DC210 Manual

DC210 Manual
DC210 Spreader Control Manual
p/n DC210M1A
General Description
The DC210 implements a digital rate control for granular and liquid systems typically used to regulate
snow and ice highway spreading equipment. The DC210 is a full featured granular control for the
spreader systems using conventional conveyor & spinner. The DC210 will also operate an auxiliary liquid
pump for pre-wet applications. The DC210 can alternately be configured to operate a de-icing system by
connecting the conveyor valve drive to a large volume liquid pump. The DC210 uses advanced digital
techniques to regulate the shaft speed of the conveyor in direct response to vehicle speed. The granular
spread rate is calibrated and regulated in true units of "pounds per mile". The pre-wet control is
calibrated for "gallons per ton" and the De-ice control is calibrated for "gallons per mile". The DC210
accommodates both closed loop and open loop control with calibrations for ground speed input and shaft
driven pulse sensor feedback.
> Automatic ground speed and manual modes for rate control
> Blast and Pass (remote switch spot mode)
> Controls both drag chain conveyor or auger (screw) type spreaders
> Eight pre-set spinner output settings, detent switch
> Eight different granular materials, with individual data logging
> Granular control, 20 to 3000 pounds/mile, open loop or closed loop shaft control
> Liquid pre-wet control, 0.5 gal/ton to 12 gal/ton, open or closed loop shaft control
> De-ice control, 250 gal/mile, open or closed loop rate control
> Electronic or mechanical transmission sensor interface (mph)
> PWM closed loop current control or open loop voltage control
> Digital switch input for gearbox or spot spreading options
> Dual time based data logging; spreader miles, total material output (pounds) per product
> Supports field printing and PC interface, RS232 interface
> Supervisory: spread rate limits, manual lockout, spot/pass, Blast, material types
> Software upgrade via field lap top
> English or metric operation
> 10 year real time clock
The DC210 employs a PWM current control for precise open loop shaft control. The DC210 calculates
and displays the spread rate and accumulated pounds delivered. The spinner and conveyor automatically
start and stop with the vehicle. The digital controller has complete system surveillance with alarm
indication for conveyor overrun, failed valve coils, cables and sensor functionality. This compact design
is easily adapted to most console/cab layouts. The operator benefits from the large format numeric
display with easy to use feed rate and lane width controls.
Field Printer (option)
The DC210 incorporates a standard RS232 communications port for use with remote communications
devices. Using the optional field printer p/n FP100 allows you to extract the internal. The print-out
includes accumulated totals for both recent and annual usage's, total pounds of material for all eight
granular product types, total gallons of liquid, total miles in auto and manual, calibrations, dates and
times. Simply connect the printer to the comm. port, turn power ON to the DC210 to print a short menu.
Use the Rate knob to select the menu item number. Press Blast to print. When the printing is completed
turn the power switch OFF and remove the printer connection.
Operational features
The DC210 has a manual mode that gives the operator direct electro-hydraulic control over the conveyor
and spinner valves. Manual mode is useful for testing the basic hydraulic system and as backup
operation should a sensor fail. Manual mode does not conserve spreading material and does not
automatically shut off the feed rate when the vehicle comes to a stop. In manual the display still shows
lbs./mile but as the vehicle moves, this number will move up and down since there is no ground speed
Blast will instantly output 100% and normally is used to lay down a thick coverage of material.
Alternately, Pass instantly turns the conveyor off to allow the spreader vehicle to pass or be passed. Both
of these features will operate any time the respective switch is pressed, regardless of man/auto mode or
vehicle speed. The Blast has an optional off-delay timer that holds the Blast output on for up to 30
seconds. If the operator needs to stop the timer, press the Blast switch momentarily and the Blast timer
will instantly end.
To unload the spreader select manual mode and turn the Rate knob up (full CW). This will unload
conveyor and not add to the data logging, but only while the vehicle is stopped.
Pass works as a push on / push off function. The first push will activate the Pass feature (conveyor off)
and the second push will de-activate the Pass feature (conveyor off). There is a option for remote Pass,
see the calibration procedure.
