AMX NI-2000 Hardware reference guide

AMX NI-2000 Hardware reference guide
Hardware Reference Guide
NXI-x000 Series
NetLinx Integrated Controllers
(NI-2000, NI-3000, NI-4000)
NetLinx Integrated Controllers
Last Revised: 5/30/2008
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Introduction ........................................................................................................1
NI-2000 Specifications .............................................................................................. 2
NI-3000 Specifications .............................................................................................. 6
NI-4000 Specifications ............................................................................................ 10
Related Documents................................................................................................. 14
Installation and Upgrading ...............................................................................15
Installing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only) ..................................................... 15
Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4000 Only).................................. 16
Device:Port:System (D:P:S)............................................................................................ 16
Removing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only) ................................................... 17
Compact Flash Upgrades ........................................................................................ 17
Accessing The Internal Components On An Integrated Controller ............................... 17
Installation of Compact Flash Upgrades........................................................................ 18
Closing and Securing the Outer Housing ...................................................................... 19
Installing Into An Equipment Rack .......................................................................... 19
Connections and Wiring ...................................................................................21
Setting the Configuration DIP Switch (for the Program Port) ................................. 21
Baud Rate Settings........................................................................................................ 21
Program Run Disable (PRD) Mode................................................................................. 21
Working With the Configuration DIP Switch ................................................................. 22
Setting the CardFrame DIP Switch (NI-4000 Only) ................................................. 22
Program Port Connections and Wiring ................................................................... 22
Modes and Front Panel LED Blink Patterns ............................................................ 23
Port Assignments and Functionality........................................................................ 23
AXlink Port and LED ............................................................................................... 24
Wiring Guidelines ................................................................................................... 24
Wiring length guidelines ............................................................................................... 24
Preparing Captive Wires ............................................................................................... 25
Wiring a Power Connection........................................................................................... 25
Using the 4-Pin Mini-Phoenix Connector For Data and Power ...................................... 25
Using the 4-pin Mini-Phoenix Connector For Data With External Power ...................... 26
DB9 Device Port: Connections and Wiring ............................................................. 26
ICSNet Port: Connections and Wiring..................................................................... 27
ICSHub OUT Port: Connections and Wiring ............................................................ 28
Relay Port: Connections and Wiring ....................................................................... 28
Relay Connections ......................................................................................................... 28
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Input/Output (I/O) Port: Connections and Wiring ................................................... 29
IR/Serial Port: Connections and Wiring................................................................... 30
NetLinx Control Card Slot Connector (NI-4000 only).............................................. 30
Ethernet/RJ-45 Port: Connections and Wiring ........................................................ 31
Ethernet LEDs .............................................................................................................. 31
Ethernet Ports Used By the Integrated Controller ........................................................ 32
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Introduction
Introduction
NetLinx Integrated Master Controllers can be programmed to control RS-232/422/485, Relay,
IR/Serial, and Input/Output devices through the use of both the NetLinx programming language and the
NetLinx Studio application (version 2.4 or higher). Another key feature of this products is the ability to
easily access the configuration switches without having to remove a
cover plate.
NetLinx Integrated Master Controller Features
NI-2000
(FG2105-01)
• 1 RS-232 Program port
• 3 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 ports
• 4 IR/Serial Output ports
• 4 Digital Input/Output ports
• 4 Relays
NI-3000
(FG2105-02)
• 1 RS-232 Program port
• 7 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 ports
• 8 IR/Serial Output ports
• 8 Digital Input/Output ports
• 8 Relays
NI-4000
(FG2105)
• Support for up to 4 NetLinx control cards (such as NXC-COM2, NXC-IRS4, etc.)
• 1 RS-232 Program port
• 7 RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 ports
• 8 IR/Serial Output ports
• 8 Digital Input/Output ports
• 8 Relays
These NI Controllers are Duet-compatible and can be upgraded via firmware. Duet is a dual-interpreter
firmware platform from AMX which combines the proven reliability and power of NetLinx with the
extensive capabilities of the Java®2 MicroEdition (J2ME) platform. Duet simplifies the programming of
a system that includes the NI-900 and other third party devices by standardizing device and function
definitions, defaulting touch panel button assignments, and controlling feedback methods. Dynamic
Device Discovery makes integration even easier by automatically identifying and communicating with
devices which support this new beaconing technology.
These NI Controllers use a combination lithium battery and clock crystal package called a Timekeeper.
Only one Timekeeper unit is installed within a given NI controller. The battery can be expected to have
up to 3 years of usable life under very adverse conditions. Actual life is appreciably longer under normal
operating conditions. This calculation is based on storing the unit without power in 50° C (120° F)
temperature until battery levels are no longer acceptable. The part number for a replacement battery is
57-0032.
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Introduction
NI-2000 Specifications
The front panel LEDs (FIG. 1) are grouped by control type and are labeled according to their
corresponding port (connector) numbers on the rear of the unit. The back of the unit contains three
RS-232/422/485, one Relay, one IR/Serial and one I/O connectors. In addition, this unit provides an ID
pushbutton, AXlink LED, and other related connectors. FIG. 2 shows the front and rear of the NI-2000.
FIG. 1 NI-2000 NetLinx Integrated Controller (front view)
RS-232/422/485 TX/RX LEDs (red/yellow)
Link/Active-Status-Output-Input
Relay LEDs (red)
IR/Serial LEDs (red)
I/O LEDs
(yellow)
Front
ICSNet (2)
Rear
Relays
(Port 4)
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-3)
ICSHub Out
Ethernet
IR/Serial (Ports 5-8)
I/O (Port 9)
Program
port
DIP
switch
AXlink LED
(green)
AXlink
port
PWR
ID Pushbutton
FIG. 2 NI-2000 front and rear panel components
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Introduction
NI-2000 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 3.47" x 17.00" x 3.47" (8.81 cm x 43.18 cm x 8.82 cm)
Power Requirement:
• 700 mA @ 12 VDC
• 2 RU (rack unit) high
Memory:
• 32 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB of Non-volatile Flash
Compact Flash:
• 32 MB Card (upgradeable). Refer to the Other AMX Equipment section on
page 5 for more information.
Weight:
• 4.50 lbs (2.04 kg)
Enclosure:
• Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
• FCC Part 15 Class B and CE
Front Panel Components:
LINK/ACT
• Green LED blinks when the Ethernet cable is connected and an active link
is established. This LED also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status
• Green LED blinks to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
Output
• Red LED blinks when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On/Off,
sends data strings, etc.
