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

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. 

1, 2 or 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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Thursday, 24 November 2022  | 

Bought this to connect my ASIAIR PLus to my EQM-35 Pro and it works brilliantly. Plugs into the mounts control box in place of the handset cable, so no more handset! Much easier.

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Donít bother with cheeper alternativesÖ
Wednesday, 23 November 2022  | 

Bought this cable after trying 3 cheeper alternatives from Amazon that all failed to connect my asiair to my heq5 mount without piggybacking my controller. This worked perfect first time. Itís not cheep for a cable but in terms of removal of setup stress this was a great buy.

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Friday, 18 November 2022  | 

Excellence service 👍

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Lynx EQDIR cable
Thursday, 27 October 2022  | 

Great quality cable at an excellent price. Thanks guys.

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Good for cable management
Wednesday, 19 October 2022  | 

Though expensive given itís only one metre long, this cable is invaluable for keeping cable management in check when attaching to an ASIair.

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Good quality connecting lead.
Wednesday, 12 October 2022  | 

Not used this cord yet, but it looks good quality.
Nice and flexible and appears well made.
Good service and rapid delivery.

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Tuesday, 6 September 2022  | 

Bought to replace a 10 year old EQDirect USB cable after I started to get communications problems (drop out, bad data) with an HEQ5 Pro. Working well, and the problem seems to have been resolved. Usual fast service from FLO.

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Just what I needed.
Friday, 12 August 2022  | 

It works very well with the HEQ5 Pro and EQASCOM. If necessary, the FTDI drivers must be installed.

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Lynx astro FTDI EQDIR cable.
Wednesday, 3 August 2022  | 

I bought the Lynx astro FTDI EQDIR cable in order to bypass the hand controller of my Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro mount. I chose the 1M version since I plug it into a powered hub that I've attached to my mount's accessory tray. I connect the hub to my laptop with a 10M USB active repeater cable so that I can control the whole system from inside my house with NINA software. This eqdir cable is a crucial part of the train and I've read reviews of other cheaper cables that have let people down. This cable works a treat. I highly recommend it.

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Simple connection between Mac and Sky-Watcher Mount
Wednesday, 29 June 2022  | 

Having seen some very complicated arrangements for connecting a Mac to a Sky-Watcher mount, it was great to find a single cable that did it all.

I had a bit of a worry that I might end up damaging the electronics in the mount but I took the plunge and plugged it in and was delighted to hear and watch the mount slew around to my commands!

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