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Part Number: FES-ASS-LYNX_FTDI_RS232_RJ10
FTDI USB to Serial Cable for Celestron Handsets
This convenient FTDI USB to Serial adapter allows direct connection of your Celestron handset to your computer allowing for firmware updates and computer control.
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.
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 USB to Serial adapter should install automatically but should you require drivers they can be downloaded here.
|Average Rating (1 Review): |Works very well to connect laptop to Celestron CGEM mount
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | Clive
I use this to drive my Celestron CGEM mount from my laptop without problem. The USB end plugs into my laptop, while the other end (looking a bit like an ethernet plug, but with fewer connectors) plugs into the bottom of the CGEM handset. I believe some newer Celestron handsets have a USB socket instead, but mine has this older style serial socket, and for this the cable works exactly as advertised. I've used PHD2 and BackyardEOS to drive the scope, both of which I believe use the ASCOM drivers I've loaded onto the laptop. All works fine.
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