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Topic: Sudden unreliability with my network-enabled Arduino project (Read 8 times) previous topic - next topic

domiflichi

A link to my code on pastebin is in my first posting, but here it is:

http://pastebin.com/P86C7ifZ

Ok, I see...thanks. I will install it back into my garage this evening, but not hook up the wires that connect to the actual opener.

You're right - when it's in my house, no it's not connected to the opener.

domiflichi

Well, it seemed to have worked well back in the garage without the 2 wires connected to the garage door opener for several days, but it stopped working again. :(

So should I physically move the device further away from the actual opener?

Would being plugged into the same power strip/outlet pose a problem?

domiflichi

Shortly after my last posting (the one on the 20th of July), I decided just to try and move the power cords around to see if that would help (but still keeping the wires that goes from my device to the actual garage door opener disconnected). The existing setup was as follows:

I have an electrical outlet on the ceiling of my garage. I have a power strip/surge protector plugged into one of the 2 'plugs' of that outlet. I have my actual garage door opener plugged into that power strip/surge protector, and my 'device' plugged into the same power strip.

My change that I made on the 20th:
What I did was unplug the actual garage door opener from the power strip/surge protector and plug it into the 2nd 'plug' of the outlet on the ceiling (so no longer on the power strip/surge protector), leaving my device plugged into the power strip/surge protector all by itself.

5 days later (yesterday), I started experiencing the same problem as I described in my very first posting of this thread, so my change did not seem to help. :(

I guess my next test would be to move my device physically further away from the actual garage door opener as hinted at by SurferTim...I will do this this evening.

domiflichi

Well that didn't really help (moving the device physically further away from the garage door). Now I'm going to run an extension cord from my device to another outlet in the garage, and we'll see how that goes.

domiflichi

Messed up again last night. :( So I unplugged the two wires that are leading to the magnetic/reed switch...we'll see how that goes.

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