Crestron ST-CS
Current Sensor Module
Operations Guide
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Crestron ST-CS
Current Sensor Module
Contents
Current Sensor Module: ST-CS
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Introduction ............................................................................................................................... 1
Features and Functions................................................................................................ 1
Specifications .............................................................................................................. 2
Physical Description.................................................................................................... 3
Setup .......................................................................................................................................... 7
Identity Code ............................................................................................................... 7
Hardware Hookup ....................................................................................................... 8
Threshold Adjustment ............................................................................................... 10
Programming Software............................................................................................................ 10
Earliest Version Software Requirements for the PC ................................................. 11
Programming with SIMPL Windows........................................................................ 11
Uploading ................................................................................................................................ 14
Communication Settings ........................................................................................... 14
Uploading a SIMPL Windows Program ................................................................... 16
Problem Solving ...................................................................................................................... 17
Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................ 17
Further Inquiries........................................................................................................ 18
Future Updates .......................................................................................................... 18
Return and Warranty Policies.................................................................................................. 19
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service ...................................................................... 19
CRESTRON Limited Warranty ................................................................................ 19
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Crestron ST-CS
Current Sensor Module
Current Sensor Module: ST-CS
Introduction
Features and Functions
There are two Crestron® Current Sensor Module configurations available: ST-CS
and STI-CS. Configuration is based on the type of power availability. Use the ST-CS
with a 120V power supply for 120 VAC devices, and the STI-CS with a 220V
power supply for 220 VAC devices. For purposes of this Operations Guide, the term
ST-CS is used for either configuration, except where noted.
The ST-CS measures the average current of each half cycle of an AC load. The
current sensing circuitry is highly sensitive with a wide range of adjustment. The
high sensitivity makes the ST-CS ideally suited for use with low power units as
VCRs, TV tuners, and satellite receivers. The wide range makes the ST-CS ideally
suited for medium and high-powered units such as TV sets, video projectors, and
power amplifiers up to 10 A total load (6 A for STI-CS).
When the ST-CS electronic circuit senses that the average current drawn by a
monitored unit exceeds the FULL LOAD preset threshold, the full load LED
(labeled FULL) illuminates. The ST-CS sends a signal to the control system
indicating the current ST-CS status.
Secondary circuitry senses and determines whether the average current is less than
the FULL LOAD preset, but more than no load. This PARTIAL LOAD threshold is
also adjustable. The FULL LOAD and PARTIAL LOAD circuitry is mutually
exclusive; only one definite status is communicated to the control system. The FULL
and PARTIAL LEDs are illuminated one at a time.
Threshold adjustments are accomplished by use of a 15-turn precision potentiometer
(POT). The POT permits highly accurate and repeatable current threshold settings.
Functional Summary
• Ideally suited for use with large TVs (minimum load specification
0.033A, 4W).
• The wide range makes the ST-CS ideally suited for medium and highpowered units such as TV sets, video projectors, and power amplifiers.
• Rack mountable with optional ST-RMK (1 space height).
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Specifications
The following table provides a summary of specifications for the ST-CS module.
