Omegon Powerbank 5000 - mobile power supply for small GoTo telescopes!
A big advantage of most small altazimuth GoTo mounts is the ease of transport. However, mobility is considerably restricted if you have to drag a heavy battery around with you. These bulky energy storage systems are often oversized for small telescopes.
Until now, the only alternative was to power a mount with batteries. The telescope then becomes a real battery guzzler.
The inexpensive and compact Omegon Powerbank 5000 protects the environment and your wallet! It is as light as a feather and does not restrict your mobility. Also cumbersome fumbling around with the battery compartment becomes a thing of the past. The Powerbank 5000 only needs to be plugged into the 12V input of the mount.
Inside the Powerbank is a Li-ion battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh (@3.6V). This is equivalent to 18Wh or 1.5Ah at 12V. A small mount can thus be operated for about 2-3 hours.
The 5-12V converter cable makes the Powerbank the ideal telescope companion: the 5V that are usual for USB are converted into 12V as required for telescopes. It’s essential to connect the cable to the Powerbank’s 2A connector: then 600mA are available from the 12V socket. The cable is 80cm long - for flexible positioning of the Powerbank on your telescope.
Four small LEDs indicate the Powerbank's current state of charge. It can be simply recharged using Type C-USB. A USB/Type C USB cable is included. More than 500 recharges are possible.
Built-in protection against short circuiting, overcharging, deep discharging and overloading protects not only the Powerbank itself, but also the connected telescope.Of course you can also charge a tablet or smartphone with the Powerbank 4000.
The 12V connector (5.5x2.1 centre-positive) fits most mounts. Caution: unfortunately MEADE mounts require a different connector (5.5x2.5). The Omegon Powerbank 5000 can be used for small altazimuth GoTo mounts including:
- Skywatcher AZ-S
- Skywatcher Star Discovery
- Skywatcher AZ-GTi
- Skywatcher AZ-GTe
- Skywatcher Solarquest AZ
- Skywatcher AZ Merlin
- Orion StarSeeker IV
- Celestron Nexstar SLT
- Celestron Nexstar GT
- Celestron Nexstar SE
- Celestron LCM
- Celestron SkyProdigy
- Omegon Push+
- Omegon Push+ mini
- 5-12V converter cable (80cm)
- USB/Type C USB cable (25cm)