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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby woodygb » 14 Jan 2020, 18:28

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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby NJChevyGuy » 14 Jan 2020, 20:23

Thanks Woody
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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby Sherlock_holmes » 05 Feb 2020, 20:14

Wow and thank you for such a clear diagram. Since viewing this thread I have just ordered all the bits to make my own cable to re-program the S drive and maybe the solo drive if all goes to plan.

I see vik is having problems with a 200 amp controller hope I will not have the same issue. I will repost if I have successfully programmed mine

I just need the relative software if anyone can advise me. does the same software do both controllers?


Big thanks to woody and ntl99 for all the information provided
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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby Sherlock_holmes » 05 Feb 2020, 21:07

Vik wrote:Hi All,

Finally managed to get the 14.6.0 software talking to my S-drive 200Amp controller! using the Serial converter module I posted in a link above and mods as per above posts.
I did this by removing the 33k(47k) resistor altogether.
The process I used is as follows:
1 - Without anything connected to the 4-pin Molex plug on the controller, I turned on the controller, and checked the DC voltages available on pins 3 and 4 with a multimeter
2 - confirmed with a TTL logic probe that there were data pulses on those pins.

My reasoning was that because there is 5 volts supplied by the controller on pin 4 of the molex, when the controller is 'On' then there is no need for further voltage to be supplied via the resistor from the USB of the PC.
NOTE: I have only tried this on the S-drive 200Amp controller.

A huge thanks to Woody and Burgerman for providing this forum and those who share their knowledge and experiences here.


Thanks vik hope it works for my 200amp controller to looks like you may have saved me a lot of time.
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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby Burgerman » 05 Feb 2020, 23:18

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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby msketch » 09 Feb 2020, 23:36

Hey any way I can get that software too?
I have a 200amp sdrive I would like to edit some things for.
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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby Burgerman » 10 Feb 2020, 00:04

You might!
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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby Sherlock_holmes » 24 Feb 2020, 13:04

Well thanks to the cable from woody I have managed to convert my mini crosser from the dead solo drive to a s drive all re programmed next to do my 200am s drive.
The cable worked straight away on windows 10 pro. cheers
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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby woodygb » 24 Feb 2020, 18:57

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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby Sherlock_holmes » 23 Mar 2020, 19:29

Well I have just been able to program my S drive 200amp unit. Thanks to Vik for his input.
Following Viks earlier post I was still unable to get the program to talk to the unit, until i changed the voltage
From 5 volts to 3.5 the comms became active imediatly
Thanks again to everyone :dance
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Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

Postby woodygb » 23 Mar 2020, 19:56

Thanks for the info :thumbup:
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