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G11 as "optional module"

C. Harp 4 years ago in IQANdesign updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 4 years ago 5

I would like to have the "optional" setting available for the G11 gateway. This will enable the user to unplug the G11 when it isn't needed and the headmaster not throw and error code. If anyone has a workaround for this in the meantime I am interested?

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The 'Enabled' property on the G11 does not in fact disable the G11 when set to No.

If you read the tool tip it says


'Select No to disable the communication with the Bluetooth adapter. When disabled, there will be no supervision of e.g. signal quality or lost contact. It will also not be visible in the display menu system. The adapter itself is still operational though and can be used to communicate with the system. To prevent that, see next property Enable Bluetooth.'


So even if the G11 'Enable' is set to 'No' you can still connect and send/receive applications, logs or change settings.

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As a workaround - You can make an adjustable state for "G11 Installed" (to drive an internal digital channel) and put it in an adjust group. Use the internal digital channel to enable/disable the the G11 in the Enabled field.

How would this work on an MCx family master without a screen to adjust parameters?

In that case maybe you could use a hidden switch (or disconnect some input device or use several input settings to drive the logic which combinations are never used in regular operation to toggle etc.) with similar logic (internal digital channel).

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The 'Enabled' property on the G11 does not in fact disable the G11 when set to No.

If you read the tool tip it says


'Select No to disable the communication with the Bluetooth adapter. When disabled, there will be no supervision of e.g. signal quality or lost contact. It will also not be visible in the display menu system. The adapter itself is still operational though and can be used to communicate with the system. To prevent that, see next property Enable Bluetooth.'


So even if the G11 'Enable' is set to 'No' you can still connect and send/receive applications, logs or change settings.