RS232 Connection Notes
See the RS232 reference to determine the wiring for either a 9-way or 25-way female D Type “sub-miniature” connector.
RTS and CTS are connected together. RXD is used to steal a negative supply.
You may have to connect DSR and DCD to DTR if you are using the Arbiter hardware with other software. This connection is not required with HotBox or the NT service tempscv.exe.
|R1, 4, 5, 16, 17||220R|
|R2, 14, 15||2k2|
|R6..13||4k7 (Fit as required)|
|C1,2||47µF, 16V (Note polarity)|
|REG1||7805 5volt regulator (Note pin out)|
|IC1||PIC16L84-04/P (Or PIC16F84-04/P) See notes below|
|SW1||Momentary Push Button (reset)|
|L1, 2||LED Red (Note polarity)|
|L3||LED Green (Note polarity)|
|CN1..8||3 way PCB mounted connector. Up to 8 DS18B20s may be connected to each connector. (Fit as required)|
|CN9||4 way PCB mounted connector.|
|TR1||BC212 – or any general purpose PNP switching transistor (Check the pin out!)|
|Misc||Power block (9v 100mA), power connector, up to 64 DS18B20s, cable, silicone rubber, sleeveing, mating connectors for CN1..9, RS232 female connector|
LED’s – what they indicate
L1 steady – power on
L2 flashing once a second – firmware is running
L3 lit – A DS1820 is being polled
If RTS drops, the controller will stop polling and turn off L2 and L3.
Disconnect from PC and disconnect DS1820 probes. L1 should be on, L2 flashing.
Connect a DS1820 probe. L3 should flick on once every 5 seconds. Additional probes can be connected “hot”. (Each single wire bus is scanned every 5 seconds, additional devices will be recognized when connected.)
Connect to PC. L2, L3 out. Use (hyper) terminal set to 19200, 8 data, no parity, 1 stop bit. When “connected” (RTS/CTS asserted) L2, L3 should revert to flashing. Check for data frames.
PICS are general purpose micro controllers, manufactured by Microchip Technology. They are popular devices for hobbyists/ hackers/ nerds/ electronic geniuses and can be used for all sorts of purposes.
PIC’s come in different packages, speeds, voltage range, temperature range and power dissipation. The 16F84-04/P is the “entry level” version. Its siblings will probably work in the circuit, but I haven’t tested all of them. Avoid /SO devices – unless you’ve laid out your board for surface mount!
A 16F84-04/P device needs programming before it can do anything useful. The PIC Source .asm file needs to be compiled. The generated .hex file will contain the program instructions and configuration bits. The .hex file is read by the programmer and is used to “blow” the device. A 16F84-04/P can be reprogrammed many times.
For more detail: DS1820 Arbiter V2.00 Schematic / Parts List
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