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Subject:	LNT Smartfinder and DS2114
Sent:	Monday, March 21, 2011 18:52:58
From:	Josh D. Carlson (
I purchased a Meade DS2114 which did not come with the LNT module (it
was supposed to, but that's a long story)... Anyway, I recently picked
up a LNT module which was supposed to be for an ETX90. It looked the
same as the ones I've seen for a DS model and it was cheap so I got it
(posting on Astromart). The problem is that it isn't wired to the
RJ11(?) plug so I obviously can't plug it into the AUX port.

There are four wires coming from the unit (blue, green, red and yellow)
so I figure I can just wire it up myself. I guess my first question is
will this work?  2nd, is there a wiring diagram or any instructions
available so I can do this? 3rd, what would be a good way to mount this?
I currently have the Non-LNT Red dot finder installed... And finally, I
assume I should also purchase the Atomic Update Module for this if all

Thank you for your Help!

Josh D. Carlson
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Mike here: The LNT is wired up internally. All the info I have is in the LNT section on the Helpful Information: Telescope Tech Tips page. You might find some info there that will help.


Thanks Mike. I'll take a look.

Also thank you for a really great site! I find it extremely helpful and
plan to donate when I get a few extra bucks... :)

Josh D. Carlson

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