Ultimate Powerbox V3 (UPBv3) is the latest version of the Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox series.

The Ultimate Powerbox V3 is the flagship of Pegasus Astro’s power box series.  The UPBv3 is a Wi-Fi and USB controlled power hub. A USB 3.1 Hub allows you to switch on/off 8 USB ports, 8 12V power outlets, 2 x Adjustable outputs (3-12V and 12-24V), 3 dew heaters, a new silent low-vibration stepper controller that can drive any stepper motor in the astronomy market as well as a power relay and an expansion port for devices that communicates with the UPBv3 Controller!

If you are tired of carrying multiple power packs and dealing with a mess of power and data cables, our Ultimate Powerbox v3, 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 which branches off the other cables powering all devices.

The Ultimate Powerbox V3 Features include:

  • Up to 12V / 20Amps of provided electric current (240W).

  • 6 x 12V smart and individual switchable outputs. Each output can be configured as constant 12V or pulse width modulated driven).
  • Wi-Fi or USB Controllable Operation.
  • 2 x 12V / Always ON Outputs.
  • 3 x Dew Heaters Outputs.
    (Automatic Adjustable with AutoDew feature)
  • 1 x Adjustable Power Output 3-12V -Regulated Output of 3Amps
  • 1 x Adjustable Power Output 12-24V – Regulated Output of 4 Amps
  • 1 x Power Relay switch 250V/10A
  • 6 x USB3.1 (backwards compatible with USB2) and 2 x USB2 available ports (8 USB ports in total). Individual switchable via software.
  • Stepper Motor Controller (Silent and low vibrating stepper controller. Can drive nearly any stepper motor in the astro-market up to 2 Amps per coil).
  • Physical push-button to control one function (e.g. turn ON / OFF outputs). Functionality is configurable in software.
  • Built-in ambient temperature and humidity sensor.
  • Power readings (Input Voltage, Current, Current per port).
  • Vesa compatible size enclosure.

USB 3.1 SuperSpeed Hub with 8 Powered USB Ports

Diagonal view 2A 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!

The UPBv3 has:

  • 6 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 , additional Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and overload electronic protections.

6 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment

Face 1Six 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 6 Amps of current.

Metal premium 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 smart outputs.

Each smart 12V output has an internal and independent digital current meter. You can view each port’s power consumption in the software.

Additional Power Outputs and Sensors

2 x Always ON 12V outputs increase the total 12V outputs to 10. In combination with the 2 x adjustable outputs (if configured to 12V) the total 12V outputs can be summed to 10 Outlets.

1 x Adjustable Voltage Step Down output can be regulated from 3V to 12V of and provide up to 3 Amps.

1 x Adjustable Voltage Step Up output can be regulated from 12V to 24V and provide up to 4 Amps.

1 x Switch Relay can pass 250V / 10A and used to switch ON/OFF any 3rd party equipment.

built-in ambient temperature and relative humidity sensor provides frequently readouts of the environmental conditions and automatically adjusts the heat intensity of your Dew strips.

Embedded Stepper Motor Controller

 

Face 4A silent and low vibrating stepper motor controller will precisely move your drawtube of your focuser. The controller drives a Pegasus Motor Focus Kit or any other stepper motor in the market (Unipolar or Bipolar) e.g. Rigel, Robofocus, Moonlight, Starlight motors.

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

Vesa compatible enclosure

The UPBv3 enclosure is compatible with VESA mounts. Available screw holes allow an e.g. Intel NUC to be stacked up with the Ultimate Powerbox v3.

Unity Platform Support

Pegasus Astro Unity Platform is our new all around application. Our goal is to provide a robust and modern application that is going to support current and future products under one roof.

A modern frontend allows the full control of all Pegasus Astro devices.
Moreover, a REST JSON api helps developers from 3rd party software to interact with our products.
As we continuously develop our applications, based on customer feedback, lots of innovative features are going to be added in upcoming releases.

