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Old 18-06-2017, 03:02 PM
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Lodestar Plug Protection

This might be of interest to lodestar owners. The USB/ST4 plug design is a disaster waiting to happen. There have been a number of reports online where people ripped off the plugs or simply cut the cables flush with the back of the guider. Even though you can find a few commercial solutions to protect the connections for ~$1.50 you can get a PVC joiner in your local Bunning's plumbing aisle that will fit perfectly. It even has an indentation inside to stop it sliding halfway. What's not to like. EAN is: 931984035968.
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Old 18-06-2017, 03:27 PM
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That's very neat, Marc! I will have to grab one.
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Old 18-06-2017, 10:02 PM
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I like it!

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..huh?
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Old 19-06-2017, 06:55 AM
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That will protect the plugs from shearing or the cables bending the ports. At worst they'll unpluggoing straight up not fubar the guider sideways which has been an issue.
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Old 19-06-2017, 02:02 PM
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Nice, I have been meaning to design and 3D print a solution but this is will certainly do the job. Will get one for my QHY5LII too. Ta for the tip
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