About this product
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 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.
|Average Rating (32 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 8 September 2020 | Chris
I am using a ZWO ASIAir Pro with a HEQ5 mount. I had problems trying to sync the mount's hand controller to the ASIAir. This product lets you control the mount with the ASIAir app. or any other EQMOD software, thus replacing the Skyscan hand controller. The ASIAir App and HEQ5 work very well together with this cable and makes polar alignment and plate solving a simple process. I bought the longer cable to give me the option of using EQMOD on a PC.
Friday, 10 July 2020 | Paul
Good quality, delivered after a short wait. Worked first time and makes HEQ5 Pro control much simpler.
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 | Dean
Set this up and tested tonight and worked a treat.
Can fault it.
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Monday, 3 February 2020 | John
I was surprised how easy this was to setup. Half an hour of tinkering and I now have Stellarium and Cartes du ciel working my mount via my laptop. Excellent kit.
Monday, 27 January 2020 | Marcin
Absolutely fantastic service. Easy to pay without registration and the product arrive within few days a lot quicker than expected.
Everything as described too. Fantastic
The best way to run your mount.
Monday, 30 December 2019 | Marek
I bought it to bypass handset and use with my HEQ5pro along with Asiair. It works brilliantly straight out of the box. Just make sure you have select EQmod in Asiair instead of Skywatcher Synscan.
Lynx Astro FTDI eqdir USB adapter for Skywatcher mounts.
Thursday, 19 December 2019 | Melvin
I purchased this to control my mount whilst Iím inside. Works great with CRtes du Ciel.
Monday, 4 November 2019 | Daniel
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.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 | Lee
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.
Monday, 14 October 2019 | Jack
Works perfectly / premium construction / excellent price
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