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Title: Ethernet Base Controller
Manual Number: H24–EBC–M
Edition
Date
Description of Changes
Original
10/98
Original issue
2nd Edition
11/01
Added KEPwareEX OPC use
2nd Edition,
Rev A
3rd Edition
08/02
Minor changes
Updated for NetEdit 2.4
Added H2–EBC100
Updated for NetEdit3
11/04
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Table of Contents
i
Chapter 1: Introduction
Manual Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Overview of this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Other Reference Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Who Should Read This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Conventions Used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Key Topics for
Each Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Base Controller Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O Values Stored in Cache Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Industry Standard Ethernet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
H2–EBC(100) and H2–EBC–F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
H4–EBC and H4–EBC–F . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
RS232C Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1–2
1–2
1–2
1–2
1–2
1–3
1–3
1–4
1–4
1–5
1–5
1–5
1–5
Chapter 2: Installing the H2–EBC(100), H2–EBC–F or
H4–EBC(–F)
EBC Network Identifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2–2
Setting the Module ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Several Methods for Setting Module ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Module ID with DIP Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Module ID with Software Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The H2 Series EBC DIP Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The H2–EBC(100) & H2–EBC–F DIP Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The H4 Series EBC DIP Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The H4–EBC(–F) DIP Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the H2 Series EBC into the Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2–2
2–2
2–2
2–2
2–3
2–3
2–4
2–4
2–5
Intalling the H4 Series EBCs onto the Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2–5
DL205 Power Wiring and Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Base Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
H4 Series EBC Power Wiring and Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Wiring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10BaseT/100BaseT Network Cabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Supports Two Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10/100BaseT Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2–6
2–6
2–7
2–7
2–8
2–8
2–8
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10BaseFL Network Cabling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
EBC Supports Two Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
10BaseFL Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Fiber Optic Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Fiber Optic Module ST Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–9
Maximum Ethernet Cable Length . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–10
Calculating the Power Budget for the DL205 with H2 Series EBCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing your Power Resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Power Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Consumption Chart (DL205 Modules) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Budget Calculation Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Budget Calculation Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calculating the Power Budget for the H4 Series EBCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing your Power Resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC and Expansion Base Power Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Power Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Consumption Chart (DL405 Modules) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Budget Calculation Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power Budget Calculation Worksheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DL405 Local and Expansion I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local Base and I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Local Expansion Base and I/O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2–11
2–11
2–11
2–11
2–12
2–13
2–14
2–15
2–15
2–15
2–15
2–16
2–17
2–18
2–19
2–19
2–19
Chapter 3: Configuring the EBCs Using NetEdit3
NetEdit3 Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing NetEdit3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Launching NetEdit3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The NetEdit3 Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Network Protocol Support to the NetEdit3 PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using NetEdit3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Communication Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Type, IP Address and ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Info> General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Info> Ethernet Stats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Settings>Configuration>General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Settings>Configuration>Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Settings>Utils>Show Base Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Settings>Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FileMenu>Live Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
F / B / C Columns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3–2
3–2
3–3
3–3
3–4
3–5
3–5
3–6
3–6
3–7
3–7
3–7
3–8
3–8
3–9
3–10
3–10
3–11
3–11
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Using NetEdit3 to Configure the H4–EBC(–F) Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC Settings> Configuration>I/O Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Analog Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the High Speed Counter Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locating the Ethernet Address Label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3–12
3–12
3–12
3–12
3–13
3–13
Chapter 4: MODBUS TCP/IP for H2–EBC100
MODBUS TCP/IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Client / Server Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protocol Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Supported MODBUS Function Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4–2
4–2
4–2
4–4
MODBUS 584/984 Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4–5
MODBUS 584/984 Addressing for Function Code 3 Clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4–6
H2–EBC100 System Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4–7
