Sevcon Self Characterisation Wizard

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sanfox   10 mW

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Sevcon Self Characterisation Wizard

Post by sanfox » Jan 03 2018 1:57pm

I want to tune sevcon gen 4 size 4 controller to use with little induction motor.
I built experimental platform for it.
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So connection between dvt through ixxat cable works good.
Also I have SCWizard but this program don't want connecting to controller.
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Do anybody use this program?
3250 km in hybrid mode
My car discription at http://www.evalbum.com/5316

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Re: Sevcon Self Characterisation Wizard

Post by fechter » Jan 03 2018 2:23pm

I haven't used that exact software before, but most programs are similar.

How does the controller connect to the PC? Is it a serial connection or USB? You may need to configure the serial port on the PC to work.
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Re: Sevcon Self Characterisation Wizard

Post by sanfox » Jan 04 2018 4:10am

Controller connect to computer via IXXAT USB to CAN cable.
If I push "Connect" button without IXXAT cable the program show message:
"No suitable interfaces connected"
When IXXAT cable connect the program show message:
"Access is denied"
Exception occurred:
Message: Access is denied
Type: Ixxat.Vci3.VciException
Stack: в Ixxat.Vci3.Bal.Can.CanControl..ctor(IBalObject* pBalObj, Byte portNumber, Byte
busTypeIndex)
в Ixxat.Vci3.Bal.BalObject.OpenSocket(Byte portNumber, Type socketType)
в CAN.IXXATInterface.start_can_controller(Baudrate baudrate)
в CAN.CANDataLink.open_communications(Baudrate baud_rate)
в CANOpen.CANOpenDevice.open_physical_connection(Baudrate baudrate)
в SCWiz.SCWiz_Operator.connect_to_node(Baudrate baudrate, UInt32 node_id)
в SCWizControl.main_form.connect_button_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e)
Source: vcinet2
Help:
Data:System.Collections.ListDictionaryInternal
Site: Void .ctor(IBalObject*, Byte, Byte)
SCWizControl, ver 1.0.0.45
Running in F:\Documents and Settings\SASHA\LocalSettings\Apps\2.0\7BBB4J0K.3K4\GNBCW1WZ.N59\scwi..tion_c86b6a1ab057633a_0001.0000_879a1e1a584085d4\SCWizControl.exe
Also the program veiwed message like this:
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3250 km in hybrid mode
My car discription at http://www.evalbum.com/5316

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Re: Sevcon Self Characterisation Wizard

Post by fechter » Jan 04 2018 10:12am

You got me on that one. No idea exactly what that means.

The only thing I would try is messing with the settings for CAN bit rate and CAN open node ID.
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Re: Sevcon Self Characterisation Wizard

Post by Biff » May 14 2018 5:08pm

I have been working with Sevcons for about 7 years now and have not ever come across that software. I saw in your screen-shot that the copyright notice in there is 2007 - 2010.

I bet that the software has not been used or updated by Sevcon for a very long time and is simply not compatible with the IXXAT drivers any more.

I also suspect it is not used any more for one of two reasons:
1) it didn't work very well and just caused people to think setting up a motor on a sevcon would be easy
2) it worked well enough that people would setup motors without the assistance / approval form Sevcon application engineers.

-ryan

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Re: Sevcon Self Characterisation Wizard

Post by sanfox » Jun 01 2018 7:01am

The main EXE file of this program dated 02.09.2011.
Also the Drive Wizard program dated 24.03.2009 works excellent with the same dongle.
It's very strange!
3250 km in hybrid mode
My car discription at http://www.evalbum.com/5316

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