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James feedback 080515

Your message re the Saitek HAL file did not include an e-mail address!

I’m not sure about the file, but post a message in the forum about it. I know the forum  seems dead, but there are some people and mods who still log onto the forum at times and will probably be able to help you.

Miles feedback 300113

Your message re Arduino and amBX registration seems to have been cut short as it’s not complete.

Please can you contact me again, putting your e-mail address at the start of the comment. Also add your amBX user name if you’re still waiting registration and I’ll follow that up. As I didn’t get all the comment,I’m not sure what all the comment was, but based on what I got:

I am interested in using an Arduino for similar purposes, although I’ve not yet got around to playing with it yet. It’s a while since I’ve done anything with the amBX, and even longer with the Arduino, so I’m a bit rusty. The I’ll need to look into it in more detail, but I think the output from the LED driver is PWM - it is certainly PWM to the LEDs themselves. Because of this, would it be better using a digital input on the Arduino instead of analogue? As regards to where to take the input from, the sidelight input would be the simplest place as this varies from 0v (off) to 16v (on). This would be taken from the wallwasher sidelight socket - e.g. pin 2 for the red.

The other option would be to take it from the sidelight PCB, either at the output (pin 1) of IC1 or one of the test points (TE11 or TE15) - details given for  the red. The output voltage range is different.

Taking the input from the wallwasher socket would be the simplest, if it’s feasible to do it this way, as it doesn’t involve needing to have a sidelight or messing about soldering to the sidelight PCB. My only concern would be to ensure that adequate protection is given to prevent any overloading, short circuit etc. at the output from the wallwasher as this could damage the wallwasher components. I’m not sure how well they are protected against that sort of thing, although they are protected against ESD.

If the connection was to the sidelight PCB and any components got damaged, at least (in theory) they would be easier to replace.


Adebsi feedback 171112

You should find the information you need on this site.

I still have to finish the wallwasher light fault section off, but most of this is the same as the sidelight faults (voltage readings at certain points may be different).

Read through the Sidelight\Sidelight faults section, especially further down the page

See the Sidelight\Testing LEDs section for general information on testing the LEDs

The wallwasher lights circuit is shown under the Wallwasher light tab.

Anonymous 291012

Thanks for the information regarding DA1 and DA2 connection naming. I’ll check that out when I get a bit of time (may be a while!) and update the information where necessary

update - 270913. My apologies, I still haven’t checked this out yet as I’ve not been near the stripped amBX for a while.

291013 - Finally, a year later, I’ve corrected and re-uploaded the diagram. Apologies for the time it took.