Dowlload Serial_Monitor (1mb)
Serial Monitor is a simple program that monitors data coming in from a Serial port and will display when there are gaps of more than 5 seconds.
When you start Serial_Monitor the following will be displayed
Select ComPort from the File menu to configure the settings for the port
Click on the Start! Menu to start monitoring
When the application is running you will see that the Application window displays the COM port being used and the time of the last data received. This updates when ever data comes in the serial port so you know the system is working.
When a gap is detected the system outputs the current time, the time of the last data that was received, currently the system is hardwired to report when there is a 5 second gap. So these times will be different by 5 seconds.
When the data is restored the system will output the time data started again and the outage.