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Powerbox2, 





    
        

            Thilo Frey

Powerbox2

Description

While my equippment changed the last year, I needed different power connectors than mounted on my old powerbox. I already changed it on the old one, but the weight was a Little bit too high (50kg). So i decided to build a new one.
All connectors i used on the old one, i used in the new box, because the XLR connectors was a perfect choice, when using it in the field. I absolutely prefer them compared to the car connectors.
All power converters, fuses and connectors in a small box, mountable on the tripod of my mount, connected to the batteries, which stay in the trunk of my car. Lower left the USB exit to the PC and 4 USB connectors, 3 for cams and 1 to another hub for all the other equippment. All convertors are switchable, so they dont consume any power, if not in use.
Well here the result...

And here the old powerbox to compare :)
http://www.astrobin.com/246424/?image_list_page=2&nc=&nce=

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Thilo Frey
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B

Outside with 1/2 power connectors to the batterie on the right side

C

the display is too bright so applied 2 red plexy screens.

D

Long time waited for good weather. Now, first light with the powerbox, while collecting the data for IC1848. Works perfect but looks like i need to dim the green LED's of the USB hub and reducing the "cable chaos". :)

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