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Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter

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Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter

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The Celestron AC to DC Power adapter has a standard 2-prong North American power plug on a ~6' cord on one end, and a 5.5mm circular DC output jack on a ~6 cord on the other side; in between is a transformer box.  The North American plug cord is detachable from the transformer; the cord with the 5.5mm DC plug point is permanently attached to the transformer.  Output of this unit is consistently 12 volts DC.

This allows AC 120-240V, 50-60 Hz AC current supplies to power any of the Celestron telescopes with the 5.5mm DC input on their drive base, a long list of items which includes the Advanced, Celestar 8, CG9/11/14, CI700, CPC, CGE, NexStar i, NexStar SE, Celestron NexStar i, NexStar SE, Ultima 2000 series and others.

UPC: 050234187787
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.1 x 3.2 x 2.3"

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CelestronAC to DC Power Adapter
 
4.7

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (23)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Widely compatible adapter (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (23)
  • Astrophotography (9)
  • Terrestrial viewing (8)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (24), Avid adventurer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter

This power unit, when connected to my CPC 9.5 inch Celestron Telescope allows for use of the scope when connected to AC mains power.
It's a pity that Celestron hasn't designed the 3...Read complete review

This power unit, when connected to my CPC 9.5 inch Celestron Telescope allows for use of the scope when connected to AC mains power.
It's a pity that Celestron hasn't designed the 3 metre power cable jack with the same screw-lock mechanism that the DC car cigarette lighter has. It is easy to knock or jar the poweer jack, cutting power to the scope, loosing all alignment-data input downloaded to the PC. This can be fixed by using some commercial packing tape or similar to firmly tape the power cord to the base of the scope, preventing the jack from being dislodged.
Otherwise, at around $20.00 this accessory is great value. It is likely that a extension cord is needed to get the power to where you have your scope situated.
Anyone owning a CPC series scope would be well recommended to get this must have.
I have heard of CPC owners trying to adapt the cig lighter cord to an off the shelf converter and having glitches with proper functioning or calibration of the scope. I can't comment on that, but since getting the Celestron AC to DC power supply have had no problems at all, once the power cord is taped to the scope base.
Keep in mind when locating your scope and power board it will be dark, and with 3 or 4 connecting cords running from the scope things can get tangled very quickly when the scope slews to a different object, or you trip over power/scope connection cords, it could be a very expensive slip-up. So keep it neat, and be aware of power and connection cords when using the scope in the dark.

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Worked Well and Then It Did Not

I purchased this for my CPC925 to ensure an adequate and reliable power source. My experience with Radio Shack and no-name brands switching adapters was poor so I decided to get the Celestron with...Read complete review

I purchased this for my CPC925 to ensure an adequate and reliable power source. My experience with Radio Shack and no-name brands switching adapters was poor so I decided to get the Celestron with its two year warranty.

What can I say it worked just fine for several months. The last night the scope started to cycle on and off. I took the adapter to a different outlet and connected a VOM--12.2V then 9V the 10V then 12.2V. I disconnected and reinserted the AC cable and tried again--12.2V! After a few moments it dropped to 9V and begain cycling.

I know the warranty drill with Celestron and I will call for an RMA I guess. But when you add the cost of shipping it back to Celestron it is much less of a bargain.

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5.0

fit for. nexstar 127 slt

By Bob

from Thailand

Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

best product.Thank B&H

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3.0

Works with Nexstar 127SLT

By TJ

from West Lafayette, IN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

Works with Nexstart 127SLT but the tip doesn't seem to fit the best and fallen out while the scope was rotating. I think the issue is more with the port on the scope.

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5.0

CELESTRON AC TO DC POWER ADAPTER

By KIRK

from MEXICO

About Me Avid Adventurer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography
    • Travel

    Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

    I RECEIVED MY CELESTRON CPC 8 WITH A CAR APATER, WICH I DON'T USE BECAUSE I DON'T GO TO STAR PARTIES. SO THIS ADAPTER IS IDEAL FOR ROOF OR GARDEN USE OF THE TELESCOPE.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Review

    By Pete from Canton

    from Canton MI

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

      I have a Celestron scope. Wanted to get a Celestron power cord for it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great for backyard use!

      By Paul Gates

      from Hattiesburg, MS

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Astronomy
        • Astrophotography

        Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

        My Nexstar 8SE (and most other GOTO telescopes) eats batteries alive. If you plan to use your computerized telescope in the back yard, this is probably your best power solution. If you plan to use your scope mostly in the field, buy a powertank as well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        its a good power adapter

        By Felo the artist

        from New York

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Astronomy

          Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

          This is a gift that is going to go overseas therefore until it gets there I am not quite sure how good its going to be

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          AC/DC power

          By Shermn8r

          from Maryland

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Widely Compatible Adapter

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Astronomy
            • Astrophotography
            • Terrestrial Viewing

            Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

            The Celestron is a must have for telescope owners, I prefer to plug in my scope's computerized hand control when using on the deck out back because I find myself stargazing for hours on end. It works as stated, and I rather rely on battery usage when going out to an open field for viewing. If you own a scope, get juiced!

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            • No

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            5.0

            It's powerful!!

