the myPCLAB does only support Windows out of the box. The device needs a device driver to
operate. Without, no serial port is generated on plug-in of the device. I could not find
any information which serial chip is used by the device, but most likely it is one of the
usual candidates FTDI, Silicon Labs CP210 or Profilic PL2303. My advice would be to
install all three drivers (they do not harm the operation of your Laptop if installed, but
not used). Links are provided on the Artisan Wiki at
<http://code.google.com/p/artisan/wiki/Installation> in the MacOSX section.
There is still a small possibility that your device is not supported by the driver
although it has the matching chip as the driver (at least the FTDI one) checks for an id
to match the list of licensed ones (that the hardware producer payed their bill to FTDI).
So in case that after installing all three drivers the Comm Port popup remains empty, do
the following and report:
- Open System Profiler
- Select Hardware -> USB and look for the device (you may need to expand the USB Device
(Note if you don't recognize it, try unplugging the device, then close and reopen the
Profiler window and look for differences.
Hope you can work that out,
On 09.09.2013, at 23:46, Blair Rieckmann wrote:
I go to the Modbus tab of the Serial Configuration Dialog accessible from the Config menu
and click on scan for ports and all the choices in the popup list in Comm Port disappear
and I can't choose anything. I could take a snapshot of what I have but am not sure it
is allowed. Not sure what I am doing wrong.
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