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Skyfi III

Hi all

Does anyone know the pinout of the 9pin serial port of the Skyfi iii ?

I know the standard pins are 2,3,5.

Are there any other pins in use ?

thanks

sam

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    Bill Tschumy

    Only pins 2,3 and 5 are used.  You can see the pinouts here:

    http://www.skysafariastronomy.com/products/skyfi/serial.html

     

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    Samuel shachaf

    Thank you

    my problem is that I have connected the SkyFi III to a SiTech controller that has 5 volts on pin 4 of the serial connector,and since then I have connection issues.

    the cable was prepared by me.

    I am afraid the output stage of the SkyFi was damaged.

    I have tried to download the new firmware but I get a note that says that the process was stopped because a connection failure.

    any idea ?

    Thanks

    Sam

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    Bill Tschumy

    Sam,

    I'm a bit confused, updating the firmware doesn't involve the serial port on SkyFi 3.   It is all done via Wi-Fi.  If you can get to the SkyFi 3 config pages then the SkyFi Wi-Fi radio must be working.

    The page I directed you to was actually for SkyFi 2.  SkyFi 3 has the same pinout but it is possible that pin 4 is connected in some way.  Before I ask the manufacturer about it, finish updating the firmware and see how it works.  I wouldn't think a blown out component would result in an "connection issue" other than a complete failure.  Are yo able to make any of a connection?

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    Clayton Blake

    Gentlemen,

    I cannot connect to my SkyFi 3 with any device. The unit is charged and on, but does not appear to be transmitting. I have tried to reset the unit following the instructions in the quickstart guide, but the data light never flashed. Please help!

     

    Thanks!

     

    Clayton

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    Bill Tschumy

    Clayton,

    1. When you turn the SkyFi on, can you see it in the list of networks you can join?

    2. If you can see it, can you join?

    3. If you can join, do you see the SkyFi settings web page at 10.0.0.1?

    4. How old is the device?  What version of firmware is it running (you will need to get to the SkyFi settings web page to se this).

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    Clayton Blake

    It is not listed in my available networks on either my laptop or my iPhone. I tried to access the SkyFi unit by going directly to 10.0.0.1, but that also failed. The device is fairly new, I bought it during your last sale event. Since I can't get to the SkyFi settings webpage, I cannot determine the firmware version.

     

    Clayton

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    Bill Tschumy

    If the SSID is not listed in the available networks then it sound like the unit is defective.  I'll have someone contact you regarding an exchange.  Sorry for the hassle.

     

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    Clayton Blake

    No worries Sir! You guys are great!

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