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mikewayne3
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Re: Odd slewing issue with my CG5-ASGT new [Re: mikewayne3]
      #5404662 - 09/05/12 10:54 AM

BTW Pete I know what your saying
I assemble equipment for the Military and it is amazing how much Mil speck connectors cost
Mike


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mikewayne3
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Re: Odd slewing issue with my CG5-ASGT new [Re: mikewayne3]
      #5404664 - 09/05/12 10:55 AM

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EFT
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Re: Odd slewing issue with my CG5-ASGT new [Re: mikewayne3]
      #5404722 - 09/05/12 11:40 AM

Odd behavior in these mounts (and many others) often come down to either a power supply issue or a firmware corruption issue (and the two may even be related). These issues can happen at any time, from new out of the box to many years old. That's why factory resets and firmware updates or reinstallations are often recommended. It's a cheap and easy thing to try when things start acting wierd. From there you go to looking at your power cable and supply and from there you get into the tough (more expensive) problems. It's amazing how often a factory reset or a firmware upgrade or reinstallation fixes things right up.

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mikewayne3
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Re: Odd slewing issue with my CG5-ASGT new [Re: EFT]
      #5414382 - 09/11/12 12:05 AM

I have updated firmware on the hand control and replaced the jack on my power supply but now I'm thinking I have the wrong power supply
I'm using a 12V 1.5A power supply, is it possable it's not putting out enough amps?
what is the power requirments for this mount?
suggestions?



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EFT
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Re: Odd slewing issue with my CG5-ASGT new [Re: mikewayne3]
      #5414396 - 09/11/12 12:15 AM

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I have updated firmware on the hand control and replaced the jack on my power supply but now I'm thinking I have the wrong power supply
I'm using a 12V 1.5A power supply, is it possable it's not putting out enough amps?
what is the power requirments for this mount?
suggestions?






You definitely want more than 1.5 amps. I prefer to go with a minimum of 3 amps and 5 is even better. The old Celestron 1.5 amp power source was simply not enough for much of anything.


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Peter D.
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Re: Odd slewing issue with my CG5-ASGT new [Re: EFT]
      #5414967 - 09/11/12 11:10 AM

Try it with a battery. If it works OK on the battery than just connect the 1.5 amp power supply to the battery and keep the battery connected to the mount. The mount doesn't need 1.5 amps constantly, so the 1.5 amp supply will keep the battery charged.

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mikewayne3
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Re: Odd slewing issue with my CG5-ASGT [Re: Peter D.]
      #5415581 - 09/11/12 03:55 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions
I found a 12V power supply @7A so now I have to wait for a clear night to test it out but at least on the bench its working correctly


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