May 25, 2015 at 11:22 am #37929
last year I ordered a Opensprinkler (HW Rev. 2.1) but never had time to take it into operation.
Today I finally made the 24V connection and updated the FW via USB to version 2.14.
Everything seemed to be ok.
After that I powered down the OS and disconnect all cables and reconnect the 24V cable.
But no LCD Display, no network connection is working anymore.
If I connect the USB cable –> Display is working, networking connection ok and software access is possible.
I opened the box and checked the fuse –> ok
I checked it with two 230 VAC/24 VDC switching power supplies (both are working).
So what could possibly have happened ?May 25, 2015 at 5:33 pm #37948
“Today I finally made the 24V connection and updated the FW via USB to version 2.14.” — does this mean that both 24VAC and USB are plugged in at the same time when you did the firmware upgrade?
If the controller can power on over USB, that means the microconotrller is alive. I am still a bit confused by your description: has the controller ever worked with 24VAC, or has it never? If it has never, you should check the orange terminal block and make sure the wires have good contacts with the terminal block pins. If it worked with 24VAC before but not now, perhaps the fuse is blown or other components were damaged.May 25, 2015 at 11:53 pm #37954
does this mean that both 24VAC and USB are plugged in at the same time when you did the firmware upgrade?
has the controller ever worked with 24VAC
yes, before the update + now only with a USB connection.
perhaps the fuse is blown
I checked the fuse. It was ok
or other components were damaged
which ? I have no block diagram and no possibility to check it.
This is reason why I asked for any hints to check for the failures before I have to buy a new one.May 27, 2015 at 10:04 am #37986
If you have a multimeter, you can open the enclosure (there are four screws at the back of the device), and use your multimeter to measure the resistance between VIN to GND (these pins are available in the pin out area close to the top edge of the PCB. Let me know the resistance value.May 27, 2015 at 4:34 pm #38006
I found the problem:
• Insert the 24V AC wires into the orange terminal (AC has no polarity so the two wires have no distinction)
As I swapped the wires, the Opensprinkler started (without USB) immediately 🙂
But it started a valve (24 VAC only for testing purposes connected) too and never set them to “active low”.
Starting “Run-once-Program” starts the solenoid/valve immediately but never stop it. Same with “Stop All Stations”.
Disconnecting COM, station or switch off Opensprinkler stops/close the valve.
What I need to do to open and close (high-/low) the solenoids/valves ?May 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm #38007
What you described (i.e. swapping the two wires) sounds like you have a 24V DC power supply, not AC power supply. Note that OpenSprinkler is only designed to work with AC power supply (i.e. the output voltage is AC, not DC).May 30, 2015 at 5:09 am #38047
You are right – I used mistakenly a AC/DC power supply.
So I bought a 230 VAC/ 24VAC transformer and now it´s working.
Thx for the hint !
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