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Old 10-01-2021, 12:03 PM
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Qhy9 adapter problem

I have a QHY9 colour camera with a QHYCCD adapter type DC-102.
During normal operation last night the TEC appeared to disconnect and could not be restored. The normal -15v,+15v +5v and Fan red leds on the Adapter remained alight but the TEC led was off. I turned the camera off and disconnected the DC-102. I then reconnected the camera and DC-102 following the safe connection procedure in the QHY9 User's Guide. All cables were checked as well as the 12volt supply to the Adapter - all appeared normal. The camera now works normally but without TEC cooling.
It looks like an internal failure in the DC-201 Adapter.
I have an old DC-101 adapter that I used with my previous QHY8 camera. Would this be compatible with the QHY9 camera?
Any suggestions?
Peter
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Old 11-01-2021, 08:28 AM
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Talk to Theo from Gama Electronics, he is likely to be able to help.
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Old 11-01-2021, 09:51 AM
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+1 Theo should be able to provide you with a replacement.
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Old 13-01-2021, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for your suggestions. I contacted Theo and he was very prompt and helpful in the possible supply of spare parts for my QHY9. However, with further testing I found that the problem was a faulty connection of the TEC cooling controller to its 12 volt power supply. I had made the mistake of having this connection permantly patched up for a prolonged period at my mount. A simple clean with electronic cleaning fluid fixed the problem - lesson learnt!
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