Input
• Yellow LED blinks when the Controller receives data from button pushes,
strings, commands, channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485 LEDs
• Three sets of red and yellow LEDs light to indicate the rear DB9 Ports 1 - 3
are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485 data:
- TX LEDs (red) light when transmitting data
- RX LEDs (yellow) light when receiving data
- LED activity reflects transmission and reception activity
Relay LEDs
• Four red LEDs light to indicate the rear relay channels 1 - 4 are active
(closed).
• These LEDs reflect the state of the relay on Port 4
• If the relay is engaged = LED On and if the relay is Off = LED Off
IR/Serial LEDs
• Four red LEDs light to indicate the rear IR/Serial channels 1 - 4 are
transmitting control data on Ports 5 - 8
• LED indictor for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial
data is being generated
I/O LEDs
• Four yellow LEDs light when the rear I/O channels 1 - 4 are active
• LED indicator for each I/O port reflects the state of that particular port
Rack-mount brackets
• Provide an installation option for the Integrated Controller to be mounted
into an equipment rack, when used with the Installation Kit (KA2105-01).
Rear Panel Connectors:
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1 -3)
• Three RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit On/transmit Off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to
send), and 300-115,200 baud.
• Channel range = 1-255
• Channels 1-254 provide feedback
• Channel 255 (CTS Push channel): Reflects the state of the CTS Input if a
'CTSPSH' command was sent to the port
• Output data format for each port is selected via software
• Three DB9 connectors provide RS-232/422/485 termination
ICSNet
• Two RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface
ICSHub Out
• RJ-45 connector provides data to another Hub connected to the Controller
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NI-2000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Connectors (Cont.):
Relay (Port 4)
• Four-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 (female) connector provides relay termination
Digital I/O (Port 9)
• Four-channel binary I/O port for contact closure
• Each input is capable of voltage sensing. Input format is software
selectable.
• Interactive power sensing for IR ports
• Channel range = 1-4
• All inputs are assigned to respective IR/Serial ports for "automatic" power
control through the use of software commands. Power control is provided
via commands such as: ’PON’, ’POF’, ’POD’, ’DELAY’, I/O Link etc.).
• Contact closure between GND and an I/O port is detected as a PUSH
• When used as voltage input - 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
• When used as an output - each I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is
rated at 200 mA @ 12 VDC
• 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides I/O port
termination
Note: This IO port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without harm. It
can handle up to 12V on the input. At higher voltages you run a higher risk of
surge damage.
IR/Serial (Ports 5-8)
• Four IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to
1.142 MHz.
• Each output is capable of three electrical formats: IR, Serial, and Data
• Four IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• Channel range = 1-32,767
• Channels 1-128 (output): IR commands
• Channels 129-253: used as reference channels
• Channel 254 (feedback): Power Fail (used with 'PON' and 'POF'
commands)
• Channel 255 (feedback): Power status (when IO Link is set)
• IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
• 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides IR/Serial port
termination
Program port
• RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a
computer; used with serial commands, NetLinx programming commands,
other DB9 capable devices, and to upload/download information from the
NetLinx Studio 2.4 program.
Configuration DIP switch
• Sets the communication parameters for the Program port.
ID pushbutton
• Provides the NetLinx ID (Device only) assignment for the device.
• The D notation is used to represent a device number.
• Refer to the NetLinx Integrated Controller WebConsole & Programming
Guide for details.
Ethernet port
4
• RJ-45 port for 10/100 Mbps communication. This port automatically
negotiates the connection speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) and whether to
use half duplex or full duplex mode.
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NI-2000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Connectors (Cont.):
Ethernet Link/Activity LED
• 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/terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data
packets.
AXlink LED
• Green LED indicates the state of the AXlink connector port.
• Normal AXlink activity = 1 blink/second
• Abnormal AXlink activity = cycle of 3 consecutive blinks and then Off
AXlink port
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector provides data and power to
external control devices.
Power port
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector
Included Accessories:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• 6-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector (41-5063)
• 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connector (41-5083)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
8-pin Relay Common Strip
Four rack mount screws
Four washers
• NI-2000 Quick Start Guide
• Two CC-NIRC IR Emitters
• Two removable rack ears (62-2105-07)
Other AMX Equipment:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix male connector (41-5026)
• CC-NIRC IR cables (FG10-000-11)
• CC-NSER IR/Serial cables (FG10-007-10)
• CSB Cable Support Bracket (FG517)
• NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware):
NXA-CFNI64M - 64 MB compact flash card (FG2116-31)
NXA-CFNI128M - 128 MB compact flash card (FG2116-32)
NXA-CFNI256M - 256 MB compact flash card (FG2116-33)
NXA-CFNI512M - 512 MB compact flash card (FG2116-34)
NXA-CFNI1G - 1 GB compact flash card (FG2116-35)
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Introduction
NI-3000 Specifications
The front LEDs (FIG. 3) are grouped by control type and are labeled according to their corresponding
port (connector) numbers on the rear of the unit. The back of the this unit contains RS-232/422/485,
Relay, IR/Serial and I/O connectors. In addition, this unit provides an ID pushbutton, AXlink LED, and
other related connectors. FIG. 4 shows the front and rear of the
NI-3000.
FIG. 3 NI-3000 NetLinx Integrated Controller (front view)
Link/Active-Status-Output-Input
RS-232/422/485 TX/RX LEDs (red/yellow)
Relay LEDs (red)
IR/Serial LEDs (red)
I/O LEDs (yellow)
Front
ICSNet (2)
Rear
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-7)
Relays
(Port 8)
ICSHub Out
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
I/O (Port 17)
Program
port
DIP
switch
Ethernet
AXlink LED
(green)
AXlink
port
PWR
ID Pushbutton
FIG. 4 NI-3000 front and rear panel components
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NI-3000 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 3.47" x 17.00" x 3.47" (8.81 cm x 43.18 cm x 8.82 cm)
Power Requirement:
• 900 mA @ 12 VDC
• 2 RU (rack unit) high
Memory:
• 32 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB of Non-volatile Flash
Compact Flash:
• 32 MB Card (upgradeable). Refer to the Other AMX Equipment section on
page 9 for more information.
Weight:
• 4.55 lbs (2.06 kg)
Enclosure:
• Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
• FCC Part 15 Class B and CE
Front Panel Components:
LINK/ACT
• Green LED lights when the Ethernet cable is connected and an active link
is established. This LED also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status
• Green LED lights to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
Output
• Red LED lights when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On/Off,
sends data strings, etc.