ST-CS Specifications
SPECIFICATION
DETAILS
Power Requirements
3 Watts (.25A @ 24VDC) - Cresnet
or 0.5A @ 12 VDC external power supply
(PW-1205 supplied with ST-CS, PWI-1210
supplied with STI-CS)
Default Net ID
Control System Update Files
18
1, 2, 3
2-Series Control System
Version C2-2.000.CUZ or later
CEN/CN-TVAV
Version 5.10.13V.UPZ or later
CNMSX-AV/Pro
Version 5.01.35X.UPZ or later
CNRACKX/-DP
Version 5.01.35W.UPZ or later
ST-CP
Version 4.02.04S.UPZ or later
Maximum AC Load
10 A, 1 KW @ 120 VAC (ST-CS)
Minimum AC Load
0.033 A, 4 W @ 120 VAC
Voltage Range
0 to 220 VAC, 45 to 65 Hz
6 A, 1 KW @ 220 VAC (STI-CS)
Ports/Connectors
NET
Two 6-pin, RJ type connectors
POWER A
One 3-pin AC connector (ST-CS)
One 3 conductor, six-foot cable (STI-CS)
POWER B
One 3-pin AC connector (ST-CS)
One 3 conductor, six-foot cable (STI-CS)
12 VDC, 0.5A
One – Male receptacle for external power pack
POWER IN
One 3-conductor cable
Rack Space
1 unit high, ½ unit wide
Environmental Temperature
Environmental Humidity
Dimensions & Weight
41° to 113°F (5° to 45°C)
10% to 90% RH (non-condensing)
Height: 1.70 in (4.318 cm)
7.07 in (17.95 cm)
Width:
6.32 in (16.06 cm)
Depth:
Weight: 2.72 lb (1.23 kg) ST-CS
2.96 lb (1.34 kg) STI-CS
1.
The latest software versions can be obtained from the Downloads | Software Updates section of the
Crestron website (www.crestron.com). Refer to the note below.
2.
Crestron 2-Series control systems include the AV2, CP2/CP2E, MP2/MP2E, PAC2, PRO2, QMRMC, QM-RMCRX and RACK2.
3.
Filenames for CNX and ST-CP update files have a UPZ extension. Files on the website may be .zip
or self-extracting .exe files containing the .cuz or .upz file. To avoid program problems, make sure
you are using the update file with the correct suffix letter (e.g., S, V, W, X).
NOTE: Crestron software and any files on the website are for Authorized Crestron
dealers and Crestron Authorized Independent Programmers (CAIP) only. New users
may be required to register to obtain access to certain areas of the site (including the
FTP site).
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Physical Description
The ST-CS is housed in a black enclosure with labels on the front and rear panels.
On the front of the unit there are six LEDs for indicating current status, power, and
Cresnet activity. The front panel provides four potentiometers (POTs) for adjusting
the current sensing sensitivity. All connections are made on the back of the unit. The
proper domestic and international power cords and plugs are used on the ST-CS and
STI-CS, respectively. Refer to the physical views shown below. There are four
rubber feet on the base of the unit for stability and to prevent slippage.
ST-CS Front and Back Views (120 VAC Version)
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ST-CS Physical Views (120 VAC Version)
1.50 in
(3.81 cm)
12VDC
.5A
NET
POWER A
NET
POWER B
POWER IN
90-125VAC
50-60HZ
COMBINED
OUTPUT
10A MAX
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6.13 in
(15.58 cm)
6.32 in
(16.06 cm)
6.94 in
(17.63 cm)
7.07 in
(17.95 cm)
CURRENT SENSOR
1.78 in
(4.53 cm)
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PWR NET
CRESTRON
POWER A
FULL
PARTIAL
POWER B
FULL
PARTIAL
ST-CS
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STI-CS Physical Views (220 VAC Version)
1.50 in
(3.81 cm)
12VDC
.5A
NET
POWER A
NET
POWER B
POWER IN
90-220 VAC
50-60HZ
COMBINED
OUTPUT
6A MAX
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6.13 in
(15.58 cm)
6.32 in
(16.06 cm)
6.94 in
(17.63 cm)
7.07 in
(17.95 cm)
CURRENT SENSOR
1.70 in
(4.32 cm)
PWR NET
POWER A
FULL
PARTIAL
POWER B
FULL
PARTIAL
STI-CS
CRESTRON
Ports
A number of ports and plugs are provided on the back of the ST-CS. Each has a silkscreened label. Refer to the following illustrations and descriptions.
