Re: #ASCOM #EXOS2 Problems Stellarium ASCOM scope control and ExploreStars #EXOS2 #ASCOM

Jerry Hubbell - Explore Scientific VP Engineering

On Sat, Aug 14, 2021 at 06:04 PM, Stan wrote:
POTH would typically not connect, saying it could not find the mount. Occasionally, I would see an error thrown by POTH, but did not write it down. 
Some or most people may not realize that you cannot connect with POTH until the PMC-Eight has completed booting as indicated by the flashing green process light. It takes approximately 10 seconds to boot up. If this is the first instance of connecting to the Serial Port during this session, then the PMC-Eight will reboot AGAIN because the Virtual Com Port driver sends a Data Terminal Ready (DTR) signal when started which is used by the PMC-Eight processor to reboot. So, it could take up to 20-30 seconds to establish a good connection that will be reliable,
Jerry Hubbell
Vice President of Engineering

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