The automatic Rate control is a hands free operation that maintains a constant feed rate. The operator
adjusts the granular rate using the display. The granular rate ranges from 20 lbs/mile on the lowest
setting up to 3000 lbs/mile at the maximum setting. There is a spread rate limit that's adjustable from 100
to 3000 lbs/mile
Pulses from the transmission sensor create the ground speed signal. When the vehicle is stopped
(zero MPH) the display will flash (dimming) the desired spread rate to indicate no ground speed pulses
are being received. Once the vehicle begins moving and the pulses are present, the display stops
flashing, the feed rate is displayed steady (non-flashing). As the vehicle begins moving the conveyor
shaft rpm will automatically increase in direct relation to the vehicle speed, keeping the spread rate
constant. At 1/2 mph the spinner automatically drives to a preset level.
The DC210 calculates the accumulated pounds of the delivered material. The total weight is always
being recorded whether in Manual, Auto or Blast mode. There are eight internal accumulators, one for
each product. The display shows this value in 10's of lbs. So that a reading of 1200 will be a weight of
12,000 lbs. All eight product totals are retained and are always available for printing.
The operator can view and/or clear the accumulated pounds of the selected product with the Lane switch
set to Accum. (prod). To clear hold down the Blast switch. The display will show “AC 30” The 30 will
decrement to 0 (approx 3 seconds) and then clear the accumulated totals.
To change the selected product. First, set the Lane switch to the Accum. (Prod) position and press the
Pass switch up (select). The current product number will show. Next, continue to hold the Pass switch up
and turn the Rate knob to select a different product. Release the Pass switch and the new product is
locked into memory.
Front Panel Controls
The mode switch is located in the upper left corner and is used to select three operational modes.
Off……………. When the mode switch is Off all power is removed from the valve drivers, sensors and
comm. port. Do not use the mode switch to stop and start the valve drive in order to
implement spot spreading. Use instead, the Pass switch for spot spreading.
Granular……... The granular position allows the operator to use the feed Rate knob to directly adjust the
granular output, while viewing the feed rate in lbs./mile on the display.
Run Pre-wet… The pre-wet mode operates both the granular spreader and a small liquid pump. The
ratio of liquid to granular material is gallons per ton.
Set Pre-wet….. The operator uses this selection to view and/or re-adjust the liquid -granular ratio using
the feed Rate knob.
De-icing……… The De-ice mode controls a large liquid pump to deliver liquid at a fixed rate, gallons per
mile. There is no spinner output in this mode. Granular spreading equipment and the
large liquid tank required for De-icing cannot both fit onto the same truck. The DC210
uses the same output to run either the granular control valve or the De-ice control valve,
but not both simultaneously. The vehicle wiring and hydraulic system are changed when
switching between the granular and De-ice modes.
The lane switch is used to adjust the spinner output and to operate some special features. It’s located in
the lower left corner of the panel.
Off ……………. Turns the spinner output off. The display denotes this mode with a small upper case 0 in
the left most digit.
1, 2, 3, 4………. Spinner output is active. The spinner speed has four preset levels established in the
calibration procedure. The spinner speed is typically set using actual granular material
since the material weight will tend to alter the spinner speed. The spinner drive can be
programmed to shut off at zero mph or remain on at zero mph. In manual mode the
spinner always remains on at zero mph, requiring the operator to manually set the
spinner OFF.
Accum (Prod). View the accumulated pounds dispensed. Similar to a trip odometer this accumulator
can be reset to zero. The alternate use for this position is to change the product. Hold the
blast switch and use the feed Rate knob to select the product number
Cal ……………. This position is used to place the DC210 into the calibration mode. To change
calibration settings requires a pass code.
Man ………….. This position sets the DC210 into a manual mode. Use the Pass/Blast switch to set the
manual mode on or off. The power up default is auto mode. The calibration procedure
allows the installer to disallow manual mode by the operator.
The Rate knob is located in the lower right In Automatic mode the Rate knob adjusts the desired
application spread rate. The full CCW position of the Rate knob always turn the conveyor OFF,
regardless of the vehicle speed or selected mode. In Manual mode the Rate knob directly sets the
electro-hydraulic output for the conveyor valve.
The display shows numeric values between 0 to 99999. For automatic and manual mode the display
shows the spread rate in lbs./mile. When the power switch is in the Total position the display shows
Rate knob full CCW (conveyor off), spinner off
Minimum feed rate, spinner on
Manual mode, conveyor = 0% output
Blast is active, timer on. yy is timer (seconds)
Show the selected product number, (# = 1 thru 8)
Clearing the product totals, xx = 3 sec. timer
Programming menus, zz = menu number 1-56
Error codes, zz = error number 01 thru 12
-00bL yy
AC xx
P zz
E zz
Error codes
The DC210 can detect several system failures. Each of these is presented to the operator through a set
of error codes. If during operation an error should occur the operator should make note of the code (E01,
02, etc.) and then press the Blast switch to clear the error. If the error does not clear then system will
require immediate attention by a qualified technician. Error codes may be reset by pressing Blast.