ST-CS Ports and Plugs
12VDC
.5A
NET
NET
POWER A
POWER B
POWER IN
90-125VAC
50-60HZ
COMBINED
OUTPUT
10A MAX
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS INC. CRESSKILL N.J. 07626
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STI-CS Ports and Plugs
12VDC
.5A
NET
NET
POWER A
POWER B
POWER IN
90-220 VAC
50-60HZ
COMBINED
OUTPUT
6A MAX
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS INC. CRESSKILL N.J. 07626
12 VDC .5 A
This DC power socket connector is used to supply external power via the supplied
500 mA power pack (1000 mA power pack for STI-CS). The supplied power pack is
optional when the ST-CS receives network power.
NET
These two 6-pin, RJ-12 modular jacks are used to connect the ST-CS module to a
control system. When the module is part of the Cresnet® system, power may be
supplied via NET if within system power and cable length limits; the supplied power
pack is optional and need not be attached. Two NET ports are available so that
network units can be daisy-chained together. Review the latest revision of the
Network Modular Cable Requirements (Doc. 5682).
NET Connectors
123456
123456
PIN
SIGNAL
1
+24
2
+24
3
Y
4
Z
5
GND
6
GND
NOTE: Most 4-conductor phone cables are wired in a crisscross fashion and are not
compatible with Crestron equipment.
If the power pack is attached when the module is part of a Cresnet system, power is
drawn from the power pack (the module does not draw from the network power).
POWER A and POWER B
For the ST-CS, two three-prong socket connectors are provided to connect to any
device that requires current sensing.
For the STI-CS, two international power cords (approximately six feet in length) are
available for connection to an international power socket.
POWER IN
For the ST-CS, a three-prong plug is used to connect to a three-prong outlet that
supplies power. For the STI-CS, an international power cord (approximately six feet
in length) is available for connection to an international power plug.
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ST-CS Indicators and User Adjustments
There are six LED indicators and four POTS located on the front panel of the STCS. Refer to illustration and descriptions below.
ST-CS Indicators and Adjustments
CURRENT SENSOR
PWR NET
POWER A
FULL
PARTIAL
CRESTRON
POWER B
FULL
PARTIAL
ST-CS
PWR (Power)
This LED illuminates when 12 volts or 24 volts DC is supplied to the ST-CS.
NET
This LED illuminates when communication between the control system and the STCS is established. Illumination indicates that the SIMPL program currently loaded
has a network device defined at the same network ID as the ST-CS.
FULL (POWER A & B)
These LEDs illuminate when full load threshold has been exceeded.
Clockwise 3 rotation of the 15-turn POT decreases threshold (i.e., increases
sensitivity) and changes partial load threshold, accordingly.
PARTIAL (POWER A & B)
These LEDs illuminate when partial load threshold has been exceeded.
Clockwise 3 rotation of the 15-turn POT decreases threshold (i.e., increases
sensitivity).
Setup
Identity Code
All equipment and user interfaces within the network require a unique identity code
(Net ID). These codes are two-digit hexadecimal numbers from 03 to FE. The Net
ID of each unit must match an ID code specified in the SIMPL Windows program.
Refer to “Setting the Net ID in Device Settings” on page 12 for details of the SIMPL
Windows procedure.
Refer to the note on page 14 for a
definition of Viewport.
The Net ID of the ST-CS has been factory set to 18, The Net IDs of multiple ST-CSs
in the same system must be unique. Net IDs are changed from a personal computer
(PC) via the Crestron Viewport.
NOTE: For detailed information on establishing communication between the PC
and control system, refer to “Communication Settings” on page 14. If
communication cannot be established, refer to the “Troubleshooting
Communications” section in the respective Operations Guide for the control system.
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Use the following instructions to set or change the Net ID.
1.
Ensure that the device requiring a Net ID change is the only Cresnet unit
connected to the control system.
2.
Open the Crestron Viewport.
3.
From the Viewport menu, select Functions | Set Network ID. The software
checks the baud rate and then opens the "Set Network ID" window.
4.
In the "Set Network ID" window, select the device requiring a Net ID
change from the Current Network Devices text window.
