Re: Mach1 and GTOCP4 Yellow Light


Bill Long
 

:) 


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:58 PM
To: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 and GTOCP4 Yellow Light
 
The encoder readheads are fully sealed and cannot be damaged by rain, snow or dead of night.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Long <bill@...>
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Sent: Thu, Aug 13, 2020 6:53 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 and GTOCP4 Yellow Light

Silly question perhaps, but in the case of the sudden shower -- would the encoder read heads be safe?


From: main@ap-gto.groups.io <main@ap-gto.groups.io> on behalf of uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2020 4:48 PM
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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 and GTOCP4 Yellow Light
 
By the way, forgot to mention that the original Yellow Light problem was caused by the CP4 being inadvertently left out in the rain at some point in its history. That caused some components on one of the boards to eventually fail, and we replaced that board which solved the yellow light problem. Unfortunately the unit is not waterproof when it comes to rain. We also removed the plugs on the bottom of the case so if it does get wet, the water won't accumulate.

The mount itself won't be damaged by rain, just the electronics. I usually unplug my keypad and CP controller from the mount and bring them inside if I plan to leave the mount out. In my Hawaii house I've experienced sudden showers that spring up just a few minutes after the sky was crystal clear.

Rolando

-----Original Message-----
From: Mikko Viljamaa <mikko.viljamaa@...>
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Sent: Thu, Aug 13, 2020 5:52 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mach1 and GTOCP4 Yellow Light

Thanks Rolando, appreciated!


- Mikko

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