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Reged: 09/23/13

Losmandy encoders new
      #6182044 - 11/07/13 11:35 PM

Need some advice please. I'm having trouble getting my G-11 to work with the Sky Commander XP4 DSC computer I purchased. The RA and DEC readout on the Sky Commander does not change when I rotate the mount. I have S1-512 encoders attached to my G-11. Has anyone experienced this problem? Any advice? Thanks

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Vendor - Losmandy

Reged: 07/11/11

Re: Losmandy encoders new [Re: tom77]
      #6182786 - 11/08/13 11:40 AM

Two things could be wrong:
(1)You have to use the cable from the Losmandy DSC kit, not the ones from Sky Commander.
(2)The two encoders are bad.

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Carpal Tunnel

Reged: 10/01/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Losmandy encoders new [Re: Losmandy]
      #6186590 - 11/10/13 01:10 PM Attachment (3 downloads)

Sky Commander cabling here:

Losmandy manual here:

S1-512 must mean a USDigital S1 Optical Shaft Encoder. 512 is the counts per revolution.

Here's the proper cabling:

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Post Laureate

Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Losmandy encoders [Re: Geo.]
      #6186606 - 11/10/13 01:16 PM

Hey Scott...any word on new mounts available with encoders? I heard this was going to be an option again, factory installed.

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