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#1 evansg

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:44 PM

Pegasus Astro is pleased to announce the availability of the Ultimate Powerbox v2

 

Ultimate Powerbox v2 (UPBv2 in short) is the successor of our renowned Ultimate Powerbox. You asked for more features, we kept our promise:

A USB3.1 Hub has been added -you can switch on/off each USB port –, more power outputs, more dew heaters, α new stepper controller that can drive any stepper motor in the astronomy market as well as an expansion ports for future devices that will communicate with the UPBv2 Controller!

 

For detailed information: https://pegasusastro...te-powerbox-v2/

 

Ultimate Powerbox v2 quick glance:

4 x 12V Smart Outputs,
3 x PWM duty cycle channels for your Dew Heaters or Flatpanel / Fans
a USB3.1  SuperSpeed, 5 Gbit/s Industrial Grade Powered Hub that includes 4 x USB3.1 and 2 x USB2 available ports (6 USB ports in total)
a Unipolar / Bipolar Stepper Motor Controller
a Variable / Regulated Output of 3Amps
a 12V / always ON Output
Environmental & Power readings
In a compact size with plenty of features!

 

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Edited by evansg, 18 July 2019 - 02:47 PM.

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#2 psandelle

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 03:38 PM

Question (and this looks very cool): when you discuss the variable power plugs (which are the blue RCA-type plugs?) and flatpanels, I never attached my Flatmans/Flatmen to a variable power outlet in the past. Could I do that with this box and is that any different than plugging them into the non-variable outlet?

 

Thanks,

 

Paul



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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:51 AM

The RCA Outlets are the PWM Duty cycle % power outputs and you can control their power % by our software.

You can easily connect a flatbox or your telescope's fans there. 

The variable port is a different port (named ADJ OUT)

Question (and this looks very cool): when you discuss the variable power plugs (which are the blue RCA-type plugs?) and flatpanels, I never attached my Flatmans/Flatmen to a variable power outlet in the past. Could I do that with this box and is that any different than plugging them into the non-variable outlet?

 

Thanks,

 

Paul


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#4 Phil Cowell

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 04:22 AM

The RCA Outlets are the PWM Duty cycle % power outputs and you can control their power % by our software.

You can easily connect a flatbox or your telescope's fans there. 

The variable port is a different port (named ADJ OUT)

Well done playing with mine it just arrived. Works really well as a compliment to an Intel Skull Canyon NUC.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 02:27 PM

Mine is arriving today. I was really hoping INDI drivers would have been ready by now, but I know how it goes. I've seen some stock photos of the device package [DC cables, proprietary power cord, temp dongle] showing one bracket being included, but I also see 'Items included' as not including the bracket. I'm hoping I get at least one little bracket!

 

I am looking forward to my biggest pre-capture time suck being eliminated...cable management.



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Posted 29 July 2019 - 09:48 PM

Sad to say that my first light with the UPBv2 resulted in a burning smell and a dead on arrival unit. I spent two hours recabling, plugged in my camera, Focuser, FW, and mount. It worked for a few minutes, disconnected, and died. I'm just happy my G11T wasn't switched on.

I probably won't be an early adopter of astro equipment in the future. I'll be getting an RMA because I really want this device, but needless to say I'm disappointed.


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