It has worked flawlessly. The only downside is that it does not come with the mounting brackets or really any guidance for how to attach it to the OTA. Love being able to power usb ports on and off from the software instead of by unplugging cords.
Pegasus Ultimate Power Box v2
This is a great item; excellent options for power management but more importantly, it can allow you to eliminate two components in favor of a single item that acts as power distribution and USB hub.
Ultimate Powerbox V2
I upgraded to this box from the Pocket version to help out more with my cable management. Having the USB and power all in one unit keeps my setup looking clean with only 2 cables coming down the rig. The software itself is easy to run and it helps keep you in line with the amount of power needed to run my setup.
Perfect for all of my needs
The addition of this powerbox has reduced the cabling off of my mount to TWO!. An ethernet cable from mount to mini pc and power cord for the powerbox. I run my mini pc, asi1600mm pro and filter wheel and two dew heaters. I run my moonlite focuser with this powerbox using the pegasus astro Pegasus Astro RJ45 to DB9 Stepper Motor Cable for Ultimate Powerbox / DMFC # PEG-CMOT-RJ45DB. Everything works great. I have my mini pc mounted on top of this on top of my scope. Highly recommended. Joe in Mobile
fit all requirements, good produts
Not to my expectations
I was excited when Pegasus announced this new version and its compatibility with my specific focuser motor (Starlight Instruments HSM30) and after their email confirmation re compatibility I purchased it. Upon testing the stepper motor functions, using the special custom RJ45 cable I was disappointed to notice the motor was just vibrating a bit rather than spinning when sending move commands. I reported this to OPT who were kind to immediately offer a replacement assuming the device was faulty. In the mean time I tested other features of the device and encountered issues with the current display (The individual current display on each power output). I connected my 12VDC Focuser controller to one of the power outputs and there was no current showing although when I measured the current with my multi-meter it measured 0.7A. I also connected 2 dew straps to the dew heaters outputs, they were both heated up when I adjusted the power output but the current reading was only displayed on one of them even at max output, I tried swapping around the dew straps but the current didn't show on the same one. I experienced same problems with the replacement UPB, the motor this time spun but very coarsely and was vibrating more than spinning and heated up so I disconnected and never tried again. The problem with the current readings occurred again with the replacement. Overall I was disappointed, mainly because of the focus control incompatibility OPT were quick with their responses and support and they refunded me for the device and the other related items.