Example config files only work when connected to windows

Q&A forumExample config files only work when connected to windows
Adrian asked 4 weeks ago
Adrian replied 4 weeks ago

I have 2 of your receivers and using ucenter on windows, I have updated the firmware in both to 1.11 and installed your example base and rover files from here:
https://www.ardusimple.com/question/example-configuration/ and save to the chip.
I have connected the Rx from the base to the Tx on the rover and I obtiained a fixed RTK solution. Great!

When I try to power the base ardusimple from a battery, I do not get the corrections.
Why?

Ardusimple Staff replied 4 weeks ago

A few checks:
1. Which battery do you use and where do you connect the battery to the base?
2. Do you store the configurations in the non-volatile memory so it’s stored after removing the power?

Adrian replied 4 weeks ago

1. The battery pack I use is 5v for a mobile phone and is connected to the ardusimple by micro usb connector.
2. I have saved to the device by:

The configuration is correct when I plug it back into windows usb hub.

Adrian replied 4 weeks ago

I used lessthan and greaterthan to show selections and it has not shown in my comment above:
2. I saved using either (view)(config fig)(cfg) (save current config) (all four options)
or (view)(msg conf)(ubx)(cfg)(cfg)(save current config)( all four options)

Adrian replied 4 weeks ago

Other interesting observations:
I could not load your example files using (view)(generation 9 configuration view)
I has to use (tools)(receiver_configuration)
U-Centre 19.09.01
FW 1.11

Adrian replied 4 weeks ago

Even further observations: although the corrections are being generated, the base does not go into TIME mode when using your file.

Ardusimple Staff replied 4 weeks ago

The configuration files in our forum are in the “old” format, you need to use “8/M8 configuration file” option.

Adrian replied 4 weeks ago

(Tool)
(Receiver_configuration)
(UBlox M8/8)
(Transfer file to GNSS)

Is that right?

Adrian replied 4 weeks ago

Doesn’t help. I have exactly the same behaviour. It works plugged into the windows usb hub, but not the battery pack.

Adrian replied 4 weeks ago
Ardusimple Staff replied 4 weeks ago

1. Can you summarize latest situation? I’m not sure if it’s not working only when connected to battery, or also when connected to PC.
2. Do you monitor survey-in status with nav-svin? You can connect the powerbank to the xbee+power and monitor gps status from gps+power.
3. Do you move the GPS antenna after power-on? This would destroy the survey-in process.
4. Is the installation outdoor? 100% sky view is mandatory for our base station configuration.

Adrian replied 4 weeks ago

It’s the earth!
If I add a wire from gnd on the xbee headers base to rover it works!