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Bay Technical Associates RPC-2 Owner`s manual
RPC OWNER’S MANUAL
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1.0 INTRODUCTION TO THE REMOTE
POWER CONTROL SWITCH (RPC)
The BayTech RPC-Series is a full-featured AC power management
solution that provides an easy way to control power of remote equipment.
From your office or from anywhere, the RPC will TURN ON, TURN
OFF, OR REBOOT remote equipment.
There are six different RPC models. Four models operate at 115 VAC, 15
Amp. Two models operate at 230 VAC, 10 Amp.
115 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 15 Amp
RPC-2: Six receptacles and an EIA-232 connection.
RPC-2 MD01: Six receptacles, EIA-232 connection, and a
2400 bps Modem.
RPC-2 RDR: Six receptacles, EIA-232 connection, and Ring
Detect Reset.
RPC-3: Eight receptacles, Ethernet and EIA-232 connections.
RPC-5: (15amps per receptacle) Four receptacles, Ethernet and
EIA-232 connections.
230 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 10 Amp
RPC-2A: Six receptacles and an EIA-232 connection.
RPC-3A: Eight receptacles, Ethernet, and EIA-232
connections.
1.1
ABOUT THIS USERS MANUAL
The RPC Owner’s Manual is a user’s guide for all models of the RPC
Series. To find the appropriate operating instructions, please identify the
particular RPC model you are using.
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This document provides information required for installing and operating
your Remote Power Control Unit. It should allow the user to connect,
power up, and access an applications menu where the power of connected
equipment can be controlled. We suggest reading this manual carefully,
while placing special emphasis on correct cabling and configuration. If
you have any problems with your installation, please contact a BayTech
Applications Engineer at 228-467-8231 or call toll free anywhere in the
United States at 800-523-2702.
BayTech manufactures many remote site management products, data
switches, data collection multiplexers, remote power controllers, and
peripheral print sharers. If you would like information on any of these
products, please contact BayTech Customer Service.
We welcome any comments you may have about our products, and we
hope that you will continue to look to BayTech for your data
communication needs.
2.0 QUICK START
This section, “Quick Start,” describes the basic steps required to set up and
configure your RPC. Each Quick Start will discuss like models.
Section 2.1
Section 2.2
Section 2.3
RPC-2 and RPC-2A Quick Start
RPC-2 MD01 and RPC-2 RDR Quick Start
RPC-3 and RPC-3A Quick Start
If you need to further acquaint yourself with the RPC set up,
configuration, and operations, see the section entitled, “Detailed Operation
and Configuration.”
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2.1
RPC-2 AND RPC-2A QUICK START
EIA-232 SERIAL
CONNECTION
RPC-2/RPC-2A
Using the 9FRJ45PC-1 adapter and the
RJ08X007 cable, connect the serial port
of your computer to the RJ-45 port labeled
“EIA-232.”
Load serial port communications software.
Set serial communications parameters to
9600 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no
parity.
OPERATION
Accessing Main Menu
RPC-2/RPC-2A
Power on the RPC unit. The following
status menu appears:
RPC-2 Series
(C) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
If the status menu fails to appear, ensure
the correct cables and adapters are being
used and that they are connected properly.
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Also, verify the serial communication
parameters are correctly configured.
Controlling Receptacles
RPC-2/RPC-2A
CONFIGURATION
RPC-2
To set or change the status of the
receptacles, enter one of the following
commands: ON n, OFF n, REBOOT n,
where “n” is the outlet number you wish to
send the command. Entering an outlet
number of “0” sends the command to all
outlets.
Type “CONFIG” from the RPC>prompt.
The following menu appears:
RPC >CONFIG
1) . . . Change Password
2) . . . Change Outlet Name
Enter Request:
RPC-2A
RPC > CONFIG
1)
2)
3)
4)
X)
. . . Change Password
. . . Change Outlet Name
. . . Enable/Disable Confirmation
. . . Enable/Disable Status Menu
. . . Exit
Enter Request:
Programming a Password
RPC-2/RPC-2A
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Select #1, “Change Password,” press
<Enter.> NOTE The password is
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disabled from the factory. The
factory default password is a carriage
return. The RPC prompts for the old
password. Enter a carriage return. The RPC
prompts for a new password. Enter
a new password (maximum field length, 8
alphanumeric characters). NOTE: The
password feature is case sensitive. The
RPC asks you to confirm the new
password. A message confirms success of
the password change.
Programming
Receptacle Names
RPC-2/RPC-2A
Select #2, “Change Outlet Name,” press
<Enter.> At “Enter Request,” select the
outlet number you wish to change; press
<Enter.> Enter a new receptacle name
(maximum field length, 10 characters); press
<Enter.> The new name will show in the
main menu for the corresponding outlet.
Enable/Disable
Confirmation
RPC-2A
From the configuration menu, select #3,
“Enable/Disable Confirmation.” the
RPC responds with the option to toggle
confirmation on or off. NOTE The
factory default setting is Enabled:
Disable Confirmation? (Y/N)
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Enable/Disable
Status Menu
RPC-2A
From the configuration menu, select #4,
“Enable/Disable Status Menu.” The RPC
responds with the option to toggle the status
menu on or off.. NOTE The factory
default setting is Enabled:
Disable Status Menu? (Y/N)
2.2
RPC-2 MD01 AND RPC-2 RDR QUICK
START
LOCAL ACCESS
EIA-232 SERIAL
CONNECTION
Using the 9FRJ45PC-1 adapter and the
RJ08X007 (8-pin crossed) cable, connect the
serial port of your computer to the RJ-45
port labeled “EIA-232.”
Load serial port communications software.
Set serial communications parameters to
9600 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no
parity.
OPERATION
Accessing Main Menu
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Power on the RPC unit. Hit <Enter.> The
following status menu appears:
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RPC-2 Series
(c) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
If the status menu fails to appear, ensure
the correct cables and adapters are being
used and that they are connected properly.
Also, verify the serial communication
parameters are correctly configured.
Controlling Receptacles
To set or change the status of the
receptacles, enter one of the following
commands: ON n, OFF n, REBOOT n,
where “n” is the outlet number you wish to
send the command. Entering an outlet
number of “0” sends the command to all
outlets.
CONFIGURATION
Type “CONFIG” from the RPC-2> prompt.
The following menu appears:
RPC >CONFIG
1) . . . Change Password
2) . . . Change Outlet Name
Enter Request:
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Change Password
Select #1, “Change Password,” press
<Enter.> NOTE The factory default
password is disabled by making the
password a carriage return. The RPC
prompts for the old password. Enter a
carriage return. The RPC prompts for a
new password. Enter a new password
(maximum field length, 8 characters). The
RPC asks you to confirm the new password.
A message confirms success of the password
change.
Change Outlet Name
Select #2, Receptacle Names “Change
Outlet Name,” press <Enter.> Select the
outlet number, press <Enter.> Enter a new
receptacle name (maximum field length, 10
characters), press <Enter.> The new name
will show in the main menu for the
corresponding outlet.
REMOTE ACCESS
MODEM CONNECTIONS
RPC-2 MD01
(Internal Modem)
Using the RJ04X007 (RJ-11) modular cable,
connect either port labeled “LINE” on the
RPC unit to the telco wall jack.
Proceed to “Accessing Main Menu via
Modem.”
RPC-2 RDR
(External Modem)
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Plug the modem’s power supply into
receptacle number six on the RPC.
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Using the RJ04X007 (RJ-11) modular cable,
connect either port labeled “LINE” on the
RPC unit to the telco wall jack. Using
another RJ04X007 (RJ-11) modular cable,
connect the remaining port labeled “LINE”
on the RPC unit to the port labeled “LINE”
on the external modem.
Using the 25MRJ45MD-8 adapter and the
RJ08X007 (8-pin crossed) cable, connect the
DB-25 female port of the modem to the
RJ-45 port labeled “EIA-232” on the back of
the RPC unit.
RPC-2 RDR EXTERNAL You must customize the external modem’s
COMMAND SUMMARY configuration to operate properly with the
RPC-2 RDR. See Appendix C, MODEM
COMMAND SUMMARY.
OPERATION
Accessing Main Menu
Via Modem
Using a communications software, package,
dial the modem. After a connection has
been established, the RPC sends the
following header:
RPC-2 Series
(C) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
If you set a password when you were locally
connected to the RPC through the serial
port, the following header appears. Note
the additional prompt for a password:
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RPC-2 Series
(C) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Enter Password
If prompted, enter password. The following
main menu appears.
RPC-2 Series
(C) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Controlling Receptacles
To set or change the status of the
receptacles, enter one of the following
commands: ON n, OFF n, REBOOT n,
where “n” is the outlet number you wish
to send the command. Entering an outlet
number of “0” sends the command to all
outlets.
CONFIGURATION
Type “CONIG” from the RPC-2 > prompt.
Follow instructions for Change Password
and Change Outlet Name on page 7 of this
Quick Start.
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2.3 A QUICK START FOR RPC-3, RPC-3A and
RPC-5
RPC-5 Note: The RPC-3 and RPC-5 are configured in a similar
manner. This quick start will reference the RPC-3 menus. The only
programming differences for the RPC-5 pertain to the number of
receptacles shown in the menus.
NOTE: Inlet #1 supplies power to the logic of the RPC-5, this inlet must
have power for the unit to operate.
LOCAL ACCESS
EIA-232 SERIAL
CONNECTION
Using the 9FRJ45PC-1 adapter and the
RJ08X007 (8-pin crossed) cable, connect the
serial port of your computer to the RJ-45
port labeled “EIA-232” on the RPC unit.
REMOTE ACCESS
NETWORK PORT
CONNECTION
Using a straight 10Base-T cable, connect
the port labeled Ethernet on the RPC to the
network hub. Establish a Telnet client
session and login from your workstation.
COMMUNICATIONS
SOFTWARE
Load serial port communications software. Set
serial communications parameters to 9600
bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity.
