hacking the ezcommand

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by gcodori, Aug 14, 2005.

  1. gcodori

    gcodori Member

    Jun 30, 2004
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    There has been some discussion about the I/O port on the back of the b-mann ezcommand station.

    Has anyone either cracked open the case to see what kind of wiring is used to the port, or has anyone measured the output to see how it fits in relation to the lenz standard?

    I've been curious on how this will interfact with the lenz products, since they made the ezcommand unit.

    The Lenz DIN plug has 5 pins, four of which are used (the "phone jack" has 6 pins, four are used). It appears the ezcommand has the "phone jack", which must have the same 4 pins plus two "dead" pins.

    The lenz system is as follows...pin 1 and 6 are not used. Pins 2 and 5 are the ground and +12v power. Pins 3 and 4 are the neg and pos rs-485 lines. If someone can measure the ezcommand port with a meter and see which pins are putting out 12v, we have half the answer in terms of creating an adapter to connect additional items to the ezcommand.

    Has anyone "hacked" the ezcommand? Any thoughts?