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VBus /LAN interface adapter
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VBus®/LAN interface adapter
General...................................................................... 2
Overview.................................................................... 3
Technical data...............................................................................3
1. Mounting............................................................... 4
2. Connection........................................................... 5
3. System access via RSC-Software...................... 6
3.1Data logging............................................................................6
4. Network settings................................................. 7
5. Reset..................................................................... 9
6. LED displays......................................................... 9
6.1LED at the front of the housing........................................9
6.2Status LEDs at the RJ45 LAN connector............................... 9
Glossary................................................................... 10
Imprint..................................................................... 12
Safety advice
Please pay attention to the following safety advice in order
to avoid danger and damage to people and property.
This manual contains important information about safe and
proper usage of this product. Please keep this manual for
future reference.
Attention must be paid to the valid local standards, regulations and directives!
Subject to technical change. Errors excepted.
Warnings are indicated with a
warning triangle!
ÎÎ They contain information
on how to avoid the danger
Signal words describe the danger that may occur, when it
is not avoided.
Warning means that injury, possibly life-threatening injury,
can occur.
Attention means that damage to the appliance can occur.
Notes are indicated with an information symbol.
ÎÎ Arrows indicate instruction steps that should be­
carried out.
Information about the product
Proper usage
The RESOL VBus®/LAN interface adapter may only be used
for connecting an electronic controller for solar thermal systems to a computer network or PC via the RESOL VBus®
in compliance with the technical data specified in these
instructions. Improper use excludes all liability claims.
Strong electromagnetic fields can impair the
function of the device.
ÎÎ Make sure the device is not exposed to
strong electromagnetic fields.
CE-Declaration of conformity
•• Dispose of the packaging in an environmentally sound
•• Dispose of old appliances in an environmentally sound
manner. Upon request we will take back your old
­appliances bought from us and guarantee an environmentally sound disposal of the devices.
The product complies with the relevant directives and is therefore labelled with the CE
mark.The Declaration of Conformity is available upon request, please contact RESOL.
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Description of symbols
VBus®/LAN interface adapter
•• The network connection for your solar system
•• Access to the system via the complete network
•• Remote parametrisation of the controller via
VBus ®
•• Full version of the RSC software included on
VBus®/LAN interface adapter
The VBus® /LAN interface adapter is designed for the connecting the controller directly to a PC or router. It enables
easy access to the controller via the local network of the
owner. Thus, controller access, system parametrisation
and data charting can be effected from every workstation
of the network.
The VBus® /LAN interface adapter is designed for the connection to controllers equipped with a RESOL VBus®.
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Technical data
Housing: plastic
Protection type: IP 20 (EN 60529)
Ambient temperature: 0 ... 40 °C
Dimensions: 95 × 70 × 25 mm
Mounting: Wall mounting is possible
(but not required)
1 bi-coloured LED at the front of the housing
2 LEDs at the RJ45 connection
Power supply:
Mains power supply:
220 ... 240 V~ / 50-60 Hz
Mains adapter: power supply:
12 V / 0,5 A
5.5 x 2.5 mm Interface:
RJ45 LAN connection
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
1 × Mains adapter 12 V / 0.5 A / 5.5 x 2.5 mm
1 × VBus® cable, 1.5 m
1 × Cat 5 LAN cable, screened, 2 m
1 × Accessory bag containing
2 × Screw and wall plug
4 × Self-adhesive, skid-proof rubber pad
Input: 12 V
/0,5 A
5.5 x 2.5 mm -
VBus®/LAN interface adapter
1. Mounting
Electrostatic discharge can lead to damage to electronic components!
ÎÎ Take care to discharge properly
before touching the inside of the
device. To do so, touch a grounded
surface such as a radiator or tap!
Upper part of
the housing
Opening for the
mounting screw
Cover screw
Front view
Molds for the
rubber pads
The unit must only be located in dry interior locations. It
is not suitable for installation in hazardous locations. Please
pay attention to separate routing of sensor cables and mains
The interface adapter is light and small and thus does not
require any form of mounting. It can be placed on a suitable
surface (pay attention to the ambient temperature!).
Four self-adhesive, skid-proof rubber pads are included with
the VBus® /LAN interface adapter. If necessary, these can be
affixed to the corresponding molds on the base part of the
housing to ensure a secure placement of the device without
wall mounting.
If desired, the interface adapter can be mounted to a wall:
ÎÎ Mark the desired hanging position on the wall
ÎÎ Drill and prepare the hole with a wall plug and screw
ÎÎ Hang the device onto the screw
ÎÎ Mark the position for the mounting screw (distance to
hanging point centre: 70 mm)
Base part of the
ÎÎ Drill and prepare a hole with a wall plug
ÎÎ Attach the device and fasten it by means of the second
Back view
For wall mounting, opening the housing is not required.
Opening the housing is only required for access to the
ÎÎ To open the housing, unscrew the cover screw and pull
off the upper part of the housing
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ÎÎ To close the housing again, relocate the upper part of
the housing and refasten the cover screw
VBus®/LAN interface adapter
2. Connection
ATTENTION! Short circuit!
