AMX NX-2200 Hardware reference guide

AMX NX-2200 Hardware reference guide
NX-Series NetLinx Integrated Controllers Hardware Reference Guide
Hardware Reference Manual
NX-Series
NetLinx Integrated Controllers
NX-1200, NX-2200
NX-3200, NX-4200
Central Controllers
Latest Release: 8/8/2014
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Overview ............................................................................................................1
Related Documents ......................................................................................................... 1
What’s New?............................................................................................................. 2
Two Discrete Network Interfaces (NICs).......................................................................... 2
Using the ICSLAN Network ............................................................................................. 2
Automatic Binding of AMX Devices on ICSLAN .............................................................. 2
Support for IPv6 Networks.............................................................................................. 2
Link-Local Fallback in DHCP Mode .................................................................................. 2
Wired 802.1X Support .................................................................................................... 2
ID Pushbutton Functionality ............................................................................................ 2
Serial Ports Differences ................................................................................................... 2
Serial, IR, and AxLink Port Diagnostics............................................................................ 2
AxLink Power Measurement and Control ........................................................................ 2
Case Sensitive File System .............................................................................................. 3
USB Program Port ........................................................................................................... 3
USB Firmware Upgrade................................................................................................... 3
USB Program Download.................................................................................................. 3
USB Logging ................................................................................................................... 3
Copy and Clone Configuration ........................................................................................ 3
Difference in DEFINE_PROGRAM Program Execution .................................................... 3
External SD Card Slot (NX-3200 and NX-4200 only) ....................................................... 3
Redundant Power Source (NX-4200 only) ....................................................................... 3
Power Button (NX-4200 only).......................................................................................... 3
Front Panel LCD Status Display (NX-4200 only) .............................................................. 3
4-Port PoE ICSLAN Switch (NX-4200 only) ...................................................................... 3
Features .................................................................................................................... 4
NX-1200.................................................................................................................... 5
Port Numbers .................................................................................................................. 5
NX-1200 Specifications ................................................................................................... 6
NX-2200.................................................................................................................... 8
Port Numbers .................................................................................................................. 8
NX-2200 Specifications ................................................................................................... 8
NX-3200.................................................................................................................. 11
Port Numbers ................................................................................................................ 11
NX-3200 Specifications ................................................................................................. 11
NX-4200.................................................................................................................. 14
Port Numbers ................................................................................................................ 14
NX-4200 Specifications ................................................................................................. 14
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Mounting the Controller ......................................................................................... 17
Installing the Controller into an Equipment Rack .......................................................... 17
Rack Mount Safety Instructions ..................................................................................... 17
Mounting the NX-1200 ................................................................................................. 18
Wiring and Connections ...................................................................................19
Overview ................................................................................................................ 19
Front Panel Components ........................................................................................ 19
Power Button ................................................................................................................ 19
Program Port................................................................................................................. 19
USB Port........................................................................................................................ 20
Status Button................................................................................................................. 20
Front Panel Display ....................................................................................................... 20
PoE General Status Format....................................................................................................... 21
PoE Port Status ......................................................................................................................... 21
LEDs .............................................................................................................................. 21
General Status LEDs .................................................................................................................
ICSLAN LEDs.............................................................................................................................
SERIAL LEDs .............................................................................................................................
RELAYS LEDs ............................................................................................................................
IR/SERIAL LEDs .........................................................................................................................
I/O LEDs....................................................................................................................................
IRRX LED...................................................................................................................................
21
22
22
22
23
23
23
IRRX Port....................................................................................................................... 23
Rear Panel Components.......................................................................................... 24
Serial Ports .................................................................................................................... 24
RS-232 Ports ............................................................................................................................. 24
RS-232/422/485 Ports............................................................................................................... 25
Relay Ports .................................................................................................................... 26
Relay Connections..................................................................................................................... 26
I/O Ports........................................................................................................................ 26
IR/SERIAL Port: Connections and Wiring ....................................................................... 27
AxLink Port and LED (4-pin captive-wire) ...................................................................... 28
SDHC Card Slot ............................................................................................................. 29
Configuration DIP Switch .............................................................................................. 30
Program Run Disable (PRD) Mode ............................................................................................ 30
ICSLAN Ports................................................................................................................. 30
Using the ICSLAN Network....................................................................................................... 31
DHCP Server ............................................................................................................................. 31
Opening LAN and ICSLAN Sockets from Code ......................................................................... 31
USB Port........................................................................................................................ 31
ID Pushbutton ............................................................................................................... 31
Switching to Static or Dynamic IP Addressing. ......................................................................... 31
Restoring the Controller Settings to the Factory Defaults........................................................ 31
Restoring the Controller’s Factory Firmware Image ................................................................. 31
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LAN 10/100 Port ........................................................................................................... 32
IPv4 ........................................................................................................................................... 32
IPv6 ........................................................................................................................................... 32
INPUT PWR Connector .................................................................................................. 33
Preparing Captive Wires ........................................................................................................... 33
Wiring a Power Connection ...................................................................................................... 33
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Overview
Overview
The NX-series of NetLinx Integrated Master Controllers can be programmed to control Ethernet, RS-232/422/
485, Relay, IR, and Input/Output devices, as well as other AMX devices connected via AxLink, through the
use of both NetLinx and Java programming languages. NetLinx programs are developed using the NetLinx
Studio application version 4.x. Java programs are developed using the Cafe Duet application. The NX-series
controllers can also be programmed using Rapid Project Maker (RPM), a cloud-based configuration tool. This
manual provides the specifications, connection information, wiring diagrams, and hardware configuration
options for the NX-1200 (FG2106-01), NX-2200 (FG2106-02), NX-3200 (FG2106-03), and NX-4200
(FG2106-04).
Note: References within this manual to NX X200-Series Controllers are used to describe the NX-1200/2200/
3200/4200 Integrated Controllers when the information applies to all NX-series controllers.
FIG. 1 displays the NX-series controllers.
FIG. 1 NX-series controllers
Related Documents
For information on using the on-board Web Console, as well as NetLinx send commands and terminal
communications to configure the NX-series Controllers, refer to the NX Series NetLinx Integrated Controllers
WebConsole & Programming Guide.
Note: All product documentation is available to view or download from www.amx.com.
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Overview
What’s New?
The following section lists the new features for the NX-series controllers. For more information about each of
these items, see the What’s New for NX-Series Controllers document located on the NX controllers product
pages at www.amx.com.
Two Discrete Network Interfaces (NICs)
The NX-2200, NX-3200 and NX-4200 controllers have two 10/100BaseT Ethernet connections. The first,
designated as LAN, is intended for connection to the Data Network for external network communications such
as database access or scheduling. The second, the ICSLAN is intended for communication with AV devices.
Using the ICSLAN Network
The ICSLAN port has a built-in DHCP server. This DHCP server is enabled by default and will serve IP
addresses to any connected devices set to DHCP mode.
For more information about using the ICSLAN network, DHCP servers, and opening LAN and ICSLAN
sockets from code, see the ICSLAN Ports section on page 30.
Automatic Binding of AMX Devices on ICSLAN
When an ICSLAN device is set to NDP connection mode (the factory default), it will automatically be bound
to the master when connected to it’s ICSLAN port if it’s IP address is valid for the ICSLAN subnet.
Support for IPv6 Networks
The NX-Series controllers fully support IPv6 network addressing. If the LAN port is connected to an IPv6
capable network it will self select an appropriate IPv6 address based on the discovered address parameters of
the network to which it’s attached.
The controllers simultaneously support IPv4 network addressing. This means any controller may have more
than one valid IP address: one IPv4 and one or more IPv6 addresses.
Link-Local Fallback in DHCP Mode
When the X-Series controller’s LAN IP addressing mode is set to DHCP, it will attempt to acquire an IPv4
address from a DHCP server for approximately one minute after boot. If the controller does not receive a valid
DHCP address in that time (e.g. if a DHCP server is not found), it will fall back to an IPv4 address in the
link-local range.
Wired 802.1X Support
The X-Series controllers support 802.1X, an IEEE Standard for Port-based Network Access Control.
ID Pushbutton Functionality
The X-Series controllers include new ID pushbutton functionality. For more information, see the ID
Pushbutton section on page 31.
Serial Ports Differences
Unlike current NI controllers, not all serial ports on the X-series controllers support RS-422 and RS-485. The
NX-1200 and NX-2200 have one serial port that supports RS-232/422/485, and the NX-3200 and NX-4200
have two. The rest of the serial ports (1 on the NX-1200, 3 on the NX-2200 and 6 on the NX-3200 and
NX-4200) support only the RS-232 protocol.
Serial, IR, and AxLink Port Diagnostics
When a string is sent to a serial port or an IR pulse to an IR port, the X-Series controllers can detect and report
if the port being used is in a fault condition. The controllers can also detect certain fault conditions on the
AxLink bus.
