This is a replacement for the original Meade version 3.xx Hand Controller in the 8", 10", and 12" Meade LX200 "Classic" telescope.
This is a new, low-power design, functionally equivalent and in the same form factor as the original.
*This product is in late development and expected to be available January, 2020.
Low-power design: requires roughly 75% less current than the original.
True "plug-and-play" replacement, nothing new to learn.
Can also purchase PCB alone without case and keypad at reduced cost, email for details.
10' spiral cord also available.
Various other minor improvements (see below).
The Hand Controller is a functional replacement for the original classic version 3.xx Meade hand controller, essentially the same size, shape, color, and weight. The LCD display contrast can be adjusted manually with an on-board trimmer. Brightness is controlled through the keypad as in the original.
The design is power-efficient, using only about 25% of the current required by the original. With low operating current, a copper pad heat sink design helps keep thermal heating minimal, even using an 18-volt power supply. Of course, the bypass capacitor is properly derated and the keypad flex cable is routed well away from it and any power supply voltage.
We are happy to provide more design details upon request.
To order, or for questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
We ship internationally.