Input
• Yellow LED lights when the Controller receives data from button pushes,
strings, commands, channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485 LEDs
• Seven sets of red and yellow LEDs light to indicate the rear DB9 Ports 1-7
are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485 data:
- TX LEDs (red) light when transmitting data
- RX LEDs (yellow) light when receiving data
- LED activity reflects transmission and reception activity
Relay LEDs
• Eight red LEDs light to indicate the rear relay channels 1-8 are active
(closed)
• These LEDs reflect the state of the relay on Port 8
• If the relay is engaged = LED On and if the relay is Off = LED Off
IR/Serial LEDs
• Eight red LEDs light to indicate the rear IR/Serial channels 1-8 are
transmitting control data on Ports 9-16
• LED indictor for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial
data is being generated
I/O LEDs
• Eight yellow LEDs light when the rear I/O channels 1-8 are active
• LED indicator for each I/O port reflects the state of that particular port
Rack-mount brackets
• Provide an installation option for the Integrated Controller to be mounted
into an equipment rack, when used with the Installation Kit (KA2105-01).
Rear Panel Connectors:
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1 -7)
• Seven RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to
send), and 300-115,200 baud.
• Channel range = 1-255
• Channels 1-254 provide feedback
• Channel 255 (CTS Push channel): Reflects the state of the CTS Input if a
'CTSPSH' command was sent to the port
• Output data format for each port is selected via software
• Seven DB9 connectors provide RS-232/422/485 termination
ICSNet
• Two RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface
ICSHub Out
• RJ-45 connector provides data to another Hub connected to the Controller
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Introduction
NI-3000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Connectors (Cont.):
Relay (Port 8)
• Eight-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 (female) connectors provide relay
termination
Digital I/O (Port 17)
• Eight-channel binary I/O port for contact closure
• Each input is capable of voltage sensing. Input format is software
selectable.
• Interactive power sensing for IR ports
• Channel range = 1-8
• All inputs are assigned to respective IR/Serial ports for "automatic" power
control through the use of software commands. Power control is provided
via commands such as: ’PON’, ’POF’, ’POD’, ’DELAY’, I/O Link etc.).
• Contact closure between GND and an I/O port is detected as a PUSH
• When used as voltage input - 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
• When used as an output - each I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is
rated at 200 mA @ 12 VDC
• 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides I/O port
termination
Note: This IO port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without harm. It
can handle up to 12V on the input. At higher voltages you run a higher risk of
surge damage.
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
• Eight IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers up to
1.142 MHz
• Each output is capable of three electrical formats: IR, Serial, and Data
• Eight IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• Channel range = 1-32,767
• Channels 1-128 (output): IR commands
• Channels 129-253: used as reference channels
• Channel 254 (feedback): Power Fail (used with 'PON' and 'POF'
commands)
• Channel 255 (feedback): Power status (when IO Link is set)
• IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide IR/Serial port
termination
Program port
• RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a
computer; used with serial commands, NetLinx programming commands,
other DB9 capable devices, and to upload/download information from the
NetLinx Studio 2.4 program.
Configuration DIP switch
• Sets the communication parameters for the Program port.
ID pushbutton
• Provides the NetLinx ID (Device only) assignment for the device.
• The D notation is used to represent a device number.
• Refer to the NetLinx Integrated Controller WebConsole & Programming
Guide for details.
Ethernet port
8
• RJ-45 port for 10/100 Mbps communication. This port automatically
negotiates the connection speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) and whether to
use half duplex or full duplex mode.
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NI-3000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Connectors (Cont.):
Ethernet Link/Activity LED
• 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/terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data
packets.
AXlink LED
• Green LED indicates the state of the AXlink connector port.
• Normal AXlink activity = 1 blink/second
• Abnormal AXlink activity = cycle of 3 consecutive blinks and then Off
AXlink port
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector provides data and power to
external control devices.
Power port
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector
Included Accessories:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector (41-5107)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
8-pin Relay Common Strip
Four rack mount screws
Four washers
• NI-3000 Quick Start Guide
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connectors (41-5083)
• Two CC-NIRC IR Emitters
• Two removable rack ears (62-2105-07)
Other AMX Equipment:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix male connector (41-5026)
• CC-NIRC IR cables (FG10-000-11)
• CC-NSER IR/Serial cables (FG10-007-10)
• CSB Cable Support Bracket (FG517)
• NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware):
NXA-CFNI64M - 64 MB compact flash card (FG2116-31)
NXA-CFNI128M - 128 MB compact flash card (FG2116-32)
NXA-CFNI256M - 256 MB compact flash card (FG2116-33)
NXA-CFNI512M - 512 MB compact flash card (FG2116-34)
NXA-CFNI1G - 1 GB compact flash card (FG2116-35)
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Introduction
NI-4000 Specifications
The front LEDs (FIG. 5) are grouped by control type, and are labeled according to their corresponding
port (connector) numbers on the rear of the unit. The back of the this unit contains RS-232/422/485,
Relay, IR/Serial and I/O connectors. In addition, this unit provides an ID pushbutton, AXlink LED,
NetLinx Card slots, and other related connectors. FIG. 6 shows the front and rear of the NI-4000.
FIG. 5 NI-4000 NetLinx Integrated Controller (front view)
RS-232/422/485 TX/RX LEDs (red/yellow)
Relay LEDs (red)
IR/Serial LEDs (red)
Link/Active-Status-Output-Input
NetLinx
Card
slots
(1-4)
I/O LEDs (yellow)
Front
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1-7)
Rear
Relays
(Port 8)
I/O (Port 17)
ICSNet (2)
ICSHub Out
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
Ethernet
AXlink LED
(green)
AXlink
port
DIP
switch
Program port
PWR
CardFrame DIP
switch
Slot 1-4 connectors
ID Pushbutton
FIG. 6 NI-4000 front and rear panel components
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Introduction
NI-4000 Specifications
Dimensions (HWD):
• 5.21" x 17.00" x 9.60" (13.23 cm x 43.18 cm x 24.27 cm)
Power Requirement:
• 900 mA @ 12 VDC (no cards)
• 3 RU (rack unit) high
Memory:
• 32 MB SDRAM
• 1 MB of Non-volatile Flash
Compact Flash:
• 32 MB Card (upgradeable). Refer to the Other AMX Equipment section on
page 14 for more information.
Weight:
• 9.15 lbs (4.15 kg)
Enclosure:
• Metal with black matte finish
Certifications:
• FCC Part 15 Class B and CE
Front Panel Components:
LINK/ACT
• Green LED lights when the Ethernet cable is connected and an active link is
established. This LED also blinks when receiving Ethernet data packets.
Status
• Green LED lights to indicate that the system is programmed and
communicating properly.
Output
• Red LED lights when the Controller transmits data, sets channels On/Off,
sends data strings, etc.
Input
• Yellow LED lights when the Controller receives data from button pushes,
strings, commands, channel levels, etc.
