Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 42

Thread: 128 Channel PIC Dimmer System

  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Philadelphia Suburb
    Posts
    878
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by rjanuary
    Thanks for the information about the substitute Capacitor.

    Do Radio Shack stores stock the heat sink, #276-1368 on the BOM? I looked it up on their web site and its $1.99, though with a six dollar shipping and handling fee. Seems pretty expensive just to ship a little heat sink.

    Thanks,

    Richard
    I think if you ship it to there store the is no cost, but check it out.
    Lou

  2. #22
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tulsa, Ok
    Posts
    428
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The latests BOM indicates Mouser P/N 532-590102B36G. See thread:

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...r=asc&start=30

    But any resonable heat sink will work.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    San Dimas, CA
    Posts
    410
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Firegod I was just wondering if you had any more of these boards around
    Truth is a three edged sword....
    Embassador Kash Vorlon Empire


    http://www.tgconley.com

  4. #24
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tulsa, Ok
    Posts
    428
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tconley
    Firegod I was just wondering if you had any more of these boards around
    Sorry, no I don't. I can hook you up with the PCBArtist files and you could use their $500 new customer discount to order a few.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    San Dimas, CA
    Posts
    410
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    are you planning to do another order any time soon?
    Truth is a three edged sword....
    Embassador Kash Vorlon Empire


    http://www.tgconley.com

  6. #26
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Tulsa, Ok
    Posts
    428
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tconley
    are you planning to do another order any time soon?
    Nope. Like my wife of 25 years sez (my young and beauitful wife), YOYO, You're On You're Own.

    It is quite late to be starting, you best get going!!!

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Posts
    60
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bonuts
    Can anyone confirm or say with certainty that FireGod's controller will work with Sean's SSR boards? I know the SSR's ability to dim is dependent on the parts used, but I think I've confirmed I've used the right parts.
    I can't confirm anything about what SSRs will work but I can tell you that in order to dim the optocoupler used in the SSR circuit must be a random on type such as MOC3023. If the opto will only turn on at zero cross then it will not dim.

    Quote Originally Posted by bonuts
    I asked Sean his opinion. "If it is working off turning on the TRIACs at different times during the AC cycle, like the Renard, then it should work."
    Huh? There is only one way to dim using a solid state relay.

    Quote Originally Posted by bonuts
    Also, would the way the CAT-5 is wired work without any modification? I think it looks the same but I'm not convinced I'm looking at it right. Thanks.
    Are you talking about a cat5 cable? You should see the same wire pattern on each end of the cable if it is a standard cable. (A crossover cable will have the orange and green pairs reversed on one end.)

    TED

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 128 Channel PIC Dimmer System

    Quote Originally Posted by FireGod View Post
    34bytes per module:
    sync char 85 dec (55h)
    module number (1, 2, 3,or 4)
    32bytes of data (100 dec (64h)= 0% and 200 dec (C8h)= 100%)
    Is the module number an ASCII character "1" to "4", or binary values (01h to 04h)?

    So turning off all the channels on module 1 would be (in hex):

    55 01 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64
    64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64 64

    Is that right?

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pearland, Tx (sometimes) and anywhere on the globe the rest of the time
    Posts
    3,275
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 128 Channel PIC Dimmer System

    Steve,

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong but this is how I understand this....


    The data is transmitted via binary signals. I don't think it matters what you type into the terminal program as it will all be converted to binary signals.

    The data string that you have is correct. It matches the PIC code for the hardware UART interupts that FireGod sent me.

    Chris

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    26
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: 128 Channel PIC Dimmer System

    Quote Originally Posted by g2ktcf View Post
    Steve,

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong but this is how I understand this....


    The data is transmitted via binary signals. I don't think it matters what you type into the terminal program as it will all be converted to binary signals.

    The data string that you have is correct. It matches the PIC code for the hardware UART interupts that FireGod sent me.

    Chris
    I think there's a little misunderstanding here about what you mean by "binary signals". I was just asking for clarity about what FireGod meant about sending a module number 1-4 as part of the protocol. That could either be the ASCII character "1" (which would be the binary code 31h) or a raw binary value 1 (which would be binary code 01h). Either would be consistent with the rest of the protocol and reserving 55h as the packet start byte. I'm assuming the latter case, though; I think it makes the most sense to me.

Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •