For those of you in cold climates, or for 1200 and 1600 owners with large loads, this is the power converter of choice. This unit is custom made in the U.S. for Astro-Physics and converts standard 120 volt AC household current to 15 volts (+/- 0.05 volts) at 12 amps. This rugged supply is a solid-state electronically-regulated power source with built in protection circuitry that safeguards both the power supply and the connected equipment. Its ripple spec is less than 5 mV peak to peak at full load. If you are powering other accessories, you may still consider a second converter, either the smaller one above or a second one of these, but it probably won't be necessary unless it is extremely cold and you have quite a few power hungry devices.
Please note: the fuse for this power supply is cleverly hidden above the AC plug on the back of the unit. It is actually a part of the plug receptacle. The AC power cord must be unplugged from the unit to change the fuse.
This power converter comes with a lighter plug adapter cord (CABPS15) for connection with your mount's power cable.
Input: 105 to 125 volt 60 Hz AC
Output: 15 (+/- 0.05) volt DC; 9 amp continuous, 12 amp ICS (surge)
Output Ripple: 5 mV RMS
Operating Temp. 14° F (-10° C) to 131° F (55° C)
4 1/2 H x 8 W x 9 D; 13 lb.
For those of you travelling internationally: According to the manufacturer, you MUST transform 220 volt 50 Hz current to 115 volts before using this power supply. They say it will operate at the proper voltage at either 50 or 60 Hz, but at 50 Hz AC input, the unit will provide slightly less amperage. We have not tested this assertion from the manufacturer.