Serious cord wrap on AZ EQ6
Posted 07 April 2013 - 05:42 AM
Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:50 AM
Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:43 PM
I also had a few wrap problems in altaz......mostly though she was fine...so i have learned to keep a watch out and use a long enough power cord
Posted 08 April 2013 - 03:37 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:44 AM
I looked at the Release Notes for v3.34 and it had no mention of fixing a cordwrap issue so as you said that would not help. I was getting cordwrap in a clockwise direction as that was the direction of the objects I was choosing. I went from an object in the southwestern part of the sky to one in the north and slightly east of the meridian. It continued clockwise instead of rotating counter-clockwise to it. I guess you would have to chose your objects wisely so you don't get a wrap.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:54 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:58 AM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:10 AM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:35 AM
It sounds like someone forgot about the cord wrap issue that Alt/AZ mounts have when they converted the EQ6 GEM to the AZEQ6. Oops! I would hope that this is being worked on in the firmware as we speak.
I certainly hope so before I rip the power cord apart.
Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:43 AM
Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:55 PM
Is it pssible to contact skywatcher and point out this flaw?
I certainly would, or contact Orion if you have their version.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:47 AM
I contacted Brian Dernesch of KW Telescopes from where I obtained my SkyWatcher AZ-EQ6 about the cord wrap issue. Here is what he told me:
"When I spoke to SkyWatcher regarding cord wrap- whether or not it occurs or has been looked into- at first I got an ambiguous answer, and then a reply that they are going to fix it! Won't take them long and I will keep you as updated as is possible."
So it looks like SkyWatcher is working on a solution to the cord wrap issue.
Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:58 PM
Between the cord wraps and the initial problem I had with the All-Star Polar Alignment causing the scope to run into the mount, I am surprised it is still working.
Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:42 AM