Round profile PUR sheathed so more flexible and less prone to twisting or snagging.
Longer and more 'springy' than standard cables so less likely to pull the handset out of your hand!
The cable length is rated at 1m to over 7m when fully extended but we think 2-3m is a sensible maximum. Significantly more than standard handset cables!
|Average Rating (10 Reviews): |
Thursday, 23 June 2022 | Jim
It's amazing how much more easily I can now pick the handset up and put it back down without the cable getting caught on something. Highly recommended!
Huge Improvement over standard cable
Thursday, 23 December 2021 | Gareth
It may be a bit more expensive, but the difference in quality of this cable over the original makes it worthwhile. The sockets feels secure and the extra length allows me to move around the scope with more confidence. Highly recommended. In a way, I wish my older cable had failed sooner!
Friday, 12 November 2021 | Mike
Good quality, more flexible, longer than the stock one on my AZ EQ6 Pro.
Why can't Skywatcher put decent cables on an expensive mount.
5 stars for lynx. Nil point for SW
Cable for Skywatcher HEQRPro
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 | Stephen
Cable arrived within 48 hrs of ordering. Excellent very good quality - only had the opportunity to use once due to weather but worked exactly as expected.
Lynx Astro Premium Handset Cable for Skywatcher EQ6-R SynScan Controller
Thursday, 5 December 2019 | Graham
I purchased this for my Skywatcher EQ6-R mount with SynScan hand held controller. It is a nice upgrade (longer and more flexible) compared with the Skywatcher cable that originally came with the mount. I can now rest the SynScan controller on my knee while looking down the eyepiece of my telescope whereas when I tried to do that with the original cable the controller would be pulled away from me. There is a very similar Lynx Astro cable (looks the same and same price) for Skywatcher AZ mounts on the FLO website and by mistake I nearly ordered the wrong one. However the lovely people at FLO intercepted the package just as it was about to leave the warehouse and swapped the two cables over for me. Well done FLO !
Friday, 23 November 2018 | Peter
Excellent cable does exactly what it's supposed to do. Makes it much easier to view the screen whilst star aligning, while not pulling the handset or disturbing the mount
Tuesday, 7 August 2018 | Peter
Nice Solid heavy cable. Maybe to heavy? Have had this cable plugged into my AZ-EQ6_GT since May this year. If I take the weight of the cable on the mount end ie place one of the coils over the power lead, it will work sometimes, otherwise nothing but error messages "Both Axis No Response" or "No Link To Mount" or Dec/Alt No Response". 3 other normal cables + Cat 6 cable all work 100%
We are sorry to hear of the issues Peter was having with these cables. We sent another cable with the same fault but have since tested both cables ourselves and they work flawlessly so we are not sure if there is an issue with the plug on this particular mount or some other issue we can not replicate.
Lynx Astro Cable for HEQ5 Pro
Monday, 19 March 2018 | Randell
Excellent product, excellent service.
Exceptional quality cable, well worth the price.
Monday, 26 February 2018 | Sean
Has a quality feel about it and has a protective cover surrounding the plastic clip. The real benefit is the extra length of cable. This makes life so much easier and hassle free around the mount when in operation. It used to be a regular occurrence to either jolt the scope or have the cable snag around the counterweight shaft.... all in the dark and at the most awkward of bodily angles to fix. This sorts that problem out.
Thursday, 22 February 2018 | Steve
I found the extra length and solid connections made this an excellent improvement.