We are trying to configure our Jaguars for CAN, and are following the instructions on page 17 of this document:
However, we are stuck on Step 4, as the Board ID dropdown menu is greyed out even after we went through step 3 successfully with all of our Jaguars blinking green during ID assignment and then blinking yellow with their ID numbers.
I have the same problem. I also have a blinking yellow light. Instead, however, BDC-COMM is connected to COM Port 4 but it did not connect automatically I had to select “4” from the drop down box (I’m using a USB to serial cable). Also, there is a “Trusted” icon in the top left corner of the window. Otherwise, everything it the same, all grayed out and no board information. I tried resetting the jag while assigning a new board ID but even after the countdown the board information isn’t any different. I would really appreciate any help, been struggling with this for a couple days.Thanks!
With BDC-COMM-107 I’m getting a “COMM FAULT” and “Can’t contact bootloader” error when I try to update firmware (black-jag 107).
Just for the heck of it, I also tried older versions of BDC-COMM. With BDC-
COMM-101, before I could even try to update firmware, I got a “Could not connect to specified COM port” error (no matter which usb port I try). With BDC-COMM-99, I get the same reaction as with BDC-COMM-107.
At least the USB to serial cable has more relable/replicable results. With the RJ-12 cable I couldn’t even get BDC-COMM to give me the “Trusted” label in the top left corner of the window.
Sounds like you are not communicating with the jag at all. Is your serial to CAN cable home made or ‘off the shelf’? Do you have a second cable you can try (maybe you have a bad one). Try only connecting to a single jaguar (if you aren’t already). Do you have the terminating resistor installed?
I fixed the problem with not being able to connect with the COM port by trying a couple different laptops. The serial to CAnN cable came with the kit of parts and the USB to serial cable was ordered off amazon. This is the product: Plugable USB to RS-232 DB9 Serial Adapter (Prolific PL2303HX Chipset) – Plugable Technologies. Yes we’re using a CAN terminator we made it using instructions made by Team 1718 online. We’re using a single black jag right now. I haven’t tried connecting to multiple jags yet and I figured I would try the black jags before working on the old tan ones. This is what the BDC-COMM screen looks like right now. Thanks!