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

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

FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher 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 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 at our premises prior to dispatch. 

1.8m 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.

Customer reviews

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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter
Friday, 10 August 2018  | 

Under Windows 10 version 1709 I used a Hitecastro USB interface, but to use it you had to roll-back to an earlier driver version (10518). This "feature" has been around since Windows 8. Every time Windows 10 did a major update I would have to do the roll-back again. In the latest update of Windows 10 version 1803 I could not no longer do the roll-back process. The solution? A Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter. I just plugged both ends in and .. it works flawlessly!

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Just works
Monday, 30 July 2018  | 

No fuss, no complications, just plug it in and it works. If only everything was that simple!

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Heq5 USB Adapter
Wednesday, 6 June 2018  | 

Brilliant, this was areal plug and play item and also a very neat cable!

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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter
Monday, 30 April 2018  | 

Great service from FLO and prompt delivery of items.
Item well packaged.
Again, can't fault the service from FLO.

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Works great
Monday, 16 April 2018  | 

HAving various problems with the HAndControl used as a relay on Windows and Mac platforms, all solved with the EQDIR USB adapter from Lynx Astro. Fast response and shipping. Thumbs up for FLO.

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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher
Tuesday, 27 March 2018  | 

Just what I needed to use EQMOD control of my scope.

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Good USB2Serial astro cable
Tuesday, 20 March 2018  | 

One of the most compact usb2serial cables to control an astronomical telescope mount via usb connection.
Highly recommended!

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More Hair Left
Monday, 12 March 2018  | 

Finally, finally I have a setup with my EQ5 Pro mount and it works flawlessly with my connections to the mount through my various software. First time in 6 years everything has worked without one glitch. FTDI for me from now on and goodbye to prolific. At least my pharmacist liked prolific due to all the headache pills I bought from him using it. Bliss

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Lynx eq direct lead
Thursday, 1 March 2018  | 

I was having no joy connecting to my Heq 5 pro with EQmod Purchased this lead and instantly connected and everything worked as it should. Would like to know if the 5 meter rule applies to this or could it be made longer. But excellent and does the job


We recommend sticking to 5m, you can use a 3m USB extension lead to achieve this.

If you need more, you can try an active USB lead but make sure you get a high quality one as the cheaper ones often cause more problems than they solve!

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Replacement cable
Wednesday, 28 February 2018  | 

Can't really say too much about this as it is a cable. It connected and got my scope running again after a slew snag that broke the old one. This one is better made than the old one from another supplier. Great service from FLO once again.


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