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Peterson EZ Clutch Kit for Meade 14" LX200GPS & All LX200-ACF & LX400-ACF (RCX-400) Models

SKU : PG-EZCLUTCH14

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  • Peterson EZ Clutch Kit

    This kit modifies the declination clutch system on all of the following models:

    • LX600
    • LX200ACF
    • LX200R
    • LX400ACF Series
    • 14" LX200GPS

    When installed, lightly tightening the clutch knob with two fingers is all that is required to hold even the most unbalanced scope firmly in position.

    Meade's design utilizes a "wet clutch" system where two steel plates engage the aluminum declination drive gear. The space between these plates is lubricated to prevent the aluminum gear from galling and having aluminum chips falling onto the worm gear drive below. The EZ Clutch Kit converts Meade's clutch design to a "dry clutch," adding a specially developed friction plate to the system.

    The modification procedure is simple, and the 4 page photo illustrated instruction sheet contains detailed step by step instructions.

    Peterson Product Number: EZCLUTCH14

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RJ
03/17/2022
Richard J.
New Zealand New Zealand

It does what it says on the packet.

Easy and interesting to fit (at least for someone with a mechanical bent). The instructions were not 100% in terms of clarity, but quite close; a little intuition made up the small gap. There is only one worry: if the scope is knocked hard in altitude, the clutch material will tear and need to be replaced. So I shall be careful! There was a lot more grease than needed, so Peterson could reduce costs by supplying a smaller grease pack.