About this product
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.
- 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
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
Device fully supports ASCOM switch. This means that you can switch ON/OFF each USB port via ASCOM supported software.
USB Control Hub is fully supported by Indilib framework
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
|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:
Quick Installation Guide
USB Control Hub for OSX (v1.2 / Mar/21)
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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