Re: Mach2 power consumption #Mach2GTO

Roland Christen

Powerwerks is a great product. Very robust and highly efficient.
For your Mach2 I recommend that you use the 24 volt power supply that comes with the mount. Run just the mount with that and use a separate supply for everything else.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jerome Allison <jallison@...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 20, 2020 5:27 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 power consumption #Mach2GTO

Roland, do you have a better 120VAC to 12VDC power supply solution for me?  I'm looking for one.
Between weather and schedule, I finally had a chance outside in the back yard Friday night to see how everything would work.  I've made a lot of changes to my equipment arrangement and wanted a dry run.
I don't want to draw this out, but that Pyramid power supply that I mentioned before (and you noted its inefficiency) does seem to be pretty lame.  I only bought it because it seemed pretty popular/well regarded a few years ago. After a couple hours running my mount, cameras, etc., it was fine.  (as in, who's worrying about the power supply going out?)
But later, during a big double axis slew it QUIT with a "Protection" error light. I let it cool down and it worked from then on, but I was much gentler with it.
I don't want this to happen again, so is the Powerwerx supply the best solution?
Thanks, Jerome

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