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  1. Thread: Old project

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    [SOLVED !] Re: Old project

    I got it working from some unknown reason my font file got screwed up, I looked at the samples GLCD and seen where it all went wrong
    This bit here

    $ifndef __FONT_INC_
    $define __FONT_INC_
    '
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  2. Thread: Old project

    by chuckieboy
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Old project

    I tried to remove the - sign and still the same, The GLCD I've used for many years is this one from here
    https://www.mikroe.com/glcd-128x64

    This is the way I print to it,



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  3. Thread: Old project

    by chuckieboy
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    [SOLVED !] Old project

    I have an old project that I need to make some changes to it and there as been some updates since I've worked on this project and worked with PDS :sulkiness:, when I first tried to compile it I got...
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    Re: Who has a good eye for design?

    Hi Tim
    If you have not already sorted I could take look at it for you
    Regards,
    Steve
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    Re: complie issue

    Thanks John, I want and need to get back into it, I need to learn the Pic24 now which I'm reading up on. Guess I was a bit to quick to ask to be honest it just took me by surprise that it did not...
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    Re: complie issue

    I've got it to compile by adding Dim FONT_TABLE as byte system at the beginning of the code will test it in unit soon.
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    complie issue

    Hi All
    It's been a long time since I've played with PDS. Back in 2013 I wrote a program all working correctly, I've recently was required to make an update to the firmware and now get a compile...
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    Re: Datalogger project request

    I brought a couple of the lascar usb data loggers which came with some software for setting up. These where ok but I wanted them to be in one rather than 2, so I wrote my own that creates a new files...
  9. Re: Arduino Mega 2560 R3 together with I2C Display (Display 20x4 HD44780)

    Wrong forum you may be better off asking here, But you will need to show them your code as they will not be able to help you :adoration:
    http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php

    But make sure you...
  10. Re: Another way to use the Watchdog Wiki Article

    Hi Alberto
    I've add a quick look but when you compile it reports Include "VersionFile.inc" is missing
    If I highlight these out

    ' Include "D:\MyIncFiles\VersionFile.Inc"
    ' Include...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    I would just like to say and close this thread, As Alberto has been a massive help off line with this project. He has done a excellent job. He took it upon himself, and took time out to re-write and...
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    Re: Opinions required

    I agree a book would be good either or printed or E-book, I think you learn and pick up more by reading and seeing how others do it, I've been using PDS for some years but lately I finding myself by...
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    Re: Happy birthday Chuckieboy

    Sounds good to me :-),might take you up on that offer one day
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    Re: Happy birthday Chuckieboy

    Thanks Les having a lovely time in Ireland great place
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    The height reached, fail safe (max hieght )and gate limit switches use the normally open contacts in the relaxed state held high pulled low. The normally closed contacts of the fail safe limit switch...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Wow Alberto that is a fanatic piece of coding. I will have a look into it but unfortunately I'm away for the next few days for an Easter break which is a real shame but no soon I'm back I will spend...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    yeah it is
    thanks
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Hi Alberto
    Thanks that would be great I think you more and get a better understanding and ways to improve coding when you see others the way they do
    here is my ports input and outputs

    Symbol...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Battery to power Amicus18 board

    Most 9v batteries are between 400-550mha. They will have spent thounds on designing it and putting it in sleep turning the display off when not using it may be ?
    I have got a cheap digital...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Battery to power Amicus18 board

    I would say it's the glcd that is drawing the power when I tested an 2x16 lcd with just a 16f88,rs232 and a rx transmitter my current draw was about 83ma with back light on and about 40ma without it...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    The lcd pins well ports where removed so this could rule that out only cls was left in by mistake.
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    I have got to the bottom of the relay chatter issue. When I removed cls command nothing worked (this was left in when there was an lcd in place but removed as not required as the unit is in the...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Thanks pic (sorry could not remember is it Jon or rick)
    I will be going through the code today and make the changes as I've got to tidy it up and remove bits that are no longer needed

    Steve
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Thanks Alberto
    I will look at that, had a quick look and it looks great thanks for sharing your work

    Steve
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Thanks Les I understand now I was and hour behind everyone :chuncky:
    I added the code left the delay in there the relay still seem to click in and out and with logic probe and all ports remain low...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Les
    I thought I was setting the ports to output on power up with this,

    Set PORTB.0
    Set PORTB.1
    Clear PORTB.3
    Clear PORTB.4
    Clear PORTB.5
    'PORTA = 10000
    'PORTB = 000000
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    I never thought about adding a big delay, Right I think I'm getting some where and narrowing it down.
    I added a 3 second delay before the interrupt and found that PORTB.4(platform raise ) remained...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    This is getting me totally confused and lost, This is part of my front end code

