Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v3
Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v3
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Launching the Ultimate Powerbox V3 (UPBv3) the pinnacle of power and convenience in one sleek package! Say goodbye to the hassle of managing multiple chargers and adapters, and say hello to a world of limitless possibilities.
Power up your mount, cameras, filter wheel, and all your essential astronomy equipment, thanks to its versatile multiport design. With the Ultimate Powerbox V3, you can fully control your astronomy gear.
If you’re weary of the complexities of multiple power packs and tangled cables, the Ultimate Powerbox v3 is the solution you’ve been seeking. Our concept revolves around a compact enclosure that delivers ample amperage while maintaining impeccable cable organization.
Bid farewell to cable clutter interfering with mount and instrument movements. With only a single main power cord and a USB data cord connected to the UPBv3, all other device cables are neatly organized and managed by the Ultimate Powerbox, ensuring a seamless and efficient power supply.
Experience the ultimate in precision-powered control with the UPBv3. Elevate your astronomical endeavors with sophistication and simplicity today.
USB 3.1 SuperSpeed Hub with 8 x USB Ports - Powered and Switchable
A USB 3.1 Hub controller guarantees seamless functionality for this USB hub across a wide temperature range, spanning from -40°C to +80°C.
One notable attribute of this hub is its capacity to enable individual ON/OFF control for each USB port via software manipulation. This feature proves particularly advantageous in situations where a device becomes unresponsive and necessitates reconnection during inclement conditions, such as a cold night.
To address such scenarios, one can conveniently identify the problematic port and initiate a recycling process through the ON/OFF switch within our software interface. This streamlined solution ensures optimal user experience and ease of operation.
- 6 x USB 3.1 Super-Speed Ports: Experience lightning-fast data transfer speeds with these high-performance ports
- 2 x USB 2 High-Speed Ports: Versatile and reliable, these ports are perfect for a variety of devices
- Unrivaled Power:
- Each USB port on the UPBv3 delivers up to 2.5 Amperes of power, ensuring your devices are charged and ready to go in no time.
- Total Protection:
- Rest easy knowing that your valuable devices are safeguarded. The UPBv3 features electronic short circuit protection, additional Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) protection, and overload electronic protections for all USB ports. Your devices are in safe hands.
6 x 12V DC Power Outlets for your Equipment
Smart Mosfet Transistors: Six powerful Smart Mosfet transistors, each capable of delivering up to 6 Amps of current, provide reliable electrical power to your valuable equipment.
Advanced Port Protections: The UPBv3 features sophisticated short circuit and per-port overload protections. In the event of an issue, power is immediately cut, and incident reports are sent to our software for your peace of mind.
Premium Metal Output Sockets: Crafted for stability and quality, our premium metal output sockets securely hold your extension power cables while delivering the power you need.
Built-in Power Sensors
Voltmeter and Amp Meter: The UPBv3 is equipped with a highly accurate voltmeter and an amp meter capable of measuring currents up to 20A. These instruments provide real-time monitoring of your power input, ensuring you have full visibility into your device’s power consumption.
Automatic Overvoltage Protection: To safeguard your valuable equipment, the UPBv3 is designed with an automatic overvoltage protection mechanism. If the input voltage exceeds 14.5V, the system responds swiftly by instantly cutting off power, providing a robust shield against potential damage.
Individual Current Meter per 12V Smart Outputs: With the UPBv3, each smart 12V output is equipped with an internal and independent digital current meter. This feature enables you to monitor the power consumption of each port with unparalleled precision.
Seamless Software Integration: Our intuitive software interface provides you with a user-friendly platform to effortlessly access and visualize the power consumption data of each port. Stay in control and make informed decisions about your power allocation.
Additional Power Outputs and Sensors
Always-ON 12V Outputs: The UPBv3 features 2 dedicated Always-ON 12V outputs, augmenting the total 12V outputs to an impressive 10. When combined with the 2 adjustable outputs, configured to 12V, you can harness a grand total of 10 outlets, providing unparalleled power distribution.
Adjustable Voltage Step Down Output: Offering precise control, the UPBv3 boasts 1 adjustable voltage step-down output, adaptable within the range of 3V to 12V and delivering up to 3 Amps of power.
