Re: cable snag, broken wire...

Howard Hedlund

Hi Jeff,

I have conferred with Wally, our A-P mount supervisor, and he has
confirmed that you have repaired the Y-cable correctly. Job well done!

Mag. 7 skies!

Howard Hedlund

Astro-Physics, Inc.



From: ap-gto@... [mailto:ap-gto@...] On Behalf
Of Jeff
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 10:03 AM
To: ap-gto@...
Subject: [ap-gto] cable snag, broken wire...

Rolando/Marj and anyone else that may be interested...

I managed to snag the dec cable on the 1200. (My bad.)

Anyhow, I got the yellow light, and the dec motor stopped working.
Once everything was unsnagged, the dec was still misbehaving - motor
if S was pressed, and yellow light if N presses (iirc).

(and this was at the start of the night.)

After disassembling the "Y" connector of the cable (i.e. the connector
the control box), I found a disconnected green wire on the DEC cable.
There was a tiny bit of solder-tinned wire attached to the pin with RA
wire, so I suspected this was the remainder of the DEC green wire where
(The green DEC wire from the cable also seemed to 'point' in that
...and there didnt seem to be any other place for the DEC green wire.)

So I soldered the DEC green wire to the RA green wire, assembled the
connector, and the mount seems to be working fine.

I just wanted to confirm that the green DEC wire should indeed be
to the green RA wire.


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