What do I need? EQDIR to USB...

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Rojoyinc
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What do I need? EQDIR to USB...

Post by Rojoyinc » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:30 pm

I bought your BT dongle and it works... but I crash (eqmod seems to loose connection every 3-4 hours).
I wanted to test a direct hardware.
I have one, but it has a adapter on the RS232 port that changes it to a DB connector and must plug into the hand controller.
(I want to eliminate the hand controller).

So what do I need? I moved the DB adapter so I have a RS232 to USB, but doesn't seem to work.

I know I need your cable. USB to RS2232... but do I also need the interface dongle first?

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Re: What do I need? EQDIR to USB...

Post by dpanderson » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:06 am

I would recommend either the USB2EQ5 or USB2EQ6, depending on the style of connector where the handcontroller normally plugs into your mount. That should be all you need.
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