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Old 16-05-2016, 11:45 PM
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Hi Gav,

First.....I know very little about steppers and drivers.

The 2" pillow block mount I'm still building has a Byers 359 tooth 10" gear. I ordered it with a stepper motor. I sent details of gear and stepper (which is a Hurst and the same as the Losmandy G 11) to AWR Tech in the UK.

Alan Buckman from AWR built the controller to work with the stepper I had.

The hand control is a stand alone box that has RA and Dec leads. The Dec works with a G 11 Hurst Stepper, same as the RA motor.

Alan has been around for a long time and has vast amounts of know how about telescope drives. The AWR controller I bought does what it's meant to do, and cost 190 UK Pounds. Send an email with details of what you have and want to do. I rang Alan too....very helpful gentleman

The Losmandy drives are for 360 teeth gears and are a 1:1...direct coupling thing.

Here is the AWR tech link http://www.awrtech.co.uk/

Hope this is of some help to you...It was my solution to much the same problem you have. Electronics is another world to me


Matt
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