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TOPIC: Shoestring USB-serial with StellarMate

Shoestring USB-serial with StellarMate 1 week 2 days ago #29568

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Has anyone tested this USB-serial cable with EKOS to control a Skywatcher Mount. I’m using EKOS on a StellarMate.

www.bintel.com.au/product/shoestring-usb2-eq5-interface/

I’ve been using their Bluetooth serial adapter but it just failed after only about 3mths of use. I’m thinking the cable will be more reliable than their BT adapter.

Thanks in advance.

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Shoestring USB-serial with StellarMate 1 week 2 days ago #29576

Actually I have not tried the cable, but can report that the BT adapter works reasonably well, at least in my case.

If I may ask - what exactly is not working?

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Shoestring USB-serial with StellarMate 1 week 2 days ago #29578

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It has completely stopped working, not lights on it, no response to pairing commands, nothing. Agree, the BT adapter has been good (until now).

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Shoestring USB-serial with StellarMate 1 week 2 days ago #29582

It might be a dirty word (Windows) but have you tried it on Windows to see if it works - might not be the BT

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Shoestring USB-serial with StellarMate 1 week 1 day ago #29596

I have the exact cable that I've been using since 2014, no issues at all. I used it with HEQ5 and EQ8 now.

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Shoestring USB-serial with StellarMate 1 week 20 hours ago #29616

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it's not registering on the StellarMate or on my Mac. Both have successfully connected and driven the mount before. Both can't be broken. It's the adapter is my 2cents.

I might try this cable seeing as Jasem has tested and used it extensively. Jasem I'm assuming you are using this with StellarMate? Is that correct.

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Shoestring USB-serial with StellarMate 15 hours 57 minutes ago #29747

Yes, I use it all the time with StellarMate.

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