    ;**** Added by Fuse Configurator ****
    ; Use the Fuse Configurator plug-in to change these settings


    Device =...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    I have reset the ports to this

    PORTA = %xx1xxxxx
    PORTB = %xx000x11
    PORTC = %xxx1xxxx
    Still the same issues, I will try the other way, I've tried 18f252, 16f73,18f2550 because at first I...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    I was going to say it complies and it works correctly well the PWM part, But did try % and still the same, still can't find why relays chatter for a split second on power up ?
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Yeah I have a1k driving and and 10k pull down, I have also tried 2 x4k7 for drive and pull down. I know this is not causing the issue because the 4th relay is controlled by a little hold 555 timer...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Thanks John, I will take scope into work tomorrow and have a look, I know it's a big no no for random start-ups or unexpected movements. In house testing and site testing it never once played up and...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    Thanks guys I will look into those methods, I have thought it could be something else causing it so I've redesigned the pcb and added more filtering caps.
    Thanks les that's a really good example I...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Button Debounce

    The only reason I think it's denounce issue has all the pump motor enable and lift coil have to be powered and lift flag has to be set high before it begins lifting, these are all set low on power...
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    [SOLVED !] Button Debounce

    I've been involved in a charity project at work which is a simple lift up/down/stop with automatic stop control at a set height where the slows down and when it down button is pressed the pump starts...
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    First CNC'D double sided PCB

    Just thought I'd share my first try at double sided PCB with my CNC machine. There is a couple of holes just slightly off but I think this may be caused by the way I did it with the alignment holes...
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    Re: Othermill PCB milling

    I have used that many years ago. That's what I hated about using chemicals to make the pcb getting it set up and waiting for the acid to warm up then drilling no matter how long you study it once you...
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    Re: Othermill PCB milling

    I have been carrying out lots of testing to obtain the best results and now started on double sided PCB'S
    Step1. I use Circuitmaker (as it's free,downfall it's web based but good) to create my...
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    Re: one off simple double sided proto needed

    Tim
    I've done your board and will pop it in the post tomorrow morning for you, Just a pic to show you, it is single sided for quickness and will have ago at doing some double sided PCB'S soon as I...
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    Re: Othermill PCB milling

    I have the 6040 version, The only difference is that it just the bigger model,
    The mods I had to carry out was upgrade the cable to shielded cable fit some limit switches for my own safety. Still...
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    Re: one off simple double sided proto needed

    Tim if you want to send me the gerber files I could have a go with my CNC machine if it's for testing only , not tried double sided yet but can give it ago. Looks simple enough. How quick do you need...
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    Re: My set up almost done

    Just a quick update
    I've now changed all cables with shielded cables, and photo's attached of my first PCB with using autoleveller.
    I first carried out a little test piece, basically placed some...
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    Re: My set up almost done

    Hi John
    I will see if I can do a video of it in action next time I'm in the workshop if I can master it, It's the controller that came with the CNC and its all in one rated st 3amps if I remember....
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    Re: My set up almost done

    Thanks Les for some more good tips and advice
    From what I've tried with the clamps they seem to work well and hold down the PCB nicely, The probe is working great and the PCB is insulated from the...
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    My set up almost done

    After carrying out some test's with autoleveller with not good results, I decided enough was enough and started to concentrate on carrying out all the modifications rather than double sided tape and...
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    Ok thanks could you recommend what micro steps for pcb work I've managed to find a manual on the controller not sure what the steps are set to need to open the box and check. I think this is where it...
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    Les
    What speed would you recommend for smt work for the feeds, I think I remember you said about 6000-8000 rpm for cutter
    Probing going well now I git use to working with it I've found a 0.1mm...
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    Thanks Les, After reading your reply I went and had a play, I now have my CNC probing the PCB and understand how the autoleveller works.
    Not tired it yet only been getting used to the probing as I...
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    Les
    If at all possible, Could you explain how you carry out your probing method and what software you use, I've been looking and watching videos but they don't really show anything useful plus the...
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    Had another quick play today, Here is my second PCB it will be a current sensor shield for the Arduino/amicus18 just need to build and test it, My next go will be having ago at SMT double sided...
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    Welcome to the party :D,They may not have the same internals has the ones on E-bay has they may be clones of it. I plan to do some more playing at making PCB'S this afternoon all been well,
    Steve
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    I know it's expensive but at a guess I take it no other CNC controller would work with that I've seen there's plenty of Chinese clones out there that really don't work with the software. Not sure how...
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    Les what to you think about these stepper motor drivers ?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CNC-Stepper-Motor-Driver-2M542-4-2A-Driver-Controller-/251593016287?hash=item3a941cc3df:m:m4_X-mSszCJhOz1YgJNZHLw
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    That's the one Les, Planet CNC was the one I was thinking off
    Once I get a bit more use it I shall have to build the DIY version and give it a try before I decide to buy it which you can get it from...
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    Sticky: Re: PCB making CNC machine designs

