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KevinCornish

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  1. OHi Merlin no the gauge of the supply cable that goes to the controller

    I am going to fit my own 12 v plugs to connect to a power supply and wanted to get an estimate of the width of the supply cable so I can order the correct collar size ie 3mm, 4mm , 5mm

    I haven't got a dew heater yet so am not sure

    Kevin

  2. Hi

    I am designing a power hub and am looking at some nice 12v connectors,

    They have different collar sizes can any one measure the power cable width for a typical dew heater? And what are typical widths for ccd camera supply cables? The options for collar widths are 3.2mm 3.7mm 4.2mm

    Many thanks

    Kevin

  3. Hi

    I work in the electronics industry and it should not be too difficult to change any plugs.

    I have been looking at the speakon plugs and sockets they seem robust enough and if the power is off before disconnect it should be ok.

    I am training myself to always go through a connection and power up sequence and then power down and disconnect sequence each time ie. Never hot plug!

    The only item I still need is an enclosure to put the psu in and finish it in black to match the lx200.

    Kevin

  4. Hi

    I am currently designing a new power supply setup for my lx200 and was wondering why a lot of astronomy equipment is powered via the cigar lighter type plug and socket.

    Is it just because in years gone by most people used their cars/ batteries for supply or is there a another reason ie. Better waterproofing, internal fusing etc.

    I was considering a 1/4" mono jack plug and socket for dc supply

    Any thoughts welcome

    Kevin

  5. Hi

    I talked to Bob Pitney. He is the founder and maker of the Telegizmos covers and he said the cover i asked about(the 365) can do what i ask of it though make sure that it is tied off at the bottom to prevent dew or moisture from rising inside and to check it at least once a week.

    this is the best option i have to get ready access to the telescope and to have it permanently equitorially mounted

    Kevin

    Merlin66. What danger did you encounter?

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