Power Switch Maverick 1-Port Auto-Reboot

JUNE 2004
PSE501-XX
Power Switch Maverick 1-Port
Auto-Reboot
SUPPORT
FREE technical support
CE STATEMENT
This product carries the CE mark to indicate compliance with the
European Directive on Electromagnetic Compatibility (89/336/EEC). It
has been tested to EN55024:1998 and EN55022:1998.
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The PSE501 Power Switch is a power control unit with a built-in Web
server, an Ethernet and a serial RS232 connection. It enables to control
the power supply of a power outlet either remotely through a network
(Intranet or Internet) or locally through its serial RS232 connection.
Its special Pinging and Scanning functions also allow the PSE501 to
supervise IP devices (servers, routers...) and automatically reboot them
in case of lock-up.
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CONTENTS
Contents
Chapter
1. Safety instructions ............................................................................. 5
2. Configuration..................................................................................... 7
2.1 Configuration using the Finder program ...................................... 9
2.2. Configuration using a Web browser.......................................... 11
2.3. Configuration using a Terminal Connection ............................. 14
3. Security parameters ......................................................................... 16
4. Ping and Port Scanning.................................................................... 18
5. Serial port pin configuration............................................................ 20
6. Control the power outlet .................................................................. 21
6.1 Control the power outlet using a Web browser.......................... 21
6.2 Control the power outlet usign a serial connection .................... 22
7. Technical data.................................................................................. 23
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CHAPTER 1: Safety instructions
1. Safety instructions
To be read before use!
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The Power Switch devices can only be installed by qualified
people with the following installation and use instructions. The
manufacturer disclaims all responsibility in case of a bad
utilisation of the Power Switch devices and particularly any use
with equipments that may cause personal injury or material
damage.
•
This equipment is designed to be installed on a dedicated circuit
that must have a circuit breaker or fuse protection.
•
The electrical power socket used to plug the power cord of the
Power Switch devices must be close to the Power Switch devices
and easily accessible.
•
Check that the power cord, plug and socket are in good
condition.
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The Power Switch devices can only be connected to three-wire
230 VAC (50-60Hz) sockets.
•
Always plug the Power Switch devices into properly grounded
power sockets (two poles plus ground).
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Never exceed 10 Amp total load.
•
If you have to replace an external fuse of an Power Switch
device, never use another type of fuse than 10A/250V T.
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•
The Power Switch devices are intended for indoor use only. Do
NOT install them in an area where excessive moisture or heat is
present.
•
Always disconnect the power cord of the Power Switch device if
you want to intervene on the Power Switch device or on the
equipment powered from the Power Switch device.
•
The power outlet of the Power Switch device is not a circuit
breakers! If you want to intervene on equipment connected to an
Power Switch device you must disconnect this equipment from
the Power Switch device.
•
The Power Switch devices contain potentially hazardous
voltages. Do NOT attempt to disassemble them.
•
The Power Switch devices contain no user serviceable parts and
repairs are to be performed by factory trained service personnel
only.
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CHAPTER 2: Configuration
2. Configuration
To use the Power Switch on your network you must first configure its
network parameters. Ask your network administrator for the
parameters to use.
There are three different methods to configure the Power Switch:
Method 1:
Through a network using the Power Switch Finder Program (on the
delivered CD).
It is the simplest and fastest configuration method if you use Windows
as operating system. We suggest that you use this program at least
during the first configuration: it allows you to configure your Power
Switch through your local network even if its network parameters (IP
Address, Subnet mask and Port) are not compatible with those of your
PC or your local network.
If you decide to use this method you can directly go to chapter 2.1
"Configuration using the Power Switch Finder program".
Method 2:
Through a network using a Web browser (Internet Explorer > 6.0 and
Netscape > 6.1).
This method can only be used if the network parameters of the Power
Switch (IP Address, Subnet mask…) have already been configured
using either the Power Switch Finder program (Method 1) or a
Terminal program (Method 3).
For the first configuration you can also change the Network parameters
of your PC according to the default settings of the Power Switch.