Adjustable Voltage Step Up Output: Equipped with 1 adjustable voltage step-up output, this feature allows seamless regulation from 12V to 24V, with a formidable power output of up to 4 Amps.
Switch Relay: The UPBv3 is equipped with a robust switch relay, providing the capability to effortlessly control and manage third-party equipment with ease.
Environmental Sensor: Integrated within the device is an ambient temperature and relative humidity sensor. This sensor continuously monitors environmental conditions, providing real-time insights and automatically adjusting the heat intensity of your Dew strips for optimal performance.
Embedded Stepper Motor Controller
Silent and Low-Vibration Stepper Motor Control: Focus with great accuracy and tranquility with our Stepper Motor Controller. This innovative controller is engineered for the exacting task of moving your drawtube with utmost precision, all while operating silently and generating minimal vibration.
Compatibility Beyond Boundaries: Our controller seamlessly interfaces with a wide range of stepper motor options in the market, accommodating both unipolar and bipolar designs. Whether you’re utilizing a Pegasus Motor Focus Kit, Rigel, Robofocus, Moonlight, or Starlight motor, our controller is your trusted companion for achieving unparalleled focusing accuracy. Backlash compensation is already implemented in the firmware and can be enabled, tuned and disabled from the software. A fully ASCOM6 focuser driver is already available.
- Zoomable and Exportable Graphs: Supplied software offers robust data logging capabilities, capturing essential metrics including voltage, current, temperature, and relative humidity readings. This comprehensive record-keeping ensures you have a detailed account of your night’s conditions. With user-friendly features, such as zoomable plots and effortless export options in both PNG image and CSV text formats, you can easily analyze and preserve your data.
- Scheduler to Control Outputs: Take command of your power and USB ports with the UPBv3’s advanced functionality. You can enable or disable each individual port by configuring a timer to suit your needs. Moreover, the UPBv3 lets you create and manage groups of ports for added convenience and control.
- Memory Persistence at Startups: Configuration of your startup settings is effortless. You have the flexibility to define which outputs, whether power or USB, should activate upon startup, and which should remain in the OFF state. These customized settings are securely stored in the system’s memory, ensuring that your preferences are preserved and readily applied each time your system initializes.
- Auto Adjustment of PWM (Dew Outputs): The powerbox is equipped with an intelligent feature that can autonomously regulate the Dew Heater Outputs by consulting its embedded environmental sensor to calculate the Dew Point. Simply activate the “Auto” mode, and entrust the device to make informed decisions about when to activate your dew heaters.
- Reverse Polarity Protection: The Ultimate Powerbox is engineered with an essential safety feature: reverse voltage polarity protection. This safeguard is designed to protect your equipment and, most importantly, your night of observation in the event of an accidental reverse connection of the main power supply.
- A Hardware Watchdog: The device incorporates a hardware watchdog mechanism that provides an extra layer of reliability. In the rare event that the controller fails to respond for a duration of three seconds, this watchdog feature steps in to automatically reset the device. This invaluable feature ensures continuous operation, particularly critical for remote observatories. With the hardware watchdog in place, you can have peace of mind, knowing that even in the unlikely event of a controller freeze, swift recovery is assured, preserving the integrity of your remote observatory operations.
- Upgradable Firmware: Firmware is designed with flexibility in mind, enabling re-programming via either the USB or Wi-Fi connection using upgrade software. This feature ensures that your device is prepared for future upgrades that may become available. We greatly value feedback from our customers, and our commitment to continuous improvement means that we regularly update the firmware and software to introduce new features and enhancements.
What's in the Box
|12V-14V DC (Reverse Polarity Protected)
|Power Input Connector
|USB3 - Type B USB Connector
|6 x 12V Outputs
|3 Channel x 12V PWM Outputs
|2 x Variable Outputs
|1 x Always ON 12V Output
|12V passthrough / Always ON / 8 Amps
|Stock Sensor Input / EXT
|Measures 0 - 20A
|Measures 5 - 15V
|Superspeed (USB3.1) 8-Port Powered Hub
|Stepper Motor Controller
|Unipolar and Bipolar Stepper motors, max 4.0 Amps (2.0 Amps per phase) -- RJ45 socket
|127mm x 116mm x 29mm (new enclosure 2024 for v3 Model)
|400 grams (14.1 ounces)
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