Friday, June 5, 2009

PC equipment updates

Since I will update my HEQ-5 mount to GoTo-option, I need a RS232 -serial connection to laptop. I have a already a USB-to-serial converter, but it only has a one serial port. So I have ordered DeLock PCMCIA -adapter card, providing 4 COM-ports. This would allow to connect a mount itself and two focusers -> one port would be still free.

Installation was pretty straightforward: plug in the card, select manually suitable drivers for win XP and final testing of card. To control panel, four COM -ports were added:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool post as for me. I'd like to read something more about that topic. The only thing I would like to see on that blog is some pictures of any gizmos.
Jeff Flouee
Phone jammers