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    Testing Opencockpits DCMotors Card & Weird problem

    Hi everyone,

    I have recently purchased an Opencockpits DCMotors Card.

    The card has installed fine; no problems, and has been connected with a 12V power supply. It is recognised both by Windows and the SIOC software.

    However, I am lacking any form of testing software (apart from SIOC itself). Is there any small application (like there usually is with most OC Cards) I can use just to test everything is okay.

    The weird problem is that the J" Power connector pin is actually GIVING OUT a voltage. You see, my power supply has a small LED that tells me when it is turned on, however even when I turn it off, the LED still lights when plugged into the card. This proves that the power INPUT is infact giving OUT power (how is this happening)? Also, sometimes when I turn the power on/off, the card temporarily is unrecognsied; then it is re-recognised.

    So yes; two things. I need the testing software, and I need to know why the J2 Pin is giving out power.

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    Jack

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    Re: Testing Opencockpits DCMotors Card & Weird problem

    Jack

    I am not aware of any "test" programme for this card. However, the manual has a sample programme for driving throttle levers - why not adapt that and play around with the settings?

    Not certain if your led lighting is an issue or not - perhaps some of the circuitry is drawing a minimal current from power being applied at J2, irrespective of whether the USB is plugged in or not. Others better qualified than me will doubtless be able to advise

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    Re: Testing Opencockpits DCMotors Card & Weird problem

    Hi David,

    The LED ONLY illuminates when the card is plugged in; it is distinguished when unplugged unless I turn my power supply on.

    In other words; the LED should only illuminate of the power supply turns on... It does, but it also illuminates when it's turned off due to the weird USBDCMotors Card.

    Jack

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    Re: Testing Opencockpits DCMotors Card & Weird problem

    Hi everyone,

    I found, in the SIOC folder, a file called "USBDCmotor_test.ssi"; and ran that in SIOC. I can now confirm that the motors do indeed work!

    Unfortunately, the LED still illuminates when I don't want it to. Not sure why I'm getting this voltage feedback.

    Jack

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    Re: Testing Opencockpits DCMotors Card & Weird problem

    Jack

    Many thanks for that

    Regards

    David

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