Using the Dyno properly

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Using the Dyno properly

Post by Recess » February 27th, 2018, 4:53 am

On a whim (well, an advised whim) I have just bought a Concept2 Dyno strength trainer through eBay. Apart from one hiccup, where all resistance dropped on the leg press at full force, whacking my legs out straight instantly and banging off the rail (ouch) I'm really enjoying using it - and (I've only had it a week) feel it's a good addition to my rowing and free weights training.

I realise this is obsolete technology - but if anyone can help with one question, I'd appreciate it.

What the heck are the Ethernet RJ45 ports on the back for? Can I hook it into a computer running the Venue software to track meters pulled/pushed or something?!? AFAIK - RowPro only works through USB so I can't use that. But as a digital data junkie, if there's a way for me to track total effort as well as the individual exercises, I'd love to hear about it!

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Re: Using the Dyno properly

Post by Citroen » February 27th, 2018, 5:01 am

That dyno has a modified PM2+, the RJ11 jack is a RS232 serial interface (looks like it's running at 12V).

http://www.concept2.co.uk/service/monit ... cification

You can get CSAFE data from that interface.

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Re: Using the Dyno properly

Post by Recess » March 1st, 2018, 3:47 pm

Thanks for that. I'll try hooking it up - but I get the feeling every time it resets, it'll want to restart a 'row'.

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Re: Using the Dyno properly

Post by OtwSL » March 1st, 2018, 4:11 pm

I agree that the Dynos are a real bonus with training. It seems like they compliment rowing really well and I enjoy using them when I have the chance.
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Re: Using the Dyno properly

Post by Carl Watts » March 1st, 2018, 4:32 pm

I presume it still has the correct Dyno monitor on it.

The Dyno monitor is a PM2+ board with a different firmware version of the same micro and a totally different screen to that of the rower monitor.

They are pretty rare over here, although I came across a Concept 2 Model C that someone had put a Dyno monitor on. No idea how that happened but I swapped him for the correct monitor.

Those monitors are now as rare as hens teeth so you should put Lithium AA batteries in them that do not leak. If you ever stuff the monitor its just not replaceable anymore.
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