Author Topic: how do you test a serial connection  (Read 2000 times)

gonesurfing

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how do you test a serial connection
« on: April 02, 2010, 11:38:26 am »
hi
ive been working on a small project its a serial to dmx protocol convertor ,i have created a interface template with child device for the lights
and have overcome an earlier error in the ruby code,but its still not working
when i reboot the core it randomly triggers some of the lights,i am not quite sure what to try nexted, can any one suggest what to try next
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Re: how do you test a serial connection
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 03:33:55 pm »
when i reboot the core it randomly triggers some of the lights
This is probably because on boot the port gets scanned for hardware. I guess this triggers the lights.
For testing the serial connection you could use a serial tester. (http://www.datalinkcom.net/accessories/9PMTT.html) The LED's on this device lid up when there is RX and/or TX traffic.

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