PLEASE NOTE: A POWER INPUT CABLE IS NO LONGER SUPPLIED AS STANDARD!!
Pocket Powerbox Micro is the sucessor of the Pocket Powerbox
Pocket Powerbox Micro (in short PPB Micro) is suitable for the “grab and go” astrophotographer. Device can provide up to 10Amps of power, has a sufficient number (4) of 12V Outputs, Two Dew Heater Channels, an adjustable voltage power output and an environmental sensor to monitor humidity / temperature (dew point).
4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment
A powerful mosfet transistor provides the “electric juice” to your precious equipment. It supports up to 4 outputs. Software allows ON/OFF of all four ports simultaneously. A built in Voltmeter measures and displays in real time your input voltage. If the input is more than 14.5V, the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment. A built in Amp-meter placed after the DC input reports the total electric current. Moreover there are three additional amp-meters: One for the 12V outputs and two for the Dew Heater Channels. This allows you to easily monitor detailed and overall power consumption of your equipment.
Adjustable Regulated Output. An adjustable output is suitable to provide power to your DSLR / Mirrorless camera / or a small PC like a Pi. You can tune the voltage to different levels (3,5,8,9,12 Volts). Please note that battery couplers for Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fuji Cameras are available for use with this output. The controller has been designed to support up to 10 Amps of total current.
The 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 want 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 to provide power for 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. The Controller can also auto adjust the dew heater power levels by consulting the environmental sensor by referencing the 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.
Expansion Port (EXT)
An 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
The Pocket Powerbox Micro 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
The Pocket Powerbox Micro 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 lights can be turned off using the software. The LED is very dim but in case you don’t like it on you can switch it off via the software.
4 x DC 2.1mm to 2.1mm male (1m) are included in the package.
1 x External Environmental Sensor (temperature & relative humidity) is included in the package
1 x USB Cable
12V – 13.8V DC
Power Input Connector
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
-40 to 80°C temperature readings ±0.5°C accuracy
Camera / DSLR Output
Max 3Amps, 3,5,8,9,12 Volt (Adjustable via software)
2.1mm Center Positive