Hi all calling out to all Meade users LX90,LX200 users.
without a question of a doubt one of the biggest design flaws regarding the Meade LX90 line up of scopes is where the power supply is situated on bottom of the fork arms of the scope.and even with the cord wrap safety option in the Audiostar hand set functions serves a purpose to a certain degree as a safety precaution however on many nights observing the main cable still manages to wrap its self round the base of the fork arms.
so meanwhile I have been useing energiser 2500mah x8 c-cell rechargeable batteries on and off however haven’t had many observing sessions recently due to typical bad uk weather for thorough testing.however I’ve heard plus sides and negatives in useing batteries to function the scopes and like to here if the rumours are true for folks who have had more experience useing them on a more regular basis.for exsample do you loose performance when batteries discharge under 50% and is it true that goto Acuracy and tracking is reduced also.
as I’m also operating a dew strap also not very often I’m also thinking of a dedicated lipo power tank battery that can be strapped side of the forks the only draw back it costs around $250 and more set up time with cable routing etc.this will be on a splitter to run the scope and dew strap for around 4-5 hrs if needed.however I could puchase higher end C-4500 rechargeable batteries for the scope for 1/4 of the price of the power pack then use a talent cell power bank just to run the dew strap on occasions.
thankyou guys Sean
Edited by Supernova74, 23 January 2021 - 06:07 PM.