The Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox is suitable for the “grab and go” astrophotographer who doesn't need a lot of automation. The 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 supplies of electricity 4 outputs. Can switch on/off for all ports.
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
An 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 it to the Pocket Powerbox to 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 2.1 mm to 2.1 mm male (1 m) isincluded 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 designed 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.
The device is firmware upgradeable to support future features and bug fixes.
Compact Size and Lightweight
A hard plastic ABS lightweight and compact sized box encloses the controller board. Size is 109 mm x 74 mm x 25 mm. The weight is 250 grams.
Pocket Powerbox Controller
External Temperature / Humidity Sensor
4 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1 m)
DC Cable (2 m) to Cigarette Lighter Adapter (8A fused)
Extremely happy with the quality and performance. solves cable management issues. Installs without a hitch I built a bow which has the PPB and a usb hub that I attach to the tripod leg so that I only have one wire coming off to my computer--one wire!!
10/10 easy mindless solution to power distribution. Powers my CCD, focuser, and USB hub. If you want to run it DC just get a cigarette to alligator clip adapter and clip it straight to a deep cycle. Super easy!
This is an extremely well engineered accessory for your telescope. It cuts out a lot of the wires. It is an excellent distribution source for power and it’s environmental sensor works flawlessly in keeping your dew heaters working properly. This is my second one and I would easily upgrade to a third if I had another telescope.
This little power distribution unit is exactly what the doctor ordered for my situation. I can power my camera, my focuser, and my dew heaters, and I now have a little weather station to boot. The app that you can download to operate the power box works great too. This is a first rate piece of gear for astrophotographers that I would highly recommend. Excellent job Pegasus Astro!