AxLink Power Measurement and Control
Important: The NX-Series controllers can NOT be powered via the AxLink port. The +12V pin on the AxLink
connectors are designed only for voltage output. Do NOT connect +12V from a power supply or the NXA-PDU
to the +12V pin on the AxLink connectors, or you may permanently damage the NX controller and/or the
power supply.
The AxLink ports on X-Series controller support a new NetLinx command to turn on and off +12V power
output on the port.
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Overview
Case Sensitive File System
Unlike the NI-Series controllers, all file names on the X-Series controllers are case sensitive. This includes all
user files created or used within NetLinx or Java code.
USB Program Port
The X-Series controllers utilize a true USB port for configuration and programming via a connected PC.
USB Firmware Upgrade
All X-Series controllers support firmware upgrades via a USB solid-state drive. Selecting the desired .kit file
and initiating the upgrade are done from telnet.
USB Program Download
All X-Series controllers support loading NetLinx program files via a USB solid-state drive. Selecting the
desired .tkn file and initiating the upload are done from telnet.
USB Logging
If a USB storage device is connected via an X-Series controller’s USB port it can be used to store a log of
system status messages.
Copy and Clone Configuration
On any X-Series controller, configuration information can be exported to and imported from a USB storage
device. There are two different levels of configuration export: “COPY” and “CLONE”. See the NX Series
NetLinx Integrated Controllers WebConsole & Programming Guide for information on using the EXPORT
CONFIG and EXPORT CLONE telnet commands.
Difference in DEFINE_PROGRAM Program Execution
Due to differences in the underlying architecture of the X-Series masters, changing variables in the
DEFINE_PROGRAM section of code can negatively impact program performance.
External SD Card Slot (NX-3200 and NX-4200 only)
The external SD card slot in the NX-3200 and NX-4200 is for future use. Until firmware is available that
supports the use of an external SD card, it is recommended that the card slot be left empty.
Redundant Power Source (NX-4200 only)
The NX-4200 can be powered either with a connection to the main AC power (110/220VAC) or from an
external 12V DC power supply.
Power Button (NX-4200 only)
The NX-4200 includes a momentary button on the front panel that can be used to turn on and off the unit.
Front Panel LCD Status Display (NX-4200 only)
The NX-4200 includes a 2-line by 20-character display on the front panel to display status information. The
toggle switch next the display scrolls through a fixed list of information about the unit and its current
configuration.
4-Port PoE ICSLAN Switch (NX-4200 only)
The NX-4200 includes four ICSLAN connection ports via a built-in 4-port switch. When powered by an AC
source, the NX-4200 can supply power via PoE to each port on the 4-port switch.
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Features
The following table summarizes the features for each NX-series controller:
NX-Series Controllers - Features
NX-1200 NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Name / FG#
Features
NX-1200 Controller (FG2106-01)
1 RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 serial port
1 RS-232-only serial port
2 IR / Serial ports
4 Digital I/O ports
1 AxLink port
1 LAN Ethernet port
1 IR Receiver port capable of interfacing with an AMX IR03
1 USB 2.0 host port
1600 MIPS
512 MB RAM
4 GB Internal MicroSD Memory Card
1 MB Non-volatile Memory
AMX Device Discovery enabled
NX-2200 NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Name / FG#
Features
NX-2200 Controller (FG2106-02)
1 RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 serial port
3 RS-232-only serial ports
4 Relays
4 IR / Serial ports
4 Digital I/O ports
1 AxLink port
1 ICSNet Ethernet port
1 LAN Ethernet port
2 USB 2.0 host ports
1600 MIPS
512 MB RAM
8 GB Internal MicroSD Memory Card
1 MB Non-Volatile Memory
AMX Device Discovery enabled
NX-3200 NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Name / FG#
Features
NX-3200 Controller (FG2106-03)
2 RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 serial ports
6 RS-232-only serial ports
8 Relays
8 IR/Serial ports
8 Digital I/O ports
2 AxLink ports
1 ICSNet Ethernet port
1 LAN Ethernet port
2 USB 2.0 host ports
1600 MIPS
512 MB RAM
8 GB Internal MicroSD Memory Card
1 MB Non-Volatile Memory
AMX Device Discovery enabled
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NX-Series Controllers - Features (Cont.)
NX-4200 NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Name / FG#
Features
NX-4200 Controller (FG2106-04)
2 RS-232 / RS-422 / RS-485 serial ports
6 RS-232-only serial port
8 Relays
8 IR / Serial ports
8 Digital I/O ports
2 AxLink ports
4 ICSNet Ethernet ports
1 LAN Ethernet port
2 USB 2.0 host ports
1600 MIPS
1 GB RAM
8 GB Internal MicroSD Memory Card
1 MB Non-Volatile Memory
AMX Device Discovery enabled
NX-1200
The NX-1200 (FG2106-01) has 512MB of on-board RAM, a 4GB CompactFlash card, and is Device
Discovery enabled to simplify programming by standardizing device and function definitions, default touch
panel button assignments, and control and feedback methods. A complete list of device specifications is listed
below.
FIG. 2 displays the NX-1200.
FIG. 2 NX-1200 (front and rear panels)
Note: Verify you are using the latest NX firmware for the on-board Master. Verify you are using the latest
version of NetLinx Studio 4.0 (available for download from www.amx.com).
Port Numbers
The following table lists the port numbers on the NX-1200:
NX-1200 Port Numbers
RS-232 RS-422/485
IR/Serial I/O
IR/RX
2
11-12
20
1
22
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NX-1200 Specifications
NX-1200 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
1.645" x 5.8" x 5.15" (41.78mm x 147.32mm x 130.81mm)
RU: 1/3
Active Power
Requirements:
• DC input voltage (typical): 12 VDC
• DC current draw: 200 mA @ 12 VDC
• DC range, voltage: 9-18 VDC
Active Power
Consumption:
3W
Memory:
• 512 MB DDRAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
• 4 GB Internal MicroSD memory card
Weight:
1.6 lbs (0.7257 kg)
Enclosure:
Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
• FCC CFR Title 47 Part 15
• CE EN 55022
• CE EN 55024
• CE EN 60950-1
• IEC 60950-1
• UL 60950-1
• C-Tick CISPR 22
• IC CISPR 22
• VCCI CISPR 22
• RoHS / WEEE compliant
Front Panel Components:
Program Port:
1 Type-B USB port that can connect to a USB port on a PC and access the NetLinx
Studio program for controller configuration.
USB Port:
1 Type-A USB port for connecting a mass storage device for loading .tkn files, reading
or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware on the unit.
Configuration DIP
Switch:
The Configuration DIP Switch allows you to set boot-time operations (see the
Configuration DIP Switch section on page 30 for more information.)
Master LEDs:
• LINK/ACT (green): Blinks when the Ethernet cables are connected and terminated
correctly. Also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
• STATUS (green): Blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
• OUTPUT (red): Blinks when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On and Off,
sends data strings, etc.
• INPUT (yellow): Blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes, strings,
commands, channel levels, etc.
Serial LED
(red / yellow):
2 sets of LEDs light to indicate that RS-232 ports 1-2 are transmitting or receiving
RS-232, 422, or 485 data (red = TX, yellow = RX).
IR LED (red):
2 LEDs light to indicate the IR/Serial ports 11-12 are transmitting control data. LED
indicator for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial data is being
generated.
IRRX LED (red):
1 LED light to indicate the IRRX channel is receiving control data via the IRRX port. The
LED indicator remains lit for the length of time that IR data is being received.
Digital I/O LED
(yellow):
Lights when I/O channels 1-4 are active. The LED for each I/O port reflects the state of
that particular port.
IRRX Port:
1 1/8" mini-phono connector for interfacing with an IR03 IR receiver.
ID Pushbutton:
1 black ID pushbutton used during boot to revert to factory configuration or factory
firmware. Also used after boot to toggle IP mode between Static and DHCP.
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NX-1200 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Components:
Digital I/O (Port 22):
1 6-pin 4-channel binary I/O port for contact closure with each input being capable of
voltage sensing. Input format is software selectable with interactive power sensing for
IR ports.
IR/Serial
(Ports 11-12):
2 2-pin IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz with
each output being capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial.
2 IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
RS-232/422/485
(Port 1):
1 10-pin RS-232/422/485 control ports using 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors
with XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send).
Supports 300-115,200 baud.
RS-232 (Port 2):
1 5-pin RS-232 control port using 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send). Supports
300-115,200 baud.
AxLink Port:
1 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector that provides data and power to external
AxLink control devices. Green AxLink LED indicates the state of the AxLink port.
LAN 10/100 Port:
1 RJ-45 connector provides Ethernet communication. This is an Auto MDI/MDI-X
enabled port, which allows you to use either straight-through or crossover Ethernet
cables.