Er 01
Er 02
Er 03
Er 04
Er 05
Er 06
Er 07
Er 08
Er 09
Er 10
Er 11
Er 12
no conv Fb pulses / automatically cross calibrates to open loop calib
no conv Fb pulses / cross calib not available
conveyor (De-ice) valve, over current
conveyor (De-ice) valve, open circuit
spinner valve, over current
spinner valve, open circuit
cpu watchdog, cycle power to reset
failed fuse, replace with 5x20mm 5 amp
Pre-wet coil, over current
Pre-wet coil, open circuit
Pre-wet feedback fail
De-ice feedback fail
The DC210 uses the front panel to view and modify all settings within the computer's memory. There are
no special tools required. The front panel knobs and switches have secondary uses that allow you view
each setting and to make changes to the programmed values provided you first enter a password.
Without a password you can only view the internal settings. Each programmed variable is selected by
scrolling through a list of menus. Each menu is numbered, P01 thru P99.
Before you start --- think safety
When making modifications to the program setup of the DC210 caution is recommended because this
process will automatically activate certain hydraulic functions. Prior to making any modifications to the
program setup ensure all personnel in the area are notified.
How to access the program settings
Entering the program mode
Set the Lane switch = Cal and then turn the power, rotate the power switch to Run Gran.
Display should show [=====] five double-dashes
Next, Press-n-hold Pass switch and turn Rate knob, display reads P01. [password menu]
Next, Press-n-hold the Blast switch and turn Rate knob until display reads the correct password
refer to the last page of this manual for the correct password
Release Blast switch, You are now ready to edit program settings.
To select the desired menu
Hold Pass sw. and turn the Rate knob until the display = Pxx
( xx = desired menu number)
Release the Pass sw., display now shows the current data value for the selected menu
Edit an existing setting
Hold Blast sw. and turn the Rate knob until the display shows the desired new value
Release the Blast sw. and the new value is automatically saved. When you release the Blast sw.
you will notice a brief dimming of the display indicating a save to memory has been made.
The procedure for making program changes repeats steps 5 thru 8. When you have completed editing
the settings you can return to a running mode by moving the Lane switch from the Cal back to the Off. As
long as the unit remains powered up the password is retained. This allows you to move between
calibration mode and a run mode without re-entering the password each time.
You can verify the menu number you’re presently viewing by simply pressing the Pass switch but do not
move the Rate knob.
Some menus offer a choice between features, so instead of changing a numeric value the display will
show alpha symbols, such as; rP PAS gEAr C-PEr ,etc.
To assist the installer, some menus activate the conveyor or spinner to run directly from the program
mode. And there are options to view sensors output pulse rates and valve current. Refer to the menu list
for any menu with the +Prod option. +Prod means you are to rotate the Lane Sw one position CW to the
product selection to access the alternate display of action.
Conveyor calibration, material dump procedure
Before doing this conveyor calibration unsure the conveyor valve trims are correct. The
open loop calibration requires the conveyor maximum trim is set correctly. The closed
loop dump is more forgiving on the matters of valve trims, but in either case the conveyor
min and max valve trims must be correct for the spreader control to operate properly in
the normal Run mode.
This calibration procedure is a guideline for calibrating the spread rate control. This procedure is the
same regardless if you’re using a drag chain conveyor or a screw auger. The terms conveyor and auger
are interchangeable in this discussion. There are two different setups to consider. The first is for those
spreaders that do not have a conveyor sensor, also known as an open loop system. The second is for
conveyors that do employ a feedback sensor (rotary pulse generator) also known as a closed loop
Go to program menu P40 to select your system.
Conveyor servo mode
[OP = open loop] [CL = closed loop]
Next you need to dump some material to determine the rate output of your conveyor. For an open loop
system you need to determine the total material weight vs the total time to dump that weight. For a closed
loop system you need to determine the total material weight vs the total number of conveyor sensor
feedback pulses. In either case you will enter your calibration calculation into P30.
Conveyor calib
Preset the gate opening.