Default Network setting of the Power Switch:
IP Address: 192.168.100.100
Mask:
255.255.255.0
Port:
80
If you decide to use this method you can directly go to chapter 2.2
"Configuration using a Web browser".
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Method 3:
Through a RS232 serial connection using a Terminal connection (see
§7 "serial port pin configuration" for the configuration of the serial
interface connector).
If you use a PC, use the serial cable supplied with the product and a
Terminal program such as HyperTerminal from Microsoft.
If you decide to use this method you can directly go to chapter 2.3
"Configuration using a Terminal connection".
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CHAPTER 2: Configuration
2.1 Configuration using the Finder program
Remarks:
The Power Switch and the PC used to configure it have to be connected on the
same segment of the network. The protocol of this program can not be routed so
it can not be used to configure the Power Switch through a WAN or the Internet.
This program does not work if the administrator has deactivated it in the
configuration of the Power Switch (for security reasons for example).
1. Start the program PS-Finder.exe on the CD-ROM.
The Power Switch Finder window appears.
2. In the tool bar click on the first left button or choose the File/Scan
Menu.
The program browses the segment on which is connected your PC
and displays the name, the type, the IP and MAC Address of the
connected Power Switch.
3. In the tool bar click on the second left button or choose the
File/Configure Menu.
The properties dialog box appears and you can now configure all
parameters. To configure all other parameters click on the Options
button on the bottom of the dialog box.
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General Tab
This tab is used to attribute all the network parameters.
Labels Tab
This tab is used to attribute a name to the device and its controlled
power socket.
User Accounts Tab
This tab is used to attribute a name and a password to the administrator
and the user.
Security Tab
This tab is used to define addresses which are authorised or denied
access to the Power Switch over the Network. For all details about this
features please refer to chapter 6 "Security parameters configuration".
Supervision Tab
This tab is used to define the IP address of the device which has to be
supervised and all the corresponding parameters. The Power Switch
can supervise IP devices by pinging a specific IP address and/or by
scanning a specific port number.
Remark
The supervision function works only if the power outlet is ON.
Options Tab
This tab is used to define the default status of the controlled power
socket after power up and the delay for the restart function.
Miscellaneous Tab
This tab indicates the number of Power Ups and the number of
switching cycles from OFF to ON.
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2.2. Configuration using a Web browser
Remarks:
In order to be able to access the Web server of the Power Switch, you must
before have configured its network parameters (ask your network administrator).
The configuration using a Web browser does not work if the administrator has
deactivated it in the configuration of the Power Switch (for security reasons for
example).
The Web server of the Power Switch works with Internet Explorer Version 6.0 or
higher and with Netscape Version 6.1 or higher.
1.
Start your Web browser.Type the IP address of your Power
Switch.
2.
The browser displays the authentication dialog box.
3.
Enter the administrator name (default value = admin) and the
administrator password (default value = admin) and click on OK.
The home page is displayed, allowing you to configure all the
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parameters of the Power Switch.
Home Tab
This tab is used to switch on, off and restart the controlled power
socket and to configure the Power Switch.
General Tab
This tab is used to:
- attribute a label to the Power Switch and its controlled power
socket
- define all IP parameters (IP Address, Subnet mask, Gateway and
Port number)
- enable or disable the use of the Power Switch Finder program
- enable or disable the configuration of the Power Switch through
HTTP.
Security Tab
This tab is used to define the Name and the Address of the
Administrator and the User.
It’s also used to set the Network Security Masks. For all details about
this features, please refer to chapter 6 "Security parameters
configuration".
Supervision Tab
This tab is used to define the IP Address of the device that has to be
supervised and all the corresponding parameters. The Power Switch
can supervise IP devices by pinging a specific IP address and/or
scanning a specific port number.
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Remark:
The supervision function works only if the power outlet is ON.
Options Tab
This tab is used to define the default status of the controlled power
socket after power up and the delay for the restart function. This tab
also indicates the number of Power Ups and the number of switching
cycles from OFF to ON.
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2.3. Configuration using a Terminal Connection
The RS232 serial port of the Power Switch can be used to control its
power socket and to configure its Web server.
