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When you add an item to one of the tables, many times you only have to fill in the numbers
to have JMRI construct the complete system name.
Here's a summary, split up for outputs (eg. Turnouts) and inputs (eg. Sensors):
|In/Out||Entry||Meaning||makes System Name||Mask||Equivalent||Minimum||Maximum|
|i||22016||Sensor node 22, pin 16||GS 22 016||n digits (node) + 3 digit (pin)||node: 1
|i||22p16||p = parallel input||GS 22 p16||int + p + int (pin)||p1||p16|
|i||22a3||a = ASD occupancy sensor||GS 22 a3||int + a + int (pin)||22103||a1||a24|
|i||22103||a = ASD occupancy sensor||GS 22023||int + a + int (pin)||22a3||101||124|
|i||22s3||s = old style serial occupancy sensor||GS 22 s3||int + s + int (pin)||22023||s1||s16|
|i||22023||s = old style serial occupancy sensor||GS 22 s3||int + s + int (pin)||22a3||021||036|
|i||22m3||m = ASD motion sensor||GS 22 m3||int + m + int (pin)||22203||1||24|
|i||22203||m = ASD motion sensor||GS 22 203||22m3||201||224|
|o||22103||output, card/bank 1, connector 3||GT 22 103||101/201/301/401||124/224/324/424|
For Grapevine systems, all names start with a system letter of "G". After that, there's a type letter, then a node number and a pin number.
The pin number is either three numeric digits ("101", "324", "004"), or starts with a lower-case alphabetic character ("p12", "s1"). See the sections on inputs and outputs below for the specific meanings of these various formats.
The Node number precedes the pin number. If it's helpful, you can think of the node number as being the "thousands" part of the combined number, and the pin number as the lower three digits.
For example, the 1st Grapevine Sensor input pin on node 23 would be named GS23001 or GS23p1. The 5th Turnout on node 2 would be GT2005.
Before you can access the Node in JMRI, you have to define it to the program. You can do this either from the Preferences window (under Edit in the main menu) or using the Configure Nodes tool in the Grapevine menu.
In addition, there are eight additional pins in the 14-pin connector that can be referenced as Sensors 009 to 016 or p9 through p16, where the "p" indicates parallel input.
The occupancy on these cards are numbered sequentially, starting with 101. The motion Sensors are also numbered sequentially, starting with 201. This means that 101 and 201 sense "occupancy" and "motion" on the 1st connector of the 1st card, respectively, 109 and 209 are the occupancy and motion sensors on the first connector of the second card, etc.
These can also be referenced in a shorter form via the prefix letter "a", ASD occupancy sensor, or "m" for ASD motion sensor, and the 1-24 number of the connector.
Examples, all for node 22:
Each Grapevine node can have up to four output cards attached to it. (Some of the Grapevine and ProTrak documentation refers to these as four "banks".) The outputs on the first card are referenced starting with 101, and can go up to 124 depending on the type of card. The outputs on the second card start at 201 and go up to 224. The third and fourth cards start at 301 and 401 respectively.
If it helps, you can think of the "hundreds" digit as the card or bank number, and the lowest two digits as the connector number.
Grapevine outputs can be use to control turnout switch motors. In that case, they should be referenced as JMRI Turnouts, with names like GT98201 for the 1st output from the 2nd driver card on node 98.
Grapevine outputs can be used to control lights on the layout, in which case they should be referenced as JMRI Lights. System names for lights start with GL, for example GL54102 for the 2nd output on the 1st driver card on node 54.
To use a Grapevine output as a JMRI Signal, capable of displaying red/yellow/green and associated flashing Aspects, you must define it as a "Grapevine Signal Head" using the Add... button in the Signal Head Table. Give it a system name that starts with "GH", and is followed by the node and output numbers.
For example, to use the 3rd connector on the 2nd driver card on node 1, define a Grapevine Signal Head using system name GH1203.
More information on the Grapevine hardware can be found on the ProTrak website.
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