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

£35.00
  (51 Reviews)
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About this product

Model:  lynxastro_eqdir_sw_rj45
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. 

1, 2 or 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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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Sunday, 10 October 2021  | 

Really pleased with this cable. The service from First Light Optics. First class


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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Monday, 27 September 2021  | 

I will always recommend FLO to anyone, who is into Astronomy , they have No 1 equipment , very fast service , plus well packed +++ AAAA


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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mount
Tuesday, 24 August 2021  | 

I bought this last week for my AZ EQ6 GT mount so I can control it from my laptop or mini pc & after downloading the drivers from here https://ftdichip.com/drivers/ it connected up & worked pretty much straight away, it seems a well made product better than the previous cable I had as the pvc outer insulation was splitting & it felt quite brittle whereas this cable is a lot more supple in comparison.


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EQDIR cable
Friday, 6 August 2021  | 

Pricey but worth it. Bought a cheaper cable previously which was great for a few of sessions, but then one night while trying to slew to a target the mount went crazy and slewed erratically without warning. Luckily I was able to pull the plug just before the scope was about to crash into the mount. After a lot of searching I realised that the EQDIR cable I was using was loose in the usb slot on my Asiair pro, so loose it almost fell out. I ordered the above cable from FLO which arrived super quick as usual and plugged it in. Totally different to the cheap version as it fits securely into the usb slot. Happily my mount now behaves and I am not afraid of leaving the telescope for a while. On this occasion it is definitely a case of you get what you pay for.


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Excellent
Thursday, 13 May 2021  | 

Super fast delivery from FLO. Took a bit of time to set up but the driver link on FLO website sorted things out , use 9600 baud rate in EQMod and Windows and it works a treat.


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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Monday, 3 May 2021  | 

A very well made piece of kit, connected to EQMOD first time with no issues, i chose the 5m length cable to enable me to control my rig from the comfort of my arm chair on those cold winter months . would definitely recommend it.
Thanks to FLO for the fast delivery a always.


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EQMOD CABLE
Saturday, 1 May 2021  | 

PERFECT AND excellent


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Great product
Thursday, 8 April 2021  | 

I have a Lynx EQDIR/USB connector for my EQ6 pro ( D plug ). I needed one for my EQ8 which has the Rj45 plug. It worked perfectly and 5m gives plenty of slack to play with. Excellent and rapid service from FLO, my favourite supplier.


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ftdi cable
Thursday, 1 April 2021  | 

Linked from mount to pc, works perfectly. If like mine, the driver does not download automatically, visit the ftdi site and download and run the exe file. Worked first time after that.


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Order and receiving items
Tuesday, 23 March 2021  | 

Great service as always. Cable is spot on and the hand controller is taking a well earned break. Very happy


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