To configure the Web server:
1.
Use the supplied RS232 serial cable to connect the Power Switch1 to an available serial port of your PC.
2.
Run a terminal program such as Windows HyperTerminal.
3.
Configure the appropriate serial port with the following settings:
9.600 bauds, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit and no flow control.
4.
From your computer, press <ENTER> until the prompt «>»
appears on your screen.
(the Power Switch is now in Command mode and is waiting for
commands to switch the power socket).
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5.
Press the <TAB> key on your keyboard.
The Configuration menu appears on your screen and the Power
Switch is now in Configuration mode. Follow the menu to
configure the Web server of your Power Switch.
Power Switch Maverick 1-Port
Version: 1.2.0.3
Commands :
Display
/DS
Display Socket State
Control
/SS
Switch the socket
Configuration
/NP
/PS
/NS
/SP
/SU
/IS
/RS
Network Parameters Setting
Passwords Setting
Device and Socket Name Setting
Socket Parameters Setting
Device Supervision Setting
IP Security Setting
Restart the Device
Enter Selection
>
All commands start with the slash «/»
(ex.: type the command /NP to go to the Network Parameters
setting menu.
To display the current menu again, press <ENTER>.
To go to the previous menu and to display it, press <ESC>.
Remark:
To leave the configuration mode, type the restart command /RS. This is
particularly important if you want to control the power outlet later through the
serial connection.
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3. Security parameters
Explanations about the masks settings:
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Each mask can be an IP address or a range of IP addresses.
•
Each mask allows you to authorise or deny access to the Web
server of the Power Switch to specific addresses or to specific
ranges of addresses.
•
Each mask can be activated or deactivated (without function in
this case).
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Each IP address consists of a series of four eight-bit numbers.
The number 255 is used as a wildcard, so it replaces all others.
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Masks are listed in order of descending priority; so Mask 1 has
the highest priority.
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Masks have a cumulative effect; high priority masks supersede
the effect of lower priority masks.
Example 1:
Deny the access to all IP addresses except 192.168.001.015
Mask
#1
IP Address
192.168.001.015
#2
255.255.255.255
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Permit
Deny
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Example 2:
Permit access only to IP addresses beginning with 192.
Mask
#1
IP Address
192.255.255.255
#2
255.255.255.255
Permit
Deny
Activated
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Example 3:
Permit access only to IP addresses beginning with 192
Deny access to IP address 192.168.001.010
Mask
#1
IP Address
192.168.001.010
Permit
#2
192.255.255.255
9
#3
255.255.255.255
Deny
Activated
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Example 4:
Permit access to IP addresses beginning with 192
Deny access to address 192.168.001.010
Permit access to IP addresses beginning with 217.128.103
Mask
IP Address
Permit
Deny
Activated
#1
192.168.001.010
9
9
#2
192.255.255.255
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9
#4
217.128.103.255
9
9
#3
255.255.255.255
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4. Ping and Port Scanning
Power Switch has two methods to check whether an IP equipment (PC,
server, router, Webcam...) is still alive.
Ping
The first method uses the well-known Ping command whereby a
request is sent to a specific IP address.
The Ping command, which is an echo request, enables you to determine
through an ICMP protocol (Internet Control Message Protocol) if an IP
device is available on the network.
If the system reacts to this request, Power Switch knows that the
TCP/IP connection is established. If the system does not react to one or
several requests, Power Switch can automatically switch off and after a
specified delay switch again on the IP equipment (Reboot).
Port Scanning
The second method uses the Port Scan command to test a specific
TCP/IP port. In other words, this command allows you to find out if a
specific protocol is available on a server (for example HTTP, FTP,
Telnet, SMTP, POP...).
Power Switch simply tries a connection to a specific server port.
If the connection is possible, Power Switch knows that a server
program is running there. If the connection is not possible, Power
Switch can automatically switch off and after a specified delay switch
again on the IP equipment (Reboot).
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Remarks:
The Ping and Scan function can be used separately or together.
