AP1200GTO/AP1600GTO LTE/AP Mach1 16" Starizona Hyperion on order 14" LX200R & 7" Meade Mak FSQ106ED Tak .75 reducer +1.6 extender Coronado 90mm DS BF30 PST Lunt 60 PT FT Lockwood 12" f4. mirror set in a box AT6RC / AT12IN/ CT152 achro WO ZS66 / WO 80mm Doublet SBIG STF8300M CFW8/OAG/ Baader inside STT8300M FW8SG Astrodon inside Hutech 5DII 5D MkIII 60Da 6D 16-35mmL, 24-70mmL, 70-200mmL, 300mmf4.L, 400mmf5.6L, 100mmf2.8L, 50mm f1.2L, 135f2. 10'x14' ROR
17.5" f/5 Dob. IM-715 MCT. 120ED. Lunt 60mm Ha. Zeiss, Leica, Fujinon, Nikon, Pentax, Bushnell bins
Quote:I've been running my mount in the back yard for a while now and don't see much point in lugging booster packs that have a limited life under the strain of dew heaters and -25C temperatures. I know that Kendrick and Astro-Physics sell an off the shelf inverter. I'm wondering if there is another option for a heavy duty all in one type inverter. As far as a do it yourself project, could you use a heavy duty battery charger as the 'transformer' and then attach 12v sockets to the charging cables? Any help would be appreciated.
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Jc ATM 10" F6.1, 1/25th wave spec (max wavefront error +/- 1/12.6 in zone 4 of 6, sodium light ), 6" F7 spec, 127mm F9.4 achro Refractor, Criterion DX8, 10 x 50 bin, SP mount/Synscan goto. ETX80 (finder) Canon 20D, PST DSI 1, Butenschön 125mm F13.4 refractor, diy spectroscope and curiosity
Meade 8" f/6.3 SCT / STF8300C
Orion ED80 / LS75FHa2/B1200 / DMK41AF02
Coronado SolarMax 70 CaK / DMK 31AU03
Quote:All of my equipment (CGE mount, dew heaters, QHY8, etc.) runs off of cheap 12V power supplies like this one:http://www.12vadapters.com/adapter/power-supply/12v/6-amp-6a.htmlYou don't need anything fancy.
Quote:Quote:All of my equipment (CGE mount, dew heaters, QHY8, etc.) runs off of cheap 12V power supplies like this one:http://www.12vadapters.com/adapter/power-supply/12v/6-amp-6a.htmlYou don't need anything fancy. The 2.5mm tip on the power plug for these power supplies is the wrong type for Celestron products. They require a 2.1mm tip. Using the larger diameter one opens up the possibility of intermittent connections. Yeah you can split the center pin a bit more than normal to make these work but IMHO you're just asking for trouble at some point.