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 (27 Reviews): |The best way to run your mount.
Monday, 30 December 2019 | Marek
I bought it to bypass handset and use with my HEQ5pro along with Asiair. It works brilliantly straight out of the box. Just make sure you have select EQmod in Asiair instead of Skywatcher Synscan.
Lynx Astro FTDI eqdir USB adapter for Skywatcher mounts.
Thursday, 19 December 2019 | Melvin
I purchased this to control my mount whilst Iím inside. Works great with CRtes du Ciel.
Monday, 4 November 2019 | Daniel
After having had enough of messing about with Prolific drivers it was time to upgrade to an FTDI version. There is no messing about you just plug in into Windows and it just works, no drivers for me and no problems.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 | Lee
I'm using this successfully with an AZ-EQ6 GT Pro mount and EQMOD. The mount has a built in USB port now, but this cable - via the handset port - is the tried tested way so continued with that approach and haven't been disappointed.
Monday, 14 October 2019 | Jack
Works perfectly / premium construction / excellent price
Monday, 9 September 2019 | Herdits
Fast shipping. And my Heq5 pro goto works fine with ASIAIR without hand controller!
Monday, 19 August 2019 | Freddie
This cable works straight from the mount (no hand controller required) to my P.C. No disconnects, it just works. J only take home the driver. HEQ5 PRO. MANY thanks.
Friday, 26 July 2019 | Ian
very quick next day delivery.
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 | Jonathan
Just plugged it in and it worked first time without fuss. Fully tested now with all software (EQMOD, Carte du ciel and PHD2) and problem-free. Gives a good secure connection with the mount (EQR6) and the cable is nicely flexible.
Does what it saiys on the tin!
Monday, 24 June 2019 | Robin
Purchased to use with ZWO ASiair to control Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT. Worked straight out of the box with no problems.
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