Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher AZ, GTi Mounts

Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher AZ, GTi Mounts

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About this product

Model:  lynxastro_eqdir_sw_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 website

EQMOD User Group 

Customer reviews

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Great service to Australia
Thursday, 3 December 2020  | 

I purchased an EQmod cable for my AZ-GTI mount and received it in Australia in just 7 working days.
Great service and products.

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Lynx EQDIR adapter for SW AZGTi mount
Wednesday, 2 December 2020  | 

This adapter cable connects directly from the AZGTi mount to an ASIAIR Pro. It does away with the requirement for a wifi connection between the two devices. This makes setting up much easier. I could not be happier. As usual the service from FLO could not be faulted.

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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher AZ, GTi Mounts
Saturday, 10 October 2020  | 

super fast delivery received within 24 hours. Bought this cable to connect my AZ GTI (EQ MOde) to ASI AIR PRO plugged in recognised my mount immediately this is absolutely the quickest and easiest method. Although connecting in WIFI mode is possible i found the AZGTI WIFI was very flakey and prone to dropping out and can only be used in 2.4 instead of the faster 5ghz which the cable allows worth every penny to save a lot of headaches

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Wednesday, 7 October 2020  | 

This is the perfect cable to link the AZ GTI Skywatcher mount to EQMOD. EQMOD recognises the mount straight away once you have configured the software as per their instructions.

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Perfect for the ZWO ASI Air Pro
Tuesday, 6 October 2020  | 

I've had some odd problems using my AZ GTi for AP in EQ Mode with the ZWO ASI AIR Pro not being able to ensure it was in any way linked to WIFI connectivity this cable has resolved all those issues with GoTo not completing full movements and then failing intermittently after plate solving this cable has completely resolved it - Yes it's not cheap but trust me when you are stood out under clear skies and unable to capture images you would happily pay 200 for it just to work! (Trust me this has happened to me on multiple occasions under our un-reliable UK skies! So when clear skies come around you don't want to lose out!)

I also got a cheap cable off a friend from AliExpress it didn't work so don't bother just buy this and get snapping!

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Simply too easy...
Tuesday, 29 September 2020  | 

After obtaining the Astto Lynx eq direct cable, then installing eqmod, controlling an AZ-GTi mount couldn't be much easier. The cable is well made and functions as promised.
Shipping from FLO to US westcoast was amazingly fast! My entire selection and purchase experience has been stellar!

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Very well made cable
Tuesday, 1 September 2020  | 

Firstly great service from FLO and well packaged. I purchased this cable for my Skywatcher AZ GTI
This has enable to connect - via the handset socket on the mount to my Stellarmate plus device. Running Kstars/Ekos my Mount was discovered and is now up and running smoothly.
Thank you

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Works perfectly
Monday, 11 May 2020  | 

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!

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Works perfectly
Thursday, 7 May 2020  | 

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.

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Works a treat
Monday, 24 February 2020  | 

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.

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