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PostSubject: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   10/4/2008, 09:08

Hi,

I'm trying to set up Velleman's K8000 interface in order to activate Start Lamps.
I want to have it for a near Slot Event in Spain.

Ok, I've done all tests that are explained on Velleman's MAnual, and the board is respondig well.
I've connected then the board to the PC:
SCL Led is On, an Mains is powered with 220Vac.
Paralel port is set as LPT1.
Output/Input range are D800-D807
and
Output/Input range are D480-D487

I've tried to test the borad via the PC, but I'm not sure if it is working well (PCLC test software says 'trying to conect to K8000...' and stays there).
Also, I've tried to test with PCLC K8000 interface, but I can't get any results.
I think that there is some trouble with this I/O Ranges, but thery can't be changed from System Administrator.

Could somebody help me with this?

Thanks in advance,
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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   10/4/2008, 14:23

Hi djlutz,

I have a K8000,i will test if it still work...

If you can it's better to user phidget interface, 0/0/4 include relays.
more information here http://www.pclapcounter.be/phidget_interface.html

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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   10/4/2008, 20:06

Thanks Guy,

I appreciate your help with K8000, becasue it took me time and money. But if there is no chance, I will look for a 8/8/8 Phidget.

I will wait until your words praying... Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   10/4/2008, 22:05

I have tested and it work fine, here is a video and my setup:

http://www.pclapcounter.be/Forum_data/K8000Lights.wmv

I didn't set detector to K8000 because the K8000 is used only for lights:



Here you have to specify the digital IO channel to use, jumper on the K8000 for these channel most be set to "OUT":


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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   16/4/2008, 16:33

Hi Guy,

I think that here is the first problem I've:
since my PCLC PC has not a Paralel port, I'm using an extension PCI card.
The ports ranges are quite diferent as the normal one's froma a paralel mother board integrated card:

http://forum.velleman.be/viewtopic.php?t=1398&highlight=k8000

Software update link:
http://vel255.diinoweb.com/files/K8000_new.zip

I'm also having other issues with K8000, I will post them on Vellemans forum...
http://forum.velleman.be/viewtopic.php?t=1464
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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   17/4/2008, 00:07

thank for the information, i will check the answer on the velleman forum.
if they found a solution i will have to rewrite some part of PCLC to include the new dll affraid ....k8000 with parallel port becomes obsolete, not sure that i will continue to support K8000 in PCLC pale

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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   17/4/2008, 00:37

I understand you.
I was looking for a phidget suplier in Europe but I don't know why I could not find one.
Last week it took me 5mins. to find one... scratch

The reason for me now is because I've spend 200 for the K8000 and other Velleman addons.

I hope that this guys of Velleman will give me a good way to solve my problem. Then after, I think that this .dll implementation will not be too dificult (I hope).
Let's see...
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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   17/4/2008, 00:56

As you say wait and see...

I buy my 8/8/8 and 0/16/16 at
http://www.eztronics.nl/webshop/catalog/index.php?language=en
http://www.eztronics.nl/webshop/catalog/index.php/cPath/1_17

More distributors here: http://www.phidgets.com/distributors.php#EURO

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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   10/5/2008, 21:17

Hi Guy,
so, now my K8000 is working perfect. I've tested the k8000 with a PCLC demo on my vista PC and works fine.
Now comes the next thema, becasue as I told you, I've added an extra PCI card to my 'Race PC' since that one didn't had a Parallel port.
Now the LPT adresses are different (As I told you at the begining of the post).
Could it be possible to have the dll updated in order to use that kind of extra PCI parallel card at PCLC?

New K8000 dll files:
http://vel255.diinoweb.com/files/K8000_new.zip
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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   11/5/2008, 15:55

Regarding your post it's working on Vista but did you have a parallel port on your Vista PC ?

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PostSubject: Re: Setting up Starting Lights with K8000   11/5/2008, 21:53

Hi Guy,

my office PC is Vista with integrated Parallel port. Here K8000 and starting lamps are working perfect now.

In my PCLC PC at my track, it has WinXP sp2, but the PC did not have parallel port, so I bought a PCI Parallel card, but on that the parallel adress is not the regular, so K8000 is not working with PCLC. Using the new dll and the explanation you could adapt the PCLC to work with that kind of added PCI cards.
On the next link you can see other people with the same problems, and the solution:
http://forum.velleman.be/viewtopic.php?t=1398&highlight=k8000


Thanks Guy. It would be a great help.
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