Telescope Power Distribution

These two projects each resulted in a usable telescope power box. They are completely different in design, except that they are both in the same model of enclosure. One is completely passive, while the other is computerized and automated.

The Telescope Power Distribution Box version 1 is a simple box with some filtration and 6 output jacks, which are on all of the time. You plug it in and you get power. It has a 12v to 5V@4A voltage converter to power a Raspberry Pi 4B.

The Telescope Power Distribution Box version 2 is a bit more complex, having a Seeeduino XIAO and 8 high-side power switches. The 6 individual switched channels may be set to on, off, or automatic on. It also has two heater outputs that can automatically maintain the temperature at a set level above the dew point, and a 5V@4A output to power a Raspberry Pi 4B.