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#1 skephart

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:01 AM

Anyone have any rough guesses about how much power a 16" RCX400 will consume during normal operation? How about when slewing back to the park position? I'm planning to put a UPS into the observatory I'm planning, and I realized that I had no idea how much power the scope itself will use. (Although I am fairly sure it's not an enormous amount of power.)

My main concerns are having enough power to maintain operation during short power failures (a minute or two), and having enough power to park the scope.

This isn't my biggest concern (being able to slew my dome back to home position so that I can exit it and close it up is a way more pressing concern!) but still this would be nice to know - especially if the scope uses a lot more power than I expect.

#2 Mark Sibole

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:22 PM

As the power supply is generally a 5 amp supply anything in the 500 to 650 UPS should work fine.
I use a 650 in my OBS and its running the scope imaging cameras PC and Monitor woth no problems.

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Mark
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