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Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 04 Nov 2015, 15:53

I can supply programming leads for the Penny & Giles / PGDT range of controllers ...price £20 including postage in the U.K. ...approx £4 extra will be required for postage overseas.

Please Note:-THESE LEADS ARE USELESS WITHOUT THE PROGRAMMING SOFTWARE.

I do NOT supply the leads with software ...YOU will need to browse the web / forums and acquire it.

Programming lead PGDT.jpg

PGDT Programming lead.jpg


Leads are also available for the scooter S-drive controller... same price.

As are leads for Curtis controllers...see pic below for Curtis.
Curtis Programming lead.jpg


contact me direct via woodygb at orangehome.co.uk
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Re: Programming leads

Postby Burgerman » 04 Nov 2015, 17:04

If you buy a lead, someone on the forum may direct you to the software.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby scooter79 » 29 Nov 2015, 18:43

Hi there just seen your listing I have apride Jazzy select chair. Abit of a dum question what could i do with the lead thanks.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby Burgerman » 29 Nov 2015, 21:55

You can reprogram it so that for once in its life, it steers properly! Remove all the delay, turn acc, turn dec, and increase forward acc etc.

All chairs that are sold have abysmal programming - making them almost uncontrollable in comparison to how they can actually be. But you generally need a low level engineering or OEM programmer. Not the typical dealer version that most tech guys have. And you need to set a lot of stuff to 100, which most wont do for reasons non of us understand...
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Re: Programming leads

Postby scooter79 » 29 Nov 2015, 22:06

Burgerman wrote:You can reprogram it so that for once in its life, it steers properly! Remove all the delay, turn acc, turn dec, and increase forward acc etc.

All chairs that are sold have abysmal programming - making them almost uncontrollable in comparison to how they can actually be. But you generally need a low level engineering or OEM programmer. Not the typical dealer version that most tech guys have. And you need to set a lot of stuff to 100, which most wont do for reasons non of us understand...

Thanks for the reply I'm new here.
Do you know where I could get the software etc as mine does 1-4 mph which is abit slow even if the lowest speed was say 2-3.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby Burgerman » 29 Nov 2015, 23:07

Unless someone has turned it down to a slower speed for some reason, then it will be already set to 100% and will not go faster.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby scooter79 » 03 Dec 2015, 21:57

Burgerman wrote:Unless someone has turned it down to a slower speed for some reason, then it will be already set to 100% and will not go faster.


Thanks for the reply. If you know yourself or any experience my chair is a pride jazzy select.
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Re: Programming leads

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Re: Programming leads

Postby andithornton2 » 08 Dec 2015, 21:19

Hiya

I have the software, is this all I need to reprogram or do I still need a dongle?

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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 08 Dec 2015, 22:25

If your talking about an Rnet then you need an OEM dongle...
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Re: Programming leads

Postby Burgerman » 09 Dec 2015, 10:44

I presume its not r-net. Or that software wont be much use...
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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 09 Apr 2016, 07:48

NOTE:- That FTDI has recently updated it's driver and the Chinese copies will not work with it ... you need to use an earlier version of the driver.

https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/02/08/ex ... -adafruit/
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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 24 Apr 2016, 13:10

It has become impossible to use the cheap Chinese FTDI leads ...my last batch of 10 were completely duff...this together with the new FTDI driver makes the use of these knock offs problematical...so I'm going to change over to GENUINE leads.
Unfortunately this will involve a price increase of approx £10 ...so the programming leads based on GENUINE FTDI cables ... which are £16 each ...will be £25 rather than £15.
So ...together with an XLR / Neutrik plug and a couple of components I'm making approx £5.

p&p and paypal fees will be an extra cost....this equates to approx £12 for overseas postage and fees.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby rover220 » 24 Apr 2016, 13:25

Was the one I bought a genuine ftdi?
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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 24 Apr 2016, 13:54

I bought the leads from china/hong kong...they said that they utilised a FTDI chip and worked fine.
BUT it would now seem that many leads from China do not use a genuine FTDI chip inside them and they will not function correctly with the latest driver ...they will however work just fine with an earlier driver version.

As to your question ...I don't know if the FTDI chip used in the lead I supplied is GENUINE...but it certainly wasn't a lead bought from FTDI.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 24 Apr 2016, 14:06

rover220 wrote:Was the one I bought a genuine ftdi?

Has your lead ceased to function?
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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 24 Apr 2016, 14:32

A bit more info on the FTDI attempt to stop the use of non genuine chips.

https://hackaday.com/2016/02/01/ftdi-dr ... nt-page-2/

The newest functionality to the FTDI driver released through a Windows update merely injects unwanted but predictable data into the serial stream. Having a device spit out “NON GENUINE DEVICE FOUND!” won’t necessarily break a device, but it is an undocumented feature that could cause some devices to behave oddly. Because no one really knows if they have genuine FTDI chips or not – this undocumented feature could cause problems in everything from industrial equipment to medical devices, and of course in Arduinos whose only purpose is to blink a LED.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby rover220 » 24 Apr 2016, 15:09

woodygb wrote:
rover220 wrote:Was the one I bought a genuine ftdi?

Has your lead ceased to function?


Will be trying it tomorrow.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby Smark67 » 24 Apr 2016, 17:34

I have R-Net Dealer Permobil and IR Configurator (Permobil) software… So presumably I would still need a dongle?
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Re: Programming leads

Postby steves1977uk » 24 Apr 2016, 19:10

Yup you need a dongle to be able to program a R-Net PM.

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Re: Programming leads

Postby Daveincaol » 26 May 2016, 23:20

Woody
Can you supply a programming lead for a Solo controller which has a 4 pin inline programming socket?

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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 27 May 2016, 07:56

Hi Dave,

Yes ...or I can supply you the info to modify any existing PGDT programming leads that you have.

NOTE ...The SOLO requires INDUSTRIAL Programming software.

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Re: Programming leads

Postby Daveincaol » 27 May 2016, 12:46

Hello again,

I would like you to make me one from scratch, if you please.
Let me know the cost and your Paypal email so I can remit.

Thanks

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Re: Programming leads

Postby Daveincaol » 04 Jun 2016, 20:08

Hello Woody

Did you miss my post of the 27th last re the Programming lead? I have the necessary software.

Thanks

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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 04 Jun 2016, 20:46

Ah ..yes ..sorry... missed the one about purchase!

I should have one made and tested by Monday.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 06 Jun 2016, 09:47

P.M. sent.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby Daveincaol » 10 Jun 2016, 21:54

Woody

The Programming lead arrived today. Many Thanks.

Can I program the controller while it is sitting on the bench and does it need a 24v supply while being programmed?

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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 10 Jun 2016, 22:33

It can be programmed on the bench and does need a 24v supply AND one wire connected from a pin... I'll look up the pin number ... to the 24v positive.


NOTE... That you'll need the INDUSTRIAL Software NOT the MOBILITY Software.
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Re: Programming leads

Postby woodygb » 10 Jun 2016, 22:50

Here you go ...
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Re: Programming leads

Postby Daveincaol » 10 Jun 2016, 23:30

Excellent

Thanks again

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