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Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 20 Nov 2015, 20:07
by nlt99
Completed S-Drive Cable.jpg
Completed S-Drive Programming Cable
My version of programming cable.jpg
Wiring Diagram and Parts List
Programming lead made-up.jpg
Making The Cable
Hi!

First off let me say that this entry would not be possible without WoodyGB's help!

I wanted to make a programming cable just for my S-Drive controller, so with Woody's help, here it is. The middle photo shows the wiring diagram and parts information. The bottom photo shows the lead modification. The thick black wire under my thumb is from the FTDI USB converter cable that I purchased on ebay. I just cut the original 6-pin flat connector off the end of that cable and trimmed off all but the red, green, white and black wires. I slipped a piece of large heat-shrink tubing onto the cable, then soldered the components onto the wires as shown after cutting the ATX extender cable I bought on Amazon in half and using the female plug part. After testing it to be sure it worked, I slipped the heat-shrink tubing over the components and shrank it to protect everything.

The top photo shows the completed cable. The plug fits right into the programming socket on the S-Drive controller. I plug the USB connector into my laptop and use the PC Programmer software so I can modify the desired parameters to suit myself.... making the scooter more responsive, etc.

Thanks again to WoodyGB for his help! Hope this is of some help to someone

Nick

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 23 Nov 2015, 09:32
by stevenz
this will come in very handy if I can ever track down the software to program with

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 23 Nov 2015, 09:50
by woodygb
Check your P.M.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Nov 2015, 02:47
by nlt99
Check this website.....

http://support.pgdt.com/Remote-Service- ... mmers.aspx

Look for: "To download a free copy of Service Programmer software, please click here." and click on it. This should give you the latest PC Programmer software.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Nov 2015, 11:46
by woodygb
NO! NO! NO! ...the SERVICE software is absolutely NOT what you want!!!!!!

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Nov 2015, 13:56
by Burgerman
http://support.pgdt.com/Remote-Service- ... SA765.aspx

Seems you can buy 3 cables now. Wheelchair, Scooter, and a USB converter. At crazy prices.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Nov 2015, 14:26
by woodygb
The USB FTDI cable that I use/make ... will ...with the correct end / connector ... perform the same function as both those leads.

I have actually made one for myself that has 3 CONNECTORS on the one USB lead...this lead will program the S-drive and all the PGDT Mobility devices ..( post Pilot ) ...and will "talk" to the SOLO controller ...meaning that the mobility program recognises that it has a SOLO controller plugged in ... but then say's that your using the incorrect software .

NOTE :- The SOLO requires the Industrial PC Software for programming.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Nov 2015, 21:46
by nlt99
Additional Note:

For anyone who doesn't want to mess with home-made cables and PC software, I have a PGDT SP1a programmer tool for sale in the "Buy/Sell Mobility Equipment section of the Forums. It is very simple and easy to use, though doesn't reach as many of the controller's parameters as the PC software does.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Nov 2015, 22:16
by woodygb
NO parameters can be viewed or altered with the Service software.

Service software only allows the downloading or uploading of a set of parameters....
These files which have a .prg extension can be supplied by the manufacturer or created and ALTERED by the other software versions.

service.jpg

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2016, 15:40
by peterik
I can not get the preset restart

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2016, 15:45
by woodygb
Never touch preset.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 06 Feb 2016, 18:56
by woodygb
peterik wrote:I can not get the preset restart


Can you upload a better picture please.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2016, 07:34
by peterik
I can not get prednastaven√© reŇ°tart It is not

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 07 Feb 2016, 10:54
by Burgerman
Far too small?

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 21 Mar 2016, 07:25
by Cornishman
I have built a programming cable. Whilst using it my laptop slipped and pulled on the cable and it no longer works. I have checked the connections of the resister and diode etc and all looks OK but it does not connect with my controller. Can anyone tell me if I can test the cable without connecting to the controller?

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 21 Mar 2016, 09:57
by woodygb

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 22 Mar 2016, 07:34
by Cornishman
Thanks, I tried it again today and it is working OK.
Must have been something else.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 15:37
by Diesalweasel
Hi guys i'm new here i have a tempted to build a cable for a prisma but i have to get some new parts as i beleive the cable to be damaged. i have a copy of a software v14.4.3 is the version i need to talk to this scooter or do i need another version. please accept my apologies . if it was a car im dealing with i could tell you what diagnostics you need lol. how ever im willing to learn
any one who wants this tool i have im happy to share it
best regards jay

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 13 Apr 2017, 21:41
by woodygb
Does the Prisma use an S-drive?

If so then the software you have should be fine.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 14 Apr 2017, 23:15
by Diesalweasel
woodygb wrote:Does the Prisma use an S-drive?

If so then the software you have should be fine.


Much appreciated for your reply woody. Means alot. I let you know how I get on . I might abandon the lead and buy a new one with the helpful posts above

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 14 Apr 2017, 23:44
by woodygb

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2017, 00:08
by Diesalweasel
woodygb wrote:http://www.wheelchairdriver.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5488#p82437


Very interesting thread you have shared there. I get right on to it. May I ask at the bottom of the software I have got it says services. Is this the one I need or do I need another version as from reading different threads in the forum there is dealer oem and services in believe correct me if I'm wrong. Also as I don't no much about scooters do they give fault codes same way if I plugged in to a car to read it

Thanks in advance best regards

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2017, 00:20
by woodygb
Service software is useless for you ...it only allows uploading or downloading of parameters ..you cannot see them or alter them.

In order.

Service , Dealer ,O.E.M & MAN ( Manufacturers ).

MAN is what you require... and yes the software will tell you of any errors.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 15 Apr 2017, 00:27
by Diesalweasel
woodygb wrote:Service software is useless for you ...it only allows uploading or downloading of parameters ..you cannot see them or alter them.

In order.

Sevices , Dealer ,O.E.M or MAN ( Manufacturers ).

MAN is what you require... and yes the software will tell you of any errors.

Thank you for your fast reply .I see now. By any chance would you happen to know where I could get this from if possible

Thanks in advance best regards

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2017, 22:07
by Diesalweasel
Diesalweasel wrote:
woodygb wrote:Service software is useless for you ...it only allows uploading or downloading of parameters ..you cannot see them or alter them.

In order.

Sevices , Dealer ,O.E.M or MAN ( Manufacturers ).

MAN is what you require... and yes the software will tell you of any errors.

Thank you for your fast reply .I see now. By any chance would you happen to know where I could get this from if possible

Thanks in advance best regards


Evening woody. All the new bits came Friday and I built the new interface up. Built it on a bread board. Plugged it all up and works fab. Your a star. Best regards james

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 23 Apr 2017, 22:11
by woodygb
Your welcome.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Jun 2017, 18:07
by MAURYCY
peterik wrote:I can not get the preset restart

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Jun 2017, 22:03
by woodygb
You do not want or need the preset.

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 29 Jun 2017, 22:28
by Burgerman
I suspect that was a bot, awaiting spam...

Re: Programming cable specifically for S-Drive controllers

PostPosted: 31 Mar 2018, 18:25
by Digipro
Hi everyone I have the drive royale 4 with the s-drive 200 controller and wondered if this cable in first post would be able to program the s-drive controller and where can get the software to re program the controller to my needs?. I have searched all over the Web and come to this website. I cannot find the software to program the s-drive as it seems u ha e to register to attain the software and they as stated above in a post do checks .

Thanks

Steve