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OPERATION
Accessing Main Menu
Power on the RPC unit. Hit <Enter.> The
following main menu appears:
RPC-3 Telnet Host
Revision F 3.03, (C) 1998
Bay Technical Associates
Unit ID: RPC3
RPC-3 Menu:
1) . . . Outlet Control
2) . . . Manage Users
3) . . . Configuration
4) . . . Unit Status
5) . . . Reset Unit
6) . . . Logout
Enter Selection:
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If the main menu fails to appear, ensure the
correct cables and adapters are being used
and that they are connected properly. Also,
verify the serial communication
parame ters are correctly configured.
Outlet Control
To set or change the status of the
receptacles, select #1 “Outlet Control”
from the main menu. From the RPC>
prompt, enter one of the following
commands: ON n, OFF n, REBOOT
where “n” is the outlet number you wish to
send the command. Entering an outlet
number of “0” sends the command to all
outlets. Type “MENU” to return to the
main menu.
NOTE The reboot command will only
reboot outlets that are turned ON; an
outlet that is turned OFF cannot be
rebooted.
Manage Users
To add, delete, or modify a user, change
passwords, or change user lists, select #2,
“Manage Users,” from the main menu. The
following menu appears:
User Management Menu
To modify existing user, enter number of user.
To add/delete user, select appropriate menu
choice.
Enter request, CR to exit menus.
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1) . . . Add user
2) . . . admin
The “Add user” option is presented any time
less than 8 users are defined. The “Delete
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user” option is presented any time one or
more optional outlet users are defined.
Deletion of admin user is prohibited.
Change Password
From the User Management Menu, select
the number of the user to modify, followed
by a carriage return <cr>.
NOTE Password can be enabled or
disabled for serial login and network
login.
Select #1, “Change Password.” The RPC
responds, “Enter Old Password:” Hit
<Enter> for initial setup or enter current
password. The RPC responds, “Enter New
Password.” Enter a new password. The
RPC responds, “Confirm by Re-Entering
New Password.” Re-enter the new
password. NOTE: Password is case
sensitive.
Change User
List
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From the User Management Menu, select
the number of the user to modify, followed
by a carriage return <cr>. Select #2,
“Change User List.” Enter the number of
the outlet(s) you want to give or remove
access. If more than one outlet, enter the
numbers separated by commas. Example:
2,6,8.
CONFIGURATION
IMPORTANT: For network access, you
must configure the IP address, subnet
mask, and gateway from the serial port.
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NOTE: Network parameters, such as IP
Address, require a unit reset. All other
changes take affect immediately upon
accepting changes after exiting
configuration.
Select #3, “Configuration” from the main
menu. The following menu appears:
Bay Technical Associates
RPC-3 Configuration Menu
MAC Addr:
00.C0.48.05.53.A2
Unit ID: RPC3
Medium Stat: good
Active users: 1
Enter choice from menu, CR to exit
1) . . . IP Address
: 0.0.0.0
2) . . . Subnet Mask
: 0.0.0.0
3) . . . Gateway
: 0.0.0.0
4) . . . Unit ID
: RPC-3
5) . . . Access
6) . . . Outlets
7) . . . Exit
IP Address
Select #1, “IP Address.” Enter the RPC
unit’s IP address in dotted decimal forma t
(200.4.3.50).
Subnet Mask
Select #2, “Subnet Mask.” Enter the RPC
unit’s subnet mask in dotted decimal format
(255.255.255.0).
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Gateway
Select #3, “ Gateway.” Enter the RPC unit’s
Gateway address in dotted decimal format
(200.4.5.50).
Unit ID
Select #4, “Unit ID.” Enter the RPC unit’s
Unit ID (64 chars max).
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Access
NOTE If username and password are
disabled (factory default), outlet users will
have access to all admin functions.
From the configuration menu, select
#5, “Access,” followed by a carriage return
<cr>. The RPC responds with a Login
Setup menu, allowing the user to
enable/disable user name and password for
both network access and serial port access.
If the option is currently enabled, you will
be asked if you want to disable. If the
option is currently disabled, you will be
asked if you want to enable. Answer “Y”
for “Yes,” or “N” for “No,” accordingly.
Outlets
From the configuration menu, select #6,
“Outlets.” The RPC sends an Outlet
Operation Configuration Menu including
the following options:
1) Outlet Status display – enable/disable
2) Command Confirmation – enable/disable
3) Outlet Power-up Delay – programmable elapse
time before applying power to an outlet after unit
power-up, reset, or reboot.
4) Name Outlets – Program outlet names
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5) Display Outlet Users – A display of outlet user
assignments.
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UNIT STATUS
From the main menu, select #4, “Unit
Status,” followed by a carriage return. The
RPC sends a Unit Status Menu that provides
vital information about the RPC—system
status, network interface, logged user status,
and outlet status. Select the number of the
status to review.
RESET UNIT/Saving
Network Parameters
From the main menu, select #5, “Reset
Unit,” followed by a carriage return. The
RPC responds, “Reset Unit? (Y/N).” Type
“Y” for yes. Allow approximately 5
seconds for unit reset.
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3.0 INSTALLATION
3.1
UNPACKING
Compare the unit and serial number of the equipment you received to the
packing slip located on the outside of the box. Inspect equipment
carefully for damage that may have occurred in shipment. If there is
damage to the equipment or if materials are missing, contact BayTech
technical support at 228-467-8231 or call toll free inside the United States
at 800-523-2702. At a minimum, you should receive the following:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
The RPC unit.
This manual with any applicable addendum’s.
Power Cords (4 with RPC-5) (1 with RPC2A/RPC3A)
1 ea. DE-9 (9 pin) PC com port adapter -- 9FRJ45PC-1.
1 ea. RJ-45 cross over cable -- RJ08X007.
1 ea. RJ-11 telco cable -- RJ04X007 (RPC-2 MD01 &
RPC-2 RDR).
1 ea. external modem adapter -- 25MRJ45MD-8 (RPC-2
RDR).
NOTE: Keep the shipping container and packing material for future
shipment.
3.2
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PREPARING THE INSTALLATION SITE
The installation area should be clean and free of extreme temperatures and
humidity. Allow sufficient space behind the RPC unit for cabling and
receptacle connections.
3.3
SAFETY OPERATIONS
When operating, installing, maintaining, transporting, or storing
equipment, take the following special precautions to avoid the introduction
of hazards.
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CAUTION For indoor use only.
NOTE Refer to the National Electrical Code (NEC) for applicable
wiring standards.
1.
2.
3.
Be sure to connect this device to a grounded (three-prong)
receptacle. The receptacle must be installed near the equipment
and easily accessible.
Do not exceed the AC current rating for the selected model. (See
Appendix B “SPECIFICATIONS” for each RPC model).
Although the power switch is turned OFF, the unit is not totally
isolated from the power supply. In order to be absolutely removed
from the power supply, the power supply must be unplugged from
the unit.
IMPORTANT For PERMANENTLY CONNECTED
EQUIPMENT, a readily accessible disconnect device
shall be incorporated in the fixed wiring; for
PLUGGABLE EQUIPMENT, the socket-outlet shall be
installed near the equipment and easily accessible.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Do not install near water or expose this unit to moisture.
To prevent heat buildup, do not coil the power cord when in use.
Avoid the use extension cords.
When connecting other equipment to the RPC, remove power from
both units.
Do not attempt to make any internal changes to the power source.
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9.
Do not attempt to modify any portion/component of an RPC unit.
BayTech or another authorized service technician must perform
any internal changes. For more information, please contact
BayTech at 228-467-8231 or call toll free inside the United States
at 800-523-2702.
Applying power illuminates a green LED on the front panel of the RPC.
When the power switch is off , devices connected to the unit are not
receiving power (off).
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3.4
POWER ON/OFF STATE
Each receptacle is individually controlled by an internal relay. Upon
initialization of power, the status of each receptacle will return to the state
it was in prior to losing power. For example, if Outlet 1 and Outlet 2 are
“ON” and power is removed from the RPC, the status of Outlet 1 and
Outlet 2 will return to “ON” when power is restored to the RPC.
3.5
POWER UP SEQUENCE
In order to minimize power surges, the RPC sequences power to each
outlet in the “ON” state in 0.3-second intervals. When power is applied to
the RPC, the initialization sequence requires a delay of 10 seconds before
power is available at the service receptacles. Following the 10-second
delay, the RPC sequences power to each outlet that is turned “ON.”
Beginning with Outlet 1 and continuing to each outlet in the “ON” state,
power is sequenced in 0.3-second intervals. If you choose the option
requesting the RPC to reboot all connected equipment, the RPC sequences
power to each outlet turned “ON” in 0.1-second intervals.
3.6
CIRCUIT BREAKER
In the case of power overload, the circuit breaker automatically trips.
Determine the cause of the tripped circuit breaker. Correct the problem
then reset the circuit breaker by depressing the circuit breaker switch.
Power to the RPC base unit (electronics, EIA-232 port, etc.) does not go
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through the circuit breaker. If an overload condition occurs, the RPC
status menu is still accessible. If all circuits are closed, the circuit breaker
status menu will indicate “On.” If the circuit breaker is tripped, the
circuit breaker status will indicate “Off.”
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3.7
GROUND
High-voltage surges and spikes can damage this equipment.
Although surges and spikes can result from a variety of causes, lightning
most often causes them. To protect from such power surges and spikes,
this unit must have a good earth ground.
4.0 CABLING
4.1
RJ-45 CABLES AND ADAPTERS
Important: All RPC models have an RJ-45 port for connecting to a
local EIA-232 device such as a computer terminal or external modem.
Most serial computers do not have RJ-45 connections; therefore, an
adapter is provided with this unit to convert from a DE-9 connector to
an RJ-45 connector (BayTech Part No. 9FRJ45PC-1). An adapter to
convert from a DB-25 connector to an RJ-45 connector is also
available from BayTech, upon request (BayTech Part No.
25FRJ45PC-1).
