About this product
Part Number: FES-ASS-LYNX_FTDI_5V-TTL_RJ12
Updated design - longer option (5m), more flexible cable!
FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi Mounts
Important: EQMOD only works with mounts in equatorial mode, you may need to install the new EQ mode firmware for your AZ-GTi prior to use.
This convenient FTDI EQDIR adapter allows direct connection of a Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi Mount 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.
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
|Average Rating (4 Reviews): |
Monday, 11 May 2020 | Jon
The cable was necessary to connect my mount, an Equatorial Firmware Conversion of the SkyWatcher AZ-GTI, to my Raspberry Pi powered astroimaging system running EKOS/KStars software, and it worked perfectly, with a USB connection to the Pi's powered hub and an Ethernet connection to the mount, and, obviously, the pins were set up correctly, because it works. Thanks to FLO for having it in stock (no US shops did) and thanks for getting it out quickly, by Royal post and then USPS. There was a delay clearing customs in the US (in the LA post-office), I suspect due to the pandemic, but, with tracking messages, I knew where it was at all times!
Thursday, 7 May 2020 | Steve
Allways had to fight to get connection with my AZ GTi's weak wifi signal, now with this Lynx Astro USB adapter, the connection works straight away without any hassle. I'm using SynscanPro with APT. Just had to configure SynscanPro to connect using com port.
Monday, 24 February 2020 | Graham
I bought this to control my AZ GTI mount with an Asiair Pro. The mount is brilliant but I needed a way of controlling it in EQ mode to enable it to be guided as it has no native ST4 port. This works a treat via USB.
Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | Rodger
Fast and great service as always from flo.
This does exactly what is says on the tin and works flawlessly with eq mod, poth, virtual synscan on pc etc...
Fantastic for pc control of the mount and for mount firmware updates
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