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Old 18-01-2022, 03:01 PM
Startrek (Martin)
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Thanks, you obviously have an older unit

Iíve just watched a podcast from Skywatcher USA on the new EQ8-R mount and the USB3 hub ports are only passive not active ( just short USB3.0 cable between ports ) and unpowered.
So if you run USB3 cable from mount ports to a laptop say a few metres away , you still need an active USB3 cable to carry full USB3 bandwidth from laptop to equipment on the mount

I think the original problem with the EQ8-R was that the USB3 ports were not fully USB3 compliant so they only worked with USB2

When I eventually order and receive my mount , Iím going to make sure I have a plethora of USB3 active cables , powered hubs etc... so Iím not second guessing

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