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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2010, 04:43:41 AM »
I don't think I have DSA Pro. I have a CD from G&L labled picpro but I've no idea what's on it. This is really new to me.   Is DSAPro something I can D/L from the G&L website?

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2010, 07:39:12 AM »
PicPro is no use but yes you can download DSAPro form here http://www.glcontrols.com/Support/Downloads/Product/DSAProV1_5.zip
When you install make sure you select the complete install option as that will give you the motor config utility which will allow you to set up a custom motor profile.
Have a mess around with it and any questions just ask, you will need a serial cable to connect your drive to the computer so you can view and change the drives parameters etc, easy enough to make one up as you only need the three wires.
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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2010, 09:45:00 AM »
Great, thanks.  I'll get it installed and make up a cable and will no doubt have more questions ..

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2010, 10:39:48 AM »
Meant to say you can actually mess about with things without the drive connected just to see whats in there by clicking File New and then adding an offline drive.
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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2010, 12:52:11 PM »
I got the software installed and the drive conected to the pc but the software doesn't see the drive for some reason?

Any ideas?

Drive powered up but with no motor conected to it.

Drive flashes E  then 1, 1 repeat...
« Last Edit: January 23, 2010, 12:53:49 PM by Tristar500 »

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2010, 01:32:11 PM »
Dont worry about the error, E11 is illegal hall state and as you have no motor connected you would get that or 04 which is Motor Overtemp.
You may have to try and find what the port needs to be set to, you can get the software to attempt that, go to Tools menu then Recover Comms and follow the instructions.
If you still dont get it working make sure your serial cable has cross over between pins 2 and 3.

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2010, 02:33:16 PM »
looks like the cable didnt' have pass through. OK, I need pins two and three and pin 1?

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 02:41:17 PM »
No, pin 2, 3 and 5 on the serial.
You connect
pin 5 on drive to pin 5 on computer
pin 2 on drive to pin 3 on computer
pin 3 on drive to pin 2 on computer.


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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 07:19:22 PM »
OK, tried that. I had initially used a standard serial cable but I cut the wires and mapped them out. I connected pin 5 to 5 (just as it was) and then swapped the 2 for 3 and 3 for 2.

Still doesn't detect the drive?  Any ideas?

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Re: Help with servos and drives.
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2010, 07:21:31 PM »
have you tried the auto recover thing?