Pocket Powerbox Micro is the successor of the Pocket Powerbox

Pocket Powerbox Micro (in short PPB Micro)  is suitable for the “grab and go” astrophotographer. Device can provide up to 10Amps of power, has a sufficient number (4) of 12V Outputs, Two Dew Heater Channels, an adjustable voltage power output and an environmental sensor to monitor humidity / temperature (dew point).

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The Pocket Powerbox Micro provides:

icons8 tick box 40 4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment (ON/OFF via software)
icons8 tick box 40 10 Amps of total power
icons8 tick box 40 A Voltage Adjustable Output (Can be switched ON/OFF – 3V, 5V, 8V, 9V, 12V)
icons8 tick box 40 2 Channels PWM Dew Heaters – RCA Outputs (Adjust levels via software)
icons8 tick box 40 Humidity and Temperature Sensor (included)
icons8 tick box 40 Auto Tune Dew Heaters (Auto-Dew)
icons8 tick box 40 Reverse Polarity Protection / Overvoltage Protection
icons8 tick box 40 USB / PC Controlled or Standalone Operation out of the box
icons8 tick box 40 Lightweight and extremely compact enclosure

4 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment

A powerful mosfet transistor provides “electric juice” to your precious equipment. It supply of electricity 4 outputs. Can switch ON/OFF all four ports (* together).

Built in Voltmeter

A precise voltmeter measures and displays in real time your input voltage. If the input is more than 14.5V, the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment.

Built in Amp-meter

An Amp-meter placed after the DC input reports the total electric current.
Moreover there are three additional amp-meters: One for the 12V outputs and two for the Dew Heater Channels. This allows you to easily monitor detailed and overall power consumption of your equipment.

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Adjustable Regulated Output

An adjustable output is suitable to provide power to your DSLR / Mirrorless camera / or your RPI3/4. You can tune the voltage to different levels (3,5,8,9,12 Volts). Please note that we provide a wide range of battery couplers for Canon, Nikon, Sony, FUJI Cameras

More than 10A of total power

Controller has been designed to support up to 10 Amps of total current.

Standalone Operation

Pocket Powerbox Micro can work “out of the box” as a standalone device. Just plug the cables, setup the “autodew” functionality and every time you boot the device, it will retrieve your settings. So, If you don’t like to connect a PC every time, you don’t have to. Simple as that!

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Pocket Powerbox Micro on Skywatcher Esprit 100

Two channel duty cycle PWM outputs

Two Pulse width modulation (PWM) outlets are capable to provide power to your “thirsty” Dew Heaters. No more moisture fuzzing your equipment and destroying your clear nights. These outlets can be remote controlled from your laptop using the supplied software.

Auto Adjustment of PWM (Dew Outputs)

Controller can auto adjust the heater power levels by consulting the environmental sensor Dew Point reading. Just click “Auto” and leave to Pocket Powerbox Micro to decide if it is time to turn on and precise tune the level of your dew heaters.

Expansion Port (EXT)

EXT (expansion) port is available for device expansion. This RJ12 socket allows the connectivity of current and future Pegasus Astro products. Plugged devices can be controlled from Pocket Powerbox standalone software or dedicated ASCOM driver.

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ASCOM 6 Fully supported

Pocket powerbox fully supports ASCOM6. In combination with our main program which acts as a server you can use our latest ASCOM 6.3 supplied drivers to:

  • Pass environmental settings to supported software (e.g Sequence Generator Pro / MaximDL )  (ASCOM ObservingConditions)
  • Switch ON or OFF all 12V outputs. (ASCOM Switches)

Standalone Software

Allows you to fully control the device and get readings from its sensors.

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Supported in Windows OS only

INDI Fully supported

Pocket powerbox fully supports INDI, Bundle it with Stellarmate or any other device that can use INDILib.

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Led Indications for power and failure states

Led can blink in patterns to warn you regarding important power issues (e.g over or under voltage). Moreover light can be turned off using the software. Our led is very dim but in case you don’t like it on you can switch it off via the software.

Power Cables are included in the package

Four power cable of DC 2.1mm to 2.1mm male (1m) are included in the package.

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External Environmental Sensor

External one (1) meter temperature & relative humidity sensor is included in the package. Know exactly the environment conditions of your location.  Temperature, humidity and dew point measurements are displayed in the software.

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USB2 Connectivity

Connect the device to your laptop/PC and control Pocket Powerbox from the supplied software or ASCOM drivers

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Reverse Polarity Protection

Pocket Powerbox has been design with a reverse voltage polarity protection. It will definitely save your night if you accidentally connect the main power supply in reverse polarity.

Watchdog

A hardware watchdog resets the device if for any reason there is no response from the controller for two seconds. A neat feature in the unlikely event of a controller freeze – when you have a remote observatory and you need to be certain that everything works as expected.

Upgradable Firmware

Device is firmware upgradable to support future features and bug fixes.

Compact Size and Lightweight

A high quality blue anodized aluminium, compact sized box encloses the controller board. Size is 66mm x 66mm x 24mm). Weight is 80 grams.

In the box

Pocket Powerbox Micro Controller ✔
External Temperature / Humidity Sensor ✔
4 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1m) ✔
DC Cable to Cigarette Lighter Adapter (10A fused) ✔
USB Cable Type B (1.8m) ✔

Technical Specifications

Supply Voltage 12V – 13.8V DC
Power Input Connector DC 2.1mm
Connectivity USB2 – Type B USB Connector
4 x 12 Outputs Maximum Current 10 Amps in total.
2.1mm Center Positive
Software: ON/OFF all ports
2 Channel x 12 PWM Outputs Maximum Current 5A Each, Black Colored RCA Connector, Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters or Flatbox) Software: Duty Cycle % / OFF
1x Sensor Input RJ12 Socket, Connectivity with Environmental Sensor0-100% humidity readings with 2-5% accuracy
-40 to 80°C temperature readings ±0.5°C accuracy
Camera / DSLR Output  Max 3Amps, 3,5,8,9,12 Volt (Adjustable via software)
2.1mm Center Positive
Voltmeter Measures 5 – 15V
Dimensions 66mm x 66mm x 24mm , Weight 90 grams

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