You can use the information on this site COMPLETELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. The modification steps and other information on this site is provided to you “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express, statutory, implied or otherwise, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular or intended purpose. In no event will the authors be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages or loss of any kind whether or not the authors have been advised of the possibility of such loss.
Similarly, any hardware 'add-ons' are listed solely for information purposes. The authors cannot guarantee the functionality or quality of any of these third party add-on devices.
Circuit modifications &/or use of software control could invalidate any warranty that you may have. Use this information at your own risk. The modifications & software involve direct access to the stepper motor controls of your mount. Any “mis-control” or “mis-command” / “invalid parameter” or “garbage” data sent to the mount could accidentally activate the stepper motors and allow it to rotate “freely” damaging any equipment connected to your mount. It is also possible that any garbage or invalid data sent to the mount could cause its firmware to generate mis-steps pulse sequences to the motors causing it to overheat. Make sure that you perform the modifications and testing while there is no physical “load” or dangling wires on your mount. Be sure to disconnect the power once this event happens or if you notice any unusual sound coming from the motor assembly.