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A used RA motor drive kit for the Skywatcher EQ-5 manual mount. Contains everything you need to upgrade your manual mount to give tracking in RA. (Needs 4x dry cells, not included). Price: £45. Postage £3. Or you can arrange to collect it in person (social distancing rules will apply). Or you can get your own courier to collect it. Also available is a 6 volt sealed lead acid battery that will power the kit instead of the 4x dry cells, with 6 volt charger. £10. This is collection only as the postal services don't like used batteries with wires attached. (can't think why ). Also advertised elsewhere.
I recently purchased a EQ5 mount with synscan. But rather then use the car adaptor running though a 3 pin convertor i bought a 12v 500mA DC power supply. The back of the manual states it requires 100mA (see image). So here i am thinking great this will do. Wrong. Its enough to start the hand controller and go through all the set up but it doesnt seem to move any motors. This being my first attempt i wasnt sure if i was doing something wrong. Did the brakes need releasing? - No. are the cables going to the right sockets? - Yes. After much head scratching i went back to to start and used the supplied 12v car style plus in a convertor i had. Sure enough it all worked perfectly. okay went back to my 500mA and nope nothing worked. After searching the house for a 12v 1A DC supply with the correct plug and trying that, Sure enough it all works fine. Have they simply missed a '0' off the manual or am i missing something else here? Tomorrow i'll probably go an exchange it for this 12V 1000mA Power supply. I'll let you know how i fair. And for anyone checking for power supplies (Like i did) your looking for a 5.5mm x 2.1mm power tip to for the unit.