Unable to upload code from Mac to RA+ after using USB power

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:41 pm

I have been using my RA+ for the last 2 years always with the USB - TTL cable. Now that the cable tore off, I got a USB power cable .
With USB power cable, I do not get the option of /dev/tty.USB port that I used to with my USB-TTL cable.

Without that port being set , am not able to upload code from Arduino to RA+ as it goes into timeout .

I tried to install ReefAngel Arduino for Windows 10 but thats even worse as it clearly asks for USB-TTL connection and not USB power cable .

How do I make Reefangel work with this new USB Power cable ?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:07 am
Should I just go back to using USB TTL ? Where can I buy a usb ttl cable as mine was damaged ?
Please any help will be appreciated .
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:30 am
You definitely need the right cable. The RA does not get power from that port, just serial.

You should contact Roberto for a replacement. The ones I see on ebay have usb serial dongles attached which I don't think is necessary.

Your other alternative is to upgrade to the RA Cloud Wifi module if they're available still. That would let you program over the internet and without disconnecting.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:56 am
He meant bluetooth attachment, but I don't have them anymore.
You can get the usb-ttl cable on the webstore.

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