I received a replacement SkyBT unit today (8-13-2018) & am still having the same issue. Am I doing something wrong? Is the 5v USB power cord making the unit wonkie? (two units-same problem). The unit shows a solid red LED when connected via USB, but the power button does not respond & there is no green light to be seen. When I try with battery power, there's no light at all & no response from the unit.
Please help! Thanks.
Here's my original submitted request:
Greetings. I recently ordered a SkyBT BlueTooth Telescope Controller (Order #72385) and received it today (7-21-2018). Unfortunately, the unit appears to be defective. The red power LED turns on when connected to a 5V USB source, but it will not respond when the red button is depressed. No green light turns on even after repeated power cycles and red button pushing attempts. I tried using AAA batteries instead of the USB power source, but in that case the red LED would not turn on at all. I verified battery orientation and replaced then several times, but still no red LED when using batteries as a power source.
Ki6fxu July 21, 2018 23:40
PS. The power cord used is a 3A 1.7mm Male to USB Type-A Power Cable, directly connected to a 5v USB port.
BTW, I also have a SkiFi device which has worked well with my PC & IOS devices. I was hoping to be able to use my android phone as well, which is why I ordered the SkyBT. I noticed on your website that theSkyBT are back ordered. If there is no fix for the above problem, will that be an issue in getting a replacement?