This Pier/Tripod Control Box Adapter (CBAPT) can be used with the GTOCP4, GTOCP3 and GTOCP2 control boxes when they are mounted on the side of a pier or tripod.
This control box adapter been shipped with all Mach1GTO mounts after April 15, 2007. It was not provided with the first production run of this mount, however can be purchased as an upgrade. Note that if you purchase the GTOCP4, you will need this adapter.
This adapter can be used in place of the fabric pouch originally provided with your GTOCP3 or GTOCP2. If you upgrade to the GT0CP4, this is the preferred method for securing the control box. It will not fit into the original fabric pouch.
900GTO and 1200GTO:
If you plan to purchase the GTOCP4 and attach it to the side of your pier, rather than the R.A. axis, this is the adapter that you will need.
The Control Box Adapter features thumb screws on one end and a dovetail on the other to fit the dovetail grooves on your control box. The adapter can be mounted from four different attachment points including the top one which angles the control box out a bit to clear legs or struts. The adapter also can be mounted with either end up or down if a particular orientation works better for your situation. A full assortment of fasteners is provided for the various mounting applications. See our Guidelines for Using 6" Trays and the Control Box Adapter for more information.
If you find that parts of your pier or tripod interfere with the placement of this adapter, you may wish to consider our Q6280KIT, which features a 1.8" (46mm) extension.
It might be possible to use it with OEM mounts that use our GTO Servo Drive System depending on the pier configuration.
Control box adapter
Fasteners as shown on Mounting Plate Fastener Chart