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    OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Hello,

    Last week my OC cards arrived, master, usb-expansion and display cards. Ordered mounted and tested cards. Well so far for the good news... am I doing something wrong or is there a faulty card involved.

    I cannot get this to work and need some help getting started. Here's what I've been doing.

    -Installed the latest software from opencockpits.
    -Next I've connected usb expansion to the master card via connector J1 (directly without cable). I've also connected 5 Volt to the master card.
    -Then plugged it into an usb-bus and started SIOC.exe, this program showed me that 1 card is running under device number 13.
    -Followed some instructions which I've found on the hispapanels website to test the card and it told me to start Controlador.exe after correcting controlador.ini. I've left the number for the device on 2048 althought i've also tried device 13. Pressed the start-button and a message tells me that the card is running.

    ...Well nothing happens at all, inputs don't do anything, outputs are all active (high) tested with a led and measured with a multimeter.


    If someone has any idea what is wrong, I would appreciate your help.


    Kind regards, Wendy

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    You are on the right track.......

    Right now, just focus your attention on the controller.exe program, dont even bother with the SIOC.exe yet, that will come later.

    Do you have the opencockpits breakout board? If so, I would launch the controller program, get it running, then try and short out one of the inputs first.
    When you short a input out, you will see a number flash in the controller window briefly, and the last input detected will also be shown in the small blue window.

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Wendy

    You say that you are not using a cable to join the USB and Mastercards. I assume that you have a good direct connection and have removed the screw stand offs that are used to "pull in" and secure the cable connectors

    Regards

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Also make sure that when you added the 5V supply to the master card that the positive was attached closest to the parallel port.

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Hello All,

    The positive is indeed connected to the side of the db9 connector.

    For the connection between the 2 boards I did indeed removed the screws and metal and connected the both boards manually (if that is necessary i don't know).

    For the J3 connector which is opposite to the parallel connector (I suppose it is J3) is it correct that pin 1 is outside, right side of the board (parallel connector facing towards me) ?

    I have the board in front of me with the parallel connector showing my side. To set an input I've connected the inner row (closest to the parallel connector), 5th pin (gnd) counting from right to left with one of the pins on the right side. difficult to explain... hope you understand.

    This does nothing in the controlador.exe.


    Regards, Wendy

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Hi,

    Are you aware of the difference between logical pin numbers and physical pin numbers?

    More info can be found here:
    http://personales.ya.com/micabina737...hard/guiai.htm
    and in particular numbering

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Thanks for the link, this is the one I was following to get this thing going.

    I'm trying to identify the pin numbers (connector) on the board and not the input port numbers.


    Regards, Wendy

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Well, a picture says more than thousand words... the red line is what I have connected to set an input.





    Regards, Wendy

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Wendy

    Your pin connections for the inputs seem correct, but what are the other heavy black leads doing in the photograph?

    Regards

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    Re: OC IOCard, what's the secret ?

    Would that be to earth the 2 boards together?
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