DU Dimming

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DU Dimming

Post by Sean » 03 Dec 2013, 09:17

What's a good way of connecting the dimming pots to ProSim?

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Re: DU Dimming

Post by dvincent » 03 Dec 2013, 11:03

This topic is moved from "General discussion" to "Various/cockpitbuilding questions".
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Re: DU Dimming

Post by wpslider » 03 Dec 2013, 11:04

You need an interface card that supports analog inputs.

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Re: DU Dimming

Post by Sean » 03 Dec 2013, 11:54

I have a Leo Bodnar BU0836. That supports analogue inputs if I'm correct?

Sorry for the dumb questions I've been asking lately, but I'm finally getting my head around interfacing. I have to say, ProSim is a breeze to use (so far).

Thanks for your answer.

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Re: DU Dimming

Post by doniek » 04 Dec 2013, 20:16

Sean wrote:I have a Leo Bodnar BU0836. That supports analogue inputs if I'm correct?
Correct, it supports 8 analogue inputs.

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Re: DU Dimming

Post by maurizio.c » 06 Dec 2013, 13:17

See here for solution : http://www.prosim737.com/forum/viewtopi ... ming#p9421" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

in this site you can find how to use Pokeys for the purpose : http://www.flightdeck737.be/pc/interfac ... tness-dus/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: DU Dimming

Post by Sean » 06 Dec 2013, 21:41

Thanks guys.

Is the centre pin ALWAYS the ground on potentiometers? I have some which say 20K on them but nothing else!

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Re: DU Dimming

Post by Volante » 06 Dec 2013, 23:22

The center pin is NEVER the ground on potentiometers. Have a look at the pictures in this page for very clear information on this subject:

http://www.flightdeck737.be/pc/interfac ... tness-dus/

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Re: DU Dimming

Post by Sean » 07 Dec 2013, 09:52

Thanks Vidar. I can see that the centre pin is the variable output.

Out of interest, are the positive and negative pins polarity sensitive? Just curious.

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Re: DU Dimming

Post by dvincent » 07 Dec 2013, 13:08

If you change the outer pins on the potmeter then it will work inversed. Bright will be dimmed and vice versa
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