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Re: guiding calibration woes

Wayne Hixson
 

Excellent! The only trouble I had with Telescope was the telescope not moving. That was caused by two things - one, I hadn’t connected the telescope. 😄 and two, I hadn’t enabled pulse guide in the AP driver. I’m using Maxim very happily this very minute with Voyager. 


On Apr 15, 2020, at 9:35 PM, CurtisC via groups.io <calypte@...> wrote:

I got it working!  I had to change the guiding settings to use "Telescope" instead of "Guider Relays."  Makes sense.  Else why tell MaxIm to connect the "Telescope" using the V2 driver? 

I can calibrate and guide.  I wonder how I had it set in the past, when it worked.  Hmm.  

Wayne, what problem did "Telescope" give you?  If you don't use "Telescope," what do you use?

Anyway, I'm off and running.  Thank you, gentlemen.


Re: guiding calibration woes

CurtisC
 

I got it working!  I had to change the guiding settings to use "Telescope" instead of "Guider Relays."  Makes sense.  Else why tell MaxIm to connect the "Telescope" using the V2 driver? 

I can calibrate and guide.  I wonder how I had it set in the past, when it worked.  Hmm.  

Wayne, what problem did "Telescope" give you?  If you don't use "Telescope," what do you use?

Anyway, I'm off and running.  Thank you, gentlemen.


Re: Switching Power Supply

Phillip H Coker <pcoker36@...>
 

My other pastime is amateur radio and I have three switching power supply units for my radio equipment but one of them has now become surplus. I was concerned that a switching supply might not be up to the surge demands when the 1100 is slewing. But since you and Roland have good results with switching power supplies, it appears that this will not be a problem. Thanks for the response.

Phil

Phillip Coker
Florence, Colorado

On Apr 15, 2020, at 15:59, Mike Dodd <mike@mdodd.com> wrote:

On 4/15/2020 5:18 PM, Phillip H Coker wrote:
Would a 13.8v 23a switching power supply be suitable for my
AP1100/CP4? I operate only portable on a 100 a/h LIFePo battery but
would like to have an AC backup power supply.
Why not buy a Mean Well 15V 7A switching power supply from eBay. I use one for my AP1200, and Roland said he's used them with good results.

Mine is shown in this photo <http://astronomy.mdodd.com/observatory.html#EquipmentHolder> with the plastic cover I made for it.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA
http://astronomy.mdodd.com


Re: No Light on CP4

Michael Hambrick <mike.hambrick@...>
 

Dittos on that. I set mine up and take it down every time too.


Best Regards

Michael Hambrick
ARLANXEO
TSR Global Manufacturing Support
PO Box 2000
Orange, TX 77631-2000
Phone: +1 (409) 882-2799
email: mike.hambrick@...


Re: No Light on CP4

Roland Christen
 

Great! beats a trip back to AP. Thanks to George, my hero.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 6:30 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

George came to the rescue.  Apparently, several years of putting the CP4 on the pier, removing it, and repeating the process night after night, bounced it around enough to loosen one of the boards. With his instructions, I opened the magic box, pressed the board back into place and fired it back up.  It now works like a charm. Thank you so much for the great assistance. 


Re: No Light on CP4

Donald Rudny
 

Good to know, John.  I do the same with mine every night.  Thanks for letting everyone know.

Don Rudny

On Apr 15, 2020, at 1:30 PM, stinerjohn@... wrote:

George came to the rescue.  Apparently, several years of putting the CP4 on the pier, removing it, and repeating the process night after night, bounced it around enough to loosen one of the boards. With his instructions, I opened the magic box, pressed the board back into place and fired it back up.  It now works like a charm. Thank you so much for the great assistance. 


Re: No Light on CP4

John Stiner
 

George came to the rescue.  Apparently, several years of putting the CP4 on the pier, removing it, and repeating the process night after night, bounced it around enough to loosen one of the boards. With his instructions, I opened the magic box, pressed the board back into place and fired it back up.  It now works like a charm. Thank you so much for the great assistance. 