5.
Select the new Net ID for the device from the Choose the new network ID
for the selected device (Hex): text box.
6.
Click Set ID to initiate the change. This will display the "ID command has
been sent" window.
7.
In the "Command Complete" window, click OK.
8.
In the Current Network Devices text window, verify the new Net ID code.
9.
In the "Set Network ID" window, click Close.
NOTE: The new Net ID code may also be verified by selecting Diagnostic | Report
Network Devices in the Viewport (alternately, select F4).
10. Repeat this procedure for each additional network device requiring a Net ID
change.
Hardware Hookup
Refer to the following hookup diagram. Other than making the power connection
last, complete the connections in any order.
CAUTION: Use only Crestron power supplies for Crestron equipment. Failure to do
so could cause equipment damage or void the Crestron warranty.
NOTE: When installing network wiring, refer to the latest revision of the wiring
diagram(s) appropriate for your specific system configuration, available from the
Downloads | Product Manuals | Wiring Diagrams section of the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com).
The following diagram shows connection to Cresnet. The threshold adjustment
procedure that follows provides the steps necessary to properly attach a device that
needs to be sensed (i.e., display device) to the ST-CS POWER A connector and
adjust the POTS. If necessary, repeat the steps and attach a second device to
POWER B.
NOTE: Do not attempt adjustments during periods of high or low power line
voltage or voltage fluctuations.
NOTE: The partial power adjustment may be used as the primary output instead of
the full adjustment if increased sensitivity is required.
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NOTE: If the partial power adjustment is not required, it may be placed in any
position that does not cause the LEDs to flash.
Hookup Connections for ST-CS
Cresnet
DEVICE REQUIRING
CURRENT SENSING
NET
24 Y Z G
DEVICE REQUIRING
CURRENT SENSING
NOTE:
USE ST-CNB or CNRJ11
(SOLD SEPARATELY)
TO CONNECT ST-CS TO CRESNET.
12VDC
.5A
NET
NET
POWER A
POWER B
POWER IN
90-125VAC
50-60HZ
COMBINED
OUTPUT
10A MAX
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OPTIONAL
POWER PACK
(500 mA)
DAISY CHAIN
TO EXPAND
PLUG INTO
AC OUTLET
Hookup Connections for STI-CS
DEVICE REQUIRING
CURRENT SENSING
Cresnet
NET
24 Y Z G
DEVICE REQUIRING
CURRENT SENSING
NOTE:
USE ST-CNB or CNRJ11
(SOLD SEPARATELY)
TO CONNECT STI-CS TO CRESNET.
12VDC
.5A
NET
NET
POWER A
POWER B
POWER IN
90-220 VAC
50-60HZ
COMBINED
OUTPUT
6A MAX
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS INC. N.J. 07626
OPTIONAL
POWER PACK
(1000 mA)
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DAISY CHAIN
TO EXPAND
PLUG INTO
AC OUTLET
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Threshold Adjustment
1.
Attach the ST-CS power plug (labeled POWER IN) to a live AC outlet.
2.
Connect the ST-CS to Cresnet; use ST-CNB, CNRJ11 or C2N-HBLOCK
(each sold separately).
3.
If using the external power pack, attach the supplied power pack to the 12V
power connector (labeled 12 VDC .5A). If connecting to Cresnet, 24 VDC
is provided by the network.
4.
Observe illumination of the PWR LED when power is supplied to the STCS.
5.
Observe illumination of the NET LED when communication to Cresnet is
established.
NOTE: If the NET LED is not illuminated, do not proceed. Refer to “Identity
Code” on page 7 and reassign the Net ID, if necessary. Ensure that a valid program
is loaded into the control system.
6.
Rotate full load POT (labeled FULL) clockwise 3 to adjust the POT to
maximum range.
7.
Rotate partial load POT (labeled PARTIAL) clockwise 3 to adjust the POT
to maximum range.
