Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox Review

Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox

In an effort to get a better hand on my cables, I picked up a Pegasus Astro Pocket Powerbox in the summer of 2019. The box is mounted to the Celestron 8″ SCT, and supplies most of my power needs for the main imaging rig.

The Powerbox has the additional benefit of two dew heaters. Although I’ve used the Celestron dew shield for the past few years, which had the additional benefit of blocking out any stray light sources. This allowed me to remove that extra weight on the front of my scope.

More to come

Specs

Supply Voltage12V – 13.8V DC (Reverse Polarity Protected)
Power Input ConnectorDC 2.1mm
ConnectivityUSB2 – Type B USB Connector
4 x 12 OutputsMaximum Current 8 Amps in total. 2.1mm Center Positive
Software: ON/OFF all ports
2 Channel x 12 PWM OutputsMaximum Current 5A Each, Black Colored RCA Connector, Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters or Flatbox) Software: Duty Cycle % / OFF
1x Sensor InputMini Stereo Socket, Connectivity with Environmental Sensor 0-100% humidity readings with 2-5% accuracy
-40 to 80°C temperature readings ±0.5°C accuracy
Camera / DSLR Output Max 1.5 Amps, 8Volt. 2.1mm Center Positive
VoltmeterMeasures 5 – 15V
Dimensions109mm x 74mm x 25mm , Weight 250 grams