Baader 5a Telescope 60w Power Supply

Reference 2457640

£59.95 VAT inc

The perfect power supply for larger telescopesThe Baader Planetarium Outdoor Power Supply 60W, supplies 5 Ampere and 12,5 Volt permanent power, so it is perfect for modern, powerful mounts like Celestron mounts: Advanced VX, CGEM DX, CGE Pro, CGX. CGX-L & CPC HD Deluxe. Also Skywatcher HEQ5, NEQ6, and EQ8 mounts.

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Our Description

Conventional power supplies having a 12V nominal voltage are made for use in your living room. When used outside in the cold the voltage will reduce with temperature. At -10°C the remaining voltage output may have gone down to only 10.5 V. 

The motors of many telescope mounts will behave in an erratic fashion at such low voltage. The motor driver electronics will try to replace the missing voltage by draining ever more Amps until both – power supply and mount electronics – will stall or become damaged. 
Many users then blame the mount and its messy electronics – instead of checking whether an inadequate power supply may be the culprit. 
This power supply is designed for outdoor use, just like the proven, smaller Baader Planetarium Outdoor Power supply #2457620

The two cables which connect between the power supply with telescope and wall socket in total provide a cable length of ca. 1.7m. 
This is longer than usual and assures that the power supply will not become a tripping hazard or dangle in the air. Even with larger telescopes, the power supply can be laid down on the ground or onto the accessory tray of tripod or pillar. The housing is sealed against moisture, but of course the plugs must not be placed onto a wet ground.

Features include:

Connection cable with elbowed plug for the most common telescopes.
Protective-disconnect plug: protects the electronic boards of the telescope from damages at the power socket and the power supply from broken cables and other damage. 
Elbowed hollow plug: ø2,1 x ø5,5 x 12mm
Compact housing: doesn’t need much space
Matched cable length: The cable to the telescope has got a special extension to allow the power supply to reach a suitable surface to sit on.
Enclosed housing: protects against moisture, designed for outdoor-use
Ample voltage reserve even at low temperatures 
Nominal 12 Volt / 5 Ampere  (60 Watt) 
Input voltage: 100-240V

Safety advice:
PLEASE USE AN EXTENSION LEAD WITH SAFETY RCD for your own safety if you decide to use it outdoor at your own risk.

We would also recommend to put it inside a much larger transparent plastic box (e.g. sandwich box or shoe box with ventilation on sides, so to exclude any possibility of dew or rain water getting in contact with the adapter for your safety and longer service of the equipment.


Reference: 2457640


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