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Introduction

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BT-430 Dongle

The BT-430 Dongle is a component that features a USB 2.0 interface and Bluetooth 5 Low Energy standard communication interface (master function) and converts between these two interfaces. It can perform the same functions as the BT-410 Dongle.

In other words, by attaching the BT-430 Dongle to a PC and pairing it with a BLE-supported controller (1 piece) or BT-410 SLAVE module (1 piece), data can be exchanged between the PC and BT-410 SLAVE module. (Refer to the respective component’s description page for how to attach each component.)

1. Controllers and Wireless Modules Compatible with BT-430 Dongle

2. Wireless Modules Not Compatible with BT-430 Dongle

Usage Example

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Specifications

Item Details
Weight 6.6g
Size 50.5mm x 20mm x 10.5mm
Bluetooth Specification Bluetooth 5
Effective Communication Range 10M
Frequency Band 2.4GHz ISM Band
Bandwidth MAX 702.8kbps
Operating Voltage 5.0V
Current Consumption 20mA (Max)
Operating Temperature 0°C ~ 40°C
Antenna PCB Pattern Antenna
Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed
Sensitivity -81dBm (Typical)
Transmit Power -6 ~ 4dBm (Class 2)

Compatibility

Work possible with combinations of BT-430 Dongle and BLE-supported controllers or BT-410 SLAVE module

Product R-Block R-Motion FW Recovery/Update
R+ Manager 2.0
Entry R+ Scratch Task 2.0
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R+ Motion 2.0
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RB-100 O O X O X X X
CM-151 O X O O O O O
RB-86 / RB-88 O X X O X X X
CM-50 X X O - O O -
CM-150 X X O - O O -
CM-200 X X O - O O O
CM-530 X X O - - O O
OpenCM9.04 X X O - - O O

Communication Modes

The BT-430 Dongle can establish reliable 1:1 communication through pairing.

1:1 Communication

BT-430 Dongle Setting

Setup

  1. Connect the BT-430 Dongle to your PC and install the driver, then check the COM port number.

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    • Run the Tera Term terminal program, click File > New Connection.

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  2. Select the COM port number for the BT-430 Dongle.

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  3. Serial Port Configuration Window.

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  4. Set the communication speed to 57600.

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  5. Terminal Configuration Window.

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  6. Activate the Local Echo feature.

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  7. Enter ! as shown

    below in the terminal, and when OK appears, it enters command mode. Here, if OK continues to appear when entering AT, it means that the BT-430 Dongle has successfully connected, and you can configure it.

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  8. This is the device search feature. Enter AT+BTINQ=DBE7DF000001 and press Enter, and devices with MAC addresses greater than or equal to DBE7DF000001 among nearby BLE devices will be searched.

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  9. Device connection is done by searching for nearby devices with the AT+BTINQ command, and then pairing with the displayed Bluetooth address (12 digits in hexadecimal) without dashes. For example, if you enter ATDDBE7DF000001 and press Enter without dashes, it will attempt to connect.

AT Commands

You can change the settings of the BT-430 Dongle using AT commands in the terminal as follows.

  1. Restart the system.
    Enter ATZ and press Enter to restart the BT-430 Dongle. If you have made any changes to the settings, it will restart in the changed mode.

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  2. Device Discovery
    Enter AT+BTINQ as shown below and press Enter to search for devices with MAC addresses greater than or equal to DBE7DF000001 among nearby BLE devices.

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  3. Automatic Pairing
    Unpaired BT-430 SLAVE modules will automatically pair when brought close to the BT-430 Dongle (within about 10cm).

  4. Disable Automatic Pairing
    Enter AT+BTAUTOPAIR=0 and press ENTER.

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    A success message will be displayed after a few seconds.

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  5. Enable Automatic Pairing
    Enter AT+BTAUTOPAIR=1 and press ENTER.

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    A success message will be displayed after a few seconds.

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Check Driver

How to check whether the BT-430 Dongle driver is installed correctly is as follows.

To check if the BT-430 Dongle driver is correctly installed on your PC, follow these steps:

  1. Connect the BT-430 Dongle to a USB port on your PC.

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  2. Right-click on “My Computer” and select “Manage” from the popup menu.

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  3. In the “Device Manager,” under “Ports (COM & LPT),” check for “USB Serial Port (COMx).” (The COM port number may vary depending on your system.)

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Install Driver Manually

Note: If you install RoboPlus, the driver for the BT-430 Dongle will be installed automatically. If you choose not to install RoboPlus and need to install the driver manually, or if the driver did not install correctly when RoboPlus was installed, follow these steps.

  1. Connect the device to your PC. If the driver is not installed when checked in Device Manager, it will be displayed as an “Unknown Device.”

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  2. Download and extract the driver to your PC.

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  3. Start the driver installation for the USB device in Device Manager.

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  4. Choose to search for the driver on your PC.

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  5. Enter the path to the downloaded driver and click “Next” to install the driver.

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References

Certifications

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