About this product
Part Number: FES-ASS-LYNX_FTDI_5V-TTL_RJ45
Updated design - longer option (5m), more flexible cable!
FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher EQ3 PRO, EQ5 PRO, HEQ5 Syntrek & PRO, EQM-35 PRO, AZ EQ5-GT, EQ6-R PRO, AZ EQ6-GT and EQ8 Mounts.
Also suitable for use with the Orion Sirius EQ-G.
This convenient FTDI EQDIR adapter allows direct connection of Sky-Watcher EQ3 PRO, EQ5 PRO, HEQ5 Syntrek & PRO, EQM-35 PRO, AZ EQ5-GT, AZ EQ6-GT and EQ8 Mounts to your laptop.
The FTDI 232R chipset works reliably across all versions of Windows and, because each cable has a unique chipset ID, each time you unplug the adapter then plug it back into the same computer, even if on a different physical USB port, the COM port number remains the same.
We have also taken this opportunity to specify a higher quality RJ45 plug with a rubber cowl that prevents snagging and an integral 'boot' (a reinforcing sleeve) for extra strength.
And, we quality control each and every Lynx Astro cable prior to dispatch.
5m cable length.
Compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8 & 10, Linux, Mac OSX 10.3 and above.
Windows users, the EQDIR adapter should install automatically but should you require drivers they can be downloaded here.
The EQMOD project consists of a suite of open source applications that bypasses the hand-controller and communicates directly with the mount's stepper motor controller.
Using EQMod article by Steve Richards
EQMOD User Group
NOTE: The Skywatcher EQ5 PRO, HEQ5 PRO/Syntrek, EQM-35 PRO, AZ EQ5-GT, EQ6-R PRO, AZ EQ6-GT and EQ8 mounts all use the same Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR adapter so if you upgrade from one to another you will not need an additional EQDIR adapter.
|Average Rating (38 Reviews): |
Sunday, 3 January 2021 | Stuart
no connection issues; directly connected to my computer for simple computer control of mount via SynScan.
Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adaptor for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Thursday, 10 December 2020 | John
VERY PLEASED WITH THE ADAPTOR. I CONNECTED THE CABLE TO MY HEQ5 PRO MOUNT DOWNLOADED THE DRIVER AND EVERYTHING WORKS FINE
Wednesday, 2 December 2020 | Stephen
Fits straight into the SynScan port on the EQ6R. Has allowed me to link EQMOD with Stellarium and, combined with a gamepad has greatly improved the speed and accuracy of alignment so I can centre those faint DSOs that are difficult to see visually (and go back to them on subsequent nights)
Monday, 9 November 2020 | Ragnar
Thatīs all I have to say really! So cool device that really helps and the connection to EQMOD is a must go for all astrophotographers...
Wednesday, 14 October 2020 | Stefano
The cable is well manufactured and looks sturdy. It connected to my HEQ5 mount without glitches, only problem the clock time in EQMOD display is always 20 mins ahead - don't know why
Thursday, 24 September 2020 | Michael
Arrived in 2 days and is exactly what i needed to configure ascom on my heq5 mount.
Tuesday, 8 September 2020 | Chris
I am using a ZWO ASIAir Pro with a HEQ5 mount. I had problems trying to sync the mount's hand controller to the ASIAir. This product lets you control the mount with the ASIAir app. or any other EQMOD software, thus replacing the Skyscan hand controller. The ASIAir App and HEQ5 work very well together with this cable and makes polar alignment and plate solving a simple process. I bought the longer cable to give me the option of using EQMOD on a PC.
Friday, 10 July 2020 | Paul
Good quality, delivered after a short wait. Worked first time and makes HEQ5 Pro control much simpler.
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 | Dean
Set this up and tested tonight and worked a treat.
Can fault it.
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Monday, 3 February 2020 | John
I was surprised how easy this was to setup. Half an hour of tinkering and I now have Stellarium and Cartes du ciel working my mount via my laptop. Excellent kit.
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