RS-232/422/485 LEDs
• Seven sets of red and yellow LEDs light to indicate the rear DB9 Ports 1-7
are transmitting or receiving RS-232, 422, or 485 data:
- TX LEDs (red) light when transmitting data
- RX LEDs (yellow) light when receiving data
- LED activity reflects transmission and reception activity
Relay LEDs
• Eight red LEDs light to indicate the rear relay channels 1-8 are active
(closed)
• These LEDs reflect the state of the relay on Port 8
• If the relay is engaged = LED On and if the relay is Off = LED Off
IR/Serial LEDs
• Eight red LEDs light to indicate the rear IR/Serial channels 1-8 are
transmitting control data on Ports 9-16
• LED indictor for each IR port remains lit for the length of time that IR/Serial
data is being generated
I/O LEDs
• Eight yellow LEDs light when the rear I/O channels 1-8 are active
• LED indicator for each I/O port reflects the state of that particular port
NetLinx Control
Card slots 1- 4
Accepts up to 4 compatible NetLinx Control Cards:
• NXC-COM2 Dual COM Port Control Card (FG2022)
• NXC-I/O10 Input/Output Control Card (FG2021)
• NXC-IRS4 4-Port IR/S Control Card (FG2023)
• NXC-REL10 Relay Control Card (FG2020)
• NXC-VAI4 Analog Voltage Control Card (FG 2025)
• NXC-VOL4 Volume Control Card (FG2024)
Rack-mount brackets
• Provide an installation option for the Integrated Controller to be mounted
into an equipment rack, when used with the Installation Kit (KA2105-01).
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NI-4000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Connectors:
RS-232/422/485 (Ports 1 -7)
• Seven RS-232/422/485 control ports using DB9 (male) connectors with
XON/XOFF (transmit on/transmit off), CTS/RTS (clear to send/ready to
send), and 300-115,200 baud.
• Channel range = 1-255
• Channels 1-254 provide feedback
• Channel 255 (CTS Push channel): Reflects the state of the CTS Input if a
'CTSPSH' command was sent to the port
• Output data format for each port is selected via software
• Seven DB9 connectors provide RS-232/422/485 termination
ICSNet
• Two RJ-45 connectors for ICSNet interface
ICSHub Out
• RJ-45 connector provides data to another Hub connected to the Controller
Relay (Port 8)
• Eight-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 (female) connectors provide relay
termination
Digital I/O (Port 17)
• Eight-channel binary I/O port for contact closure
• Each input is capable of voltage sensing. Input format is software
selectable.
• Interactive power sensing for IR ports
• Channel range = 1-8
• All inputs are assigned to respective IR/Serial ports for "automatic" power
control through the use of software commands. Power control is provided
via commands such as: ’PON’, ’POF’, ’POD’, ’DELAY’, I/O Link etc.).
• Contact closure between GND and an I/O port is detected as a PUSH
• When used as voltage input - 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
• When used as an output - each I/O port acts as a switch to GND and is
rated at 200 mA @ 12 VDC
• 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connector provides I/O port
termination
Note: This IO port uses 5V logic but can handle up to 12V without harm. It
can handle up to 12V on the input. At higher voltages you run a higher risk of
surge damage.
IR/Serial (Ports 9-16)
• Eight IR/Serial control ports support high-frequency carriers of up to 1.142
MHz.
• Each output is capable of three electrical formats: IR, Serial, and Data
• Eight IR/Serial data signals can be generated simultaneously.
• Channel range = 1-32,767
• Channels 1-128 (output): IR commands
• Channels 129-253: used as reference channels
• Channel 254 (feedback): Power Fail (used with 'PON' and 'POF'
commands)
• Channel 255 (feedback): Power status (when IO Link is set)
• IR ports support data mode (at limited baud rates and wiring distances).
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) connectors provide IR/Serial port
termination
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NI-4000 Specifications (Cont.)
Rear Panel Connectors (Cont.):
Program port
• RS-232 DB9 connector (male) can be connected to a DB9 port on a
computer; used with serial commands, NetLinx programming commands,
other DB9 capable devices, and to upload/download information from the
NetLinx Studio 2.4 program.
Configuration DIP switch
• Sets the communication parameters for the Program port.
ID pushbutton
• Provides the NetLinx ID (Device only) assignment for the device.
• The D notation is used to represent a device number.
• Refer to the NetLinx Integrated Controller WebConsole & Programming
Guide for details.
Ethernet port
• RJ-45 port for 10/100 Mbps communication. This port automatically
negotiates the connection speed (10 Mbps or 100 Mbps) and whether to
use half duplex or full duplex mode.
Ethernet Link/Activity LED
• 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/terminated correctly, and blinks when receiving Ethernet data
packets.
AXlink LED
• Green LED indicates the state of the AXlink connector port.
• Normal AXlink activity = 1 blink/second
• Abnormal AXlink activity = cycle of 3 consecutive blinks and then Off
AXlink port
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector provides data and power to
external control devices.
Power port
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (male) connector
CardFrame Number
DIP switch
• Sets the starting address for the Control Cards in the CardFrame.(Factory
default CardFrame DIP switch value = 0).
• The Control Card address range is 1-3064.
NetLinx Control Card
connectors (1-4)
Included Accessories:
• Four 20-pin (male) connectors that bridge the gap between the Control
Cards in the CardFrame and external equipment.
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) PWR connector (41-5025)
• 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) AXlink connector (41-5047)
• 10-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) I/O connector (41-5107)
• Installation Kit (KA2105-01):
8-pin Relay Common Strip
Four rack mount screws
Four washers
• NI-4000 Quick Start Guide
• Two 8-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) Relay connectors (41-5083)
• Two CC-NIRC IR Emitters
• Two removable rack ears (62-2105-07)
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NI-4000 Specifications (Cont.)
Other AMX Equipment:
• 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix male connector (41-5026)
• CC-NIRC IR cables (FG10-000-11)
• CC-NSER IR/Serial cables (FG10-007-10)
• CSB Cable Support Bracket (FG517)
• NCK, NetLinx Connector Kit (FG2902)
• STS, Serial To Screw Terminal (FG959)
• Upgrade Compact Flash (factory programmed with firmware):
NXA-CFNI64M - 64 MB compact flash card (FG2116-31)
NXA-CFNI128M - 128 MB compact flash card (FG2116-32)
NXA-CFNI256M - 256 MB compact flash card (FG2116-33)
NXA-CFNI512M - 512 MB compact flash card (FG2116-34)
NXA-CFNI1G - 1 GB compact flash card (FG2116-35)
• NXC cards (see the Card Slot section (page 11) of this Specification table
for more detailed information)
Related Documents
For information on using the on-board Web Console, as well as NetLinx send commands and terminal
communications to configure the NI Controllers, refer to the NetLinx Integrated Controller WebConsole
& Programming Guide.
