Last Year’s Problems

Something I was hoping would be cured after rebuilding was the bug where the Arduino would appear to crash and lose all its target values causing the system to drain. Unfortunately the problem is still there but since everything is more robust and better thought out I will hopefully be able to figure out the cause.

So far I have found that it doesn’t happen when power isn’t being supplied to the pumps and valves and it looks like the pumps are the main culprit which is odd as it should be isolated on the relay array. A separate power supply for the pressure sensors also doesn’t help. Right now the only thing I can think of is that the pressure sensors are right next to the pump┬ámotors┬áso they could be picking up EMF and tripping the Arduino.

I could do with an oscilloscope.

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