Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2
Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2

Pegasus Astro Advanced Pocket Powerbox Control Hub - Gen 2

PEG-PPBADV

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PegasusAstro Pocket Powerbox Advance (PPBADV) - Universal Power Supply

This Pocket Powerbox Advance (PPBADV) is a welcome addition to Pegasus Astro´s "Powerbox" product series. It has been designed to provide more advanced features in a more compact / quality design.

4 x 12 V DC power outlets for your equipment:
A powerful MOSFET transistor provides "electric juice" to your precious equipment. It supplies 4 electrical outputs which can be switched on/off via software (not individually).

Adjustable regulated output:
An adjustable output is suitable to provide power to your DSLR or mirrorless system camera. You can tune the voltage to different levels (3, 5, 8, 9, 12 V). Pegasus Astro provides different battery couplers for Canon, Nikon, Sony, FUJI cameras.

Built in voltmeter:
A precise voltmeter measures and displays in real time your input voltage. If the input is more than 14 V, the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment.

Built in Amp-meter:
An Amp-meter placed on the input reports the total current consumed.

In addition to this, there are three additional amp-meters. One for the 12 V outputs and two for the dew heater channels. Now you can monitor the detailed power consumption of your equipment

More than 12 A of total power:
Controller has been designed to support up to 12 Amps of total current.

Standalone operation:
Pocket Powerbox Advance can work "out of the box" as a standalone device. Just plug the cables, setup the "autodew" functionality and every time you boot the device, it will retrieve your settings. So, if you don´t want to connect a PC every time, you don´t have to. Simple as that!

Two channel duty cycle PWM outputs:
Two pulse width modulation (PWM) outlets are capable to provide power to your "thirsty" dew heaters. No more moisture fuzzing your equipment and destroying your clear nights. These outlets can be remote controlled from your laptop using the supplied software.

Auto adjustment of PWM (dew outputs):
Controller can auto adjust the heater power levels by consulting the environmental sensor dew point reading. Just click "Auto" and leave it for the Pocket Powerbox to decide if its time to turn on and precisley tune the level of your dew heaters.

Embedded USB3 hub - 2 x USB3 & 2 x USB2 Ports:
A powered USB3 hub at the back of the device provides
 2 x USB3 SuperSpeed Ports
 2 x USB2 High-Speed Ports

The new Super Speed hubs operate in parallel with the USB 2.0 controller, so 5 Gbps Super Speed data transfers are not affected by slower USB 2.0 traffic.

1 x USB high power output:
A special USB port (Port 1) provides 5.2 V / 3 Amps. You can connect any device that requires 5 V. For example a Raspberry PI 3/4 or an Intel Compute Stick M3/M5 can be powered from this port.

Expansion port (EXT):
EXT (expansion) port is available for device expansion. This RJ12 socket allows the connectivity of current and future Pegasus Astro products. Plugged devices can be controlled from the Pocket Powerbox Advance standalone software or a dedicated ASCOM driver.

Compact aluminium enclosure:
A high quality robust, blue anodised aluminium enclosure houses the electronics of the Pocket Powerbox Advance. Size is 100 mm x 71 mm x 24 mm. Weighs 250 grams.

ASCOM 6 fully supported:
Pocket powerbox fully supports ASCOM6. In combination with the main program which acts as a server you can use PegasusAstro´s latest ASCOM 6.4 supplied drivers to:
Pass environmental settings to supported software (for example Sequence Generator Pro / MaximDL) (ASCOM ObservingConditions)
Switch ON or OFF all 12 V outputs. (ASCOM Switches)

INDI fully supported:
Pocket powerbox fully supports INDI, so you can bundle it with Stellarmate or any other device that can use INDILib.

Led indications for power and failure states:
Led's can blink in patterns to warn you regarding important power issues (like over or under voltage). In addition to this the lights can be turned off using the software. The led is very dim but just in case you don't want them switched on, you can switch it off via the software.

Power cables are included in the package:
Four power cables with DC connectors 2.1 mm to 2.1 mm male (1 m) are included in the package.

External environmental sensor:
External one (1) meter temperature & relative humidity sensor is included in the package. Know exactly the environment conditions of your location. Temperature, humidity and dew point measurements are displayed in the software.

