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Offline Nimbus

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HitechAstro Mount Hub Pro
« on: 09:37:34, 25 September, 2017 »
Hi all, I am just about to travel to Europe but should be back in a little over a week.  When I get back I was thinking of getting a HitechAstro Mount Hub Pro to help cut down on the mass of cables I have on my set-up.  Do any of you own one would you recommend it and have you experienced any problems etc.

Many thanks in anticipation. 

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Re: HitechAstro Mount Hub Pro
« Reply #1 on: 10:01:06, 25 September, 2017 »
Jim

they are pretty good but £££ (https://www.altairastro.com/Pegasus-ULTIMATE-Power-HUB-for-Astro-Imaging.html is another probably better option) but most of us have done similar DIY for a fraction of the cost.

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Re: HitechAstro Mount Hub Pro
« Reply #2 on: 10:03:00, 25 September, 2017 »
Yeap, if you are handy with a drill and a soldering iron Jim, as Chris says, defo consider the DIY route ;-)

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Re: HitechAstro Mount Hub Pro
« Reply #3 on: 10:09:40, 25 September, 2017 »
Thank you Chris very helpful.  It certainly looks a good bit of kit, albeit some£160 more expensive than the MHP version, do you think it is worth the extra? ATB Jim
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Re: HitechAstro Mount Hub Pro
« Reply #4 on: 10:18:13, 25 September, 2017 »
Thanks Simon.  While I would be happy to try building a power hub, I think that unless I buy a power USB hub and find a way to attach my Robofocus control box neatly I am going to end up with a bit of a clumsy mess hanging off the top of the scope.  I like the packaging of both these units and which should keep things simple.

The other issue is I have 3 x 13.8v (4 amp) power supplies powering everything (except the Atik 16200, which uses the power supply that came with it (12v)) I am a little concerned that if I use one of the 13.8v power supplies to power hub inc camera it may damage the camera so may need to stick with the 12v supply, albeit I am not happy that the power cable is long enough for my needs.  If you can recommend a decent power supply at 12v that can hand the joint load and does not cost a fortune I would be grateful for the info.

ATB Jim
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