docs:blackbox:aux-serial

5.1 Connecting BlackBox 4X to external Serial devices

NB: The following section of the documentation relates to an advanced use-case configuration. Ordinary users should not have any need to work with this, but it is a feature provided to those who know and understand the systems, electronics and software (aka Hacker Friendly) who want to extend BlackBox beyond its default Configuration

OpenBuilds BlackBox 4X incorporates a circuit that can disconnect the USB-Serial (FTDI) IC from the Microcontroller, and connect the microcontroller to the header pins on the AUX1 header on the USB side of the controller.

  • If the USB cable is connected and delivering 5v to the controller, the AUX1 header is DISABLED
  • If the USB cable is connected and not delivering 5v to the controller, the AUX1 header is ENABLED
  • If the USB cable is NOT connected to the controller, the AUX1 header is ENABLED
  • Whenever the AUX1 header is ENABLED, the USB-Serial connection is DISABLED. The USB endpoint is active, but data will not be sent to/from the Microcontroller on the Brains board.

The port has the following connection parameters:

  • Type: UART TTL Serial
  • Baud Rate: 115200
  • Port voltage: 5v TTL (Use your own level shifting hardware if you intend connecting to 3.3v systems)
  • 5V output is provided for powering microntroller based devices, do not exceed 500mA current draw. Can not power a Single Board Computer from this pin

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