firmware version ETX 125 current?
Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:13 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:54 PM
Note at Meade Support:
Important note about #497 Autostars. The classic #497, and the newer #497EP, utilize different firmware that is not interchangeable. However, the #497EP Autostar is backward compatible with prior generation telescope that used AutoStar technology. If you have an older version of the #497, it will continue to work with your existing telescope. AutoStar Updater 5.9 or greater can detect either version and load the appropriate firmware.
Current version shown for that controller is 43Eg
Also at Meade Support:
#497 AutoStar hand controller software update.
Version 43Eg (479 KB) is available. To get this new version, use either the 43Eg link to download and unzip the file to the Ephemerides directory of the Autostar Update (ASU) installation directory; or use ASU and press "Upgrade Autostar Software Now" and ASU will download and upgrade the handbox. If you don't already have ASU use the link on this page to download and install it on your PC. New Initialization instructions for Autostar exist.
Safest way is to use Autostar Update as it will check for compatibility.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:40 PM
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:37 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:09 AM
cost depends on how handy you are. one can make their 505 cable pretty easy using a telephone handset cord and a serial D9 connector. you would also need a serial to USB adapter. I would only go for the Tripplite Keyspan for about $30. download meade's updater program, and load whatever version firmware you want. (one can also use previous versions if wished) follow the on screen directions. after loading the 497, one has to do a full reset, which clears all your data... time, date, site, and whatever else that does not come with a brand new controller. then calibrate, and last but not least, train the drives.
Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:27 PM
Upgrades to 33Ef
Added Zip Codes.
Some serial strings fixed.
Upgrades to 33El
Fixed site problem
Fixed LST display
Upgrades to 34Ec
Fixes moon tracking problem
Improved pointing on second star with LNT module
New LX90 scopes added
Upgrades to 40Eb
Improved pointing on Alignment Stars after Cal Sensors.
Park position now shortest distance on ETX scopes.
Park position fixed after automatic alignment.
Smart Drive is now normalized.
Please see the attached file for the new operating instructions.
Upgrades to 40Ee
Add Brightest Star to Utilities, so scope will always show the name
of the alignment stars.
Upgrades to 40Ef
Fixed Polar mode for LX90's (10 & 12)
Upgrades to 41Ec
Added GPS for new LX90 GPS scopes.
Fixed #909 Accessory Port Module to work with LX90's 10 and 12 inch.
Fixed problem on DS2000's mounts with LNT module.
Couple of data base corrections.
Upgrades to 42Ed
Displays how far off polar on two star polar alignment.
Fixed park position on LXD55/75's
Get serial command for daylight savings (:GH# returns 0 for disabled 1 for enabled)
Set serial command for daylight savings (:SH0# disables, :SH1# enables)
Upgrades to 43Ea
New scopes added
Fixed error with longer strings
Upgrades to 43Ed
Fixes problem with LNT module and Reverse L/R on
Upgrades to 43Eg
Added :GW#, :AL#, :AA#, & :AP# serial command.
Fixed IC & NGC in Guided Tours.