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4-String Differential SmartReceiver v2.01 Board

Started by breese, August 02, 2022, 09:20:27 AM

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breese

I just received my first differential smart receiver v2.01 board.
Is there a manual for this?
I am going to be using it on my Falcon F16V4 1.01 board.
Just want to be sure I have the switches all setup correctly



breese


breese

I see there is a configuration for Smart Mode or Dumb Mode.
When and why would I want to run one of these?

Poporacer

Quote from: breese on August 02, 2022, 02:58:38 PMI see there is a configuration for Smart Mode
That is if you want to daisy chain the remotes, but the ports on each of the remotes will share the total pixel allotment for that port.

Quote from: breese on August 02, 2022, 02:58:38 PMor Dumb Mode.
Actually Normal Mode, but if you are not daisy chaining them, then you use Normal Mode.

Quote from: breese on August 02, 2022, 02:58:38 PMWhen and why would I want to run one of these?
If you have several props in somewhat remote locations without high pixel counts, then daisy chaining them might be a good option.
If to err is human, I am more human than most people.

JonD

#5
I have the 2.0 version of smart receivers, but I had all sorts of issues when using normal mode off of a F16v4.  I would get ghosting from other ports and had to put them in smart mode to correct the issue.  I let David know about it, but it was Christmas and I had a work around.  Maybe firmware and new 2.1 version have corrected that by now.  If you use native mode and notice issues, you might be able to correct by changing to smart mode. 

csmith

I like the new blue receivers I just received, especially the smaller green Phoenix connectors. 

But... between the basic instructions on the back of the board and the referenced document above I'm still a bit fuzzy on setup.

The 4 DIP switches on the board come from the factory all in the 'ON' position.

Do we need to ever touch these?  What do the do?
Chuck Smith

dkulp

They are for the terminating resistors.   They should be ON for the last receiver in the chain and off for the others.   
Daniel Kulp - https://kulplights.com

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