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September 20, 2017, 06:19:28 AM
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Hello,

I have seen a couple of different setups, so I was wondering if anyone would be able to tell me for sure.

On at least one guide for Avalon 6, it listed several things besides the miner and PSU:
Ethernet cable
1 full size USB cable
1 mini USB cable
Raspberry Pi & SD card
AUC controller and the cord for AUC controller

Found here:
https://www.eastshore.xyz/tutorial-avalon-6-3-5th-1050w-bitcoin-miner/

Also AUC controller connection seen here:
https://youtu.be/WL6MAJQE0aI?t=5m4s

Question: is there any way to use the miner without this AUC controller and connecting cords?

I believe it usually ships with the miner, but if it doesn't, I can't find it for sale anywhere.
In that case, unless you can get one from somewhere, the miner's a doorstop. Correct?



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September 20, 2017, 03:31:45 PM
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You need the AUC no matter what as it is what converts the SPI signal into USB so the miner can talk to a controller of some sort. The cable is pretty standard you can just buy breadboard jumpers to use as the SPI cable but you will still need the AUC

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September 20, 2017, 04:08:28 PM
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Actually the AUC is a USB to I2C/SPI converter. Just Google AUC USB-I2C converter and you will find several. Just make sure the connectors on them look right.

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September 20, 2017, 04:25:03 PM
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Actually the AUC is a USB to I2C/SPI converter.

it is what converts the SPI signal into USB so the miner can talk to a controller

Isnt that what I said?


I mean I guess you could buy your own and try to run cgminer on its own that way but why go through all that hassle to half ass run the miner without any of the controls that the Avalon RPi image offers?

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September 20, 2017, 08:14:28 PM
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Thanks to you both for your responses!

So, I did some looking around.

Notfuzzywarm, do you think this might do the job if I can't get a hold of one of the actual AUC adapters?

https://www.amazon.com/All-UART-Serial-Adapter-Converters/dp/B0723BDXGR/

This is the only one I've seen that:

1. looks correct
2. doesn't require further wire connecting/soldering on my part.

Thanks again.

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September 20, 2017, 11:48:19 PM
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How many AUC adapters are you looking for?

I might know a guy.

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September 21, 2017, 12:11:41 AM
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How many AUC adapters are you looking for?

I might know a guy.

Well, I guess it kind of depends on how much they're charging, but I was thinking at least 2, possibly 4.

The only thing is, if they're the AUC from Avalon, I believe the Avalon 6 needs a different AUC (AUC2) from the Avalon 7(AUC3).
But, if you do have those or know someone who does, I'm definitely interested in at least a couple.

Maybe more, but it depends on what I end up with, you know?

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September 21, 2017, 09:04:01 AM
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Like NotFuzzyWarm said, you just need a USB to I2C

If you can't find original Avalon ACU's, try one of these:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-to-I2C-IIC-TWI-SMBUS-master-Converter-4pin-ADC-Decoder-Program-24xx-EEPROM-/281920556383
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9903
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-to-I2C-IIC-UART-TTL-Master-Adapter-Converter-STC-ISP-Download-Sample-Code-/121849891172


This may be the housing Canaan is using for their AUC connector:
https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/molex-llc/0050579404/WM2902-ND/115057
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September 21, 2017, 09:36:55 AM
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im still learning about mining
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September 21, 2017, 01:11:32 PM
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Awesome. It looks like you found a couple of these that I had not found.
Thank you Elphamyto.  Smiley

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September 23, 2017, 10:22:44 PM
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elduderino,

Did you ever get this working? I have the Avalon6 and a Raspberry Pi. I bought this (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IV6S9S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1), but still can't get everything working. Not sure if it's the lack of that AUC2 or something else.

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September 29, 2017, 06:23:37 PM
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i got same trouble cannot found a AUC2 controller for my avalon 6 =( ive try to contact canaan they asnwer me whit a auto-reply we are out of stock of everything lol i just order on ebay this :http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-to-I2C-IIC-TWI-SMBUS-master-Converter-4pin-ADC-Decoder-Program-24xx-EEPROM/281920556383?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 it looking good but if i check the IIC on the main board on avalon 6 it like that :

https://en.bitcoin.it/w/images/en/b/b8/IIC_Link_Avalon6.png


why 2 Ground?? on the Usb to I2C ive oder it ground,VCC,SDA and SCL maybe it the diffence between AUC2 and AUC3 will see when i receive it and try to make it work something like jumping the second ground!



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October 05, 2017, 11:21:55 AM
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Hello, I have a problem, I can´t buy the AUC2 adapter because it´s impossible.

I buy this adapter https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B01GRLZPKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But I don´t use correctly this adapter.

I can use it? Do I have to install something? How do I configure it to work? can anybody help me?

Thank you, sorry for my english
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October 07, 2017, 01:28:49 PM
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I had the same problem with the AUC to USB cable being impossible to source.

The solution:

Use a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and solder the I2C bus on the Pi itself directly to the connectors/AUC plug on one of your miners. You should solder pins 3/5 for SDA and SDL on the Pi, no pullup resistors required. And also GND (Pin 39 on Pi) to one of the GND pins on the AUC connector on the miner. (1 or 4).

You need to start cgminer with "--avalon4-iic-detect" for this to work.

I added this parameter to /etc/init.d/cgminer like this :

   if [ "$_pool1url" != "" -a "$_pool1user" != "" -a "$_pool1pw" != "" ]; then
       POOL1="-o $_pool1url -O $_pool1user:$_pool1pw --avalon4-iic-detect"
   fi




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October 09, 2017, 11:47:09 AM
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Thanks  lib1337 for your answer, can you tell me step by step how to do solder the I2C bus on the Pi itself directly to the connectors/AUC plug on one of your miners?

Thanks and sorry for my English.
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October 09, 2017, 11:50:14 AM
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You only need to solder 3 pins as I wrote above. Just google Raspberry Pi I2C bus. When looking at the plug on your miner, the 1st pin is GND the 2nd pin is SCL, the 3rd pin SDA and the 4th pin is also GND. You only need to connect one of the GND pins to pin 39 on the Pi.
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October 09, 2017, 02:33:26 PM
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Thanks lib1337. Can I use cable similar to https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B01NGTXASZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 to connect the cable 4 pin to Raspberry Pi ?

The 3 pins to connect or soldier are the https://32414320wji53mwwch1u68ce-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Raspberry-Pi-GPIO-Layout-Re.gif?

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November 10, 2017, 02:50:02 PM
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Hi, I have the same problem - no AUC2 adapter. Ive tried others with no success and am now tryinh to connect directly to my Pi headers.

Still no luck, had anyone got around not having an AUC2?

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November 10, 2017, 11:09:28 PM
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Actually the AUC is a USB to I2C/SPI converter. Just Google AUC USB-I2C converter and you will find several. Just make sure the connectors on them look right.
Darn, someone beat me to it on rigging straight to the Pi board.
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November 14, 2017, 11:22:37 AM
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I got there in the end with my avalon 6. It’s runing direct from the Pi 3 board.

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