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The Pocket Powerbox (in short PPB) is suitable for the “grab and go” astrophotographer who does not need a lot of automation. The device can provide 10 Amps of power, a sufficient number of 12V outputs, two dew heater channels, a DSLR power output and an environmental sensor to monitor humidity and temperature.
The Pocket Powerbox provides:
4 x 12V DC Power Outlets for your Equipment (ON/OFF via software)
10 Amps of Total Power
DSLR 8V output (Can be switched ON/OFF)
2 Channels for PWM Dew Heaters – RCA Outputs (Tune levels via software)
Humidity and Temperature Sensor (included)
Auto-Tune Dew Heaters
USB / PC Controlled or Standalone Operation Out of the Box
A powerful MOSFET transistor provides the “electric juice” to your precious equipment. It supplies electricity to the 4 outputs, which you can individually switch on and off via software.
A precise voltmeter measures and displays in real time your input voltage. If the input is more than 14V, the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment.
The 8 Volt output is suitable to provide power to your DSLR or Mirror-less camera. We provide different battery couplers for Canon, Nikon, Sony and FUJI Cameras
More Than 10A of Total Power
The power controller has been designed to support up to 10 Amps of total current.
The Pocket Powerbox can work “out of the box” as a standalone device. Just plug the cables, set up the “Autodew” functionality, and every time you boot the device it will retrieve your settings. So, If you don’t like 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 of providing 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)
The controller can auto-adjust the heater power levels by consulting the environmental sensor Dew Point reading. Just click “Auto” and leave it to the Pocket Powerbox to decide if it is time to turn on and precise tune the level of your dew heaters.
ASCOM 6 Fully Supported
The Pocket Powerbox fully supports ASCOM6. In combination with our main program which acts as a server you can use our latest ASCOM 6.3 supplied drivers to:
Pass environmental settings to supported software (e.g Sequence Generator Pro / MaximDL ) (ASCOM Observing Conditions)
Switch ON or OFF all 12V outputs.(ASCOM Switches)
INDI Fully supported
The Pocket Powerbox fully supports INDI - Bundle it with Stellarmate or any other device that can use INDILib.
LED Indicators for Power and Failure States
The LED will blink a code to warn you regarding important power issues (e.g over or under voltage). The already dimmed LED can be turned off using the software.
Power Cables are Included in the Package
Four power cable (DC 2.1mm to 2.1mm male - 1m) areincludedin the package.
External Environmental Sensor
External one (1) meter temperature & relative humidity sensor isincludedin the package. Know exactly the environment conditions of your location. Temperature, humidity and dew point measurements are displayed in the software.
USB 2 Connectivity
Connect the device to your laptop/PC and control Pocket Powerbox from the supplied software or ASCOM drivers
The Pocket Powerbox has been designed with reverse-voltage polarity protection. It will definitely save your night if you accidentally connect the main power supply in reverse!
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.
The device is firmware upgradable to support future features and bug fixes.
Compact Size and Lightweight
A hard plastic ABS lightweight and compact-sized box encloses the controller board. The size is 109mm x 74mm x 25mm), and the weight is 250 grams.
In the Box
Pocket Powerbox Controller
External Temperature / Humidity Sensor
4 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1m)
DC Cable to Cigarette Lighter Adapter (8A fused)
USB Cable Type B (3m)
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
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Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations
Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.
Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
12V – 13.8V DC (Reverse Polarity Protected)
Power Input Connector
USB2 – Type B USB Connector
4 x 12 Outputs
Maximum Current 8 Amps in total. 2.1mm Center Positive Software: ON/OFF all ports
2 Channel x 12 PWM Outputs
Maximum Current 5A Each, Black Colored RCA Connector, Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters or Flatbox)
Software: 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 ±0.5°C accuracy