The LAN Port LEDs show communication activity, connection status, speeds, and mode
information:
• SPD (speed) - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps and
turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
• L/A (link/activity) - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are connected and
terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Power Connection:
2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector with retention screws provides power to
the NX-1200.
General Specifications:
Operating
Environment:
• Operating Temperature: 32° F (0° C) to 122° F (50° C)
• Storage Temperature: 14° F (-10° C) to 140° F (60° C)
• Operating Humidity: 5% to 85% RH
• Heat Dissipation (On): 10.2 BTU/hr
Included
Accessories:
• 1 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector
• 1 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AxLink connector
• 1 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector
• 1 10-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232/422/485 connector
• 1 5-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232 connector
• 1 CC-NIRC, IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
Other AMX
Equipment:
• PSN6.5 - 6.5 A Power Supply (FG423-41)
• PSR4.4 - 4.4 A Power Supply (FG423-46)
• CC-USB-NI - USB Programming Cable (FG10-2105)
• CC-NIRC - IR Cables (FG10-000-11)
• CBL-ETH-FL, Ethernet Cat5e Flat Cable (FG1-2182-16)
• EXB-IRS4, ICSLan IR/S Interface, 4 IR/S and 4 Inputs (FG2100-23)
• EXB-COM2, ICSLan Serial Interface, 2 Ports (FG2100-22)
• EXB-REL8, ICSLan Relay Interface, 8 Channels (FG2100-20)
• EXB-I/O8, ICSLan Input/Output Interface, 8 Channels (FG2100-21)
• EXB-MP1, ICSLan Multi-Port, 1 COM, 1 IR/S, 2 I/O, 1 IR RX (FG2100-26)
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NX-2200
The NX-2200 (FG2106-02) has 512MB of on-board RAM, a 4GB CompactFlash card, and is Device
Discovery enabled to simplify programming by standardizing device and function definitions, default touch
panel button assignments, and control and feedback methods. A complete list of device specifications is listed
below.
FIG. 3 displays the NX-2200.
FIG. 3 NX-2200 (front and rear panels)
Note: Verify you are using the latest NX firmware for the on-board Master. Verify you are using the latest
version of NetLinx Studio 4.0 (available for download from www.amx.com).
Port Numbers
The following table lists the port numbers for the NX-2200:
NX-2200 Port Numbers
RS-232 RS-422/485
IR/Serial I/O
Relay
2-4
11-14
21
1
22
NX-2200 Specifications
NX-2200 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
1.766" x 17" x 9.12" (44.85mm x 431.8mm x 231.64mm)
RU: 1
Active Power
Requirements:
• DC input voltage (typical): 12 VDC
• DC current draw: 250 mA @ 12 VDC
• DC range, voltage: 9-18 VDC
Active Power
Consumption:
4.2W
Memory:
• 512 MB RAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
• 8 GB Internal MicroSD memory card
Weight:
6.08 lbs (2.7578 kg)
Enclosure:
Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
• FCC CFR Title 47 Part 15
• CE EN 55022
• CE EN 55024
• CE EN 60950-1
• IEC 60950-1
• UL 60950-1
• C-Tick CISPR 22
• IC CISPR 22
• VCCI CISPR 22
• RoHS / WEEE compliant
Front Panel Components:
Program Port:
1 Type-B USB port that can connect to a USB port on a PC and access the NetLinx
Studio program for controller configuration.
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NX-2200 Specifications (Cont.)
USB Port:
1 Type-A USB port for connecting a mass storage device for loading .tkn files, reading
or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware on the unit.
Master LEDs:
• LINK/ACT (green): Blinks when the Ethernet cables are connected and terminated
correctly. Also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
• STATUS (green): Blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
• OUTPUT (red): Blinks when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On and Off,
sends data strings, etc.
• INPUT (yellow): Blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes, strings,
commands, channel levels, etc.
ICSLAN LEDs (red):
1 LED which blinks when the RJ-45 cables to port 1 is connected and terminated
correctly. The LED also blinks when receiving LAN data packets.
Serial LEDs (red):
2 sets of four LEDs, each of which light to indicate that the corresponding RS-232 ports
(2-4) and RS-232/422/485 port (1) are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485
data.
Relay (red):
4 LEDs light to indicate the relay channels 1-4 are active (closed). These LEDs reflect
the state of the relay on port 21.
IR/Serial (red):
4 LEDs light to indicate the IR/Serial ports 11-14 are transmitting control data. LED
indicator for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial data is being
generated.
Digital I/O (yellow):
Lights when the I/O channels 1-4 are active. The LED for each I/O port reflects the state
of that particular port.
Rear Panel Components:
RS-232/422/485
(Port 1):
1 10-pin RS-232/422/485 control ports using a 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male)
connector with XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to
send). Supports 300-115,200 baud.
RS-232 (Ports 2-4):
3 5-pin RS-232 control ports using 5-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send). Supports
300-115,200 baud.
Relay (Port 21):
4 2-pin 4-channel single-pole single-throw relay ports.
Each relay is independently controlled.
Supports up to 4 independent external relay devices
Channel range = 1-4
Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector provides connection to relays
Digital I/O (Port 22):
4-channel binary I/O port for contact closure with each input being capable of voltage
sensing. Input format is software selectable with interactive power sensing for IR ports.
IR/Serial
(Ports 11-14):
4 IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz with each
output being capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial.
4 IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
AxLink Port:
4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector that provides data and power to external
AxLink control devices. Green AxLink LED indicates the state of the AxLink port.
Configuration DIP
Switch:
The Configuration DIP Switch allows you to set boot-time operations (see Configuration
DIP Switch section on page 30 for more information.)
ICSLAN:
1 RJ-45 connector for ICSLAN interface.
USB Port:
1 Type-A USB port for connecting a mass storage device for loading .tkn files, reading
or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware on the unit.
ID Pushbutton:
1 black ID pushbutton used during boot to revert to factory configuration or factory
firmware. Also used after boot to toggle IP mode between Static and DHCP.
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NX-2200 Specifications (Cont.)
LAN 10/100 Port:
1 RJ-45 connector provides TCP/IP communication. This is an Auto MDI/MDI-X
enabled port, which allows you to use either straight-through or crossover Ethernet
cables.
The Ethernet Port LEDs show communication activity, connection status, speeds, and
mode information:
• SPD (speed) - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps and
turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
• L/A (link/activity) - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are connected and
terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Power Connection:
2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector with retention screws provides power to
the NX-2200.
General Specifications:
Operating
Environment:
• Operating Temperature: 32° F (0° C) to 122° F (50° C)
• Storage Temperature: 14° F (-10° C) to 140° F (60° C)
• Operating Humidity: 5% to 85% RH
• Heat Dissipation (On): 14.3 BTU/hr
Included
Accessories:
• 1 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector
• 1 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AxLink connector
• 1 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector
• 1 10-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232/422/485 connector
• 3 5-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232 connectors
• 2 CC-NIRC, IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
• 2 removable rack ears
Other AMX
Equipment:
• PSN6.5 - 6.5 A Power Supply (FG423-41)
• PSR4.4 - 4.4 A Power Supply (FG423-46)
• CC-USB-NI - USB Programming Cable (FG10-2105)
• CC-NIRC - IR Cables (FG10-000-11)
• CBL-ETH-FL, Ethernet Cat5e Flat Cable (FG1-2182-16)
• EXB-IRS4, ICSLan IR/S Interface, 4 IR/S and 4 Inputs (FG2100-23)
• EXB-COM2, ICSLan Serial Interface, 2 Ports (FG2100-22)
• EXB-REL8, ICSLan Relay Interface, 8 Channels (FG2100-20)
• EXB-I/O8, ICSLan Input/Output Interface, 8 Channels (FG2100-21)
• EXB-MP1, ICSLan Multi-Port, 1 COM, 1 IR/S, 2 I/O, 1 IR RX (FG2100-26)
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NX-3200
The NX-3200 (FG2106-03) has 512MB of on-board RAM, a 4GB CompactFlash card, and is Device
Discovery enabled to simplify programming by standardizing device and function definitions, default touch
panel button assignments, and control and feedback methods. A complete list of device specifications is listed
below.
FIG. 4 displays the NX-3200.
FIG. 4 NX-3200 (front and rear panels)
Note: Verify you are using the latest NX firmware for the on-board Master. Verify you are using the latest
version of NetLinx Studio 4.0 (available for download from www.amx.com).
