Wireless timer connection

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Wireless timer connection

Post by asatxj » Sun May 03, 2015 6:35 am

I've had several people ask if there is a way to make the connection between the timer and the computer wireless (they were willing to help fund it). Is there a way to do such a thing?


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Re: Wireless timer connection

Post by gpraceman » Sun May 03, 2015 4:49 pm

You can with a Bluetooth device plugged into the timer's computer port and a dongle plugged into the computer. I've tested such a setup but had occasional drops in communication. I certainly would not want that to happen during a race. A wired connection will always be the most dependable.


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Re: Wireless timer connection

Post by asatxj » Mon May 04, 2015 5:56 am

gpraceman wrote:You can with a Bluetooth device plugged into the timer's computer port and a dongle plugged into the computer. I've tested such a setup but had occasional drops in communication. I certainly would not want that to happen during a race. A wired connection will always be the most dependable.
Pretty much what I was thinking. I've got a longer rs232 cable and just need a cable to cable adapter and I'll be okay for next season.


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