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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Model:  lynxastro_eqdir_sw_dsub

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 at our premises prior to dispatch. 

1.8m 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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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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Lynx Astro FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter
Thursday, 3 May 2018  | 

Plugged it in locked it in place with the thumb screws so no tools required and it just worked Have used it for 9 of the last 14 nights with no issues

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It works!
Tuesday, 27 March 2018  | 

A quality product that worked first time - when I had been given the instructions on which driver to load. FLO are not lone in being a little short at times on supplying instructions - but when asked they do come up trumps.

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Working as intended
Tuesday, 6 March 2018  | 

Got the cable last week and everything worked perfectly. Now I control my computer with the Ascom drivers. Didn't expect it to be that simple.

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It just works
Monday, 12 February 2018  | 

Delivery was very quick. Installation as quick - one end into my EQ6's serial port, the other into a USB port on my laptop, a few minutes whilst Windows downloads and installs the driver and away we go. Perfect

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EQ6 pro version lynx EQdirect cable
Monday, 9 January 2017  | 

Well the lynx cable came for my EQ6 PRO from FLO,well packaged in a bubble wrap bag and comparing with my previous eqdirect cable, build wise much better, more professional looking , thicker round cable, metal D-sub with long thumb screws, moulded usb plug, quick check eqmod found straight off ,uses the fdti chip set so didn`t matter what usb port i used, still said com11,
would recommend .


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