EasyAs RDF 2.2 "Remote" connectors...

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EasyAs RDF 2.2 "Remote" connectors...

Postby CATO » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:03 pm

Hi all,

In relation to the Whooshtronics EasyAs RDF 2.2, does anyone know how the "Remote" connector(s) work given that there is no jumper on the connector(s) and the unit powers up when voltage is applied to the power terminals...


Thanking you in advance...


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Re: EasyAs RDF 2.2 "Remote" connectors...

Postby CATO » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:57 am

Hi all,

Any comments on the "remote" function of the EasyAs 2.2?

If not I will wire the switch in series with the power terminals.
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Re: EasyAs RDF 2.2 "Remote" connectors...

Postby Buzzard » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:36 am

The remote connectors are for a remote trigger for the units wireless board.

The idea is that, when powered up, the unit beeps as per normal, but has no radio transmission. It then waits for either:

A power input across the remote pins (ie an ignitor going off)
A switch to close (ie a launch detect switch actuated by a slide or a pin)

There was also a possibility of a time delay after the signal before powering up the radio (like 1 hour after the signal)

The function is determined by soldering one of the three pads just next to the terminal block.

This means that the Easy-As does not power up the radio component until it actually required. Some baro type sensors seem to be affected by radio signals while other users wanted to use the Easy-As as a backup locator in case the primary location method failed.

Unfortunately, and the firmware does not support it on the 2.2 (and it can't with the board layout as it is) and is a feature I will put on to the 2.3 one day :/

In the meantime, the 2.2 operates exactly as per a 1.1, but with the advantage of a board layout that can go into a wider variety of body tubes, so I shipped them as 1.1 boards.

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Re: EasyAs RDF 2.2 "Remote" connectors...

Postby OverTheTop » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:43 pm

The function is determined by soldering one of the three pads just next to the terminal block.


If you do jumper using these segmented pads, please use a small piece of wire across the pads, embedded within the solder. Solder is crystaline and weak in tension. Vibration could cause a solder-only blob to fracture and make intermittent contact.

Same goes for when repairing scratched tracks on printed circuits. Don't just drag solder across the break, put a piece of wire in it!
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Re: EasyAs RDF 2.2 "Remote" connectors...

Postby CATO » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:04 pm

Cheers guys, good advice. Noted!
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2018: 14,767 Ns (44% N)
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PB - Gorilla N2717WC, H: 10,260', S: 1.14M


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