Supported By

  • ASCOM 6
  • INDI
  • StellarMate
  • N.I.N.A

Other Key Features

  • Memory persistence outputs at startups
  • Scheduler to control outputs
  • Zoomable and Exportable Graphs
  • Auto Adjustment of PWM (Dew Outputs)
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • A hardware watchdog
  • Upgradable Firmware
Supply Voltage: 12V-14V DC (Reverse Polarity Protected)
Power Input Connector XT60 Female
Connectivity USB3 – Type B USB Connector
6 x 12V Outputs Maximum Current 6.0A each.
2.1mm Center Positive
Sense/ Ampmeter in each port
Software: ON/OFF
3 Channel x 12V PWM Outputs Maximum Current 6.5A each,
RCA Connector,
Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters / Fans / Flatpanel)
Software: Duty Cycle % / OFF
2 x Variable Outputs Adjustable via software. 3-12V / 3Amps
Adjustable via software. 12-24V / 4Amps
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 – 20A
Voltmeter Measures 5 – 15V
Superspeed (USB3.1) 8 port powered Hub Industrial Grade: Temperature range -40°C to +80°C
6 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 (2.0 Amps per phase) – RJ45 socket
Dimensions 127mm x 116mm x 29mm
Weight 400 grams (14.1 ounces)

Mechanical Drawing

UPBv3 Technical Drawing

  • 1 x Ultimate Powerbox v3 enclosure
  • 2 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (0.6m)
  • 2 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1m)
  • 1 x USB3 Cable Type B (1.8m)
  • Mounting screws

All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

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    Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox V3

    SKU: PEG-UPBv3

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    Ultimate Powerbox V3 (UPBv3) is the latest version of the Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox series.

    The Ultimate Powerbox V3 is the flagship of Pegasus Astro’s power box series.  The UPBv3 is a Wi-Fi and USB controlled power hub. A USB 3.1 Hub allows you to switch on/off 8 USB ports, 8 12V power outlets, 2 x Adjustable outputs (3-12V and 12-24V), 3 dew heaters, a new silent low-vibration stepper controller that can drive any stepper motor in the astronomy market as well as a power relay and an expansion port for devices that communicates with the UPBv3 Controller!

    If you are tired of carrying multiple power packs and dealing with a mess of power and data cables, our Ultimate Powerbox v3, 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 which branches off the other cables powering all devices.

    The Ultimate Powerbox V3 Features include:

    • Up to 12V / 20Amps of provided electric current (240W).

    • 6 x 12V smart and individual switchable outputs. Each output can be configured as constant 12V or pulse width modulated driven).
    • Wi-Fi or USB Controllable Operation.
    • 2 x 12V / Always ON Outputs.
    • 3 x Dew Heaters Outputs.
      (Automatic Adjustable with AutoDew feature)
    • 1 x Adjustable Power Output 3-12V -Regulated Output of 3Amps
    • 1 x Adjustable Power Output 12-24V – Regulated Output of 4 Amps
    • 1 x Power Relay switch 250V/10A
    • 6 x USB3.1 (backwards compatible with USB2) and 2 x USB2 available ports (8 USB ports in total). Individual switchable via software.
    • Stepper Motor Controller (Silent and low vibrating stepper controller. Can drive nearly any stepper motor in the astro-market up to 2 Amps per coil).
    • Physical push-button to control one function (e.g. turn ON / OFF outputs). Functionality is configurable in software.
    • Built-in ambient temperature and humidity sensor.
    • Power readings (Input Voltage, Current, Current per port).
    • Vesa compatible size enclosure.

    USB 3.1 SuperSpeed Hub with 8 Powered USB Ports

    Diagonal view 2A 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!

    The UPBv3 has:

    • 6 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 , additional Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) and overload electronic protections.

    6 x 12V DC Power outlets for your equipment

    Face 1Six 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 6 Amps of current.

    Metal premium 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 smart outputs.

    Each smart 12V output has an internal and independent digital current meter. You can view each port’s power consumption in the software.

    Additional Power Outputs and Sensors

    2 x Always ON 12V outputs increase the total 12V outputs to 10. In combination with the 2 x adjustable outputs (if configured to 12V) the total 12V outputs can be summed to 10 Outlets.

    1 x Adjustable Voltage Step Down output can be regulated from 3V to 12V of and provide up to 3 Amps.

    1 x Adjustable Voltage Step Up output can be regulated from 12V to 24V and provide up to 4 Amps.

    1 x Switch Relay can pass 250V / 10A and used to switch ON/OFF any 3rd party equipment.

    built-in ambient temperature and relative humidity sensor provides frequently readouts of the environmental conditions and automatically adjusts the heat intensity of your Dew strips.

