Re: Mach2 power consumption #Mach2GTO


Roland Christen
 


So, what is the PEAK draw of the MACH 2 while in use AND if something goes wrong?  
The power supply is rated at 10 amps. The peak current draw at high slew rates (1800x) and both axes slewing can be as much as 5 amps. Could be more if the load is unbalanced and the mount has to work against the unbalance.

Powering other stuff can put spikes in the DC, so it's not a good idea to split the power from the mount supply to power things like dew heaters.

Rolando


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Socarras <tgrick@...>
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jun 21, 2020 8:37 am
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach2 power consumption #Mach2GTO

Happy Fathers Day to Astro-Dads!

The Mach 2 AC/DC Power Supply terminates to  an Anderson Power Pole connector.  That Anderson Power Pole connector DOES NOT attach to the mount in ANY way.  Astro-Physics then provides an EXTENSION cable.  That extension cable then connects to the ANDERSON POWER POLE connection on one end.  At the END of that extension cable is the FEMALE HIROSE connector that connects to the CP5 control box.

I was following this question because my interest is creating a Y POWER POLE SPLITTER.  The idea is I would SPLIT the power to the Mach 2 AND then SPLIT the power to a STEP down transformer (24V to 12V)  for camera equipment.  I know I can do this I just was not sure of the PEAK amperage draw of the Mach 2?  So, what is the PEAK draw of the MACH 2 while in use AND if something goes wrong?  

Rick

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