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

£35.00
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About this product

Model:  lynxastro_eqdir_sw_rj45
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. 

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.

Customer reviews

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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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EQ6R PRO AND ASIAIR CONNECTION
Tuesday, 17 May 2022  | 

WORKS PERFECTLY VERY SIMPLE TO INSTALL, A GOOD SOLID STABLE INTERFACE BETWEEN THE MOUNT AND THE ASIAIR WITHOUT THE USE OF THE HAND CONTROLLER AND IS OF VERY GOOD BUILD QUALITY A MUST HAVE WHEN WORKING REMOTE CONTROL


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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Monday, 20 December 2021  | 

Installed automatically running Windows 11. Works perfectly with my EQ5 Synscan mount. Using Sellarium for goto and PHD for guiding. Well packaged and promptly delivered.
My thanks to FLO.


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Works perfectly
Monday, 6 December 2021  | 

Bought this to eliminate the need for a hand box whilst using my new ASIair plus, I opted for the 1Mtr version because the ASIair is mounted directly to the OTA.
Worked straight away with no issues whatsoever and as usual fast reliable delivery from FLO.


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Excellent Quality
Tuesday, 26 October 2021  | 

The EQ-Mod cable by Lynx Astro is exceptionally well made and superb quality. The fit into my ASAIR Pro USB port is firm and secure. I would recommend this product.


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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Sunday, 10 October 2021  | 

Really pleased with this cable. The service from First Light Optics. First class


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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mounts
Monday, 27 September 2021  | 

I will always recommend FLO to anyone, who is into Astronomy , they have No 1 equipment , very fast service , plus well packed +++ AAAA


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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher Mount
Tuesday, 24 August 2021  | 

I bought this last week for my AZ EQ6 GT mount so I can control it from my laptop or mini pc & after downloading the drivers from here https://ftdichip.com/drivers/ it connected up & worked pretty much straight away, it seems a well made product better than the previous cable I had as the pvc outer insulation was splitting & it felt quite brittle whereas this cable is a lot more supple in comparison.


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