PicKit3 Command Line Extensions - Power

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PicKit3 Command Line Extensions - Power

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I have had a look at the excellent wiki
(and trawled the Forum, so sorry if it already there).

http://www.matrixtsl.com/wiki/index.php ... ming_Tools

and at the microchip datasheet (attached).

From this I expected changing, the FC 6 Programmer Parameters to:

-P$(chip) -F$(target).hex -E -M -V5.000

would give 5v power, no luck FC gives error 5 (vs error 2 for unpowered).

How can I power the PicKit3 when using FC6?

Thanks.

ps I'm using windows 7, 64 bit
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Re: PicKit3 Command Line Extensions - Power

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Hi Mark,

Thanks for the detailed post :) Makes my job much easier.

You could try these to see if they make any difference.

-P$(chip) -F$(target).hex -E -M -V5

-P$(chip) -F$(target).hex -E -M -V5.0

-P$(chip) -F$(target).hex -E -M -V5.0 -I

Let me know how you get on.

I seem to remember a niggle with the powering of the PICkit 3 but not sure if it ever got solved. From memory Microchip said they had intentionally added it because the PICkit 2 had damaged some hardware but I never had any problems with it.

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Re: PicKit3 Command Line Extensions - Power

Post by Mark »

Hi Ben,

Thanks for the fast response; adding

-V5.0 works.

For reference, at the Build - Compiler Options - Programmer entry we need:

Location

...D:\Flowcodev6\tools\PICkit3\PK3CMD.exe (or whatever the system needs)

Parameters

-P$(chip) -F$(target).hex -E -M -V5.0

To cut a long story short I also tried several chips and the 'proof' came from a known good circuit with a known good program. Some other combinations gave other errors.

A list of what the error codes for FCv6 mean may be useful for future reference.

Thanks

Mark
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