Real time clock not always working

Hi guys

I'm having trouble with the real time clock in my Industrino D21 G.

When starting up the device I'm getting three variations of the time:

1) The real time that I have already initialized 

2) 2000.1.30-20.14.00

3) 2165.45.45-45:85:85

 

What could be the reason for this behavior?

Are there available some functions that update the time using the cellular system?

Thank you!

 

How I'm using the library:

#include <MCP7940.h>

Setup:

RTCind.get(rtc,true); 

RTCind.start(true);

Updating the time:

RTCind.get(rtc,true);

Using the current time:

String time = String(rtc[6])+"."+String(rtc[5])+"."+String(rtc[4])+"-"+String(rtc[2])+":"+String(rtc[1])+":"+String(rtc[0])+......

 

Björgvin R Þórhallsson
Björgvin R Þórhallsson
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Er í leyfi frá störfum. Er væntanlegur aftur til vinnu í seinnihluta Febrúar.

Ef erindið varðar hússtjórnarkerfi má hafa samband við Erlend Ólason, erlendur.olason@efla.is

Önnur mál, Símon Elvar simon.elvar.vilhjalmsson@efla.is

 

Björgvin

 

on 11/10/18, 1:37 PM

The RTC problem is caused by RF interference from the GSM module when it's transmitting. 

The code below resets the date and then reads the RTC every 100ms for 15 seconds. If the year is correct it counts it as a success, if it's wrong it's a fail. With the supplied antenna pointing away from the Industruino, I get an average of 25 fails and 125 successes. If the antenna is angled towards the Industruino, I get 86 fails and 64 successes. The fails result in the RTC returning a year of 2065 or 2000.

With an external antenna on the end of a cable I don't get any errors. I used a 2G antenna with SMA connector from RS Components - RS Stock No.124-8694

 

#include <Wire.h>
#include <MCP7940.h>
#include <UC1701.h>
static UC1701 lcd;
#define TINY_GSM_MODEM_SIM800
#include <TinyGsmClient.h>
#define SerialAT Serial1
TinyGsm modem(SerialAT);
TinyGsmClient client(modem);

int rtc[7];
unsigned long rtcSuccess = 0;
unsigned long rtcFail = 0;
const int gsmPowerPin = 6;

void setup()
{
  pinMode(26, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(26, HIGH);
  Wire.begin();
  RTCind.get(rtc, true);
  lcd.begin();
  lcd.clear();
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_SEC, 0);
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_MIN, 30);
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_HR, 12);
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_DOW, 6);
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_DATE, 10);
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_MTH, 11);
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_YR, 18);
  RTCind.start(true);
  pinMode(gsmPowerPin, OUTPUT);
  digitalWrite(gsmPowerPin, HIGH);
  delay(1000);
  digitalWrite(gsmPowerPin, LOW);
  SerialAT.begin(115200);
  delay(3000);
  modem.restart();
  for (int i = 0; i < 150; i++)
  {
    RTCind.get(rtc, true);
    if (rtc[6] == 2018) rtcSuccess++;
      else rtcFail++;
    lcd.setCursor(12,1);
    lcd.print("Year");
    lcd.setCursor(60,1);
    lcd.print(rtc[6]);  
    lcd.setCursor(12,2);
    lcd.print("Success");
    lcd.setCursor(60,2);
    lcd.print(rtcSuccess);
    lcd.setCursor(12,3);
    lcd.print("Fail");
    lcd.setCursor(60,3);
    lcd.print(rtcFail);
    delay(100);
  }
}

void loop()
{}

Neil Wells
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Answered on 11/10/18, 1:37 PM
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These two functions work well for me 

// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
void rtcInit()
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

// get TOD from RTC and set system time - requires time library
  int rtc[7];
 
  // get time data
  RTCind.get(rtc, true);

  SerialUSB.print(F("\nTime "));
  
  SerialUSB.print(dayStr(rtc[3]));
  SerialUSB.print(F(" "));

  SerialUSB.print(rtc[4], DEC);
  SerialUSB.print(F(" "));
  
  SerialUSB.print(monthStr(rtc[5]));
  SerialUSB.print(F(" "));
  
  SerialUSB.print(rtc[6], DEC);
  SerialUSB.print(F(" "));
  if (rtc[2] < 10) SerialUSB.print(F("0"));
  SerialUSB.print(rtc[2], DEC);
  SerialUSB.print(F(":"));
  if (rtc[1] < 10) SerialUSB.print(F("0"));
  SerialUSB.print(rtc[1], DEC);
  SerialUSB.print(F(":"));
  if (rtc[0] < 10) SerialUSB.print(F("0"));
  SerialUSB.print(rtc[0], DEC);

  // set local time function void    setTime(int hr,int min,int sec,int day, int month, int yr);
  setTime(rtc[2], rtc[1], rtc[0], rtc[4], rtc[5], rtc[6]);
}

// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
void rtcSet()
// ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
{

// requires time library - set time using thime library and this will then set RTC
  
  int rtc[7];
  RTCind.get(rtc, true);
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_SEC, second());
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_MIN, minute());
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_HR, hour());
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_DOW, weekday()); //RTC day 1 = MON, timelib day 1 = SUN
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_DATE, day());
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_MTH, month());
  RTCind.set(MCP7940_YR, year());
  RTCind.start(true);
}

Shane van Jaarsveldt
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Answered on 1/16/18, 9:02 AM
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