Pegasus Astro USB Control Hub
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Pegasus Astro USB Control Hub

£169.00✓ 2 year warranty

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About this product

Model:  peg_uch
Part Number:  PEG-UCH

Pegasus Astro USB Control Hub

Lack of a trusty USB3.1 Hub in astrophotography market, triggered Pegasus Astro 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.

FEATURES

  • 6x USB 3.1 Powered Ports
  • Industrial Grade Temperature Support
  • Switchable USB Ports
  • High Quality, Robust Aluminium Enclosure
  • 12v DC Operation
  • Expansion Port (EXT)

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


Four powerful Smart Mosfet transistors provide “electric juice” to your precious equipment. Sophisticated short circuit and overload per port protections cut the power and report the incident into our software. Every Mosfet is capable to provide up to 7Amps of current.

Metal & good quality output sockets ensure that will provide all the juice you need and can secure in place your extension power cables

Built-in Power Sensors

A precise voltmeter and an amp meter (can measure up to 20A) measure and display in real-time your power input. If the input is more than 14.5V the power is instantly cut off to protect your equipment.

Individual Current Meter per 12V port and Dew Heaters

Every 12V output and every Dew Heater Channel has an internal and independent digital current meter. You can view each port’s power consumption in the software.

Other Key Features

Aluminium 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

Device fully supports ASCOM switch. This means that you can switch ON/OFF each USB port via ASCOM supported software.

INDI

USB Control Hub is fully supported by Indilib framework

Standalone Software

Switch ON/OFF USB Ports on demand. Monitor USB Voltage levels. Easily name each USB port based on the device that is attached on it.

* STANDALONE SOFTWARE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR WINDOWS AND OSX OPERATING SYSTEMS.

Unity Platform Support

Pegasus Astro Unity Platform is their 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.

What's in the box

  • Control Hub Unit Enclosure
  • 1.5m USB3 Cable

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)

Downloads / Manuals

The following manuals and downloads are available for this product:

Manuals

Quick Installation Guide

Software

Unity Platform

USB Control Hub for OSX (v1.2 / Mar/21)

Misc

Serial Commands Table

Python Control Script for the USB Control hub
(Many thanks to Pete Ingram for the development of this script)

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