8.
Attach the device power cord to the ST-CS power socket (labeled POWER
A).
9.
Power on the device and observe illumination of the full load LED (labeled
FULL).
10. Slowly rotate the full load POT counterclockwise 4 until the full load LED
extinguishes and the partial load LED (labeled PARTIAL) illuminates.
11. Slowly rotate the full load POT clockwise 3 until the full load LED
illuminates again. The threshold has been determined.
12. Power off the device. And observe that the full load LED extinguishes and
the partial load LED illuminates.
13. Slowly rotate the partial load POT counterclockwise 4 until the partial
LED extinguishes.
14. Slowly rotate the partial load POT clockwise 3 until the partial load LED
illuminates again. The threshold has been determined.
Programming Software
NOTE: Have a question or comment about Crestron software?
Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be viewed in the Online Help
section of the Crestron website (www.crestron.com). To post a question or view
questions you have submitted to Crestron’s True Blue Support, log in at
http://www.crestron.com/accounts/login.asp. First-time users will need to establish a
user account.
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Earliest Version Software Requirements for the PC
NOTE: Crestron recommends that you use the latest software to take advantage of
the most recently released features. The latest software is available from the
Downloads | Software Updates section of the Crestron website (www.crestron.com).
The following are the earliest useable software version requirements for the PC:
•
SIMPL Windows, any version. Requires SIMPL+ Cross Compiler version
1.1.
•
Crestron Database, any version. Required by SIMPL Windows.
•
Crestron Viewport version 3.35 or later.
Programming with SIMPL Windows
NOTE: The following assumes that the reader has knowledge of SIMPL Windows.
If not, refer to the extensive help information provided with the software.
NOTE: The following are file extensions for programs that include an ST-CS,
developed for specific control system types:
.smw source file
.spz
compiled file for 2-series
.bin
compiled file for CNX generation
.csz
compiled file for CNX generation with SIMPL+
.ush
compiled file for CNX generation with SIMPL+ header file
.usp
source code module for SIMPL+
.umc
user macro for SIMPL
NOTE: In the following description, the PRO2 control system is used.
SIMPL Windows is Crestron’s software for programming Crestron control systems.
It provides a well-designed graphical environment with a number of workspaces
(i.e., windows) in which a programmer can select, configure, program, test, and
monitor a Crestron control system. SIMPL Windows offers drag and drop
functionality in a familiar Windows® environment.
This section describes a sample SIMPL Windows program that includes an ST-CS.
Configuration Manager is where programmers “build” a Crestron control system by
selecting hardware from the Device Library. In Configuration manager, drag the
PRO2 from the Control Systems folder of the Device Library and drop it in the upper
pane of the System Views. The PRO2 with its associated communication ports is
displayed in the System Views upper pane.
PRO2 System Views
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The System Views lower pane displays the PRO2 system tree (refer to the following
graphic). This tree can be expanded to display and configure the communication
ports.
Expanded PRO2 System Tree
C2Net-Device Slot in Configuration Manager
To incorporate an ST-CS into the system, drag the ST-CS from the Cresnet Control
Modules | Cresnet I/O Control & Other Modules folder of the Device Library and
drop it in System Views. The PRO2 system tree displays the ST-CS in Slot 9, with a
default Net ID of 18 as shown in the following illustration.
NOTE: The first ST-CS in a system is preset with a Net ID of 18 when its symbol is
dragged into the upper pane of System Views. Additional ST-CS units are assigned
different Net ID numbers as they are added.
C2Net Device, Slot 9
Setting the Net ID in Device Settings
Double-click the ST-CS icon to open the “Device Settings” window. This window
displays the ST-CS device information. If necessary, select the Net ID tab to change
the Net ID as shown in the following figure.
