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by cwoodhou
Mon Sep 05, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Ultimate Powerbox
Topic: Upbv2 and Nuc11 power issue
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Upbv2 and Nuc11 power issue

NUCs nominal power supply is 19V. They can operate nearer 12V but I have had cases where a current surge from other equipment has momentarily dropped the voltage to around 12V and the NUC has shut down. I now operate my NUC with a separate power supply at about 13.5 volts and it has behaved itself s...
by cwoodhou
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Unity Windows Exception
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Unity Windows Exception

For the last three nights, when I have reviewed my night's imaging, I have had a windows exception message on the screen. It appears to be from the Unity UI, possibly around graph formatting... I am not sure as it is hard to decipher. It, however, seems to have continued working through and has oper...
by cwoodhou
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Unity (UPB V2) response issues
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Unity (UPB V2) response issues

Many thanks Evans, FWIW I think Dale and I reached similar solutions, our com port transmissions updated local variables and a status read uses the local variable, rather than making a fresh enquiry.
by cwoodhou
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Unity (UPB V2) response issues
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Please Read: Unity (UPB V2) response issues

I have certainly managed to improve things, by increasing the polling interval for the status read of the relays. It was originally 1 second and it is now 2 seconds. That seems to make the entire control application more responsive to form button presses. Changing back to 1 second interval makes it ...
by cwoodhou
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Unity (UPB V2) response issues
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Unity (UPB V2) response issues

I have had some sleep and time to work through this. Still no joy though. My control application was already up to date with ASCOM changes but for good measure, I refreshed my development and observatory machines, recompiled and re-tested. I had already added the GetSwitchDescription method (which c...
by cwoodhou
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Unity (UPB V2) response issues
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Unity (UPB V2) response issues

thanks Evans - I thought I had updated my Visual Studio ASCOM developer resources - I will double-check tomorrow. The problem is entirely repeatable, so it should be quick to establish if that is the issue. For info, I had the UI running too.

regards
by cwoodhou
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Unity (UPB V2) response issues
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Unity (UPB V2) response issues

I have an observatory control application that has been running my own ASCOM switch driver and then the UPBv2 driver for several years. This application polls the switch state every few seconds and can set switches too. It recently has become unreliable and stalling. I have tracked it down to some i...
by cwoodhou
Tue Jun 28, 2022 7:26 am
Forum: NYX-101 Harmonic Geared Mount
Topic: Mount fixing holes
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Mount fixing holes

Hi, does anyone know the fixing hole arrangement for this mount. It takes time to get pier adaptors made up these days. I'm hoping Pegasus adopted the Tak spec.

regards
Chris
by cwoodhou
Mon May 09, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Ultimate Powerbox
Topic: strange focus setting behavior with NINA (RC002)
Replies: 0
Views: 348

strange focus setting behavior with NINA (RC002)

I have two separate systems, both using latest NINA nightly (as of 8 May), one with with a UPB2 and another with a Lakeside focuser module. In NINA, I can disable the temperature compensation for the Lakeside system, but when I connect to the Unity driver and try to disable temp compensation from NI...
by cwoodhou
Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Ultimate Powerbox
Topic: Strange focus behavior (ASCOM)
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Re: Strange focus behavior (ASCOM)

My bad - it was normal behavior in SGP to flip the position around and with extensive testing, I realized that SGP/UPB were just storing my mouse clicks and executing the focus jumps one after another.
by cwoodhou
Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:10 am
Forum: Ultimate Powerbox
Topic: Strange focus behavior (ASCOM)
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

Strange focus behavior (ASCOM)

I have noticed two strange behaviors using SGP with UPBV2. All latest software (July 21), Windows 10 and ASCOM 6.5 SP1. In SGP, if I press step out or in a few times consecutively, without waiting for the motor to stop, the motor keeps going... and I have to press stop to prevent it running in or ou...
by cwoodhou
Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Ultimate Powerbox
Topic: Using UPB V2 with StellarMate?
Replies: 2
Views: 2118

Re: Using UPB V2 with StellarMate?

thanks - I was looking in the wrong place for the settings.... I was looking at the separate devices in the INDI server, like focuser, rather than as one overall multi-functional device. It is working now.
by cwoodhou
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Ultimate Powerbox
Topic: Using UPB V2 with StellarMate?
Replies: 2
Views: 2118

Using UPB V2 with StellarMate?

I wonder if anyone has used this combination, with StellarMate or Astroberry? Would be interested to know if it is possible and the installation process too!
regards