What order to connect PCAN-USB to hardware device (radar)

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petersimon
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What order to connect PCAN-USB to hardware device (radar)

Post by petersimon » Wed 20. Jan 2021, 20:58

Hello

I have installed PCAN-View and connected the PEAK PCAN-USB IPEH-002021 to my laptop (Windows 10) and the red LED is flashing. I have a radar connected to a cable (which supplies it with power) and there is a CAN female connector with 120 ohms there to connect to the PEAK PCAN-USB. I cannot find any information about the order of connecting the devices.

Starting with everything switched off, what should I do?

I need to:
- connect the CAN female connector to the PEAK PCAN-USB
- power up the radar
- power up the computer
- launch PCAN-VIew

Is that the correct order?

Thanks

M.Heidemann
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Re: What order to connect PCAN-USB to hardware device (radar)

Post by M.Heidemann » Thu 21. Jan 2021, 08:20

Hello,

Thank you for your request.

This would be one way to run the setup.

You have to make sure, that you use the correct bitrate-settings for communication with your radar device when using
PCAN-View.

If you have tested the setup, you could report back to us, if it is working as intended.

We'll give you further assistance it case it does not.

Best Regards

Marvin

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Re: What order to connect PCAN-USB to hardware device (radar)

Post by petersimon » Thu 21. Jan 2021, 08:52

Yes, thanks. It works without a problem.

The default settings were correct so I did not have to change anything.

I can see data in your PCAN-View software application being received from the radar in the RECEIVED/TRANSMIT view and I can see a TRACE and save the data.

Just for future reference, is it safe to connect and disconnect the PEAK PCAN-USB adapter when the radar and computer are both powered on?

Thank you very much.

Peter

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Re: What order to connect PCAN-USB to hardware device (radar)

Post by M.Heidemann » Thu 21. Jan 2021, 10:03

Hello Peter,

The safest way to connect and disconnet the device will always be in an unpowered state.

Ideally if you "Hotplug" your PCAN-USB you should do that on the USB-side, not the CAN-side(D-SUB).

So disconnect/connect the PCAN-USB from the PC, do not disconnect/connect on the CAN-side if powered on.

Best Regards

Marvin

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