Jump to content

  •  

CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.

Photo

CI-700 RA connector direction

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Claytoncramer

Claytoncramer

    Vostok 1

  • *****
  • topic starter
  • Posts: 136
  • Joined: 07 Dec 2007

Posted 20 April 2021 - 10:42 AM

I have been having problems with my RA on my CI-700.  I think in the last move, I may have disconnected the cables from the RA mount and put them back on incorrectly.   Can you post pictures of both ends?



#2 CCD-Freak

CCD-Freak

    Vendor - Portable Observatories

  • *****
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 2,256
  • Joined: 17 Jan 2008
  • Loc: Whitesboro,Texas

Posted 27 April 2021 - 09:47 PM

The RA cable has a modular plug that attaches to the motor and a blue inline plug turned so the wires face the pier.  I don't have any pictures at hand.  I cropped an image to show the cables connected.

 

CI-700 cables.JPG

 

Hope this helps



#3 Geo.

Geo.

    Vendor - Nexstar Parts

  • *****
  • Vendors
  • Posts: 5,573
  • Joined: 01 Oct 2008
  • Loc: Upstate NY

Posted 02 May 2021 - 10:36 AM

Dec is pretty fool proof straight thru cable with 6P6C modular plugs each end. Ends interchangeable. RA has a Molex connector at one end and a modular at the other. The Molex can be plugged in in two orientations if you are not careful. 

 

4 pin Molex.jpg

 

The pin offset and the locking tabs will indicate the proper orientation.

 

 


  • CCD-Freak likes this


CNers have asked about a donation box for Cloudy Nights over the years, so here you go. Donation is not required by any means, so please enjoy your stay.


Recent Topics






Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics