srmdump - Man Page

download your SRM PowerControl data


srmdump [options] path


srmdump implements the serial protocols for SRM's PowerControl V, VI and 7. It allows you to download data from the PC attached to the serial device at path. This is mostly an example application showing the API use of srmio.


Options available for the srmdump command:

-a,  --all

Try to download data "deleted" on the PCV. (PCVI and PC7 don't seem to support getting "deleted" data).

-b,  --baud=rate

Use specified baudrate, only. By default all supported baudrates are probed. PCV factory setting is 9600 baud. PCVI and PV7 always use 38400.

-f,  --ftdi

use ftdi serial driver and open device by the given description.

-h,  --help

A brief message.

-p,  --pc=type

Type of PowerControl protocol to use. Supported are PowerControl 5, 6, and 7. Default is "5".

-V,  --version

show srmdump version number and exit.


srmdump /dev/ttyUSB0# linux
srmdump -p 7 /dev/ttyUSB0# linux, PowerControl 7
srmdump /dev/ttyS1# cygwin, com1
srmdump /dev/cu.usbserial*# Mac OS X, prolific driver (good luck)
srmdump /dev/cu.PL2303-*# Mac OS X with

srmdump -p 7 -f "POWERCONTROL 7" # ftdi, PowerControl 7

See Also

This is just a very simplistic frontend for the lib. Please check the source distribution for details.


Yes. For sure. Just keep in mind, that protocol and file formats are reverse engineered...


Rainer Clasen


9 Mar 2011 SRM access tool Version 0.1.1~git1