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Re: Davis VantagePro2 wireless -> cable?
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2012, 02:03:34 AM »
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Re: Davis VantagePro2 wireless -> cable?
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2012, 05:06:59 AM »
I read somewhere on the forum that the rj connector is used to update the software on the iss.

I believe that was reasonable speculation, but unconfirmed.  

But "nobody" has used it to connect a cabled console to a wireless ISS.

I have used it to connect the ISS to the the console. But you have to fit an RS-422 transciever chip (max3485CSA or similar) in the U91 position on the ISS board. It works very well, and doesn't seem to affect the wireless function. The reason I did this was because I had a spare cabled console, but no cabled ISS and needed to test the ISS board that I did have. I'm not sure that you could use the conector to re-flash the firmware though since the transceiver chip is set in transmit mode. I eventually got my hands on a wireless envoy, flashed the firmware to "console" , replaced the board and now I have a functional wireless Vantage pro again.

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Re: Davis VantagePro2 wireless -> cable?
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2012, 10:20:09 AM »
I read somewhere on the forum that the rj connector is used to update the software on the iss.

I believe that was reasonable speculation, but unconfirmed.  

But "nobody" has used it to connect a cabled console to a wireless ISS.

I have used it to connect the ISS to the the console. But you have to fit an RS-422 transciever chip (max3485CSA or similar) in the U91 position on the ISS board. It works very well, and doesn't seem to affect the wireless function. The reason I did this was because I had a spare cabled console, but no cabled ISS and needed to test the ISS board that I did have. I'm not sure that you could use the conector to re-flash the firmware though since the transceiver chip is set in transmit mode. I eventually got my hands on a wireless envoy, flashed the firmware to "console" , replaced the board and now I have a functional wireless Vantage pro again.

Thanks for the corrections and the technical information on exactly how to do it.  Information from someone who has actually done it is very valuable.

 

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