OPEN BOX - USB Control Hub
OPEN BOX - USB Control Hub
OPEN BOX - USB Control Hub

Pegasus Astro

OPEN BOX - USB Control Hub

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Description

Lack of a trusty USB3.1 Hub in astrophotography market, triggered us to develop a USB3 Hub controller which will be also able to switch ON/OFF each USB port.

We proudly present the Pegasus Astro – USB Control Hub
(in short UCH):

A SuperSpeed (SS), low power, switchable USB3.1 Gen1 hub and fully compliant with USB-IF’s USB 3.1 Gen1 specification . The Hub supports Hi-Speed (HS), Full Speed (FS) and Low Speed (LS). The new SuperSpeed hubs operate in parallel with the USB 2.0 controller, so 5 Gbps SuperSpeed data transfers are not affected by slower USB 2.0 traffic.

6 x USB3.1 Active Ports

The device has 6 x USB 3.1 Ports. All ports are backward compatible with USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 devices.

Each port can deliver up to 2.5Amps of current. There is a smart current limit sensor in every port which automatically limits or cuts power in case of a short-wire or power consumption that is above 2.5Amps.

Each port is monitored by the USB Controller and in case of a current limit, it triggers a warning pop up in the operating system.

Industrial Grade Temperature Support

Most USB Hubs in the market (well…nearly all of them) operate under room temperatures as they were design to work inside your cosy warm room. This is one of the reasons why you experience USB disconnects and instability during a cold night.

Our product is certified to work flawlessly from −40°C to +85°C. All USB Hub electronics has been selected to support Industrial grade temperature ranges.

Other Key Features

Aluminum Enclosure

A high quality robust, blue anodised aluminium enclosure houses the electronics of the USB Hub. The metal enclosure designed and tested to survive ±5kV ESD strikes

Switchable USB Ports

Each USB port can be controlled and switched ON/OFF by our standalone software. (power + data). You are going to love this feature. No more pull out and re-plug USB cables of your equipment.

12V DC Operation

The 12V DC operation was our first design requirement. As most of your astro-equipment requires 12V DC why to use something different? Hub accepts 12-14V of operation. This means that you can plug unregulated 12V power from a battery.

Expansion Port (EXT)

A RJ12 external ports allows future device expansion

Supported by:

  • ASCOM 6
  • INDI
  • Standalone Software

Unity Platform Support

Pegasus Astro Unity Platform is our new all around application. Our goal is to provide a robust and modern application that is going to support current and future products under one roof.

A modern frontend allows the full control of all Pegasus Astro devices.
Moreover, a REST JSON api helps developers from 3rd party software to interact with our products.
As we continuously develop our applications, based on customer feedback, lots of innovative features are going to be added in upcoming releases.

Specifications

USB Ports Six downstream USB3.1 Gen1/2.0 ports
USB Switchable Ports USB1-6. Switch ON/OFF Power & Data (each port can be switched individually)
DC Input 12-14V DC
Amperage on individual port 2.5 Amps each
Maximum Total Amperage: 8 Amps
Operating Temperature Industrial grade temperature support
(−40°C to +85°C)
Size 100mm x 72mm x 24mm / 3.9” x 2.8” x 0.94”
Weight 200g / 7 oz
Power requirements 2-10Amps (depends on the devices you are going to plug into USB ports and their power consumption)

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