Port Numbers
The following table lists the port numbers for the NX-3200:
NX-3200 Port Numbers
RS-232 RS-422/485
IR/Serial I/O
Relay
2-4, 6-8
11-18
21
1, 5
22
NX-3200 Specifications
NX-3200 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
1.766" x 17" x 9.12" (44.85mm x 431.8mm x 231.64mm)
RU: 1
Active Power
Requirements:
• DC input voltage (typical): 12 VDC
• DC current draw: 400 mA @ 12 VDC
• DC range, voltage: 9-18 VDC
Active Power
Consumption:
6.6W
Memory:
• 512 MB RAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
• 8 GB Internal MicroSD memory card
Weight:
6.1 lbs (2.7669 kg)
Enclosure:
Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
• FCC CFR Title 47 Part 15
• CE EN 55022
• CE EN 55024
• CE EN 60950-1
• IEC 60950-1
• UL 60950-1
• C-Tick CISPR 22
• IC CISPR 22
• VCCI CISPR 22
• RoHS / WEEE compliant
Front Panel Components:
Program Port:
1 Type-B USB port that can connect to a USB port on a PC and access the NetLinx
Studio program for controller configuration.
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NX-3200 Specifications (Cont.)
USB Port:
1 Type-A USB port for connecting a mass storage device for loading .tkn files, reading
or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware on the unit.
Master LEDs:
• LINK/ACT (green): Blinks when the Ethernet cables are connected and terminated
correctly. Also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
• STATUS (green): Blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
• OUTPUT (red): Blinks when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On and Off,
sends data strings, etc.
• INPUT (yellow): Blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes, strings,
commands, channel levels, etc.
ICSLAN LEDs (red):
1 LED which blinks when the RJ-45 cables to port 1 is connected and terminated
correctly. The LED also blinks when receiving LAN data packets.
Serial LEDs (red):
2 sets of eight LEDs, each of which light to indicate that the corresponding RS-232 ports
(2-4, 6-8) and RS-232/422/485 ports (1, 5) are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or
485 data.
Relay LEDs (red):
1 set of 8 LEDs, each of which light to indicate the corresponding relay channels (1-8)
are active (closed). These LEDs reflect the state of the relay on port 21.
IR/Serial LEDs (red): 1 set of 8 LEDs, each of which light to indicate the IR/Serial channels 1-8 are
transmitting control data on the corresponding IR/Serial ports (ports 11-18). The LED
indicator for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial data is being
generated.
Digital I/O LEDs
(yellow):
1 set of 8 LEDs, each of which light when the corresponding rear I/O channels (1-8) are
active. The LED for each I/O port reflects the state of that particular port.
Rear Panel Components:
RS-232 (Ports 2-4,
6-8):
6 5-pin RS-232 control ports using 5-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send). Supports
300-115,200 baud.
RS-232/422/485
(Ports 1 and 5):
2 10-pin RS-232/422/485 control ports using a 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector with XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to
send). Supports 300-115,200 baud.
Relays (Port 21):
8-channel single-pole single-throw relay port
Each relay is independently controlled.
Supports up to 8 independent external relay devices
Channel range = 1-8
Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors provide connection to relays
Digital I/O (Port 22):
8-channel binary I/O port for contact closure with each input being capable of voltage
sensing. Input format is software selectable with interactive power sensing for IR ports.
IR/Serial
(Ports 11-18):
8 IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz with each
output being capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial.
8 IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
SDHC Slot:
1 SDHC card slot for future use.
Configuration DIP
Switch:
The Configuration DIP Switch allows you to set boot-time operations (see the
Configuration DIP Switch section on page 30 for more information.)
ICSLAN Ports:
1 RJ-45 connector for ICSLAN interface
USB Port:
1 Type-A USB port for connecting a mass storage device for loading .tkn files, reading
or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware on the unit.
ID Pushbutton:
1 black ID pushbutton used during boot to revert to factory configuration or factory
firmware. Also used after boot to toggle IP mode between Static and DHCP.
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NX-3200 Specifications (Cont.)
LAN 10/100 Port:
RJ-45 connector provides TCP/IP communication. This is an Auto MDI/MDI-X enabled
port, which allows you to use either straight-through or crossover Ethernet cables.
The Ethernet Port LEDs show communication activity, connection status, speeds, and
mode information:
• SPD (speed) - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps and
turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
• L/A (link/activity) - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are connected and
terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
AxLink Port:
2 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors that provides data and power to
external AxLink control devices. Green AxLink LED indicates the state of the AxLink
port.
Power Connection:
2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector with retention screws provides power to
the NX-3200.
General Specifications:
Operating
Environment:
• Operating Temperature: 32° F (0° C) to 122° F (50° C)
• Storage Temperature: 14° F (-10° C) to 140° F (60° C)
• Operating Humidity: 5% to 85% RH
• Heat Dissipation (On): 22.5 BTU/hr
Included
Accessories:
• 1 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector
• 1 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AxLink connector
• 2 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connectors
• 2 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connectors
• 2 10-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232/422/485 connectors
• 6 5-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232 connectors
• 2 CC-NIRC, IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
• 2 removable rack ears
Other AMX
Equipment:
• PSN6.5 - 6.5 A Power Supply (FG423-41)
• PSR4.4 - 4.4 A Power Supply (FG423-46)
• CC-USB-NI - USB Programming Cable (FG10-2105)
• CC-NIRC - IR Cables (FG10-000-11)
• CBL-ETH-FL, Ethernet Cat5e Flat Cable (FG1-2182-16)
• EXB-IRS4, ICSLan IR/S Interface, 4 IR/S and 4 Inputs (FG2100-23)
• EXB-COM2, ICSLan Serial Interface, 2 Ports (FG2100-22)
• EXB-REL8, ICSLan Relay Interface, 8 Channels (FG2100-20)
• EXB-I/O8, ICSLan Input/Output Interface, 8 Channels (FG2100-21)
• EXB-MP1, ICSLan Multi-Port, 1 COM, 1 IR/S, 2 I/O, 1 IR RX (FG2100-26)
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NX-4200
The NX-4200 (FG2106-04) has 1GB of on-board RAM, a 13GB CompactFlash card, and is Device Discovery
enabled to simplify programming by standardizing device and function definitions, default touch panel button
assignments, and control and feedback methods. A complete list of device specifications is listed below.
FIG. 5 displays the NX-4200.
FIG. 5 NX-4200 (front and rear panels)
The NX-4200’s on-board Master also provides the ability to update installed control card firmware.
Note: Verify you are using the latest NX firmware for the on-board Master. Verify you are using the latest
version of NetLinx Studio 4.0 (available for download from www.amx.com).
Port Numbers
The following table lists the port numbers for the NX-4200:
NX-4200 Port Numbers
RS-232 RS-422/485
IR/Serial I/O
Relay
PoE
2-4, 6-8
11-18
21
24-27
1, 5
22
NX-4200 Specifications
NX-4200 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
1.766" x 17" x 9.18" (44.85mm x 431.8mm x 233.17mm)
RU: 1
Active Power
Requirements:
• DC input voltage (typical): 12 VDC
• DC current draw: 200 mA @ 12 VDC
• DC range, voltage: 9-18 VDC
• AC voltage (typical): 100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Active Power
Consumption:
8.4W
Memory:
• 1 GB RAM
• 1 MB Non-volatile RAM (NVRAM)
• 8 GB Internal MicroSD memory card
Weight:
7.6 lbs (3.4473 kg)
Enclosure:
Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
• FCC CFR Title 47 Part 15
• CE EN 55022
• CE EN 55024
• CE EN 60950-1
• IEC 60950-1
• UL 60950-1
• C-Tick CISPR 22
• IC CISPR 22
• VCCI CISPR 22
• RoHS / WEEE compliant
Front Panel Components
Power:
Press the Power button to power on or power off the controller. Hold for 2 seconds to
power off. Momentary press to power back on.
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NX-4200 Specifications (Cont.)
Program Port
1 Type-B USB port that can connect to a USB port on a PC and access the NetLinx
Studio program for controller configuration.
USB Port
1 Type-A USB port for connecting a mass storage device for loading .tkn files,
reading or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware on the
unit.
Display Control Button
1 rocker-style tactile button for stepping through the supported status parameters
displayed on the front panel LCD.
LCD Display
A 2 line by 20 character alphanumeric display for viewing status parameters.
Master LEDs:
• LINK/ACT (green): Blinks when the Ethernet cables are connected and terminated
correctly. Also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
• STATUS (green): Blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
• OUTPUT (red): Blinks when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On and
Off, sends data strings, etc.
• INPUT (yellow): Blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes,
strings, commands, channel levels, etc.
ICSLAN LEDs
4 LEDs which blinks when the RJ-45 cables to ports 1-4 are connected and
terminated correctly. The LEDs also blink when receiving LAN data packets.
Serial LEDs (red):
2 sets of eight LEDs, each of which light to indicate that the corresponding RS-232
ports (2-4, 6-8) and RS-232/422/485 ports (1, 5) are transmitting or receiving
RS-232, 422, or 485 data.
Relay LEDs (red):
1 set of 8 LEDs, each of which light to indicate the corresponding relay channels
(1-8) are active (closed). These LEDs reflect the state of the relay on port 21.
