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Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:34 pm

I watched your automation video. Well Done. I have question on switches within Prism or ASCOM.
I currently manage everything myself manually. I have two 12 volt power supplies. One is dedicated to the AP mount and the other supplies as Anderson connection distribution panel mounted on the scope which supplies 12 volts to everything else (three cameras, focuser, dew heater, USB Hub, scope fan). So one switch does it all at once. I was left with the impression that the switch doesn't necessary supply power but rather connects the equipment to the automation routine and therefore not requiring me to perform those functions using the menu buttons.
I looked on the ASCOM site and I did not see a generic "Switch" similar to the simulator switch you use in the video. The switches listed seems to activate a particular brand power switch
Does Prism have a Switch and will it work with all my hardware which is currently connected ASCOM compliant.
Thanks, Al
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Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:10 pm

Yes, we use the DigitalLoggers switches outrselves and they work a treat. They are located here: https://dlidirect.com/products/new-pro-switch. There is also a great product that we use to control the roof and can operate as a remote switch here : https://www.lunaticastronomical.com/Dra ... ontrol-box
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