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Offline Steve Gase

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board ID behavior
« on: November 21, 2013, 09:32:44 AM »
I thought that board selection allowed you to use '0' as a wildcard (broadcast) that would apply to any connected board.  if the utility used '0', then any board regardless of the selected board ID would accept the commands.

I am seeing that I need the Addr set to 0, and the board set to 0 for anything to take.
If I use 0 in the tool, and 1 on the board, nothing happens.
If I use 1 in the tool, and 1 on the board, nothing happens.

...and yes, i power-cycle the board each time I change the switch
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Offline Steve Gase

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Re: board ID behavior
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 09:39:49 AM »
figured it out...  the switches work from right to left.

still don't know why the 'broadcast' 0 isn't working, must be a misunderstanding on my part.

back to the switch.  as I look at the board on my desk the legend above the switch is not visible -- BUT the switch numbers 1, 2, 3, ... are easily seen and become the expected guide.

So (for others that come across this...) the MSB (most significant bit) is to the left... the LSB (least significant bit) is the the right. 

from left to right :)  it is off-off-off-off-ON-off is ID=2


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Re: board ID behavior
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 11:34:45 AM »
message deleted because Dave realized I was answering the wrong question  8)
« Last Edit: November 21, 2013, 11:42:40 AM by JonB256 »

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Re: board ID behavior
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 11:39:16 AM »
There is no broadcast address. Only on the SSC software.

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Re: board ID behavior
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 10:54:12 AM »
Thanks for posting this Steve....I made the same mistake and couldn't figure out (even though JonB says he told me before!)....

Fred

 

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