All product documentation is available to view or download from www.amx.com.
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Installing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only)
NetLinx Cards can be installed into the front card slots. The cards mount horizontally through the card
slot openings on the front of the enclosure.
1. Discharge the static electricity from your body, by touching a grounded object.
2. Remove the three screws by turning them in a counter-clockwise direction and then remove the
faceplate (FIG. 1).
Thumbscrews
NXC Card Slot faceplate
FIG. 1 NI-4000 front faceplate
3. Align the edges of the card with the internal guide slots and gently slide the card all the way into the
slot (FIG. 2).
Card slots
Sample
NXC cards
Internal Guide
slots
FIG. 2 Sample NXC cards inserted into an NI-4000 unit
4. Carefully apply a small amount of force to insert the cards into their respective connectors. If the
cards have LEDs on them, those LEDs will initiate a lighting sequence to indicate they are receiving
power and are communicating with the Controller.
5. Re-align the faceplate and secure it to the chassis by inserting the three screws by turning them in a
clockwise direction and securing the front plate to the Integrated Controller.
6. Install all rear connectors and apply power.
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If the cards do not appear in the NetLinx Studio’s Workspace window for the selected
Master System number: give the system time to detect the inserted cards (and
refresh the system) and/or cycle power to the unit.
Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4000 Only)
The 8-position CardFrame Number DIP switch (located on the rear of the NI-4000) sets the
starting address (the device number in the D:P:S specification) for the Control Cards installed
in the CardFrame. The address range is 1-3064.
The factory default CardFrame DIP switch value = 0 (all CardFrame DIP switches in the OFF
position).
The formula for setting the starting address is:
(DIP switch address x 12) + Card slot Number (1-12) = Card address
For example:
DIP switch setting, 00010101: (0 + 0 + 0 + 96 + 0 + 384 + 1536) + SLOT #(ex:1) = 2017.
A card in slot number 1 would be device address 2017.
1. Set the CardFrame Number DIP switch based on the information listed in the table below.
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Value
12
24
48
96
192
384
768
ON position
8
1536
2. Cycle power to the unit for approximately 5 seconds. This allows the unit to read the new device
number settings.
Device:Port:System (D:P:S)
A device is any hardware component that can be connected to an AXlink or ICSNet bus. Each device
must be assigned a unique number to locate that device on the bus. The NetLinx programming language
allows numbers in the range 1-32,767 for ICSNet (255 for AXlink).
Only the Device value can be set through the DIP switch settings mentioned above.
NetLinx requires a Device:Port:System (D:P:S) specification. This D:P:S triplet can be expressed as a
series of constants, variables separated by colons, or a DEV structure. For example:
STRUCTURE DEV
{
INTEGER Number
// Device number
INTEGER Port
// Port on device
INTEGER System
// System the device belongs to
}
The D:P:S notation is used to explicitly represent a device number, port and system.
For example, 128:1:0 represents the first port on device 128 on this system.
If a device is declared in a NetLinx program with just the Device number (System and Port are
omitted), the NetLinx Compiler assumes it has a Port number of 1 and a System number of 0.
However, you should convert all existing device declarations using the D:P:S (Device:Port:System)
notation. This enables certain NetLinx specific debugging features and can help pinpoint other possibly
obscure errors.
Here's the syntax:
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NUMBER:PORT:SYSTEM
where:
NUMBER:
16-bit integer represents the device number
PORT:
16-bit integer represents the port number (in the range 1 through the number of
ports on the Controller or device)
SYSTEM:
16-bit integer represents the system number (0 = this system)
Removing NetLinx Control Cards (NI-4000 Only)
To install NetLinx Control Card:
1. Discharge any static electricity from your body, by touching a grounded object and unplug all
connectors (if any) from the unit.
2. Remove the three faceplate screws by turning them in a counter-clockwise direction.
3. Remove the faceplate from the front plate (FIG. 1 on page 15).
4. Gently grasp the rear edge of the control card and gently pull it out from the unit (along the internal
guide slots).
5. Re-secure the faceplate by inserting the three faceplate screws by turning them in a clockwise
direction and securing the front plate to the Integrated Controller.
6. Re-apply power and other connections as necessary.
Compact Flash Upgrades
The NetLinx Integrated Controllers are shipped with a default 32 MB Compact Flash module.
It is recommended that ANY MEMORY UPGRADE should be done prior to any
installation. Refer to the following accessing and installation sections for more
information.
The Compact Flash card is factory programmed with specific Controller firmware. These cards can be
ordered from AMX in several different upgrade sizes (see the following table):
Optional Compact Flash Upgrades
Product Name
Description
NXA-CFNI64M
64 MB compact flash card (FG2116-31)
NXA-CFNI128M
128 MB compact flash card (FG2116-32)
NXA-CFNI256M
256 MB compact flash card (FG2116-33)
NXA-CFNI512M
512 MB compact flash card (FG2116-34)
NXA-CFNI1G
1 GB compact flash card (FG2116-35)
Accessing The Internal Components On An Integrated Controller
1. Carefully detach all connectors from the rear of the unit.
2. Remove the chassis housing screws from both the sides and top of the Controller, as shown in
FIG. 3 by using a grounded screwdriver turning in a counter-clockwise rotation.
The NI-2000 and NI-3000 have six screws on top and three on each side.
The NI-4000 has six screws on top and four on each side.
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Chassis housing screws (top)
- 6 on top
- sides vary per model
Mounting
Brackets
Compact Flash
Compact Flash
insert location
Chassis housing screws (side)
- 4 on each side of the NI-4000
- 3 on each side of the
NI-3000/2000
NXC Card Slot
faceplate
NXC Card Slots
FIG. 3 Location of the Compact Flash within a sample Integrated Controller
3. Carefully pull-up and remove the housing up and away from the Controller to expose the internal
circuit board (FIG. 3).
4. Refer to the followingInstallation of Compact Flash Upgradesfor detailed replacement information.
Installation of Compact Flash Upgrades
1. Discharge any static electricity from your body by touching a grounded metal object.
2. Locate the 32 MB Compact Flash card on the main board. For more detailed information on
component locations, refer to FIG. 3.
3. Insert the tip of a grounded flathead screwdriver into one of the Card Removal Grooves (located on
either side of the card), and gently pry the card out of the slot. Repeat this process on the opposite
card removal groove. This alternating action causes the card to "wiggle" away from the on-board
connector pins.
4. Slip your finger into the opening between the connector pins and the card, and push the card out to
remove it.
5. Remove the upgrade card from it’s anti-static bag.
6. Insert the upgrade card into the connector opening with the arrow facing towards the pins, then push
it in firmly until the contact pins are completely inside the flash card and securely attached to the
connector (FIG. 4).
