There is a little bug in the software of the Arduino Spot Welder. Once the weld counter reaches 10.000 welds the display gets corrupted. This was fixed in V3.2.3.

The problem seems to be caused by the variable types and convertings used in the program. For now to solve this issue in V3.2.3 the weld counter simply does automatically reset to zero after 9999 welds. For future software versions i will try to find a solution so the counter can count to values over 10.000 reliably.

You can find a tutorial how to update the Spot Welder Software here: Software Update Tutorial (just use new V3.2.3 instead of 3.2.2 used in the tutorial)

V3.2.3 of the Software can be found here: Github Page

 

Solution for the problem without doing a software update

In the older software versions you can solve the display problem by doing a “Full Reset” in the system menu. This way you manually reset the weld counter to 0. Then you can do 9999 welds before the problem occurs again. An instruction how to use the system menu is in the Quick Start Guide

  

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “10.000 Welds Screen Bugfix Software V3.2.3

  1. Dennis says:

    Man, thank you for the great product!
    One BIG WHISH!

    Please include an adaptor / fuse for Dewalt Li-Ion batteries.
    Many people have Dewalt \ Bosch \ Milwaukee as their daily tools and having ability to power up from them would be amazing. I am pretty sure this will be the next BIG break through in the project development!
    Those batteries have 18V and high capacities up to 9ah. Much better than buying an extra power source.
    Dennis.

    • Marc Schoenfleisch says:

      These devices usually use 18650 cells. For example 18V 9Ah packs should be 5s3p
      The cells are not rated for the very high current the welder needs.
      A 5000mAH Turnigy NanoTec Lipo can do 130C max which is about 130×5 = 650A
      The Bosch/Dewalt etc. packs can do max 3C if its a very good one maybe 10C.
      That would be “only” 90A max current, which is plenty enough for all home tools, but not enough for Spot Welding.

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