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. 

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.

Customer reviews

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Great product
Thursday, 8 April 2021  | 

I have a Lynx EQDIR/USB connector for my EQ6 pro ( D plug ). I needed one for my EQ8 which has the Rj45 plug. It worked perfectly and 5m gives plenty of slack to play with. Excellent and rapid service from FLO, my favourite supplier.

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ftdi cable
Thursday, 1 April 2021  | 

Linked from mount to pc, works perfectly. If like mine, the driver does not download automatically, visit the ftdi site and download and run the exe file. Worked first time after that.

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Order and receiving items
Tuesday, 23 March 2021  | 

Great service as always. Cable is spot on and the hand controller is taking a well earned break. Very happy

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EQMOD cable
Thursday, 4 March 2021  | 

This item appears of good quality manufacture. I have used it to connect my HEQ5 Pro to both my laptop via EQMOD and to an ASIair controller successfully. It connects directly to the mount meaning that the Hand Controller can be dispensed with.

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Good quality cable
Sunday, 31 January 2021  | 

Good quality cable, highly flexible; it does what it is supposed to do

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Ascom now sorted.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021  | 

FLO are my go-to and highly recommend,. Purchased a 5m cable but in reality a 1m would have done as running it from my USB hub at the mount. No problems with Ascom connections anymore

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Sunday, 3 January 2021  | 

no connection issues; directly connected to my computer for simple computer control of mount via SynScan.

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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adaptor for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Thursday, 10 December 2020  | 


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Good cable
Wednesday, 2 December 2020  | 

Fits straight into the SynScan port on the EQ6R. Has allowed me to link EQMOD with Stellarium and, combined with a gamepad has greatly improved the speed and accuracy of alignment so I can centre those faint DSOs that are difficult to see visually (and go back to them on subsequent nights)

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Game Changer
Monday, 9 November 2020  | 

Thatīs all I have to say really! So cool device that really helps and the connection to EQMOD is a must go for all astrophotographers...

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