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*skyguy*
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iOptron Smarteq ... Firmware Upgrade
      #5462246 - 10/09/12 02:35 PM

I recently purchased this mount and decided to put together a serial cable to update the firmware. However, looking at the pinouts in the manual (pg.11):

https://www.ioptron.com/images/up/SmartEQ_Manual_V1.pdf

... and the Firmware Update instructions (pg.1):

https://www.ioptron.com/images/up/8408%20Firmware%20Upgrade.pdf

both show the same "ground" (SGND) connection, BUT the Tramsmit Data and Recieve Data connections look to be switched between the two diagrams. Am I missing something? Has anyone successfully built the serial cable to update the mount's firmware and what are the correct connections to use?

Thanks ...

Jim


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rkayakr
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Re: iOptron Smarteq ... Firmware Upgrade new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #5463006 - 10/09/12 10:42 PM

Jim
I built my successful cable following the diagram in the Firmware Upgrade doc. It is confusing because the SmartEQ manual shows the socket and the Upgrade doc shows the plug.
Bob


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*skyguy*
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Re: iOptron Smarteq ... Firmware Upgrade new [Re: rkayakr]
      #5464525 - 10/10/12 10:22 PM

Bob,

Thanks for the feedback. I'll go with he connections as shown in the Firmware Upgrade Manual.

Jim


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