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#1 tbone0168

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:08 PM

Does anyone know what cable I may use with the Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox to power my Intel Compute Stick?

 

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 08:43 AM

Don't do it directly. Intel Compute stick requires 5V and Pocket Powerbox provides 12V. 

You will need a voltage converter from 12V to 5V. 

An example is this one: https://www.ebay.com...-Power-Adapter/


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#3 tbone0168

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 02:45 PM

Thanks! evansg, however the link you provided no longer exists.  Will you please provide a photo, or another site?

 

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Edited by tbone0168, 20 October 2019 - 05:21 PM.


#4 Jim in PA

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 03:57 PM

TBone,

 

The quickest/easiest way to do it would be to order a cable with a male 2.1mm barrel connector(to mate with the 12V/2A output of the Pocket Powerbox...OR you could just cut one of the 4 supplied cables in half and use one end of it), and wire it up to 12V-5V step down converter with a female USB socket...here's one on Amazon...

 

https://www.amazon.c...71604847&sr=8-4

 

If you use that, then all you would need is a USB Cable. 



#5 tbone0168

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 05:27 PM

Thank you Jim!.....Sounds and looks easy enough.....

 

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:00 AM

I run the USB hub on my mount which is 5V, from the DSLR output of my PPB. I had to put one of these in the circuit to step down the voltage. Also had to get some barrel jacks for the connectors. Seems to work great so far. I'm 

 

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 07:29 AM

Thanks bmurphy495!....Would you send a photo of this?

 

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:31 AM

Thanks bmurphy495!....Would you send a photo of this?

 

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I made a mistake, I'm actually pulling 12V from the back of the CEM40 mount (shorter cable run). However it shouldn't be a problem to find a buck converter from 8v to 5v.

 

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:40 AM

Thank you B!.....I really appreciate the help! 

 

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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:52 AM

I've used this converter with my two rigs.  It works very well and powers my PC stick and WiFi hub.  It also offers 2 USB ports to use for power.  

 

https://www.amazon.c...uct/B073PQTMRP/

 

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Edited by AstroGabe, 22 October 2019 - 08:53 AM.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 09:42 AM

Thanks Gabe!

 

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