            By Just John

            from Monroe Township, NJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                Great product. You plug one end in the wall and power comes out the other end. Saves a lot of batteries:)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                5.0

                AC to DC Power Adapter by Celestron

                By Air Force Fighter Guy

                from Leesburg, VA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Astronomy

                  Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                  This adapter is a "have to have." The lighter plug in is ok but if you can't have your car nearby, you need a way to get power to the telescope. Don't leave home without it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Even whiter teeth!!

                  By Nordypooh

                  from Canada

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Can Double As A Jump Rope

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Keep Pizza Hot

                  Best Uses

                  • Yachting

                  Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                  Promptly after removing this item from it's well styled yet understated white box I put it straight to work. Carefully inserting one end into an electrical outlet conveniently located in a wall near by. And the other end into my mount that was unfortunately set up about 3 & 1/2 inches to far from said outlet to reach with the length of cord provided with the device.
                  Provided you don't get the AC and DC ends mixed up the device should work well for you.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great!

                  By Andy

                  from Eastern Washington

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Decent Long Chord
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Astronomy
                    • Astrophotography
                    • For Celestron 4se Telesco
                    • Terrestrial Viewing

                    Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                    It's a power adapter I bought for the Celestron 4SE telescope and it works good. It's plug and play. What more can be said about a power adapter? ;-)

                    Thanks B&H for the good shopping experience!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Must. Have for Nexstar 8se

                    By Dre

                    from Newcastle, Australia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Astronomy

                        Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                        If you're viewing from home get this as the telescope will drain batteries in about 30mins. The wall plug is moduler so I swapped it out with one off my camera charger, works on Australian voltage.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Not a good experience

                        By Renie

                        from central Maine

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Fit

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                            Customer service told me that this adapter would work with my old Celestron telescope but it did not fit and so was unusable. Returned for a refund.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great purchase, saves you tons $

                            By fcesq

                            from Rye, NY

                            About Me Casual/ Recreational

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Widely Compatible Adapter

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Astronomy

                              Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                              If you are using a Celestron Nexstar telescope, this adapter will save you incredilbe amounts of wasted money on batteries. I've found that the telescope eats up batteries after just 35-45 minutes, and the cost really ads up, so do yourself a favor and buy the ac adapter.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              AC power cord beats batteries

                              By mftitus1

                              from dallas, tx

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                                  this is better than batteries, it saves you money

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome I would buy again

                                  By Doug

                                  from Kingston,Ma

                                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Astronomy

                                      Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                                      It works great

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Good

                                      By Marksbnu

                                      from New York , NY

                                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Astronomy
                                        • Astrophotography
                                        • Terrestrial Viewing

                                        Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                                        It works as expected

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Good

                                        By Lelo

                                        from New York ,NY

                                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Widely Compatible Adapter

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Astronomy
                                          • Astrophotography
                                          • Terrestrial Viewing
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                                          It works as I expected

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          2.0

                                          Worked Well and Then It Did Not

                                          By trekguy

                                          from Lamorinda, CA

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Construction

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Astronomy

                                          Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                                          I purchased this for my CPC925 to ensure an adequate and reliable power source. My experience with Radio Shack and no-name brands switching adapters was poor so I decided to get the Celestron with its two year warranty.

                                          What can I say it worked just fine for several months. The last night the scope started to cycle on and off. I took the adapter to a different outlet and connected a VOM--12.2V then 9V the 10V then 12.2V. I disconnected and reinserted the AC cable and tried again--12.2V! After a few moments it dropped to 9V and begain cycling.

                                          I know the warranty drill with Celestron and I will call for an RMA I guess. But when you add the cost of shipping it back to Celestron it is much less of a bargain.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter

                                          By K

                                          from N.S.W. Australia

                                          About Me Casual/ Recreational

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                          • Poor Fit

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Astronomy
                                          • Astrophotography
                                          • Terrestrial Viewing
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Celestron AC to DC Power Adapter:

                                          This power unit, when connected to my CPC 9.5 inch Celestron Telescope allows for use of the scope when connected to AC mains power.
                                          It's a pity that Celestron hasn't designed the 3 metre power cable jack with the same screw-lock mechanism that the DC car cigarette lighter has. It is easy to knock or jar the poweer jack, cutting power to the scope, loosing all alignment-data input downloaded to the PC. This can be fixed by using some commercial packing tape or similar to firmly tape the power cord to the base of the scope, preventing the jack from being dislodged.
                                          Otherwise, at around $20.00 this accessory is great value. It is likely that a extension cord is needed to get the power to where you have your scope situated.
                                          Anyone owning a CPC series scope would be well recommended to get this must have.
                                          I have heard of CPC owners trying to adapt the cig lighter cord to an off the shelf converter and having glitches with proper functioning or calibration of the scope. I can't comment on that, but since getting the Celestron AC to DC power supply have had no problems at all, once the power cord is taped to the scope base.
                                          Keep in mind when locating your scope and power board it will be dark, and with 3 or 4 connecting cords running from the scope things can get tangled very quickly when the scope slews to a different object, or you trip over power/scope connection cords, it could be a very expensive slip-up. So keep it neat, and be aware of power and connection cords when using the scope in the dark.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

                                          Share this reviewHelp Icon

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