Re: Switching Power Supply

Mike Dodd
 

On 4/15/2020 5:18 PM, Phillip H Coker wrote:
Would a 13.8v 23a switching power supply be suitable for my
AP1100/CP4? I operate only portable on a 100 a/h LIFePo battery but
would like to have an AC backup power supply.
Why not buy a Mean Well 15V 7A switching power supply from eBay. I use one for my AP1200, and Roland said he's used them with good results.

Mine is shown in this photo <http://astronomy.mdodd.com/observatory.html#EquipmentHolder> with the plastic cover I made for it.

--
Mike

Mike Dodd
Louisa County, Virginia USA
http://astronomy.mdodd.com


Switching Power Supply

Phillip H Coker <pcoker36@...>
 

Would a 13.8v 23a switching power supply be suitable for my AP1100/CP4? I operate only portable on a 100 a/h LIFePo battery but would like to have an AC backup power supply.

Phillip Coker


Re: Mach2 quick update

Thomas Swann
 

Corona


Re: Mach2 quick update

Haydon Burns
 

Mach 2 Lockdown Edition


Re: No Light on CP4

John Stiner
 

Yes sir. That’s what occurred to me.  Not sure what could have caused it as I hadn’t done anything since parking it.  I’ll box it up and send it in.


On Apr 15, 2020, at 2:31 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


That's mighty helpful ;^) 
because that tells me that power is getting to the CP controller but it may needs to be sent in for repair.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I should add that I plugged the keypad in and could never get it off the initial screen.


Re: No Light on CP4

Roland Christen
 

That's mighty helpful ;^) 
because that tells me that power is getting to the CP controller but it may needs to be sent in for repair.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 2:28 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I should add that I plugged the keypad in and could never get it off the initial screen.


Re: No Light on CP4

Roland Christen
 

If you have reverse polarity the light won't come on.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 2:24 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I couldn’t get my meter to fit inside the little holes of the lock connector at the end of the cable that connects to the CP4. However, I unscrewed the lock connector (the solder points looked solid) and checked it there. 


On Apr 15, 2020, at 2:18 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


At the input connector of the CP4?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I checked it and it registered 14.2V.


On Apr 15, 2020, at 2:04 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


You will need to test the voltage coming out of your power supply. We sell a nifty device that shows you voltage and current going into your mount and can be placed in line with your power supply.
https://www.astro-physics.com/mount-accessories/?sort=featured&page=4
https://www.astro-physics.com/cabppwm

You should also check your power supply fuse to see if it is open. Some power supplies also shut down internally if they are overloaded and automatically reset after a period of time.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I’ve emailed George about my issue this morning but thought that if this is a simple fix perhaps I could save him some time. Last night, I got the dreaded “No Response from Mount” when I opened APCC. After checking com ports, replacing a cable and otherwise making sure everything was connected and in order, I noticed that there was no red or amber light on the CP4 after I turned on the power supply, something I’d never paid attention to previously.  The mount is an AP1100 AE-L. I’m not too adept at electrical lingo so I’m probably betraying my ignorance. The power supply and cable appear to be in working order. Anyone have any thoughts on what user error likely caused this.


Re: No Light on CP4

John Stiner
 

I should add that I plugged the keypad in and could never get it off the initial screen.


Re: No Light on CP4

John Stiner
 

I couldn’t get my meter to fit inside the little holes of the lock connector at the end of the cable that connects to the CP4. However, I unscrewed the lock connector (the solder points looked solid) and checked it there. 


On Apr 15, 2020, at 2:18 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


At the input connector of the CP4?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I checked it and it registered 14.2V.


On Apr 15, 2020, at 2:04 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


You will need to test the voltage coming out of your power supply. We sell a nifty device that shows you voltage and current going into your mount and can be placed in line with your power supply.
https://www.astro-physics.com/mount-accessories/?sort=featured&page=4
https://www.astro-physics.com/cabppwm

You should also check your power supply fuse to see if it is open. Some power supplies also shut down internally if they are overloaded and automatically reset after a period of time.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I’ve emailed George about my issue this morning but thought that if this is a simple fix perhaps I could save him some time. Last night, I got the dreaded “No Response from Mount” when I opened APCC. After checking com ports, replacing a cable and otherwise making sure everything was connected and in order, I noticed that there was no red or amber light on the CP4 after I turned on the power supply, something I’d never paid attention to previously.  The mount is an AP1100 AE-L. I’m not too adept at electrical lingo so I’m probably betraying my ignorance. The power supply and cable appear to be in working order. Anyone have any thoughts on what user error likely caused this.


