Explore Scientific ED127Explore Scientific AR152Celestron Omni XLT 102 Orion XT10i
David M. Douglass - Tempe, Arizona - http://www.az-dahut.net/
Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
Quote:Mike, I've been using those Radio Shack power cords on all 5 of my Celestron mounts for 5 years now. I had 3 defective power cords from Celestron (the first 3 I received) and have been using the RS cords ever since. I have not had any trouble with the RS power cords. Never had to split a power connector on the mount. Never had one fall out of the connector. Never had one short out.Stan
Indiana for a three more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
Quote:I also use the on/off switch on the power cord instead of the one on the mount as per suggestions here as well.
Andrew Celestron CPC-1100 Celestron NexStar 8SE OTA on Sirius EQ-g mount running EQMOD Orion ST-80/SSAG guiding package Coronado PST on iOptron SmartEQ Imaging Source DBK21AU04 and DMK41AU02 Mallincam Hyper Color imager My astronomy blog: http://andysastro.blogspot.com Norman OK (nearest CSC station) 73 de AE5YJ
WO ZenithStar 71mm Doublet ED Celestron C6S ASGT Univ. Optics 8" f/7 Newt. Sears 60 f/15 Refractor Celestron Skymaster 20x80 Bushnell Sportview 10x50 Nikon D80 Stock Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 Modded for AP
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Quote:Just be VERY, VERY, VERY careful using these cords with the interchangeable ends. Some of them can only be put together in one way while others can go either way. Putting it together wrong once is all it will take to ruin you day since most of these mounts don't have reverse polarity protection.
Quote:Quote:Just be VERY, VERY, VERY careful using these cords with the interchangeable ends. Some of them can only be put together in one way while others can go either way. Putting it together wrong once is all it will take to ruin you day since most of these mounts don't have reverse polarity protection. Yep, these particular plug tips can be connected in reverse polarity, so you do have to be very careful. As long as you understand this, it's very easy to get the correct polarity which is center positive.The cord has the word "TIP" printed on one side. The plug tip has a '+' printed on one side and a '-' on the other side. You just line the '+' up with the word 'tip' when you plug the tip into the cord. In the first picture you can actually see part of the '+' sign right below the tip that plugs into the telescope base and above the prongs.