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Offline dsk

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Free Dial testing software available
« on: November 28, 2018, 12:40:03 PM »
It is obviously not new, but I found it this week, I have tested it and find it suitable for dial testing.

What is the drawback?
1) The text on the buttons are in German so we need to make a short translation picture, but the readings are clear and understandable.

2) you need an RS232 port, (I have an adapter USB-RS232)

To the point: Here is the link:  http://uuplds.net/file/a7p53Ixq

Download the link, run the file, and it asks for the serial port, type the number of the port, and Enter (twice), Then adjust EP to at least 2 to not get resonant pulses, then just start measuring.

I have just used pin 9 and 7 and tested the pulse contacts, or complete telephone, and that works so well.


dsk


Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 11:54:40 AM »
I have a USB/RS-232 adapter or two somewhere around here.  I will have to give this a try.

Larry

Offline dsk

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 02:13:17 PM »
Here is my adapter setup, only 2 wires for measuring the pulses, not separate measuring of other contact springs.

The setup works best when I connect the USB to the PC, and not to a hub.


dsk

Offline dsk

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 12:12:56 PM »
RS232 Pinout

NSI are the pulse contacts on a German dial
NSR is a contact shorting NSI in rest position
NSA is the contact shorting the voice circuit when the dial is out of rest position.


dsk

bobv

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 02:39:53 PM »
Hi Dsk,
I got my wires, I am going to work with them  :)

bobv

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 10:59:52 PM »
Hi Dsk,

these connections are right?

thanks
VB

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2018, 01:51:09 AM »
#1 is right, to not use #6 on this dial is right, but #7 is the common wire, so please switch #7 and #9.

dsk

Offline dsk

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 02:09:04 AM »
This explaining of pin-out may it be easier to know how to connect to dials of different makes.

bobv

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 07:55:21 AM »
#1 is right, to not use #6 on this dial is right, but #7 is the common wire, so please switch #7 and #9.

dsk

Hi Dsk,
I change it. but nothing happened. which  operating system (windows), you are using with this program?. I am using windows 10

thanks
VB
« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 09:58:48 AM by bobv »

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 12:36:59 PM »
I have a Norwegian version of Win 7  (64 bit)

When I run the program I'm asked if I really want to run it, and I do.
The next popping up is to choose the right com-port. mine is 7, so I choose 7 and next OK.
If I try to measure when 1 and 7 not are shorted.
Since I have learned that I connect at least those to to the pulsing contacts.
Then I change the EP to 2 and for more stable readings.
Pessing the upper rigth button "Prufung EINSCHALTEN" Gets the right screen, and then I can dial...


dsk
« Last Edit: December 12, 2018, 01:01:34 PM by dsk »

bobv

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 12:42:17 PM »
Hi Dsk,
I will try with windows 7.  32 or 64Bit version?

thanks
VB

bobv

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2018, 08:23:53 PM »
Hi Dsk,
same problem

thanks
VB

Offline dsk

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2018, 01:27:36 AM »
I am not a computer specialist, but how far did  you come? Did you get anything at all up on the pc screen? The software starts up on mine without any serial port, but stops if I not have any port to choose. But I have no clue about what it believes are com1 and com2, I do not have them as com plugs.

Tried on a laptop and it works there too. (Win 10)

dsk

bobv

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2018, 09:12:03 AM »
I am not a computer specialist, but how far did  you come? Did you get anything at all up on the pc screen? The software starts up on mine without any serial port, but stops if I not have any port to choose. But I have no clue about what it believes are com1 and com2, I do not have them as com plugs.

Tried on a laptop and it works there too. (Win 10)

dsk

Hi Dsk,

software start without com port(default com1).   when I connect RS232  software ask com port number. I try with Win10, 8, 7, Me, Vista, Xp,  98, 95, Only I never try with windows 3 :)


thanks
VB

Offline dsk

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Re: Free Dial testing software available
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2018, 10:04:22 AM »
Looks like the pc comes up with com 5, so try to change the 1 to 5 and go on from there.
(Try to plug in the RS232 before you start the software)

dsk