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Under-side groove
located below
Card Removal Grooves
Insert with arrow
facing towards
the connector pins
FIG. 4 Removing the Compact Flash card
7. To complete the upgrade process, close and re-secure the Integrated Controller enclosure using the
procedures outlined in the following section.
Any new internal card upgrade is detected by the Controller only after power is
cycled.
Closing and Securing the Outer Housing
Once the card has been replaced, close and re-secure the outer housing:
1. Align the cover back over the unit and gently slide-down the chassis until the openings are aligned
over their respective openings along both the sides and top of the unit.
2. Insert and secure the chassis housing screws back into their respective locations, as shown in FIG. 3
by using a grounded screwdriver.
3. Re-install all connectors and apply power to the unit.
Installing Into An Equipment Rack
Use the rack-mounting brackets (supplied) for equipment rack installations.
Remove the mounting brackets for flat surface installations.
Before completing the install process, it is recommended that you complete any
firmware upgrade of the NetLinx Control Cards. This upgrade involves physically
cycling power to the unit and can become cumbersome if the unit is already installed
into a rack. Refer to theUpgrading the NXC Card Firmware via IP (NI-4x00
ONLY) section on page 59 for more detailed information.
1. Discharge the static electricity from your body by touching a grounded object.
2. Position and install the mounting brackets, as shown in FIG. 5, using the screws supplied with the
unit. The mounting brackets can be rotated to accommodate your mounting needs.
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Install screws
Bracket
Rack
Mounting Holes
FIG. 5 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 theConnections and
Wiring 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 a power supply before
plugging in the 2-pin power connector.
To prevent repetition of 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.
5. 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. 5.
6. Secure the AC-RK to the rack by using the four #10-32 screws (80-0186) and four #10 washers
(80-0342) supplied in the kit.
7. Apply power to the unit to complete the installation.
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Connections and Wiring
Setting the Configuration DIP Switch (for the Program Port)
Prior to installing the Controller, use the Configuration DIP switch to set the baud rate used by the
Program port for communication. The Configuration DIP switch is located on the front of the Integrated
Controllers.
Baud Rate Settings
Before programming the on-board Master, make sure the baud rate you set matches the communication
parameters set on both your PC’s COM port and those set through your NetLinx Studio v 2.4.
By default, the baud rate is set to 38,400 (bps).
Baud Rate Settings on the Configuration DIP Switch
Baud Rate
Position 5 Position 6 Position 7
Position 8
9600 bps
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
38,400 bps (default)
OFF
ON
ON
ON
57,600 bps
ON
OFF
OFF
OFF
115,200 bps
ON
ON
ON
ON
Note the orientation of the Configuration DIP Switch and the ON position label.
DIP switches 2,3, and 4 must remain in the OFF position at all times.
Program Run Disable (PRD) Mode
You can also use the Program port’s Configuration DIP switch to set the on-board Master to Program
Run Disable (PRD) mode according to the settings listed in the table below.
PRD Mode Settings
PRD Mode
Position 1
Normal mode (default)
OFF
PRD Mode
ON
The PRD mode prevents the NetLinx program stored in the on-board Master from running when you
power up the Integrated Controller. This mode should only be used 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 v 2.4 program to
resolve the communication and/or control problems with the resident NetLinx program. Then download
the new NetLinx program and try again.
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Think of the PRD Mode (On) equating to a PC’s SAFE Mode setting. This mode
allows a user to continue powering a unit, update the firmware, and download a new
program while circumventing any problems with a currently downloaded program.
Power must be cycled to the unit after activating/deactivating this mode on the
Program Port DIP switch #1.
Working With the Configuration DIP Switch
1. Disconnect the power supply from the 2-pin PWR (green) connector on the rear of the NetLinx
Integrated Controller.
2. Set DIP switch positions according to the information listed in theBaud Rate Settings on the
Configuration DIP Switch andPRD Mode Settings tables.
3. Reconnect the 12 VDC-compliant power supply to the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix PWR connector.
Setting the CardFrame DIP Switch (NI-4000 Only)
Refer to the Setting the NetLinx Control Card Addresses (NI-4000 Only) section on page 16 for a
detailed explanation on this process.
Program Port Connections and Wiring
The Integrated Controllers are equipped with a Program port located on the front of the unit. Use an
RS232 programming cable to establish a connection between this Program port to your PC's COM port.
This connection provides communication with the NetLinx Integrated Controller. Then you can
download NetLinx programs to this on-board Master using the NetLinx Studio v 2.4 software program.
Refer to the NetLinx Studio instruction manual for programming instructions. The following table shows
the rear panel Program Port connector (male), pinouts, and signals.
Program Port, Pinouts, and Signals
Program Port Connector
9
8
5
4
3
2
1
Pin
Signal
2
RX
3
TX
5
GND
7
RTS
8
CTS
7
6
Male
When wiring the 422/485 connections, do NOT use pre-made 9-wire cable or connect
the wire in the cable to any connection that will not be used by the DB9 serial port.
Only use wiring that connects the needed pins.
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Modes and Front Panel LED Blink Patterns
The following table lists the modes and blink patterns for the front panel LEDs associated with each
mode. These patterns are not evident until after the unit is powered.
Modes and LED Blink Patterns
LEDs and Blink Patterns
STATUS
(green)
OUTPUT INPUT
(red)
(yellow)
Mode
Description
OS Start
Starting the operating system (OS).
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
Unknown DHCP
server
On-board Master could not find the
DHCP server.
Fast Blink
Off
Off
Downloading Boot
firmware
Downloading Boot firmware to the
Master’s on-board flash memory.
Fast Blink
No program running
There is no program loaded, or the
program is disabled.
Normal
On-board Master is functioning normally. 1 blink per second
Fast Blink Fast Blink
Do not cycle power during this process!
On
Normal
Normal
Indicates
activity
Indicates
activity
Port Assignments and Functionality
The Port Assignments are as follows:
NI-2000 Port Assignments
NI-3000/4000 Port Assignments
Port
Port
ICSP Port #
ICSP Port #
Serial Port #1
1
Serial Port #1
1
Serial Port #2
2
Serial Port #2
2
Serial Port #3
3
Serial Port #3
3
Relays Ports (1-4)
4
Serial Port #4
4
IR/Serial Port #1
5
Serial Port #5
5
IR/Serial Port #2
6
Serial Port #6
6
IR/Serial Port #3
7
Serial Port #7
7
IR/Serial Port #4
8
Relays Ports (1-8)
8
I/O Port
9
IR Serial Port #1
9
IR Serial Port #2
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IR Serial Port #4
12
IR Serial Port #5
13
IR Serial Port #6
14
IR Serial Port #7
15
IR Serial Port #8
16
I/O Port
17
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AXlink Port and LED
All NI units have an AXlink port and adjacent status LED (FIG. 1). This port allows the NI to support
AMX Legacy AXlink devices such as G3 touch panels (ex: CP4/A) and PosiTrack Pilot devices. A green
LED shows AXlink data activity. When the AXlink port is operating normally, blink patterns include:
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.