    This will be an exciting thread, here is my CNC machine not fully set up yet, the spindle is water cooled which underneath the bench.
    Inside the control box is one pcb with the three drivers on it...
  56. Thread: CNC Machine

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    Sticky: Re: CNC Machine

    Wow Les First of all I would like to say thankyou for taking the time to give such a detailed reply with some really great tips, Like I said I pondered for ages after readings lots of views which...
  57. Thread: CNC Machine

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    Sticky: Re: CNC Machine

    Sorry to drag an oldish thread up I've read this with great interest, I've pondered for ages to get the CNC6040 machine and took the plunge and brought one and made my first PCB well, after second...
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    Re: error message help needed

    Yeah that is Arduino code for sure. You need to use the Arduino compiler but it will not work with a pic
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    Re: Removable Terminal Binding Post

    These may not be what your looking for, But I've used them before

    http://uk.mouser.com/new/Wurth-Electronics/Wurth-Powerelements/

    Farnell do them...
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    Re: Forum activity!

    Yeah I noticed that too!, I guess people are busy with other things has we live in a fast moving commercial world these days, I keep trying to think of things/projects to work on but then think will...
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    Re: Dedicated coms pic protocal

    That sounds excellent also sounds better than I2C bus way this company that we use uses a RS485 and there own protocol but it's for AVR but will not give any ideas about it, look forward to...
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    Re: Dedicated coms pic protocal

    I agree with Rick and it would be very useful, Like Rick I would not even know where to start and I wanted express my interest and encouragement for the project!, For some time I've been at...
  63. Re: Replace the PRINT command to use I2C backpack on 1602 LCD

    I just like to say a massive thanks to you guys for creating and doing this code and sharing , I've been reading through this thread and followed with great interest and finial managed to get round...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    All sorted now, everything working correctly as it should, for some unknown reason I found that the meter does not output any data on the frequency/duty/capacitor mode until you connect something to...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Thanks John
    I Will go through your code in more detail when I get home from work, I had an issue with only lookdown table as when it was meant to display a 5 it displayed a 1 on 2 of the digits but...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    I think I've cracked it, Has it's getting late heading of to bed will test more and let you know tomorrow
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    It even does it if I just use if and then,endif statements so it's got to be something else messing things up with the if,endif with printing on the lcd ? not sure yet why


    TEMP9 = DMM_ARRAY[9] &...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    After spending sometime on debugging my code what messing up the mode's (volts,amps etc), I've finial well hopefully got to the bottom of it if I highlight out the select case's and print the sign...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    The RF code was done by Tim sometime ago, I've just adopted it to work with the meter code basically pack the bytes up and send it, you can get the code here that Tim posted...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Yeah thanks to you both would not have been able to do it as I would of just give up and thanks for the encouragement
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    It may have been to do with the music playing in the back ground just sorting it out, never even give it a thought
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Strange it just displays black space on my screen here is the raw link not sure if it's something to do with exploer
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIE4PAr2JRA&feature=youtu.be
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Just thought I'd do a little video of it working over RF, I still have a couple of issues to sort out as some of the range modes don't work correctly, But in my PDS dev board with meter plugged...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    found the issue, it was something to do with the gosub on the look down table once I place the lookdown table within the loop it worked as it should but very strange tough, The variables must have...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    I've just noticed a little bug/error which I did not notice yesterday or today, when I adjust the voltage from zero to 15 volts the second digit displays the digit's all but 5 it displays 1, I was...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Thanks Bob that is very well explained and easier to understand, Now it has been explained like that it look so easy to understand, You would make a good teacher, I should now be able to crack this...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    I've on the last hurdle and I managed to be able to extract the digits for the voltage readings tried to do the same to obtain the other information like the v, mV, u amps etc, These are in bytes...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Thanks bob I stopped for a bit but could not rest so I've had another paly, I found out why the tempX.& bits where remaining 0's because we had to clear them before it was sent to the look down...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Bob
    I've got all the digit's displaying correctly along with the negative sign which is a massive thanks to you, At the moment the - sign is displaying on line 1 and the four digits are on line 2...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    I thought I'd start again after a good nights sleep and have been concentrating on just getting the first Digit working first, Where I was at earlier I got each digit working but then when I tried to...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Not sure if I'm going the correct way but have been trying various ways, This is the last method but it just displays the last digit on all what ever the last digit is on the meter, Tried to change...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Hi Bob you are a super star this has been a tremendous help, I've modified it a bit well added the Serial in command and now changed to the PDS board with the LCD display but it's only displaying the...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Bob you say that I require is in bytes 2 to 9 i.e. 20,35,47,5d,69,75,85,9b when I compile this

