Vixen Train and Track Motors for Porta II Mounts
Vixen Train and Track Motors for Porta II Mount
The Train-N-Track (TNT) system for the Porta Mount is a basic alt-az motor drive system with adjustable or trainable tracking. With alt-azimuth mounts, the motor speeds will vary greatly depending on what area of the sky you are viewing. The TNT motor drive system includes adjustable speeds on both axes and high speed centering. The friction drives also allow you to move the telescope around by hand without unlocking any clutches. You just let go and the drive takes over. With a little practice, objects can be kept in the eyepiece for 10 minutes or more. The Porta Mount TNT is battery driven using 8 AA batteries and includes complete instructions. Installing the motors on the Porta II Mount is simple.
Image depicts Porta II Mount and Tripod which are sold separately
Vixen Product Number: TNT
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Does the Vixen TNT Motor Drive System work with both Porta-II and Porta alt-az setups?
According to Vixen, This works with both the Porta II & the Porta mount so you will be fine with either mount.
Will this TNT motor drive system also work on a twilight 1 alt-az mount?
Unfortunately, no. The Twilight 1 does not have the same mounting points for the motors to attach. This TNT package will only work on the Vixen Porta II mount.
Can this setup use AC power or run off a power tank?
This motor system does come with it's or AA battery system to power the mount. However, if you want to use a powertank or AC power supply. The power supply needs to deliver 12 volts and have a 2.5mm center positive connection according to vixen.