FIG. 1 AXlink connector and LED
The AXlink port can be used to supply power to downstream AXlink-compatible devices as long as both
the power required is LESS THAN 2 Amps total and the external power supply feeding the NI unit has
the necessary power capability.
Wiring Guidelines
The Integrated Controllers use a 12 VDC-compliant power supply to provide power through the rear 2pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix PWR connector. Use the power requirements referenced in the product’s
Specifications table to determine the power draw.
The incoming PWR and GND cable from the power supply must be connected to the corresponding
locations within the PWR connector.
This unit should only have one source of incoming power.
Using more than one source of power to the Controller can result in damage to the
internal components and a possible burn out.
Apply power to the unit only after installation is complete.
Wiring length guidelines
Refer to the following tables for the wiring length information used with the different types of NetLinx
Integrated Controllers:
Wiring Guidelines - NI-2000 (@ 700 mA)
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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Wire size
Maximum wiring length
18 AWG
120.41 feet (39.70 meters)
20 AWG
76.45 feet (23.30 meters)
22 AWG
49.36 feet (15.04meters)
24 AWG
30.08 feet (9.17 meters)
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Preparing Captive Wires
You will need a wire stripper and flat-blade screwdriver to prepare and connect the captive wires.
Never pre-tin wires for compression-type connections.
1. Strip 0.25 inch (6.35 mm) 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 doing
so may strip the threads and damage the connector.
Wiring a Power Connection
To use the 2-pin 3.5 mm 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
connector (FIG. 2).
1. Insert the PWR and GND wires on the terminal end of the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix cable. Match
the wiring locations of the +/- on both the power supply and the terminal connector.
2. Tighten the clamp to secure the two wires. Do not tighten the screws excessively; doing so may strip
the threads and damage the connector.
3. Verify the connection of the 2-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix to the external 12 VDC-compliant power
supply.
PWR +
Power Supply
GND To the Integrated Controller
FIG. 2 2-pin mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (direct power)
Using the 4-Pin Mini-Phoenix Connector For Data and Power
Connect the 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) captive-wire connector to an external NetLinx device
as shown in FIG. 3.
To the Integrated Controller’s
AXlink/PWR connector
To the external AXlink device
Top view
PWR +
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
PWR +
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
Top view
FIG. 3 Mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (direct data and power)
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Using the 4-pin Mini-Phoenix Connector For Data With External Power
To use the 4-pin 3.5 mm mini-Phoenix (female) 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 Integrated Controller. FIG. 4 shows the wiring
diagram. Always use a local power supply to power the Integrated Controller unit.
To the Integrated Controller’s
AXlink/PWR connector
PWR (+)
GND (-)
Local +12 VDC
power supply
(coming from
an external
power supply)
To the external AXlink device
Top view
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
AXM/RX
GND -
AXP/TX
Top view
FIG. 4 4-pin mini-Phoenix connector wiring diagram (using external power source)
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.
DB9 Device Port: Connections and Wiring
FIG. 5 shows the connector pinouts for the rear RS-232/RS-422/RS-485 (DB9) Device Ports.
These ports support most standard RS-232 communication protocols for data transmission. This figure
gives a visual representation of the wiring specifications for the RS-232/422/485 Device connectors.
Refer to the rear of the unit for more detailed connector pinout information.
DB9 Serial Port pinouts (male connector)
9
8
5
4
3
2
1
7
6
RS-232
RS-422
RS-485
Pin 2: RX signal
Pin 3: TX signal
Pin 5: GND
Pin 7: RTS
Pin 8: CTS
Pin 1: RX Pin 4: TX +
Pin 5: GND
Pin 6: RX +
Pin 9: TX -
Pin 1: A (strap to 9)
Pin 4: B (strap to 6)
Pin 5: GND
Pin 6: B (strap to 4)
Pin 9: A (strap to 1)
Male
FIG. 5 RS-232/422/485 DB9 (male) connector pinouts for the rear Device Ports
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The table below provides information about the connector pins, signal types, and signal functions. This
table’s wiring specifications are applicable to the rear RS-232/422/485 Device Port connectors on the:
NI-2000 (Ports 1-3)
NI-4000/NI-3000 (Ports 1-7)
RS-232/422/485 Device Port Wiring Specifications
Pin Signal Function
RS-232 RS-422
1
RX-
Receive data
2
RXD
Receive data
X
3
TXD
Transmit data
X
4
TX+
Transmit data
5
GND
Signal ground
X
6
RX+
Receive data
7
RTS
Request to send
X
8
CTS
Clear to send
X
9
TX-
Transmit data
RS-485
X
X (strap to pin 9)
X
X (strap to pin 6)
X
X
X (strap to pin 4)
X
X (strap to pin 1)
ICSNet Port: Connections and Wiring
The NI Controller must be equipped with the available ICSNet connectors for this functionality to be
active. The following tables show the signal and pinouts/pairing information:
ICSNet RJ-45 Signals
Pin
Signal-Master
Signal-Device
1
TX +
RX +
2
TX -
RX -
3
N/A
N/A
4
GND
GND
5
N/A
N/A
6
N/A
N/A
7
RX +
TX +
8
RX -
TX -
RJ-45 Pinout Information (EIA/TIA 568 B)
Pin
Wire Color
1
Orange/White
Polarity Function
+
Transmit
2
Orange
-
Transmit
3
Green/White
-
Mic
4
Blue
-
Ground
5
White/Blue
+
12 VDC
6
Green
+
Mic
7
White/Brown
+
Receive
8
Brown
-
Receive
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
(female)
(male)
RJ-45 connector - pin configurations
Unlike the ICSNet ports, the ICSHub connections require a specific polarity. The
IN/OUT configuration, on the hub ports, was implemented to use the same cables as
ICSNet, but these ports need TX and RX crossed. You must connect an OUT to an
IN, or an IN to an OUT port.
This is done simply to keep the polarity straight. The Hub bus is still a bus. All Hub
connections are bi-directional.
ICSHub OUT Port: Connections and Wiring
The NI Controller must be equipped with the available ICSNet connectors for this functionality to be
active. The following table describes the pinout/signal information for the ICSHub OUT port located on
the rear panel of the Integrated Controller.
