About this product
Part Number: FES-ASS-LYNX_FTDI_5V-TTL_RJ45
Updated design - longer (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 (16 Reviews): |
Thursday, 2 May 2019 | Stephen
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.
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | Brian
I'm very happy for a few reasons. Firstly, over here in Australia it's hard to find astro shops that sell these FTDI EQDIR usb cables and especially at 5 mts lengths. They are only 1.8mtrs or less.
So FLO has done me a huge favor sending O/S to me.
Secondly, the cable works flawlessly and as advertised. 5 mtrs wasn't quite long enough so I added a usb extension and it still works.
Thirdly, FLO's pricing and postage options had it to my door in no time.
So I'm one very happy customer.
Simple easy EQMOD connection
Monday, 7 January 2019 | Nigel
I have used this with my ASIAIR, just plugged it in and everything just works. Mount HEQ5/pro.
Just the job if you want to use plate solving to align your HEQ5 mount with the ASIAIR.
Superb product and great service by FLO as always!
Friday, 28 December 2018 | Mikko
I bought this having been recommended to use eqmod over the synscan hand controller with my EQ6 R mount and I was skeptical I'd like eqmod more than the hand controller. Long story short eqmod opened up a whole new world for astrophotography.
This product however is superb. The build quality is very solid, the material of the cord is very high quality. It's not one of those very stiff cheap cords with plasticy texture, that tend to stay in one shape. If you store this in a circular shape it will still be easy to just open. Oh, and the 5m of cord is more than enough for my needs.
All and all, solid product, would buy again.
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 | Andrew
Great device. It has worked faultlessly during two separate imaging sessions so far. I'm really pleased because it showed none of the troublesome connection problems between my laptop and mount that I'd consistently experienced with a previous adapter made by a different company. The nice long 5m cable was a bonus too.
Monday, 19 November 2018 | Norman
This cable works straight from the mount (no hand controller required) to my P.C. No disconnects, it just works.
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Friday, 10 August 2018 | Nigel
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!
Monday, 30 July 2018 | Hugh
No fuss, no complications, just plug it in and it works. If only everything was that simple!
Wednesday, 6 June 2018 | Andrew
Brilliant, this was areal plug and play item and also a very neat cable!
Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter
Monday, 30 April 2018 | John
Great service from FLO and prompt delivery of items.
Item well packaged.
Again, can't fault the service from FLO.
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