Skyfi with Anker Pro
Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:09 PM
Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:14 PM
DC Input - allows SkyFi to be powered from an external source. The input DC power requirements are 6 - 12 Volts, 0.5 - 1.5 amps. The connector fits any standard center-positive 5.5 mm OD x 2.1 mm ID male barrel plug.
Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:01 AM
Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:00 AM
Works fine. As Terence mentions though you have to meet that minimum power draw to avoid shutdown. The CGEM mount by itself, for example, isn't adequate.
Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:09 PM
I started digging, and it turns out that the Anker multivolt cable has a "type N" adapter (2.5mm inner diameter) on the outgoing end. Both of my telescopes and the StarSeek have "type M" connectors (2.1mm inner diameter). The bigger pin opening of the included cable makes the connection to the telescope and StarSeek flaky.
So... I took a ride to RadioShack. They have an plug system called Enercell Adaptaplug. I made a cable with the correct connectors using the Enercell 6' female-to-female socket cable, an Enercell type M connector (for the telescope), and an Enercell type B connector (for the Anker multivolt port). It works great! No more flaky connection! Total cost was about $25. Pricey for what it is, but well worth it for a solid power connection!
Thought I'd post this here for any others encountering this!