RJ-45 CABLES AND ADAPTERS
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Fig. 1: RJ-45 Receptacle
Fig. 2: RJ-45 Plug
CABLING
The RPC RJ-45 control port uses the following signals:
EIA-232 RJ-45 CONTROL PORT PIN/SIGNAL DEFINITION
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Pin
EIA-232
Signal
Direction
Description
1
DTR
Output
+10V when activated by DCD. Toggles on logout for modem
disconnect.
2
GND
----
Signal Ground
3
RTS
Output
+10V when powered is applied, not used as a handshake line
4
TX
Output
Transmit Data (data out)
5
RX
Input
Receive Data (data in)
6
N/C
N/C
No Connection
7
GND
----
Signal Ground
8
DCD
Input
DCD into the RPC/Not used on RPC-2 MD01
RJ-45
1
BLUE
2
ORANGE
3
BLACK
4
RED
5
GREEN
6
YELLOW
7
BROWN
8
GRAY
2
TX
3
RX
4
RTS
5
CTS
6
DSR
7
GND
8
DCD
FEMALE DB-25
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Figure 3: Computer/Terminal Adapter
BayTech Part No. 25FRJ45PC-1
DTR
Crossed RJ-45 cable is required
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To interface a computer or terminal to the RPC, refer to comment on
Page 20. Refer to Figure 3, if the host computer or terminal has a DB-25
male connector. Refer to Figure 4, if the host computer has a DE-9 male
connector.
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RJ-45
1
BLUE
2
ORANGE
3
BLACK
4
RED
5
6
1
DCD
2
RX
3
TX
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
FEMALE DE-9
GREEN
YELLOW
7
BROWN
8
GRAY
Figure 4: Computer/Terminal Adapter
BayTech Part No. 9FRJ45PC-1
Crossed RJ-45 cable is required
Modem Communications: A modem can be connected to the EIA-232
serial port by using a 25MRJ45MD-8 adapter (Figure 5). Modem adapters
are available from BayTech. Contact BayTech Technical Support for
purchase information.
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To interface an asynchronous modem to the RPC refer to
Figure 5.
1
2
3
4
RJ45
5
6
7
8
2
3
4
DB25
5
MALE
6
7
8
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Figure 5: Modem Adapter
BayTech Part No. 25MRJ45MD-8 Crossed RJ-45 cable is required
RJ-45
RJ-45
CONDUCTOR
PIN
PIN
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
COLOR
COLOR
BLUE
ORANGE
BLUE
BLACK
BLACK
RED
RED
GREEN
GREEN
YELLOW
BROWN
ORANGE
YELLOW
GRAY
BROWN
GRAY
Figure 6: Crossed 8-pin Modular Cable
BayTech Part No. RJ08X010 (10 feet)
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IMPORTANT:
Crossed RJ-45 cables are required when modular connectors are used,
as shown in Figures 3 – 5, or to interface the RPC to another BayTech
product with modular connectors, such as the DS-Series data switch.
See the cable diagram on Page 23.
5.0 OPERATION AND CONFIGURATION
The following section, “Operation and Configuration,” provides a detailed
approach to accessing, operating, and configuring the RPC.
NOTE It is important that you type all commands correctly. Any
combination of wrong entries results in an error message. As a result,
you will have to start over from the previous menu.
5.1
RPC-2 AND RPC-2A
5.1.1 EIA-232 SERIAL CONNECTION
RPC-2/RPC-2A
The RPC-2 and RPC-2A have an RJ-45 port for connecting to a local
EIA232 device, such as a computer terminal or external modem. Most
serial computers do not have RJ-45 connections; therefore, an adapter is
provided with this unit to convert from a DE-9 connector to
an RJ-45 connector (BayTech Part No. 9FRJ45PC-1). If you are
connecting to a modem, use a modem adapter (BayTech Part No.
25MRJ45MD-8).
BayTech also manufactures a computer/terminal adapter (BayTech Part
No. 25FRJ45PC-1) for converting from a DB-25 connector to a
RJ-45 connector.
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If your computer does have a RJ-45 connection, but the pin signals are
different from those described for BayTech on Page 20 of this manual, it is
possible for BayTech to customize an adapter for you. If you require a
different adapter than the one supplied with this unit, contact BayTech’s
Applications Engineers.
Using the 9FRJ45PC-1 adapter (or other applicable adapter) and the
RJ08X007 crossed cable, connect the serial port of your computer to the
RJ-45 port labeled “EIA-232” on the back of your RPC unit.
5.1.2 COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE
RPC-2/RPC-2A
Load serial port communications software. Configure host terminal’s
serial communications parameters to match the RPC. RPC factory serial
communications parameters are 9600 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no
parity. NOTE: These parameters are not user selectable.
5.1.3 OPERATION
RPC-2/RPC-2A
The RPC’s main menu allows the user to monitor and control the
equipment attached to each of the RPC-2 and RPC-2A’s six receptacles.
From this menu, you can turn on, turn off, or reboot attached equipment,
individually, or all equipment, simultaneously.
The RPC recognizes three basic operating commands: ON n<cr>, OFF
n<cr>, and REBOOT n<cr>, where n represents the outlet number and
<cr> represents a carriage return.
There are six red LEDs on the front of the RPC unit. There is a
corresponding red LED for each of the RPC’s six receptacles. If any or all
of the LEDs are illuminated, corresponding receptacle(s) are turned "ON,"
and consequently, attached equipment is receiving power. If
any or all of the LEDs are not illuminated, corresponding receptacle(s) are
turned “OFF.”
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Accessing Main Menu Power on the RPC unit. The following status
menu appears:
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Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
If the status menu fails to appear, ensure the correct cables and adapters
are being used and they are connected properly. Also, verify the serial
communication parameters are correctly configured.
Controlling Receptacles
To set or change the status of receptacles,
enter one of the following commands: ON n, OFF n, REBOOT n, where
“n” is the outlet number you wish to send the command. Entering an
outlet number of “0” sends the command to all outlets.
Example:
To turn “On” Outlet 3, type ON 3 from the RPC prompt
(RPC >). The RPC responds:
Turn On Outlet 3 (Y/N)?
Responding “Y” for yes turns “On” Outlet 3. Observe the
status of Outlet 3 has changed to On in the status menu:
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(c) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
Likewise, typing ON 0 at the RPC > prompt and responding “Y” for yes,
turns “On” all outlets. Typing OFF n at the RPC > prompt turns off
corresponding outlet(s).
The REBOOT n command will reboot or reset equipment attached to
corresponding receptacle(s). When the command to REBOOT (n) is sent
from the RPC > prompt, the RPC powers “Off” corresponding outlet(s)
for approximately 10 seconds, then returns them to the state they were
(“On” or “Off”) prior to receiving the reboot command.
5.1.4 CONFIGURATION
The RPC-2’s configuration menu allows the user to (1) set or change a
password and (2) customize the outlet name(s) to identify equipment
attached to the RPC. In addition to “Change Password” and “Change
Outlet Name,” the RPC-2A’s configuration menu allows
enabling/disabling confirmation and enabling/disabling status menu.
The password is disabled from the factory by making the password a
carriage return. If a password (other than a carriage return) is set, the RPC
requires password entry before allowing the user to operate the RPC unit .
REMEMBER, the password feature is case sensitive.
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The factory default outlet names are Outlet 1, Outlet 2, Outlet 3 . . . Outlet
6. From the RPC’s configuration menu, the user can change any outlet
name to outline a unique set-up.
RPC-2
From the status menu’s RPC > prompt, type CONFIG. The following
menu appears:
RPC > CONFIG
1) . . . Change Password
2) . . . Change Outlet Name
Enter Request:
RPC-2A
From the status menu’s RPC > prompt, type CONFIG. The following
menu appears:
1) . . . Change Password
2) . . . Change Outlet Name
3) . . . Enable/Disable Confirmation
4) . . . RPC > CONFIG
5) . . . Enable/Disable Status Menu
X) . . . Exit
Enter Request:
1. Change Password
RPC-2/RPC-2A
Select #1, “Change Password,” and press <Enter.> The RPC responds:
Enter Current Password:
Since the factory default password is a carriage return, hit <Enter.> If this
is not an initial set-up and a password has already been set, enter the
current password, followed by a carriage return. If you enter the password
incorrectly, the RPC responds with an “Error” message and returns to the
main menu. Consequently, you must start over by typing “CONFIG” to
access the configuration menu. If you enter the current password
correctly, the RPC responds:
Enter New Password:
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Enter a new password (maximum field length, 8 alphanumeric characters),
followed by a carriage return. The RPC responds:
Re-Enter New Password:
Re-enter the new password identically to the first entry. Remember that
the password feature is case sensitive. If you fail to re-enter the new
password correctly, the RPC responds with an “Error” message and
returns to the main menu. Consequently, must start over by typing
CONFIG” from the RPC > prompt to access the configuration menu. If
you re-enter the new password correctly, the RPC returns to the main
menu again, but you will not get an “Error” message.
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
Disabling a Password To disable a password, enter a carriage return at
the “Enter New Password” prompt. Enter another carriage return at the
“Re-enter New Password” prompt. Changing the new password to a
carriage return disables password protection. See Programming a
Password above.
2. Change Outlet Name
RPC-2/RPC-2A
Select #2, “Change Outlet Name,” and press <Enter.> The RPC sends the
following menu:
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
Enter Request:
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Enter the number of the outlet you want to change. If you want to change
the name of Outlet 4, type the number 4 at the “Enter Request” prompt,
followed by a carriage return. The RPC responds:
Enter:
Enter a new receptacle name (maximum field length, 10 characters),
followed by a carriage return. If you want to change the name of
Receptacle 4 from Outlet 4 to Router 1, type Router 1 from the “Enter”
prompt, followed by a carriage return. The RPC responds with the outlet
name menu displaying the name change to Outlet 4:
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . Router 1
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
Enter Request:
To return to the RPC > prompt, hit any key at the “Enter Request” prompt.
3.
