Gerald Roston

ZStar turning itself off?

Discussion created by Gerald Roston on May 22, 2008
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2010 by Eric Lacasse


I am doing some experiments with a ZStar board. These involve capturing data for a 'long' period of time, where 'long' is defined to be on the order of 6-12 hours. On numerous occasions, i.e., just about every experiment I have run, the ZStar board (accelerometer) turns itself off. Seriously! The problem is not the battery - I have tried using a brand new one, nor is it board specific - I have seen this behavior with two different boards.

This problem is causing me great grief - it ruins my experiment. Has anyone else observed this behavior? More importantly, can anyone suggest a method for fixing this problem?

FYI: After initialization, the only command used is V - to request data.

Message Edited by GRoston on 2008-05-22 04:29 AM