MODEL G306A - GRAPHIC COLOR LCD OPERATOR INTERFACE

Bulletin No. G306A-G
Drawing No. LP0666
Released 02/13
Tel +1 (717) 767-6511
Fax +1 (717) 764-0839
www.redlion.net
MODEL G306A - GRAPHIC COLOR LCD OPERATOR INTERFACE TERMINAL
WITH TFT QVGA DISPLAY AND TOUCHSCREEN
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US LISTED
43NH
PROCESS CONTROL EQUIPMENT
FOR USE IN HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS:
Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, and D
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
CONFIGURED USING CRIMSON® SOFTWARE
(BUILD 424 OR NEWER)
UP TO 5 RS-232/422/485 COMMUNICATIONS PORTS
(2 RS-232 AND 1 RS-422/485 ON BOARD, 1 RS-232 AND 1
RS422/485 ON OPTIONAL COMMUNICATIONS CARD)
10 BASE T/100 BASE-TX ETHERNET PORT TO NETWORK UNITS
AND HOST WEB PAGES
USB PORT TO DOWNLOAD THE UNIT’S CONFIGURATION FROM
A PC OR FOR DATA TRANSFERS TO A PC
UNIT’S CONFIGURATION IS STORED IN NON-VOLATILE
MEMORY (8 MBYTE FLASH)
COMPACTFLASH® SOCKET TO INCREASE MEMORY CAPACITY
5.7-INCH TFT ACTIVE MATRIX 256 COLOR QVGA 320 X 240
PIXEL LCD W/LED BACKLIGHT
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5-BUTTON KEYPAD FOR ON-SCREEN MENUS
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THREE FRONT PANEL LED INDICATORS
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POWER UNIT FROM 24 VDC ±20% SUPPLY
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RESISTIVE ANALOG TOUCHSCREEN
CONTENTS OF PACKAGE
The G306A Operator Interface Terminal combines unique capabilities
normally expected from high-end units with a very affordable price. It is built
around a high performance core with integrated functionality. This core allows
the G306A to perform many of the normal features of the Paradigm range of
Operator Interfaces while improving and adding new features.
The G306A is able to communicate with many different types of hardware
using high-speed RS232/422/485 communications ports and Ethernet 10 Base
T/100 Base-TX communications. In addition, the G306A features USB for fast
downloads of configuration files and access to trending and data logging. A
CompactFlash socket is provided so that Flash cards can be used to collect your
trending and data logging information as well as to store larger configuration files.
In addition to accessing and controlling of external resources, the G306A
allows a user to easily view and enter information. Users can enter data through
the touchscreen and/or front panel 5-button keypad.
- G306A Operator Interface.
- Panel gasket.
- Template for panel cutout.
- Hardware packet for mounting unit into panel.
- Terminal block for connecting power.
ORDERING INFORMATION
MODEL NO.
G3CF
CompactFlash Card
5
G3CFxxxx
G3RS
RS232/485 Optional Communication Card
G3RS0000
G3CN
CANopen Optional Communication Card
G3CN0000
G3DN
DeviceNet option card for G3 operator interfaces
with isolated high speed communications ports
G3DN0000
Profibus DP Optional Communication Card
Crimson 2.0
2
DR
G3FILM
G3PBDP00
RS-232 Programming Cable
CBLPROG0
USB Cable
CBLUSB00
1
DIN Rail Mountable Adapter Products
Replacement Battery
1
G306A000
SFCRM200
Communications Cables
Protective Films
4
CBLxxxxx
3
DRxxxxxx
BNL20000
G3FILM06
Contact your Red Lion distributor or visit our website for
complete selection.
2 Use this part number to purchase the Crimson® software on CD with a
printed manual, USB cable, and RS-232 cable. Otherwise, download for
free from www.redlion.net.
3 Red Lion offers RJ modular jack adapters. Refer to the DR literature for
complete details.
4 Battery type is lithium coin type CR2025.
5 Industrial grade two million write cycles.
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - SUBSTITUTION OF
COMPONENTS MAY IMPAIR SUITABILITY FOR CLASS I,
DIVISION 2
CAUTION: Risk Of Danger.
Read complete instructions prior to
installation and operation of the unit.
G3PBDP
SFCRM2
CBL
The protective conductor terminal is bonded to conductive
parts of the equipment for safety purposes and must be
connected to an external protective earthing system.
PART NUMBER
G306A
SAFETY SUMMARY
All safety related regulations, local codes and instructions that appear in the
manual or on equipment must be observed to ensure personal safety and to
prevent damage to either the instrument or equipment connected to it. If
equipment is used in a manner not specified by the manufacturer, the protection
provided by the equipment may be impaired.
Do not use the controller to directly command motors, valves, or other
actuators not equipped with safeguards. To do so can be potentially harmful to
persons or equipment in the event of a fault to the controller.
DESCRIPTION
Operator Interface for indoor applications,
textured finish with embossed keys
CAUTION: Risk of electric shock.
CompactFlash is a registered trademark of CompactFlash Association.
1
Specifications
1. POWER REQUIREMENTS:
Must use a Class 2 circuit according to National Electrical Code (NEC),
NFPA-70 or Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), Part I, C22.1 or a Limited
Power Supply (LPS) according to IEC 60950-1 or Limited-energy circuit
according to IEC 61010-1.
Power connection via removable three position terminal block.
Supply Voltage:
+24 VDC ±20%
Typical Power1:
8W
Maximum Power2: 10 W
Notes:
1. Typical power with +24 VDC, RS232/485 communications, Ethernet
communications, CompactFlash card installed, and display at full brightness.
2. Maximum power indicates the most power that can be drawn from the
G306A. Refer to “Power Supply Requirements” under “Installing and
Powering the G306A.”
3. The G306A’s circuit common is not connected to the enclosure of the
unit. See “Connecting to Earth Ground” in the section “Installing and
Powering the G306A.”
4. Read “Power Supply Requirements” in the section “Installing and
Powering the G306A” for additional power supply information.
2. BATTERY: Lithium coin cell. Typical lifetime of 10 years.
3. LCD DISPLAY:
SIZE
TYPE
COLORS
PIXELS
BRIGHTNESS
BACKLIGHT*
8. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature Range: -20 to 70°C
Operating and Storage Humidity: 80% maximum relative humidity (noncondensing) from 0 to 50°C.
Vibration according to IEC 68-2-6: Operational 5 to 8 Hz, 0.8" (p-p), 8 to
500 Hz, in X, Y, Z direction, duration: 1 hour, 3 g.
Shock according to IEC 68-2-27: Operational 40 g, 9 msec in 3 directions.
Altitude: Up to 2000 meters.
9. CERTIFICATIONS AND COMPLIANCES:
SAFETY
UL Listed, File #E245515, UL61010-1, ANSI/ISA 12.12.01-2007, CAN/CSA
22.2 No. 61010.1, CSA 22.2 No. 213-M1987 and File #E179259,
UL61010‑1, CAN/CSA 22.2 No.61010-1
LISTED by Und. Lab. Inc. to U.S. and Canadian safety standards
Type 4X Indoor Enclosure rating (Face only), UL50
IECEE CB Scheme Test Report #E179259-A1-CB-3
Issued by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
IEC 61010-1, EN 61010-1: Safety requirements for electrical equipment
for measurement, control, and laboratory use, Part 1.
IP66 Enclosure rating (Face only), IEC 529
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
Emissions and Immunity to EN 61326: 2006: Electrical Equipment for
Measurement, Control and Laboratory use.
Immunity to Industrial Locations:
Electrostatic discharge
EN61000-4-2 Criterion A
4kV contact discharge
8kV air discharge
Electromagnetic RF fields EN61000-4-3 Criterion A
10V/m (80 MHz to 1 GHz)
3 V/m (1.4 GHz to 2 GHz)
1 V/m (2 GHz to 2.7 GHz)
Fast transients (burst)
EN61000-4-4 Criterion A
2kV power
1kV I/O signal
Surge
EN61000-4-5 Criterion A
1kV L to L
2kV L to G power
1 kV signal
RF conducted interference EN61000-4-6 Criterion A
3Vrms
Power frequency magnetic EN61000-4-8 Criterion A
30A/m
fields
Emissions:
Emissions
EN55011
Class A
Note:
1. Criterion A: Normal operation within specified limits.
10. CONNECTIONS: Compression cage-clamp terminal block.
Wire Gage: 12-30 AWG copper wire
Torque: 5-7 inch-pounds (56-79 N-cm)
11. CONSTRUCTION: Steel rear metal enclosure with NEMA 4X/IP66
aluminum front plate for indoor use only when correctly fitted with the gasket
provided. Installation Category II, Pollution Degree 2.
