This convenient FTDI EQDIR adapter allows direct connection of Sky-watcher EQ6 or NEQ6 Syntrek/PRO mounts to your laptop.
We have also taken this opportunity to specify higher quality plugs. I.e. the DSUB plug has thumbscrews, so is easy to secure, and the point where the cable fits the plugs is nice and tight to prevent moisture entering the plug.
5m cable length.
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.
|Average Rating (16 Reviews): |
Tuesday, 4 May 2021 | Stephen
Very happy with this new Eqmod cable for my Eq6Pro mount, after initial problems trying to download. I downloaded the Ascom and Eqmod drives, but could not get it to work. After a long time, I finally clicked on the link provided by FLO, which took me to another site, where I could download software that would allow my windows 10 laptop to recognise the cable in the coms port. I thought this link was for Ascom and Eqmod which i had already downloaded. This link is very important and I only found it on FLO, not on any other review or website, so thank you very much FLO for providing this link on your site, otherwise it would never have worked. Don't know what others do if bought from somewhere else. I have tried it out and it controls my mount via the Eqmod panel and works with Cartes du ceil to work it also. I have bought from FLO before and will buy from again, due to a great customer service.
Pleased with All in one cable by Lynx
Wednesday, 8 July 2020 | Tim
Arrived the next day - impressive. Nice long 5m. The 9-pin D plug attached well. I did need to install the drivers for W10. Im pleased with the product and service - first rate.
Works great with my Orion Atlas mount
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | Robert
Everything seems to be working fine with this cable connecting my mini-PC and Orion Atlas (totally eliminating the hand controller). I'm using EQMOD/ASCOM without issues. for pulse guiding.
The cable seems well made, and was packaged well for shipment. International shipping from FLO was fast and very reasonably priced considering I live in California, USA.
Monday, 25 March 2019 | Keith
I use a Sky-Watcher EQ6 mount and a windows 10 laptop. Downloaded ASCOM and EQMOD and then just connect scope using this cable to a USB port (or USB hub in my case). I then went into Windows management and noticed that the USB cable was using COM3 port, so you then just run the EQMOD ASCOM setup and select COM3 and bingo; everything connects and works perfectly. I also use PHD pulse guiding via EQMOD and it all works a treat with this cable.
Monday, 4 February 2019 | William
Arrived fast and well packaged.
Simplicity itself with a win10 laptop. Downloded EQMOD and the ESCOM pack while waiting on delivery.
Using Carte du Ciel , everything opens up without a problem , mount now fully under laptop control , much easier goto than with the handset supplied with Neq6.
I will add a gamepad to simplify initial alignment.
Very highly recommended upgrade at a budget friendly price.
Monday, 31 December 2018 | Yalcin
Within just a few minutes I installed the drivers of the Lynx Astro adapter and following the plug-in my EQMOD was ready to command the mount.
Friday, 7 December 2018 | Alan
My old Eq-dir cable had started to become a little flakey ie ; dropping the comm ports. The next day had been forecast for clear skies , so I'me quite desperate for a new cable to get set up and running . It arrived the next day after I ordered !! Plugged it in and all comm ports up and running again !! Thanks FLO for the immediate service I received , most impressed .
Thursday, 25 October 2018 | Les
Cable arrived arrived promptly and works perfectly. Finally able to ditch my ageing and increasingly temperamental SynScan handset A huge improvement. VERY HAPPY!
Monday, 27 August 2018 | Stavros
A fine working cable which allowed the connection of my laptop with NEQ6. Relatively good price, little more economically it would have helped amateur astronomers in Greece. After all we are still in crisis, Thanks and take care.
Monday, 28 May 2018 | Stephen
Just plug it in, use the bino button in Eqmod to automatically select the comm port and it works. It really is that simple. Having fought with a previous cable of different make losing drivers and observing time this is a real breath of air. I was about to give up using Eqmod and revert to using the handset. Now when I connect the cable to any port in my 2 laptops, (running W10, upgraded from W7 and W8.1 respectively), I can be observing in just the time it takes to put everything together. As others have said it's a quality piece of kit and money well spent.
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