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#1 akvammevy

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 06:32 PM

What are the two contacts for on the Celestron C14 forks, are they needed at all for operations. Because I was thinking of removing them and attaching a encoder to the middle because the middle doesn't move with the forks I think. I would like the encoder to be 1 to 1so I don't have to deal with a belt. right now a encoder is driving by a belt on the bottom of the forks. Any help would be appreciated 

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 08:31 PM

The old C14 fork included a DEC motor, the DEC motor was powered thru the contacts in the center. Somewhere in the archives here is a schematic, I'll see if I can find it.

 

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Posted 18 May 2024 - 08:46 PM

Some info here: https://www.cloudyni...c#entry11850413

 

I no longer own one of these, I may have simply traced the wires back to the dec motor.



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Posted 18 May 2024 - 11:36 PM

Thank you for the help


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