The network route between Power Switch and the IP device to supervise should
be as direct as possible, so do not use unnecessary routers and complex wiring
between them. A problem on a router or the wiring could reboot the IP device to
supervise.
Execute several Pings and/or Scans before running the Reboot function. It could
be possible that the IP device to supervise doesn't respond although the IP
device is still working.
Choose a realistic supervision cycle. One second is possible, however it’s not
necessary to overload the network with Pings and Scans requests.
Recommended values:
Interval between Requests
10 sec or more
Number of unsuccessful Requests before Reboot 3 or more
Delay before Reboot
10 sec or more
Delay before first Request after Reboot
120 sec or more
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5. Serial port pin configuration
The serial connection uses a SUB-D9 connector with the following
configuration:
Pin 2 = TxD (transmit data to the PC)
Pin 3 = RxD (receive commands)
Pin 5 = GnD
Parameters: 9600, n, 8, 1 without flow control.
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6. Control the power outlet
6.1 Control the power outlet using a Web browser
1.
Start your Web browser
Type the IP address of your Power Switch.
The browser displays the authentication dialog box.
2.
Enter a user name and its corresponding password.
- If you enter the administrator name (default value = admin) and
the administrator password (default value = admin) and click
OK, you will be able to control the socket status and also to
configure all the parameters of the Power Switch.
- If you enter the user name (default value = user1) and the user
password (default value = user1) and click OK, you will be
able to control the socket status only.
The button Power allows you to switch the socket ON and OFF.
The button Restart allows you to switch the socket OFF. It will be
automatically switched on after the delay fixed by the administrator
during the configuration (default value is 5 sec).
Under the command button is displayed the state of the IP
supervision.
- If the supervision function is deactivated (can be done by the
administrator only) the message «Supervision deactivated» is
displayed.
- If the supervision function is activated (can be done by the
administrator only) the message «Supervision activated» is
displayed.
Remark:
If you switch the socket OFF, the supervision function is temporarily deactivated
and the message "Supervision temporarily deactivated" is displayed.
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6.2 Control the power outlet usign a serial connection
The socket of the Power Switch-1 can also be controlled using a simple
ASCII protocol over a RS232 serial connection.
To control the power socket:
1.
Use the supplied RS232 serial cable to connect the Power Switch1 to an available serial port of your PC.
2.
Run a terminal program such as Windows HyperTerminal.
3.
Configure the appropriate serial port of your Terminal program
with the following settings:
9.600 bauds, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, no flow control.
If you use the MicroTerminal program on the CD (folder
miscellaneous) you have only to choose the used serial port, this
program is already configured at 9.600 bauds, 8 bits, no parity, 1
stop bit, no flow control.
4.
On your computer, press <ENTER> until the prompt «>» appears
on your screen.
(the Power Switch is now in command mode and is waiting for
commands to switch the power socket).
Remark:
The power outlet of the Power Switch can only be controlled if the Power Switch
is in Command mode and NOT in Configuration mode. If you are in Configuration
mode, type the /RS command to leave this mode. By default, the Power Switch is
in Command mode after a power up.
Use the following commands:
p=1 and press <ENTER> to switch the socket ON
p=0 <ENTER> to switch the socket OFF
p=r <ENTER> to restart the socket
p=t <ENTER> to toggle the socket
The Power Switch accepts lower case and upper case commands.
The version of the firmware can be displayed by typing "?" followed
by <ENTER>.
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7. Technical data
Network standards
IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T
Network protocols
TCP/IP, HTTP
Network connection
RJ-45 connector for UTP CAT5
Max. network cable length
100 meters (not included)
Serial connection
RS232, SUB-D 9 female
Nominal input voltage
230 V/50Hz
Input power socket
IEC-320
Output voltage
230 V/50Hz
Output power socket
IEC-320
Maximum total current
10 A
Fuse
10 A(T)
LED’s
1 for Power and Network Traffic
1 for the socket status
Operating temperature
0°C to +40°C
Operating humidity
10% to 80%
Dimensions
185 X 103 X 43 mm
Weight
0,8 Kg
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