The table below summarizes power requirements under various circumstances. Missing is the power required to run the trickle charger for the instrument cart.
|Telemetry only (minimum power - stepper motor power off)||2 watts|
|Auxiliary electronics box only (telemetry and passive stepper motor power)||16 watts|
|Auxiliary electronics box and Leach controllers on but arrays not powered||94 watts|
|Observing configuration (Aux box with powered arrays)||147 watts|
|Observing + Turning filter wheel (duty cycle 15 seconds at hour intervals)||188 watts|