Wireless Goto Connection for Meade LX200 ACF,
LX200 GPS & Classic, RCX400, Celestron and ServoCat
Control your telescope from your computer, wirelessly! Our Bluetooth
wireless adapter is easy to install for a reliable link between your PC
and goto telescope.
No batteries are required for the wireless adapter, it derives power
from your scope's external power source of 11 to 18 volts DC and draws
less than 100 ma. The wireless adapter requires no additional drivers
or software on the PC, and each adapter has a unique PIN number so
there's no interference from others on the field.
Just plug the adapter into your scope's power and RS232 jacks, and
plug your scope power supply into the adapter. We pre-configure the
adapter for your scope type, so installation at the scope is a snap. The
power and data cables are 20" long so the adapter can be mounted
on a tripod leg, pier, scope base, etc with supplied velcro and cable
The good old RS232 connectors on laptop computers are a thing of the
past, but most new computers have internal bluetooth wireless interfaces
or are inexpensive and easy to upgrade.
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Our wireless kits are based on Class 1 (up to 100 meter) bluetooth, with
an external rotatable antenna for long range and reliable operation.
They conform to specs for bluetooth RS232 serial devices. Weighs 6 oz,
4.4" x 2.4" x 1.3".
Configuring the bluetooth on your computer is fairly easy. If your
computer doesn't have bluetooth built in, inexpensive USB adapters
are widely available to add bluetooth to your computer. Your astronomy
software must support COM ports greater than COM4, but that's common
on most packages. Windows bluetooth RS232 port assignments are
normally from COM5 to COM15.
If your installation currently uses as RS232 cable to connect to your
scope, our cable replacement version is plug-and-play and will have
your wireless connection running in minutes! Cable replacement adds
a computer-end Bluetooth dongle that connects to the D9 RS232
connector on your computer, instead of a long cable to the scope. The
computer-end dongle is pre-configured to automatically connect to the
For techies and tinkerers, the bluetooth adapters are available as an
unconfigured kit, with configuration instructions. The adapters can be
configured via the RS232 interface with an "AT" command set, similar
to RS232 modems, and can act as DTE or DCE devices, master or slave.
RTS/CTS handshaking is supported, baud rates from 1200 to 230.4K.
Power required is 5 VDC, less than 100ma, supplied either from the
supplied 120VAC power supply or USB power cable, or from an optional
cigarette lighter adapter. 5 VDC power can also be supplied turu pin 9
of the D9 connector. Two LEDs indicate power and connect status. The
factory manual that covers configuration is included. #JEA1 and #JEA2
also come with 120VAC power supply, USB power cable, D9 gender
changer, and antenna.
Price includes shipping in the USA!
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ScopeStuff Bluetooth Adapter Specs
PC XP Native Bluetooth Setup for Wireless Serial Connection
PC Blue Soleil Bluetooth Setup for Wireless Serial Connection
Bluetooth GPS Tracker Example Application
I wired everything up today and it worked perfectly! Thanks for all your help. You
can now tell anyone your #JCC1 cable replacement kit works fine right out of the
box with a CPC1100 controlled via Maxim DL with Ascom drivers on a MacBook Pro
under XP on the Windows partition (Boot Camp).