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Does anyone have as LX200 Power Panel Parts list?

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#1 Dig

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

All,
I need a parts list for the LX200 powerboard. C2 (a Tantalun Coated capacitor 25v 6.8 uF) shorted out on my power panel. Since, I need to replace this CAP I thought I'd fix a few other nagging items but I can't find the parts specification on them from the schematics. In particular I need to order:
1) SW1 (it appears to be an ON-ON DPDT switch)
2) C1 a 0.001 uF CAP (it also appears to be coated
3) The Power Connector ... What type is it? I'd like to replace it as it's been intermittent for a while and since I'm going to replace these other items I might as well replace it too.

If any one has a complete parts list that would be great too.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:37 AM

You might find this article interesting HERE

He says to replace the power panel's C1 with a 10uF 35volt working Tantalum or Electrolytic capacitor. Mine blew out and I was able to find the very same Tantalum one at Radio Shack to solder in its place.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:49 PM

Hey, I just wanted to say thank for the tips and the schematics they really help a lot!

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

I just want to shout out a big THANK YOU! to everyone who helped me with suggestions, tips, an hints on my recent power controller issue. I was able to repair the controller and replace the defective caps and power connector. The scope has been working well ever since ... now if I could just get the weather to clear up when there isn't a full Moon. I'd be much happier! ;)
Thanks again you were all very helpful.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

It is important to note that there are TWO different LX200 products and they have VERY different electronics inside. The original LX200 product line is now commonly-referred to as the "Classic" LX200 and the newer one is the "GPS" series.

So when asking LX200-related questions it will always be very important to indicate if you are dealing with a Classic or a GPS model.

The most-common questions/problems related to the Classic LX200's are runaway slews (it's the pots!) and blown tantalum capacitors in the hand controller (replace those bad boys with higher-voltage ones BEFORE they blow!)

The most-common questions/problems related to the LX200GPS's are related to initial alignments, GPS issues and intermittent electronics crashes.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

[quote name="Christopher Erickson"]1) 1) SW1 (it appears to be an ON-ON DPDT switch)
3) The Power Connector ... What type is it? I'd like to replace it as it's been intermittent for a while and since I'm going to replace these other items I might as well replace it too.

The SW1 is a pesky little devil to find. Meade used these in quantity, but I can't seem to find any in that size.

The power connector is a coaxial power jack of the "N" type.

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 05:14 PM

BTW, I just wanted to let every one know that I successfully repaired my Meade LX200 on my own. I could never find the exact ON-ON DPDT switch that I needed so I soldered a new DPDT switch to the to posts of the existing witch and it works great. I also upgraded my tantalum capacitors and replaced several components that were scorched during the short. The scope has been work very well for over a year and I'm very please with the over all repair. Thanks again to all who send helpful hints as well as schematics and tips for improvements to the power controller!






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