HEQ5 Pro/Sirius issue
Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:15 AM
The North, South, East, West buttons all work, and it slews as directed...but it doesn't track on it's own. I reset the hand controller and upgraded the firmware, but to no avail. I tried both AC and DC current, no difference. Also, I took the side-plate off to ensure the gears aren't stuck...no issues...I can move them by hand.
Any ideas to try before I send it back to the dealer for warranty work?
Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:07 PM
Posted 21 May 2013 - 08:52 AM
Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:45 AM
Check the led. If it's on solid, the power is good. If it's blinking, the voltage is low, and the mount will not track properly.
yeah and if it blinks while slewing its not balanced very well and you're stressing the motors. my club's Sirius did this one night when we swapped from a 120mm short tube refractor to a AT72ED without adjusting anything, battery pack was fully charged still (or close) after a re-balance and realign it was working without blinking again.
Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:37 PM