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Baader Steeldrive II Controller

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SKU 2957260

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  • Steeldrive II Controller without motor focuser unit
  • Controls the temperature compensating Steeldrive II focusing motor for Baader Steeltrack® (Classic and Diamond) focusers and optionally many other focusers
  • AUX port for precise temperature control e. g. of dew shield heaters, optical filters or instruments with a precision of +/-0.1 degree
  • Intuitive handling: The back-illuminated hand control makes fast switching between normal speed, jogging and single step mode easy
  • 12 V / 1A PWM power supply included
  • Incl. 3m USB-cable to connect to a PC
  • Incl. powerful SteelGo II Software (as download)
  • Made in Germany: The housing is CNC-milled from Aluminium in our factory. The electronic boards are made by a German company according to our specifications

Please note: The motor unit and focuser are not included in this package.

The controller is used for manual operation of the Steeldrive II Motor Unit (#2957265) with the keypad as well as to connect it to a computer. The control electronics are built into this unit. A control unit can control one motor unit at a time, but you can use a computer to control several controllers parallel.

The intuitive hand control makes it possible to find and save the focus point very fast. Several modes are available to move the focuser:

  • Normal mode: The focuser moves as long as a key is pressed.
  • Jogging mode: Each keystroke moves the focuser for a distance which is configurable in the SteelGo-software (e.g. 0.1 mm).
  • Single step mod: Each keystroke moves the focuser for the smallest possible way (ca. 2.5 micrometer).

The configuration of limits, saving and resetting of positions and (de)activating of the temperature control can also be done with the hand control. Brightness of backlight illumination and status LEDs are also configurable.

Scope of Delivery of the Steeldrive II Controller

  • Steeldrive II (SD II) Controller Gehäuse
  • Micro-USB Cable (3 m)
  • 12V / 5A power supply with EU-plug
  • Further plugs for US- and UK-sockets
  • Velcro tapes (cable ties) for strain-relieving cable management

Optional Accessories:

  • Additional Temperature sensor for Steeldrive II, cable included (#2957263,)
  • Metal Magnet Ring for Homing Sensor (Steeldrive II) (#2957264) – fitting for Baader Diamond Steeltrack® focusers
  • Mini DIN / Cinch adapter cable to connect heat pads (Steeldrive II) (#2957262)
MANUFACTURER Baader Planetarium
SKU (#) 2957260
EAN CODE 4047825038951
WEIGHT (KG) 126g
SOFTWARE SteelGo Software zum Download
MATERIAL Aluminium



Steeldrive II Controller Manual

SteelGo II Software User Manual

SteelGo II Software