(UPBv2 in short) is the flagship of our Powerbox series. You asked for more features, we kept our promise:
A USB3.1 Hub allows you to switch on/off each USB port, more power outputs, more dew heaters, a new stepper controller that can drive any stepper motor in the astronomy market as well as an expansion port for devices that communicates with the UPBv2 Controller!
If you are tired of carrying multiple power packs and dealing with a mess of power and data cables, our Ultimate Powerbox v2, a sophisticated power control unit, is the “Ultimate” solution. Our idea is an enclosure that makes a sufficient number of amperes available.
No cables disturb the movements of the mount and the instrument, only the main power cord and one USB data cord are attached to the Ultimate Powerbox from which branch off the other cables powering all devices.
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6x USB 3.1:
An industrial-grade USB3.1 Hub controller ensures that this USB hub will work flawlessly from temperatures of -40°C to +80°C.
A neat feature is that each USB port can be switched ON/OFF individually by the software. A device was stuck and you had to replug the socket in the middle of a cold night? No problem! Just locate the port, click the ON /OFF switch in our software and you recycle the USB port. Simple as that!
At the back of the UPBv2 you can locate:
- 4 x USB 3.1 Super Speed ports
- 2 x USB 2 High Speed ports
Each USB port provides up to 2.5Amps. All USB ports include an electronic short circuit and overload electronic protection.
4x 12V DC Output:
Four powerful Smart Mosfet transistors provide “electric juice” to your precious equipment. Sophisticated short circuit and overload per port protections cut the power and report the incident into our software. Every Mosfet is capable to provide up to 7Amps of current.
Metal & good quality output sockets ensure that will provide all the juice you need and can secure in place your extension power cables
Built-in Power Sensors
A precise voltmeter and an amp meter (can measure up to 20A) measure and display in real-time your power input. If the input is more than 14.5V the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment.
Individual Current Meter per 12V port and Dew Heaters
Every 12V output and every Dew Heater Channel has an internal and independent digital current meter. You can view each port’s power consumption in the software.
A stepper motor controller will precisely move your focuser. The controller drives a Pegasus Motor or any other stepper motor in the market (Unipolar or Bipolar) e.g. Rigel, Robofocus, Moonlight Motor.
Backlash compensation is already implemented in the firmware and can be enabled, tuned and disabled from the software. A fully ASCOM6 focuser driver is already available.
Supported Stepper Motors
Make sure you have the correct cable for your motor. Every manufacturer uses its own pinout. Contact us if you have any question for the type of your motor.
|Pegasus Motor Focus Kit (v1/v2)||Requires RJ45 to RJ45 common straight network cable|
|Robofocus||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-RJ45DB9|
|Moonlite||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-RJ45DB9|
|Lakeside||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-RJ45DB9|
|Starlight HSM 20,30,35||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-HSM|
|Starlight MSM 20,30,35||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-MSM|
|Starlight DirectSync motors||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-HSM|
|Starizona Microtouch||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-MSM|
|Optec DirectSync or Quicksync motors||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-HSM|
|Rigel nStep motor||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-MSM|
|Starlight POSI Drive Motor||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-HSM|
|Lacerta Motor||Ask for cable: PEG-CMOT-LCRT|
- 4 x 12V Smart Outputs
- 3 x PWM duty cycle channels for Dew Heaters / Flatpanel / Fans
- USB3.1 SuperSpeed, 5 Gbit/s Industrial Grade Powered Hub
- Includes 4 x USB3.1 and 2 x USB2 available ports (6 USB ports in total)
- Stepper Motor Controller (Can drive nearly any stepper motor in the astro -market Unipolar or Bipolar)
- Variable / Software Configured 3-12V / Regulated Output of 3Amps
12V / Always ON Output for your mini PC
- Environmental & Power readings
- In a compact size with plenty of features!
|Supply Voltage:||12V-14V DC (Reverse Polarity Protected)|
|Power Input Connector||XT60 Female|
|Connectivity||USB3 – Type B USB Connector|
|4 x 12V Outputs||Maximum Current 6.5A each.
2.1mm Center Positive
Sense/ Ampmeter in each port
|3 Channel x 12V PWM Outputs||Maximum Current 6.5A each,
Sense/ Ampmeter in each port
Blue Coloured RCA Connector,
Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters / Fans / Flatpanel)
Software: Duty Cycle % / OFF
|1 x Variable Output||Adjustable via software. 3-12V / 3Amps|
|1 x Always ON 12V Output||12V passthrough / Always ON / 8 Amps|
|Stock Sensor Input / EXT||0-100% humidity readings with 2-5% accuracy
-40 to 80°C temperature readings ±0.5°C accuracy
|Ampmeter||Measures 0 – 30A|
|Voltmeter||Measures 5 – 15V|
|Superspeed (USB3.1) Industrial 6 port powered Hub||Industrial Grade: Temperature range -40°C to +80°C
4 x SuperSpeed (USB3.1) ports (backwards compatible with USB2)
2 x High Speed (USB2) ports
USB Ports can be switched ON/OFF on demand via software (data + power)
Each USB port can deliver up to 2.2Amps
|Stepper Motor Controller||Unipolar and Bipolar Stepper motors, max 2.4 Amps (1.2 Amps per phase) – RJ45 socket|
|Dimensions||135mm x 107mm x 30mm (new enclosure 2020)|
|Weight||400 grams (14.1 ounces)|