[50 - 1499 lbs / minute] open loop systems
[0.020 - 1.499 lb/pul ] closed loop systems
The gate opening is critical in two respects.
1) Whichever gate opening is used for the calibration dump, that same gate opening must be used
when operation the spreader. Changing the gate opening after the DC210 is calibrated without going
back and changing the calibration setting will result in the displayed lb/mile number to be wrong.
2) It’s also important to note that too small of a gate opening will limit the amount of material such that
your desired lb/mile rate cannot be reached and likewise a gate setting that to large will result in
reduced controllability for low rates.
When using different material types it may seem optimal to use different gate settings. With some
consideration it may be possible to use a single gate setting for all of your materials. Again the same
requirement must be met, the gate setting used for the calibration dump must also be used when running
that material. However, if you are willing to make a unique conveyor dump for each material type while
using the same gate setting. The DC210 is capable of operation up to 8 different material types. The
material used to calibrated the conveyor is automatically your Product 1. All other products are simply a
ratio of product 1 and each of the other products to be used.
Open loop dump
Weigh the truck w/ material before and after the dump to obtain the total weight dumped. When
performing the material dump always set the conveyor speed to 100%. Record the time duration of the
dump, use at least ¼ of the trucks load to get a reasonable average. Ensure the material feeds correctly
into the conveyor, prevent voids that will throw off you calibration efforts.
starting weight – ending weight
Calculation of open loop ------------------------------------------starting time – ending time
---------------- =
---------- = ZZZ
XX is whole pounds
Y.Y is time in 1/10’s of a minute ZZ is the final calculation (enter into P30)
Open loop example
starting weight 29,350lbs, ending weight 27,250lbs, total time 5min 36sec
29350 – 27250 = 2100, 5min 36sec = 5.6min
2100 / 5.6 = 375 lb/min
The DC210 can assist you with the open loop timed dump. Using menu P31, press and hold the Blast sw,
watch the display count down, the conveyor will turn on (don’t forget to turn the rate knob all the way CW,
100% so the timed dump will be accurate). Use you wrist watch to time the dump. when you’re ready to
end the dump turn the rate knob CCW, Off. Record your time and weight, make the calculation as shown
in the above example and enter the result into P30.
Closed loop dump
Weigh the truck w/ material before and after the dump to obtain the total weight dumped. When
performing the closed loop material dump you should set the conveyor speed to ~50%. Record pulses
received, use at least ¼ of the trucks load to get a reasonable average. Ensure the material feeds
correctly into the conveyor, prevent voids that will throw off you calibration efforts.
starting weight – ending weight
Calculation, closed loop ------------------------------------------pulses
---------------- =
---------- = ZZZ
XX is whole pounds
YYY is the total number of pulses
ZZ is the final calculation (enter into P30)
Closed loop example
starting weight 29,350lbs, ending weight 27,250lbs, total pulses
29350 – 27250 = 2100, 4210
2100 / 4210 = 0.498 lb/pulse
The DC210 can assist you with the closed loop pulse dump. Using menu P31, press and hold the Blast
sw, watch the display count down, the conveyor will turn on. Use the display to observe the accumulated
pulses from the conveyor sensor. When you’re ready to end the dump turn the rate knob CCW, Off.
Record your pulses and weight, make the calculation as shown in the above example and enter the
result into P30.
Programming menus
Menu #
Variable name
Range or Selection
Information settings
[4836] required to edit calibration settings
Truck number
[0 - 250]
Serial number
[ set by factory ]
[ xxxx ] used program verification
Firmware version
[ yyyy ] used for program upgrades
Ground speed sensor settings
MPH calib, counts / mileDisplay [250 - 15280] X10 actual [2500 - 152800]
P10 +Prod
View actual mph
Press Blast use Rate knob, display = speedometer
mph sensor type
[dc - AC] dc = hall effect and World, AC = VRM
20 mph simulated
[S-OFF / S-on] simulates a 20 mph signal input
Valve settings for granular mode
PWM frequency
[30-250 hertz]
Conveyor min speed
[2-100%] or [50-2500ma]
P14 + Prod
Conveyor min speed
[view feedback hertz if conveyor if set to closed loop]
Conveyor max speed
[2-100%] or [50-2500ma]
P15 + Prod
Conveyor max speed
[view feedback hertz if conveyor if set to closed loop]
Conveyor cross calib.