ICSHub OUT Pinouts and Signals
Pin
Signal
1
RX +
Color
orange-white
2
RX -
orange
3
------
------
4
------
------
5
------
------
6
------
------
7
TX +
brown-white
8
TX -
brown
Relay Port: Connections and Wiring
You can connect up to 8 independent external relay devices on both the NI-4000 and NI-3000 units (4 on
the NI-2000) to the Relay connectors on the Integrated Controller.
Connectors labeled A are for common; B are for output.
Each relay is isolated and normally open.
A metal commoning strip is supplied with each Integrated Controller to connect multiple
relays.
Relay Connections
Use A for common and B for output (FIG. 6). Each relay is isolated and normally open. A metal
connector strip is also provided to common multiple relays.
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NI-4000/NI-3000 relay connector
configuration (Port 8)
NI-2000 relay connector
configuration (Port 4)
FIG. 6 RELAY connector (male)
Input/Output (I/O) Port: Connections and Wiring
The I/O port responds to either switch closures, voltage level (high/low) changes, or it can be used for
logic-level outputs.
NI-2000 I/O connector
configuration (Port 9)
NI-4000/NI-3000 I/O connector
configuration (Port 17)
FIG. 7 INPUT/OUTPUT (I/O) connector (male)
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 IO 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 NI-2000 can use up to 4 I/O ports
The NI-3000 and NI-4000 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 (NI-3000/NI-4000) or with I/O ports 1 - 3 (NI-2000).
I/O Port Wiring Specifications
NI-4000 and NI-3000
I/O Port Wiring Specifications NI-2000
Pin
Signal
Pin
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
I/O 5
Input/Output
6
12 VDC
PWR
7
I/O 6
Input/Output
8
I/O 7
Input/Output
Function
9
I/O 8
Input/Output
10
12 VDC
PWR
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IR/Serial Port: Connections and Wiring
You can connect up to eight IR- or Serial-controllable devices to the IR/Serial connectors on the rear of
the NI-4000 and NI-3000 and up to four on the NI-2000 (FIG. 8).
These connectors accept an IR Emitter (CC-NIRC) that mounts onto the device's IR window, or a miniplug (CC-NSER) that connects to the device's control jack. You can also connect a data 0 - 5 VDC
device.
These units come with two CC-NIRC IR Emitters (FG10-000-11).
NI-2000 IR/Serial connector
configuration (Port 5-8)
NI-4000/NI-3000 IR/Serial connector
configuration (Port 9-16)
FIG. 8 IR/SERIAL (male)
The IR/Serial connector wiring specifications are listed in the following table.
IR/Serial Connector Wiring Specifications (per Port)
Number of
NI-4000/3000
IR connections
Port #
1
9
NI-2000 Signal
Port #
5
GND (-)
Function
Signal GND
Signal 1 (+) IR/Serial data
2
10
6
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 2 (+) IR/Serial data
3
11
7
GND (-)
4
12
8
GND (-)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Signal GND
Signal 3 (+) IR/Serial data
Signal GND
Signal 4 (+) IR/Serial data
5
13
N/A
GND (-)
Signal GND
Signal 5 (+) IR/Serial data
6
14
N/A
GND (-)
7
15
N/A
GND (-)
8
16
N/A
GND (-)
Signal GND
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Signal 6 (+) IR/Serial data
Signal GND
Signal 7 (+) IR/Serial data
Signal GND
Signal 8 (+) IR/Serial data
NetLinx Control Card Slot Connector (NI-4000 only)
FIG. 9 shows the 20-pin (male) connector that provides connection to the NetLinx Control Cards.
SLOT 1
20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
FIG. 9 NetLinx Control Card 20-pin connector
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Ethernet/RJ-45 Port: Connections and Wiring
The following table lists the pinouts, signals, and pairing for the Ethernet connector.
Ethernet RJ-45 Pinouts and Signals
Pin Signals
Connections
1
TX +
1 --------- 1
2
TX -
2 --------- 2
Pairing
Color
1 --------- 2 Orange-White
Orange
3
RX +
3 --------- 3
4
no connection
4 --------- 4
3 --------- 6 Green-White
Blue
5
no connection
5 --------- 5
Blue-White
6
RX -
6 --------- 6
Green
7
no connection
7 --------- 7
Brown-White
8
no connection
8 --------- 8
Brown
FIG. 10 diagrams the RJ-45 pinouts and signals for the Ethernet RJ-45 connector and cable.
FIG. 10 RJ-45 wiring diagram
Ethernet LEDs
L/A - Link/Activity LED
lights (green) when the
Ethernet cables are
connected and terminated
correctly.
SPD - Speed LED
lights (yellow) when the
connection speed is 100 Mbps
and turns Off when speed is
10 Mbps.
FIG. 11 Ethernet LEDs
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Ethernet Ports Used By the Integrated Controller
Ethernet Port Descriptions
Port type
Description
Standard Port #
FTP
The on-board Master has a built-in FTP server.
21/20 (TCP)
SSH
The SSH port functions using the same interface as Telnet but over a
22 (TCP)
secure shell where it uses SSL as a mechanism to configure and diagnose
a NetLinx system.
This port value is used for secure Telnet communication.
Note: SSH version 2 is only supported.
Telnet
The NetLinx Telnet server provides a mechanism to configure and
diagnose a NetLinx system.
23 (TCP)
For maximum flexibility, the Master can be configured to utilize a different
port than 23, or disable Telnet completely from either Telnet or the Program Port located on the rear of the Master itself. Once disabled, the only
way to enable Telnet again is from the Master’s Program port.
HTTP
The Master has a built-in web server that complies with the HTTP 1.0
specification and supports all of the required features of HTTP v1.1.
80 (TCP)
This port is used for unsecure HTTP Internet communication between the
web browser’s UI and the target Master.
HTTPS/SSL This port is used by a web browser to securely communicate between the
web server UI and the target Master. This port is also used to
simultaneously encrypt this data using the SSL certificate information on
the Master as a key.
443 (TCP)
ICSP
1319 (UDP/TCP)
Peer-to-peer protocol used for both Master-to-Master and Master-todevice communications.
For maximum flexibility, the Master can be configured to utilize a different
port than 1319, or disable ICSP over Ethernet completely from either
Telnet or the Program Port located on the rear of the Master itself.
This type of communication is used by the various AMX product for
communication amongst themselves.
integration!
Solutions
This feature on the Master uses, by default, port 10500 for the XML based
communication protocol. This port is connected to by the client web
browser’s JVM when integration! Solutions control pages are retrieved
from the on-board Master’s web server.
10500 (TCP)
For maximum flexibility, the on-board Master can be configured to utilize a
different port than 10500 or to disable integration! Solutions completely.
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