Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher EQ6 or NEQ6 Syntrek & PRO Mounts

Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher EQ6 or NEQ6 Syntrek & PRO Mounts

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About this product

Model:  lynxastro_eqdir_sw_dsub

Updated design - longer option (5m), more flexible cable!

New FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher EQ6 or NEQ6 Syntrek or PRO Mounts.

Also suitable for use with the Orion Atlas EQ-G mount. 

This convenient FTDI EQDIR adapter allows direct connection of Sky-watcher EQ6 or NEQ6 Syntrek/PRO 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 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. 

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 

Customer reviews

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Pleased with All in one cable by Lynx
Wednesday, 8 July 2020  | 

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.

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Works great with my Orion Atlas mount
Wednesday, 19 June 2019  | 

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.

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Works a treat
Monday, 25 March 2019  | 

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.

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Neq6 by laptop
Monday, 4 February 2019  | 

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.

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Lynx Astro EQDIR adapter
Monday, 31 December 2018  | 

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.

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Posted promptly
Friday, 7 December 2018  | 

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 .

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A real step forward....
Thursday, 25 October 2018  | 

Cable arrived arrived promptly and works perfectly. Finally able to ditch my ageing and increasingly temperamental SynScan handset A huge improvement. VERY HAPPY!

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Great purchase
Monday, 27 August 2018  | 

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.

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Absolutely faultless
Monday, 28 May 2018  | 

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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Does what it says on the tin
Tuesday, 8 May 2018  | 

I bought this to control my EQ6 from the planetarium software on my laptop amongst all the other possibilities it brings. I plugged the lead in, it installed its own drivers and, well, nothing really. This was the first time I had tried to control the mount from my laptop and despite searching around it took me around a day to realise I also needed something like Stellarium Scope. I canít say I found it easy to get everything working but thanks to this lead I can click on Stellarium and my scope goes there and then Astro Tortilla plate solves for me making the final adjustments.

In short - lead is great and I have no hesitation to recommend it. FLO were great as usual. An (easy to find) idiots guide would be handy, if anything thereís too much information to wade through before you get to the bit that is relevant.

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