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Old 05-28-2011, 01:35 PM
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Default Programming Curtis 1238-I can help

If you need help programming the Curtis 1238 on a AC system, email me at cruisin@live.com I can also help you with any problems you may be having with the operation of the AC system.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:03 AM
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I need the interface cable to plug the controller into a PC, do you have them?
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:39 AM
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You cannot make your own and must be purchsed from Curtis as a kit. Also the software floating around on the web will not work with the 1238. It must be the latest version. Best bet is to buy the 1311-4401 OEM version of the hand held programmer which works real good with 1238 available here cruisin@live.com. You will not believe how much better you can program the 1238 to control a AC motor. Probably the most requested feature is setting up brake regen or brake current. There is a differant need in the programming of the regen/brake depending if you are clutch or clutchless. Both work real good.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:31 AM
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Actually you can make your own cable, people have done it. I've rented the handheld programmer before and am quite aware of what you can change, but I'll be damned if I'm going to shell out $450-$500 to change settings in a controller that I already bought and paid for. No other controller out there forces you to do so. It's like buying a radio and then having to pay extra to change the station. Also, I'm pretty sure people have gotten the available software to work with the 1238. If I can't I'll just rent a programmer again.
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......but I'll be damned if I'm going to shell out $450-$500 to change settings in a controller that I already bought and paid for. No other controller out there forces you to do so........
A lot of others do it. Sevcon for one. And those guys change the firmware in the handheld so it doesn't work with different models of their controllers. A real PITA
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Actually you can make your own cable, people have done it...... Also, I'm pretty sure people have gotten the available software to work with the 1238.
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Can you post links to "how to" do this?

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Old 05-29-2011, 10:07 AM
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Here is a long thread, I think the most relevant info starts around here:
http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...roller-14.html
This is also helpful:
http://www.nevzone.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=360
If you do it, might as well make up two
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:41 AM
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That software will not work with the 1238 as it is old 2006. Must be 2008 or newer. Also the interface some say will work will NOT work on the 1238.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:27 AM
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This guy said he got it to work, though I don't know what software version he was using.
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I have a Curtis 1238 controller and had trouble programming it. The software would never connect.

The problem ended up being the buffer settings for my USB to RS-232 serial converter. Go to device manager, then COM ports. Right click on your adapter and go to properties. On the port settings tab, click advanced. Then turn down any buffers as low as they can go and Especially turn down any delay that might be there. Then it should work.

I tried three different USB-serial cables. One was from Radio Shack, a GigaWare piece of crap that kept giving me the bluescreen. I think that the driver just did not support win7. (By the way, the Curtis software does work on win7 just fine.) The second was a Prolific chip based converter and I still was not able to make it work. The third was an FTDI chip based converter. This is the one that I was able to make work, after I turned the buffers and delay as low as they could go.
http://www.buggiesgonewild.com/elect...tml#post465186
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:38 PM
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If he says it works where is proof like a picture of the screen and what version of software is he using. Doesnt sound realistic to me.
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