Our team has been having jaguar and victor motor problems. With both the Jaguar and Victor motors(not being used at the same time) the status lights flash yellow, for a lack of signal, while doing a tethered benchtop test. The Crio’s link light flashes orange rapidly, but all other lights are working. Everything appears to be wired correctly. I have data wires going from the sidecars to the Jaguar/Victor, and the gray computer cord going from crio port 4 to the sidecar, and an ethernet cord from driver station ETH1 to the Crio’s port 1. I am starting to expect that there is some sort of lurking broken part in my control system, but I am unable to tell what.
When we flip the enable/disable dongle on the side of the drivers station, the lights on the jaguars/victors do not change to a solid unblinking yellow like they are supposed to, or change colors when the joysticks are pressed.
What is the green status light on the Digital Sidecar doing? If it is solid green, it means it has a connection to the Driver Station. If it’s flashing, then simply put, it’s not good. If it is flashing, you could have a networking issue.
I dealt with a problem like this for 2 days…networking is not fun.
Also, it’s not clear that teams are always wiring their RSL per the Power Distribution Diagram. The extra jumper between La and Lb is necessary. Without that jumper (and depending on whether the + output from the DSC is wired to La or Lb), your RSL may always flash.