The latest version of ASICAP has native support for the EAF. Other software packages will require the use of an ASCOM driver.
EAF ASCOM drivers can be found on the ZWO website:
Download and install the ASCOM driver and launch the EAF dashboard from within your astronomy software.
Introduction of ASCOM driver interface
Note: If you do not have EAF temperature sensor, you can use the inner temperature sensor to detect.
Connecting EAF to your Astronomy Software
There are many kinds of imaging software. We have listed the setting steps of EAF in the mainstream software, so that you can set the EAF in the software more quickly.
1.Open the focuser control panel.
1. On the ASIAIR main screen find the icon for the EAF.
1.Open Sharpcap settings.
2.Choose ZWO focuser.
1.Open the focuser panel in settings menu.
2.Check ”Use ASCOM Focuser”
Sequence Generator Pro
Maxim DL Pro
1. Open “Observatory panel”, in “Focuser 1” option, click “Choose…”.
1.Open “Telescope” menu, and select “Telescope Setup”
2.Select “Focuser Setup”
5.Choose ZWO Focuser
Additional Installation Information
There is significant torque from the EAF stepper motor. We recommended setting the 0 position and the maximum number of steps as a first step to prevent possible damage to the focuser.
For the standard bracket installation:
The 0 position is recommended to be set to the position when the focuser is fully retracted.
The maximum number of steps is recommended to be set to a limit position less than or equal to the full focuser stroke.
For the curved saddle installation:
The 0 position is recommended to be set near the focus of the focus of the focus holder.
The maximum number of steps is recommended to be set to a limit position less than or equal to the focus seat stroke.
It has to be powered by 12V DC 0.5A and up.