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IEQ 30 Pro and ASIAIR Pro

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#1 Jeffisme

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 02:51 PM

I think I saw something on the forum where someone was having trouble connecting the two and a cable was recommended between the RS232 connector on the hand control and the USB 2 or 3 port on the ASIAIR Pro.
After reading that, I tried it myself, after picking up the specific adapter cable with the FTDI chipset from Ioptron. According to the company, it should allow a computer (The ASI is essentially a Raspberry Pi) to talk to the mount.
Alas, it didn't work. The ASIAIR software seemed to see the mount and the cable, according to its software, and it gave me several options for the BAUD speed, but after trying them all and switching between USB 2 and USB 3, I got the same "connection failed" message every time.
Anyone have any luck with this , or are they simply incompatible?

(I can't get any response to the same question from Ioptron and so far have had no luck hearing from ZWO either)

 

thanks for any help,

 

jeff



#2 Billx

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 02:59 PM

I have a similar setup.  Where are you connecting the RS232  cable.  It should go directly to the mount, not the hand controller.



#3 Jeffisme

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 04:38 PM

Yes, thank you! If she didn’t already have a name, i would name my first born after you.

 

thanks again, 

 

jeff




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