thanks Rob.

I am on a Mac, and the driver (non INDI) that PHD2 uses to control the mount when I use PHD2 outside of EKOS is called EQ-Mac.

Is the EQ-Mod Indi Driver, the equivalent for the AZ/EQ5, and EKOS?

also so far I have been using a standard USB cable, directly from from my Mac to the Synscan Hand controller, and putting the mount in PC Direct Mode. then the control signal runs through the Hand Controller which becomes passive.

do you think I need a EQ Direct Cable? note my mount also has USB input as well as the Hand Controller input.

thanks Spaceman