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#1 charles genovese

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:10 PM

Had a new problem tonight- sudden short fast slews spontaneously, and when I was trying to recenter by slewing slowly after a few seconds will start slewing rapidly until the button is released. Was powered by a 12V battery. Wiggled all the connections, turned it on and off a few times but no effect. Ideas?

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:13 PM

Battery voltage was probably a little low, causing incorrect decoder operation (the symptoms you describe are always caused by incorrect encoder/decoder operation). A quick "calibrate motors" fixes that.

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:42 AM

Thanks- went to AC power supply and all seems well again. It is a hybred system- LXD 75 motors were moved to a GP mount because the PE on the Meade was dismal. Of course it usually has a C8 or Skywatcher 120 ED mounted on it.

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#4 belgrade

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Posted 05 September 2009 - 11:29 AM

Based on the pic, I'd do viewing all the time! ;) Just kiddin'!!!


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