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  1. Taken with the smartphone up against my SkyMaster 20 x 80 binoculars
  2. 12 volt distribution panel

    This is a useful bit of kit. Make sure you select UK or EU when ordering HobbyKing Power Distribution
  3. How are you finding the 6D MKII? I just chopped my 1D MKIII in for one at Castle Cameras. Haven't used it yet tho but off to Tuscany for two weeks end of this month
  4. New Observatory build in Gosport

    It will also require Building Regs notification as you are replacing a Consumer Unit and installing a new circuit plus you are feeding a new point in the garden. That also doesn't look like a consumer Unit just a junction box. Consumer Units also have to be metal since Jan 2016 for domestic installations. Have you had an Electrician round for advice?
  5. Electrical Engineers Help Needed

    That PS is rated at 5Amp 12Volt. Do your calculations and that will tell you your current demand. Although those PS are rated at 5Amps I wouldn't want to run them at max capacity for very long
  6. Does this wiring diagram look okay?

    I use Tiny XLR connectors. Pins only rated to 5A but should be plenty for dew heaters etc but a fraction of the physical size https://www.rapidonline.com/tiny-xlr
  7. battery box cable

    It'll be fine. Insulation for 230V cables is rated up to 1000V
  8. Cabling for outside pier

    CEF sell it by the meter. http://www.cef.co.uk/catalogue/categories/cables-and-accessories-swa-xlpe-pvc-armoured-cables
  9. Solar powered trickle charger

    I used these for my Bee Hive monitoring setup. It is the 40W panel with a 12Ah 12V SLA. My system takes approx 150mA and this struggles in the winter to keep the battery topped up for an overnight run in the winter. Use one of the online calculators to determine the size of panel http://hurricanemodels.co.uk/engine/shop/product/cf030/Ripmax+Acro+Wot+Mk2+Foam-E?gclid=CLid3aSBp9MCFVRAGwod2wwHdw To charge multiple get an MPPT charger as this will allow you to connect multiple batteries and this type of charger will maximize the energy available from the panel http://www.sunstore.co.uk/MPPT-Charge-Controllers/ You can't mix the types on one charger. You need to set up whether it's Gel, SLA or Flood as they all have differing charging characteristics but you can connect multiple chargers to one panel
  10. HobbyKing 12v power strip

    One of the guys down our flying field has one of these. Pretty neat bit of kit
  11. Cabling for outside pier

    If the power to the shed is already protected by a 30mA RCD you don't need one in the shed. It called discrimination.
  12. The RA axis bearing preload should be hand tight and not use a wrench. You only need enough to just take the play out as any force will stall the motors once loaded up with gear. They always do them up to tight at the factory
  13. Portable 12v Power Box

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-100V-10A-Voltmeter-Ammeter-Blue-Red-LED-Amp-Dual-Digital-Volt-Meter-Gauge-/272305346282?hash=item3f66a9d6ea%3Ag%3Au9gAAOSw7s5XhQNk http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DC-100A-LCD-Volt-Current-KWh-Watt-Panel-Power-Meter-Ammeter-Voltmeter-Multimeter-/111810074446?hash=item1a0866574e%3Ag%3Al6MAAOSw9mFWMwk~
  14. Portable 12v Power Box

    This one http://www.ebay.co.uk/p/lcd-ac-80-260v-0-100a-digital-voltage-volt-current-meter-panel-power-energy-zg/2004995044 and there are loads more http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/Test-Equipment-Panel-Meters/58278/bn_16570756/i.html
  15. Portable 12v Power Box

    You need to remove the red bung pronto. Why didn't you run the all of the Negative cables to the battery terminal rather than have a floating join with the screw. They also look like 40A fuses (Orange) and I would have run a thicker cable from the Battery + to the fuse box Other than that it looks nice and easy to use