12. MOUNTING REQUIREMENTS: Maximum panel thickness is 0.25" (6.3
mm). For NEMA 4X/IP66 sealing, a steel panel with a minimum thickness of
0.125" (3.17 mm) is recommended.
Maximum Mounting Stud Torque: 17 inch-pounds (1.92 N-m)
13. WEIGHT: 3.0 lbs (1.36 Kg)
5.7-inch
TFT
256
320 X 240
380 cd/m2
50,000 HR TYP.
*Lifetime at room temperature. Refer to “Display” in “Software/Unit Operation”
4. 5-KEY KEYPAD: for on-screen menus.
5. TOUCHSCREEN: Resistive analog
6. MEMORY:
On Board User Memory: 8 Mbyte of non-volatile Flash memory.
Memory Card: CompactFlash Type II slot for Type I and Type II
CompactFlash cards.
7. COMMUNICATIONS:
USB Port: Adheres to USB specification 1.1. Device only using Type B
connection.
WARNING - DO NOT CONNECT OR DISCONNECT CABLES
WHILE POWER IS APPLIED UNLESS AREA IS KNOWN TO BE
NON-HAZARDOUS. USB PORT IS FOR SYSTEM SET-UP AND
DIAGNOSTICS AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR PERMANENT
CONNECTION.
Serial Ports: Format and Baud Rates for each port are individually software
programmable up to 115,200 baud.
PGM Port: RS232 port via RJ12.
COMMS Ports: RS422/485 port via RJ45, and RS232 port via RJ12.
DH485 TXEN: Transmit enable; open collector, VOH = 15 VDC,
VOL = 0.5 V @ 25 mA max.
Note: For additional information on the communications or signal
common and connections to earth ground please see the “Connecting to
Earth Ground” in the section “Installing and Powering the G306A.”
Ethernet Port: 10 BASE-T / 100 BASE-TX
RJ45 jack is wired as a NIC (Network Interface Card).
Isolation from Ethernet network to G3 operator interface: 1500 Vrms
DIMENSIONS In inches (mm)
2.30 (58.4)
7.42 (188.5)
8.83 (224.3)
5.67
(144)
7.08
(179.8)
2
Installing
and
Powering
MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS
10X Ø.188 (Ø4.8)
POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
7.63 (193.8)
The G306A requires a 24 VDC power supply. Your unit may draw
considerably less than the maximum rated power depending upon the options
being used. As additional features are used your unit will draw increasing
amounts of power. Items that could cause increases in current are additional
communications, optional communications card, CompactFlash card, and other
features programmed through Crimson.
In any case, it is very important that the power supply is mounted correctly if
the unit is to operate reliably. Please take care to observe the following points:
– The power supply must be mounted close to the unit, with usually not
more than 6 feet (1.8 m) of cable between the supply and the operator
interface. Ideally, the shortest length possible should be used.
– The wire used to connect the operator interface’s power supply should
be at least 22-gage wire. If a longer cable run is used, a heavier gage
wire should be used. The routing of the cable should be kept away from
large contactors, inverters, and other devices which may generate
significant electrical noise.
– A power supply with an NEC Class 2 or Limited Power Source (LPS)
and SELV rating is to be used. This type of power supply provides
isolation to accessible circuits from hazardous voltage levels generated
by a mains power supply due to single faults. SELV is an acronym for
“safety extra-low voltage.” Safety extra-low voltage circuits shall
exhibit voltages safe to touch both under normal operating conditions
and after a single fault, such as a breakdown of a layer of basic
insulation or after the failure of a single component has occurred.
2.75
(69.9)
5.88
(149.4)
G306A
The chassis ground is not connected to signal common of the unit.
Maintaining isolation between earth ground and signal common is not required
to operate your unit. But, other equipment connected to this unit may require
isolation between signal common and earth ground. To maintain isolation
between signal common and earth ground care must be taken when connections
are made to the unit. For example, a power supply with isolation between its
signal common and earth ground must be used. Also, plugging in a USB cable
may connect signal common and earth ground.1
1 USB’s shield may be connected to earth ground at the host. USB’s shield in
turn may also be connected to signal common.