A short circuit can lead to damage to
electronic components!
ÎÎ Finish terminal connection and close the housing before establishing
the mains connection!
The VBus® /LAN interface adapter needs a mains, a VBus®
and a LAN connection to function. To install the VBus®
cable, the housing has to be opened (see chap. 1).
ÎÎ Connect the included VBus® cable to the VBus® terminals with either polarity
The VBus® cable can be extended or replaced with a twowire cable (bell wire). The cross section of the cable must
be at least 0.5 mm2 and the cable can be extended up to
50 m in the case that one module is used.
ATTENTION! Low voltage cables must not run together in a cable conduit with cables
carrying a higher voltage than 50 V.
ÎÎ Pay attention to the local regulations!
VBus terminals
Reset button
Interior view of the VBus® /LAN interior adapter
ÎÎ Close the housing (see chap. 1)
ÎÎ Establish the network connection by means of the
included LAN cable
ÎÎ Establish the mains connection by means of the included mains adapter
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Depending on whether you want to access your solar
system or adjust the network settings, the VBus ® /LAN
interface adapter can be accessed in two different ways:
•• In order to access the solar system via the RESOL
­ServiceCenter Software (data processing and remote parametrisation of the controller, see chap. 3),
the VBus® /LAN interface adapter has to be accessed
via the RESOL ServiceCenter Software.
•• In order to adjust the network settings (retrieving
and changing the IP address, changing the device name
and password, see chap. 4), the VBus® /LAN interface
adapter has to be accessed via the operating system of
the computer. To make these adjustments possible, the
UPnP access has to be enabled.
VBus®/LAN interface adapter
3. System access via RSC-Software
With the RESOL ServiceCenter Software, the controller
can be configured and system data can be recorded via the
VBus® /LAN interface adapter. A CD-ROM containing the
RSC software is included with the device.
ÎÎ Install the software on at least one computer in the
For more information about the installation see the RSC
software manual.
3.1Data logging
In order to log data via the RSC software, proceed as
ÎÎ Start the RESOL ServiceCenter software
ÎÎ Click on the VBus Logging tab (Fig. 1)
ÎÎ At the bottom of the page, in the drop-down menu
Port name, select Connect to VBus/LAN (Fig. 2)
The window RESOL Device Discovery appears (Fig. 3).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
ÎÎ In the upper-hand menu, select the VBus® /LAN interface adapter
ÎÎ Type the password into the VBus/LAN Remote
Password input field (see chap. 4)
ÎÎ Click on OK
The window RESOL Device Discovery closes. In the
VBus Logging tab of the RSC software, the incoming data
of the controller appear and can be processed.
For more information about data processing see the RSC
software manual.
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Fig. 3
VBus®/LAN interface adapter
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
In order to parametrise the controller via the RSC software proceed as follows:
ÎÎ Open the RESOL ServiceCenter software
ÎÎ Click on the tab Parametrization (Fig. 4)
ÎÎ Down to the right of the page, in the drop-down menu
Port name, select Connect to VBus/LAN
In the next step, different actions are available:
•• Read values:
The current controller data are transferred to the
computer and can be processed there.
•• Write values:
The data enetered in the software are transferred to
the controller.
•• Export values:
A HTML file with the current controller data is generated and can be opened in a web browser, printed,
or saved.
ÎÎ Click on the action you want to perform (Fig. 5)
The required input fields appear in the Parametrization
tab of the RSC software.
For more information about parametrization see the RSC
software manual.
Some RESOL controllers cannot be parametrized via the RSC software. In order to parametrize these controllers, the additional tool
integrated in the RSC software has to be used.
4. Network settings
Always ask a skilled system administrator to
change the IP address and UPnP port number!
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In order to access the VBus® /LAN interface adapter via
the operating system, the UPnP access has to be enabled.
Under Windows Vista and Windows 7, the UPnP access is
enabled by default. Under Windows XP, UPnP access can
be enabled in Control Panel / Network connections /
Advanced / Optional network components... / Network
services / Details.
In order to access the web interface of the VBus® /LAN
interface adapter, proceed as follows:
ÎÎ Select Computer (Windows XP: Start / Settings) in
the Start menu
ÎÎ Click on Network (XP: Network connections)
The VBus® /LAN interface adapter appears under Other
Devices (Fig.6; XP: My Network Places).
Fig. 6
ÎÎ Double-click on the symbol
The Web-Interface appears in the browser window
(Fig. 7).
VBus®/LAN interface adapter
The Web-Interface is not designed for controller access,
but for adjusting the network settings of the VBus® /LAN
interface adapter.
By means of the Settings menu of the Web-Interface, the
following settings can be adjusted:
•• Assign a static IP address to the VBus® /LAN interface
•• Change the name and the password of the ­VBus®­/­L AN
interface adapter
•• Reset the VBus® /LAN interface adapter
•• Select a menu language for the Web-Interface
•• Change the UPnP-port number
Fig. 7
Fig. 8a
Changing the password
The default password for the ­VBus®­/­L AN interface adapter
is „vbus“. It can be changed in order to prevent unauthorised access.
