The watchdog timer is a feature on the Brainboxes ED range that performs a specific operation after a certain period time if something goes wrong with the system and the system does not recover on its own. The watchdog timer can time out under 1 of 2 user programmable circumstances:

  • Communication link- the host computer has not communicated with the ED within the timeout period.
  • Hardware- the firmware inside the ED has not reset the timer.

In Brainboxes ED products there are 4 ASCII commands that deal with the watchdog. ASCII.jpg

You can also configure the safe value on the ED device's webpage. safe value.jpg

This FAQ Applies to the following Brainboxes Product Ranges: