When I bought my new but used LX200 it already had the Meade #1206 Electric Focuser.
I was quite happy with it, but found it very annoying that the Electric Focuser did not allow me to use the (much coarser but faster) manual focusing, so it took a lot of time to focus when I changed from diagonal to visual back to 2xBarlow to 5xPowermate etc.
However when reading the Meade Operating Instruction of the #1206 focuser I found out that the nut on top of the focuser was called the "motor drive clutch nut" so I loosened the nut just enough that the motor would still engage but that it would also permit me to use the manual focus knob.
I was happy to see this work perfectly well!
Here you can see what I mean:
Adjusting the clutch.
A note for myself (because I always forget): when increasing the focal length (e.g. by mounting a Barlow) the manual focus knob must be rotated clockwise to achieve focus.
And when decreasing the focal length (e.g. by mounting a focal reducer) the manual focus knob must be rotated counter clockwise to achieve focus.
Another thing I found even more annoying is the way to operate the electric focuser via the LX200 Keypad Hand Controller.
For non-electronics guys (like me !!) here is what I did:
Here is my own home made Focuser Handpad which is operated by ONE hand, has its own speed control and for simplicity I gave it its own 12Volt DC power [also because I wanted to leave the LX200 Power Panel alone].
The momentary focusing switch is spring operated and is called a ON-OFF-ON Double Pole, Double Throw [DPDT] Centre off switch (click and browse down to the 'ON-OFF-ON DPDT Centre Off' switch and note the connection diagram for motor control: forward, off and reverse).
The variable speed is controlled via a simple variable 100 Ohm resistor.
The 12Volt DC comes from a 12Volt DC Power Supply I already have in my observatory, but can also be supplied by a car battery.
When operating at low speed the momentary switch makes it easy to focus precisely, without the focuser motor running on after I have released the switch.
And because of the simplicity of my Focuser Handpad my visitors have no problem focusing by themselves.
When my non-astro oriented brother visited me he intuitively understood how he could focus with my home made Focuser Handpad.