[10-999 max hertz] or [nA = no cross calib]
Conveyor test mode
[view conv. valve ma] Rate knob sets conv. output
P17 + Prod
Conveyor test mode
[view conv. feedback hertz] Rate knob sets conv. output
Lane 1 spinner speed
[0-100%] or [10-2500ma]
P20 + Prod
Lane 1 spinner current
SC ** [hold blast to view actual spinner current
Releasing blast sw will save setting]
Lane 2 spinner speed
[0-100%] or [10-2500ma]
P21 + Prod
Lane 2 spinner current
SC **
Lane 3 spinner speed
[0-100%] or [10-2500ma]
P22 + Prod
Lane 3 spinner current
SC **
Lane 4 spinner speed
[0-100%] or [10-2500ma]
P23 + Prod
Lane 4 spinner current
SC **
Lane 5 spinner speed
[0-100%] or [10-2500ma]
P24 + Prod
Lane 5 spinner current
SC **
Lane 6 spinner speed
[0-100%] or [10-2500ma]
P25 + Prod
Lane 6 spinner current
SC **
Lane 7 spinner speed
[0-100%] or [10-2500ma]
P26 + Prod
Lane 7 spinner current
SC **
Lane 8 spinner speed
[0-100%] or [10-2500ma]
P27 + Prod
Lane 8 spinner current
SC **
Calibration settings for conveyor sensor
Conveyor calib
[50 - 1499 lbs / minute open loop mode]
[0.020 - 1.499 lb/pul closed loop mode]
Conveyor pulse dump
[cd 10] hold Blast, display counts down 10,9,8…2,1,0
release Blast to view the accumulated pulses received
from the conveyor sensor. Use the Rate knob to adjust
the conveyor speed. Rate knob = CCW stops the
conveyor. Blast resets the accumulated pulses.
Granular Product settings
Note, Product 1 is always the product used to calibrate the conveyor
Prod 2
[ratio] = weight prod 2 / weight prod 1
Prod 3
[ratio] = weight prod 2 / weight prod 1
Prod 4
[ratio] = weight prod 2 / weight prod 1
Prod 5
[ratio] = weight prod 2 / weight prod 1
Prod 6
[ratio] = weight prod 2 / weight prod 1
Prod 7
[ratio] = weight prod 2 / weight prod 1
Prod 8
[ratio] = weight prod 2 / weight prod 1
Granular System settings
Conveyor servo mode
[OP = open loop] [CL = closed loop]
DC210 Run mode
[An] = (both auto and manual modes enabled)
[AO] = (auto mode only)
Maximum feed rate
[100-3000] lbs/mile. Limits operator's upper setting
Blast off delay timer
[1-10 seconds] [b-OFF timer off, Rate knob = CCW]
Blast rate
[rl] Blast = maximum valve [rA] Blast = maximum rate
Option input
Gearbox ratio
[nA = not used]
Spinner mode
[A OFF] = (spinner will turn on/off with mph)
[n OFF] = (spinner will NOT turn on/off with mph)
Conveyor drive
[C-PEr] calibrations in percent mode, %
[C-cur] calibrations in current mode, ma
Spinner drive
[S-PEr] calibrations in percent mode, %
[S-cur] calibrations in current mode, ma
= remote pass input
= gearbox input
= Blast
= pressure sw input
[.20 - 5.0] = gearbox ratio
Real time clock settings
(24 hour mode)
Day of week
(Sun - Sat)
Day of month
1 - 12
1997 - 2096
[rc = metric] [EH = English]
Maximum pre-wet rate
[2.0 - 16.0 gal/ton] set operators upper limit
Max pre-wet output
[2.00 - 23.99 gal/min] open loop measure at valve max
[200 - 2399 pul/gal] closed loop use sensor manf rating
Min pre-wet output
[0.1 - 2.0 gal/min] open loop measure at valve min
for closed loop operation this variable is not used
Pre-wet valve min
[1-97%] set for minimum acceptable spray pattern
Pre-wet valve max
[1-97%] set for maximum liquid pump output
Pre-wet servo mode
[P OPn = open loop] [P CLO = closed loop]
Pre-wet drive
[P PCn = percent mode] [P CUr = current mode]
Maximum De-ice rate
[10 - 500 gal/mile] set operators upper limit
Max De-ice output
[2.0 - 149.9 gal/min] open loop measure at valve max
[2.0 - 149.9 pul/gal] closed loop use sensor manf rating
Min De-ice output
[0.5 - 20.0 gal/min] open loop measure at valve min
for closed loop operation this variable is not used
De-ice valve min
[2-100%] set for minimum acceptable spray pattern
De-ice valve max
[2-100%] set for maximum liquid pump output
De-ice servo mode
[d OPn = open loop] [d CLO = closed loop]
De-ice drive
[d PCn = percent mode] [d CUr = current mode]
(Jan - Dec)
(Y2K compliant)
Pre-wet settings
De-ice settings
Comm Port
The CS102 is equipped with a communications port on the front panel. The purpose of this comm. port is
to provide the user with a convenient method for transferring data to and from the controller using a
standard laptop computer. Upload defines the action of sending data from the laptop to the controller
and download is the act of transferring data from the controller to the laptop.
