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5 years 4 months ago #29529536 by Lewis
Hello, I'm trying to configure my ax2550 motor controller using Roborun software I downloaded online on windows 7. However, the software will not connect to the device. When I plug the device directly into my computer's serial port, and run Roborun, at the bottom of the window the software reads "found com1, com20," and then cycles through saying com1 and then com20 is closed over and over again. If I connect the device to a usb port via the pl2303 serial->usb converter, the software does the same thing, except that it cycles through saying com 1, 5, and 20 are closed (the device is connected to com 5, and appears to be working correctly otherwise, according to windows 7 device manager).

Any idea how I can get the device to connect to the software? There's clearly some communication going on, just not the kind required for me to configure the device.

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5 years 4 months ago #29529537 by Griffin Baker
Hi Lewis,

You are using the wrong software. That is Roborun+. You want Roborun.

dev.roboteq.com/dev1/index.php/support/downloads

Go to the bottom and look at the AX family controllers, Roborun.

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5 years 4 months ago #29529538 by Griffin Baker
The roborun software looks like this.

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5 years 4 months ago - 5 years 4 months ago #29529539 by Griffin Baker
Just so you are aware, this is now an obsolete product so we don't sell them anymore.

I've attached the usermanual here for you in case you don't have it.

As for the communication settings in the user manual, here is what you need to set it to.

9600 bits/s, 7-bit data, 1 Start bit, 1 Stop bit, Even Parity
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5 years 4 months ago #29529544 by Lewis
okay, now I've downloaded the right software and set the settings as you suggested ( seven bits, no parity, etc.). However, I'm still encountering problems connecting to the controller. My software is having pretty much the same response as the screenshot pictured above, except that the port number is com 5 instead of com 3.

Any idea what's going wrong now?

Thanks

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5 years 4 months ago #29529545 by Griffin Baker
You have to tell the software to use com 5. Look to your right. It says "Change com/lan port".

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5 years 4 months ago #29529548 by Lewis
I tried that as well (com1 by default). Still didn't connect (looked the same as above screenshot but com3 read com5).

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5 years 4 months ago #29529551 by Griffin Baker
You match up the com active that is lit in green at the top of the browser with the com port. If you look at my screenshot, both my port settings and the active port match.

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5 years 4 months ago #29529553 by Lewis
Yeah, I'm doing that, but still apparently no connection. Here's a screenshot.
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5 years 4 months ago #29529555 by Griffin Baker
Can you take a look in your device manager and check com5? Upload a screenshot of that as well.

If you have a serial to USB cable, you can connect it with that.

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