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drksky
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Gemini Power Supply
      #4520973 - 04/15/11 07:19 PM

I'm having trouble figuring out the price discrepancy between this and this. Same model number, huge price difference. What gives?

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skybsd
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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: drksky]
      #4520993 - 04/15/11 07:29 PM

Well...,

Perhaps its the fact that one shop is a specific hobby equipment supplier with a very specific customer market, whereas the other shop is an international, mass-market online retailer with no specific market designation - with a pricing designed to shift units.

If you need one, going with one's wallet always pays off

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skybsd


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drksky
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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: skybsd]
      #4520999 - 04/15/11 07:35 PM

Heck, one could buy retail from the other and still be able to make a profit on a cheaper price. *scratches head*

Guess it does pay to shop around.


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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: drksky]
      #4521007 - 04/15/11 07:39 PM

Quote:

Guess it does pay to shop around.




Makes for a happy wallet and bank balance, too

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kolsen
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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: drksky]
      #4521094 - 04/15/11 08:38 PM

I saw the same thing the other day. I ordered the one on Amazon.
From what I can gather, the Gemini 2 draws 3 amps whereas the Gemini 1 draws 1.5. Most of the reviews for it say this power supply maxes out at 3 amps even though it claims 5 to 7 amps. I'm hoping this will be enough.


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Billydee
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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: kolsen]
      #4521208 - 04/15/11 10:17 PM

Here is a great source of Pyramid Power supplies. They have the lowest prices. Look at the 10 amp one for under $50. They have the 5 amp one for $25.

http://www.ritzcamera.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/SearchView?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&keyword=pyramid+power+supplies&x=42&y=12

Luck, Bill


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drksky
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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: kolsen]
      #4521262 - 04/15/11 10:56 PM

Quote:

I saw the same thing the other day. I ordered the one on Amazon.
From what I can gather, the Gemini 2 draws 3 amps whereas the Gemini 1 draws 1.5. Most of the reviews for it say this power supply maxes out at 3 amps even though it claims 5 to 7 amps. I'm hoping this will be enough.




The one that's listed on the Losmandy site as an accessory says it's only 3amps. Heck, you could by the 10amp pyramid for cheaper than they're charging for the 3 amp at Losmandy.


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kolsen
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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: drksky]
      #4521310 - 04/15/11 11:37 PM

Now ya got me second guessing. The 10 amp one has great reviews.

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drksky
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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: kolsen]
      #4521321 - 04/15/11 11:43 PM

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Now ya got me second guessing. The 10 amp one has great reviews.




I saw that, too. The 5amp reviews were really mixed. Granted, most of the 1 and 2 stars came from R/C guys really trying to push it with recharging LiPo batteries. I used to fly R/C and those chargers are power-hungry monsters.


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kolsen
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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: drksky]
      #4521333 - 04/15/11 11:54 PM

Good point about the R/C reviewers. That makes me feel better. I guess the most draw would be only when slewing and not guiding.

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Re: Gemini Power Supply new [Re: kolsen]
      #4521911 - 04/16/11 10:58 AM

I have the 10amp Pyramid (PS-15KX) and it works very well. It is a bit larger than the 5 amp (PS9KX), but no so much that is is annoying. I put it in a small plastic tool box to keep dew off of it when needed. When I was looking at buying, I also noticed the poor reviews for the PS9KX, but in looking now 18 out of 19 reviewers of the PS15KX give it 5 stars and the 19th review is 4 stars and the reviewer had nothing bad to say about it. I think the extra $27 for the larger PS is worth it to run my $3k+ mount.

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