Using the USB Downloader Application
Last Updated: 2019-09-24
- Guard1 Plus versions: 5.x
The USB Downloader Application allows you to view information about the Downloader, PIPE, and last download. It also allows you to disable the PIPE's beeper, set a Start Tour Reminder and view the PIPE's event logs.
The USB Downloader Application is started automatically when you log in to the PC. For Guard1 Plus SE users, the USB Downloader Application is an optional component.
To launch the USB Downloader Application, double-click the USB Downloader icon in the System Tray.
The Downloader Status tab contains information about the Downloader and the PIPE currently docked in the Downloader such as:
- Downloader serial number
- PIPE serial number
- PIPE battery status (PIPE II only)
- PIPE beep status
- Number of button reads in last download
- Last download date and time
The PIPE Settings tab provides control of the currently docked PIPE. The commands below work with PIPE II only. PIPE II serial numbers begin with "A". Original PIPE (serial numbers beginning with a numeral) will only respond to the Beep command.
To modify the PIPE's settings:
- From the System tray (typically the lower right hand corner of the computer screen), open theGuard1 Plus - USB Downloader application.
- Open the PIPE Settings tab.
Beep: beeps the currently docked PIPE (if the PIPE is not in Silent mode).
Set Beep: sets the PIPE to Beep mode.
Set Silent: sets the PIPE to Silent mode.
Get History: retrieves the PIPE Event Logs. The top Critical events are listed in the upper pane, and all events are listed in the lower pane.
Save Critical: saves the Critical Event list to a CSV file that can be opened in Microsoft Excel.
Save Events: saves the complete Event list to a CSV file that can be opened in Microsoft Excel.
Reminder: to set a reminder beep, select the desired interval from the drop down, then click Set Reminder.
PIPE Event Logs
The History log tells you how the PIPE has been handled. The presence of the event types below could indicate handling outside the expected usage conditions of The PIPE.
|Event Type||Possible Causes|
• Placing a metal object across the tip
• Submerging the PIPE II in water
• Connecting the PIPE II to an external power source (negative terminal)
• Connecting the PIPE II to an external power source (positive terminal)
• Dropping the PIPE II deliberately with an undue amount of force
|Volts||Equivalent Drop to Concrete|
|1.2V – 1.4V||8 feet|
|1.4V – 1.8V||16 feet|
|1.8V – 2.1V||24 feet|