Power inverter for Paramount MX?
Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:51 AM
Posted 02 July 2013 - 12:47 PM
the OP might be suspicious of connecting an $8000 mount to that rinky-dink $19 converter (and with free shipping, at that!)
Although, I have a similar 220V - 12V switching power supply that I use with my AP mount... probably an even more unsafe proposition.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 01:51 PM
old thread about the same
Posted 02 July 2013 - 03:58 PM
It is also possible to replace that power brick with a 12VDC to 48VDC converter and get quite a bit better efficiency. Just make sure it'll handle the same amount of power as the power brick.
The ultimate in convenience and efficiency is to use the battery packs that SB sells. Big up-front cost, but presumably less expensive in the long term.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:29 PM
Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:22 PM
Good call Ron going with an inverter.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 11:50 PM
Please send me the link to your converter. Sometimes I image at home and would like to power the mount from the wall outlet.
Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:56 AM
Reason being it has so many outputs, I can power everything (mount, dew strip, camera and TEC cooler) from it. It also has a fairly beefy output and a potentiometer allows you to adjust the voltage to exactly your requirement.
This was actually suggested to me on the Celestron Yahoo group, because the stock Celestron power supply is one weak !@!@#$ and causes unreliable slews sometimes. (but mine were caused by improper spacing of the motor encoders)