Connectivity:
Connect the device to your laptop/PC and control Pocket Powerbox Advance from the supplied software or ASCOM drivers

Reverse polarity protection:
Pocket Powerbox has been designed with a reverse voltage polarity protection. It will definitely save your night if you accidentally connect the main power supply in reverse polarity!

Watchdog:
A hardware watchdog resets the device if for any reason there is no response from the controller for two seconds. A neat feature in the unlikely event of a controller freeze - when you have a remote observatory and you need to be certain that everything works as expected.

Upgradable firmware:
Device is firmware upgradable to support future features and bug fixes.

Mounting accessories:
Optional mounting accessories (brackets and top plate) are be available - made of black anodised aluminium - Please contact us at sales@horizonastronomy.ie for more info.

Spec:

  • Supply Voltage: 12 V - 13.8 V DC (reverse polarity protected)
  • Power Input Connector: DC 5.5/2.1mm
  • Connectivity: USB3 - Type B USB Connector
  • 4 x 12 V Outputs: Maximum current 10 amps in total, 5.5/2.1mm tip positive,
  • software-controlled ON/OFF for all ports
  • 2 Channel x 12 V PWM Outputs: Maximum current 5 A each, black colored RCA
  • connector, pulse width modulated (suitable for dew heaters or a Flatbox), software
  • control for duty cycle % / OFF
  • 1x Sensor Input: Mini stereo socket, connectivity with environmental sensor, 0-
  • 100% humidity readings with 2-5% accuracy, -40 to 80 °C temperature readings with ±0.5 °C accuracy
  • Camera / DSLR Output: Max 3 Amps, 3/5/8/9/12 Volt, connector 5.5/2.1 mm, tip positive
  • Embedded Powered USB3 Hub: 2 x USB2 Ports & 2 x USB3 Ports Available (USB3 ports are backwards compatible with USB2 devices)
  • Power USB Port 1: 5.2 V, 3 A, thus suitable for Raspberry PI 3/4
    RJ12 port: For external accessories (like external focus controller)
  • Voltmeter: Measures 5 - 15 V
  • Dimensions: 100 mm x 71 mm x 24 mm
  • Weight: 250 grams

Note: If your devices are not recognised by the controller, please ensure you always connect all the devices by USB cable first, before you connect the controller power supply. This was when the controller powers on, it will scan and pick up the connected devices.

Whats included:

  1. Pocket Powerbox Advance controller
  2. External temperature / humidity sensor
  3. 4 x power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (2x 1 m, 2x 0,5 m)
  4. USB3 cable type B (1.8 m)

 

Please Note: The estimated delivery times below are calculated from when your order is dispatched (eg. when you receive your 'Order completed' email and tracking number). If an item is a special order item (eg. its not in stock but we can order it in) then it will usually require an additional 1 - 2 days before being dispatched. 

All orders are shipped using our reputable courier partners DHL to ensure your items arrive safely and promptly. All items are fully tracked and we currently only ship within the EU.

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND


 

Est. Delivery Time:
5 - 7 Working days after dispatch

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Republic of Ireland Nationwide: from €8.95 upwards

Note: The exact shipping charge will depend on the size of your order and will be calculated at the checkout. Some large and bulky Telescopes may also be shipped to you directly from our Manufacturer. This is a special agreement we have with our suppliers to ensure our customers enjoy the cheapest possible shipping rates for large bulky Telescopes.

For some very large Telescopes over 45kg, it may require special handling instructions and you will be asked at the checkout to contact us for a special delivery quotation.


Mainland EUROPE (EU)



Est. Delivery Time:
3 - 5 Working days after dispatch

Standard Tracked Delivery:
Mainland Europe: from €4.95 upwards

Note: The exact shipping charge will depend on the size of your order and will be calculated at the checkout. Some large and bulky Telescopes may also be shipped to you directly from our Manufacturer. This is a special agreement we have with our suppliers to ensure our customers enjoy the cheapest possible shipping rates for large bulky Telescopes.

For some very large Telescopes over 45kg, it may require special handling instructions and you will be asked at the checkout to contact us for a special delivery quotation.

EU Additional Info:

If your country is not listed below please contact us for a specialised quote.

Standard EU Delivery Regions:
Germany, France, Belgium, Poland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Monaco.

 



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