QHYCCD selected a high quality ultra-thin hybrid stepper motor for the 3rd generation filter wheel design. Compared to the PM stepper motor used in many filter wheels, the hybrid stepper motor has higher precision, smaller step angle, and is more expensive. The motor is enclosed to prevent dust from entering the motor, thus improving reliability and motor life. The direction of filter rotation can be reversed: The filter carousel can be rotated clockwise or counterclockwise to complete the rotation quickly which is very convenient.
Regarding the evolution of the motor drive, our 2nd generation filter wheels used a gear drive while this 3rd generation filter wheel uses a friction drive that with zero backlash. It also positions and stops with high precision.
Small, Medium Large, Extra-Large
There are four versions of the 3rd generation QHYCFW3 filter wheel: QHYCFW3XL (extra-large size), QHYCFW3L (large size), QHYCFW3M (medium size), and QHYCFW3S (small size). Both the QHYCFW3M and QHYCFW3S are also available in a standard version (-SR) and thin version (-US). For details, please see the specifications page.
The QHYCFW3 main body is cut from a single piece of aluminum by a precision CNC machine. The craftsmanship and finish are exquisite. When you hold the small design, you do not want to put it down!
Two Control Modes
4-pin QHYCFW Port USB Port
There is a switch button on the QHYCFW3. The serial port switch can accommodate fast switching between serial communication mode and USB communication mode.
Small size. The QHYCFW3S supports a carousel holding seven 1.25-inch mounted filters or a carousel holding six 36mm unmounted filters. The thin version of the QHYCFW3 is 15.5mm thick and the standard version is 20.5mm thick.
Medium size. The QHYCFW3M supports supports a carousel holding five 2-inch mounted or 50mm unmounted filters or a carousel holding seven 36mm unmounted filters. The thin version of this filter wheel is 17.5mm thick and the standard version is 21.5mm thick.
QHYCFW3L and QHYCFW3XL
Large and Extra-Large size. The QHYCFW3L supports a carousel holding seven 2-inch mounted or 50mm unmounted filters. The QHYCFW3XL supports a carousel holding nine 2-inch mounted or 50mm unmounted filters, or a carousel holding seven 50mm square unmounted filters.
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