Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts (see description for models)

Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts (see description for models)

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About this product

Model:  lynxastro_eqdir_sw_rj45_2m
Part Number:  FES-ASS-FTDI_5V-TTL_RJ45_2M

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 website

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.

Customer reviews

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Good quality cable
Sunday, 31 January 2021  | 

Good quality cable, highly flexible; it does what it is supposed to do

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Ascom now sorted.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021  | 

FLO are my go-to and highly recommend,. Purchased a 5m cable but in reality a 1m would have done as running it from my USB hub at the mount. No problems with Ascom connections anymore

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Sunday, 3 January 2021  | 

no connection issues; directly connected to my computer for simple computer control of mount via SynScan.

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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adaptor for Sky-Watcher Mounts
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Good cable
Wednesday, 2 December 2020  | 

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)

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Game Changer
Monday, 9 November 2020  | 

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...

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great 5m cable
Wednesday, 14 October 2020  | 

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

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Exactly what i needed
Thursday, 24 September 2020  | 

Arrived in 2 days and is exactly what i needed to configure ascom on my heq5 mount.

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Great product
Tuesday, 8 September 2020  | 

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.

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USB lead
Friday, 10 July 2020  | 

Good quality, delivered after a short wait. Worked first time and makes HEQ5 Pro control much simpler.

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