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Product Description

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Introducing 5V EAF, this electronic focuser, like its previous version, enables precise, dynamic focus control for planetary and deep-sky imaging, while only connected to a 5V USB-port.

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Features:

  1. Highly integrated design
  2. Support ASCOM platform and various ASCOM-compatible third-party software
  3. Support INDI
  4. Support original software such as ASIAIR and ASIStudio
  5. Support automatic focusing for DSO imaging
  6. Support handle controller and manual focusing
  7. Support temperature sensor
  8. USB HID device and driver-free
  9. Stable and durable

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Compared to the old version of the EAF focuser, the main change of the 5V EAF is to eliminate the need for a 12V power supply port. Now you can directly connect it to your camera, laptop or ASIAIR PRO via the USB 2.0 port and use a cable for both data transmission and power supply! This makes the cable management much easier, as well as reducing the need for additional power outlets.

The innovative decorative pattern on the EAF is inspired by the changes of Airy disk during focusing showing how the focusing curve gives a local minimum at best focus – giving an easy explanation on how the EAF works just with a glance on the cover!

EAF连线细节

There are two variants of the 5V EAF:

Standard Version: EAF body, flexible coupling, motor bracket, USB2.0 cable.

Advanced Version: EAF body, flexible coupling, motor bracket, USB2.0 cable, hand controller, temperature sensor.

You could purchase the standard version first, and then buy other accessories to upgrade in the future.

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The casing of the hand controller uses environment-friendly ABS-material.  It has a 3.5mm female socket. The design aims at giving you the best ergonomic grip, so that you focus (pun intended J ) on capturing images!

The hand controller provides an easy method of focusing the telescope, featuring IN- and OUT-buttons, a 2-line display, slow and fast speed rate control.

A “must-have” option for EAF users!

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Support list:

SkyWatcher Astrophotography Reflectors, SkyWatcher Black Diamond, SkyWatcher Dobsonians, SkyWatcher Maksutov-Newtonians.

SharpStar telescopes,

SkyRover telescopes,

TS Optics,

Astro Tech,

Feather Touch,

Please be aware that not all models from the brands above are supported.  You can read the following instruction for the full supported list of telescopes and the different connection methods:

ZWO EAF Compatible Focuser List & Connecting Methods

More models will be supported in the future. Please stay tuned.

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Parameters:

Size: 59mm x 52mm x 41mm

Moter: Step moter, 35mm diameter, 7.5° step angle

Reduction ratio: 120

Power/Data port: USB2.0 port, Type-B

Weight: 277g

Capacity: 5kg

 

Connecting diagram

EAF连接示意图

Mechanical diagram

EAF-5V结构尺寸图

What’s in the box

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ZWO EAF bracket for Takahashi Scope

(this part is defined as optional accessories for ZWO EAF)

Support List:

Takahashi FSQ85

Takahashi FSQ106 (except for the first generation)

Takahashi TOA-130NFB

Mechanical diagram:

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What’s in the box?

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ZWO EAF Bracket for Celestron C8/C9.25/C11/C14

(this part is defined as optional accessories for ZWO EAF)

This bracket is designed to work with C8, C9, C11 and C14 the Celestron SCT scopes. You can directly connect it to the scopes without using the feather touch focusers.

It is CNC milled from an aircraft graded aluminum block. Quality reliable.

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The detailed supported list:

EAF-SCT支持型号列表-英文

Mechanical Diagram:

Mechanical Diagram-ZWO-EAF-SCT-Bracket

What’s in the box?

1. For Celestron C8 and C9.25

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Flexible coupling x1

Motor bracket x1

M4-8mm x2

M3-14mm x3

2. For Celestron C11 and C14

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Flexible coupling x1

Motor bracket x1

M4-8mm x2

M3-35mm x3

M4-35mm x3

Shipping

Fast Shipping: we will choose DHL, UPS, FedEx etc to deliver it. Usually you will get your package within 7-14 days.

  • Fast Shipping(amount ≧ 199USD) for free
  • Fast Shipping(amount < 199USD) : $20.00 (We do not provide free shipping from now on.)

Introduction

  1. It will take around 60-90 days for shipment via ePacket/China Post Registered Air Mail/EMS, which can’t be guaranteed due to force majeure. If you can’t get the air mail package after 2months, please let us know ASAP: info@zwoptical.com
  2. Customers from Brazil and Chile should leave a message to provide your CPF or CNPJ as your custom needs it.
  3. Customers from Russia need to provide the complete English name with three words as well as the English shipping address.

