Do EQMOD and HC (hand controller) use the same method of parking?
Both EQMOD and HC use the same method of parking. In HC mode, the mount initializes the ring counter values and assumes the home position (the same position manually pointed by the user to NCP upon power up). EQMOD also uses the same position as the home position. User also has to manually point the mount to the home position which is also NCP. The only condition for the usage to be interchangeable (EQMOD vs HC) is to position the worm gear to the same spot where it was found at power up prior to shutting down and this is through the park to home position found both on the HC and the EQMOD driver. However, if you use EQMOD’s user-defined park position (the HC doesn’t have this feature in some versions), and then attempt to use the HC after, user will have to disengage the clutch and manually point by hand the mount back to the home position. This disengaging the clutch alone will invalidate any alignment/PEC data on the EQMOD side. In short, to be able to use both method (HC and EQMOD)