Got a few questions/problems regarding my Pico software
1) why does PicoRecord load ok from a cold PC start but if I run PicoRecord, close it down then try and open it again, all that loads up is PicoPlayer and nothing I do seems to load PicoRecord, even if I do it from Start-Programmes-PicoRecord?
However sometimes it will load PicoRecord after i've closed it down or when I select File-Exit from PicoPlayer?
I've looked on Task manager and even when I manually end the process, it does not actually end, like its running in background memory which I know many programmes do not like which is why when I ask PicoRecord to open, im thinking its already seeing it as open so does not act?
2) Why does my input value flicker around so much? I'm talking around 3Â°C, even though my input channel voltage is rock steady.
Is this down to the PicoLogger in the way it samples or the sampling time options etc?
Exactly what values should I put in for my sampling options or should I leave them as default?
Im going from 0-10VDC ranged down to 0-2.5VDC then I have ranged the inputs manually for temperatures (0-400Â°C) and Torque (0-100Nm)
Could it be the resolution factor as ive gone from 0-10 down to 0-2.5V although I dont believe this is true as the voltage into the ADC11 is steady, plus the fact I have the 12bit logger, although I dont know the resolution of the DC-DC voltage converter
3) Why does PicoLog freeze and lock up so often, its happening very frequently?
It's also slowing my PC down extremely badly using 99% of my CPU most of the time. I've tried ending it in task manager-processes but as previously mentioned, it does not end
4) The graph view, very annoying. Got a few questions with this one
Iv'e set the graph to show temp and torque on separate graphs with max values of 200Â°C and 150Nm respectively, however when I select the graph, I have to manually scroll to make the axis the maximum value, is there no way to make it so when I select the graph view, the Y axis shows the min and max values, not say 0-16Â°C every time which is pointless?
Why when I make the graph scroll in 1 second intervals that after a certain time, I can no longer see any markers/lines on the screen? Is this because it sets the maximum X axis to the maximum number of samples so until it reaches a certain number or samples , I cant see the value? If that's true, that's stupid, is there no way to just keep it scrolling across the screen in 1 sec intervals up to the maximum but not compress the graph?
Why does it take a fair bit of time to make the current value on the graph change state to the new value. For instance if I input 10Â°C then change to 100Â°C, instead of changing from 10-100 over 1 second which is the sampling time, it takes about 2 minutes, like the value is ramping up?
With regards to the comment above, it seems to help if I select scroll graph, but why as a change from 10-100, because im using a voltage injection machine is instant so even if the sampling time is 1sec, after 1sec should show 100Â°C but instead ramps?
Firstly thanks for reading all that, I know its alot to take in but im a novice and I could really do with wrapping this up
Thanks in advance for any help/tips, anything is appreciated