    Embedded Stepper Motor Controller

     

    Face 4A silent and low vibrating stepper motor controller will precisely move your drawtube of your focuser. The controller drives a Pegasus Motor Focus Kit or any other stepper motor in the market (Unipolar or Bipolar) e.g. Rigel, Robofocus, Moonlight, Starlight motors.

    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

    Vesa compatible enclosure

    The UPBv3 enclosure is compatible with VESA mounts. Available screw holes allow an e.g. Intel NUC to be stacked up with the Ultimate Powerbox v3.

    Unity Platform Support

    Pegasus Astro Unity Platform is our new all around application. Our goal is to provide a robust and modern application that is going to support current and future products under one roof.

    A modern frontend allows the full control of all Pegasus Astro devices.
    Moreover, a REST JSON api helps developers from 3rd party software to interact with our products.
    As we continuously develop our applications, based on customer feedback, lots of innovative features are going to be added in upcoming releases.

    Supported By

    • ASCOM 6
    • INDI
    • StellarMate
    • N.I.N.A

    Other Key Features

    • Memory persistence outputs at startups
    • Scheduler to control outputs
    • Zoomable and Exportable Graphs
    • Auto Adjustment of PWM (Dew Outputs)
    • Reverse Polarity Protection
    • A hardware watchdog
    • Upgradable Firmware
    Supply Voltage: 12V-14V DC (Reverse Polarity Protected)
    Power Input Connector XT60 Female
    Connectivity USB3 – Type B USB Connector
    6 x 12V Outputs Maximum Current 6.0A each.
    2.1mm Center Positive
    Sense/ Ampmeter in each port
    Software: ON/OFF
    3 Channel x 12V PWM Outputs Maximum Current 6.5A each,
    RCA Connector,
    Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters / Fans / Flatpanel)
    Software: Duty Cycle % / OFF
    2 x Variable Outputs Adjustable via software. 3-12V / 3Amps
    Adjustable via software. 12-24V / 4Amps
    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 – 20A
    Voltmeter Measures 5 – 15V
    Superspeed (USB3.1) 8 port powered Hub Industrial Grade: Temperature range -40°C to +80°C
    6 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 (2.0 Amps per phase) – RJ45 socket
    Dimensions 127mm x 116mm x 29mm
    Weight 400 grams (14.1 ounces)

    Mechanical Drawing

    UPBv3 Technical Drawing

    • 1 x Ultimate Powerbox v3 enclosure
    • 2 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (0.6m)
    • 2 x Power DC 2.1 to 2.1 male cable (1m)
    • 1 x USB3 Cable Type B (1.8m)
    • Mounting screws

    All our products are shippable. In all cases, full payment is required before our products are shipped. Currently Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd only ships to Australia, Australian Territories and New Zealand.

    Deliveries are made via Registered Australia Post or TNT Australia. Tracking information and updates will be sent to the email address associated with the order. A link to the courier’s website tracking information may also be provided. All small items will be shipped via Australia Post – Parcel Post or if requested via Express Parcel Post. All large items will be Shipped via TNT Road Express or TNT Economy Express Export. Should you require Express Post for your order, please contact our staff to confirm any additional charges that may apply.

    You may be required to sign for the delivery to confirm proof of receipt. If you are not there when the delivery is made, you may incur further charges from Australia Post or TNT Australia (not from Sidereal Trading Pty Ltd) to pick up the parcel from the nearest post office or depot.
    Our Flat Rate delivery charges are determined per order depending on the category your products fall into. This will be specified once a postcode is entered at checkout.

    Remote delivery destinations or other factors may cause the web-based shopping cart to underquote the shipping charges. Some regional areas of Australia and New Zealand will incur higher charges than specified at checkout. When this occurs, we will first contact you to confirm payment of the difference, or subsequently cancel the order and refund any payments made if this additional cost is prohibitive. At any time if you feel the shipping calculation does not seem correct, please contact us via phone or email so that we can fix the problem and raise the order for you with the correct shipping amount.

    In-Store Pick Up is also possible. See Contact Us for Store Location.

    Reviews

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      Need Expert Advice?

      Visual Astronomy, Astrophotography, Microscopy and Macro Photography can be a little complicated sometimes as there are a lot of options. If you'd like to check something before you purchase just let us know and we'd be happy to help!

      Enquire now or call us (03) 9042 2293