And what is using up all of the CPU resources when you're seeing that almost full utilization?

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Simon Andersson replied to the topic 'MeLE Quieter 3Q vs 3C' in the forum. 3 weeks ago

Not worried about the description saying it is for 5V only? They probably don't mean that it can't handle any higher voltages, and are only saying that it don't have any PD circuit and that it won't negotiate for higher voltages. Maybe I am the only one to think that it could have been formulated more clearly.

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I have one of these for power distribution and control at the moment. I want to move away from the RPi and astroberry as I am having so much issues with it, and I therefore want to power the 3Q from the box and and have the box as a dew heater controler. and leave the rest for the 3Q.
I have intended to make a cable like the one you described. I aqcuired this cable and will solder aDC plug to the open ends. The cable is said to be used to power a Raspberry Pi 4., which would be 5V and 3A max. But I will be running up 2A at about 13.7V for my 3Q. The thing I am having difficulties with is finding out if the cable I bought cold handle powering my 3Q. I am myself such a noob with electronics that I can not tell.

I have not begun using batteries to power my stuff yet. Still keeping it close enough to my house where I can use a wall outlet for the Astrolink power distribution box.

In this review the 3Q seemed to have much lower idle power consumption and a bit lower stress power consumption than running Windows. So, I can see it not getting quite as hot runnign linux. I am running Windows, and it does get quite hot. Uncomfotable to touch. Although, I have only had it running indoors, not outdoors where it would be a fews tens of degrees cooler.

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Okay, that's cool! I have a Quieter 3Q myself, and I am in the process of making myself a cable, DC plug on one end and a USB-C on the other end to power my PC from my power distribution box, that gives 13.7V, no PD, no voltage selecotrs or anything like that. It is proving quite difficult so I am looking for other ways to solve it.

Anyway, did not mean try and divert from the topic of your thread. Thank you for the info.

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Hi there,

I am a bit curious about how you are powering the Quieter 2Q. Powerbank with PD and a special cable cable that negotiates 12V as the output voltage? Or can you yourself pick the output voltage from on the specific powerbank of yours?
I am asking this because the 2Q does not have any PD circuitry and Mele specificaly warns against using any regular old USB powerbank to power it as that likely will kill the 2Q.

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Okay, good to hear that things seem to be moving along in a positive direction.
I am a total Linux-noob so will have to look into "killing processes" and such. Rebooting the Pi when I can't connect to the camera takes too danged long.

My experience has been such that because my newly acquired EQ6-R mounts seems to perform badly I am therefore watching over the guiding like a hawk. And I then have noticed that, sporadically, the images will look like that, with all of the dynamic range gone. I have no idea if it has any effect on the guiding, mostly because the guding is bad ALL of the time, and the images only look bad SOME of the time. But I need to try and rule everything out until I can find the cause of my mounts poor guding performance.

Perhaps I should get a guide camera from one of the big brands, such as ZWO, and see if they too show this behaviour. Or, as I am already in the process of getting started, trying out a PC running Windows, and try the svbony camera there..

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Hi there,

Yes, I am using Astroberry.

This is the what the terminal said:
libSVBCameraSDK.so.1.6.11 (libc6,hard-float) => /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libSVBCameraSDK.so.1.6.11
libSVBCameraSDK.so.1 (libc6,hard-float) => /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libSVBCameraSDK.so.1
libSVBCameraSDK.so (libc6,hard-float) => /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/libSVBCameraSDK.so

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That's alrigt, I am ín no hurry. The mother of all clouds have placed herself over where I live anyway. I haven't seen the stars, and won't see them, for at least a week.

In the meantime, maybe I need to familiarize myself with all the settings available in the INDI drivers.

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Are you connecting using a browser in both cases?

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Is there still no one else who have seen this behaviour on their setup?

I tried connecting the camera to a Windows PC, and the same behaviour was still there. USB cable does not matter. Connecting it through the hub on my 533MC or directly to the PC does not matter.

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By "local WAN", do you mean LAN? Why do you prefer to use VNC over going the browser route?

For me, the panel has always only been there when using the browser.

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Well,

My EQ6-R guides between 1.2 and 1.5" with lots of peaks +-3''. Imaging at 1.85"/pixel I would say that my stars are round. Although, they may be a bit fatter and more bloated than they should be.

So, at least to me, your guiding numbers sound awesome.

At what pixel scale are you imaging?

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