    byte6 = 69 '$3F this Is for 3.148V
    BYTE7 = 75' $48 this Is for 3.148V
    Main:
    ...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Thanks Bob I will sit down and study your reply in a short while and will look at the manual for the lookdown table just half way cleaning the workshop up one of those jobs you wished your never...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Wow you guys are fab
    John thanks for the offer very much appreciated
    Bob forgive me for been a bit dumb but how do you discard the the first number in a byte and then combine the second digit I've...
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Thanks Bob
    I did see that but it was confusing me as it did not look like the data coming I will have another read of it and see if I can get my head around it
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    Re: Decode Hex to human decimal

    Morning John
    Thanks for taking the time to help,
    This is what I use to capture the data into the PIC SerIn PORTC.7 , T2400 , [Str MY_ARRAY\14] and using the serail com this is what I get in if I...
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    Decode Hex to human decimal

    I have a UT60E meter that sends out 14 byte hexadecimal string and need to convert this into more human figure, After I've been battling for ages to try and figure out how to get this figure I just...
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    Re: Motor control

    You need to change your XTAL = 4 has the minimum you can go down to with 8MHZ is 488hz or just change to it 488-500HZ and see if that works
    Here is a PWM Calculator...
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    Re: cant read all the analogs in 18f45k50

    Try this long shot
    replace this in both blocks only when I did this with a 18F45K80 used HRSOut it messed things up and stop my unit working (was meant to look into it but when I replaced HRSout...
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    Re: cant read all the analogs in 18f45k50

    Joseph
    May be your correct, I can't understand what's wrong as it all works my end on both blocks at the same time.

    barzivb how is your matrix wired/connected, If you can get block one or 2 to...
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    Re: cant read all the analogs in 18f45k50

    If I had to bet on what's wrong would be hardware or like John said the definitions for the 18f45k50 could have an error and not the complier as I've got it working on 18F45K22,Has you see the text...
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    Re: cant read all the analogs in 18f45k50

    You tried what ??
    All the channels tied to one pot or trying to read individual channels ??
    you said you was getting 1023 but not say all channels or not,
    Have you checked you hardware ??...
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    Re: cant read all the analogs in 18f45k50

    Lucky it was still plugged in my easypic board hooked up a pot and altered the pot and this is what I got

    This was the reading at 2.5V
    [A1]512
    [A2]512
    [A3]512
    [A4]512
    [A5]512
    [A6]512
    [A7]512
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    Re: cant read all the analogs in 18f45k50

    This may not be the 18F45k50 but only have a 18F45K22 which works I can read all the channels just hooked them up to 5V on the easypic board connected to computer and through the serial come I can...
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    Re: Can bus library

    Thanks very much that is hard to find,
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    Re: Can bus library

    Are you talking about the PDS file server ?
    If so I've looked on there and cannot find anything unless you have to create an account first to see and download the files ??
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    Can bus library

