I also use Bluetooth on my AP1200GTO and with the help of Howard
from AP he sent me the pinout of Com port 1 and Com port 2 and I can
say without a doubt the Bluetooth adapter will not work without a
Power Source. I took an built a little additional circuit (DC/DC Step
down Convertor)to come off the 12.0 Volt input connector where it
mounts to the circuit Board.(Howard was a little concern with me
initially leaching power off any of their current supplies as the
regulator get warm with both servos motors are running, so I opted to
build my own supply) The Convertor gives me 5.0 Volts to run
my "Socket" Bluetooth adapter. Pin # 9 is open per the Pinout of Com
1 that Howard set to me. So I tie the 5.0 volts to pin 9 on Com port
1 to power the adapter.
I am currently running a Pocket PC (IPAQ 2795) with the Sky with
T-point (although I haven't had a chance to generate a pointing model
yet in T-point). The only issue I am finding is running Bluetooth on
the Pocket PC is battery life and I just purchased the heavy duty
battery pack that has twice the standard battery packs capacity. I
will post pictures of design and setup in a bit my personal life is a
little busy currently.
Best Regards and for Gods sake how about some clear
Skies up here in the Northeast during a new moon, Ron S
--- In ap-gto@..., "Jeff Young" <jey@...> wrote:
Cool. I'll be very interested to find out....
From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...]
Behalf Of dtlnew
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:20 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: bluetooth to the mount!
I didn't try without the battery yet, but I will this
doubt it will work, but I'll let you know...
--- In ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%
, "Jeff Young" <jey@> wrote:
> Dick --
> Did you need to use the BlueConsole's external 9V battery,
> sufficient power on the mount's RS232 ports?
> -- Jeff.
> From: ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%
[mailto:ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> ]
> Behalf Of dtlnew
> Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 6:17 PM
> To: ap-gto@... <mailto:ap-gto%
> Subject: [ap-gto] Re: bluetooth to the mount!
> Your description of when synch should be used is consistent
> instructions. What I was specifically doing was using "The
> synch command on the telescope tab of the object information
> I have no idea if that does a sync or rcal, or something
> -Dick Locke
> --- In ap-gto@...
> , "Dennis Persyk" <dpersyk@> wrote:
> > Hello Dick,
> > Thanks for the informative web page. I was concerned about
> > advice regarding "re-synching": "So the strategy is to
> slew to
> > a bright star in the part of the sky you want to be in,
> re-synch the
> > mount to that star after you slew, and then you will have
> > accuracy in that part of the sky."
> > I thought sync is applied only to the first star of the
> session and
> > Rcal is used thereafter to tweak the mount pointing to a
> > sector of the sky. I'm sure Roland will clarify this - it
> > come up about a gazillion times in the past few years I've
> been on
> > the list.
> > Clear skies,
> > Dennis Persyk
> > Igloo Observatory Home Page http://dpersyk.home.att.net
> <http://dpersyk.home.att.net <http://dpersyk.home.att.net>
> > Hampshire, IL
> > New Images http://home.att.net/~dpersyk/new.htm
> > --- In ap-gto@...
> <mailto:ap-gto%40yahoogroups.com> , "dtlnew" <dtlnew@>
> > >
> > > The skies have not cooperated much since my 900GTO
> > it's
> > > been out a couple of times. Yesterday I was able to get
> > bluetooth
> > > connection going between my laptop and the mount. See
> > >
> > >
> > > -Dick Locke
> > >
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