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The Brand NEW Pocket PowerBox Micro is the new successor to the previously popular and well known Pocket PowerBox (PPB). This new version comes in an all new smaller aluminium CNC compact enclosure which retains all the functionalities of the PPB.
Pocket Powerbox Micro (in short PPB Micro) is suitable for the “grab and go” astrophotographer who does not want too much automation. Device can provide 10Amps 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
- 10 Amps of total power
- Variable output for DSLR / Raspberry Pi / Other accessories (New)
- Expansion port (EXT) to connect to modules such as "eXternal Motor Controller"
- 2 Channels PWM Dew Heaters – RCA Outputs
- Humidity and Temperature Sensor (included)
- Auto Tune Dew Heaters
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- USB / PC Controlled
- Lightweight and extremely compact enclosure
If you own a remote observatory or if you do advanced astro imaging, you will love this device!
4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment
A powerful mosfet transistor provides “electric juice” to your precious equipment. It supply of electricity 4 outputs. Can switch on/off for all ports.
Built in Voltmeter
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.
Adjustable Regulated Output
An adjustable output is suitable to provide power to your DSLR / Mirrorless camera / or your RPI3/4. You can tune the voltage to different levels (3,5,8,9,12 Volts). Please note that we provide a wide range of battery couplers for Canon, Nikon, Sony, FUJI Cameras
More than 10A of total power
Controller has been designed to support up to 10 Amps of total current.
Auto Adjustment of PWM (Dew Outputs)
Controller can auto adjust the heater power levels by consulting the environmental sensor Dew Point reading. Just click “Auto” and leave to Pocket Powerbox Micro to decide if it is time to turn on and precise tune the level of your dew heaters.
Pocket Powerbox Micro can work “out of the box” as a standalone device. Just plug the cables, setup 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!\
Expansion Port (EXT)
EXT (expansion) port is available for device expansion. This RJ12 socket allows the connectivity of current and future Pegasus Astro products. Plugged devices can be controlled from Pocket Powerbox standalone software or dedicated ASCOM driver.
ASCOM 6 Fully supported
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 ObservingConditions)
- Switch ON or OFF all 12V outputs. (ASCOM Switches)
INDI Fully supported
Pocket powerbox fully supports INDI, Bundle it with Stellarmate or any other device that can use INDILib.
Led Indications for power and failure states
Led can blink in patterns to warn you regarding important power issues (e.g over or under voltage). Moreover light can be turned off using the software. Our led is very dim but in case you don’t like it on you can switch it off via the software.
Power Cables are included in the package
Four power cable of DC 2.1mm to 2.1mm male (1m) are included in the package.
External Environmental Sensor
External one (1) meter temperature & relative humidity sensor is included in the package. Know exactly the environment conditions of your location. Temperature, humidity and dew point measurements are displayed in the software.
Connect the device to your laptop/PC and control Pocket Powerbox from the supplied software or ASCOM drivers
Reverse Polarity Protection
Pocket Powerbox has been design with a reverse voltage polarity protection. It will definitely save your night if you accidentally connect the main power supply in reverse polarity.
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.
Device is firmware upgradable to support future features and bug fixes.
Compact Size and Lightweight
A high quality blue anodized aluminium, compact sized box encloses the controller board. Size is 66mm x 66mm x 24mm). Weight is 80 grams.
Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Includes
- Pocket Powerbox Micro Controller
- External Temperature / Humidity Sensor
- 4 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1m)
- DC Cable (2m) to Cigarette Lighter Adapter (10A fused)
- USB Cable Type B (1.8m)
|Supply Voltage||12V – 13.8V DC|
|Power Input Connector||DC 2.1mm|
|Connectivity||USB2 – Type B USB Connector|
|4 x 12 Outputs||Maximum Current 10 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||RJ12 Socket, Connectivity with Environmental Sensor
0-100% humidity readings with 2-5% accuracy
|Camera / DSLR Output|| Max 3Amps, 3,5,8,9,12 Volt (Adjustable via software)
2.1mm Center Positive
|Voltmeter||Measures 5 – 15V|
|Dimensions||66mm x 66mm x 24mm , Weight 90 grams|