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Mkofski
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Reged: 07/19/11

Loc: Greenfield, Indiana, USA
zEQ25 overcurrent error new
      #6125522 - 10/08/13 05:46 PM

I havent contacted iOptron customer service about this yet and wanted to check to see if anyone here knew a "quick fix".

Last night I left the mount tracking and was delayed getting back to it for about 4 hours. I believe that the camera attached to one of the scopes came in contact with the tripod forcing it to stop. Now I get a continuous "R.A. Overcurrent" error.

Help anyone?

Thanks,

Mike


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Astronewb
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Reged: 09/19/11

Loc: Connecticut
Re: zEQ25 overcurrent error new [Re: Mkofski]
      #6125554 - 10/08/13 06:02 PM

Quote:

I havent contacted iOptron customer service about this yet and wanted to check to see if anyone here knew a "quick fix".

Last night I left the mount tracking and was delayed getting back to it for about 4 hours. I believe that the camera attached to one of the scopes came in contact with the tripod forcing it to stop. Now I get a continuous "R.A. Overcurrent" error.

Help anyone?

Thanks,

Mike




Oops, been there, done that Mike. You didn't cause any permanent damage. The encoder motor has so much torque, that when the tripod 'jumped in front of' the camera, it knocked the hinge base out of position.

You will need to remove the cover and reseat the worm. Not very hard to do, and luckily, I'm just finishing up a YouTube vid on how to tune your Z, so it's a win-win for you.

You can kill two birds with one stone.

Will post up a link shortly.

Paul


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Mkofski
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Re: zEQ25 overcurrent error new [Re: Astronewb]
      #6125785 - 10/08/13 08:16 PM

Paul,

Thanks! The last time that happened to me I was sure it was going to be the last...

Mike


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anat
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Re: zEQ25 overcurrent error *DELETED* new [Re: Mkofski]
      #6125904 - 10/08/13 09:36 PM

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Edited by anat (10/08/13 09:42 PM)


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Astronewb
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Re: zEQ25 overcurrent error new [Re: anat]
      #6125917 - 10/08/13 09:42 PM

Same here Mike...:)

The first vid is up at YouTube, waiting for the other 2 vids. Had to make 3 parts to keep it under the YT time limit.

You can at least watch part one > http://youtu.be/-Cjqs4iDW1c

I'll start a thread with the link when all the uploads finish processing.

Cheers,

Paul


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ramasule
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Re: zEQ25 overcurrent error new [Re: Astronewb]
      #6126001 - 10/08/13 10:29 PM

bow down to paul

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Mkofski
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Re: zEQ25 overcurrent error [Re: ramasule]
      #6126087 - 10/08/13 11:17 PM

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bow down to paul




+1!

Between very good customer support and Paul's expertise we, the other z25 users, have it made!

I do like iOptron's willingness to send repair parts out for user installation. I made the same mistake with my Meade mount early this year and it took about 4 weeks plus $60 in shipping to get it fixed.


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