    Could some one upload the can bus library files only it's not there anymore

    much appreciated

    Steve
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Thanks Ken,
    I shall play with that again, I guess the cap I used in real hardware was not a low ESR as I thought it was has I had it out of a charger that on the output side did not go as expected....
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    I have been reading up on the Sepic convertor trolling lots of site's to get as much info as possible watched some video's on the design and very much like the concept of it. Carried out more testing...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Ken
    I have downloaded all the files, Had a quick play with them and I like the look of the SEPIC version, I will have a in-depth look into it and after playing around/tweaking it I shall see about...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Thanks ken I shall take a look at the design when I get back from weekend break as I forgot laptop
    Will keep you updated
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Hi Ken
    I think I've found a better comparator as there was no LM393 in the library I used the LT1018 but now used the LT1720(fast comparator), Looking at the wave form they match each other...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Your right Ken,
    I've measured the real hardware the same as LTspice on the input and output of LM393, Have a look at the picture and see what you think may not bee 100% clear but looking on the...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Hi Ken
    Thanks for the file, I realized I missed the 18V input to the LM393 after I uploaded the file, I've had a play with it and I see what you mean the delay on the input and output, I've attached...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Thanks ken
    I shall look forward to have a look when I get home
    As for the driver side of things could I use a MOSFET driver like mcp1406 or an if2117 as I have couple of them lying around ?
    Steve
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Thanks Ken
    Here is the link for the inductor it's the A series and looks like the one in the top right corner of the first picture
    http://www.hurricaneelectronics.com/products.php#inductors
    ...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Ken
    Attached is my first attempt in drawing and simulating, I've only done the buck part first to try the boost but used a N channel fet, Tried to use a p channel but it did not have a drop down...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    I've got the files and shall have a play over the next couple of nights, Really enjoying this LTC is so good and like you say quick and easy plus getting use to it and I know there is more to learn...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Thanks ken
    I've been playing around with last night altering different values and looking at the different wave forms and getting used it. Tonight I shall carrying on but this time I will take snap...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Hi Ken
    I've down loaded the file, had a quick look ad play and wow it is good, don't fully understand just yet what I am looking at but will do some more playing with it, I've noticed you have used...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Thanks ken I shall try it tonight when I get home from work will look forward to have a play around.
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Hi Ken
    Thanks for the kind offer and I would like take you up on the offer I will get LTspice downloaded and installed, I did have it installed once but never really played with it so this would be...
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    Re: Buck/boost convertor help

    Hi Ken thanks for the links I will go and have a look at them an do some reading, The test I have ran so far is I applied PWM to the buck part and can take that to 7amps and left it running for...
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    Re: Remote controller (RF) wheelchair

    We had a scrapheap challenge a few years ago at work where we had to days to design and build something out of scrap machines(we used a boom lift and made a recovery type truck/crane) and I used...
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    Buck/boost convertor help

    Hi all,
    Iím currently working on a SLA battery charger project, The aim is to make it universal on the input side so I can either use another battery(out in the field),18-20V mains power supply or a...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: 12f683 simple voltmeter

    Yeah it is I used (if I remember correctly) a lm4040 but have to double check but am away this week but there are plenty of methods also remember to tie ra2 to GND as well
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    [SOLVED !] Re: ERROR : Please add - Include ".....

    Yeah it must be you end as you can see I had no problem, Had a similar trouble when the library file was not installed correctly
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    [SOLVED !] Re: ERROR : Please add - Include ".....

    I did not have that problem, I presume that you have got the sprintimage library installed and rebuilt the library from the library manage,
    Did you just unzip my code and just opened the temp test...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: ERROR : Please add - Include ".....

    I have compiled your code without any issues and the start up screen I can see but I don't have a DS1820 to try but it compiles and displays the data ok, I've attached a zip file for last version I...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: ERROR : Please add - Include ".....

    It looks like you're using one of the easy pic boards, I will try it on mine and see how it goes, I have this problem code works then the next time you compile it does not strange really.
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    [SOLVED !] Re: ERROR : Please add - Include ".....

    Hi I had the same problem here is what you could try
    instead of an INC file save it as a PbP file called Graphicsx2.pbp and change your include to Include "Graphicsx2.pbp"
    and in your PbP file this...
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    Thanks Stephen and Paul
    All sorted and working well reading both channels will try it more in depth at work tomorrow, I knew it would be simple well it is now it's been explained. Never thought...
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    I have it set up like this and if I adjust the voltage on RA0 AD_result1 and ad_result2 read the same adjust RA1 nothing happens, how does it know how to read RA1 from ADRESL and ADRESH this is the...
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    Thanks Stephen this is giving me a bit better understanding, This is the bit I may be miss understanding So when setting the bits do you start like this

    bits 76543210
    ADCON0 =...
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    I must ask to hard questions or plain stupid ones
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    I thought I cured it but still with the setting below but the same thing happens I've added your sample code but when I adjust the voltage on RA0 nothing happens but when I adjust the voltage on RA1...
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    I have had time to do a little more testing and managed to get it to read zero when 0.00v is applied not 100% sure how or why it works I just changed the code listed below but it work it may not be...
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    Thanks Stephen that's a real detailed reply, My test board is on a soak test at the moment with another application, I will try what you suggested once this other test as finished tomorrow/Thursday...
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    Multiply Middle '*/'. Returns the middle 16 bits of an unsigned 16-bit integer multiply. The values that get displayed are correct but when set to zero input on the 12Bit pic (4096 counts) it steps...
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    Re: Strange reading on ADIN

