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Quote: Look on Amazon.com for "Velcro Reusable Cable Ties", I use both the 1/4" width and the 1/2" width...
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Quote:Mike, thanks for the pictures!Wonder if anyone else has tried this?http://obsballona.net/wordpress/2012/01/15/cable-organization/
Quote:i guess bundling everything up into a single fat 'cable' gives you something similar.
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
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Quote:what John Smith was advocating at AIC was to put your power distribution (12V) and USB hubs on the OTA itself, so that the only thing going down the mount is a single 12V power cable and a single USB cable. the problem of course is that with a DSLR you need the custom voltage that the canon AC pack provides. you can do this yourself with at 12V DC regulator of course, but it's more work.i guess bundling everything up into a single fat 'cable' gives you something similar.
Quote:Rudy, that is really nice! Thanks for sharing, certainly going to look at doing this for my setup. Question, did you build the 12-8v & 12-5v power convertors yourself, did you buy them or rip them out of old car chargers?Edit:Just found this: http://www.prodctodc.com/dcdc-47524v-to-09318v-adjustable-stepdown-regulator-...Two of these for $6. I am good to go!Cheers!Phillip
Quote:Wonder if anyone else has tried this?http://obsballona.net/wordpress/2012/01/15/cable-organization/
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Quote:What diameter split tube works for most? I have some at home, but I think it is fairly small (1/2" maybe)
Quote:I had thought about bundling for a while now but isn't it true that one connector will be supporting the weight of all the cables unless some other measure is taken to support them?
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