This operator interface is designed for through-panel mounting. A panel cutout diagram and a template are provided. Care should be taken to remove any
loose material from the mounting cut-out to prevent that material from falling
into the operator interface during installation. A gasket is provided to enable
sealing to NEMA 4X/IP66 specification. Install the ten kep nuts provided and
tighten evenly for uniform gasket compression.
Note: Tightening the kep nuts beyond a maximum of 17 inch-pounds (1.92
N-m) may cause damage to the front panel.
8.25 (209.6)
the
6.50
(165.1)
All tolerances ±0.010" (±0.25 mm).
ALL NONINCENDIVE CIRCUITS MUST BE WIRED USING
DIVISION 2 WIRING METHODS AS SPECIFIED IN ARTICLE 501-4
(b), 502-4 (b), AND 503-3 (b) OF THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL
CODE, NFPA 70 FOR INSTALLATION WITHIN THE UNITED
STATES, OR AS SPECIFIED IN SECTION 19-152 OF CANADIAN
ELECTRICAL CODE FOR INSTALLATION IN CANADA.
CONNECTING TO EARTH GROUND
The protective conductor terminal is bonded to conductive
parts of the equipment for safety purposes and must be
connected to an external protective earthing system.
Each G306A has a chassis ground terminal on the back of the unit. Your unit
should be connected to earth ground (protective earth).
Installing An Option Card
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT DISCONNECT
EQUIPMENT UNLESS POWER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED
AND THE AREA IS KNOWN TO BE NON-HAZARDOUS.
Connect the cable from the option card to CN11 on the main board of the
G306 as shown in Figure 2. Be sure both ends of the cable are firmly seated into
their appropriate connector housing. Carefully replace the rear cover by
reversing the instructions for removing the rear cover.
Each option card comes with a cable for communications and three screws
for ataching the option card to the G306’s rear cover. To install the option card,
remove all power and I/O communications cables from the unit. Use the three
screws provided to mount the option card to the rear cover of the G306 as shown
in Figure 1.
Figure 1
Figure 2
3
Communicating With
the
CONFIGURING A G306A
G306A
CABLES AND DRIVERS
The G306A is configured using Crimson® software. Crimson is available as a
free download from Red Lion’s website, or it can be purchased on CD. Updates
to Crimson for new features and drivers are posted on the website as they become
available. By configuring the G306A using the latest version of Crimson, you are
assured that your unit has the most up to date feature set. Crimson® software can
configure the G306A through the RS232 PGM port, USB port, or CompactFlash.
The USB port is connected using a standard USB cable with a Type B
connector. The driver needed to use the USB port will be installed with Crimson.
The RS232 PGM port uses a programming cable made by Red Lion to connect
to the DB9 COM port of your computer. If you choose to make your own cable,
use the “G306A Port Pin Out Diagram” for wiring information.
The CompactFlash can be used to program a G3 by placing a configuration file
and firmware on the CompactFlash card. The card is then inserted into the target
G3 and powered. Refer to the Crimson literature for more information on the
proper names and locations of the files.
Red Lion has a wide range of cables and drivers for use with many different
communication types. A list of these drivers and cables along with pin outs is
available from Red Lion’s website. New cables and drivers are added on a
regular basis. If making your own cable, refer to the “G306A Port Pin Outs” for
wiring information.
ETHERNET COMMUNICATIONS
Ethernet communications can be established at either 10 BASE-T or 100
BASE-TX. The G306A unit’s RJ45 jack is wired as a NIC (Network Interface
Card). For example, when wiring to a hub or switch use a straight-through cable,
but when connecting to another NIC use a crossover cable.
The Ethernet connector contains two LEDs. A yellow LED in the upper right,
and a bi-color green/amber LED in the upper left. The LEDs represent the
following statuses:
LED COLOR
USB, DATA TRANSFERS FROM THE
COMPACTFLASH CARD
WARNING - DO NOT CONNECT OR DISCONNECT CABLES
WHILE POWER IS APPLIED UNLESS AREA IS KNOWN TO BE
NON-HAZARDOUS. USB PORT IS FOR SYSTEM SET-UP AND
DIAGNOSTICS AND IS NOT INTENDED FOR PERMANENT
CONNECTION.
DESCRIPTION
YELLOW solid
Link established.
YELLOW flashing
Data being transferred.
GREEN
10 BASE-T Communications
AMBER
100 BASE-TX Communications
On the rear of each unit is a unique 12-digit MAC address and a block for
marking the unit with an IP address. Refer to the Crimson manual and Red
Lion’s website for additional information on Ethernet communications.
