Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Power Pack

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  • Provides power to your astro-imaging accessories
  • Perfect for the “grab and go” astrophotographer 
  • 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
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  • Regular price $202.50

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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. 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.

Built-in Voltmeter

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.

Standalone Operation

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) is 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.

USB2 Connectivity

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!

Watchdog

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.

Upgradable Firmware

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.

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INCLUDED ITEMS

  • 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)
  • USB Cable Type B (3 m)
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LR
04/21/2020
Louis R.
United States United States
Excellent piece of equipment

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.

CN
08/19/2020
Cleston N.
United States United States
A must have!

This is the one that you’re looking for.

A OPT Telescopes Customer
BL
07/25/2020
BRAY L.
United States United States
Pegasus

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!

A
06/17/2020
Anonymous
United States United States
Pegasus PPB

Excellent! Love this little gadget - it's everything it's advertised to be and more!

CW
04/06/2020
Chris W.
United States United States
Pegasus Astro pocket power box

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!

RC
03/27/2020
Robert C.
United States United States
Just what I needed

Very easy to setup. Using to power the mount, cooled mono camera, focuser, and USB hub as well as controlling my 2 dew heaters (set to auto).