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  1. Good luck, if you succeed come back and post so others can use that as a guide
  2. snip. Nvm no point debating about this
  3. As I said, I don't trust your Windows install. I would use a Windows 10 Live CD to rule it out. All these things to try see what is blocking it. Instead rule it out. The live CD boots into a Windows 10 environment that is the same every time you boot it, you plug in the PL2303 (and install the driver if needed) and set it to COM1. I did 1 year ago when I had the same problem that it couldn't open the port. I posted that on the Australian forum, others tried it also and it worked for them also.
  4. No. PL2303 doesn't use a MAX232, it is a single chip. And FTDI232 is commonly used on Arduino, it can be coupled to a MAX232, but given that it isn't easy to see if that is the case I would stick with what is know to work.
  5. FTDI232 is a TTL level RS-232 serial port, it 100% will not work with Axpert. Prolific is the company that makes PL2303, if it says Prolific it is probably a PL2303. But if it says FTDI232 it will not work. They are two different things, so I assume those are two types of serial converters you have?
  6. Who knows. All I know is, customers are caught in the middle of a feud that they have no context on or care about. Seems pretty shoddy to me for customers to need to pay for the mistakes by whomever caused this whole debacle.
  7. Try run your update by booting from this Windows 10 CD. I used that in the past and it worked. That gives you repeatable results because then your Windows install can be ruled out.
  8. Yep I can confirm PL2303 works, this one I linked is also PL2303 EDIT: Oh nice, the Communica one is even cheaper. Too bad Communica is a pain to get to depending where you live. In Cape Town it is ok, but in Pretoria & Johannesburg they are located in some dodgy neighborhoods. Wouldn't go there even if it was free.
  9. Then my advice is to use a bootable windows 10 live cd. Also I don't agree that you should be using an old computer with a serial port on it. I would use a USB -> Serial converter. Not all computers supported serial ports that had true RS-232 voltage levels. However most USB -> Serial converter do support it. Specifically this one will definitely work, it supports all RS-232 variants.
  10. Lots of people got burned on ICC where they pay for a license and can't get upgrades. Do your research and search on the forum. Not sure who, "they" are, but yeah, let's just say the ICC developer is out for money and if you buy from the wrong person or don't read the fine print, you get to pay full price more than once just to get software updates including emails accusing you have using pirated software. I don't know the full story but apparently a deal was made that went south and now the ICC developer has made it his customers problem.
  11. I updated my firmware yesterday using a serial -> USB adapter running Windows 10. Is your serial port set as COM1? Do you have a bunch of anti-virus software, etc. on your computer or something that could be blocking this maybe? In electronics space, RS232 (serial) is considered the best still. This isn't unique to this inverter If it turns off and never shows progress on the update window, it failed before even starting. I had that before on a Windows 7 machine that was quite bloated, something on that install probably interfered . I fixed it by downloading a Windows 10 live boot cd, boot from it then used that. On that machine it would say it is starting, power down the inverter then fail. The only way to recover was to turn off power to the inverter (AC & DC) then turn it back on.
  12. I meant 48.8hz not 58hz, my mistake. I capture the data (since 2005) and that is the lowest recorded value I have
  13. I was planning on adding an implementation specifically for Arduino, just haven't had the time. Right now it is using libserialport (RS232) & HIDAPI (USB). The lib itself uses an adapter over those two libraries, so it is pretty straightforward to swap out the implementation. IE> you would implement a Arduino version of the RS-232 c file Alternatively use it as a guide on how to implement it. But I did do quite a bit of testing and fixing of bugs which you would get that for free by only creating a Arduino adapter. Also if you do that let me know, I can add it (ie. pull request).
  14. Yep it makes me sad because our frequency likes to wander. 58Hz is good enough for our power utility
  15. https://github.com/jvandervyver/libvoltronic
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