In order to transfer data from the CompactFlash card via the USB port, a driver
must be installed on your computer. This driver is installed with Crimson and is
located in the folder C:\Program Files\Red Lion Controls\Crimson 2.0\Device\ after
Crimson is installed. This may have already been accomplished if your G306A was
configured using the USB port.
Once the driver is installed, connect the G306A to your PC with a USB cable, and
follow “Mounting the CompactFlash” instructions in the Crimson 2 user manual.
USB
TYPE B
CTS (PIN 1)
Rx
COMM
COMM
Tx
RTS (PIN 6)
N/C
3
TxB (PIN 1)
TxA
RxA
RxB
TxEN
COMM
TxB
TxA (PIN 8)
24V +
- 20%
2
POWER
CONNECTOR
ETHERNET
(NIC)
CTS (PIN 1)
Rx
COMM
COMM
Tx
RTS (PIN 6)
COMMON
1
G306A PORT PIN OUTS
RS232
RS485
RS232
COMMS
PORT
COMMS
PORT
PGM PORT
4
RS232 PORTS
G3 to Modular Controller (CBLRLC05)
The G306A has two RS232 ports. There is the PGM port and the COMMS
port. Although only one of these ports can be used for programming, both ports
can be used for communications with a PLC.
The RS232 ports can be used for either master or slave protocols with any
G306A configuration.
Examples of RS232 communications could involve another Red Lion product
or a PC. By using a cable with RJ12 ends on it, and a twist in the cable, RS232
communications with another G3 product or the Modular Controller can be
established. Red Lion part numbers for cables with a twist in them are
CBLPROG0 1, CBLRLC01 2, or CBLRC02 3.
Name
Modular Controller
Name
1,4
TxB
1,4
TxB
4,1
RxB
4,1
RxB
2,3
TxA
2,3
TxA
3,2
RxA
3,2
RxA
5
TxEN
5
TxEN
G3 RS232 to a PC
6
COM
6
COM
7
TxB
7
TxB
Connections
8
TxA
8
TxA
G3: RJ12
Name
PC: DB9
Name
4
COMM
1
DCD
5
Tx
2
Rx
2
Rx
3
Tx
N/C
4
DTR
COM
5
GND
N/C
6
DSR
1
CTS
7
RTS
6
RTS
8
CTS
N/C
9
RI
3
Connections
G3
RS422/485 COMMS PORT
The G306A has one RS422/485 port. This port can be configured to act as
either RS422 or RS485.
RS422/485 4-WIRE
CONNECTIONS
RS485 2-WIRE
CONNECTIONS
5V
5V
130K
7
1
130K
TxB
7
1
TX
TxB
TX/RX
8
130K
2
8
TxA
130K
2
TxA
ICM5
5
CONNECTING A G306A OPERATOR
INTERFACE TO AN ICM5
TxEN (OC)
5
TxEN (OC)
6
GND
5V
130K
4
RxB
3
RxA
6
GND
RX
130K
CBLPROG0
Note: All Red Lion devices connect A to A and B to B, except for Paradigm
devices. Refer to www.redlion.net for additional information.
OFF 422/ ON 485
OFF 422/ ON 485
NC
OFF DCE/ ON DTE
OFF DCE/ ON DTE
OFF DTE/ ON DCE
OFF DTE/ ON DCE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
*
*
*
*
*
9600 BAUD 1
19200 BAUD 2
38400 BAUD 3
57600 BAUD 4
115200 BAUD 5
PULL DOWN 6
PULL UP 7
OFF 4 WIRE/ ON 2 WIRE 8
OFF 4 WIRE/ ON 2 WIRE 9
120 Ω TERMINATION 10
*
*
*
*
*
ON
ON
ICM5 DIP Switch Settings
DH485 COMMUNICATIONS
The G306A’s RS422/485 COMMS port can also be used for Allen Bradley
DH485 communications.
*
Application Dependent
WARNING: DO NOT use a standard DH485 cable to connect this port to Allen
Bradley equipment. A cable and wiring diagram are available from Red Lion.
1 CBLPROG0 can also be used to communicate with either a PC or an ICM5.
2
3
DB9 adapter not included, 1 foot long.
DB9 adapter not included, 10 feet long.