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ST-CS “Device Settings” Window
NOTE: SIMPL Windows automatically changes the Net ID values of a device
added to a program if a duplicate device or a device with the same default Net ID
already exists in the program. Always ensure that the hardware and software settings
of the Net ID match. For Net ID hardware setting details, refer to “Identity Code” on
page 7.
ST-CS Symbol in Programming Manager
Programming Manager is where programmers “program” a Crestron control system
by assigning signals to symbols. The following graphic shows the ST-CS symbol in
the SIMPL Windows’ Programming Manager.
ST-CS SIMPL Windows Symbol
The ST-CS incorporates two independent current sensors in one unit. The <Full
Sense> outputs go high whenever the average current drawn by a monitored device
exceeds the upper threshold that is specified for that device.
The <Partial Sense> outputs go high when the current drawn by the device exceeds
an intermediate threshold.
Device Extenders
To facilitate network functions and diagnostics, SIMPL Windows provides two
device extenders for the ST-CS.
The Poll Manager and The Poll Manager (2 Series Extended) symbols are device
extenders for plug-in control cards and for Cresnet devices and touchpanels. The
Poll Manager takes the device on and offline without need to physically disconnect it
from the network, and reports the current connection status of the device.
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The device extenders are available with X-Series and 2-Series control systems; they
are not available with the ST-CP or CN-Series control systems.
To add a device extender, right-click the ST-CS in Program View, point to Insert
Device Extender and select the desired device extender. To program a device
extender, expand the ST-CS in Program View and drag the device extender to Detail
View.
Uploading
Assuming a PC is properly connected to the entire system, Crestron programming
software allows the programmer to upload programs and projects after their
development to the system and network devices. However, there are times when the
files for the program and projects are compiled and not uploaded. Instead, compiled
files may be distributed from programmers to installers, from Crestron to dealers,
etc. In those instances, one has the option to upload via the programming software
or to upload via the Crestron Viewport.
NOTE: The Crestron Viewport is available as a pull-down command from SIMPL
Windows and VT Pro-e (Tools | Viewport) or as a standalone utility. The Viewport
utility performs multiple system tasks, primarily via an RS-232 or TCP/IP
connection between the control system and a PC. It is used to observe system
processes, upload new operating systems and firmware, change system and network
parameters, and communicate with network device consoles and touchpanels, among
many other tasks. Viewport can function as a terminal emulator for generic file
transfer. All of these functions are accessed through the commands and options
inViewport menus. Therefore, for its effectivness as a support and diagnostic tool,
the Crestron Viewport may be preferred over development tools when uploading
programs and projects.
NOTE: Firmware for the ST-CS is not upgradable in the field.
The following section defines how to upload a SIMPL Windows program. Before
attempting to upload, it is necessary to establish communications.
Communication Settings
NOTE: For laptops and other PCs without a built-in RS-232 port, Crestron
recommends the use of PCMCIA cards, rather than USB-to-serial adapters. If a
USB-to-serial adapter must be used, Crestron has tested the following devices with
good results:
Belkin (large model) F5U103
I/O Gear GUC232A
Keyspan USA-19QW
Other models, even from the same manufacturer, may not yield the same results.
The procedure in this section provides details for RS-232 communication between
the PC and the control system. If TCP/IP communication is preferred, consult the
latest version of the Crestron e-Control Reference Guide (Doc. 6052) or the
respective Operations Guide for the control system. These documents are available
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from the Downloads | Product Manuals section of the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com). Refer to the following figure for a typical connection diagram
when uploading files.
NOTE: Use a standard DB9 male to female “straight-through” cable.
Typical Connection Diagram when Uploading
PC
Serial Port
DB9 Cable
Computer Port
NET
24 Y Z G
Control
Processor
ST-CNB Cable
ST-CS
12VDC
.5A
NET
NET
POWER A
POWER B
POWER IN
90-125VAC
50-60HZ
COMBINED
OUTPUT
10A MAX
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1.
Open the Crestron Viewport.