Enable/Disable Confirmation
RPC-2A
When a command is sent to TURN ON, TURN OFF, OR REBOOT a
receptacle, if the enable/disable confirmation feature is enabled, the RPC
responds asking you to confirm the command. For example, if the
command ON 3 is sent, and the enable/disable confirmation is enabled, the
RPC responds:
Turn On Outlet 3? (Y/N)
If the enable/disable feature is disabled, the RPC will not ask to confirm
the command.
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From the configuration menu, select #3, “Enable/Disable Confirmation.”
Depending on whether confirmation is currently enabled or disabled, the
RPC responds with the option to change the current status. NOTE The
factory default setting is Enabled:
Disable Confirmation? (Y/N)
4.
Enable/Disable Status Menu
RPC-2A
From the configuration menu, select #4, “Enable/Disable Status Menu.” If
the Enable/Disable Status Menu feature is enabled, the following status
menu appears. NOTE The factory default setting is Enabled:
Circuit Breaker: On
1) Outlet 1
2) Outlet 2
3) Outlet 3
4) Outlet 4
5) Outlet 5
6) Outlet 6
: Off
: Off
: Off
: Off
: Off
: Off
RPC-2A >
If the Enable/Disable Status Menu feature is disabled, only the RPC-2A >
prompt appears.
RPC-2A >
Depending on whether confirmation is currently enabled or disabled, the
RPC responds with the option to change the current status. NOTE The
factory default setting is Enabled:
Disable Status Menu? (Y/N)
NOTE: “Outlet Control” works the same with status menu enabled
or disabled.
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5.2
RPC-2 MD01 AND RPC-2 RDR
5.2.1
LOCAL ACCESS
5.2.1.1
EIA-232 SERIAL CONNECTION
The RPC-2 MD01 and RPC-2 RDR have an RJ-45 port for connecting to a
local EIA-232 device, such as a computer terminal or external modem.
Most serial computers do not have RJ-45 connections; therefore, an
adapter is provided with this unit to convert from a DE-9 connector to an
RJ-45 connector (BayTech Part No. 9FRJ45PC-1). If you are connecting
to a modem, use a modem adapter (BayTech Part No. 25MRJ45MD-8).
BayTech also manufactures a computer/terminal adapter (BayTech Part
No. 25FRJ45PC-1) for converting from a DB-25 connector to a
RJ-45 connector. If your computer does have a RJ-45 connection, but the
pin signals are different from those described for BayTech on Page 20 of
this manual, it is possible for BayTech to customize an adapter for you. If
you require a different adapter than the one supplied with this unit, contact
one of BayTech’s Applications Engineers.
Using the 9FRJ45PC-1 adapter (or other applicable adapter) and the
RJ08X007 crossed cable, connect the serial port of your computer to the
RJ-45 port labeled “EIA-232” on the back of your RPC unit.
5.2.1.2
COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE
Load serial port communications software. Configure host terminal’s
serial communications parameters to match the RPC. RPC factory serial
communications parameters are 9600 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no
parity.
NOTE: These parameters are not user selectable.
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5.2.1.3
LOCAL OPERATION
The RPC’s main menu allows you to monitor and control equipment
attached to each of the RPC-2 RDR and RPC-2 MD01’s six receptacles.
From this menu, you can turn on, turn off, or reboot attached equipment,
individually, or all equipment, simultaneously.
The RPC recognizes three basic operating commands: ON n<cr>, OFF
n<cr>, and REBOOT n<cr>, where n represents the outlet number and
<cr> represents a carriage return.
There are six red LEDs on the front of the RPC unit. There is a
corresponding red LED for each of the RPC’s six receptacles. If any or all
of the LEDs are illuminated, corresponding receptacle(s) are turned "ON,"
and consequently, attached equipment is receiving power. If any or all of
the LED’s are not illuminated, corresponding receptacle(s) are turned
“OFF.”
Accessing Main Menu Power on the RPC unit. The following outlet
and circuit breaker status menu appears:
RPC-2 Series
(c) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
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If the status menu fails to appear, ensure the correct cables and adapters
are being used and that they are connected properly. Also, verify the
serial communication parameters are correctly configured.
Controlling Receptacles
To set or change the status of receptacles,
enter one of the following commands: ON n, OFF n, REBOOT n, where
“n” is the outlet number you wish to send the command. Entering an
outlet number of “0” sends the command to all outlets.
Example:
To turn “On” Outlet 3, type ON 3 from the RPC prompt
(RPC >). The RPC responds:
Turn On Outlet 3 (Y/N)?
Responding “Y” for yes turns “On” Outlet 3. Observe that
the status of Outlet 3 has changed to On in the status menu:
RPC-2 Series
(c) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
Likewise, typing ON 0 at the RPC > prompt and responding “Y” for yes,
turns “On” all outlets. Typing OFF n at the RPC > prompt turns off
corresponding outlet(s).
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The REBOOT n command will reboot or reset equipment attached to
corresponding receptacle(s). When the command to REBOOT (n) is sent
from the RPC > prompt, the RPC powers “Off” corresponding outlet(s)
for approximately 10 seconds, then returns them to the state they were
(“On” or “Off”) prior to receiving the reboot command.
5.2.1.4
LOCAL CONFIGURATION
The RPC-2 RDR and RPC-2 MD01’s configuration menu allows the user
to (1) set or change a password and (2) customize the outlet name(s) to
identify equipment attached to the RPC.
The password is disabled from the factory by making the password a
carriage return. If a password (other than a carriage return) is set, the RPC
requires password entry before allowing the user to operate the RPC unit.
NOTE The password feature is case sensitive.
The factory default outlet names are Outlet 1, Outlet 2, Outlet 3 . . . Outlet
6. From the RPC’s configuration menu, the user can change any or all
outlet names to outline a unique set-up.
1. Change Password
From the status menu’s RPC > prompt, type CONFIG. The following
menu appears:
RPC > CONFIG
1) . . . Change Password
2) . . . Change Outlet Name
Enter Request:
Select #1, “Change Password,” and press <Enter.> The RPC responds:
Enter Current Password:
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Since the factory default password is a carriage return, hit <Enter.> If this
is not an initial set-up and a password has already been set, enter the
current password, followed by a carriage return. If you enter the password
incorrectly, the RPC responds with an “Error” message and returns to the
main menu. Consequently, you must start over by typing “CONFIG” to
access the configuration menu. If you enter the current password
correctly, the RPC responds:
Enter New Password:
Enter a new password (maximum field length, 8 alphanumeric characters),
followed by a carriage return. The RPC responds:
Re-Enter New Password:
Re-enter the new password identically to the first entry. Remember that
the password feature is case sensitive. If you fail to re-enter the new
password correctly, the RPC responds with an “Error” message and
returns to the main menu. Consequently, you must start over by typing
CONFIG” from the RPC > prompt to access the configuration menu. If
you re-enter the new password correctly, the RPC returns to the main
menu again, but you will not get an “Error” message.
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
Disabling a Password To disable a password, enter a carriage return at
the “Enter New Password” prompt. Enter another carriage return at the
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“Re-enter New Password” prompt. Changing the new password to a
carriage return disables password protection. See Programming a
Password above.
2. Change Outlet Name
From the status menu’s RPC > prompt, type CONFIG. The following
menu appears:
RPC > CONFIG
1) . . . Change Password
2) . . . Change Outlet Name
Enter Request:
Select #2, “Change Outlet Name,” and press <Enter.> The RPC responds:
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
Enter Request:
Enter the number of the outlet you want to change. If you want to change
the name of Outlet 4, type the number 4 at the “Enter Request” prompt,
followed by a carriage return. The RPC responds:
Enter:
Enter a new receptacle name (maximum field length, 10 characters),
followed by a carriage return. If you want to change the name of
Receptacle 4 from Outlet 4 to Router 1, type Router 1 from the “Enter”
prompt, followed by a carriage return. The RPC responds with the outlet
name menu displaying the name change to Outlet 4:
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1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . Router 1
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
Enter Request:
To return to the RPC > prompt, hit any key at the “Enter Request” prompt.
5.2.2
REMOTE ACCESS
5.2.2.1
MODEM CONNECTIONS
RPC-2 MD01 (Internal Modem) Using the RJ04X007 (RJ-11) modular
cable, connect either port labeled “LINE” on the back of the RPC unit to
the telco wall jack. Proceed to “Accessing Main Menu via Modem.”
RPC-2 RDR (External Modem) Plug the modem’s power supply into
receptacle number six on the RPC. Using the RJ04X007 (RJ-11) modular
cable, connect either port labeled “LINE” on the back of the RPC unit to
the telco wall jack. Using another RJ04X007 (RJ-11) modular cable,
connect the remaining port labeled “LINE” on the back of the RPC unit to
the port labeled “LINE” on the external modem.
Using the 25MRJ45MD-8 adapter and the RJ08X007 (8-pin crossed)
cable, connect the DB-25 female port of the modem to the RJ-45 port
labeled “EIA-232” on the back of the RPC unit.
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IMPORTANT You must customize the external modem’s configuration
to operate properly with the RPC-2 RDR. See Appendix C (MODEM
COMMAND SUMMARY) for information on customizing external
modem configurations.
5.2.2.2
REMOTE OPERATION
The RPC’s main menu allows you to monitor and control the equipment
attached to each of the RPC-2 RDR and RPC-2 MD01’s six receptacles.
From this menu, the user can turn on, turn off, or reboot attached
equipment, individually, or all equipment, simultaneously.
The RPC recognizes three basic operating commands: ON n<cr>, OFF
n<cr>, and REBOOT n<cr>, where n represents the outlet number and
<cr> represents a carriage return.
