device can provide 10Amps of power, a sufficient number of 12V Outputs, Two Dew Heater Channels, A DSLR power output and an environmental sensor to monitor humidity and temperature.
4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment
A powerful mosfet transistor provides “electric juice” to your precious equipment. It supply of electricity 4 outputs. Can switch on/off for all ports.
Built in Voltmeter
A precise voltmeter measures and displays in real time your input voltage. If the input is more than 14V, the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment.
Camera / DSLR Output
A 8Volt Output is suitable to provide power to your DSLR camera.
More than 10A of total power
Controller has been designed to support up to 10 Amps of total current.
Pocket Powerbox can work “out of the box” as a standalone device. Just plug the cables, setup the “autodew” functionality and every time you boot the device, it will retrieve your settings. So, If you don’t like to connect a PC every time, you don’t have to. Simple as that!
Two channel duty cycle PWM outputs
Two Pulse width modulation (PWM) outlets are capable to provide power to your “thirsty” Dew Heaters. No more moisture fuzzing your equipment and destroying your clear nights. These outlets can be remote controlled from your laptop using the supplied software.
Auto Adjustment of PWM (Dew Outputs)
Firmware can auto adjust the PWM Outputs by consulting the environmental sensor Dew Point reading. Just click “Auto” and leave to Pocket Powerbox decide if it is time to switch on and precise tune your dew heaters.
ASCOM 6 Fully supported
Pocket powerbox fully supports ASCOM6. In combination with our main program which acts as a server you can use our latest ASCOM 6.3 supplied drivers to:
- Pass environmental settings to supported software (e.g Sequence Generator Pro / MaximDL ) (ASCOM ObservingConditions)
- Switch ON or OFF all 12V outputs. (ASCOM Switches)
LED Indications for power and failure states
LED can blink in patterns to warn you regarding important power issues (e.g over or under voltage). Moreover light can be turned off using the software. The LED is very dim but in case you don’t like it on you can switch it off via the software.
Power Cables are included in the package
Four power cable of DC 2.1mm to 2.1mm male (1m) are included in the package.
External Environmental Sensor
External one (1) meter temperature & relative humidity sensor is included in the package. Know exactly the environment conditions of your location. Temperature, humidity and dew point measurements are displayed in the software.
Connect the device to your laptop/PC and control Pocket Powerbox from the supplied software or ASCOM drivers
Reverse Polarity Protection
Pocket Powerbox has been design with a reverse voltage polarity protection. It will definitely save your night if you accidentally connect the main power supply in reverse polarity!
A hardware watchdog resets the device if for any reason there is no response from the controller for two seconds. A neat feature in the unlikely event of a controller freeze – when you have a remote observatory and you need to be certain that everything works as expected.
Device is firmware upgradable to support future features and bug fixes.
Compact Size and Lightweight
A hard plastic ABS lightweight and compact sized box enclose the controller board. Size is 109mm x 74mm x 25mm. Weight is 250 grams.
- Pocket Powerbox Controller
- External Temperature / Humidity Sensor
- 4 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1m)
- DC Cable (2m) to Cigarette Lighter Adapter (8A fused)
- USB Cable Type B (3m)
Excellent device for astro imaging setups
This little device decreased my setup and break down time in more then a half, helped me with wire management and weight balance. I own two of these, one permanently mounted on an OTA of Meade LX90 and the other one on a Meade C6000 70mm APO refractor on an AVX mount. Especially for the people who own telescopes like LX90 and using Alt/Az mounts on a wedge for astro imaging would know very well how hard it is to keep the wires from wrapping around the tripod. This box along with a single board PC mounted on the OTA allowed me to have just a single power cord running down off of my setup and contain the rest of the cords for the imaging camera cooler, guiding camera, due heaters, mount power and single board PC power cord. Now I don’t have to spend an hour plugging and organizing the cords. With the smaller refractor it is also very beneficial making it super easy building a portable scope with all the wires mounted on the OTA for easy field setup. Environmental sensor is a nice bonus, works well. I especially recommend it to everyone like me who doesn’t have a luxury of a permanently mounted scope. Even if you do, you would probably still enjoy it.