Author Topic: How does the KSGER T12 station know which tip is inserted  (Read 499 times)

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Offline Alex Eisenhut

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How does the KSGER T12 station know which tip is inserted
« on: April 13, 2019, 03:43:57 pm »
I was surprised to see ERROR flashing on my screen and I realized the thing needs to have tips enabled by model.
I find this fascinating. How does it know which is which? Is there a heat resistant single wire EEPROM in there somewhere? Does it sense temperature digitally as well to get the most out of that single contact?
 

Offline ebclr

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Re: How does the KSGER T12 station know which tip is inserted
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 03:41:30 am »
No eeprom inside the tip, Probably a table on firmware, with some parameters
 

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Re: How does the KSGER T12 station know which tip is inserted
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 07:30:37 pm »
It doesn't. You have to select tip manually (press the knob and turn it right).
The reson you got ERROR message is most likely that every T12 tip i had required some "burn-in" time to start working.
There is also no any reliable value you could measure to implement tip type recognition, I'm affraid.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2019, 10:47:59 pm by empeka »
 

Offline Alex Eisenhut

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Re: How does the KSGER T12 station know which tip is inserted
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 11:30:23 pm »
Yeah you're right I must have fooled myself. I just tried enabling and disabling tips and now it makes no difference.
Very odd that such a menu exists, maybe it's for a more advanced tip type.
I also noticed what you say now, every new tip either shows error or has erratic temperature readings while it warms up the first time.
 :-//

Oh well, still a good station IMO.
 

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Re: How does the KSGER T12 station know which tip is inserted
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 08:20:57 pm »
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Very odd that such a menu exists, maybe it's for a more advanced tip type.
This menu allows you to define list of tips available for manual selection later.
Just take a look:
And of course every enabled tip can be calibrated individually;)
 


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