From time to time the factory may create a new version of the spreader application program. Typically
this is done to fix a bug, improve or add a new feature. The user can upload the new application program
(aka field upgrade) through the comm. port using the built in monitor program and a laptop computer.
To perform an upload procedure the user needs the following;
1) a comm. port cable ref. p/n CS100C1A
2) a laptop computer running Windows™ with a resident terminal emulator program
3) the new application program, this may be contained on a disk or received by e-mail
The field upgrade programs use the following file naming convention.
Note, all application programs for the CS102 controller are under copyright protection. All rights
are reserved by Ditco Inc. You are NOT authorized to copy or use this program for any reason
other than to upgrade an existing version within a CS102 controller.
The integrity and identification of the application program can be confirmed by the checksum. The
program version and checksum can be determined from the front panel controls, see Program section.
note, menu # P04 displays the checksum and menu # P05 displays the version.
Setup your terminal emulator
Use the following chart to setup the Windows™ resident terminal emulator program. This program may
be referred to a HyperTerminal™ depending on the version of Windows™ you are using. Make sure you
know how to locate the various control parameters. The first time through you'll have to setup an icon,
pick a comm. port and then setup the following values into the comm. port properties.
Baud rate
Data bits
Stop Bits
Flow control
Transmit buffer
ASCII setup
Xon / Xoff
set for a low speed
character delay 1ms
(comm. port properties)
(comm. port properties)
(comm. port properties)
(comm. port properties)
(comm. port properties)
(comm. port properties) (advanced)
(properties, settings, ASCII setup)
Upload procedure
Step one
VERY IMPORTANT Before you start with step one, make sure you have a clear
path to the new program you are attempting to upload. If the program is on a disk
make sure you can read the disk. Note; If the process of uploading a new
program to the CS102 is for whatever reason interrupted, (typically due to
incorrect terminal settings, a power interruption or faulty cable connection), the
CS102 may not be able to try again. If the worse case happens you will have to
send the unit back to the factory for re-programming.
With your terminal emulator program setup and running. With the cable installed, leaving
the vehicle engine off, Power up the CS102 with the front panel switch. The other front
panel controls have now effect during this process.
“ “ indicate the characters to be typed, use enter key to send
( the xy command must be lowercase, all other commands can be either case)
Step two
Type “xy” and press enter.
A banner and a command menu will be displayed on
Step three
Type “P”
and press enter.
This will put the CS102 into program receive mode
The CS102 will send a Ready back to your terminal
Step four
From your terminal emulator command a Transfer text file or Send text file
and then select the new application program you wish to upload <filename.S19>
Step five
During the file transfer you will observe four digits constantly changing. This represents
the various bytes of data being transferred. When the transfer is complete type “C” hit
enter. This command instructs the CS102 to calculate the new checksum for your
The following are the commands available from the monitor.
R = restart the program, this is the same as cycling the power
P = send new program, upload a new application
L = clear the current program, DO NOT use this command, reserved for factory use only
C = get new checksum
The CS1 spreader control can create a download of data when polled using an RS232 dumb terminal.
Comm port protocol: RS232C (9600,N,8,1) 9600 baud, no stop bits, 8 data bits, 1 start bit
To direct the CS1 to send serial data (download) via the comm. port to the printer or any dumb terminal
connected to the comm. port, the operator has the option to either use the Feed Rate knob and the Blast
button on the front panel, or a serial command. Either will cause the same information to be sent out
through the comm. port.
Serial printer port download commands:
To put the CS1 into 'printer mode' send a XON character ($11 or crtl q) from your dumb terminal.
