FocusLynx Dual-Focus Controller

$350.00

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FocusLynx Control Hub

Optec’s FocusLynx Controller has years of field experience with multiple connection methods.   Capable of operating two focusers simultaneously and full ASCOM compliance, FocusLynx is the most advanced focus controller available.

Multiple Focusers to Control

The FocusLynx Control Hub can be used with a variety of focusers and focus motor add-ons.  Sold as part of the TCF-Lynx, TCF-Lynx3, and FastFocus focuser packages, FocusLynx can be configured as a true absolute focus controller.  Using Optec’s DirectSync,  QuickSync or Starlight Instrument’s Handy Stepper Motor, FocusLynx can also control the TEC, FeatherTouch, Stellarvue, and other manual focusers with step counting circuitry to function as an ASCOM absolute focuser. Special cables can be used to control most unipolar motors including the MicroTouch and Robo-Focus motors. The optional second stepper daughter board allows use of the Focuser 2 port to control a second focuser of any type.

Functional Specifications:
  • Stepper Motor Control:    bipolar and unipolar stepper motors,
  • Resolution:    999,999 step range per focuser (defaults to 65,535),
  • PC Connectivity:    USB/Serial, Ethernet, or optional 802.11 WiFi,
  • Hand Control:    Optional 2-button with Digital Read-Out,
  • WiFi Connection:    Optional 802.11b/g compatible,
  • Second Stepper:    Optional plug-in daughter board,
  • Input Power:    12VDC univeral power supply (110 to 230VAC input),
  • Alternative Power:    Field battery voltage (13.8VDC) with optional automotive cigarette lighter plug,
  • Software Drivers:    Alpaca, ASCOM local server, X2 native drivers for TheSky X
Physical Specifications:
  • Length:  5.1″ (130mm)
  • Width:  3.2″ (81mm)
  • Height: 1.0″ (27mm)
  • Weight: 10 oz (285 g)
  • Mounting Holes:   Four 4-40 x 1/8″ depth (reverse side)
  • Case Material:  6061 aluminum, anodized black.
FocusLynx Port Connections:
  • Focuser 1:    RJ45 socket for standard Cat-5e/Cat-6 to focuser,
  • Focuser 2:    Optional second stepper board for RJ45 socket,
  • Power:    12VDC input, 2.5 x 5.5mm plug, center pin positive,
  • Network:    Standard RJ45 Ethernet socket,
  • Hand Controller:    RJ22 socket for standard telephone handset cord,
  • Serial:    RJ12 socket for Optec USB/Serial cable (included).
FocusLynx Package Contents:
  • FocusLynx Control Hub,
  • Optec USB/Serial communications cable, 6-ft. length,
  • CAT-5e/CAT-6 Ethernet cable, 6-ft. length,
  • 12VDC 1.25A power supply – 110-240VAC input,
  • UL/CSA compliant wall plug cord,

 

Mounting bracket can be purchased as an option.