I’m trying to diagnose some (seemingly random) camera timeouts I’m getting with my ASI 1600 MM pro camera. Reading some of the older posts, it seems this could be related to USB traffic, so I tried to decrease the USB limit down to 40. That seemed to help, as the night before, my dragscript ran successfully for almost 7 hours, capturing frames across two targets.
But last night, the same dragscript terminated after only 30 minutes. Looking at the logs, I see recurring camera timeouts. I only noticed this in the morning. So, without touching anything (in case some cables were loose), I tried disconnecting and reconnecting, and Voyager could successfully grab exposures in OnTheFly mode.
I’m not sure what’s causing the timeouts. If it’s USB traffic, I could turn down my USB limit even further. But I noticed that if I reduce the USB limit to 20 and click “Ok”, and then open up the Camera Advanced Config dialog again, the limit is reset back to 40. Has anyone else run into this? Can the USB limit not be set to a value less than 40?
Anyone have any other suggestions on how to diagnose this further? For instance, if there are additional diagnostics that I can enable? I have new USB3 cables. I also have all my equipment (ASI 1600 main camera, ASI 178 guider, focuser and mount) connected to a powered USB3 hub. My laptop is a Surface Go (with a dual-core Pentium Gold processor and 8 gigs of RAM) running Windows 10 Pro.
Thanks for any help,