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wavydavy

Losmandy G11 USB Serial convertor....help.

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Hi Everyone, I have a losmandy G11 with gemini system, but its the older version, and doesn't have a USB on its panel. However I have this (see pics) im pretty sure it was from when I brought the mount second hand a few yrs ago from a fellow member (cant remember name...ect), in a nutshell, can someone tell me what its used for? Im guessing its to connect the mount to the computer, and maybe running software like Cartes du-ciel?? Also can it be used for updating the firmware...ect……….if someone can give me an idea of its uses it would be much appreciated.

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That looks like it’s from a meade Fork mounted SCT and used to connect the handset to a PC...I still have one...

the four pin connecter goes into the serial port on the meade handsets, and then to USB on PC, for PC control and handset firmware updating.. 😀👍

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1 hour ago, wavydavy said:

Oh ok...………..nothing to do with losmandy then!! lol

No, I don't think so... unless it uses a similar connection on the mount or handset....

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The USB to Serial part is just what it says, it's not particular to Meade, or Losmandy, or any other brand.

With the correct cable for your mount attached, it can be used to update the firmware, or with a different cable,  to control the mount from a PC.

USB to Serial Converters can be frustrating to set up, depending on which chip is inside, and which Windows version - some will load the drivers and work straight off, others need much fiddling.

Michael

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2 hours ago, michael8554 said:

The USB to Serial part is just what it says, it's not particular to Meade, or Losmandy, or any other brand.

With the correct cable for your mount attached, it can be used to update the firmware, or with a different cable,  to control the mount from a PC.

USB to Serial Converters can be frustrating to set up, depending on which chip is inside, and which Windows version - some will load the drivers and work straight off, others need much fiddling.

Michael

Yes understood, it’s the other cable that is the meade specific one ... 👍

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