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Pegasus Astro USB Control Hub

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  • The Pegasus Astro – USB Control Hub is a SuperSpeed, low power, switchable USB3.1 Gen1 hub.
  • There are 6 x USB3.1 Active Ports which can deliver 2.4Amps.
  • Each USB port can be controlled and switched ON/OFF by the stand-alone software.
  • Hub accepts 12 to 14Volts of operation.
  • This product is certified to work flawlessly from −40°C to +85°C.

Product Details

  • The Pegasus Astro – USB Control Hub is a SuperSpeed, low power, switchable USB3.1 Gen1 hub and fully compliant with USB-IF’s USB 3.1 Gen1 specification. The Hub supports Hi-Speed, Full Speed and Low Speed.

    The new SuperSpeed hubs operate in parallel with the USB 2.0 controller, so 5 Gbps SuperSpeed data transfers are not affected by slower USB 2.0 traffic.

    6 x USB3.1 Active Ports

    The device has 6 x USB 3.1 Ports. Each port can deliver up to 2.5Amp of current. There is a smart current limit sensor in every port that automatically limits or cuts power in case of a short-wire or power consumption that is above 2.5Amps. Each port is monitored by the USB Controller and in case of a current limit, it triggers a warning pop up in the operating system.

    Aluminum Enclosure

    A high quality robust, blue anodized aluminum enclosure houses the electronics of the USB HUB. The metal enclosure designed and tested to survive ±5kV ESD strikes

    Switchable USB Ports

    Each USB port can be controlled and switched ON/OFF by the stand-alone software. (power + data). You are going to love this feature. No more pull out and re-plug USB cables of your equipment.

    12V DC Operation

    The 12V DC operation was our first design requirement. As most of your astro-equipment works with 12V DC - why to use something different?

    Hub accepts 12 to 14V of operation. This means that you can plug unregulated 12V power from a battery.

    Industrial-grade Temperature Support

    Most USB Hubs in the market (well…nearly all of them) can operate under room temperatures as they were design in mind to work inside your home. This is why you might experience USB disconnects and instability during a cold night with them.

    This product is certified to work flawlessly from −40°C to +85°C. The USB Hub chip has been selected to support Industrial grade temperature ranges.

    Compatibility

    This device is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Apple OS X 10.4+, and Linux hub drivers.

    This has a DC input for 12 to 14V with 2.5 Amps per individual port, and a maximum total amperage not to exceed 8 Amps.

     

  • specifications

    Weight0.44 lb
  • included items

    • The Pegasus Astro – USB Control Hub is a SuperSpeed, low power, switchable USB3.1 Gen1 hub.
    • There are 6 x USB3.1 Active Ports which can deliver 2.4Amps.
    • Each USB port can be controlled and switched ON/OFF by the stand-alone software.
    • Hub accepts 12 to 14Volts of operation.
    • This product is certified to work flawlessly from −40°C to +85°C.

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04/26/2021
Douglas S.
United States United States
Excellent but Pricey

It is a well built device and the control software is very useful. That said, like most astrophotography gear, the cost is higher than it should be. Also, the choice to include a 12V cigarette lighter power cable is questionable. Since many mounts use the same power format, many of us don't have batteries with multiple 12V cigarette lighter outlets, and many new cars don't have cigarette lighters, a cord that would fit standard 12V DC out would be better.