    Thanks for the reply I have even tried just the AD_RAW value without even trying to show the converted value and I've also tried these settings but getting the same results. I used the sample file in...
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    Strange reading on ADIN

    Me again with another strange problem, I always seem to get them but I have double checked this one and completely lost with it.
    The problem is I a using a 18F45K80 reading 2 input on RA0,1 12bit...
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    Re: storing a min value

    Thanks Guy's when I was trying it on the VHB board in ISIS I still was getting the reading off 0.00 even though I set a flag, it must have been caused by a delay on start up because when I switched...
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    storing a min value

    I'm trying to store a Min and Max value of a variable been monitored on RA0 port but it's driving me nuts I can set the max value but the min value does not it either reads 0.00 or what the actual...
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    Re: Hbusin/Hbusout error

    Les I said I was 98% sure this was due to the fact the code posted on the wiki by was compiled and run on my easypic board which was working and I downloaded it and recompiled and it had the same...
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    Re: Hbusin/Hbusout error

    I am totally confused now, I managed to find version 3.5.4.7 compiled new version of the back up file and it still did not work very strange after spending loads of time going round and round I...
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    Re: SprintImage problem?

    See here this may help, You have to now include your sprintiamge library file


    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/70789-SprintimagX-Question?highlight=sprintimage
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    Re: Hbusin/Hbusout error

    Les I've been searching most of the day for an older version but it must be on my hard drive that failed, Looking at the code that I posted when it was working was 19/11/12, Not sure what the version...
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    Re: Hbusin/Hbusout error

    I have found a copy of the hex file that I used when I posted the code and everything works as it should, tried to re-compile that code and same thing happens the scree remains blank and does not...
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    Re: Hbusin/Hbusout error

    I know it's the complier as this working code got posted here
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/content.php/4080-Re-Setting-PCF8583-RTC-with-PC
    all was working and this no longer working when complied...
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    Re: Hbusin/Hbusout error

    I am now 98% sure it's the complier because if I change this line and leave in the Gosub GETTIME part

    HBusIn $A2,2,[RTCSEC,RTCMIN,RTCHR,RTCDATE,RTCDAY,RTCMONTH,RTCYEAR] ' READ IN THE TIME
    to...
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    Re: Hbusin/Hbusout error

    Norm if I take out the gosub get time part the LCD displays 00:00:00(time) and you can see the sec variable counting up to 60 then starts over again. So I know its working the config is there in my...
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    Hbusin/Hbusout error

    I had some code complied in an earlier version for a PCF8563 RTC which has been working fine, I needed to make some more code to it and now using the latest version of the complier my screen remains...
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    Re: Cannot download Rtos files from wiki

    There is a lot of links not working on wiki I asked over a week ago about median filter but must of asked wrong or it was to hard of a question
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    Re: SprintimagX Question

    This Is the include I used

    GoTo OverLibCode
    '@LIB_SHARED
    Declare LCD_Type = GRAPHIC
    Dim PrintImageType As Bit
    '@LOCAL
    '
    '@CODE
    '
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    Re: SprintimagX Question

    Have a look here I had a similar problem, it may help had to had it as include
    http://www.protonbasic.co.uk/showthread.php/69874-sprintimage-issue?highlight=sprintimage
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    Re: Library Explorer for P24

    I've not yet had time to play with the P24 yet but will see about getting one of the firewing boards ordered and start playing hopefully over Christmas time allowing
    Just don't seem to have the...
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    Median Filter

    H
    I I've just tried to down the median filter library but it comes up with error 404 not found, Could some one up load it

    Thanks
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    Re: volts drop some cables

    Yeah I've also used another clamp meter as well as an analog meter


    Sounds a good idea but the trouble I'd face there is that the current controls it's self in a loop within .5amps either side, I...
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    Re: volts drop some cables

    Hi Paul
    Yeah it is which I've tried to measure the volts drop but this seems to vary, The first project does not actually monitor the current only the voltage as the current is monitored by another...
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    Re: volts drop some cables

    Sounds a good idea but kind of hoping not to add other stuff, There are some people(idiots) who still may connect things the wrong way round and need it to be simple and not connect other stuff up,...
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    volts drop some cables

    I've completed a project and it's time to make some minor improvements to it, The trouble that I've been having is I calibrate it to the open circuit voltage on the battery put then when the load...
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    Re: MOSFET failure

