John Braun replied to the topic 'Ultimate Powerbox v2 - connectivity issues?' in the forum. 1 month ago

I entered this line into the /lib/udev/rules.d/99-observatory.rules file as shown in the tutorial. There was no other identical device, so I skipped the serial number.

SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0403", ATTRS{idProduct}=="6015", MODE="0666", SYMLINK+="UPBv2"

So is it legal use the device symlink /dev/UPBv2 in the Indi driver port field?

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John Braun replied to the topic 'Ultimate Powerbox v2 - connectivity issues?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Wow - thanks knro! Your help is much appreciated!

OK so I will go ahead and make a udev rule for it. Maybe I have a bunch of USB devices that should also have persistent mapping. :unsure:

How can I tell if a USB device is using a serial to usb adapter internally?

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John Braun replied to the topic 'Ultimate Powerbox v2 - connectivity issues?' in the forum. 1 month ago

Thanks for the tip. I'm using Kstars/Ekos on a headless mini PC/ Ubuntu 18.04. I read some of the posts on persistent port mapping, but thought that this was only for USB-to-serial converters. Would the same technique (/lib/udev/rules.d/) work for regular USB devices?

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John Braun replied to the topic 'Ultimate Powerbox v2 - connectivity issues?' in the forum. 1 month ago

OK, here are a few UPBv2 logs from this evening. Just for clarity, my system is off-grid with a solar panel/12V battery setup. It is completely powered down between sessions, so I am always starting from a cold boot.

The first log went well. I left all the USB devices plugged in and powered up the mini pc and UPB at the same time. I started Kstars and Ekos - Ekos connected to all the Indi devices automatically. I was able to turn the dew heaters on and off at various levels everything looked great.

Then the troubles started. I disconnected and rebooted. When Ekos tried to connect to the UPB it could not find an open port. It tried automatic cycling and I tried manually as well. I disconnected other devices and tinkered around for a while. Eventually the driver crashed. It crashed many times even after a reboot. Finally I cut power to both the mini pc and the UPB and restarted everthing. I turned off the auto-connect in the Indi settings and manually connected the UPB first, and then added the other devices one by one. That seemed to work.

It seems like I'm having USB conflicts that are different each boot. Not sure at all if it is related to the UPBv2 Indi driver or just my Newbie-ness with Linux. Hopefully this helps a bit :-)

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John Braun replied to the topic 'Ultimate Powerbox v2 - connectivity issues?' in the forum. 1 month ago

In case it is a help, I was able to get current off of all three dew channels using the current stable driver.

I'll attach my log as soon as I get a chance test it again tonight.

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John Braun replied to the topic 'Capture & Solve -> Slew to Target...' in the forum. 2 months ago

Just in case anyone is still interested in this, I found something that might help for CGEM users.

There is a slew setting with the hand controller that allows you to change the direction of final approach for each axis. The default for my mount was positive RA and positive DEC. I was having trouble getting the slews under 80 arcmin so I decided to try some experimenting with these. I switched RA to negative and did a 'calibrate mount/ goto calibration'. After this the gotos are much better, down to under 50 and often better. Hope it helps someone :-)

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John Braun replied to the topic 'Ultimate Powerbox v2 - connectivity issues?' in the forum. 2 months ago

I am also seeing the following message in yellow:

Pegasus UPB : [WARNING] Received wrong number of detailed sensor data. Retrying...

When it happens, all of the data fields go to zero and I can't control any of the functions. The only way to recover is to disconnect all of my USB connections on the Indi panel, and then slowly connect them one by one.

I would be glad to upload my log if someone would explain how to turn it on and where it is located.

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John Braun replied to the topic 'Ekos scheduler - scripting help' in the forum. 2 months ago

Thanks for the tip - that's a big help.

Here is my revised command to turn the fans on low, which seems to work:

indi_setprop "Apogee CCD.CCD_FAN.FAN_OFF;FAN_SLOW;FAN_MED;FAN_FAST=Off;On;Off;Off"


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John Braun replied to the topic 'Pegasus UPB v2 script question' in the forum. 2 months ago

Yes, I'm trying my hand at scripting this. My hope is to call the 'Turn panel on' script before taking flats, and then turn the panel off with a second script.

There does not seem to be a way to call a script from the Calibration Frames dialog in the Capture module. I wonder if this would be hard to add in?

Maybe a workaround might be to run the script from the File Setting section of the Capture module. I could run a single dummy frame that runs the 'On' script after capture, and then have another dummy turn it off after the sequence is done.

Thanks fenriques for the tip. I'll let you know how it goes with the UPBv2.

I'm not using the focuser (yet), but am able to control the USB ports. There seems to be a little instability with the driver still. I'm getting this message intermittently: [WARNING] Received wrong number of power sensor data. Retrying...

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