Note; This is automatically done when connecting in a FP1 Field printer. The moment it powers up the
printer sends out a XON character.
The CS1 will respond with its standard opening printer banner.
------------Standard Opening Banner ----------------Spreader Control
Truck ID# 123
Use Rate to Select
Press BLAST to Print
1 Recent Totals
2 Annual Totals
3 Clear Recent Totals
4 Clear Annual Totals
5 Calibrations
6 Print All
The available commands use this syntax format 'xx' followed by a ctrl-t.
Where xx = 01 - 06 relating to the printer output commands as seen on the banner.
Always use a preceding 0 before the 1 thru 6
During printer outputs the CS1 will halt spreading operations and after the data is extracted the user can
either; 1) Send the command 00 ctrl-t (in hex = $30 $30 $14) and the CS1 will RESET itself and
return to normal spreader mode. or 2) cycle the power switch to reset the CS1
EXAMPLE 1: Print out the Recent Totals
Send the command 01 ctrl-t (in hex = $30 $31 $14)
CS1 will send Recent Totals, see below
-----------------------Recent Totals
For Truck Number 123
From:20:00 Tue Dec 28,04
To:15:30 Sun Jan 02,05
Product #1
12691 Lbs Granular
42 Gal of Pre-Wet
0 Gal of De-Ice
13 Total Miles Auto
0 Total Miles Manual
0 Total Miles De-Ice
-------repeats same info for each of Product 2-8
xx Lbs Granular
x Gal of Pre-Wet
x Gal of De-Ice
x Total Miles Auto
x Total Miles Manual
x Total Miles De-Ice
EXAMPLE 2: Annual Totals
Send the command 02 ctrl-t (in hex = $30 $32 $14)
The CS1 will send out its Annual Totals.
-----------------------Annual Totals
For truck Number 123
From:20:00 Tue Oct 5,04
To:15:35 Wed Mar 16,05
Product #1
75391 Lbs Granular
42 Gal of Pre-Wet
156 Gal of De-Ice
250 Total Miles Auto
75 Total Miles Manual
44 Total Miles De-Ice
-------repeats same info for each of Product 2-8
xxxx Lbs Granular
xx Gal of Pre-Wet
xx Gal of De-Ice
xx Total Miles Auto
x Total Miles Manual
xx Total Miles De-Ice
EXAMPLE 3: Calibrations
Send the command 05 ctrl-t (in hex = $30 $35 $14)
The CS1 will send out its Calibration data.
(P #)
123 Truck ID
238 S/N
D4D8 Checksum
2F1A Program Version (5)
2780 Cts/Mi
MPH Sensor AC
100 PWM Frequency (13)
39 % Conv Min
78 % Conv Max
23 % Lane Sw #1 (20)
35 % Lane Sw #2 (21)
43 % Lane Sw #3 (22)
51 % Lane Sw #4 (23)
0 % Lane Sw #5 (24)
0 % Lane Sw #6 (25)
0 % Lane Sw #7 (26)
0 % Lane Sw #8 (27)
230 Lbs/Min
1.00 Prod. Ratio #2 (32)
1.00 Prod. Ratio #3 (33)
1.00 Prod. Ratio #4 (34)
---- Prod. Ratio #5 (35)
---- Prod. Ratio #6 (36)
---- Prod. Ratio #7 (37)
---- Prod. Ratio #8 (38)
Open Loop Conv.
Manual Enabled
2000 Lb/Mi Max Rate (42)
0 Sec. of Blast (43)
Blast Uses Max Trim (44)
Pass Mode
1.00 Gear Ratio
Spinner Auto
12.0 G/T P-W Max SP (60)
.50 G/Mn P-W Cal. (61)
0.5 Gpm P-W Min Out(62)
41 % Pre-Wet Min (63)
71 % Pre-Wet Max (64)
Open Loop Pre-Wet (65)
Pre-Wet Pcnt Mode
250 G/Mi D-I Max SP(70)
250 Pul/G D-I Cal. (71)
1.0 Gpm D-I Min Out(72)
700 mA De-Ice Min (73)
1800 mA De-Ice Max (74)
Closed Loop De-Ice (75)
De-Ice Curr Mode
Last Calibrated:
18:07 Mon Feb 9,04
DC210 Front Panel layout
Granular cable connections
De-Ice cable connections
Special information
1. Password ( 4836 )
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