OC32NG & Turnouts

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OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby mgxtreme » 07.04.2018, 16:31

Hello fellow Rocrail users

I am after a little help please.

I have an OC32NG connected via Com6 to my Windows 10 computer and the OC32 has been configured to control a number of solenoid point motors on each of the output ports.

From the OC32Config app that comes with the OC32 I can control a sample point and either through or set straight as expected. The particular point is connected to the 1st 2 ports on the OC32 and the OC32 itself has an address of 1.

My problem is I have setup a turnout on the track plan and set the controller to be my OC32 and the bus to be 1 and the address to be one as per the config listed above. I have tried everyone of the protocol's listed from default all the way through the various different Dinamo options listed but RocRail does not appear to be sending the right info to the OC32 so as to fire the solenoid point motor.

Does anyone have any suggestions on where I may have gone wrong?

I have used another OC32 (albeit not the new NG version) to control aspect signals with no issues.

Regards

Rob
Kind Regards

Rob
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby rjversluis » 07.04.2018, 21:25

Hi,

OC32NG?
Never heard of it.
The OC32 is supported but I do not know the NG version of this decoder.
Best Regards, Rob.
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby rjversluis » 08.04.2018, 05:50

Hi Rob,

it should be 100% compatible:
https://www.dinamousers.net/article55-O ... es-OC32-NG
Best Regards, Rob.
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby mgxtreme » 14.04.2018, 18:08

I have made some progress.

When using the OC32Config that comes with the OC32NG device you can test the pin outs and this works fine. Each pin receives a pulse of power and the turn out changes direction.

The problem now is, when in RocRail it is talking to the OC32NG fine by the looks of it, but when I select the turnout to change its direction on the track plan, RocRail sends its command to the OC32 but rather than turn out firing as per it does when testing using OC32Config, it fires but then the turnout out port is constantly on.

It is as though RocRail is constantly sending the command to the port and a consequence the point motor burns out. If you select the turnout again it does not make an difference even though the track element now shows a different direction.

I have the controller set as an OM32 and the protocol is OC32.

Any ideas on how I can debug this.

I know the pin configuration is ok as OC32Config operates as expected.

Regards

Rob
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Rob
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby smitt48 » 14.04.2018, 19:13

Hi Rob,

As always provide your data!
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=issue-en

Tom
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby mgxtreme » 15.04.2018, 11:22

I have attached a copy of the Issues ZIP file and also a copy of the layout workspace (simple test workspace)

I have also attached a coupe of links to two small videos within. One showing OC32Config and the other RocRail. Both are using a multimeter to act as a turnout and set to continuous measurement. This saves me burning out yet more turnout motors :D :D

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aDKuCH4sM1OX9kMYc6NJ_uOGdJcGbxsq

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YpP1-FCHv06SAAxQIfCmTMX4PuRelhFW

Regards Rob
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby mgxtreme » 21.04.2018, 16:29

Hi

Just wondered if anyone may have had chance to look at the information I uploaded.

I have done some more tests and establish that ever if I set the port to blink a light on the OC32 when RocRail sends a command it just seems to be sending a constant command then powers the port on the OC32 constantly.

Any suggestions would be really welcome.

Regards

Rob
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Rob
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby rjversluis » 22.04.2018, 07:32

Hi,

the switch timer is used to inform OM32 how long the output must be activated.
Zero could lead to continuous.
Best Regards, Rob.
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby mgxtreme » 22.04.2018, 12:53

Hi Rob

I have tried changing the timeout setting but nothing changes the port on the OC32 is constantly open and providing a current to the turnout motor.

Regards

Rob
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Rob
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Re: OC32NG & Turnouts

Postby rjversluis » 22.04.2018, 13:10

Hi Rob,

do not forget to set the checkbox too:
http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=swi ... witch_time

There are more users using the OM32/OC32 with switch coils not burning out.

But if you only have this issue with the OC32 New Generation, the protocol has been changed.
Best Regards, Rob.
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