f9p board weirdness, possible warranty.

Q&A forumf9p board weirdness, possible warranty.
skypuppy asked 3 months ago
3 Answers
skypuppy answered 2 months ago

Ok, further info on the f9p board shenanigans.  Got 3 brand new XBee’s.  They came with carrier boards.  Testing them each on a carrier board, they all came up fine and do what they’re designed to do.  Now, put 2 of them on the x9p boards.  Both work fine plugging in to the gps side and running u-center.  However, plugging in to the XBee side, one appears to work just fine, the other not so much, on neither of the desktops (Linux and Windows) — they can’t see it the XBee.  Swapped XBee units around, got the same result.  That f9p gps board has stopped communicating on the XBee side.
I got 3 so I can have 1 base, 1 rover, and 1 to watch those two.
Any ideas?
Thanks.

Ardusimple Staff replied 2 months ago

Hi skypuppy,
Make sure that the u-blox ZED-F9P UART2 is not outputting anything. This UART2 is connected to the XBee and it will not let you communicate from XCTU until you disable UART2.

Ardusimple Staff replied 2 months ago

I also would like to ask you to use a more suitable subject for the question. Other people will not be able to find this thread with this subject.

skypuppy answered 2 months ago

Neither f9p board had problems when they first arrived, and one of the boards (rover) still has no problem with the xbee connections.
Re: subject; that’s the best topic I could think of at the moment and since this board does NOT allow editing of anything after submit, can’t change it it seems.

Ardusimple Staff replied 2 months ago

Hi skypuppy, did you solve it?

skypuppy answered 1 month ago

I did.  A complete reflash of the base module did the trick.  Thanks for the info on HOW!