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Doug76
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Reged: 12/05/07

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Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: rmollise]
      #4498534 - 04/05/11 04:24 PM

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Why do they still use this bad power connector?

All other connectors seem to be much more secure.




"Seem." I've never had any trouble with the power connector on my EQ6.




Me neither, but then I am using a right angle plug.


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Doug76
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Reged: 12/05/07

Loc: Refractor Heaven
Re: EQ7 is dead, Long Live EQ-8? new [Re: alpal]
      #4498557 - 04/05/11 04:35 PM

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The EQ6 can't handle anywhere near it's rated capacity when doing photography.





No mount does. Mounts in general appear to be rated for visual use, and the rule of thumb for doing AP is to figure your mount capacity as half it's rated capacity.
However, my 40lbs rated Atlas does quite well with 25lbs on it in AP mode, somewhat more than 50% of it's rating. Perhaps it's because I have it mounted on an 8" concrete pier?


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