It's a simple modification and a cheap modification. And it will prevent enormous frustration when using the scope in the field.
|It's a binder clip|
Not only does this hub provide control over the focuser, it also controls the movement of the scope. Tracking, alignment, and slewing to target operations are sent from the laptop via this cable.
The cable normally hangs from a USB type B connector on the underside of the focuser housing, just begging to be pulled out. This strain relief prevents that.
What simple mods have you done to your scope?