Re: SERIAL PORTS (was: cannot connect gto CP3 to the SKy 6)
Your problem isn't with the conversion of serial to USB.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Your problem is most likely with investing in box-store Chinese brand-X to
perform the conversion.
Waikoloa, HI 96738
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Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:36 PM
Subject: [ap-gto] Re: SERIAL PORTS (was: cannot connect gto CP3 to the SKy
Apparently, there are quite a few other folks that don't have a problem with
USB. All of my other devices such as main camera, guider, and focuser all
are USB. The only device I have an issue is the one developed over 50 years
ago-the serial port on the AP mount.
I understand the idea that "if it aint' broke, don't fix it." But again, I
had to buy an expensive device to convert it to USB which AP recommends on
their site to use that didn't work, and I would say that is a bigger problem
than any issue in using USB-at least for me who is now $150 poorer and with
a device that doesn't work.
Yes, I undertand the stability of RS-232. It should be, it was developed
over 50 years ago.
But when most computers and laptops sold today no longer even have serial
ports, and you have to convert the serial to USB anyway, it seems like it
may be time to catch up to the 21st century, even if it is a step backward.
How about this-put both a USB AND a RS232 port on the controller. Then you'd
have the best(and worst) of both standards and could take your pick.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Norvich" <snorvich@...> wrote:
to the Astro-Physics GTO1600. I was never comfortable with thecompetition
s USB oriented solution.universal
denominator for decades and will likely continue to be so for decades tobe
converted to anything without an intervening pair of computers and theright
software on both ends, which usually doesn't exist. Not to mention thedriver-software
related. Just about everything coming out of China has Chinese-writtenmy
experience, the best and most trouble-free adapters use FTDI chips.of
serial interfaces and the unending grief experienced by their usersrelated
to USB problems is infamous. In fact iOptron's most recent GOTO mountshave
gone back to serial interfaces! Good news for people with iOptron mountsit's
USB 1 peripherals. USB 4 ports are unlikely to support USB 1 or 2
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