G3 to AB SLC 500 (CBLAB003)
Connections
Examples of RS485 2-Wire Connections
G3 to Red Lion RJ11 (CBLRLC00)
DLC, IAMS, ITMS, PAXCDC4C
Connections
G3: RJ45
Name
RLC: RJ11
Name
5
TxEN
2
TxEN
6
COM
3
COM
1
TxB
5
B-
2
TxA
4
A+
5
RJ45: RLC
Name
RJ45: A-B
1
TxB
1
Name
A
2
TxA
2
B
3, 8
RxA
-
24V
COMM
4, 7
RxB
-
5
TxEN
5
TxEN
6
COMM
4
SHIELD
4, 7
TxB
-
COMM
3, 8
TxA
-
24V
Software/Unit Operation
CRIMSON® SOFTWARE
TOUCHSCREEN
DISPLAY
KEYPAD
Crimson® software is available as a free download from Red Lion’s website
or it can be purchased on a CD, see “Ordering Information” for part number. The
latest version of the software is always available from the website, and updating
your copy is free.
This operator interface utilizes a resistive analog touchscreen for user input.
The unit will only produce an audible tone (beep) when a touch on an active
touchscreen cell is sensed. The touchscreen is fully functional as soon as the
operator interface is initialized, and can be operated with gloved hands.
This operator interface uses a liquid crystal display (LCD) for displaying text
and graphics. The display utilizes aa LED backlight for lighting the display. The
backlight can be dimmed for low light conditions.
The LED backlight has a limited lifetime. Backlight lifetime is based upon
the amount of time the display is turned on at full intensity. Turning the
backlight off when the display is not in use can extend the lifetime of your
backlight. This can be accomplished through the Crimson® software when
configuring your unit.
The G306A keypad consists of five keys that can be used for on-screen menus.
TROUBLESHOOTING YOUR G306A
If for any reason you have trouble operating, connecting, or simply have
questions concerning your new G306A, contact Red Lion’s technical support.
For contact information, refer to the back page of this bulletin for phone and
fax numbers.
FRONT PANEL LEDS
EMAIL: techsupport@redlion.net
Web Site: http://www.redlion.net
There are three front panel LEDs. Shown below is the default status of
the LEDs.
LED INDICATION
RED (TOP, LABELED “PWR”)
FLASHING
STEADY
Unit is in the boot loader, no valid configuration is loaded.1
Unit is powered and running an application.
YELLOW (MIDDLE)
OFF
No CompactFlash card is present.
STEADY
Valid CompactFlash card present.
FLASHING
RAPIDLY
CompactFlash card being checked.
Unit is writing to the CompactFlash, either because it is
FLICKERING storing data, or because the PC connected via the USB port
has locked the drive.2
FLASHING
SLOWLY
Incorrectly formatted CompactFlash card present.
GREEN (BOTTOM)
FLASHING
STEADY
A tag is in an alarm state.
Valid configuration is loaded and there are no alarms present.
1 The operator interface is shipped without a configuration. After downloading
2
a configuration, if the light remains in the flashing state continuously, try
cycling power. If the LED still continues to flash, try downloading a
configuration again.
Do not turn off power to the unit while this light is flickering. The unit
writes data in two minute intervals. Later Microsoft operating systems will
not lock the drive unless they need to write data; Windows 98 may lock the
drive any time it is mounted, thereby interfering with logging. Refer to
“Mounting the CompactFlash” in the Crimson 2 User Manual.
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BATTERY & TIME KEEPING
Remove the old battery* from the holder and replace with the new battery.
Replace the rear cover, cables, and re-apply power. Using Crimson or the
unit’s keypad, enter the correct time and date.
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - THE AREA MUST BE
KNOWN TO BE NON-HAZARDOUS BEFORE SERVICING/
REPLACING THE UNIT AND BEFORE INSTALLING OR
REMOVING I/O WIRING AND BATTERY.
* Please note that the old battery must be disposed of in a manner that
complies with your local waste regulations. Also, the battery must not be
disposed of in fire, or in a manner whereby it may be damaged and its contents
come into contact with human skin.
WARNING - EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT DISCONNECT
EQUIPMENT UNLESS POWER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED
AND THE AREA IS KNOWN TO BE NON-HAZARDOUS.
The battery used by the G306A is a lithium type CR2025.
A battery is used to keep time when the unit is without power. Typical
accuracy of the G306A time keeping is less than one minute per month drift. The
battery of a G306A unit does not affect the unit’s memory, all configurations and
data is stored in non-volatile memory.