Re: No Light on CP4

Roland Christen
 

At the input connector of the CP4?

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I checked it and it registered 14.2V.


On Apr 15, 2020, at 2:04 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


You will need to test the voltage coming out of your power supply. We sell a nifty device that shows you voltage and current going into your mount and can be placed in line with your power supply.
https://www.astro-physics.com/mount-accessories/?sort=featured&page=4
https://www.astro-physics.com/cabppwm

You should also check your power supply fuse to see if it is open. Some power supplies also shut down internally if they are overloaded and automatically reset after a period of time.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I’ve emailed George about my issue this morning but thought that if this is a simple fix perhaps I could save him some time. Last night, I got the dreaded “No Response from Mount” when I opened APCC. After checking com ports, replacing a cable and otherwise making sure everything was connected and in order, I noticed that there was no red or amber light on the CP4 after I turned on the power supply, something I’d never paid attention to previously.  The mount is an AP1100 AE-L. I’m not too adept at electrical lingo so I’m probably betraying my ignorance. The power supply and cable appear to be in working order. Anyone have any thoughts on what user error likely caused this.


Re: No Light on CP4

John Stiner
 

I checked it and it registered 14.2V.


On Apr 15, 2020, at 2:04 PM, uncarollo2 <chris1011@...> via groups.io <chris1011@...> wrote:


You will need to test the voltage coming out of your power supply. We sell a nifty device that shows you voltage and current going into your mount and can be placed in line with your power supply.
https://www.astro-physics.com/mount-accessories/?sort=featured&page=4
https://www.astro-physics.com/cabppwm

You should also check your power supply fuse to see if it is open. Some power supplies also shut down internally if they are overloaded and automatically reset after a period of time.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I’ve emailed George about my issue this morning but thought that if this is a simple fix perhaps I could save him some time. Last night, I got the dreaded “No Response from Mount” when I opened APCC. After checking com ports, replacing a cable and otherwise making sure everything was connected and in order, I noticed that there was no red or amber light on the CP4 after I turned on the power supply, something I’d never paid attention to previously.  The mount is an AP1100 AE-L. I’m not too adept at electrical lingo so I’m probably betraying my ignorance. The power supply and cable appear to be in working order. Anyone have any thoughts on what user error likely caused this.


Re: No Light on CP4

Roland Christen
 

You will need to test the voltage coming out of your power supply. We sell a nifty device that shows you voltage and current going into your mount and can be placed in line with your power supply.
https://www.astro-physics.com/mount-accessories/?sort=featured&page=4
https://www.astro-physics.com/cabppwm

You should also check your power supply fuse to see if it is open. Some power supplies also shut down internally if they are overloaded and automatically reset after a period of time.

Rolando



-----Original Message-----
From: stinerjohn <stinerjohn@...>
To: main <main@ap-gto.groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Apr 15, 2020 12:59 pm
Subject: [ap-gto] No Light on CP4

I’ve emailed George about my issue this morning but thought that if this is a simple fix perhaps I could save him some time. Last night, I got the dreaded “No Response from Mount” when I opened APCC. After checking com ports, replacing a cable and otherwise making sure everything was connected and in order, I noticed that there was no red or amber light on the CP4 after I turned on the power supply, something I’d never paid attention to previously.  The mount is an AP1100 AE-L. I’m not too adept at electrical lingo so I’m probably betraying my ignorance. The power supply and cable appear to be in working order. Anyone have any thoughts on what user error likely caused this.


No Light on CP4

John Stiner
 

I’ve emailed George about my issue this morning but thought that if this is a simple fix perhaps I could save him some time. Last night, I got the dreaded “No Response from Mount” when I opened APCC. After checking com ports, replacing a cable and otherwise making sure everything was connected and in order, I noticed that there was no red or amber light on the CP4 after I turned on the power supply, something I’d never paid attention to previously.  The mount is an AP1100 AE-L. I’m not too adept at electrical lingo so I’m probably betraying my ignorance. The power supply and cable appear to be in working order. Anyone have any thoughts on what user error likely caused this.

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