Accessing Main Menu via Modem Using a communications software,
dial the modem using the ATDT command. If the modem does not
respond in 5 to 7 rings, the RPC’s RDR feature recycles power to Outlet 6
and consequently resets the modem. Dial the modem again using the
ATDT command. When a connection has been established, the RPC
sends the following header:
RPC-2 Series
(C) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
If you set a password when you were locally connected to the RPC
through the serial port, the following header appears. Note the additional
prompt for a password:
RPC-2 Series
(C) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Enter Password:
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If prompted, enter password. The following main menu appears:
RPC-2 Series
(C) 1997 by BayTech
F2.07
Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
VERY IMPORTANT WHEN OPERATING REMOTELY, DO
NOT SEND THE COMMAND TO TURN “OFF” A RECEPTACLE
THAT HAS A HOST TERMINAL OR MODEM ATTACHED.
DOING SO WILL RESULT IN THE HOST TERMINAL OR
MODEM BEING POWERED DOWN CREATING A “LOCKEDOUT” CONDITION. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO
REESTABLISH A CONNECTION UNTIL THE RECEPTACLE
HAS BEEN TURNED “ON” THROUGH THE SERIAL PORT.
IF YOU SEND THE COMMAND TO “REBOOT” A RECEPTACLE
WITH A HOST TERMINAL OR MODEM ATTACHED, ACTIVE
CONNECTION TO THAT TERMINAL OR MODEM IS LOST
AND WILL HAVE TO BE REESTABLISHED.
Controlling Receptacles
To set or change the status of receptacles,
enter one of the following commands: ON n, OFF n, REBOOT n, where
“n” is the outlet number you wish to send the command. Entering an
outlet number of “0” sends the command to all outlets.
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Example:
To turn “On” Outlet 3, type ON 3 from the RPC prompt
(RPC >). The RPC responds:
Turn On Outlet 3 (Y/N)?
Responding “Y” for yes turns “On” Outlet 3. Observe the
status of Outlet 3 has changed to On in the status menu:
RPC-2 Series
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Circuit Breaker : On
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
:
:
:
:
:
:
Off
Off
On
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
Likewise, typing ON 0 at the RPC > prompt and responding “Y” for yes,
turns “On” all outlets. Typing OFF n at the RPC > prompt turns off
corresponding outlet(s).
The REBOOT n command will reboot or reset equipment attached to
corresponding receptacle(s). When the command to REBOOT (n) is sent
from the RPC > prompt, the RPC powers “Off” corresponding outlet(s)
for approximately 10 seconds, then returns them to the state they were
(“On” or “Off”) prior to receiving the reboot command.
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5.3
RPC-3, RPC-3A and RPC-5
RPC-5 Note: The RPC-3 and RPC-5 are configured in a similar
manner. This quick start will make reference the RPC-3 menus. The only
programming differences for the RPC-5 pertain to the number of
receptacles shown in the menus.
Inlet #1 supplies power to the logic of the RPC-5, this inlet must have
power for the unit to operate.
The RPC-3 and RPC-3A are multi-user units, supporting one admin user
and up to eight outlet users. The admin user has access to all outlets, user
and system configuration options, unit status, and unit reset capabilities.
The outlet user has access to only those outlets in the user’s outlet list, as
set by the admin user. The outlet user’s menu and status display shows
only those outlets accessed to the user.
NOTE The RPC-3 and RPC-3A supports one admin user. The
admin user may have four sessions running concurrently. Default
user name is admin. User names are case sensitive.
5.3.1
LOCAL ACCESS
5.3.1.1
EIA-232 SERIAL CONNECTION
The RPC-3 and RPC-3A have a RJ-45 port for connecting to a local
EIA-232 device, such as a computer terminal or external modem. Most
serial computers do not have RJ-45 connections; therefore, an adapter is
provided with this unit to convert from a DE-9 connector to a RJ-45
connector (BayTech Part No. 9FRJ45PC-1). If you are connecting to a
modem, use a modem adapter (BayTech Part No. 25MRJ45MD-8).
Using the 9FRJ45PC-1 adapter (or other applicable adapter) and the
RJ08X007 crossed cable, connect the serial port of your computer to the
RJ-45 port labeled “EIA-232” on the back of your RPC unit.
5.3.2
REMOTE ACCESS
5.3.2.1
NETWORK PORT CONNECTION
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The RPC-3 and RPC-3A have an Ethernet port for connecting to a
network. REMEMBER, in order for a network connection to be
established, at a minimum, you must configure the IP address, subnet
mask, and if applicable, gateway. Network configurations can be
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configured through the Ethernet port or locally through the serial
port.
Once you have configured the IP address, subnet mask, and if applicable,
gateway through the serial port, a network connection can be established
via a Telnet session from your workstation.
Using a straight 10Base-T cable, connect the Ethernet portion the RPC-3
or RPC-3A to the network hub.
Is the green LINK LED is illuminated? If it is not, you are not “linked” to
the network. Check the 10Base-T cable connection to your network.
Also, verify status of the CX LED. It should not be flashing. If the CX
LED is flashing, note the number of times it flashes in a cycle. To
determine what the CX LED is indicating; refer to Appendix C
“DIAGNOSTIC LED INDICATIONS.” If the LED indications are
correct, the RPC can be accessed through a Telnet session. Establish the
Telnet client session and login from you workstation.
5.3.3
COMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE
Load serial port communications software. Configure host terminal’s
serial communications parameters to match the RPC. RPC factory serial
communications parameters are 9600 bps, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no
parity. NOTE: These parameters are not user selectable.
5.3.4
OPERATIONS
VERY IMPORTANT WHEN OPERATING REMOTELY, DO
NOT SEND THE COMMAND TO TURN “OFF” A RECEPTACLE
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THAT HAS A HOST TERMINAL OR MODEM ATTACHED.
DOING SO WILL RESULT IN THE HOST TERMINAL OR
MODEM BEING POWERED DOWN CREATING A “LOCKEDOUT” CONDITION. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO
REESTABLISH A CONNECTION UNTIL THE RECEPTACLE
HAS BEEN TURNED “ON” THROUGH THE SERIAL PORT.
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IF YOU SEND THE COMMAND TO “REBOOT” A RECEPTACLE
WITH A HOST TERMINAL OR MODEM ATTACHED, ACTIVE
CONNECTION TO THAT TERMINAL OR MODEM IS LOST
AND WILL HAVE TO BE REESTABLISHED.
IMPORTANT AN ASSIGNED USER IS ALLOWED ONE
ACTIVE SESSION. THE ADMIN USER IS ALLOWED FOUR
SESSIONS RUNNING CONCURRENTLY.
From the RPC-3 and RPC-3A’s main menu, #1 “Outlet Control” and #4
“Unit Status” allow the user to monitor and control the equipment attached
to each of the RPC’s eight receptacles. Selection #3 puts the user into the
configuration menu for setting network parameters, programming user
login access, and outlet configuration. Selection #2 allows the admin user
to manage optional users. Reset the unit at selection #5.
There are eight red LED’s on the front of the RPC unit. There is a
corresponding red LED for each of the RPC’s eight receptacles. If any or
all of the LEDs are illuminated, the corresponding receptacle(s) are turned
"ON," and consequently, attached equipment is receiving power. If any
one (or all) of the LED’s are not illuminated, the corresponding
receptacle(s) are turned “OFF.”
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Accessing Main Menu Power on the RPC unit. The following main
menu appears:
RPC-3 Telnet Host
Revision F 3.03, (C) 1998
Bay Technical Associates
Unit ID: RPC3
RPC-3 Menu:
1) . . . Outlet Control
2) . . . Manage Users
3) . . . Configuration
4) . . . Unit Status
5) . . . Reset Unit
6) . . . Logout
Enter Selection:
If the main menu fails to appear, ensure the correct cables and adapters are
being used and they are properly connected. Also, verify the serial
communication parameters are correctly configured.
If this is not an initial setup and username and/or password have been
enabled, you will be prompted to enter a username and/or password.
When a successful username and/or password has been entered, the main
menu (above) appears.
5.3.4.1
Outlet Control
To set or change the status of receptacles, select #1 “Outlet Control” from
the main menu. The following status menu appears:
Available RPC3 Outlets
For command summary, enter HELP
Circuit Breaker : On
Selection
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Outlet
Name
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
Outlet
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Power
Status
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
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NOTE The outlet user sees only those outlets as assigned to him by
the admin user.
From the RPC > prompt, enter one of the following commands: ON n,
OFF n, REBOOT n, where “n” is the outlet number you wish to send the
command. Entering an outlet number of “0” sends the command to all
outlets.
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Example:
To turn “On” Outlet 3, type ON 3 from the RPC prompt
(RPC >). The RPC responds with:
Turn On Outlet 3 (Y/N)?
Responding “Y” for yes turns “On” Outlet 3. Observe the
status of Outlet 3 has changed to On in the status menu:
Circuit Breaker : On
Selection
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Outlet
Name
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
Outlet
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Power
Status
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
RPC >
Likewise, typing ON 0 at the RPC > prompt and responding “Y” for yes,
turns “On” all outlets. Typing OFF n at the RPC > prompt turns off
corresponding outlet(s).
The REBOOT n command will reboot or reset equipment attached to
corresponding receptacle(s), if the outlet is turned ON. When the
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command to REBOOT (n) is sent from the RPC > prompt, the RPC
powers “Off” corresponding outlet(s) for approximately 10 seconds plus
the programmed outlet delay time, then returns them to the state they were
(“On” or “Off”) prior to receiving the reboot command.
NOTE The reboot command will only reboot outlets that are
turned ON; an outlet that is turned OFF cannot be rebooted.
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5.3.4.2
Manage Users
Selection #2, “Manage Users,” from the main menu allows the admin user
to add and delete users, change passwords, and change the outlet list that
determines an outlet user’s access to prescribed outlets.
From the main menu, select #2, “Manage Users.” The following menu
appears:
User Management Menu
To modify existing user, enter number of user.
To add/delete user, select appropriate menu choice.
Enter request, CR to exit menus.
1) . . . Add user
2) . . . admin
If this is not an initial setup and optional outlet users have been added,
they too will show in the User Management Menu, along with the option
to delete users.
User Management Menu
To modify existing user, enter number of user.
To add/delete user, select appropriate menu choice.
