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HitecAstro FTDI RS232 USB Adapter for Handsets of Skywatcher GOTO Mounts - 5m Length

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The HitecAstro FTDI RS232 USB Adaptor plugs into your Skywatcher GOTO Mount's handset and provides direct connection with your computer or tablet, so that you can control your mount from your PC, laptop or Mac. This way you can use a third party software like Stellarium, the SkyX, Maxim DL etc to control your mount. You can also use it to update the firmware on your mount and handset via this adapter.

Please note, as far as we know, via the appropriate FTDI driver, in addition to Widnows, it is also compatible with Mac and Linux, but it has not been tested yet as we do not have such devices. We'd be glad to hear about feedback from customers...

This adapter is compatible with all current Skywatcher GOTO mounts that have a 6-pin 4-connector (RJ11) socket on the handset.

Communication protocol: RS232

Chipset: genuine FTDI 232R

Available in 3m and 5m lengths.


First and most importantly, download the FTDI virtual COM port drivers from here. Click here!

Then if you want to upgrade your handset's or motor's firmware, go to Skywatcher.com:

Link to Skywatcher Firmware upgrade page. Click here!

or if you want to use a third party software, here is a ling to the Skywatcher ASCOM drivers:

Link to ASCOM driver for Skywatcher mounts and handset. Click here!


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