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25-07-2016, 08:44 PM
i know i have left this far too late but what are the pin connections to make a heqpro 5 hand controller long lead?

25-07-2016, 08:47 PM
An Ethernet RJ45 patch lead (not a cross-over cable) will work.

25-07-2016, 09:08 PM
so you're saying an off the shelf cat5 cable will work?:question:

25-07-2016, 09:49 PM
Yep, that works fine David, that is what I did with my EQ6, added a standard Cat5 cable with a joiner to connect the two cables.

26-07-2016, 12:46 AM
Yep, it works fine. I always keep a patch lead in my accessory case, in case the SkyWatcher curly cord breaks one day.

26-07-2016, 06:26 PM
I'm sure I made you one a few astrofests ago, perhaps for the EQ6 but I think I made you a long cat5 cable and an adapter to use with the EQ6....:confuse3:

26-07-2016, 07:44 PM
+1 Definitely works.....

26-07-2016, 08:47 PM
yes you most certainly did make one for the EQ8 and i am still in awe:D:thumbsup:

26-07-2016, 08:48 PM
bought a 5m cat5e

Derek Klepp
27-07-2016, 06:14 AM
Dave I use a 10m one it works fine even after years in and out of the Sun.

05-08-2016, 08:57 AM
I changed my far too short supplied curly cable with a 1m modem/router cable. A lot easier to use :thumbsup: