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RS232 - Russound CAV66
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Post 1 made on Sunday August 26, 2012 at 03:49
kpe
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I am trying to get started controlling my CAV66 using RS232. I would like to begin by verifying that I understand how to send commands, and what format these commands should have.

From elsewhere on this site, I have found the HEX command for turning on zone 3: (my target device is 0):
F0 00 00 7F 00 00 70 05 02 02 00 00 F1 23 00 01 00 02 00 01 14 F7

Maybe I should also point out that I am new to RS232 usage, so I apologize if I am making obvious mistakes, and would much appreciate any assistance that you might provide.

In my efforts to minimize sources of errors, I am trying to first send the command using a HyperTerminal using the following configuration
Bits per second: 19200
Data bits:8
ParityNone
Stop bits:1
Flow control:None

My first problem is that I donít know how to verify that I am actually connected to the Russound device, the second is that I donít know how to actually send the command listed above.

What I have tried is to copy the list of HEX decimals, and then select ďPate to HostĒ from the HyperTerminal. I have tried this with and without space characters, and I have tries to convert the hex values to decimals:
\240\000\000\127\000\000\112\005\002\002\000\000\241\035\000\001\000\002\000\001\020
My efforts so far have produced no result. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Best regards
Kenneth Petersen
Post 2 made on Monday September 3, 2012 at 22:31
jmj52
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There is a switch on the front of the unit, underneath the remove-able bezel, that selects between the front and back RS232 ports.

What controller are you tying to use? If it is a MSC400, you would need to format the code like this:

F0, 0, 0, 7F, 0, 0, 70, 5, 2, 2, 0, 0, F1, 23, 0, 1, 0, 2, 0, 1, 14, F7


If you are using hyperterminal, you should get feedback from the RS232 for most keypad functions.
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday September 9, 2012 at 04:26
kpe
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Thank you very much for your response, and I apologies for not being able to continue this thread sooner.
 
The Russound unit does have a switch on the front, and this switch is assigned the correct setting: Back, where the RS232 cable is attached.
 
I donít see any model information on either front or back, other than the name CAV6.6, which I thought to be the model. I know however that the unit is approximately 4 years old, if this is of any help to determine the model. Can you please help me how to determine the model?
 
I have tried to use the command as specified above, without any result. Maybe I have not configured the Hyper Terminal correct. I have used the following settings:
 




Can you confirm that this should be correct?
Post 4 made on Tuesday September 11, 2012 at 21:35
jmj52
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Your baud rate and port settings from your first post are correct.

There are many reasons you would not see communication. Have you used Hyperterminal before to communicate with a serial device on that computer with that adapter. I am assuming you are using a usb to serial adapter. I have used Keyspan and Prolific with success.

I don't use Hyperterminal. You should try a program like Hercules. It offers a more useful layout for testing control.

[Link: hw-group.com]

Like I said in the previous post. You should get feedback from the CAV when controlling any of the zones through a keypad.


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