Arduino and GCA101 connection

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Arduino and GCA101 connection

Postby Malcolmroc » 19.04.2017, 07:47

Hi Peter
I am thinking of using a Arduino and GCA101 ethernet connection to control my layout.
I assume this is a stable design, as it is available to purchase
What output does the GCA101 create on Loconet - Digitrax commands or binary, please
Is this a viable connection or should I use RS232, please
What Arduino would you recommend, please
Thanks for your time and design input
Regards
Malcolm
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Re: Arduino and GCA101 connection

Postby rjversluis » 19.04.2017, 07:50

Hi Malcolm,

What output does the GCA101 create on Loconet - Digitrax commands or binary

The GCA101 does not generate command; Its just an interface between Ethernet and LocoNet.
The commands are coming from Rocrail and is conform to the Digitrax LocoNet Personal Edition. (LocoNet is binary)

http://mrrwa.org/loconet-interface/
Best Regards, Rob.
:!: PS: Do not forget to attach the usual files.
:!: PS: Nicht vergessen die übliche Dateien an zu hängen.
[ macOS - Linux] - [ N: CBus - CAN-GCA ] - [ 0: RocNetNode - GCA-Pi ]
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Re: Arduino and GCA101 connection

Postby Malcolmroc » 19.04.2017, 10:55

Hi Bob
So the switch commands and sense commands are sent and received in binary format - correct?
Also from your link it looks like the GCA101 uses RS232 - correct?
Thanks
Malcolm
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Re: Arduino and GCA101 connection

Postby rjversluis » 19.04.2017, 11:02

Malcolmroc wrote:Also from your link it looks like the GCA101 uses RS232 - correct?

no: Ethernet.
Best Regards, Rob.
:!: PS: Do not forget to attach the usual files.
:!: PS: Nicht vergessen die übliche Dateien an zu hängen.
[ macOS - Linux] - [ N: CBus - CAN-GCA ] - [ 0: RocNetNode - GCA-Pi ]
rjversluis
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Re: Arduino and GCA101 connection

Postby Malcolmroc » 19.04.2017, 16:52

Great
Thanks I will now buy one
Malcolm
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Re: Arduino and GCA101 connection

Postby Malcolmroc » 20.04.2017, 08:24

Hi
Is there a user guide to the GCA101, please
Thanks
Malcolm
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Re: Arduino and GCA101 connection

Postby smitt48 » 20.04.2017, 11:11

Hi Malcolm,

Just search the wiki
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=mgv101-en&s[]=gca101

This one is a bit tricky as the English version is still known under its original nomenclature "mgv".

Tom
Kind regards,
Tom Smit
Kralendijk, Bonaire - Dutch Caribbean

Märklin M & K-rails with ECoS2 (4.2.3) - Win10
RoSoft: S88n & WDD switch & SDD signal decoders
Display: Tri-ang from 1950's, Märklin from early 1960's
In build phase
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