Astro Force Shoestring (5m) FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher AZ GTi, ASIAIR Pro (RJ12)



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

This cable is not suitable for the “Star Adventurer” which also has AZ and GTI in its name.

FTDI EQDIR USB Adapter for Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi Mount

Important: EQMOD only works with mounts in equatorial mode, you may need to install the new EQ mode firmware for your AZ-GTi prior to use.

This convenient FTDI EQDIR adapter allows direct connection of a Sky-Watcher AZ-GTi Mount to your laptop.  It uses an RJ12 (a slimmer cable than the RJ45) connection.

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.

Each Astro Force Cable is checked before being packed.

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

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

The price includes shipping (Australia Only).

N.B – This cable does the same thing as the Lynx Astro Cable – it’s just cheaper – put what you save towards something else.  😀

Additional information

Weight .5 kg
Dimensions 22 × 9 × 10 cm


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