Enter request, CR to exit menus.
1)
. . . Add user
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2)
3)
4)
5)
Add user
. . . Delete user
. . . admin
. . . engineering
. . . sales
The “Add user” option is presented any time less than 8
optional users are defined. Select #1, “Add user,” from the
User Management Menu. The RPC-3 or RPC-3A
responds:
Enter username (<= 8 characters) >
Enter the name of the user to be added, followed by a
carriage return <cr>.
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NOTE User name is case sensitive.
The RPC-3 or RPC-3A resumes the User Management
Menu including the added user.
Delete user
NOTE Deletion of admin user is prohibited. If an
outlet user is deleted and is logged in at the time, the
outlet user is disconnected.
Select #2, “Delete user,” from the User Management Menu.
The RPC-3 or RPC-3A responds:
From menu above, enter number for user to delete
Enter the number that corresponds to the user to be deleted,
followed by a carriage return <cr>.
The RPC-3 or RPC-3A resumes the User Management
Menu excluding the deleted user.
Change
Password
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IMPORTANT If enabled, the unit provides
independent enabling of username and password,
allowing outlet users access to assigned outlets by
entering a user name and/or password. If disabled,
neither the username nor password is required, and
every user will have access to all admin functions.
From the User Management Menu, select the number of the
user to modify, followed by a carriage return <cr>. The
unit responds:
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NOTE Password can be enabled or disabled for serial
login and network login.
Enter choice, CR to exit
User name: engineering
1)
2)
. . . Change Password
. . . Change Outlet List
Enter Request >
Factory default password is a carriage return <cr>. If
Password is enabled, the RPC requires password entry
before allowing the user to operate the RPC unit.
NOTE Password feature is case sensitive.
Select #1, “Change Password,” followed by a carriage
return. The RPC-3 or RPC-3A responds:
Enter Old Password:
Since the factory default password is a carriage return, hit
<Enter.> If this is not an initial set-up and a password has
already been set, enter the current password, followed by a
carriage return. If you enter the password incorrectly, the
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RPC responds indefinitely with “Enter old password:” until
the old password has been entered correctly. NOTE A
carriage return <cr> will exit to user menu. If you enter
the current password correctly, the RPC responds:
Enter new password (<= 8 characters) >
Enter a new password (maximum field length, 8 alphanumeric characters), followed by a carriage return. The
RPC responds with:
Confirm by Re-Entering New Password:
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Re-enter the new password identically to the first entry.
Remember that the password feature is case sensitive.
If you fail to re-enter the new password correctly, the RPC
responds indefinitely with “Confirm by Re-Entering New
Password:” until the new password has been re-entered
correctly. NOTE A carriage return <cr> will exit to
user menu. If you re-enter the new password correctly, the
RPC returns to the configuration menu.
NOTE Entering a null password for a particular user
will act to disable login requirement of a password for
that user. Thus, if username and password prompts are
enabled, it is possible to configure a unit to allow
nonauthenticated access to some users while requiring a
password from others.
Change
Outlet List
NOTE If an outlet user’s list is changed and he is
logged in at the time, his outlet list dynamically changes.
If enabled, an updated outlet status report will be
issued.
The outlet list determines which outlets a particular user
can access. From the User Management Menu, enter the
number of the user to modify, followed by a carriage
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return. The select #2, “Change Outlet List.” The RPC-3 or
RPC-3A responds:
To change outlet access, enter number(s) of outlets. If more than
one entry, separate numbers with commas. CR to exit.
User Name: engineering
Outlet
1) . . . Outlet 1
2) . . . Outlet 2
3) . . . Outlet 3
4) . . . Outlet 4
5) . . . Outlet 5
6) . . . Outlet 6
7) . . . Outlet 7
8) . . . Outlet 8
Access
yes
no
yes
yes
no
yes
yes
no
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To toggle outlet access, enter the number that corresponds
to the outlet you want to change. For example, if you want
engineering to have access to Outlet 2, enter the number 2,
followed by a carriage return. If you want engineering to
have access to Outlets 2, 5, and 8 enter the numbers 2, 5
and 8 separated by commas: 2,5,8
5.3.5
CONFIGURATION
Configuration can be performed through the serial port, as well as through
the network port, by the admin user only. From the RPC Main Menu,
select #3, “Configuration.” The following menu appears:
Bay Technical Associates
RPC-3 Configuration Menu
MAC Addr:
00.C0.48.05.53.A2
Unit ID: RPC3
Medium Stat: good
Active users: 1
Enter choice from menu, CR to exit
1) . . . IP Address
: 0.0.0.0
2) . . . Subnet Mask
: 0.0.0.0
3) . . . Gateway
: 0.0.0.0
4) . . . Unit ID
: RPC-3
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5) . . . Access
6) . . . Outlets
7) . . . Exit
IMPORTANT NETWORK PARAMETERS, SUCH AS IP
ADDRESS, REQUIRE A UNIT RESET BEFORE ANY CHANGES
WILL TAKE AFFECT. ALL OTHER CONFIGURATION
CHANGES WILL BE IMMEDIATELY IMPLEMENTED UPON
ACCEPTING CHANGES AT THE END OF THE
CONFIGURATION PROCEDURE. EXIT ALL MENUS BY <CR>.
IP Address
The IP address consists of four bytes, each byte ranging
from 0 to 255. This parameter must be programmed
before the RPC can be accessed on the network.
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From the configuration menu, select #1, “IP Address.” The
RPC responds:
Enter IP address in dotted decimal form:
Enter the IP address (Example: 200.4.3.50), followed by a
carriage return. Upon entry of a carriage return, the RPC
resumes the configuration menu. NOTE: The factory
default IP address is 0.0.0.0. If you fail to enter the IP
address in dotted decimal form, the RPC responds again:
Enter IP address in dotted decimal form:
The RPC responds indefinitely with the same request
until the IP address in entered in the correct form.
Subnet Mask The Subnet Mask consist of four bytes, each byte
ranging from 0 to 255. This parameter must be
programmed before the RPC can be accessed on a
network.
From the configuration menu, select #2, “Subnet Mask.”
The RPC responds:
Enter Subnet Mask in dotted decimal form:
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Enter the Subnet Mask (Example: 255.255.255.0),
followed by a carriage return. Upon entry of a carriage
return, the RPC resumes the configuration menu.
NOTE: The factory default Subnet Mask is 0.0.0.0. If
you fail to enter the subnet mask in dotted decimal form,
the RPC responds again:
Enter Subnet Mask in dotted decimal form:
The RPC responds indefinitely with the same request
until the subnet mask is entered in the correct form.
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Gateway
The gateway address consists of four bytes, each byte
ranging from 0 to 255.
From the configuration menu, select #3, “Gateway.” The
RPC responds:
Enter Gateway address in dotted decimal form:
Enter the gateway address (Example: 200.4.5.50), followed
by a carriage return. Upon entry of a carriage return, the
RPC resumes the configuration menu. NOTE: The
factory default Gateway address is 0.0.0.0. If you fail to
enter the gateway address is dotted decimal form, the RPC
responds again:
Enter Gateway address in dotted decimal form:
The RPC responds indefinitely with the same request
until the gateway address is entered in the correct form.
Unit ID
From the configuration menu, select #4, “Unit ID.” The
RPC responds:
Enter Unit ID (64 chars max):
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Enter the RPC unit ID, followed by a carriage return. The
RPC resumes the configuration menu. NOTE: The
factory default Unit ID is RPC-3.
Access
IMPORTANT If username and password are disabled
(factory default), outlet users will have access to all
admin functions.
Login Setup allows the user to enable or disable username
and password login for both serial and network ports. If the
features are enabled, the RPC requires username and
password entry before allowing access to the unit.
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To configure the login setup, select #5, “Access,” from the
configuration menu, followed by a carriage return <cr>.
The RPC-3 or RPC-3A responds with the following Login
Setup menu:
Login Setup
Toggle option by entering number, CR to exit
Network Access:
1) . . . Prompt for user name:
2) . . . Prompt for password:
Serial Port Access:
3) . . . Prompt for user name:
4) . . . Prompt for password:
disabled
disabled
disabled
disabled
Enter option >
Enter the number that corresponds to the prompt you want
to toggle. The unit responds by asking if you want to
enable the prompt, if it is currently disabled or disable the
prompt, if it is currently enabled. Type “Y” for “Yes,” or
“N” for “No,” accordingly.
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NOTE A null password for any particular user
disables the password login requirement for that user,
even if prompt for password is enabled.
Outlets
From the configuration menu, select #6, “Outlets.” The
following Outlet Operation Configuration Menu appears:
Outlet Operation Configuration Menu
Enter Request, CR to exit
1) . . .
2) . . .
3) . . .
4) . . .
5) . . .
Outlet Status Display:
Command Confirmation:
Outlet Power-up Delay
Name Outlets
Display Outlet Users
enabled
enabled
Enter Request >
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Outlet Status Display
From the Outlet Operation Configuration Menu, select #1,
“Outlet Status Display.” Depending on whether outlet
status display is currently enabled or disabled, the RPC
responds with the option to change the current status.
NOTE The factory default setting is Enabled:
Disable Outlet Status Display? (Y/N)
Command Confirmation
Consider Option 1, "Outlet Control," from the RPC Main
Menu. The outlet control option allows control of each of
the RPC-3 or RPC-3A’s eight receptacles. When a
command is sent to TURN ON, TURN OFF, OR REBOOT
a receptacle, if the enable/disable confirmation feature is
enabled, the RPC responds asking you to confirm the
command. For example, if the command ON 3 is sent, and
the enable/disable confirmation is enabled, the RPC
responds:
Turn On Outlet 3? (Y/N)
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If the enable/disable feature is disabled, the RPC will not
ask to confirm the command.
From the Outlet Operation Configuration Menu, select #2,
“Command Confirmation.” Depending on whether
confirmation is currently enabled or disabled, the
RPC responds with the option to change the current status.