Either launch the standalone version of Viewport, or start SIMPL
Windows, and from the menu bar, select Tools | Viewport.
2.
Refer to the following illustration. From the Viewport menu, select Setup |
Communications settings (alternatively, press Alt+D) to open the “Port
Settings” window.
Setup | Communications Settings Command
3.
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Select RS-232 as the connection type. Verify that an available COM port
(COM 1 is shown after this step) is selected, and that all communication
parameters and necessary options from the “Port Settings” window are
selected as shown after this step. Click the OK button to save the settings
and close the window.
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“Port Settings” Window
NOTE: The parameters shown in the illustration above are the port settings for a 2Series control system. Consult the Operations Guide for the control system being
used for the exact parameter selection.
4.
To verify communication, select Diagnostics | Establish Communications
(Find Rack). This should display a window that gives the COM port and
baud rate. If communications cannot be established, refer to the
“Troubleshooting Communications” section in the respective Operations
Guide for the control system.
Uploading a SIMPL Windows Program
A control system source file has
the extension .smw. A compiled
SIMPL Windows file has the
extension .spz for a 2-Series
control system, .bin for CNX
generation, and .csz for CNX
generation with SIMPL+.
The SIMPL Windows file can be uploaded to the control system using SIMPL
Windows or via the Crestron Viewport.
Upload via SIMPL Windows
1.
Start SIMPL Windows.
2.
Select File | Open to view the “Open” window, navigate to the SIMPL
Window file (.smw), and click Open.
3.
Select Project | Transfer Program.
Upload via Crestron Viewport
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1.
Verify that the procedure for “Communication Settings” that begins on
page 14 has been performed.
2.
As shown after this step, select File Transfer | Send Program
(Alternatively, press Alt+P) from the Viewport menu.
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File transfer | Send Program Command
3.
The “Send Program” window appears as shown after this step. Click
Browse, locate the completed file (.spz for PRO2) and click Open. This
displays the program’s header information and enables one or both of the
What to Send check boxes. If the program does not contain any SIMPL+
modules, only the SIMPL Program check box is enabled. If it does contain
SIMPL+ modules, then the SIMPL+ Program(s) check box will also be
enabled. Select one or both check boxes and then click Send Program to
begin the transfer.
NOTE: Refer to the respective Operations Guide for control system details about the
other fields in the “Send Program” window.
“Send Program” Window
4.
To verify that the program has been transferred successfully, select
Diagnostics | Report Program Information. This should display a
window that provides details about the current program loaded into the
control system.
Problem Solving
Troubleshooting
The following table provides corrective action for possible trouble situations. If
further assistance is required, please contact a Crestron customer service
representative.
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TROUBLE
POSSIBLE
CAUSE(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Unexpected
response from
control system.
Network devices are
not communicating to
the control system.
From the Viewport, poll the network (F4)
to verify communication.
Green PWR
LED does not
illuminate.
ST-CS is not
receiving power.
Confirm that power pack is securely
plugged into outlet and the connector
is properly attached to the ST-CS.
Verify that proper cables are securely
attached to ST-CS NET connectors
(for Cresnet system only).
Yellow NET LED
does not
Illuminate.
Does not
operate reliably.
Incorrect power
supply.
Use a Crestron power supply. Refer to
“Specifications”.
Improper Net ID.
Verify that ST-CS Net ID matches the
Net ID in the SIMPL Windows
program. Refer to "Identity Code".
Loose network
connection.
Verify cables attached to ST-CS NET
connectors are proper and secure.
Connected device
current draw too
small.
Use the Crestron ST-VS (video sensor
for video devices) or use the ST-PC
Power Control module.
Further Inquiries
If after reviewing this Operations Guide, you cannot locate specific information or
have questions, please take advantage of the Crestron award winning customer
service team by calling:
•
In the US and Canada, call the Crestron corporate headquarters at
1-888-CRESTRON [1-888-273-7876].
