Astro Force Shoestring (1.8m) FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher EQ6 or NEQ6 Syntrek & PRO Mounts



Once you start using EQMOD and the Lynx EQDIR cable, you will never go back. 

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.  It uses a 9 Pin type connection (NOT an RJ12/RJ45!)

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.

Every cable is checked before dispatch.

This is a 1.8m cable.  See our 5m variant if you need that.

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

N.B. This does the same thing as the Lynx Astro Cable, – it’s just cheaper.  Put the money toward something else!  😀

The price includes shipping (Australia Only).

Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 22 × 9 × 10 cm

2m, 3m, 5m


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