NOTE The factory default setting is Enabled:
Disable Confirmation? (Y/N)
Outlet Power-up Delay
The Outlet Power-up delay allows a set amount of time to
elapse after a unit power-up or user initiated reset before
power is applied to the outlet. This power up sequence is
also used when a REBOOT occurs.
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From the Outlet Configuration Menu, select #3, “Outlet
Power-up Delay.” The unit responds:
To set delay, enter number of outlet, CR to exit
Outlet power-up delays (in seconds):
1) . . . Outlet 1
: 0
2) . . . Outlet 2
: 0
3) . . . Outlet 3
: 0
4) . . . Outlet 4
: 0
5) . . . Outlet 5
: 0
6) . . . Outlet 6
: 0
7) . . . Outlet 7
: 0
8) . . . Outlet 8
: 0
Enter Request >
Enter the number of the outlet to set a power-up delay,
followed by a carriage return <cr>. The unit responds:
Outlet Name: Outlet 1
Enter delay (seconds) >
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Enter the amount of time (seconds) to elapse before power
is applied to the outlet. The RPC-3 or RPC-3A resumes the
power-up delay status displaying the change.
NOTE Maximum number of seconds is 599.
Name Outlets
“Name Outlets” allows the user to customize outlet name(s)
to identify individual pieces of equipment attached to the
RPC. The factory default outlet names are Outlet 1,
Outlet 2, Outlet 3 . . . Outlet 8. From the RPC’s
configuration menu, the user can change any or all outlet
names to outline a unique set-up.
From the configuration menu, select #6, “Name Outlets.”
Select #4, “Change Outlet Name,” press <Enter.> The
RPC sends the following menu:
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Enter number of outlet to name, CR to exit.
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . OUTLET 4
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
7) . . . OUTLET 7
8) . . . OUTLET 8
Enter Request:
Enter the number of the outlet you want to change. If you
want to change the name of Outlet 4, type the number 4 at
the “Enter Request” prompt, followed by a carriage return.
The RPC responds:
Enter:
Enter a new receptacle name (maximum field length, 10
characters), followed by a carriage return. If you want to
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change the name of Receptacle 4 from Outlet 4 to Router
1, type Router 1 from the “Enter” prompt, followed by a
carriage return. The RPC responds with the outlet name
menu displaying the name change to Outlet 4:
1) . . . OUTLET 1
2) . . . OUTLET 2
3) . . . OUTLET 3
4) . . . Router 1
5) . . . OUTLET 5
6) . . . OUTLET 6
Enter Request:
To return to the configuration menu, hit any key at the
“Enter Request” prompt.
Display Outlet User
From the Outlet Operation Configuration Menu, select #5,
“Display Outlet User,” followed by a carriage return. The
RPC-3 or RPC-3A displays the outlet user assignments
similar to the following:
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Outlet User Assignments
Outlet
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Outlet
Name
Assigned
User(s)
Outlet 1
Outlet 2
Outlet 3
Outlet 4
Outlet 5
Outlet 6
Outlet 7
Outlet 8
admin, eng
admin, sales
admin, sales, eng
admin, eng
admin, eng
admin, sales
admin, sales, eng
admin, eng
<Strike CR to continue>
5.3.6
UNIT STATUS
Unit status provides vital information about the RPC unit--system status,
network interface, logged user status, and outlet status. In the event of
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problems with the RPC unit or its network interface capabilities, “Unit
Status” information can be used as a valuable troubleshooting aid. You
may be asked to refer to the unit status when calling one of BayTech’s
Application Engineers for support.
From the main menu, select #4, “Unit Status.” The following Unit Status
Menu appears:
RPC Unit Status Menu
1) . . .
2) . . .
3) . . .
4) . . .
System
Network Interface
Logged Users
Outlet Status
>
System Status
System Status provides information about the local
memory (available buffers), how many
TCP sockets in use, and the time the unit has been
operating since the last unit reset or power up.
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From the Unit Status Menu, select #1 “System.”
The following system information is provided:
System Status:
Available local memory (256 byte buffers: 30)
TCP sockets in use: 1
System up time (days: hh:mm:ss): xx:xx:xx:xx
<Strike any key to continue.>
NOTE Each session has an inactivity timeout of
ten minutes. After ten minutes of no activity
elapses, the session terminates.
Network
Interface
Network Interface gives information on the
medium or connection status between the RPC unit
and the equipment it is attached to, the number of
faults, if any, the number of transmitting errors, the
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number of buffers left (30 or less) available to send
data, and whether the receive queue status is
available to receive data. From the Unit Status
Menu, select #2, “Network Interface.” The
following network information is provided:
Network Status:
Medium status: good
Medium faults: 0
Xmit bufr errs: 0
Available send buffers: 29
Receive queue status: open
<Strike any key to continue.>
Logged Users
This option shows the number of active sessions.
For each session, the name of the account, the type
of interface (serial or network) and the status is
Provided.
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NOTE Due to memory limitations, outlet users
accounts are limited to one active session per
account. The admin user account has four
sessions available for concurrent use.
Logged Users:
User Name
1) … admin
Location
*RS-232 Port
Status
+
<Strike “T” to terminate a session or any key to continue.>
Terminated a session by typing “T” at the <Strike
“T” to terminate a session or any key to continue>
prompt. After typing “T” the RPC responds:
Enter number of connections to terminate, <CR>:
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Enter the number of the session to terminate. The
RPC responds:
<Connection being terminated. Strike CR to continue. >
Outlet Status
The following table shows the status of all outlets:
Outlet Status
Selection
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Outlet
Name
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
OUTLET
Outlet
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Power
Status
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
Off
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5.3.7
RESET UNIT
Reset the unit to load new configuration changes. You must reset for
network parameters, such as IP Address, to take affect.
From the main menu, select #5, “Reset Unit.” The RPC responds:
Reset Unit? (Y/N)
Type “Y” for yes; allow approximately 5 seconds for unit reset.
5.3.8
COMMAND SUMMARY
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In the list below, “n” refers to selection number as displayed in Outlet
Status. Any invalid input results in an input error message and returns the
user to the command prompt.
From the RPC3> prompt in Outlet Control, type HELP. The RPC
responds with the following command summary information.
RPC3 >
“n” refers to selection number, as displayed in Outlet Status.
LOGOUT
OFF n
ON n
REBOOT n
RC
STATUS
HELP
: terminate session
: turn off outlet “n”, do all for n = 0
: turn on outlet “n”, do all for n = 0
: cycle power off/on outlet “n”, do all for n = 0
: display outlet relay control information
: display power status of outlets
: display this message.
<Strike CR to continue.>
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6.0
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
BayTech has a staff of applications engineers on duty to assist you from 7
am to 7 pm (CST or CDT), Monday through Friday. In the event you
have problems installing, setting up or operating your RPC unit, please
feel free to contact BayTech’s technical support office. For information
on all of BayTech’s data communication products, contact our Web Site at
the address given below.
If you call the BayTech support desk, please have the following
information available to help the applications engineers answer your
questions efficiently:
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a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
The RPC model type
The unit’s serial number (located on the bottom of the
unit).
The devices that you have connected to the RPC unit.
Provide a general description of the application you are
using. What are you trying to accomplish?
What cables and adapters are you using? What are the
lengths of the cables? Who sold you the cables and
adapters?
The name of the emulation program you are using.
Bay Technical Associates, Inc.
200 N. Second Street, P. O. Box 387
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 USA
Phone: 800-523-2702 or 228-467-8231
FAX: 228-467-4551
Web Site: www.baytechdcd.com
REPACKAGING, SHIPPING, AND RETURNING TO THE FACTORY
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7.0
REPACKAGING, SHIPPING, AND
RETURNING TO THE
FACTORY
If your RPC unit needs service, upgrades, or repairs, or if the unit
experiences failure, return it to BayTech. Before dismantling your
equipment or before returning the unit for any reason, always call
BayTech. The user should never attempt repairs on this unit. If you need
to return the RPC to the factory for repairs, warranty work, or upgrades,
follow the instructions below for repackaging and shipping.
Instructions for repackaging and shipping:
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a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Call BayTech to get a Return Authorization Number.
Without this number, BayTech will not accept warranty or
no-charge returns.
Choose a heavy cardboard box.
Surround your unit with a minimum of two inches of
insulation.
Be sure to seal the box securely with strapping or packing
tape. We do not recommend masking tape or cellophane
tape.
On the outside of the box, please write the Return
Authorization Number.
Ship the unit to the following address:
Bay Technical Associates, Inc.
200 N. Second Street
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 USA
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8.0
FCC RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFACE
STATEMENT
This equipment has been type tested and found to comply within the limits
for a Class A digital device pursuant to Subpart J of Part 15 of FCC rules.
FCC rules are designed to provide reasonable protection against
interference with radio communications in a commercial environment.
Not installing in accordance with this manual or operating this unit in a
residential environment is likely to cause interference. In such cases, the
user will be responsible for the expense of correcting the interference.
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APPENDIX A
RPC TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
No Menu
Blank Screen
Cables
Adapters
Parameters
Ensure correct cables
and adapters are
being used and are
connected properly.
See Appendix B
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(Specifications).
Verify serial
parameters are
correctly configured.
Password Doesn’t
Work
Returns to prompt
Caps Lock
Password feature is
case sensitive. Type
password exactly as it
was originally
entered.
No menu when
accessing thru
external modem
Blank Screen
Modem
settings
disagree with
RPC-2 RDR
Cannot access
RPC-3 through
network port
Blank Screen
Various
Enter AT modem
commands to
configure modem to
operate with RPC.
See Appendix D
(Modem Command
Summary).
Note what the CX
LED is doing. Refer
to Appendix C
(Diagnostic LED
Indications)
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APPENDIX A
RPC TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
SOLUTION
Cannot access Outlet
Control or
Configuration
“X” in the menu line
for the desired
operation
Multiple Users
Network user
overrides serial user.
Only 1 user in Outlet
Control or
Configuration at a
time. See logged
users, Page 56.
