|Average Rating (3 Reviews): |Fitting to SkyWatcher 150mm Esprit
Tuesday, 6 July 2021 | Martin
I'd read some posts about the early incantation of this product not fitting SkyWatcher Esprit telescopes, the slotted plate not being wide enough. I can confirm that this version, with a wider plate does fit my new 150mm Esprit, although I should add that the scope arrived fitted with a rack and pinion focuser and not the Linear Power Focuser as described. The M4 screws supplied with the kit are a little long, but a couple of spacer washers sorted that and you need to use one of the flex drive connectors from the EAF kit, not the one supplied with the bracket. Other than that it works well and as usual good advice and support from the team at FLO.
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 | James
This did the job on my Skywatcher espirit 80 pro. It used one of the flexible couplers that came with the EAF and not the one supplied with the new bracket. It's nicely made with a good finish. Fitting it required guesswork as no instructions are provided, (probably due to the many variations possible). Some guidance would have helped though. A good buy though and the focusser moves very smoothly.
Mounting a ZWO EAF unit to a Skywatcher Esprit Refractor
Thursday, 5 November 2020 | Alistair
I have seen comments that this bracket is a compromise and might not work. I have to say it does the job perfectly well, but the only item required in the purchased package is the 5mm base plate which has parallel slots cut into it. Use this together with the motor mounting plate and one of the shaft couplers supplier with the EAF (not this kit) and two 35mm M4 allen head bolts (that you will need to purchase separately) and the EAF can be installed. The plate is only supported by these two bolts near the edge of the focuser, but because the coupled motor shaft also adds support to the EAF this appears adequate. The installed EAF appears to be operating smoothly and has helped produce some excellently focused images.