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EQ5 Deluxe hand controller

neil phillips

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Case of RTFM.... 😄


The motor drive requires 4 'D' cell batteries (not included) to operate. A set of batteries will allow several nights of observing. The LED light is green under normal operation. The LED begins to flash in the case of imminent battery failure.

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These controllers dont work very well if you are using rechargeable batteries, the voltage from rechargeables will only be 4.8V (4 X 1.2V) which is borderline and made worse if its cold outside. The good news is that I have found that these controllers will run quite happily from a mobile phone power bank which supplies a constant 5.2 V, all you need is an old USB cable with one end chopped off and a suitable connector fitted..


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