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USB Serial conversion SW for Windows 7

Post by 2Shaker » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:35 am

I have been trying to connect my Innovate WB to my PC using a serial to USB dongle without success. After much research I found out the Belkin dongle I had does not work with Windows 7. Short of writing a book here I am wondering if anyone else has connected a WB to their Windows 7 PC using a USB/Serial connection, and how it was done.
94 GT, CBAZA/J4J1, 347 (on a R302 block), F303 cam, Performer II Intake, 1.7 Crane RR's, 1 5/8 Shorties, 70MM BBK TB, C&L 85mm Tuner MAF, Pro-Charger D1SC, 60#'s, TKO 600. Runs 11:80's

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Re: USB Serial conversion SW for Windows 7

Post by dwbro1 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:54 pm

Funny you mention. I have a Windows 7 laptop (I use for my drone Ground Control Station) and it also has BE/EA on it with dongle. I have the DLG-1 dual wide band setup and cannot get it to work at all. I've been a Systems Engineer for almost 30 years and cannot figure it out.

1. Tried different drivers, nada
2. Made my own FTDI cable(s) and nada. (they work with my RFD 900+ radios so I know they work)
3. Called Innovate spoke with "Adam" he had no idea except maybe cable. He said some have been picky before.

So I ordered one he suggest to see if that works. It has not come in yet but expect any day now and will let you know what I find out.
Moates QH | DLG-1 WBO2 & LMA-3 | B50 block | CHP 347 (8.5:1) | Canfield Stage 3 Heads | Cam (284/294) | 1.6 roller rockers | Hydraulic Lifters | Canton Oil pan | Kenne Bell 1.5L (5 lbs Boost) | GT40 Lower | 75mm TB | Pro-M 75mm | 36lb Injectors | EEC-Tuner | MSD 6AL | Aluminum Driveshaft | 373:1 Gears | 9mm wires | Aero Fuel Pump (300 lph) | McLeod RST Clutch | Tremec TKO 500 | QuickTime Bellhousing | Wilwood Brakes | KB AGS Level 5 | Koni Reds | CC Plates | Springs | Flaming River steering shaft

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Re: USB Serial conversion SW for Windows 7

Post by 2Shaker » Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:26 pm

That would be great. I called Innovate back when I wrote this and they had no idea then either.
94 GT, CBAZA/J4J1, 347 (on a R302 block), F303 cam, Performer II Intake, 1.7 Crane RR's, 1 5/8 Shorties, 70MM BBK TB, C&L 85mm Tuner MAF, Pro-Charger D1SC, 60#'s, TKO 600. Runs 11:80's

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Re: USB Serial conversion SW for Windows 7

Post by 85GT » Tue Feb 09, 2016 8:46 pm

Does Windows recognize something being plugged in and out in the device manager window? If so, see what comm port it gets assigned. Might not be what the innovative software is set to.
85GT, 302 w/Dart Windsor Jr heads, Crane 2030 equiv. Performer 5.0, 75mm TB, 88mm slot MAF, 34lbs injectors, BBK shorties, 5spd converted to 4R70W with Baumann controller, 9" rear w/3.25s
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(Resolved) USB Serial conversion SW for Windows 7

Post by dwbro1 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:24 pm

It was the cable. Both FTDI connectors I used (Cirus & one from Adafruit) and neither would work. I bought one from E-Bay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/251143857147?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT) and it worked jut fine.

And yes to answer your question Windows did see the connection when I plugged them in. As I stated above I already use these two FTDI serial cables to run my ground control station using 900mhz Radios and they work fine so not sure why Innovates serial would not work.
Moates QH | DLG-1 WBO2 & LMA-3 | B50 block | CHP 347 (8.5:1) | Canfield Stage 3 Heads | Cam (284/294) | 1.6 roller rockers | Hydraulic Lifters | Canton Oil pan | Kenne Bell 1.5L (5 lbs Boost) | GT40 Lower | 75mm TB | Pro-M 75mm | 36lb Injectors | EEC-Tuner | MSD 6AL | Aluminum Driveshaft | 373:1 Gears | 9mm wires | Aero Fuel Pump (300 lph) | McLeod RST Clutch | Tremec TKO 500 | QuickTime Bellhousing | Wilwood Brakes | KB AGS Level 5 | Koni Reds | CC Plates | Springs | Flaming River steering shaft

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