I have an Evolution with StarSense HC (original serial version).
I believe that the StarSense camera cable is an RJ12 - RJ12?
Black 6 wire flat coiled telephone cable.
Connectors are 6p6c (6 position 6 contacts) modular.
Cable wiring is straight through. Pin 1 to pin 1.
Can anybody confirm this please?
The supplied StarSense camera cable is far too long. I have been looking in the UK for a short coiled replacement. Even Maplins don't sell one. Then I had this idea....
Ignore the rest of this post....Stupid me...see post #2
Correspondingly, when the Evolution is mounted on a wedge, the StarSense HC cable is far too short (especially if the HC cradle is affixed to a tripod leg). So are these cables interchangeable? Are the coiled StarSense HC and NexStar + HC cables also interchangeable (n.b. both HC's are original serial versions)?
My thought here is to use the long StarSense camera cable with the HC so that I can control its direction buttons from a distance (e.g. when watching on laptop screen during a photography session). Then, I might use the coiled HC cable to connect the StarSense camera to the AUX port on the mount (e.g. rather than have umpteen metres of trailing coiled mess). Another thought is to use the surplus NexStar HC + cable instead of the StarSense camera cable for those that prefer the shorter cable version for both camera and HC.
This seems such an easy solution, but I don't want to fry anything. Has anybody tried this? The reason that I hesitate is that whilst they look similar I gather that these come in a variety of types ('wired straight through' and 'crossover') and some with this RJ-12 connector are four pin and others six. It would be logical if they were all interchangeable, but I do want to make sure before trying this and screwing up some expensive electronics.
Edited by Noah4x4, 21 February 2017 - 05:00 AM.