iProgram card & 208r rev2?

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iProgram card & 208r rev2?

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Doing a bit of searching and I can't seem to see a straightforward answer. Most say no, some say yes without problems. So, does the iProgram card work with the 208r rev.2? If not, what mods are needed?

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The iProgram card needs +5V on the 3rd rear contact of the edge connector.
It's not on the 208r rev2's card slot but can be added by a simple wire connecting this contact to the +5V rail :

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Great stuff! Thanks Papz
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There are other connections to unused contacts of the 208r rev2 but I think are specific to the BEMI Easel.
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'Hi/lo' switch I imagine is one.
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Flabby, or someone else, can you please confirm the iProgram card works with this +5V extra connection ?
I don't have an iProgram card, neither acces to one, but from memory when I tested years ago, it was ok.
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papz wrote:Flabby, or someone else, can you please confirm the iProgram card works with this +5V extra connection ?
I don't have an iProgram card, neither acces to one, but from memory when I tested years ago, it was ok.
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Papz, unfortunately I can't. I don't have a rev2. I think I was asking this when I was looking at getting either a rev 2 or BEMI. I ended up with a BEMI 208.
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Thanks for the quick reply.
Hopefully someone else will can help on this.
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Thanks to a wiggler who kindly offered to lend me his iProgram card, I could do deeper tests on a friend's BEMI easel.

The aforementioned +5V connection to pin 3 rear is not enough, pins 2 and 4 of both rows on the edge connector should be interconnected.

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The clock connection is on rear pin 5 of the card edge connector and on pin 8 of the power connector.
The data connection is on rear pin 6 of the card edge connector and on pin 9 of the power connector.
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Thanks Papz for taking the time to do this and sharing!
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I use iprogram card to sequence in 5 steps, it will be "Both mode-loc sw" and will stop.
There are no problems with 2,3,4 steps.
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Isn't seq 5 step supposed to be cut to prevent this ?

check the manual for the V60 upgrade please and see if you have the wire and the trace cut , and the correct FW installed
https://buchla.com/firmwarefiles/iProgr ... update.zip
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I am using 208r. Is it only cut?
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it moved with cut. Thank you
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papz wrote:Thanks to a wiggler who kindly offered to lend me his iProgram card, I could do deeper tests on a friend's BEMI easel.

The aforementioned +5V connection to pin 3 rear is not enough, pins 2 and 4 of both rows on the edge connector should be interconnected.

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Hi Papz, or anyone whos' done this... So with the adjustments on the three pins (as above) the iProgram card works as it should in the 208r V2?
Just checking before I get one and commit to surgery. :deadbanana:

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Yes, works absolutely fine if your wireless can take it.
That is the bigger problem
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Excellent. Thanks ArguZ.
Fingers crossed for everything else.
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