DC 9V, 300 mA, center positive. This adapter is supplied with the DecaBox.
MIDI In & Out on standard DIN-5 circular jacks
RS-232 cable, DB9-M on at least one end. RS-232 baud rate is 38,400 8N1 (8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit).
The DecaBox has three LEDs, one on each of the user interface pushbuttons. For this firmware build, the left LED flickers when data passes (in either direction) across the RS-232 port. The right LED likewise flashes in the presence of MIDI data, either in or out. In general, these two LEDs will appear to illuminate simultaneously. However, in our firmware they are controlled by a parallel set of functions.
In this firmware build, the three pushbuttons on the front panel have no specific function.
The RS-232 connection on the DecaBox is identical to that of a standard PC or USB / serial adapter:
- Pub 2 Data Receive
Pin 3 Data Transmit
Pin 5 Ground
If the DecaBox is connected to a PC for testing or troubleshooting, a null modem cable is required. Pins 2 and 3 must swap to allow proper communication between two devices with identical serial pinouts.
Pinouts and connections to other equipment may vary; consult user manuals for best results.
The DecaBox USB port is used for firmware updates only. It neither transmits nor receives MIDI or serial data.