Re: Question re TSX and my AP900GTO CP2


Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...>
 

George, thanks! I will see how I'm connecting and arrange it as you've described.

Stuart

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 5:42 PM, George george@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:
 

Stewart,

 

Added info: If you use the ASCOM driver, you will not have a problem.   Apparently, the problem is using TheSkyX native drivers.

 

Regards,

 

George

 

George Whitney

Astro-Physics, Inc.

Phone:  815-282-1513

Email:  george@...

 

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Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Question re TSX and my AP900GTO CP2

 

 

Don et al - I just talked w George and he said I should take the cover off of the CP2 controller and confirm I do have the 'D' chip and if so, it would be worth the money to upgrade to the latest chip for the CP2 which is the E1. Going to a CP3 controller seemed unnecessary. George and I also agreed that since the connection with TSX seemed to be working despite the warning message, I am probably a-okay staying with the CP2 (also, odd that TSX insisted I have at least firmware 'G' when there is no such thing for an AP900GTO CP2).

 

Stuart

 

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 9:16 AM, Stuart Heggie <stuart.j.heggie@...> wrote:

Don, that is on today's list of things to do. Appreciate your help though. 

 

LOTS to like about upgrading to the CP3 but spending a lot right now to commission a second set-up and wallet is getting a wee bit over worked.

 

Stuart

 

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 2:01 AM, Don Anderson jockey_ca@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

I am not sure but I believe it can be upgraded to a certain point. Not sure if the max CP2 upgrade will satisfy TSX. I would get hold of George at AP to find out.

Don

 


From: "Stuart Heggie stuart.j.heggie@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...>
To: "ap-gto@..." <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Question re TSX and my AP900GTO CP2

 

 

Don, thanks. My controller is CP2 not CP3. I am not so sure that it can be upgraded like you've described. Do you know?

 

Stuart

 

 

On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 12:53 AM, Don Anderson jockey_ca@... [ap-gto] <ap-gto@...> wrote:

 

Stuart

The firmware upgrade is done to the CP3 servo controller via a new ROM chip. The cost is about $80. It is a relatively simple procedure and you can do it yourself. Contact George at AP.

Don Anderson


From: "Stuart Heggie stuart.j.heggie@... [ap-gto]" <ap-gto@...>
To: "ap-gto@..." <ap-gto@...>
Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 10:01 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] Question re TSX and my AP900GTO CP2

 

 

All - I looked on the website and didn't find anything quickly so sorry if this was discussed before ...

 

I have Version 'D' of the firmware in my CP2 controller on the AP900GTO. I am just commissioning a second set-up (AP155EDF / AP900GTO / STL11000). Everything is connected and behaving but I am getting the odd communication error on slews via TSX. When I looked more carefully into the help on TSX it states that it requires version 'G' or higher of the firmware.

 

How do I update my firmware? (this mount has been in storage for quite a few years so it is certainly out of date)

 

Or do I have to upgrade to the CP3 controller? (ouch)

 

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