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iOptron drivers differences

2 months 2 days ago
Gonzothegreat
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iOptron drivers differences #60921
I would like to know the differences between the following two drivers please.
And which one is actually the best choice for my CEM25p?

driver 1: INDI iEQ v1.5
indi_ieq_telescope

Mount Hand Controller RS232 Version Latest Firmware (HC, main, RA/DEC)
CEM60/CEM60EC 8407 2014 V2.0 V170322,V161101,V161101
iEQ30 Pro/iEQ45 Pro 8407 2014 V2.0 V170322,V161101,V161101
AZ Mount Pro 8407 2014 V2.0 V170322,V170410,N/A
CEM25/CEM25EC/CEM25P 8408 2014 V2.0 V170518,N/A,V170106
Cube II/Cube Pro w/8408 8408 2014 V2.0 V170518,V160610,N/A
SmartEQ Pro+ 8408 2014 V2.0 V170518, V161028,N/A



driver 2: CEM120 v1.1
indi_ioptronv3_telescope

This INDI driver is not limited to CEM120 as it supports the following iOptron mounts:
CEM120-EC2 with firmware 20171001 and later
CEM120-EC with firmware 20171001 and later
CEM120 with firmware 20171001 and later
CEM60-EC with firmware 20171001 and later
CEM60 with firmware 20171001 and later
iEQ45 Pro (EQ and AA mode) with firmware 20171001 and later
iEQ30 Pro with firmware 20171001 and later
CEM25-EC with firmware 20171001 and later
CEM25(/P) with firmware 20171001 and later
SmartEQ Pro+ with firmware 20171001 and later
AZ Mount Pro with firmware 20171001 and later
Cube Pro with 8408 (EQ and AA mode) with firmware 20171001 and later
Cube II (EQ and AA mode) with firmware 20171001 and later


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2 months 2 days ago
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iOptron drivers differences #60950
There is a Legacy driver that looks to be compatible with many iOptron mounts. This is the one I use because the firmware of my CEM60 is not up to date. So I can't use the CEM60 specific driver.
I guess that at least you can use it

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2 months 2 days ago
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iOptron drivers differences #60953
ok thanks, if I use the indi_ioptronv3_telescope driver, not much is working with my CEM25p and it has the latest firmware.

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2 months 1 day ago
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iOptron drivers differences #60957
I think I now understand why it's the iEQ driver being used, follow up from my post here


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2 months 1 day ago
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iOptron drivers differences #60973
As the driver name indi_ioptronv3_telescope suggests, this is only for mounts that support version 3 of the serial communication protocol. To my knowledge, those are at the moment only the CEM120 and the new CEM70. The other CEMs do use version 2.5 of the protocol, and therefore don't work with the v3 driver.
So I think the driver page needs some documentation update?

For the 'smaller' ioptrons there's the old version of the driver, indi_ieqlegacy_telescope, and the new, refactored indi_ieq_telescope. I have not used the legacy one on a while, but it used to work with my CEM60EC (but doesn't support all features IIRC).

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2 months 1 day ago
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iOptron drivers differences #60995
makes sense, thanks.
The documentation is not accurate, hence the confusion as to which driver to use.

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