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  • Data Logger Example

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    Purpose:
    SD card datalogger for P1AM-100

    This example shows how to log data to an SD card using the SD library.

    The circuit:
    * SD card attached to SPI bus as follows:
    ** MOSI - pin 11
    ** MISO - pin 12
    ** CLK - pin 13
    ** CS - pin SDCARD_SS_PIN(28)

    Dependencies:
    None

    Check out the code here:
    https://github.com/AutomationDirect/...100_Datalogger
    Last edited by ADC_CommTeam02; 03-02-2020, 10:44 AM.

  • #2
    Tried this sketch with a number of different formats on my 2Gb SD card, all Attempts fail with 'Initializing SD card...Card failed, or not present'
    Can you add some more information to this sketch.

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    • #3
      Just tested and our example works fine here on our end with the microSD card we are using.

      1.) Have you tried using a different microSD card?
      2.) What brand & specs of the card you are using?

      You could try the built-in SD example which only requires a single line change.


      Examples > SD > CardInfo

      Change this line to use “SDCARD_SS_PIN”
      //const int chipSelect = 4;
      const int chipSelect = SDCARD_SS_PIN;

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      • #4
        @ADC...I have successfully opened a file ("logFile.txt") on my microSD card.

        When the file is opened, is it a new file with nothing in it or does it append if the file exists?

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        • #5
          This example is using the standard Arduino SD Library. The default behavior will create the file if it does not exist, and append each time that it is reopened. See the Library Reference for more information: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/SD

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