To change the password, proceed as follows:
ÎÎ Click on Settings in the Web-Interface
ÎÎ Enter the desired password into the VBus Password
input field
ÎÎ Click on Update Settings
The new password is saved.
Accessing the device is not possible without the correct
ÎÎ Note down the new password and keep it carefully!
If the password is lost, the device has to be reset to the
factory settings. For more information see chap. 5.
Fig. 8b
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Changing the module name
In the same menu, a new module name can be assigned
to the ­VBus®­/­L AN interface adapter. The device will be
displayed with its module name in the network.
ÎÎ Enter the desired name into the Module Name input
ÎÎ Click on Update Settings
The new module name is saved.
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5. Reset
If the password for the ­VBus®­/­L AN interface adapter is
lost, the device has to be manually reset to the factory
settings. In order to conduct a reset, proceed as follows:
ÎÎ Open the housing (see chap. 1)
ÎÎ Press the reset button for 5 seconds
During the reset process, the front-LED flashes red.
As soon as the reset is completed, the LED switches to a
permanent red.
ÎÎ As soon as the LED switches to a permanent red, stop
pressing the reset button!
ÎÎ When the reset has been completed, close the housing
(see chap. 1)
The reset will set the device back to factory settings. All
adjustments made in the Web-Interface (see chap. 4) will
be lost and will have to be made again.
6. LED displays
The VBus®/LAN interface adapter has one bi-coloured LED
at the front of the housing and two LEDs at the RJ45 LAN
6.1LED at the front of the housing
The bi-coloured LED at the front of the housing indicates
the current operating status of the VBus®/LAN interface
LED flashes green:
Adapter is booting
LED is permanently green:
Normal operation, access is now possible
Static IP address / IP address obtained from a DHCP server
LED slowly flashes green:
Normal operation, access is now possible
IP address has been assigned automatically
LED irregularly flashes green:
Normal operation, data traffic
LED flashes red/green:
Network connection okay, no VBus® signal
LED quickly flashes red:
Reset in progress
LED is permanently red:
Reset completed
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6.2Status LEDs at the RJ45 LAN connector
10/100 Link / Activity LED
Full duplex LED
At the RJ45 LAN connector there are two status LEDs
which indicate the status of the network connection:
10/100 Link / Activity LED:
LED glows: Network connection ok, no data traffic
LED flashes irregularly: data traffic
Full duplex LED:
LED glows: Full duplex active
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Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, short: DHCP,
describes an Internet protocol that controls the automatic
retrieval of IP addresses and other data in a network.
IP address
IP stands for Internet Protocol, the network standard
on which the Internet and most local area networks are
based. Each device inside the network is assigned with
an IP address by means of which it can unmistakably be
An IP address according to the current IPv4 standard consists of 32 Bits, equalling a 32-digit binary number. To make
them more clear, IPv4 addresses are commonly represented
as four decimal numbers between 0 and 255, seperated by
period marks, e. g.
A Local Area Network, short: LAN, is a delimited network
of computers and other devices (e. g. printer, router or our
own VBus® /LAN interface adapter). A Local Area Network
is not limited to a certain size or diversity.
RJ-connectors are standardised telecommunication cable
connectors. The RJ-standard has been established by the
US-american Federal Communications Commission (FCC),
the letters RJ stand for Registered Jack.
The commonly used LAN connectors are called RJ45connectors. Other commonly used names are „ISDN
plug“ for unscreened and „ethernet plug“ for screened
connectors of this kind.
Universal Plug and Play, short: UPnP, denotes a standard
for cross-brand access to devices in an IP-based network.
VBus ®
In telecommunication engineering, a bus is a system for data
transfer between different parties. The VBus® is a field bus,
developed by RESOL, which sends and receives data packets
via a voltage signal and also supplies connected devices with
extra-low voltage.
Full duplex
In telecommunication engineering, different communication
standards are defined by their directionality. Communication
that can only occur in a definite direction from sender to
receiver is called simplex, an example is radio broadcasting.
If both parties can be sender or receiver, but never both at
the same time, as for example in amateur radio, the communication is called half duplex. If all parties can send and
receive data at the same time, such as it is in telephony, the
communication is called full duplex. Like most network
devices, the VBus® /LAN interface adapter is capable of full
duplex communication.
An interface is a connection, either between two pieces of
equipment or between a person and a computer, Web standing for the Internet. RESOL devices such as the VBus®/LAN
interface adapter or the DL2 Datalogger have an integrated
software that can be opened and operated in every web
browser. This software is called Web-Interface because
it is an interface to the device that can be accessed via the
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manual and to the best of our knowledge and consent. As
faults can never be excluded, please note: Your own calculations and plans, under consideration of the current standards and guidelines should only be basis for your projects.
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information and / or the resulting damages.
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