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by JonW
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Wiring, Electrical, Relays and Sensors
Topic: Powering bcs-482
Replies: 5
Views: 2151

Re: Powering bcs-482

It is a shared ground. Having them separate would serve no purpose. If you are running DC relays or LCD displays with another power supply, make sure you tie that PS ground to the BCS ground as well. All grounds in your DC power should be common.
by JonW
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Issues with re-starting BCS, unexpected reset, lost o network
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Issues with re-starting BCS, unexpected reset, lost o network

Networking issues are always a tough one to figure out. Since it's working when plugged into the router, I'm guessing you have a DHCP issue going on. Again, tough to figure out without knowing how each of the components is configured and which is handing out DHCP addresses.
by JonW
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BCS-460 - Power-Up Display Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: BCS-460 - Power-Up Display Issue

Check the data lines from the BCS to the displays. The displays have their own firmware running on them, so you will see them power up and go through that whether they are connected to the BCS or not. Also make sure you have a common ground from the BCS ground to the LCD power supply ground.
by JonW
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Trying to connect to BC462
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Trying to connect to BC462

You need to backup your processes first, then do the update, then you can restore/migrate using the 4.x utilities.

Latest firmware: https://forum.embeddedcc.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3078
4.x Utilities: http://embeddedcc.github.io/bcs-backup/
by JonW
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Trying to connect to BC462
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Trying to connect to BC462

If it is an older BCS, then you're probably on the 3.x firmware. You can download the old finder at the link below: http://demo.embeddedcc.com/downloads/BCSfinder.exe I would highly suggest loading the new firmware for it once you find it on your network. If you previously had the BCS on a static IP...
by JonW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: integration with other brewing software/devices
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: integration with other brewing software/devices

What programs give you malware alerts? Stuff from ECC/BCS? The BCS has an open API that uses JSON data formats. It's actually pretty easy to control and/or read & write the BCS from the API. There are several programs on the forums here that folks have done. There's also the BCS backup/restore & rec...
by JonW
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power cycling
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Power cycling

It will revert to your processes being stopped - if they were running. However, you can set processes to auto-start, in which case, it will pick up where it left off if you logic is set accordingly. I have a BCS that runs my kegerator and fermenters set this way, so it can always go back to where it...
by JonW
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Recipe Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 4792

Re: Recipe Utility

Recipe utility??? What am I missing here? The BCS recipe utility let's you quickly edit settings like temperature setpoints or timer values without having to go into each process/state that needs modification. Most users keep a consistent configuration and just modify those necessary values based o...
by JonW
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Voltage issues
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Voltage issues

I've used several different Electronics Salon boards and they work well. They have them mounted in DIN rail brackets as well. Got mine on Ebay, but maybe their Amazon store has them as well (I didn't look).
by JonW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lightning strike - hardware upgrade question
Replies: 2
Views: 275

Re: lightning strike - hardware upgrade question

Sorry to hear about the lightning. It is possible that if the ethernet cable was plugged in it could have zapped the interface. You can do a reset without taking it out of the case. Do you see flashing activity at the ethernet port? Have you used the BCS locator program to see if it is seen? There i...