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Fluke IR/USB cable/reader/adapter/thingy

Has anyone used these before? I have one and everytime I have a Fluke 189 cross my desk I lament that I can't Met/Cal it. I have the IR reader's driver installed and it registers on COM4 but Met/Cal can't seem to query it. The 189 cal manual makes me think there is another peice of software I might be missing. Does anyone have experience with this? I am guessing blindly at the moment. The cable came with precious little documentation.

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Philip Bond

You have two choices, One is to go into Device Manager\Ports (Com & LPT) and assign the USB\IR to Com1 or you can edit the procedure to point to COM4.

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Dexter

Well, yes. I mean, I was pointing the proceedure to COM4. Below is the line that I was running for the sake of experimenting. It times out. I also tried making COM4 the default port within Editor but got an odd message stating that the port did not exist or was locked (presumably the latter is more logical). Anyway, when I run the two lines below, I simply time out. The issue may be something simple and obvious, hence why I am hoping someone just knew off the top of their head, but the cable doesn't even come with enough documentation for me to even determine its communication standard so if I have to go deep on this one, it's going to get quickly problematic.

1.001  PORT    [@COM4][10][13]

1.002  PORT    [i]

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Nathan Ryder

Try this...

 

 1.001 DISP Connect the UUT to USB using the IR Interface 1.001 DISP Adapter and IR Cable Adapter connector. 1.001 DISP 1.001 DISP Position the meter so that the IR Interface Adapter is 1.001 DISP aligned with the IR window on the top of the UUT. 1.002 MEMI ENTER PORT NUMBER THAT IR IS ON: 1.003 MATH COMPORT = "COM#" 1.004 MATH COMPORT = REPL("#",MEM, COMPORT) 1.005 VSET PORT = [V COMPORT] 1.006 DISP Rotate the UUT function switch to VAC. 1.007 PORT [P9600,N,8,1,N] 1.009 MATH S[32] = PUTV("UUT_Command", "ID") 1.011 MATH S[1] = GETV("UUT_Command"); L[1] = 0; MEM1 = -1 1.012 DO 1.013 MATH L[1] = L[1] + 1 1.014 PORT [CLR][TERM CR][T10000][SREG1][13][I$] 1.015 IF ZCMP(MEM2, "1") 1.016 IF L[1] < 2 1.017 MATH MEM1 = 1 1.018 WAIT [D1000] 1.019 ELSE 1.020 OPBR An error occurred during communication with the UUT. 1.020 OPBR 1.020 OPBR Do you wish to send the command again? 1.021 IF MEM1 < 0 1.022 MATH S[32] = PUTV("Error", "1") 1.023 ENDIF 1.024 ENDIF ; L[1] < 2 1.025 ENDIF ; ZCMP(MEM2, "1") 1.026 UNTIL MEM1 < 0 1.027 WAIT [D1000] 1.028 PORT [I$] 1.029 MATH S[1] = FLD(MEM2, 1, " ") 1.030 MATH S[2] = FLD(MEM2, 2, " ") 1.031 MATH S[3] = FLD(MEM2, 3, ",") 1.032 MATH S[4] = FLD(MEM2, 2, ",") 1.033 IF ZCMP(SUB(S[2], LEN(S[2]), 1), ",") 1.034 MATH S[2] = SUB(S[2], 1, (LEN(S[2]) - 1)) 1.035 ENDIF 1.036 IF ZCMP(SUB(S[4], 1, 1), " ") 1.037 MATH S[4] = SUB(S[4], 2, LEN(S[4])) 1.038 ENDIF 1.039 DISP Manufacturer: [SREG1] 1.039 DISP Model: [SREG2] 1.039 DISP Serial Number: [SREG3] 1.039 DISP Firmware Level: [SREG4]
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Dexter

Thanks a ton! That worked with my unit. I think I can reverse engineer the rest from here. The way it queries still seems screwy but I'll figure it out. Thank you!

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Nathan Ryder

Do you have the gold proceudre?......I just hack them up to suit my needs.

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Dexter

Oh my goodness! I am beyond stupid! *smacks forehead* I kept treating the IR cable as the thing I was trying to query and not the 189 itself! *smacks forhead again* Of course the was no manual on this thing! The documentation is in the 189's manual! *sigh...* I'm going home. I'll catch y'all later. Thanks again for the help. 

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Dexter

I am told my company has Gold support and has been paying for it for the last two years. ... I can probably recreate Fluke Gold's entire database of proceedures by the time I find the person who supposedly approved the purchase order for our Gold subscription. 

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Michael J.

If you send an email to softwaresupport@flukecal.com I can look up the company and get you the MET/SUPPORT Gold Membership number so you can add it to your account to get access to the procedures.

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