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    Default Re: DMX, Renard, sACN Tester

    Devices typically use a "program" header/jumper/switch.

    I suspect that is what we're talking about here.
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    Default Re: DMX, Renard, sACN Tester

    Quote Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
    Devices typically use a "program" header/jumper/switch.

    I suspect that is what we're talking about here.
    So in my code if I drop into a "device programming" mode and continuously send the string I should be good?
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    Default Re: DMX, Renard, sACN Tester

    That is my understanding. Here's a pic of what I had been working on, but haven't followed through with.
    As you can see... I didn't design for the enclosure, and even neglected to include mounting holes. (silly designer)

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    Default Re: DMX, Renard, sACN Tester

    Most units use the Link pack / switch option. I prefer the push button switch cause I am worried about losing link pack in the garden when doing changes on the fly.
    Prior to RDM, I believe JEC came up with a sequence / method that will set the Controller into address setting mode. (Not sure if this has been published.) http://response-box.com/rgblights/2007program.shtml
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    Sounds like an interesting project. I would be interested in one.

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    Default Re: DMX, Renard, sACN Tester

    First design challenge: I would like to have one connector for Tx and another for Rx, and they need to be locked to that function. On a commercial DMX tester these functions are enforced by connector gender, the problem is an RJ45 has no polarity. Short of color, or using XLRs instead of RJ45s, I can't think of a way to make sure that the connectors don't get mixed up. Opinions?
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    Default Re: DMX, Renard, sACN Tester

    Quote Originally Posted by DynamoBen View Post
    First design challenge: I would like to have one connector for Tx and another for Rx, and they need to be locked to that function.
    Why? just read the incoming port first before letting the user set the unit to TX. If you can read DMX or Renard, disable the TX function and issue an error message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_Edwards View Post
    Why? just read the incoming port first before letting the user set the unit to TX. If you can read DMX or Renard, disable the TX function and issue an error message.
    Two reasons. First I want a cable testing feature. Second I can do some interesting "man in the middle" diagnostics for troubleshooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DynamoBen View Post
    Two reasons. First I want a cable testing feature. Second I can do some interesting "man in the middle" diagnostics for troubleshooting.
    So you are now assuming I meant only one Connector. use two connectors ansd let the use decide which one is TX and Which one is RX. Before you enable TX, Enable RX and make sure the cannel is quiet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_Edwards View Post
    So you are now assuming I meant only one Connector. use two connectors ansd let the use decide which one is TX and Which one is RX. Before you enable TX, Enable RX and make sure the cannel is quiet.
    Actually I wasn't assuming that, what I mean is that from a hardware perspective what you are suggesting won't be an option. With that said this might not be a a set of features this community is interested in.
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