The PegasusAstro eXternal Motor Controller (XMC) was designed to expand the focus capabilities of the Ultimate Powerbox v2 (supports a 2nd focus controller) and adds focus functionality to the Pocket Powerbox Advance. The device does not require a USB cable and can be attached directly to the EXT port of the Powerboxes. It can drive a large bipolar or unipolar stepper motor (up to 2Amps per coil) with high precision.
The following motors have been successfully tested to be compatible with this controller. Please note that each motor requires its own cable due to different pin-out selection of each manufacturer (see recommended accessories).
- Pegasus Motor Focus (v1 & v2) (cable included with eXternal Motor Controller)
- Starlight HSM 25 / 30 / 35
- Starlight MSM 25 / 30 / 35
- Starizona Micro-Touch
- Rigel nStep Motors
- Moonlite Stepper Motor
- Robofocus Stepper Motor
- Lakeside Stepper Motor
- Lacerta Motor
No USB port is required
You do not have to occupy a USB port as the controller does not require a USB connectivity. Just plug the RJ12 plug into the EXT port of the Powerbox and the controller will be recognized from the Powerbox software. Simple as that!
(Note: The device will also occupy one of the 12V power outputs of the Powerbox).
Controller support micro-stepping which can be configured via software to Full, Half, 1/4 step and 1/8 step. This provides additional precision and a smooth rotation from the stepper motor.
Second EXT port
A second EXT port on the device allows you to daisy chain future equipment or connect your environmental sensor.
The controller is fully protected against undervoltage, overcurrent, and overtemperature events.
What is inside the box:
- eXternal Motor Controller
- RJ12 to RJ12 – EXT cable (60cm)
- 2.1mm to 2.1mm DC cable (1m)
- RJ45 to RJ45 Motor cable (1m)