Tuesday, June 04, 2019

between north and south

Tested the ETX on an external power supply and my custom pigtail power cord. Verified 4.5 volts direct current and centre tip positive. When I plugged it in initially, nothing happened. But as soon as I touched the direction switch, the motor started running. Whew!

This had flickered through my brain on Sunday night...

When I attach the Manfrotto tripod hexplate to the base of the mount, it just touches the North-South toggle switch.

Sunday night I inspected the base of the Meade mount and thought the direction switch looked funny. Half-way between N and S. Should have remounted it...

Anyways. It works! And there was much rejoicing.

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