IR/Serial LEDs (red):
1 set of 8 LEDs, each of which light to indicate the IR/Serial channels 1-8 are
transmitting control data on the corresponding IR/Serial ports (ports 11-18). The
LED indicator for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial data is
being generated.
Digital I/O LEDs
(yellow):
1 set of 8 LEDs, each of which light when the corresponding rear I/O channels (1-8)
are active. The LED for each I/O port reflects the state of that particular port.
Rear Panel Components
RS-232 (Ports 2-4, 6-8)
6 5-pin RS-232 control ports using 5-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors
with XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send).
Supports 150-115,200 baud.
RS-232/422/485
(Ports 1, 5):
2 10-pin RS-232/422/485 control ports using 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male)
connectors with XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/
ready to send). Supports 150-115,200 baud.
Relays (Port 21):
8-channel single-pole single throw relay ports
Each relay is independently controlled.
Supports up to 8 independent external relay devices
Channel range = 1-8
Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC @ 1 A
Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors provide connection to relays
Digital I/O (Port 22):
8-channel binary I/O port for contact closure with each input being capable of
voltage sensing. Input format is software selectable with interactive power sensing
for IR ports.
IR/Serial (Ports 11-18):
8 IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142 MHz with
each output being capable of two electrical formats: IR or Serial.
8 IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
AxLink Port:
2 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector that provides data and power to
AxLink external control devices. Green AxLink LED indicates the state of the AxLink
port.
SDHC Slot:
1 SDHC card slot for future use.
Configuration DIP
Switch:
The Configuration DIP Switch allows you to set boot-time operations (see the
Configuration DIP Switch section on page 30 for more information.)
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NX-4200 Specifications (Cont.)
ICSLAN Ports:
4 RJ-45 connectors for ICSLAN interface with support for PoE.
USB Port:
1 Type-A USB port for connecting a mass storage device for loading .tkn files,
reading or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware on the
unit.
ID Pushbutton:
1 black ID pushbutton used during boot to revert to factory configuration or factory
firmware. Also used after boot to toggle IP mode between Static and DHCP.
LAN 10/100 Port:
1 RJ-45 connector provides TCP/IP communication. This is an Auto MDI/MDI-X
enabled port, which allows you to use either straight-through or crossover Ethernet
cables.
The Ethernet Port LEDs show communication activity, connection status, speeds,
and mode information:
• SPD (speed) - Yellow LED lights On when the connection speed is 100 Mbps and
turns Off when the speed is 10 Mbps.
• L/A (link/activity) - Green LED lights On when the Ethernet cables are connected
and terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Power Connection:
2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector with retention screws provides power
to the NX-4200. The NX-4200 can be powered either with a connection to the main
AC power (110/220VAC) or from an external 12VDC power supply.
General Specifications:
Operating Environment:
• Operating Temperature: 32° F (0° C) to 104° F (40° C)
• Storage Temperature: 14° F (-10° C) to 140° F (60° C)
• Operating Humidity: 5% to 85% RH
• Heat Dissipation (On): 28.7 BTU/hr
Included Accessories:
• 1 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector
• 1 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AxLink connector
• 2 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connectors
• 2 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connectors
• 2 10-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232/422/485 connectors
• 6 5-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (female) RS232 connectors
• 2 CC-NIRC, IR Emitters (FG10-000-11)
• 2 removable rack ears
Other AMX Equipment:
• PSN6.5 - 6.5 A Power Supply (FG423-41)
• PSR4.4 - 4.4 A Power Supply (FG423-46)
• CC-USB-NI - USB Programming Cable (FG10-2105)
• CC-NIRC - IR Cables (FG10-000-11)
• CBL-ETH-FL, Ethernet Cat5e Flat Cable (FG1-2182-16)
• EXB-IRS4, ICSLan IR/S Interface, 4 IR/S and 4 Inputs (FG2100-23)
• EXB-COM2, ICSLan Serial Interface, 2 Ports (FG2100-22)
• EXB-REL8, ICSLan Relay Interface, 8 Channels (FG2100-20)
• EXB-I/O8, ICSLan Input/Output Interface, 8 Channels (FG2100-21)
• EXB-MP1, ICSLan Multi-Port, 1 COM, 1 IR/S, 2 I/O, 1 IR RX (FG2100-26)
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Mounting the Controller
Use the rack-mounting brackets (supplied with the NX-2200/3200/4200) for equipment rack installations.
Remove the mounting brackets and apply the rubber feet to the bottom of the controller for flat surface
installations.
Installing the Controller into an Equipment Rack
The NX-2200/3200/4200 each ship with removable rack ears for installation into an equipment rack. The
following instructions apply to the NX-2200/3200/4200.
Rack Mount Safety Instructions
Be sure to follow these important safety instructions when installing your central controller:
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack
environment may be greater than room ambient. Therefore, consideration should be given to
installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature
60°C (140°F).
Installing the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount of air flow required for safe
operation of the equipment is not compromised.
Mounting the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not achieved due
to uneven mechanical loading.
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the
effect that overloading of the circuits might have on over current protection and supply wiring.
Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this
concern.
Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained. Particular attention should be
given to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (e.g. use of power
strips).
Note: To avoid repeating the installation, test the incoming wiring by connecting the Controller’s connectors
to their terminal locations and applying power. Verify that the unit is receiving power and functioning
properly. Disconnect the terminal end of the power cable from the connected 12 VDC-compliant power supply.
1. Use the supplied #8-32 screws to secure the rack ears to the sides of the controller. You can attach the
rack ears toward the front or rear panel for either a front-facing or rear-facing installation.
2. Slide the unit into the rack until the attachment holes, along both sides, align to their corresponding
locations on the mounting brackets, as shown in FIG. 6.
FIG. 6 Mounting Integrated Controller into an equipment rack
3. Thread the cables through the opening in the equipment rack. Allow for enough slack in the cables to
accommodate for movement during the installation process.
4. Reconnect all cables to their appropriate source/terminal locations. Refer to the Wiring and
Connections section on page 19 for more detailed wiring and connection information. Verify that the
terminal end of the power cable is not connected to the power supply before plugging in the 2-pin power
connector (or AC power connector on the NX-4200.)
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5. Secure the controller to the rack by using the four #10-32 screws supplied in the kit.
6. Apply power to the unit to complete the installation.
Mounting the NX-1200
Mounting options for the NX-1200 are as follows:
Rack mounting with an AVB-VSTYLE-RMK-1U, V Style Module Rack Mounting Tray (FG1010720)
Surface mounting with an AVB-VSTYLE-SURFACE-MNT, V Style Single Module Surface Mount
(FG1010-722)
Consult the Mounting Options for V Style Modules Quick Start Guide included with the respective mounting
kit for instructions on mounting the NX-1200. The NX-1200 also has rubber feet which you can apply to the
bottom of the unit for table-top mounting.
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Wiring and Connections
Overview
This chapter provides details, specifications, wiring diagrams, and other important information for all port and
connectors available on the NX-series controllers.
FIG. 1 displays the NX-series controllers.
FIG. 1 NX-series controllers
Front Panel Components
The following sections list the front panel components on the NX-series controllers. Each component is featured on all
NX-series controllers except where noted.
Power Button
The NX-4200 includes a momentary button on the front panel that you can use to turn on and turn off the unit. When you
apply power to the unit, the power state is always on and the integrated LED is green. If you press the power button for
more than two seconds while the unit is on, the unit turns off and the integrated LED changes to amber. Pressing the
button momentarily while the unit is off turns it on and returns the integrated LED to green.
Note: The power button does not switch off AC power routed to the internal power supply. If AC power is used on the
unit, AC power will still be present on the power supply AC input connections even when the unit is turned off.
If an internal power fault is detected, the LED integrated into the power button will flash yellow. This is an indication
that the unit requires service.
FIG. 2 displays the Power button.
FIG. 2 Power button
Program Port
The front panel of all models features one Type-B USB port for connecting the controller to a PC via USB cable.
The Program port uses a standard Type-A-to-Type-B USB cable to connect to a PC. When connected, you can view your
controller among the listed Masters connected via USB in NetLinx Studio. See the Initial Configuration chapter in the
NX-Series Controllers WebConsole and Programming Guide for more information.
FIG. 3 Program port
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USB Port
The front panel of all models features one Type-A USB port you can use to connect a mass storage device for loading
.tkn files, reading or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware on the unit.
Note: This USB port only supports a FAT32 file system.
This USB port (FIG. 4) uses standard USB cabling to connect to any mass storage or peripheral devices.
FIG. 4 USB port
Note: USB hubs are not supported on this port.
Status Button
The front panel of the NX-4200 features a rocker-style tactile button for stepping through the available status parameters
displayed on the front panel LCD. You can press the button in the up or down directions to cycle through items on the
LCD.
