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    Default Dew heater set-up



    Hey everyone!

    I haven't been on here in awhile and been busy but I have been upgrading my eyepieces and telescope in the meantime.

    I'm trying to find a good system to use in order to have dew heaters on my primary and secondary, and even for the eyepiece. I'm not looking to spend much on something like this and I'm probably going to attempt to use a battery pack that I can attach to the primary box so I can easily recharge and use as normal.

    I have been looking at the "HeaterDream" systems that I actually found through eBay. They already have a heating controller built in, however if I were to use multiple of these, would there be anything I'd have to be aware of? Are these reputable?

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: Dew heater set-up

    Don’t know anything about them, but they are an interesting proposition with the Pwm controller built in.
    I went the cheap DIY route with a led Pwm controller off eBay.
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    Default Re: Dew heater set-up

    Astro-Gadgets is a Ukraine company that started around 2014-15 making goto systems for EQ and dob mounts.
    I have never heard any complaints about their products before.
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