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#26 OzAndrewJ

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 05:55 PM

Gday dogeddie

But if we use the RF connector with pigtails to test the ports, are you saying I would not need to remove the side panel?

Correct

The panel is just a circuit board with traces, a switch and an LED on it. It has no smarts.

The 2 Aux ports are wired in parallel, so a pigtail into the spare port allows you to remotely

monitor the comms on the Aux bus clock and data lines

ref

https://www.cloudyni...d/#entry9685649

for a piccy of how it is wired

If the handbox and wiring to the mount is OK, on booting you will see the clocking and data appear on the clock and data lines as the mount tests for any attached devices.

If your tech understands simple I2C comms, he can tell whats going on, ie if there is valid data there

 

Andrew Johansen Melbourne Australia

PS, If using a pigtail, ensure the +12V line is insulated/covered to prevent accidents

you only need clock, data and ground


Edited by OzAndrewJ, 08 January 2020 - 05:58 PM.


#27 dogeddie

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 06:19 PM

You are awesome! Thank you!



#28 dogeddie

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:13 PM

The Aux ports check out, so based on that info I am going to order an LNT module. I'll let you know if it works!



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 01:06 PM

I got a replacement LNT module and everything works. Thanks everyone!




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