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ASIAir Plus power output issues - AA+ goes beep=no more power output

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#1 auroraTDunn

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Posted 24 March 2023 - 10:28 AM

I have spent the last week+ trying to get my AsiAir Plus to provide power to, well anything,

At first I thought it was the power supply to the AA+ so I ordered a new one which arrived yesterday (12V 5amp the one recommended by the vendor - do I need more amps in???).

If I connect the power to the AA+ and then connect a supplied power cable from the AA+ box, to the camera (ZWO 6200mm) or to the mount or whatever and then turn on the power to the AA+ whatever I have it connected to powers on UNTIL the wifi kicks in and the AA+ beeps and then I loose power to anything connected.

I'm trying to keep it simple and ONLY connecting say the camera, nothing else. Turn Power on, fan turns on, AA+ beeps, no fan, no registering its existence in the app.

 

If I take that power supply, or the old one and connect it directly to say the mount or camera it works fine

If I supply power to the AA+ and separate power to the mount and/or to the camera, AA+ along with now connected Guide camera, EAF, EFW, ect run just fine.

 

What the heck is going on? I have tried everything I can think of but for me the AA+ beep means everything dies.

 

 

 



#2 brlasy1

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Posted 24 March 2023 - 10:55 AM

That 6200 camera needs its own dedicated power supply. 

 

ASAir states in its manual that it can't provide enough power for the cooled cameras AND run everything else.

 

Good luck.



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Posted 24 March 2023 - 11:00 AM

OK - I some how missed that, blind eyes (literally the past almost 3 weeks thanks to a form of encephalitis) and puny print on the printed materials.

 

So just go ahead, power mount (ZWO AM5) with supply

Connect AA+ power from the mount

Connect separate power to 6200mm

Everything else 'should be' grand???



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Posted 24 March 2023 - 04:02 PM

OK - I some how missed that, blind eyes (literally the past almost 3 weeks thanks to a form of encephalitis) and puny print on the printed materials.

 

So just go ahead, power mount (ZWO AM5) with supply

Connect AA+ power from the mount

Connect separate power to 6200mm

Everything else 'should be' grand???

When I had my cooled ZWO, I powered the mount and ASAir from a Talentcell Li-ion battery (it has separate 12v and 5V USB outputs), and powered the camera with 12v from a separate Talentcell.  The camera still has to be attached to the ASAir USB for data output.  Good luck.
 



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Posted 25 March 2023 - 08:46 AM

I am copying this from the ZWO support forum, as it helped me understand the requirements to power my ASI6200MM through the AAP:

"ASIAIR PRO's USB power supply is not enough for ASI6200/ASI2600/ASI533//ASI071MC cameras to work normally, so please use an external 12V power supply, which can be connected to the ASIAIR PRO's power management as well."

As per the above, I am running the dedicated 12V power supply from the mains/battery into the AAP (input plug next to on/off switch) and from there via one of the four 12V outlets to the camera. Works well, also powering the guide cam, EAF, EFW, mount and heaters through the AAP.

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