Good day all,
I am about to assemble my power centre and controller for my gear which consists of an EQ6-R PRO, QHY5L-II, DSLR, laptop, and two or three dew heaters, with extra capacity should I add a cooled camera, filter wheel, and focuser. The setup will use either mains or battery (65Ah AGM) power housed in a plastic camping cooler stood on end with a beer access door on the lid to view the laptop screen which will sit on a shelf.
When 120V is available, I'll plug in the laptop, my Pyramid PS14KX and if needed, a 70W Schumacher PC-6 regulated power supplies in the bottom section, or when in the field, I'll swap out the power supply for the battery.
With little distribution blocks I'll combine the 12V outputs, followed by a pilot light switch, ammeter/voltmeter, then wired to an Anderson powerpole socket. I'll also have a 12V to 19V boost converter to power the laptop when in the field. Of course I'll have an opening for the incoming USB cable.
Sound reasonable? Changes?
The 12V output will feed a DIY imaging train mounted power distribution and dew heater controller. In it will be a fused and switched input, four 12V outputs, three fused PWM dew controllers, and two buck converters for a 5V USB and 9V camera output.
Again, I'd appreciate any input as to changes to the design that may be necessary.
By the way, I live in northern Canada where imaging in temps approaching -10 deg F will be commonplace. I doubt I'll venture out when it gets much colder.
Thanks for looking