Originally Posted by Digital_TVZ
What Sirius-Ready or SAT-Radio ready headunit + SiriusConnect interface are you using? The Headunit interface should take care of all the power requirements.
FYI- PIN 1 is the main power line and should be 12volts
PIN 2 is called the "Power Enable" line and is what tunrs on the unit- if can be 5v ~ 12v to tunr it on.
When the SL unit is in the dock, and connected to a headunit/interface, the Stiletto goes into 'SiriusConnet' mode. for a Stiletto 10 or 100 to work properly it needs to be updated to the latest verrsion of software - ZAP= 126.96.36.199.3031r and the OS needs to be 188.8.131.52757
Actually I'm not using a headunit. That was the issue. I now have it working with Mitch's SC-C1 MJS Gadget box
connected to my computer. The Sirius Connect device is the SCVDOC1 dock to my stiletto. Normally this box is connected to a Sirius Connect SC-C1 box. That box comes with it's own 12 V supply. The SCVDOC1 box has no 12V supply.
I was using 12 V to mitch's box. This 12V supply according to Mitch is passed through directly to the DIN connector. The issue was my 12V AC adapter was only 300ma. Apparently this is not enough. This weekend I exchanged it for 1000ma and now the radio goes right into Sirius connect mode. It had been going into the mode, then would reboot cycling between these two states.
One thing that I noticed with this SVCDOC1 box is that you can connect an antenna to it and without any power supplied it will let the stiletto use this antenna for reception. This is different than all the other docks. With all the other docks you need either 110 or 5V applied to the dock to be able to use an external antenna.
So I was able to use the dock, with an antenna, and connect a earbuds or portable speaker and remain totally portable. In the non-sirius connect mode, I control the device through the stiletto menus and buttons. Now here was the issue, IF I wanted to charge the battery, I thought I might just be able to supply 5V to the DIN connector and it would be passed through to the dock to charge the battery.
It seems not. The only way this dock will charge the battery is to be in Sirius Connect mode and supply both 12V and a Serial signal. At that point the SCVDOC1 Box does somthing to reduce the voltage and supply power to the connector plugging into the stiletto.
Thanks for the FYI on the voltage.
My plan is to be able to control the box with software on the computer.
I now have Alex's Sirius Recorder program working,
but I would like to be able to code my own. Do you have any information on the protocol and the commands to send via a complient sirius connect adapter to control the unit?
Anyway, I made progress, with the Sirius Recorder program working. My own DIN connector will work with the SCVDOC1 dock with earbuds. I'd also like to figure out the remainder of the DIN connections and find out what it takes to connect a normal serial connector ( RS-232 ) to the TTL serial connections in the SCVDOC1.
Again thanks for the information on the power.