    I had this similar problem I cured mine by putting transient diodes across the drain and source
    Like this one
    http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/tvs-diodes/4864139/
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    I missed that one this was only to show that the circuit I built was working it is turned off in main code I run thanks
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    Thanks John that as worked and I've changed it to run on a 4mhz crystal config now set below

    @CONFIG_REQ @__CONFIG _CONFIG1, DEBUG_OFF & LVP_OFF & FCMEN_OFF & IESO_OFF & BOREN_OFF & CPD_OFF &...
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    I ran out of time last night will try it tonight
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    Thanks John I will try that when I get home later I gave up in the as my head was shot will let you know how it goes
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    PIC
    Rw is tied to ground looking at the PDS schematic pins on the LCD DB0 to DB7 connect to RD0 to RD7 my mini board and easypic pins on the LCD RB0 to RB4 are connected to ground could that be the...
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    No I'm not using boot loader I've programmed them on all boards and it does not matter which way round I do it I get the same results its bugging the hell out of me I have got to get to the bottom of...
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    This is totally weird if I put the code into 4520 with out no configs set it works on both boards same chip so to me this rules out hardware if I put the same code but for 887 it works on PDS board...
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    John MCLR is to VDD, Brian this works ok, The strange thing is I've even just tried just to flash LED with 16f887 works on PDS board but not my board, Done the same with the 4520 works on both same...
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    Re: 16F887 LCD print

    This problem is driving me totally insane :(, I've got it working on the proton dev board pull the chip out and drop it in my mini dev board based on the proton dev board and it does not run, I've...
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    16F887 LCD print

    I've been playing with the 16F887 but the simple program below will not show nothing on the LCD but the LED is blinking so I know something is working
    Device = 16F887
    Config1 FOSC_EXTRC_CLKOUT,...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Graphic LCD question...

    Here you go
    File not up-loaded strange it told me it was so here is the link
    http://www.mikroe.com/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/803/121/winstar-wdg0151-tmi-vn00-128x64-glcd-display
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Graphic LCD question...

    Been using them for a while and I think they look better than the green version the viewing looks better and brighter, glad to be of help
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    [SOLVED !] Re: Graphic LCD question...

    Hi Tim
    Have you tried here, To me there quit cheap I use them in one of my projects
    http://www.mcustore.com/128x64-graphic-lcd.html
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    Re: Radio TX and RX code

    Sorry Gabi you was correct, I just doubled checked my code and made the corrections and it now works silly me, could not see it for looking and was getting late

    I wipe the egg off my face now ...
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    Re: Radio TX and RX code

    Hi gabi
    May be I typed it wrong But I thought my_array0 was the first byte ?

    Edit
    sorry I just read my code I changed those bytes around to see if if digit0 read correctly in place of digit1...
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    Re: Radio TX and RX code

    Tim
    I've made the corrections you stated and found out why I was getting funny readings but now it still looks like the bytes 5 on wards are not been sent out correctly. The actual display on the...
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    Re: Radio TX and RX code

    Hi Tim
    sorry I did change the symbol_in to 9 & 11 and the symbol_out to 9&11 but then readings seem to go all funny, which I thought it should be 4. Will try again to make sure and take a note of...
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    Re: Radio TX and RX code

    Sorry to drag an old thread up but a project I was working on got put on the back burner for a while and thought I would blow the dust off and start it again,
    But having a little trouble the code...
  172. Thread: Voltmeter

    by chuckieboy
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    Re: Voltmeter

    Thanks David I will do a search on that absolute value detector and have a look at your diagram, thanks for taking the time to draw it
  173. Thread: Voltmeter

    by chuckieboy
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    Voltmeter

    I plan to make a simple voltmeter using a 18F45K80, Which I have working but the trouble I'm struggling with and confused with is how to make the front end of it and need some help ideas. I will try...
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    Re: sprintimage issue

    Thanks for that Brian it now compiles not tried it in the units on site yet but soon will as I've got to do a firmware upgrade on one so I will try it and let you know missed that thread fingers...
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    Re: sprintimage issue

    Sorry no I never did get to the bottom of it I thought I did by putting #define at the front of sprintimage it compiles OK but when I programme the PIC the screen remains blank and does not run the...
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    sprintimage issue

    I'm running version 3.5.5.6 on main PC but now I get errors when I compile an old program Variable sprintimage not found, I've searched the forum and tried everything that I could find re-installed...
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    Re: current readings

    Thanks David great info me data sheets don't understand each other great info and explained very well

    thanks Mav I'll catch up with you later

    thanks again guys
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    current readings

