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James HutchinsonJanuary 26, 2022 at 12:02 pmPost count: 0DrokKeymasterJanuary 27, 2022 at 6:25 amPost count: 2969InjuneerApril 25, 2022 at 9:58 pmPost count: 0
Sorry, old post, but I need to dredge this up again…
I have the same unit, no clue what the serial com data format is. I have at least two dozen Drok units of different tiers, the ones that I have worked out don’t seem to correlate between each other. (As an example, I have several digital relay systems that I command via UART/TTL, speaking of only Drok units… I have the relays, some multichannel function generators, several very expensive power units like this one and the 60v high wattage step-down with remote LCD screen, etc.) I have tapped into most of those and have had limited success, in fact, I just converted my DS5015 into a Bluetooth serial version myself but I’m using another OEM .apk to control that one.
I strongly prefer just using a serial terminal, and it really seems to me that there’s some serious incompetence down the line in getting the information across (not always, but more often than not across any given vendor). What’s the point of putting the UART/TTL interface om the front page of the part specs if nobody can provide arguments and commands? We’re just supposed to guess this stuff?
On a number of the other devices I mentioned, after tons of research and testing, I have found (with variable success) some standard formats. Example,on the digital relays, you can request the operational mode currently active on the device, turn the function on/off entirely,or program the timing modes directly (with a really stupid format for the time string/value, either #.#.#.#, ###.#, #### plus a few more).
Some customers really, really need communication protocol info for a given device/project. As I said already, it’s asinine to push the port interface as a feature, then have literally zero documentation, like there’s some sort of magic wand to be waved.
For the most part,I like all of my Drok sources modules for convenience, quality, generally satisfying design. I have invested a good four figure amount in the parts, and use them daily mostly… But again, we need this information.
Please and thank you. This request should go to the top of the company, not because I’m special, but for the benefit of ALL who buy any of your units that have UART/TTL headers, or really, any serial interface/bus (iic, spi, one-wire, you name it).MikeSeptember 10, 2022 at 10:47 pmPost count: 0DrokKeymasterSeptember 15, 2022 at 3:12 amPost count: 2969
Are you talking about 200580? Here is communication protocol, https://www.droking.com/cs/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/200580-Communication-Protocol.pdfMikeSeptember 17, 2022 at 6:19 pmPost count: 0
Thank you for the reply! I am using https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/B1E36nhld0S.pdf
It is called the “DC Boost Converter, DROK CNC 10V-65V to 12V-120V DC to DC 12V 24V 36V 48V 12A 800W Adjustable Power Supply Voltage Regulator Module”
If I look at the tx/rx pins on the bottom right of this board, they are both 5v, as well as VCC when I check with a multimeter.
I would expect the logic level on the TX pin to be always at 3.3v. I tried connecting both 3.3v and 5v TTL at 9600 baud with no luck.
Any idea what I could do here? Thanks again. The product itself looks fantastic, but I need serial control for my project!