So, it's 1ft after all...
The connectors take half the length of the cable..
I am going to cut it, open the hub and solder the cable to the board...
RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Askar FRA400, TPO RC6, Nikon D5500 full spectrum (with IDAS D1 clip-in filter).
ZWO ASI120MM Mini on ZWO 30F4
ZWO ASI224MC-S on Orion 50 mm f/3.2
ZWO EAF x 2
I also used a powered USB hub, but without success.
"LYFNLOVE 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub with Power Adapter and Charging Port"
Most peripherals couldn't be found mostly the camera. This was before I even had my focuser. The other reason I got it was to power my lens warmers. But I ended up getting a surge protector that had USB ports. So it just sits in my bin of forgotten goodies.
Hi. After having various issues keeping all my devices connected I followed the advice and got myself a powered USB hub.
I have a Sitecom CN-084 7x USB 3.0. It's fairly vompact and nice and thin. I sandwich it between the Powerbox and the Pi. Up until now it is working perfectly. I plug all my devices (HEQ5-Pro, EOS 6D, Pegasus Personal powerbox, QHY tracking camera, SensoSesto focusser) into the hub. I power the Pi and the Hub from the powerbox (using 2 BEC's to step down the voltage from 12V to 5V).
WO ZS 61
Edgehd 8 with Celestron OAG
Stellarmate on RPi 4
294 mc pro
224 planetary cam
174 guide cam
Sesto Senso focusser
QHY5II-Mono guide camera
EOS6D - not modified
I use FITFORT 7 in 1 hub (i have found interesting сomparative artile about usb hubs here www.bestadvisers.co.uk/usb-hubs). The hub is plugged into the Stellarmate, other devices into the hub. I must admitt that is very handy that FITFORT have even SD port for SD and a separate one for microSD cards
I also have that one, it is OK, but the uplink port is one of those that easily becomes disconnected. I have everything in a self contained box, with cable ties on everything to prevent any movement. But power-wise (12V), and operability have been fine. Just don't expect it to run good if you hang it off your USB3 cables.
I'm using Astroberry btw, but I doubt it makes a difference.
And does anyone know if an SSD works at temperatures down to -10°C / 14°F?
Pentaflex Newton 150/750
Skywatcher 9x50 with ZWO ASI120MM Mini
GPU aplanatic coma corrector
Canon EOS 650D(a) ; Canon EOS 6D ; Canon EOS 450D(a)
ZWO EAF motofocus
Raspberry Pi4 4GB with Stellarmate OS