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rkdavis
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« on: Oct 7th, 2010, 7:35pm »
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The top slot adapter that i got with my lz64 (the rochester instrument systems psion) looks like it is actually a 4line commslink. it has a "weird" 3 pin connector one it (i thought it was 4 but a closer look shows it's 3) -- i presume rx,tx and gnd. and pressing on twice after inserting it gives a menu item comms. the top slot adapter also has a red led on it and what looks to be a power socket too.
 
the menu looks pretty self expalinitary although it has an entry boot in it -- any idea what that does (or is it in the normal comms link s/w?)
 
[update] i see the boot entry is in the commslink s/w after all
 
the adapter has a sticky label on it sc-7411  
 
anyone know anything more about this adapter?
 
also if this is just a comms link with a special header on it then that means the program pack will work on any lz/lz64 org2 (it's 4 line s/w by the looks of it) should i try to make a copy of the pack for anyone and the manual?
 
Russ
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Re: commslink
« Reply #1 on: Oct 7th, 2010, 10:47pm »
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The top slot adapter that i got with my lz64 (the rochester instrument systems psion) looks like it is actually a 4line commslink. it has a "weird" 3 pin connector one it (i thought it was 4 but a closer look shows it's 3) -- i presume rx,tx and gnd. and pressing on twice after inserting it gives a menu item comms. the top slot adapter also has a red led on it and what looks to be a power socket too.

Looks pretty much like a standard CommsLink with a non-standard cable.
 
The standard commslink has 7 lines but you will not need the missing handshake lines if you want to use Psi2Win. However you will need a standard DIL9 serial plug. The topslot info pages will help you to find out which line is which.
 
also if this is just a comms link with a special header on it then that means the program pack will work on any lz/lz64 org2 (it's 4 line s/w by the looks of it)

Rule of thumb:  
  • Any kind of pack works on all LZs.  
  • Some 4-line packs also run on CM/XPs (if the programmer was witty enough to support both models).  
  • All CommsLinks work on all models.
  • Dedicated 2-line packs/CommsLinks only use 2 lines on 4-line machines.
  • « Last Edit: Oct 7th, 2010, 10:49pm by Boris »

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    Re: commslink
    « Reply #2 on: Oct 7th, 2010, 11:05pm »
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    i opened up the bit that connects to the top slot and it looks like all the wires are there it's just terminated in a non-standard connector. when i decide i have the bottle i'll slice off the conenctor and see about putting a db9 on the end. until then i'll borrow some solderless breadboard from a friend and use that for the connection to the pc.
     
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