Every astrophotographer would like to get rid of the mess of all these power packs for every single device of astro equipment he owns (Mount, USB Hubs, Dew heaters, CCD & DSLR Cameras, flat box, focus controller etc).
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After one and a half year or research, development and testing we present you the Intelli Powerbox, a sophisticated device that can electrically power all of your astro equipment. It is fully remote pc controllable using the bluetooth v2 technology and it can provide to you readings and metrics about major environmental & power aspects you need in the field (in the mountains or inside your observatory).
Intelli Powerbox is just the answer to many observatory power requirements. period.
GPS receiver is an optional accessory pre-installed in the heart of the powerbox and can report the exact date & time, altitude and coordinates of your current location.
More than 30A of total power
You can connect our 12V power pack which can deliver at about 8-10A of current. If you trust your lead battery you can use it as the main power source. On the back of the device there is a Circular 2 pin power plug. . Intelli Powerbox is designed to support and deliver more than 30A of total current.
4 x 12V Power outlets for your equipment
In the heart of the Intelli Powerbox there are four (4) powerful MOSFET capable to deliver 10 Amps of current each. These power outlets are remote controllable from your laptop. You can switch them on (individually) or off at your request.
2 x Dew Heater Outlets
Two Pulse width modulation (PWM) outlets are capable to provide power to your “thirsty” Dew Heaters. No more moisture fuzzing your equipment and destroying your clear nights. These outlets can be remote controlled from your laptop using the supplied software
1 x 5V Power HUB outlet
This outlet can deliver at about 3A of current and is designed to provide stable voltage to your powered USB Hub
1 x DSLR Outlet
A 7.4 DC volt (max 1.5 Amps) outlet is suitable for your DSLR camera. Use a dummy battery pack and provide stable power to your camera. No more drained batteries in the middle of the night!
1 x Flatbox Outlet
Connect your flatbox to this outlet. Capable to deliver 1A of current. You can remote control the power level from your laptop. Save and restore brightness levels for every filter you use.
Failsafe Cable Outlet Design
A unique socket outlet has been installed for every different voltage. It is impossible to plug a different voltage source by mistake. After long time in the mountains we concluded this is the safest way when you are in the middle of “nowhere” trying to do astrophotography. It can accidentally ruin all your available nights by frying out your equipment. As an extra precaution power outlets securely lock by the circular/ GX16 Aviation socket.
4 x 12V power cables are included in the package. (2.0m cable length each)
Built in Power Sensors
The device can provide, in real time, readings for voltage, current and power. Graphs over time for voltage & current can be viewed in the supplied software.
External Environment Sensor
External one (1) meter temperature & relative humidity sensor is included in the package. Know exactly the environment conditions of your location. The sensor can automaticaly handle the dew heater outlets to adjust the power. Leave to Intelli Powerbox to decide if it is time to turn on your dew heaters! Moreover, you can view the readings of temperature, humidity and dew point in the supplied software. Graphs for temperature and humidity are also available.
Multijack 2m Cable for 5V output
Choose the jack you need from 7 different types, suitable for your USB hub.
Built in Bluetooth Connectivity
Intelli Powerbox can be controlled by your PC / laptop’s bluetooth. It supports bluetooth v2.1 and it does not require any driver. Just pair the i-powerbox-xxxx device and you are ready to connect through the supplied software. In the nearest future we will release a mobile application (for android devices ) .
Mobile Application (Android)
If you don’t carry a PC in the field you can also use your mobile Android device (Cellphone or Tablet) to control the intelli-powerbox.
You can download it from Google Play
Reverse Polarity Protection
Intelli Powerbox has been design with a reverse voltage polarity protection. It will definitely save your night if you accidentally connect the main power supply in reverse polarity!
The casing is made of endurable white ABS plastic. Box dimensions: 130mm x 130mm x 50mm. It’s a very light device (400g)
GPS Receiver (Optional)
Purchase the Powerbox with our internal GPS receiver and retrieve all the information you need for your location.
Altitude, date and time, exact coordinates can be viewed through the software.
Power Pack 100W (Optional)
Purchase a desktop power pack capable of delivering up to 100W. DC Output: 12V, 8A.
2 Years warranty
For Intelli Powerbox device including environmental sensor
|Supply Voltage||12V DC (Reverse Polarity Protected)|
|Power Input Connector||2 PIN GX16 Aviation Metal Connector M16 Screw Plug (Left Positive Pin)|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Emulated Serial Port, Bluetooth Version 2.1|
|4 x 12V Outputs||Maximum Current 10A each, 2 Pin GX16 Aviation Metal Connector M16 Screw Socket (Left Positive Pin)|
|1 x 7.4V Output||Maximum Current 1.5A, 3 Pin GX16 Aviation Metal Connector M16 Screw Socket (Left Positive Pin)|
|1 x 5V Output||Maximum Current 3A, BNC Connector|
|2 x 12V PWM Outputs||Maximum Current 10A Each, Red colored RCA Connector, Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Dew Heaters)|
|1 x 12V PWM Output||Maximum Current 1A, Yellow colored RCA Connector, Pulse Width Modulated (Suitable for Flatbox)|
|1 x Sensor Input||Mini Stereo Socket, Connectivity with Environmental Sensor|
|Optional GPS Receiver||Internal Receiver, 50 Channels GPS L1 frequency, C/A Code SBAS: WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, Cold start 30sec, Hot Start 1sec|
|Maximum delivered current||30A|
|Dimensions||130mm x 130mm x 50 mm|
|4 x Circular Connector to DC Cables||2 Pin GX16 Aviation Metal Connector M16 Screw Plug (Left Positive Pin) to DC 2.1 positive socket, length 2.0m|
|1 x BNC Jack to multi jack cable||BNC type connector to one modular jacks (supporting 8 different diameter types of power jacks), length 1.8m|
|1 x Environmental Sensor||Mini Stereo Jack, length 1m|
|1 x Cigarette Lighter Battery Jack||Length 1.5m – 8A slow fuse inside|
Power adapter specifications
|Max Current||8A (100W)|
|Output Jack||2 PIN GX16 Aviation Metal Connector M16 Screw Plug (Left Positive Pin)|
|Cord Length||1 meter|
Standard package contains:
- Intelli Powerbox
- 4 x 2 Pin GX16 Aviation Metal Connector M16 Screw Socket (Left Positive Pin) to DC 2.1mm cable (12V outlets) *
- 1 x BNC to multi jack cable (5V outlet)
- 1 x Environment Sensor (1m length)
- 1 x Cigarette Lighter Battery Jack with circular 2 PIN connector (8A slow fuse inside)
* Each power cable is 2.0 m length
Premium package contains:
- Standard package plus:
- GPS Receiver (embedded in the box)
- 1 x Power Pack 8A/100W
Spares / Optional
Power Cable GX16 Aviation Metal Connector to DC 2.1mm – 2m length
Power Cable GX16 Aviation Metal Connector to DC 2.1mm – 1m length
Power Cable GX16 Aviation Metal Connector to DC 2.1mm – 0.6m length
Power Cable BNC to multijack (12 €)
Spare Environment Sensor (18 €)
DSLR Camera Power Cable & Dummy Battery
* We currently support the following Canon DSLR models
- Canon Digital EOS Rebel XSi XS 450D 500D 1000D Kiss F X2 X3 T1i Camera
- Canon Digital EOS T2i T3i T4i T5i 550D 600D 650D 700D X4 X5 X6
- Canon ACK-E6 EOS 5D2 5D3 5DS R 5DSR 6D 7D 60D 60Da 70D DSLR Cameras