HitecAstro FTDI EQDIR / EQDirect Cable USB Adaptor for Skywatcher EQ5 Pro, HEQ5 Syntrek & Pro, AZ EQ5-GT, EQ6-R Pro, AZ EQ6-GT and EQ8 Mounts (USB-RJ45)


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This product is permanently out of stock.  It has been replaced by the Lynx Astro RJ45 EQDIRECT / EQDIR Cable (Also made in the UK). 

Once you start using EQMOD and the HitecAstro EQDIR / EQDirect cable, you will never go back. 

The HitecAstro EQDIR cable doesn’t need additional leads or adaptors – it consists of a suite of open source applications that bypasses the hand-controller and communicates directly with the mount’s stepper motor controller.  You can plug it into any USB port without a COM-port change and it allows a direct connection to the Skywatcher EQ6 or NEQ6 Syntrek or Pro Mounts from your PC.

It bypasses the hand-controller and communicates directly with the mount’s stepper motor controller, and enables direct control from your PC.  Your PC will now manage positioning, time, slewing etc..   ASCOM compliant planetarium applications (such as carte de soleil, Starry Night, TheSky, Stellarium) can interface with EQMOD and operate your telescope through the EQDIR cable without the need of a handset, allowing your scope to be remotely controlled.

This EQDIR cable uses only 5V, not 12V, which is easily drawn from your USB port.

This version features an RJ45 port instead of a RS232 connector.  This is suitable for the Skywatcher EQ5 PRO, HEQ5 Syntrek & Pro, AZ EQ5-GT, EQ6-R PRO, AZ EQ6-GT and EQ8 mounts.

HitecAstro EQDIR cables are made with uncompromising quality in Britain and are well supported by HiTecAstro.

To use the cable, you need to install the latest version of ASCOM platform and then the EQMOD project followed by the driver.

The price includes shipping (Australia Only).

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 22 × 9 × 10 cm

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