The MWD Astronomy Autofocus Clutch Manual Release Coupler provides the ability to switch between autofocus and manual adjustment in seconds without tools.
As the MWD Astronomy team notes, “Simply tighten or loosen the collar to switch modes of focus which protects your motor and focuser gears if you run out of travel in the drawtube. The clutch will slip before the gears in the focuser get damaged! Quickly get close to focus by hand and then switch to the motor for quick and perfect focus control. Packing up for the night and forgot to rack the focuser in to fit in your case? Now you can rack the focuser back in without getting your power cords back out!”
The couplers are professionally made from aluminum and Delrin and can stand up to filter wheels, large cameras and focal reducers. The company has tested the accessory with top brands including Moonlite, ZWO EAF, Focus Cube 2 and more and the clutches held more weight than the top brand motors could produce and would fault out before the clutch would slip.
To order the MWD Astronomy Autofocus Clutch Manual Release Coupler measure your shaft diameter and select from the available menu on the company website.
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