68
Network session
locks up
No response from
unit
More than 4
sessions open
Terminate 1 or more
sessions. See logged
Users, Page 56.
Can’t get out of
Outlet Control
Returns to Outlet
Control Menu
Wrong
command
Type MENU
Device not working
No power, dead
Call BayTech
Applications
Engineers.
Need to download
manual from web site
www.baytechdcd.com
Go to Product
Manuals; scroll to
“JUMP HERE FOR
MANUALS.” Select
desired manual.
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APPENDIX A
RPC TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE (Cont.)
PROBLEM
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
PING not echoing
request
Gets request timeout
Check network
connection
Forgot Password
Cannot access unit
past password prompt
Call a BayTech
Applications
Engineer
Cannot configure
No access to network
Trying to
SOLUTION
Access unit thru
69
network parameters
parameters
configure thru
network port
serial port
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APPENDIX B
SPECIFICATIONS
Power
Receptacle
Circuit
Breaker
EIA-232
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RPC2
RPC2A
RPC-2 RPC-2 RPC-3
MDO1 RDR
Table 3.1
RPCRPC-5
3A
6 each
115
VAC, 60
Hz,
15 Amp
125
VAC, 15
Amp
6 each
230 VAC,
50 Hz,
10 Amp
6 each
115 VAC,
60 Hz,
15 Amp
6 each
115 VAC,
60 Hz,
15 Amp
8 each
115 VAC,
60 Hz,
15 Amp
8 each
230 VAC,
50 Hz,
10 Amp
4 each
115 VAC,
60 Hz,
15 Amp
230 VAC,
10 Amp,
Universal
IEC 320
Outlets
8 pin
125 VAC,
15 Amp
125 VAC,
15 Amp
125 VAC,
15 Amp
125 VAC,
15 Amp
4 indiv
breakers
8 pin
8 pin
8 pin
230 VAC,
10 Amp,
Universal
IEC 320
Outlets
8 pin
8 pin
8 pin
Serial Port
Network
Interface
Protocols
Frame
Types
Modem
Interface
Modem
Connectors
Dimensions
Weight
modular
connecto
r (RJ-45)
modular
connector
(RJ-45)
modular
connector
(RJ-45)
modular
connector
(RJ-45)
modular
connector
(RJ-45)
Ethernet,
IEEE 802.3
compliance
10BASE-T
(twisted
pair RJ-45)
TCP/IP &
Telnet
Ethernet II
and SNAP
modular
connector
(RJ-45)
Ethernet,
IEEE 802.3
compliance
10BASE-T
(twisted
pair RJ-45)
TCP/IP &
Telnet
Ethernet II
and SNAP
modular
connector
(RJ-45)
Ethernet,
IEEE 802.3
compliance
10BASE-T
(twisted
pair RJ-45)
TCP/IP &
Telnet
Ethernet II
and SNAP
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
16.73”w
x 3.42”d
x 1.72”h
16.73”w x
4.32”d x
1.72”h
2400 bps
4 pin
modular
RJ-45
16.73”w x
3.42”d x
1.72”h
N/A
4 pin
modular
RJ-45
16.73”w x
3.42”d x
1.72”h
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
16.73”w x
5.25”d x
1.72”h
16.73”w x
6.17”d x
1.72”h
16.73”w x
6.17”d x
1.72”h
3 lb, 4
oz
3 lb, 8 oz
3 lb, 4 oz
3 lb, 4 oz
4 lb, 4 oz
4 lb, 8 oz
4 lb, 4 oz
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APPENDIX B
SPECIFICATIONS (Cont.)
LED
Indicators
RPC-2
RPC2A
RPC-2
MDO1
RPC-2
RDR
RPC-3
RPC3A
RPC-5
power
receptacle
status
power
receptacle
status
power
receptacle
status
TX modem
status
RD modem
status
power
receptacle
status
TX modem
status
RD modem
status
power
receptacle
status
CX
connection
status and
diagnostics
power
receptacle
status
CX
connection
status and
diagnostics
power
receptacle
status
CX
connection
status and
diagnostics
71
Mounting
(Optional)
Warranty
72
19” or 23”
One year
on parts
and labor
19” or 23”
One year
on parts
and labor
DCD
modem
status
DCD
modem
status
RX & TX
activity
-Link
RX & TX
activity
Link
RX & TX
activity
Link
19” or 23”
One year
on parts
and labor
19” or 23”
One year
on parts
and labor
19” or 23”
One year
on parts
and labor
19” or 23”
One year
on parts
and labor
19” or 23”
One year
on parts
and labor
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APPENDIX C
DIAGNOSTIC LED INDICATIONS
To detect hardware, cabling, or configuration problems upon initialization
of power, the RPC-3 and RPC-3A go through a diagnostic sequence. To
help determine the cause of the problem, the RPC-3 and RPC-3A have a
CX LED located on the front, right side of the unit. Upon initialization of
power, refer to the table below for interpretation.
INDICATION
INTERPRETATION
Not lit
Normal unconnected operation
Brief flash followed by a
solid illumination
Flashes 1 time per cycle
Established connection on network port or
serial port
Hardware or NIC problem
Flashes 2 times per cycle
Configuration error
Flashes 3 times per cycle
Cable or hub connection fault
Flashes 4 times per cycle
Duplicate IP address
Remains lit without a brief
Memory error
flash prior to illumination
NOTE: DIAGNOSTIC INDICATIONS OVERRIDE A
CONNNECTION INDICATION.
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APPENDIX D
1.0
MODEM COMMAND SUMMARY
1.1
U.S. ROBOTIC MODEMS
COMMAND
INTERPRETATION
AT&B1
Fixed Serial Port Rate
AT&C1
Normal CD Operations (default)
AT&D2
Normal DTR Operations (default)
ATS0=1
Auto answer telephone line in 4 or fewer rings
ATE0
Modem does not display keyboard commands.
ATQ1
Place modem into quiet mode
AT&W0
Save the modem’s configuration in non-volatile
memory
NOTE: To send all of the above at the same time, type the following
command:
AT&B1&C1&D2S0=1E0Q1&W0
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APPENDIX D
1.0
MODEM COMMAND SUMMARY (Cont.)
1.2
ROCKWELL CHIP SET MODEMS
COMMANDS
INTERPRETATION
ATS23=59
Fixed Serial Port Rate (default)
AT&C1
Normal CD Operations (default)
AT&D2
Normal DTR Operations (default)
ATS0=1
Auto answer telephone line in 4 or fewer rings
ATE0
Modem does not display keyboard commands.
ATQ1
Place modem into quiet mode
AT&W0
Save modem’s configuration in non-volatile
memory
NOTE: To send all of the above at the same time, type the following
command:
ATS23=59&C1&D2S0=1E0Q1&W0
TS23=59&C1&D2S0=1E0Q1&W0
INDEX
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—A—
Adapter, 3, 6, 9, 11, 17, 22, 24, 25, 32, 38,
42
Application Engineers, 58
Asynchronous, 23
ATDT Commands, 9, 39
—C—
Cable , 23
Cabling, 20
Circuit Breaker, 3, 6, 19, 26, 33, 66
Communications Software, 3, 6, 9, 11, 25,
32, 33, 39, 43
Computer Adapter, 22
Computer/Terminal Adapter, 21
Configuration, 4, 7, 13, 14, 16, 24, 25, 27,
34, 35, 37, 39, 62, 63
Current Password, 28, 36, 49
Installation, 17
Interface, 64
Internal Modem, 1, 38
Internal Relays, 18
IP Address, 13, 14, 42, 43, 51, 52, 70
—L—
LED, 18, 25, 33, 43, 44, 65, 69, 70
Local Access, 6, 11, 32, 42
Local Operations, 44
Login, 11, 13, 43, 49, 53
—M—
Modem, 1, 8, 9, 17, 20, 22, 24, 32, 38, 39,
42, 65, 69, 71, 72
Modem Adapter, 17, 23
Modem Command Summary, 39, 71, 72
Modem Connections, 8, 38
Modular connectors , 24
—D—
Default, 5, 6, 8, 14, 28, 31, 35, 36, 49, 52,
53, 55, 56, 71, 72
diagnostic, 70
—E—
EIA-232 Port, 1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 19, 20, 24, 25,
32, 38, 42, 68
Emulation, 4, 6, 7, 62
Ethernet Hub, 11
Ethernet Port, 11, 42
Exit, 14, 16, 51, 53, 58
External Modem, 9, 17, 20, 24, 32, 38, 39,
42, 65
—N—
Network Configuration, 14, 51, 52
—O—
Operations, 3, 6, 9, 11, 25, 39, 41, 63
—P—
Password, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 27, 28, 29, 35,
36, 39, 40, 49, 50, 51, 53, 65, 67
Password Protection, 29, 37
Power, 1, 2, 8, 11, 17, 18, 19, 25, 27, 33, 35,
38, 41, 43, 44, 46, 58, 66, 69, 70
Power On/Off State , 18
Power Up Sequence, 19
—F—
—R—
FCC Rules, 64
—G—
Gateway, 14, 51, 53
Ground, 19
Reboot, 19, 25, 27, 33, 35, 39, 41, 46
Remote Access, 8, 38, 42
Remote Operations, 43
Reset, 14, 27, 35, 41, 46, 58, 61, 66
Ring Detect Reset, 1
—I—
Indoor Use, 18
76
—S—
Saving, 16
Serial Parameters, 3, 6, 25, 32, 43
Serial Port, 3, 6, 11, 13, 25, 32, 39, 42, 43,
67, 70
Status Menu, 3, 7, 19, 26, 28, 31, 33, 34, 35,
37, 41, 45, 46
—T—
Telco Wall Jack, 9, 38
Telnet, 11, 43, 44, 60, 66, 68
—U—
Unpacking, 17
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BAYTECH
REMOTE POWER CONTROL UNIT OWNER’S MANUAL
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Data Communications Products Division
200 N. Second Street, PO Box 387
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
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