    Iím working on a project measuring some current using a 60A/60MV shunt with an op-amp to boost the voltage but getting some strange readings, Iíve attached the circuit, the dotted line caps is other...
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    Re: 18f4520 con_fig error

    The posted config is for the 18f4520 the code for 45k80 works which is stange it's only the 4520 that it does not work on
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    Re: Another update to Fuse Configurator

    The link is dead dispalys page 404 not found
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    18f4520 con_fig error

    I've been working on a porject using a 18F45k80 which was working ok, I changed the it to a 18F5420 but the LCD now remains blank and does not run I used the [email protected] fuse configuator to do it
    tired on...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: CE Marking / Mains Testing

    A company I used to work for went through CE testing, I can remember that the mains supply track had to be 8-10mm distance between them and no low volatge tracks have to be 8-10mm from the mains,...
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    [SOLVED !] Re: 12f683 simple voltmeter

    Yea your correct it was late last night well that's my excuse :-)
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    [SOLVED !] Re: 12f683 simple voltmeter

    HI Dan
    The way I do mine is use a 4.096V vref then take 64 samples then divide by 64 to work out the average. I don't like using trim pots as they can casue error's in the reading's. I use fixed...
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    Re: Meter Design

    The nice of using a pic and LCD display instead of the ICL is you can write anything you want on the display. It is also easier to modify for a host of other things later and you can also have back...
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    Re: Meter Design

    Thanks Ken some real usefull info there, I like the first the first option and the precision opamp type full wave rectifier method because cost is not a real issue as I would only build maybe one or...
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    Meter Design

    Hi I want to build a simple multimeter upto 60V input and trying to find away of protecting the input to the pic, Like not knowing the polarity of the circuit been mesaured to still read the voltage...
  188. Thread: AD readings

    by chuckieboy
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    Re: AD readings

    The single channel unit I'm working on now I may be able to do it but the other 4 channel version use's a seperate pic that control's the current for each channel the main pic just send out a signal...
  189. Thread: AD readings

    by chuckieboy
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    Re: AD readings

    Just had a thought adding an extra pair of leads would be harder then I first thought this is due to having the leads connected to the mian unit via 50amp anderson plugs which would make it harder...
  190. Thread: AD readings

    by chuckieboy
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    Re: AD readings

    Thanks Rick there is some food for thought, I know that this other tester only has 10mm cable with crock clips on the cables and no others I'm just curious as to how they do it, Looking at the PCB of...
  191. Thread: AD readings

    by chuckieboy
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    AD readings

    I'm working on a on going project(battery tester), I've got a routine set up to read the A/D (RA0) this all reads and calibarates correctly so the pic reads 12.21V compared to my fluke meter 12.20V...
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    Re: Setting PCF8583 RTC with PC

    Not sure if this is the correct place to post this, I have been doing some playing with your PC timesetter and what and excellent little program it is.
    I have got it working for the PCF8563 and the...
  193. Re: is the Proton dev board Mk2 still available ?

    I've got the proton and used it many times still do, What I did was make some sockects for the 28 and 18 pin pics, I've had an easypic 3 board but that went belly up and spent ages trying to debug...
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    Re: 18f45k80 problems still

    I'm embarrassed to say lol, I left some LCD code in there while I used the proton board on PORTE.0, But in my defence because I've has loads of trouble on the way using 2 of the 18F45K80 on 2...
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    Re: 18f45k80 problems still

    Problem solved
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    Re: 18f45k80 problems still

    I have got a 5kpot in the GND line with a 100R resistor as part of the divider, This is the same as the other 3 channels which are ok, With all the pots turned to there max and no input three read 0...
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    18f45k80 problems still

    I've sorted out the main problem as to where I was getting different readings on the channels, but still got one strange problem
    AN5(RE0) is oscilating between 2.35-4.75volts on the output pin...
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    Re: Setting up A/D 18F45K80

    I went back to basic and used the proton board and brought each channel in at a time and it all worked, once I knew it worked I put it back to easypic 7 board and got the same issues Now if has...
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    Re: Setting up A/D 18F45K80

    If I stip the code back those channels will display correct becuase I wll not know about the ohter channels interfering with it, But will try one channles at time, But I thought with the ADCON...
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    Re: Setting up A/D 18F45K80

    Nope still does the same, I.e If I adjust AN5 so it reads 22.73 then AN0 reads 31.81 even though that is set to zero
    and if I adjust AN0 to 27.62 AN5 displays 63.36, but there is voltage on AN0 so...
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