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Date Created: 11/11/2002   Date Modified: 5/10/2016

+Configuration Commands for the DTP41

Many advanced users of the DTP41 have asked for additional information on how to talk to the instrument via a terminal program. For most users, the X-Rite ToolCrib utility is the easiest and best option for talking to the instrument, however for users of OS versions not supported by ToolCrib, or who want to use a simple terminal program we provide the list of commands below.

Note: These are normally thought of as programmers codes, and as such no phone support for the use of these codes is offered. If you have questions, feel free to email your questions instead: GISupport@x-rite.com . In addition if you wish to read a strip, or perform a spot read, with the instrument we recommend the following resources:

Configuration settings:

The convention used for configuration settings is: switch setting, switch, CF -return- (with no comma separators.) For example if you wished to turn autotransmit on, you would use 0105CF -return-.

All settings noted with an asterisk* are those that are the default of the instrument as shipped from the factory.

Switch Name and Switch Setting
01 Beeper Tone
  00 - off
  01 - soft
  02 - medium
  03 - loud*
04 RS232 Handshaking
  00 - off*
  01 - cts
  02 - busy
  03 - xon
05 Auto transmit
  00 - off*
  01 - on
06 Decimal point
  00 - off
  01 - on*
07 Response data separator modes
  00- space
  01 - comma*
  02 - tab
  03 - carriage return
  04 - carriage return & line feed
  05 - line feed
08 Response delimiter in RCI mode (see 12CF)
  00 - carriage return
  01 - carriage return & line feed*
  02 - line feed
09 Echo settings
  00 - off*
  01 - on
0A Decimal Precision
  00 - .
  01 - .0
  02 - .00*
  03 - .000
  04 - .0000
  05 - .00000
0F Show data labels
  00 - off*
  01 - on*
12 RS-232 Protocol modes
  00 - RCI*
  01 - ICP
13 Measurement modes
  00 - Static measurement mode
  01 - Dynamic measurement mode*
14 Number of samples to average per static reading
  0x01*
  .
  .
  0xff
15 Number of readings taken in static measurement
  0x01*
  .
  .
  0xff
16 Illuminant/Observer types
  00 - A_2
  01 - A_10
  02 - C_2
  03 - C10
  04 - D50_2*
  05 - D50_10
  06 - D65_2
  07 - D65_10
  08 - F2_2
  09 - F2_10
  0A - F7_2
  0B - F7_10
  0C - F11_2
  0D - F11_10
  0E - F12_2
  0F - F12_10
  -------------
  10 - D75_2 (added after firmware v8212)
  11 - D75_10 (added after firmware v8212)
  12 - D55_2 (added after firmware v8212)
  13- D55_10 (added after firmware v8212)
17 Density status types
  00 - Status_A
  01 - Status_E
  02 - Status_I
  03 - Status_T*
  04 - Spectral
  ------------
  05 - Spectral_X (added after firmware v8212)
  06 - Status_HIFI (VCMYRGBO) (added after firmware v8212)
  08 - Status_Tx (added after firmware v8212)
  09 - Status_Ax (reflectance) (added after firmware v8212)
  0A - Status_Ex (added after firmware v8212)
  0B - Status_G (added after firmware v8212)
  0C - Status_M (added after firmware v8212)
  0D - Status_Axt (transmission) (added after firmware v8212)
  0E - Status_Mx (added after firmware v8212)
Note:  Status responses with the sub-x option are responses with correction factors entered to more closely match the existing population of filtered densitometers. Status responses without the sub-x option correspond directly to the ANSI definitions.
18 Data Output types
  00 - Density
  01 - Plus Dot
  02 - Minus Dot
  03 - Reflectance*
  04 - Lab
  05 - XYZ
  06 - Yxy
  07 - xyY
  08 - LCh
  09 - Density (VCMYRGBO)
19 Instrument mode (added after firmware v8212)
  00 - Reflectance*
  01 - Transmission
   
  Additional Commands
CM Calibrate Drive motor
CR Calibrate Reflectance
  This executes reflection calibration using the supplied calibration reference
CU Calibrate Unit (added after firmware v8212)
  This enters the CR, CM and, if transmission mode is present CT
DM Drive Motor - turns on/off the drive motor
  02 DM returns current motor speed
  1.20DM will set the motor to the default motor speed
RI Reset Instrument to its power - up state
RM Request Measurement Initiates the measurement process
SV Send Version returns the model and firmware version
XE Clear and transmit errors

Error Codes:  Many  users have asked to understand the errors that  a DTP41 can display in a terminal window - a small subset of the error codes are listed below. All errors are displayed in a <xx> format where the xx is equivalent to two numbers, or a number followed by a letter. If instead the error comes back like <Ax> (capitol letter followed by a number) this indicates a compound error. Use the XE command to list the individual errors and clear the error stack.

Note:  If your instrument displays error codes other than those listed below it is likely that it will require factory service. Please contact X-Rite Customer Service to arrange repair.

00
 Measurement Complete, no error
11
 Bad Command
21
 Timeout
22
 Bad Strip
27
 Bad Reading
28
 Needs Calibration
29
 Cal failure
31
 Lamp Error
34
 Drive Motor Error
3D
 Temperature Error
3F  Transmission Lamp Error