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DIY AstroEQ / Re: Astroeq v4.6 diy build stopped working
« on: April 25, 2019, 15:59:25 »
Found the problem with this. It appears that the 12volt power supply rated at 4.5 amps is not man enough for the job. I found it works okay with a 5amp one but the lower rated one must be a cheapo and not delivering enough umph.
Charles Clark

DIY AstroEQ / Astroeq v4.6 diy build stopped working
« on: April 22, 2019, 22:30:03 »
Hi Tom my previous DIY build using your v 4.6 board has packed in for some reason. I thought it might have been a windows update or Bit defender virus protection but I am unable to suss it out. I have reloaded the AStroEQ Config utility and tried a number of usb cables. but while it sees the Comms port (5), when I try to upload the configuration the upload fails and I can see sync errors as it attempts to try 10 times.
Any ideas of what to try would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in anticipation Charles Clark

PS everything has been previously working fine for a while
Also could you let me know when you have some PCB boards in stock

AstroEQ Support / Re: EQMod not responding after firmware upgrade
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:13:50 »
Hi Tom thanks for that it now appears to be working okay, ie. No longerhanging up. I just need to sort out north, south, east,west direction. Still struggling to get my head around this. If anyone can point me a tutorial or give me a simple test to carry out, I would be grateful.
Charles Clark

AstroEQ Availability / PCB boards
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:56:48 »
Hi Tom can you advise me if you have any PCB boards available and when you would be to despatch one if you have
Charles Clark

AstroEQ Support / EQMod not responding after firmware upgrade
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:47:23 »

I Should have posted this in diy on build section

Hi I am hoping someone can help me with this. My v4.6 DIY build AstroEQ was working fine., but I was having some doubts as to whether I had the motor directions running the right way (NEMA 14's). So I decided to change a direction in the ASTRO EQ Config utility. On running this I checked for new firmware etc and I think the software upgraded from v8.12 to v8.13
I ran the v3.9 Config Utility and at first it failed to write back to the Eprom, It completed the write on the second attempt. When it then tries to run the test program to run with EQAscom the screen for it comes up but when I try to jog the motors in any direction I get the message eventually EQAscom is not responding. EQAscom was v2.0 and was previously working but I read somewhere in the forum that there was a problem with v2.0 and the latest software. So I reverted back to v1.29 of EQASCom as suggested,but this did not solve the problem.
I the tried v2.0 of EQAscom with v8.12  but this has not solved the issue.
I have also tried various known good USB cables but the problem still exists
I am beginning to think something has gone awri with my controller board.
Any kind person out there able to point me in the right direction before I start pulling the board to bits
Charles Clark

DIY AstroEQ / Re: RA tracking speed
« on: September 03, 2018, 19:28:52 »
Hi, I to have an eq5 mount with an astroeq controller. I was wondering what configuration settings to use.
If anyone is using an astroeq controller on a an eq5 mount with the custom pulleys as per defined bt Tom Carpenter i would be grateful. I am not convinced that mine points to the right object selected in Carte du Ciel.
I am testing in daylight trying to point to sun bit it appears to be way off the mark.
I am using eqascom to drive the controller via carte du ceil.
I am particularly interested what micro step settings to use.
Also I cannot get my head round which way the mount revolves when jogging east west, North south with eqascom. If it could be described as revolving clockwise or anticlockwise when turning in ra and Dec when viewed from counter balance arm when the scope is parked pointing to nip that would be great.
Charles Clark

Hi can you please let me know when you will have a batch of Astroeq's for sale and put me down on the list
Thanks :)
Hi I have decided to have a go at assembling one myself with pcb and ic purchased from yourself . Can you pleas advise on availability.  I have placed an order for the same, if there are none currently available can you please put me on the list.
I have ordered from Farnell the required parts from your list, can you please advise if this is the latest build standard to include ST4,  if no can you please update me with one,

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