StellartMate Pro

How to turn off power to devices when Ekos profile is stopped?

By default, StellarMate Pro does not turn off power to devices after an equipment profile is stopped. Once you toggle…

By default, StellarMate Pro does not turn off power to devices after an equipment profile is stopped. Once you toggle on/off a 12V DC output, SM Pro remembers this across sessions. However, it is sometimes desirable to turn off power to connected devices as soon as an Ekos equipment profile is stopped. This might be useful in permentant observatories where StellarMate Pro is always powered. To enable this option, turn on the Power Off option in StellarMate App Power tab.

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Why StellarMate Pro adapter uses 2.5x5.5mm XT-60 adapter?

StellarMate Pro uses a high-density XT-60 connector. Included with each unit is an XT-60 to a female DC Jack (5.5x2.5mm)…

StellarMate Pro uses a high-density XT-60 connector. Included with each unit is an XT-60 to a female DC Jack (5.5x2.5mm) adapter that can support up to 10A.

Please note that using a 5.5x2.1mm adapter might limit the current to only 5A and can cause a voltage drop on the input power side. This might result in unstable output voltage which can distrubt the connect devices.

It is recommended to use the StellarMate Pro Official 10A power supply.

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How to connect to StellarMate Pro driver?

StellarMate Pro operates on its own dedicated port 12624. If you use StellarMate App to create equipment profiles, then the…

StellarMate Pro operates on its own dedicated port 12624. If you use StellarMate App to create equipment profiles, then the driver is automatically appended to your equipment profile. Similary, if you try to start an equpiment profile remotely from a PC/Mac, then the Web Manager automatically adds the SM Pro driver to your equipment profile. However, if you create an equipment profile directly in StellarMate Pro (for example, via VNC), then you need to explicitly add the driver in the Remote Driver section:

@localhost:12624

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Can I raise input voltage to more than 12.5 volts?

Yes, you can adjust maximum voltage in INDI Control Panel (In App, go to Ekos --> INDI Control Panel -->…

Yes, you can adjust maximum voltage in INDI Control Panel (In App, go to Ekos --> INDI Control Panel --> SM Pro --> Power). By default, it's set to 12.5v so if input voltage is detected above this, it will not allow you to turn on the 12v output. As indicated in the manual, the outputs are indeed unregulated. Therefore, if you adjust this value then adjust it at your own risk. Over voltage can damage some devices.

1. From StellarMate App

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2. From INDI Control Panel

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