Using Grandprixe Race Management software to upload codes into a Fast Track Timer

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Using Grandprixe Race Management software to upload codes into a Fast Track Timer

Post by Pack 36 CM » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:16 am

Need a little help,

We have a Micro Wizard Fast Track timer model K3. When we got the timer we never purchased the serial interface option. Now that we have race software I need to update the timer to allow communications between the timer and software. I purchased the update codes from Micro Wizard. Can you use the Grandprix Race Management software to upload the codes to the time so that they can communicate?

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Re: Using Grandprixe Race Management software to upload codes into a Fast Track Timer

Post by gpraceman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:35 am

Yes, you can use the Send Command feature on the Hardware Settings screen.


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Re: Using Grandprixe Race Management software to upload codes into a Fast Track Timer

Post by Pack 36 CM » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:02 pm

Would you happen to have a listing of the steps?

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Re: Using Grandprixe Race Management software to upload codes into a Fast Track Timer

Post by gpraceman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:19 pm

Assuming that you've already selected Fast Track as the timer and your COM port, do the following.
  • Click on the Start Testing button
  • Enter the command in the Command box
  • Click on the Send Command button


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Re: Using Grandprixe Race Management software to upload codes into a Fast Track Timer

Post by Pack 36 CM » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:25 pm

Awesome!

Thank you very much.

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Re: Using Grandprixe Race Management software to upload codes into a Fast Track Timer

Post by gpraceman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:06 pm

Fortunately, Micro Wizard stopped selling that interface separately. So, when you now buy a timer from them, it comes with the serial interface enabled.


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