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Re: CGE Pro Review new [Re: JS999R]
      #5020062 - 01/16/12 05:13 AM

Not that I know anything about electrical issues but after watching our fellow member's video a couple things come to mind. As others have alluded to already, a steady and consistent power flow is important, I believe the motors are sensitive to this. I had problems with my first scope, a Craigslist Nexstar 3.1. I ran it on batteries at first and soon discovered they had no longivity and once they degraded the symptoms were similar during slewing. Except in my case the controller's lights would flicker as well. Another possible issue is the fact the two electrical systems between here and what is used in Europe is different, something like 110 vs 140 or is it 240? I wonder if Celestron has made the correct adjustments in view of this. Another factor might be related and that is the wire gauge thickness of the power cord. I'm reminded of that because I've owned several older Ducati motorcycles and they were very sensitive to under gauged wiring. This manifested itself in burning out connectors and rectifiers. Not saying something will burn up in the unit, but it could have a bearing on intermittent power surges as demonstrated by the video. One last thing, I don't know if it applies but this asks the OP directly, is your set up fully balanced? I would guess that it is and this doesn't have anything to do with the problem at hand, I was just wondering.

What is upsetting and I sympathize with the OP greatly on this, if the problem is deemed a mechanical defect why wasn't it caught before being shipped all the way to Italy? When we ship products overseas we know once it leaves, its expensive and a hassle to bring it back. So we make sure everything is right before shipping. This is where QC has to be at it's very best, no excuse if the problem could have been caught beforehand.

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