Meade 1209 and GPUSB compatability

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Meade 1209 and GPUSB compatability

Post by highkamp » Fri May 16, 2014 2:03 pm

Doug,

Will FCUSB work with my Meade 1209 focuser and also be compatible at the same time with GPUSB (which I am currently using) if I use a powered USB hub? If the FCUSB may require up to 12v I dont want it to impact the guding via GPUSB not to mention other things I may be using on the USB hub.

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Re: Meade 1209 and GPUSB compatability

Post by dpanderson » Sun May 18, 2014 8:25 pm

The GPUSB and the FCUSB both run off of the 5 Volts that comes from the USB port. The FCUSB can drive the Meade 1209, but it will not have as much torque and speed since there is only 5 Volts available to run the motor, but the motor is designed for 12 Volts.
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