Could not connect to EQ Mount

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Could not connect to EQ Mount

Post by albanojc » Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:41 pm

Could not connect to EQ Mount

Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G
PC: Windows 10, 64 Bit

EQ Direct Interfacing: USB2EQ5, 8 pin, into hand controller jack

Downloaded and installed:
EQDIRCheck v1.0.0
Virtual COM Port Drivers for USB2EQ6 and USB2EQ5

Selected Windows;; setup executable

Application Note AN_396 FTDI Drivers Installation
Guide for Windows 10
FTDI Drivers Installation Guide for Windows 10
Didn’t run as administrator, cable connected as installing

COM6 and USB Serial Converter are shown in device manager, none have to be updated….

Completed successful driver Installation: “FTDI CDM Driver Package Ready to use”

Ran: EQDIR Check; COM6,9600,1000,1
CONNECT: “Could not connect to EQ Mount”

Please, any help or direction appreciated. Thank you

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Re: Could not connect to EQ Mount

Post by dpanderson » Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:43 pm

It looks like you have done everything correctly. Are you sure COM 6 is what the cable mapped to when it was installed?

You might try unplugging the cable, telling Windows to forget about COM 6, then plug the cable in again and see which COM port it maps too.

You might also try manually reassigning the COM port to some other number and then seeing if EQDIRCheck works.

Oh, and one other question just to be clear. The cable is plugged into the handcontroller port on the mount (not the port on the handcontroller itself)?
Doug Anderson
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