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Moonlite DC Motor With Slip Clutch & Controller

Moonlite DC Motor With Slip Clutch & Controller
Price:  £214.00(Inc. 20% VAT)Earn 214 Loyalty Points

Model:  MDCF
Brand:  Moonlite

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No jiggle motor focus option-- Give your scope a super fine focus ability with our DC motor focus option for only £214. The DC motor option is for non PC control of the focuser, for PC autoamted controller, please see our High res stepper motor options.

MoonLite's DC motor focus system uses a DC gear head style motor with a very fine gear box providing extreme fine focus ability and strong torque. The motor assembly uses a slip clutch design allowing both motor and manual operation of the focuser at the same time. The DC motor connects to the hand controller with a 1/8"stereo 6 foot long cable. The Battery operated hand controller can vary the speed from very slow to very fast in a pulse width modulated mode. The fine movement ability makes the focuser ideal for Visual use or manual imaging use. Dual Port design of the controller allows for controll of a second focuser, or our rotating flange option soon to be released. The motor focus option can be picked "using the pull down menu" at the time when ordering a focuser. Or it can be added later by purchasing a Motor kit later on.

All focusers equipped with a DC Motor now ship with our new adjustable Slip Clutch system at no additional cost. The new Slip Clutch provides customers to ability to choose between manual or motorized operation of the focuser.

The amount of slip can be adjusted on the new slip clutch by adjusting the tightness of the slip clutch ring. For manual knob operation of the focuser, turn the silver knurled ring loose. For motor operation of the focuser, tighten the silver knurled ring.
To adjust the knurled rings tension, it helps to hold the manual knob still with your right hand and turn the clutch ring with your left hand. Holding the manual knob in place will keep the shaft from turning allowing the clutch ring to tighten / loosen the clutch.

Note: No damage will be done if the focuser motor continues to run past the mechanical stops of the drawtubes travel. Even if the clutch is tight, it will simple slip when the travel runs out.

High torque DC motor direct coupled to shaft.

Slip clutch for both manual and controller operation.
Dual port controller for running 2 DC motors at the same time.
12 volt DC pulse width modulated controller for slow speed ability with out stalling.
Stand alone hand controller operation, no PC required.
Uses 2 AA batteries.
Uses 1/8" stereo mini plug on 6 foot cable.
Cable length can be extended to 300 feet.

You can select your bracket from the drop down box. If you are unsure of which bracket you need, then please contact us for help.

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