Tracking site

DGM: http://webtrack.dhlglobalmail.com/?locale=en-US

China air mail: http://www.17track.net/en

 

Tax

  • The price list on our website is USD without tax.
  • Please note that buyers are liable to pay tax involved, such as Import tax, VAT , customs handling fee, etc. The additional fees may be collected at time of delivery by courier.
  • For best local service we advise customers buy our cameras form local dealers.

Warranty and Return Policy

1. ZWO will provide a 2-year free warranty service (Warranty Period) for ZWO products purchased by Users from ZWO (“Products”) in accordance with this Policy, commencing on the day following receipt of the Products by Users. For ASIAIR Plus users, commencing on the day of device activation.

2. If a User encounters the following Dead on Arrival (DOA) and contacts ZWO within the corresponding time limit to issue the Product purchase invoice and relevant evidence, ZWO will provide door-to-door pick-up service and, as appropriate, after-sale replacement (or partial replacement), repair or return (or partial return) service for the following Products:
1) Product quality problem
Provided that a User detects a quality problem and contacts ZWO within 30 days after receipt of the Products, and ZWO support team confirms that the Products indeed have a quality problem or defect after their inspection, ZWO will provide free replacement service towards such Products;
2) Product transportation problem
Provided that a User finds obvious signs of bubbling, serious overstocking, or deformation on the outer package of the Products upon receipt of the Products, and provides ZWO with pictures of the outer package and proof of receipt within 3 days after receipt of such Products, ZWO support team will verify the actual shipper and determine the responsible party for such transportation problem. In the event that ZWO is the actual shipper, ZWO will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service, however, if the Products are directly sold or transported to the User by an agent of ZWO, the agent will be responsible for providing the relevant return or replacement service.

3. If the Products are under the following circumstances, they are not within the scope of warranty service, ZWO may provide maintenance services to the Users:
1) The Warranty Period of the Products has expired; or
2) The Products are injected into liquid or affected by moisture or corrosion; or
3) The Products are damaged by an external force (such as the broken of the camera protection window glass, the deformation of the product shell, the broken of the USB port, etc.); or
4) Disassembling, repairing by a third party, refurbishment of the Products (such as downloading erroneous firmware) without the written authorization of ZWO; or
5) The product system is modified, or the maintenance notice is lost or changed; or
6) Product quality problem caused by installation not following the requirements or instructions for the Products; or
7) Physical damage or failure of the Products caused by the force majeure (such as strong vibration or extrusion such as flood, fire, earthquake, or thunder stroke); or
8)Damage caused by the improper User operation during the period of shooting or use, such as using without the equipment protection or direct shooting of the sun; or
9) No valid purchase invoice or warranty certificate; or
10) The Products are second-hand products.
Any quality problem with the accessories or other parts of the Products is not a condition for the return or change of the Products, and the User may solely request to replace the accessories with new ones, which shall be handled after verification by ZWO support team.
If the issue with your ZWO product was caused by certain damage (such as severe damage not covered by the 2-year warranty), you might have to pay the replacement value.

4. For the normal repair or replacement of the Products during the Warranty Period, the User will bear the return cost. When returning the Products, Users shall specify the actual reasons for the damage to the Products, and shall provide the corresponding valid certificates, such as pictures or videos, etc.
For the Products that need to be replaced after being confirmed by ZWO in writing, the User shall return the Products with the complete package, together with all accessories, manuals, etc., to the address designated by ZWO.
By sending back the product to ZWO, the User agrees to pay out-of-warranty fees that may arise during the repair process of the product. ZWO will send back the product after charging.

5. If a User encounters any problem during the use of ZWO Products, you may at any time contact ZWO for technical support via ZWO Support.

For the Products that need to be returned for after-sales service, ZWO will provide the corresponding RMA code for reference.
ZWO will not accept any products having no RMA code that have been returned privately without ZWO written confirmation.

6. If a User purchases the ZWO Products from a ZWO agent, the User may contact the ZWO agent directly for the relevant after-sales service.

Our website is always updated with the most recent camera drivers as well as software for DSO and planetary imaging. Please make sure the most recent driver and software has been installed before you start shooting:

It is also recommended to read the Manuals first before shooting.

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    Does the C8 bracket work on old C8? My model is from 1990.




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      I think this article will be helpful to you;https://www.yuque.com/zwopkb/hardware/eaf-support-list




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    Can I use the ZWO EAF with the Celestron NexStar 6SE? If yes, which adapter kit is required?




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    I have one EAF and have two more in shipment, Will the EAF focus a planet?




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      You can use the HC or the software with the EAF to focus a planet.




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    which configuration should be ordered to attach EAF to SkyWatcher 130/650 ?




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