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Old 23-09-2020, 09:45 AM
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USB to Com: How to change?

I have 5 x EQ. mounts that all connect to a PC via a USB cable.

The software is SkyX serious edition which does not recognise these USB inputs only Com connections, so I need to assign a USB to read as a Com port so Sky X can connect.

How does one change a USB to read as a Com port?

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Old 23-09-2020, 10:00 AM
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You'll need a USB to serial converter like this https://www.lindy.com.au/usb-to-rs-2...-com-retention

But before buying one talk to Gary (Kuringai) here on IIS to confirm which one to use for your particular application and OS.
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Old 23-09-2020, 10:10 AM
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Hmmm...
USB port is visible by windows as serial port.
Have a look at

(right click MyComputer -> Manage -> Device manager -> Ports.
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You'll need a USB to serial converter like this https://www.lindy.com.au/usb-to-rs-2...-com-retention

But before buying one talk to Gary (Kuringai) here on IIS to confirm which one to use for your particular application and OS.

I just need to change the Com1 port to a USB so it reads as another Com# so how does one change/assign a USB to read as a Com connection?

All of my SW and Titan 50 mounts are USB outputs, not Serial. If they were, I nave heaps of RS232/USB converters.
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Hmmm...
USB port is visible by windows as serial port.
Have a look at

(right click MyComputer -> Manage -> Device manager -> Ports.
All I see is Com1 and LPI. I need to assign a USB to read as a Com so how is that done?
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Old 23-09-2020, 10:50 AM
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All I see is Com1 and LPI. I need to assign a USB to read as a Com so how is that done?

You need a driver then.
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You need a driver then.
What sort of driver?
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Old 23-09-2020, 11:24 AM
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It should come with mount, I am guessing.
Also it could be FTDI driver or CH340 driver.
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What model mounts are they?
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