looking to buy power supply for 10" LX200GPS
Posted 11 October 2003 - 03:17 PM
#22-504 for my 10" LX200GPS. This is rated at 3amps. Is this unit ok to run my scope off of? My NS11 came with a ac adapter but plug/unit will not fit or run the Meade....
Posted 11 October 2003 - 03:55 PM
You might look at the one offered by www.scopestuff.com; it does a nice job and appears to be better suited for outdoor use and comes with the correct cable for the scope. The Radio Shack job you mention should do OK as far as the telescope is concerned.
Posted 11 October 2003 - 04:19 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:28 PM
Your Radio Shack power supply should work fine.
We (ScopeStuff) ship about 95% of our orders same day, and most of those ship by USPS Priority Mail for USA customers. I don't understand your reference about waiting for delivery in two weeks. We can't beat 1/4 mile from your house, but we try hard to keep it to a few days!
Posted 01 December 2003 - 09:37 PM
We (ScopeStuff) ship about 95% of our orders same day, and most of those ship by USPS Priority Mail for USA customers.
I can report that the stuff gets to Ohio amazingly fast - every time!
Posted 02 December 2003 - 07:01 PM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 12:59 PM
seen to date. Boy I wish I was in the desert right now!
Posted 06 December 2003 - 03:04 PM
Boy I wish I was in the middle of the snowstorm right now! We're socked in with clouds so I might as well get some fun snow to go with it.
Posted 07 December 2003 - 11:54 AM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 12:41 PM
My scope is a classic but I'm pretty sure you can enter the Ra and Dec manually on any version. Thanks for the word on the Nagler. I think my next purchase is going to be a Vixen 10mm lanthanum. I need a better eyepiece at 250x to find planetary nebulae and these appear to have decent eye relief. I'll still take the snow! It actually wouldn't last long enough here. As soon as the sun comes up the temps rise too. I think you'll be pleased with the JMI case once you get past the price tag. I got a good deal on my HP laptop over the summer. I bought a discontinued model but it's fully loaded. Between the Christmas sales now and the pre-inventory sales next month you may find something cool. Are you going to get Starry Night Pro?
Posted 07 December 2003 - 02:39 PM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 05:29 PM
I do believe that Starry Night Pro will drive the scope. I'd double check that though and not just take my word for it.
Posted 08 December 2003 - 08:39 AM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 08:51 AM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:25 AM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:41 AM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 10:25 AM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 10:31 AM
2.0E is what comes with the Smart Mount upgrade. Operationally I don't think its any different than 1.7k except for the Smart Mount menu items and its operation.
I have not had a chance to try it out yet.
Posted 08 December 2003 - 10:42 AM
its 120 vac input regulated 13.8VDC. But states its for 12V/AC power units.
Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:09 PM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 10:49 PM
You might look at the output of the power supply with an oscilloscope, or check the AC ripple content with an AC voltmeter, while loaded. (the power supply loaded, not you! ;=)
The power supply might have high ripple on the output, which could make the motors 'sing'. If the ripple were that high, I would be concerned running the scope on it.
Their regulated power supplies are generally pretty good, and are often used for CB radios and the like, where high ripple is unacceptable.
Posted 09 December 2003 - 08:52 AM
Posted 10 December 2003 - 12:21 PM
I took the unit to the 'Shack' and it tested 13.8. So I wonder now if it was the Meade 1.7K. Now should I now re-download the program?
Posted 10 December 2003 - 12:58 PM
You could also (before the above steps) throw some new batteries in it and see what happens at the Max slew rate. If it behaves well then the PS is still suspect. Like Jim said it may not show bad behavior if its not "loaded".
If it still slews faster than it should after trying the batteries I'd do the reset, reload firmware thing.
Let us know how it goes.
Posted 12 December 2003 - 05:18 PM