CAUTION: The circuit board contains static sensitive
components. Before handling the operator interface without
the rear cover attached, discharge static charges from your
body by touching a grounded bare metal object. Ideally,
handle the operator interface at a static controlled clean
workstation. Also, do not touch the surface areas of the
circuit board. Dirt, oil, or other contaminants may adversely
affect circuit operation.
To change the battery of a G306A, remove power, cabling, and then the rear
cover of the unit. To remove the cover, remove the four screws designated by
the arrows on the rear of the unit. Then, by lifting the top side, hinge the cover,
thus providing clearance for the connectors on the bottom side of the PCB as
shown in the illustration below. Install in the reverse manner.
BATTERY
LED DRIVER
BOARD
7
Optional Features
and
OPTIONAL COMMUNICATION CARD
Red Lion offers optional communication cards for fieldbus communications.
These communication cards will allow your G306A to communicate with many
of the popular fieldbus protocols.
Red Lion is also offering a communications card for additional RS232 and
RS422/485 communications. Visit Red Lion’s website for information and
availability of these cards.
Accessories
COMPACTFLASH SOCKET
CompactFlash socket is a Type II socket that can accept either Type I or II
cards. Use cards with a minimum of 4 Mbytes and formatted to a maximum of
2 Gbytes (See Note box below) with the G306A’s CompactFlash socket. Cards
are available at most computer and office supply retailers.
CompactFlash can be used for configuration transfers, larger configurations,
data logging, and trending.
CUSTOM LOGO
Each G3 operator interface has an embossed area containing the Red Lion
logo. Red Lion can provide custom logos to apply to this area. Contact your
distributor for additional information and pricing.
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Note: Do not remove or insert the
CompactFlash card while power is
applied. Refer to “Front Panel LEDs.”
Information stored on a CompactFlash card by a G306A can be read by a
card reader attached to a PC. This information is stored in IBM (Windows®) PC
compatible FAT16 file format.
NOTE
For reliable operation of this and other Red Lion products, one of the
following brands of CompactFlash card must be used...
SimpleTechSMART® Modular
SanDisk®
Silicon Systems
Not all of the above manufacturers offer CompactFlash cards recognized to
UL standards, which may be required for your application.
Although RLC products limit use of CompactFlash card memory to 2 GB,
cards with a larger capacity can be used. They MUST be formatted to 2
GB and use the FAT 16 file system. It is recommended to format the CF
card using the format utility from within Crimson.
LIMITED WARRANTY
The Company warrants the products it manufactures against defects in materials and workmanship for a period limited
to two years from the date of shipment, provided the products have been stored, handled, installed, and used under
proper conditions. The Company’s liability under this limited warranty shall extend only to the repair or replacement
of a defective product, at The Company’s option. The Company disclaims all liability for any affirmation, promise or
representation with respect to the products.
The customer agrees to hold Red Lion Controls harmless from, defend, and indemnify RLC against damages, claims,
and expenses arising out of subsequent sales of RLC products or products containing components manufactured by
RLC and based upon personal injuries, deaths, property damage, lost profits, and other matters which Buyer, its
employees, or sub-contractors are or may be to any extent liable, including without limitation penalties imposed by the
Consumer Product Safety Act (P.L. 92-573) and liability imposed upon any person pursuant to the Magnuson-Moss
Warranty Act (P.L. 93-637), as now in effect or as amended hereafter.
No warranties expressed or implied are created with respect to The Company’s products except those expressly
contained herein. The Customer acknowledges the disclaimers and limitations contained herein and relies on no other
warranties or affirmations.
Red Lion Controls
Headquarters
20 Willow Springs Circle
York PA 17406
Tel +1 (717) 767-6511
Fax +1 (717) 764-0839
Red Lion Controls
Europe
Softwareweg 9
NL - 3821 BN Amersfoort
Tel +31 (0) 334 723 225
Fax +31 (0) 334 893 793
Red Lion Controls
India
201-B, 2nd Floor, Park Centra
Opp 32 Mile Stone, Sector-30
Gurgaon-122002 Haryana, India
Tel +91 984 487 0503
Red Lion Controls
China
Unit 302, XinAn Plaza
Building 13, No.99 Tianzhou Road
ShangHai, P.R. China 200223
Tel +86 21 6113 3688
Fax +86 21 6113 3683