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    Default A couple more up grades



    Hi All:
    Back awhile ago I was asking about powering my telrad from my 12v. power on my scope.
    And thank all for the suggestions. I came across a adapter for 12v to 3V. the battery holder buttons had rotted off from
    the holder in this telrad I purchased some time in the early 1990"s .
    I used F-jacks to make the connections in the telrad and wear it picks up power

    The power then comes from this distribution box to the telrad, Which is the blue connector with a switch
    to turn it on and off with.

    This rig runner powers everything on my scope and it's all powered from a 120V to 12V D.C converter.
    it all works nice.

    This is my eyepiece heater box I added this year it has a small heating pad under some thin foam and heats
    and dries my eyepiece nicely.

    Finally my 12v night light (red) and is power from a 120V to 12V DC. My cuz gave me the adapter
    and I already had the light so it was a freebee.
    Thanks for looking
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    Default Re: A couple more up grades

    Pretty cool stuff, Rob! I like your solutions!
    Bryan
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    Default Re: A couple more up grades

    It looks great Rob, nice work
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    Default Re: A couple more up grades

    Very nice the Dew Monster should not be any problem for you for a while... Very good setup for sure.
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    Default Re: A couple more up grades

    Quote Originally Posted by dagadget View Post
    Very nice the Dew Monster should not be any problem for you for a while... Very good setup for sure.
    Speaking of the DEW MONSTER I need to add some dew zappers of some kind . The dew is usually what puts a end to my night everything gets wet
    Chair ,Scope, and everything thats open to the night sky.
    These XXG series of scopes have a problem with the ground boards either expanding or warping from the weight of the scope and moisture intrusion
    which causes the rotation to develope dragging spots and the motor pulls way down. Particle board and moisture just don't mix.
    Think I"ll remake the ground board from a different material and add more support on the bottom to help support the weight. Next Project!
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