•
In Europe, call Crestron International at +32-15-50-99-50.
•
In Asia, call Crestron Asia at +852-2341-2016.
•
In Latin America, call Crestron Latin America at
+5255-5093-2160.
•
In Australia and New Zealand, call Crestron Pacific at
+613-9480-2999.
You can also log onto the online help section of the Crestron website
(www.crestron.com) to ask questions about Crestron products. First-time users will
need to establish a user account to fully benefit from all available features.
Future Updates
As Crestron improves functions, adds new features, and extends the capabilities of
the ST-CS, additional information may be made available as manual updates. These
updates are solely electronic and serve as intermediary supplements prior to the
release of a complete technical documentation revision.
Check the Crestron website (www.crestron.com) periodically for manual update
availability and its relevance. Updates are available from the Downloads | Product
Manuals section and are identified as an “Addendum” in the Download column.
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Return and Warranty Policies
Merchandise Returns / Repair Service
1.
No merchandise may be returned for credit, exchange, or service without prior authorization
from CRESTRON. To obtain warranty service for CRESTRON products, contact the factory
and request an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. Enclose a note specifying
the nature of the problem, name and phone number of contact person, RMA number, and
return address.
2.
Products may be returned for credit, exchange, or service with a CRESTRON Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Authorized returns must be shipped freight
prepaid to CRESTRON, 6 Volvo Drive, Rockleigh, NJ 07647, or its authorized subsidiaries,
with RMA number clearly marked on the outside of all cartons. Shipments arriving freight
collect or without an RMA number shall be subject to refusal. CRESTRON reserves the right
in its sole and absolute discretion to charge a 15% restocking fee, plus shipping costs, on any
products returned with an RMA.
3.
Return freight charges following repair of items under warranty shall be paid by
CRESTRON, shipping by standard ground carrier. In the event repairs are found to be nonwarranty, return freight costs shall be paid by the purchaser.
CRESTRON Limited Warranty
CRESTRON ELECTRONICS, Inc. warrants its products to be free from manufacturing defects in materials and
workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase from CRESTRON,
with the following exceptions: disk drives and any other moving or rotating mechanical parts, pan/tilt heads and
power supplies are covered for a period of one (1) year; touchscreen display and overlay components are
covered for 90 days; batteries and incandescent lamps are not covered.
This warranty extends to products purchased directly from CRESTRON or an authorized CRESTRON dealer.
Purchasers should inquire of the dealer regarding the nature and extent of the dealer's warranty, if any.
CRESTRON shall not be liable to honor the terms of this warranty if the product has been used in any
application other than that for which it was intended, or if it has been subjected to misuse, accidental damage,
modification, or improper installation procedures. Furthermore, this warranty does not cover any product that
has had the serial number altered, defaced, or removed.
This warranty shall be the sole and exclusive remedy to the original purchaser. In no event shall CRESTRON
be liable for incidental or consequential damages of any kind (property or economic damages inclusive) arising
from the sale or use of this equipment. CRESTRON is not liable for any claim made by a third party or made by
the purchaser for a third party.
CRESTRON shall, at its option, repair or replace any product found defective, without charge for parts or
labor. Repaired or replaced equipment and parts supplied under this warranty shall be covered only by the
unexpired portion of the warranty.
Except as expressly set forth in this warranty, CRESTRON makes no other warranties, expressed or implied,
nor authorizes any other party to offer any warranty, including any implied warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose. Any implied warranties that may be imposed by law are limited to the terms of
this limited warranty. This warranty statement supercedes all previous warranties.
Trademark Information
All brand names, product names, and trademarks are the sole property of their respective owners. Windows is a registered trademark of
Microsoft Corporation. Windows95/98/Me/XP and WindowsNT/2000 are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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Crestron Electronics, Inc.
15 Volvo Drive Rockleigh, NJ 07647
Tel: 888.CRESTRON
Fax: 201.767.7576
www.crestron.com
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