This button is only available on the NX-4200.
FIG. 5 Status button
Front Panel Display
The NX-4200 has a front panel display which you can use to view specific information and settings about the controller.
You can use the Status button beside the display to cycle through the items on the display. All items on the display are
view-only. The following table lists the items you can view on the front panel display:
Front Panel Display Items
Item Name
Description
Hostname
The host name of the Master.
System Number
The system number of the Master.
Serial Number
The serial number of the Master.
LAN MAC Address
The MAC address assigned to the Master via the LAN.
LAN IPv4 Address
The IP address assigned to the Master via the LAN.
LAN IPv4 Address Type
The IP address type. This reads either Static or Dynamic.
LAN IPv4 Subnet Mask
The subnet mask assigned to the Master via the LAN.
LAN IPv6 Link Local Address
The IPv6 address assigned to the Master via the LAN. This address is not to be
used for normal IP communication, including Master-to-Master.
LAN Default Gateway IPv4 Address
The gateway address assigned to the Master via the LAN.
LAN Default Gateway IPv6 Address
The gateway IPv6 address assigned to the Master via the LAN.
LAN DNS Server IPv4 Address
The DNS address assigned to the Master via the LAN.
LAN DNS Server IPv6 Address
The IPv6 DNS address assigned to the Master via the LAN.
ICSLAN MAC Address
The MAC address assigned to the Master via the ICSLAN.
ICSLAN IPv4 Address
The IP address assigned to the Master via the ICSLAN.
ICSLAN IPv4 Subnet Mask
The subnet mask assigned to the Master via the ICSLAN.
ICSLAN IPv6 Link Local Address
The IPv6 address assigned to the Master via the ICSLAN.
Master Firmware Version
The firmware version the Master is using.
Integrated Controller Firmware Version The firmware version the integrated controller is using.
PoE General Status
General PoE status codes. See the PoE General Status Format section on
page 21 for a list of status definitions.
PoE Port Status
PoE port status codes. See the PoE Port Status section on page 21 for a list of
condition codes.
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PoE General Status Format
The PoE General Status front panel display item contains the following status definitions:
PoE Not Available - The system is not being powered from an AC source.
OK: xx.xW - No general faults are present, where xx.x is the total power in watts currently being provided on
the PoE ports.
Max Power Exceeded - The total power drawn on the ports is greater than the PoE power capacity.
Voltage Fault - The PoE voltage is out of range.
PoE Port Status
If the system is not being powered from an AC source, the status will read "PoE Not Available". Otherwise, the status
consists of four subfields separated by blanks, each of the format x:cc, where x is the port number (1, 2, 3, or 4) and cc is
the condition code. If there is not a fault on the port, the possible condition codes are as follows:
N - No device is attached on the port or the device is not a PoE Powered Device.
L - A PoE Powered Device of Class 1 or 2 is attached on the port.
M - A PoE Powered Device of Class 0 or 3 is attached on the port.
H - A PoE Powered Device of Class 4 is attached on the port.
D - The port has been disabled.
ED - A PoE Powered Device is attached on the port, but the load has been disconnected due to not drawing at
least minimum current.
EO - A PoE Powered Device is attached on the port, but has been shut off due to drawing more than
maximum current or due to overheating on the controller's port.
Example:
PoE Port Status
1:N 2:M 3:ED 4:D
LEDs
This section details the various LEDs on the front panel of the NX-series controllers.
General Status LEDs
The General Status LEDs include the Link/Activity, Status, Output, and Input LEDs. These LEDs appear on all models
of NX-series controllers.
FIG. 6 displays the General Status LEDs for each NX-series controller.
NX-2200/3200/4200
NX-1200
FIG. 6 General Status LEDs
Link/Act - Lights green when the link is up and toggles off when a data packet is sent or received.
Status - Lights green and blinks once per second if the master is functioning normally and has established
communication with a DHCP server.
Input - Lights yellow when the controller receives data
Output - Lights red when the controller transmits data
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The following table lists the following special LED patterns for the Status, Input, and Output LEDs:
LED Patterns
Mode
Description
Status
Output
Input
OS Start
Starting the Operating System
ON
ON
ON
Boot
On-board Master is booting
ON
OFF
ON
Contacting
DHCP server
On-board Master is contacting a
DHCP server for IP configuration
information
ON
OFF
Fast Blink
Using link-local
address
On-board Master could not find a
DHCP server and is using a
link-local address
Slow Blink
OFF
OFF
Downloading
Boot firmware
Downloading Boot firmware to the
Master’s on-board Flash memory
Fast Blink*
Fast Blink*
Fast Blink*
Program running Normal operation with a running
program
Slow Blink
Normal
Normal
No program
running
ON
Normal
Normal
There is no NetLinx program
loaded or the program is disabled
* - The fast blink is nearly instantaneous upon downloading the boot firmware to Flash memory and is, in most cases,
undetectable to the user’s eye.
ICSLAN LEDs
The ICSLAN LEDs light green when there is an active link on the corresponding ICSLAN port. The light toggles off
when a data packet is sent or received.
There are 4 ICSLAN LEDs on the NX-4200. The NX-2200 and NX-3200 each have one ICSLAN LED (see FIG. 7).
NX-4200
NX-2200/3200
FIG. 7 ICSLAN LEDs
SERIAL LEDs
The SERIAL LEDs are two sets of LEDs which light to indicate that the RS-232 ports are transmitting or receiving
RS-232, 422, or 485 data (red = TX, yellow = RX). The light toggles on when a data packet is sent or received.
There are two sets of eight SERIAL LEDs on the NX-3200 and NX-4200. The NX-2200 has two sets of four LEDs. The
NX-1200 has two sets of two LEDs (see FIG. 8).
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
NX-1200
FIG. 8 SERIAL LEDs
RELAYS LEDs
The RELAYS LEDs light red to indicate that the corresponding relay port is active. The light toggles off when the relay
port is not engaged.
There are eight RELAY LEDs on the NX-3200 and NX-4200. The NX-2200 has four RELAY LEDs (see FIG. 9).
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
FIG. 9 RELAYS LEDs
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IR/SERIAL LEDs
The IR/SERIAL LEDs light red to indicate that the corresponding IR/Serial port is transmitting data.
There are eight IR/SERIAL LEDs on the NX-3200 and NX-4200. The NX-2200 has four IR/SERIAL LEDs. The
NX-1200 has two IR LEDs (see FIG. 9).
NX-3200/4200
FIG. 10 IR/SERIAL LEDs
NX-2200
NX-1200
I/O LEDs
The I/O LEDs light yellow to indicate that the corresponding I/O port is active.
There are eight I/O LEDs on the NX-3200 and NX-4200. The NX-1200 and NX-2200 has four I/O LEDs (see FIG. 9).
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
NX-1200
FIG. 11 I/O LEDs
IRRX LED
The IRRX LED lights red to indicate that the corresponding IRRX port is receiving data.
This LED is only available on the NX-1200 (see FIG. 9).
NX-1200
FIG. 12 IRRX LED
IRRX Port
The IRRX port is a 1/8" mini-phono receiver port capable of interfacing with an IR03 External IR Receiver Module.
This port is only available on the NX-1200.
FIG. 13 displays the IRRX port.
FIG. 13 IRRX port
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Rear Panel Components
The following sections list the rear panel components on the NX-series controllers.
FIG. 14 displays the rear panels of the NX-series controllers.
FIG. 14 NX-series controllers (rear panels)
Serial Ports
The NX-series controllers each feature device control serial ports that support either RS-232 or RS-232, RS-422, and
RS-485 communication protocols. Each port supports the following specifications:
XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off)
CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to send)
300-115,200 baud rate
RS-232 Ports
The RS-232 ports (ports 2-4 and 6-8 on the NX-3200/4200; ports 2-4 on the NX-2200; port 2 on the NX-1200) are 5-pin
3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors used for connecting A/V sources and displays. These ports support most
standard RS-232 communication protocols for data transmission.
FIG. 15 displays the RS-232 ports for the NX-series controllers.
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
NX-1200
FIG. 15 RS-232 ports
The following table lists the pinouts for the RS-232 ports.
RS-232 Port Pinouts
Pin 1
GND
Pin 2
RXD
Pin 3
TXD
Pin 4
CTS
Pin 5
RTS
In the above table, pin 1 is located on the right side of the port, and the pinouts count up to the left.
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RS-232/422/485 Ports
The RS-232/422/485 ports (ports 1 and 5 on the NX-3200/4200; port 1 on the NX-1200/2200) are 10-pin 3.5 mm
mini-Phoenix (male) connectors used for connecting A/V sources and displays. By default, these ports are RS-422- and
RS-485-disabled ports. These ports can be used as RS-232 ports by disabling RS-422 and RS-485 on the ports. Only
with RS-422/485 disabled will the ports operate as RS-232. See the SET BAUD command and the TSET
BAUD command in the NetLinx Programming chapter of the NX-Series Controllers WebConsole and Programming
Guide for more information on disabling RS-422 and RS-485 on these ports. These ports support most standard RS-232,
RS-422, and RS-485 communication protocols for data transmission.
