Re: Lost power on Mach 1


Look closely at 12V connector on CP3 and you will notice the pin is split into two halves. Very carefully insert a small blade screwdriver in between the two halves of the pin and slowly twist the pin to spread out so that it will make tighter connection to AC/DC power connector. Do it very CAREFULLY.

If you still experience power loss, then the culprit may be coming from your power supply.


---In ap-gto@..., <ronk@...> wrote :

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On more than one occasion I have had to leave the comfort of my rec room and go outside to investigate some unknown issue with my Mach 1. I then discover that the hand controller is asking me to enter my location number. The physical position of the scope is sometimes not anywhere close to where it should be and in all cases will not properly slew to the next target..
At that point I have no choice but to perform a star sync to get the mount to "recover its brains".

I use an AC to DC power converter. I suspect that the end of the power cable that plugs into the CP3 controller momentarily loses contact, power drops and then comes back giving me the "enter location" screen.

Is my assumption close to correct and if so what can I do to make the DC connector more secure and less likely to cause this issue. (I have already replaced the cable with an AP replacement). Is there a non-AP cable that is more robust?


Ron K

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