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BargeGazer

SkyWatcher Power Plugs - Solution?

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While wandering around the web a couple of days or so ago I came across an idea that may reduce some problems with the power plug on many SkyWatcher mounts coming disconnected.

Glue a circle of velcro to the mount socket and a similar mating circle to the plug and it should stop many accidental disconnects. You can buy longer plugs than standard to ensure that the collars do not mean that the contact length is reduced. Just remember the central pin is the small standard as this can cause problems for DIY cable makers

Worth a try anyway if you don't want to go the whole hog and fit a decent connector.

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David

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Useful tip, there's nothing so disheartening as hearing the dreaded 'BEEEP' as the mount/handset resets when you've managed to accidentally knock the power lead.

What would be really good to go with this too is a breakaway section further down on the cables, like on an Xbox/Playstation gamepad. It's solid enough that it won't disconnect accidentally, but if you did trip over the cable it will safely disconnect rather than pulling your mount over or damaging the cable.

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