PPBA gen2 and asi 2600 does not work

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manudu74
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PPBA gen2 and asi 2600 does not work

Post by manudu74 »

Hi,
I bought a PPBA gen to reduce all the cables, but I have a problem with it.
On top I plugged:
- Risingcam (asi 2600 clone)
- Sesto senso
- RAF zwo
- Asi 290 mini

The last 3 work perfectly well, but when I want to run my IMX571 camera, it freezes and the image transfer does not happen.

I tried to change all the cables and reduce them to the minimum but it's still the same, I don't know what to do now, if you have any idea....

Sorry for my English, I speak very bad ;)

Thanks for your help
AstronoMolly
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Re: PPBA gen2 and asi 2600 does not work

Post by AstronoMolly »

- Make sure that you have the 2600 plugged into USB 3 (one of the two blue-colored ports).
- Make sure you are using a USB cable to plug the Powerbox into your computer (both ends of the cable should be blue)
- Make sure you are plugged into a USB3 port on your computer.
- What voltage does your Powerbox read when you connect to the 2600?
Ddaniel84
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Re: PPBA gen2 and asi 2600 does not work

Post by Ddaniel84 »

I am mainly in the same situation than Manudu74. I just replace direct connections to PC (for ZWO ASI 2600 (imaging - USB3) and ZWO ASI 224 (guiding -USB3). The celestron focuser is directly connected to the mount, but will be replaced with a Sexto Senso one in some weeks. I test the setup with SharpCap, PHD2 and NINA. Both cameras are "seen", but very quickly data are not coming from them. I've reinstalled ZWO camera driver without any real improvment. May some some issue in sharing data flow thru USB3?
Of course I have checked than both cameras are connected thru USB3 input, and I've selected "12V" for the Variable Port where ZWO2600 power is connected.
I've also stopped ZWO 2600 cooling to dismiss power supply issues.
...help!
Dominique
CGX upon fixed pier - C8 and soon Newton 250/1000
ZWO ASI 2600 pro colour (imaging) - ZWO ASI 224 pro colour (Guiding)
ZWO EFW 2'' - Celestron focus motor
CPWI - NINA - SharpCap - PHD2
Deepsky - Exoplanets - soon asteroids
Ddaniel84
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Re: PPBA gen2 and asi 2600 does not work

Post by Ddaniel84 »

Hi, I just run a new test. When changing the USB cable (PC to PPA) using the original cable (the blue one delivered with PPA), it seems to run (the whole setup). I'll test that with a complete session this night or tomorrow night. The first cable I used was an USB3 - 3 meters that I had.
I will keep you informed if it's OK.
Cheers, Dominique
CGX upon fixed pier - C8 and soon Newton 250/1000
ZWO ASI 2600 pro colour (imaging) - ZWO ASI 224 pro colour (Guiding)
ZWO EFW 2'' - Celestron focus motor
CPWI - NINA - SharpCap - PHD2
Deepsky - Exoplanets - soon asteroids
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