FIG. 16 displays the RS-232/422/485 ports for each NX-series controller.
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
NX-1200
FIG. 16 RS-232/422/485 ports
The following table lists the pinouts for the RS-232/422/485 ports.
RS-232/422/485 Port Pinouts
Pin 1
GND (used in RS-232 and RS-422)
Pin 2
RXD (used in RS-232)
Pin 3
TXD (used in RS-232)
Pin 4
CTS (used in RS-232)
Pin 5
RTS (used in RS-232)
Pin 6
TX+ (used in RS-422 and RS-485)
Pin 7
TX- (used in RS-422 and RS-485)
Pin 8
RX+ (used in RS-422 and RS-485)
Pin 9
RX- (used in RS-422 and RS-485)
Pin 10
+12V
In the above table, pin 1 is located on the right side of the port, and the pinouts count up to the left.
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Relay Ports
The relay ports (port 21 on the NX-2200/3200/4200) are 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors used for
connecting external relay devices. The NX-3200 and NX-4200 each features 2 sets of 8-pin relay connectors. The
NX-2200 features one set of connectors. You can connect up to 8 independent external relay devices on both the
NX-3200 and NX-4200 units, and 4 on the NX-2200. When a relay is "OFF", terminals A and B are open-circuit. When
a relay is "ON", terminals A and B are shorted together.
Relay Connections
Use connectors A for common and B for output (FIG. 17). Each relay is isolated and normally open.
A metal connector strip is also provided to common multiple relays.
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
FIG. 17 RELAY connector (male)
8-channel single-pole single-throw relay ports
Each relay is independently controlled
Supports up to 8 independent external relay devices (4 on the NX-2200)
Channel range = 1-8
Each relay can switch up to 24 VDC or 28 VAC peak @ 1 A
Two 8-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector provides relay termination (One connector on the
NX-2200)
I/O Ports
The I/O ports (port 22 on all NX-series controllers) are 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connectors used for
connecting logic-level outputs. The NX-3200 and NX-4200 each features 2 sets of 6-pin I/O connectors. The I/O port
responds to either switch closures, voltage level (high/low) changes, or it can be used for logic-level outputs. Each port is
capable of being used as an input or an output.
FIG. 18 displays the I/O ports for each NX-series controller.
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
NX-1200
FIG. 18 I/O ports
A contact closure between the GND and an I/O port is detected as a Push.
When used for voltage inputs, the I/O port detects a low signal (0 - 1.5 VDC) as a Push, and a high signal
(3.5 - 5 VDC) as a Release. (This I/O port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without harm).
When used for outputs, the I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is rated for 200mA @ 12 VDC.
The NX-1200 and NX-2200 can use up to 4 I/O ports
The NX-3200 and NX-4200 can use up to 8 I/O ports
The PWR pin provides +12 VDC @ 200 mA and is designed as a power output for the PCS Power Current
Sensors, VSS2 Video Sync Sensors (or equivalent).
The GND connector is a common ground and is shared by all I/O ports. A common ground is shared with
I/O ports 1-8 (NX-3200/NX-4200) or with I/O ports 1-4 (NX-1200/NX-2200).
The input impedance on the I/O port is 22k.
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I/O Port Wiring Specifications
NX-3200/4200
NX-1200/2200
Pin
Signal
Function
Pin
Signal
Function
1
GND
Signal GND
1
GND
Signal GND
2
I/O 1
Input/Output
2
I/O 1
Input/Output
3
I/O 2
Input/Output
3
I/O 2
Input/Output
4
I/O 3
Input/Output
4
I/O 3
Input/Output
5
I/O 4
Input/Output
5
I/O 4
Input/Output
6
12 VDC
PWR
6
12 VDC
PWR
7
GND
Signal GND
8
I/O 5
Input/Output
9
I/O 6
Input/Output
10
I/O 7
Input/Output
11
I/O 8
Input/Output
12
12 VDC
PWR
In the above table, pin 1 is located on the right side of the port, and the pinouts count up to the left.
IR/SERIAL Port: Connections and Wiring
The IR/SERIAL ports provide IR transmit/one-way serial connections that support high-frequency carriers up to 1.142
MHz. You can simultaneously generate up to eight IR/Serial data signals on the NX-4200 and NX-3200, up to four on
the NX-2200, and up to two on the NX-1200.
These ports accept an IR Emitter (CC-NIRC) that mounts onto the device's IR window, or a mini-plug (CC-NSER) that
connects to the device's control jack. You can also connect a data 0 - 5 VDC device to these ports.
NX-3200 and 4200 units each ship with two CC-NIRC IR Emitters (FG10-000-11). NX-1200 and 2200 units ship with
one emitter each.
FIG. 19 displays the IR/SERIAL ports for each NX-series controller.
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
NX-1200
FIG. 19 IR/SERIAL connector (male)
Note: The maximum baud rate for ports using DATA mode is 19200. Also, DATA mode works best when using a short
cable length (< 10 feet).
Note: For each data signal, the negative (-) terminal is for Signal GND, and the positive (+) terminal is for IR/Serial
data.
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The IR/Serial connector wiring specifications are listed in the following table.
IR/SERIAL Connector Wiring
Specifications (per Port)
NX-3200/
NX-2200
4200 Port # Port #
NX-1200
Port #
11
11
11
12
12
12
13
13
N/A
14
14
N/A
15
N/A
N/A
16
N/A
N/A
17
N/A
N/A
18
N/A
N/A
AxLink Port and LED (4-pin captive-wire)
The AxLink port allows the central controller to support AMX AxLink devices.
FIG. 20 displays the AXLINK ports for each NX-series controller.
NX-3200/4200
NX-2200
NX-1200
FIG. 20 AxLink Ports and LEDs
The (green) AxLink LED indicates AxLink data activity:
Off - No power, or the controller is not functioning properly.
1 blink per second - Normal operation.
3 blinks per second - AxLink bus error. Check all AxLink bus connections.
The AxLink port can be used to supply power to downstream AxLink-compatible devices as long as the maximum
current draw is less than 1.5 Amps on the NX-1200 and NX-2200, and 3 Amps on the NX-3200 and NX-4200. To isolate
the central controller from high in-rush current, AxLink devices, or potential power faults on the AxLink bus, it is
strongly recommended that you power external AxLink devices from an independent power supply.
Note: The AxLink port provides only limited power to connected AxLink devices. It is recommended to use an alternate
power source when connecting AxLink devices to the central controller.
Important: The NX-Series controllers CANNOT be powered via the AxLink port. The +12V pin on the AxLink
connectors are designed only for voltage output. Do NOT connect +12V from a power supply or the NXA-PDU to the
+12V pin on the AxLink connectors, or you may permanently damage the NX controller and/or the power supply.
The NX-3200 and NX-4200 both have two AxLink connections. These are two connection points for the same AxLink
bus. All AxLink devices connected to the controller must have unique AxLink device numbers even if they are attached
to different AxLink connection points on the controller.
While it is one AxLink bus, the power on these two AxLink connections is controlled independently.
Refer to the following table for the wiring length information used with the central controller:
Wiring Guidelines
Wire size
Maximum wiring length
18 AWG
154.83 feet (47.19 meters)
20 AWG
98.30 feet (29.96 meters)
22 AWG
63.40 feet (19.32 meters)
24 AWG
38.68 feet (11.79 meters)
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FIG. 21 provides wiring requirements for the AxLink connector:
To the Controller’s
AxLink/PWR connector
To the external AxLink device
Top view
Top view
FIG. 21 Mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (direct data and power)
To use the 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) captive-wire connector for data communication and power transfer, the
incoming PWR and GND cable from the 12 VDC-compliant power supply must be connected to the AxLink cable
connector going to the central controller. FIG. 22 shows the wiring diagram:
To the external AxLink device
Top view
Local 12+ VDC
power supply
(coming from an
external
power supply)
To the Controller’s
AxLink/PWR connector
Top view
FIG. 22 4-pin mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (using external power source)
WARNING! When you connect an external power supply, do not connect the wire from the PWR terminal (coming from
the external device) to the PWR terminal on the Phoenix connector attached to the Controller unit. Make sure to connect
only the AXM, AXP, and GND wires to the Controller’s Phoenix connector when using an external power supply.
Make sure to connect only the GND wire on the AxLink/PWR connector when using a separate 12 VDC power supply.
Do not connect the PWR wire to the AxLink connector’s PWR (+) opening.
SDHC Card Slot
The NX-3200 and NX-4200 each feature an externally accessible SDHC card slot.
