Kendrick Dew Heater and Micro Controller

Recently I had been planning on improving my telescope setup to prevent dew. Now I had made a dew shield, but when this was mounted on my Orion Optics VX12 Newtonian, it did make it more wobbly in the wind. I suspect that it is partly due to the fact it makes the setup even closer to the maximum load capacity of the Celestron CGEM. Hence I decided to order the Dew Heater and Micro Controller directly from Kendrick in Canada.

These were ordered online via the Kendrick Website. It took about 7-10 days for the items to arrive – partly due to the fact there was customs to be paid. Hence I had to go to the Royal Mail Depot to pay the customs charge and collect the items. These look to have all the necessary items for it to work, so just needs fitting onto the telescope.

Kendrick RS200S Dew Heater
Kendrick RS200S Dew Heater
Dew Heater with all included accessories
Dew Heater with all included accessories
Kendrick Micro Dew Heater Controller
Kendrick Micro Dew Heater Controller
Micro Dew Heater Controller with parts
Micro Dew Heater Controller with parts

Now I do have to say that even with custom charges, the items together with shipping was still cheaper than can be bought here in UK – so definitely worth considering buying directly from Kendrick.

First thoughts are that they are well constructed and should be able to withstand use. Will need to fit the dew heater onto my telescope when I find the time. I will post on this again when I have it up and running.

Boon