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Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes

Item# CELE050
 
4.5

(113 Ratings)

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  • For use with all Celestron computerized telescopes
  • Transforms 110-volt current into 12 DC volts
  • 6-foot cord offers mobility
  • 2.5-ampere rating
  • Eliminates the need for batteries
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Description

Get the most out of your nighttime skywatching with the Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes. This AC adapter is a plug-in power source for all of Celestron's NexStar equipped telescopes, as well as Celestar 8, Ultima 2000, CI 700, CGE, SLT, and Advanced series scopes. The adapter transforms standard, 110-volt, AC house current to 12 volts DC, eliminating the need for batteries. Output is rated at 2.5 amperes.

Supplier Sku:
18778
Shipping Restrictions:
Available for shipment to the USA and Canada only.

Dimensions & Specifications

Brand

Celestron

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Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes
 
4.6

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (70)
  • Strong construction (35)
  • Widely compatible adapter (26)
  • Good padding (12)
  • Great optics (6)

Cons

  • Poor fit (4)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Astronomy (81)
  • Astrophotography (16)
  • Terrestrial viewing (6)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (78), Avid adventurer (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Must Have

If you've purchased a motorized Goto scope from Celestron, this is an absolute necessity if you plan on observing from your deck/patio often.

However, if the majority of your planned...Read complete review

If you've purchased a motorized Goto scope from Celestron, this is an absolute necessity if you plan on observing from your deck/patio often.

However, if the majority of your planned observing will take place in a field (i.e. far from an outlet). I would bypass this and go straight for the Power Tank or car adapter. Also, if you plan on doing a lot of observing from a deck, I highly recommend the vibration suppression pads, because you'd be surprised how much even a well-built deck will vibrate as you or others walk across it.

All that being said, this product does what it says and comes in handy when observing near an outlet. You don't need to worry about draining batteries or a rechargeable power supply. The only con I would include is that this should have been a supplied accessory in the first place, rather than having to pay extra for it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This should be included with the scope

I felt a bit shafted that this was not included with a [$] scope. Its works great and is almost a necessity considering the batteries do not last long at all. ...Read complete review

I felt a bit shafted that this was not included with a [$] scope. Its works great and is almost a necessity considering the batteries do not last long at all. [...]. I have to recommend buying it because if you do any extended viewing it will be needed.

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4.0

Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Ce

By Lee

from West Islip, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography

    Comments about Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes:

    Quick shipping. Item as advertised. Works as an OEM item should.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Poor design and fit

    By Max Q

    from Los Angeles, California

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Disconnects Easily
      • Loose Fit
      • Only Lasted 6 Months
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy

      Comments about Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes:

      I bought this adapter for a Celestron NexStar SE8 that I bought for my nephew in June of 2013. The first issue I had was the poor fit. It was very loose when plugged into the telescope. Just about every time the telescope was skewing it would fall out thus we'd have to re align the scope all over again. Very frustrating! In December of 2013, it just stopped working. It didn't last six months.

      Celestron needs to come up with a better design. First, it should be threaded so it won't disconnect. And second, it should last a lot longer than 6 months. Celestron does offer an ac adapter that IS threaded but sadly it's not compatible with the NexStar scopes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      It works

      By Thomas

      from OMAHA,NE

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes:

            It works, it plugs into mu extension cord and it plugs into my power tank, so it does what it is suppose to.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Wrong advice

            By David

            from PUEBLO WEST,CO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Padding

            Cons

            • Poor Fit

            Best Uses

              Comments about Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes:

              Hayneedle listed this as the adapter for all Celestron computer-guided telescopes. It is not. The Model 18780 (3.5 amps) is required for the VX 6 scopes.

               
              5.0

              GOOD.Works just as an adapter should.

              By Ryan

              from PEYTON,CO

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Padding
              • Widely Compatible Adapter

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Astronomy

                Comments about Celestron AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes:

                GOOD ADAPTER.

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                Customer Q & A

                Q1: Will this work with a CPC 1100?

                A: Yes, the Celestron AC adapter will work just fine with a CPC 1100.

                Q2: Does this power supply work in NZ with 240V power supply?

                A: The AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes won't work with New Zealand's house current. You'd need a power converter to lower the voltage to 110 volts.

                Q3: Is this compatible with the original NexStar 8 (that is, pre-dating the 8i and later models)?

                A: Yes, the AC Adapter for Computerized Celestron Telescopes works with the NexStar 8.

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