Note: The card slot is reserved for future use. Do not install a card in the card slot at this time.
FIG. 23 displays the SDHC card slot.
FIG. 23 SDHC Card Slot
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Configuration DIP Switch
The NX-series controllers each have a configuration DIP switch which allows for certain operations to occur during
boot-time. The DIP switch positions are assigned as follows:
Switch for Program Run Disable
Switch for Boot from External SD Card (only applicable to the NX-3200 and NX-4200.)
Note: The Configuration DIP Switch is located on the front panel of the NX-1200 and not the rear panel.
FIG. 24 displays the Configuration DIP Switch for the NX-series controllers.
FIG. 24 Configuration DIP Switch
Program Run Disable (PRD) Mode
You can use the Configuration DIP switch to set the on-board Master to Program Run Disable (PRD) mode. PRD mode
prevents the NetLinx program stored in the on-board Master from running when you power up the Integrated Controller.
You should only use PRD mode when you suspect the resident NetLinx program is causing inadvertent communication
and/or control problems.
If necessary, place the on-board Master in PRD mode and use the NetLinx Studio program to resolve the communication
and/or control problems with the resident NetLinx program. Then download the new NetLinx program and try again.
FIG. 25 displays the default DIP switch settings and the settings for PRD mode. To switch to PRD mode, move the
position 1 DIP switch to ON.
Default mode
PRD mode
FIG. 25 DIP Switch settings - PRD mode
Note: Consider equating PRD Mode to a PC’s SAFE Mode setting. With PRD mode, you can continue to power a unit,
update the firmware, and download a new program while circumventing any problems with a currently downloaded
program. You must power cycle the unit after activating/deactivating PRD mode on Program Port DIP switch #1.
ICSLAN Ports
The NX-2200/3200/4200 controllers have two types of Ethernet ports: LAN and ICSLAN. The LAN port is used to
connect the master to an external network, and the ICSLAN ports are used to connect to other AMX equipment or
third-party A/V equipment. The ICSLAN ports on all models provide Ethernet Communication to connected AMX
Ethernet Equipment in a way that is isolated from the primary LAN connection.
The ICSLAN port is a 10/100 Port RJ-45 connector and Auto MDI/MDI-X enabled. The NX-4200 features four
ICSLAN ports, while the NX-2200/3200 feature one each. The ports on the NX-4200 feature Power-over-Ethernet
(PoE). The ports support IPv4 and IPv6 networks, as well as HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, and FTP.
NX-4200
NX-2200/3200
FIG. 26 ICSLAN ports
When powered by an AC source, the NX-4200 can supply power via PoE to each port on the 4-port switch. The
NX-4200 supports hi-powered PoE (802.3at STANDARD), but the total power draw of all four ports cannot exceed
72W.
The ICSLAN port gets its IP addresses in one or more of the following ways:
IPv4 - Static assignment of the subnetwork address by the user
IPv6 - Link local address
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Using the ICSLAN Network
The default IP address for the ICSLAN network is 198.18.0.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0.
It is important that the ICSLAN and LAN subnets do not overlap. If the LAN port is configured such that its address
space overlaps with the ICSLAN network, the ICSLAN network will be DISABLED.
DHCP Server
The ICSLAN port has a built-in DHCP server. This DHCP server is enabled by default and will serve IP addresses to any
connected devices set to DHCP mode.
The DHCP server can be disabled from telnet with the command:
SET ICSLAN
The DHCP address range is fixed. The server will provide addresses in the range x.x.0.2 through x.x.63.255.
Devices using static IP addresses on the ICSLAN network should be set within the reserved static IP address range of
x.x.64.1 to x.x.255.255.
Opening LAN and ICSLAN Sockets from Code
When opening sockets from NetLinx or Java code there is no mechanism to indicate which network to use. The
controller will open the socket on whichever network has an IP subnet that matches the address provided in the
command to open the socket. There is no indication which network was used, only whether the socket was created
successfully.
USB Port
The front panel of all NX-series controllers features one Type-A USB port you can use to connect a mass storage device
for loading .jar files and IR data files (.irl), reading or writing configuration files and log files, or updating the firmware
on the unit. The rear panels of the NX-2200/3200/4200 also feature an additional USB port.
Note: This USB port only supports a FAT32 file system.
This USB port (FIG. 27) uses standard USB cabling to connect to any mass storage or peripheral devices.
FIG. 27 USB port
Note: USB hubs are not supported on this port.
ID Pushbutton
All NX-series controllers feature an ID pushbutton which you can use to toggle between static and dynamic IP
addressing. You can also use the pushbutton to reset the default settings on the controller or restore the controller to its
factory firmware image.
FIG. 28 displays the ID pushbutton for the NX-series controllers.
FIG. 28 ID pushbutton
Note: The ID pushbutton is located on the front panel of the NX-1200 and not on the rear panel.
Switching to Static or Dynamic IP Addressing.
To toggle between static or dynamic IP addressing, the controller cannot be currently booting or it must be in ID Mode.
If these conditions are met, holding the ID pushbutton for 10 seconds changes the current IP addressing mode.
Restoring the Controller Settings to the Factory Defaults
To restore the controller settings to the factory defaults, the controller must be currently booting and you must press the
ID pushbutton for 10 seconds. The controller is booting when the System and Input LEDs are both ON and the Output
LED is OFF. This includes resetting the static IP address to its default and deleting the NetLinx program.
WARNING! Pressing the ID pushbutton for 20 seconds restores the factory firmware image on the controller. Do not
press the pushbutton significantly longer than the necessary 10 seconds if you only want to restore the default settings on
the controller.
Restoring the Controller’s Factory Firmware Image
To restore the controller’s factory firmware image, the controller must currently be booting and you must press the ID
pushbutton for 20 seconds. This also deletes all code and IRL files.
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LAN 10/100 Port
All NX-series controllers feature a LAN 10/100 port to provide 10/100 Mbps communication via Category cable. This is
an Auto MDI/MDI-X enabled port, which allows you to use either straight-through or crossover Ethernet cables. The
port support IPv4 and IPv6 networks, as well as HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, and FTP.
The LAN port automatically negotiates the connection speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps), and whether to use half duplex or
full duplex mode.
FIG. 29 displays the LAN port for the NX-series controllers.
FIG. 29 LAN 10/100 port
FIG. 30 provides the pinouts and signals for the LAN connector and cable.
FIG. 30 RJ-45 wiring diagram
FIG. 31 describes the blink activity for the LAN connector and cable.
L/A - Activity LED (green)
lights when receiving or
transmitting LAN
data packets
A
L
SPD - Link LED (amber) lights when
the connection speed is 100 Mbps;
off when 10 Mbps.
FIG. 31 LAN connector / LEDs
The LAN port gets its IP address(es) in one or more of the following ways:
IPv4
Static assignment by the user
Dynamic assignment by an IPv4 DHCP server
Link local as a fall back when configured for DHCP but unable to successfully obtain address
IPv6
Link local address
Prefix(es) assigned by a router
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INPUT PWR Connector
All NX-series controllers feature a 2-pin 3.5 mm Phoenix connector with screw retention for providing DC power to the
controller. The suggested power supply for the NX-series controllers is a 13.5 VDC 6.6 A output, suitable for 50° C.
An AC power connector is also available for the NX-4200. A 100-240VAC, 60/63Hz, 3.3A power source is required to
supply AC power to the controller.
Note: When the NX-4200 is powered only from an external 12V power supply, the ICSLAN ports will still function but
they will NOT provide PoE power to connected devices.
The NX-4200 can be connected to both mains AC and 12V DC power simultaneously. This provides redundant power
for all but PoE power on the ICSLAN ports. If the AC input power is lost or if the internal power supply fails, the
NX-4200 will immediately switch to the 12V DC power input without interruption. When AC power is restored, the
NX-4200 will switch back to the internal power supply, again without interruption.
FIG. 32 displays the power connector options for the NX-series controllers.
DC Power connector
(all models)
AC Power connector
(NX-4200 only)
FIG. 32 Power connectors
Preparing Captive Wires
You will need a wire stripper and flat-blade screwdriver to prepare and connect the captive wires.
Note: Never pre-tin wires for compression-type connections.
1. Strip 0.25 inch (6.35mm) of insulation off all wires.
2. Insert each wire into the appropriate opening on the connector (according to the wiring diagrams and connector
types described in this section).
3. Tighten the screws to secure the wire in the connector. Do not tighten the screws excessively, as doing so may strip
the threads and damage the connector.
Wiring a Power Connection
To use the 2-pin 3.5mm mini-Phoenix connector with a 12 VDC-compliant power supply, the incoming PWR (+) and
GND (-) cables from the external source must be connected to their corresponding locations on the connector (FIG. 33).
PWR +
Power Supply
GND To the rear of the controller
FIG. 33 2-pin mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (direct power)
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