Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts (see description for models)
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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts (see description for models)

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About this product

Model:  lynxastro_eqdir_sw_rj45
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 website

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.

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It just works
Monday, 4 November 2019  | 

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.


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Perfect for EQMOD use
Tuesday, 29 October 2019  | 

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.


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GREAT product
Monday, 14 October 2019  | 

Works perfectly / premium construction / excellent price


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Excellent
Monday, 9 September 2019  | 

Fast shipping. And my Heq5 pro goto works fine with ASIAIR without hand controller!


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The Cable
Monday, 19 August 2019  | 

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.


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cable
Friday, 26 July 2019  | 

very quick next day delivery.
Many thanks


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Works perfectly!
Tuesday, 16 July 2019  | 

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.


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Does what it saiys on the tin!
Monday, 24 June 2019  | 

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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The Review
Wednesday, 5 June 2019  | 

Sorry lads can't comment have yet to receive said product but I'm sure it will be just what I need if so I will need a couple more
Cheers
Jim


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EQDIR - all is well
Thursday, 2 May 2019  | 

Excellent service - notified of long lead time after ordering. Offered immediate refund if didn't want to wait. Kept order and item delivered on notified date. Product is good quality and greatly simplifies setup for astrophotography. Now removed handset completely from EQ6-R.


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