This JMI Motofocus electric focuser is designed for use with now-discontinued Meade LX200GPS Schmidt-Cassegrains. The variable speed push-on motor is controlled by the supplied battery-operated hand control. The focuser consists of a plastic focus collar, a variable speed DC motor, the variable speed hand control, and all necessary mounting hardware.
The focus collar attaches in minutes to the rear cell of the telescope, around the telescope focus knob, using a supplied Allen wrench. The push-on DC motor slips over the focus collar. A rubber O-ring inside the motor provides a secure grip on the focus knob centered within the focus collar. The motor is held in place on the focus collar by a nylon thumbscrew in the motor housing. The motor can be easily removed for traveling or storage.
The O-ring gripping the focus knob acts as a slip clutch to prevent damage if the normal telescope focuser travel is exceeded. The telescope focuser can still be used manually if the electric focus motor is removed from the focus collar, which can be done in only 10-15 seconds. The coiled cord cable permanently attached to the motor plugs into the supplied hand control box.
The control box holds a 9-volt battery that will power the focuser for 6 to 8 months of normal use. Pushbuttons control the direction of focuser travel, while a slide switch changes the focus speed from standard to ultra-fine. In addition, if a major focus change is needed, holding down either directional focus pushbutton for more than two seconds will switch the motor into a very high speed mode for gross focus changes until the push button is released. The motor reverts to its fine-focusing speed the next time the pushbutton is depressed.
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