H2–EBC100 System Memory (continued) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4–8
H2–EBC100 System Memory (continued) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4–9
Current / Last State Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4–9
Chapter 5: H2–EBC100 DHCP & HTML Configuration
H2–EBC100 DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DHCP Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Disabling DHCP and Assigning a Static IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5–2
5–2
5–2
Using HTML Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the H2–EBC100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5–3
5–3
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Guidelines
Isolating a Communication Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnostic Tools and Techniques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6–2
6–2
6–2
EBC Module Diagnostic LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EBC LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using NetEdit3 for Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Select a Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Info> General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Change Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ethernet Stats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the EBC Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnosing Network Cable Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6–4
6–4
6–6
6–5
6–5
6–6
6–6
6–6
6–8
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Appendix A: General Specifications
H2 Series and H4 Series EBC Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A–2
Serial Port Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A–2
Ethernet Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A–3
Appendix B: Using the H2 Series EBC with Think & Do
Configuring the DL205 I/O Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B–2
Mapping H2–EBC I/O Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Launching Connectivity Center Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the EBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mapping I/O Points to Data Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I/O Module Status Word / Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B–2
B–2
B–2
B–2
B–3
Using EZTouch/EZText Panel with the RJ–12 Serial Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Operator Interface Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Monitor I/O to Verify Panel Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
B–4
B–4
B–5
Appendix C: Using the H4 Series EBC with Think & Do
Configuring the DL405 I/O Base with H4 Series EBCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting I/O View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting a New Screen in I/O View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
H4–EBC Base Configuration Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying Analog Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
C–2
C–3
C–3
C–4
C–5
C–6
Appendix D: Using the H2 Series EBC with KEPDirect
OPC Server
Introduction to KEPDirect OPC Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Introduction to OPC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DDE Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
KEPDirect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
KEPDirect Project: Adding and Configuring a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Device Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Network Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Server Writes Optimizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving the New Channel Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Multiple Channels in a Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
KEPDirect Project: Adding and Configuring a Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding a Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D–2
D–2
D–2
D–2
D–4
D–4
D–4
D–5
D–5
D–6
D–7
D–7
D–8
D–8
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Selecting the Device Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Device Timeout Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic OPC Tag Database Generation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saving the New Device Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
KEPDirect Project: Adding Tags to the Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
User Defined Tags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
H2 Series EBC I/O Addressing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
H2–EBC I/O Addressing Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
D–8
D–9
D–10
D–10
D–11
D–11
D–14
D–14
Appendix E: Using the KEPDirect OPC Quick Client
Creating a KEPDirect Quick Client Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Client to the OPC Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Client Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a Group Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Item Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the RJ12 Serial Port in ASCII Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
E–2
E–2
E–2
E–3
E–4
E–5
Introduction
In This Chapter. . . .
— Manual Overview
— Ethernet Base Controller Overview
11
1–2
Introduction
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Introduction
Manual Overview
Overview of this
Manual
This manual describes the installation and operation of
the Ethernet Base Controller (EBC). You will find the
necessary information for configuring the H2–EBC,
H2–EBC100, H2–EBC–F, H4–EBC and H4–EBC–F,
installing the module in a DL205 or DL405 I/O base and
connecting the EBC to a 10BaseT, 100BaseT or
10BaseFL Ethernet network. In this manual, the phrase
“H2 Series EBCs” will be used when the subject applies
to the H2–EBC, H2–EBC100 and H2–EBC–F.
Otherwise, the specific H2 Series EBC part number will
be listed. Also, the phrase “H4 Series EBCs” is used
when the subject applies to both the H4–EBC and
H4–EBC–F. Otherwise, the specific H4 Series EBC part
number will be listed. The term “EBC” will be used when
the subject applies to all of the EBC modules.
Other Reference
Materials
You may find other technical manuals useful for your application. For technical
information related to your PC–based control software or your PC, please refer to
the appropriate manual for that product. For more information about the
DirectLOGICt products, you may want to read the following:
• DL205 Installation and I/O Manual (D2–INST–M)
• DL405 Installation and I/O Manual (D4–INST–M)
Who Should Read
This Manual
You will find this manual helpful for setup and installation if you have chosen to use all
of the following:
• Network master – PC-based Control with embedded Ethernet I/O
drivers, KEPDirect EBC I/O Server or DirectLOGIC PLCs/WinPLC
using the Ethernet Remote Master (ERM) module
• Automationdirect DirectLOGIC DL205 or DL405 I/O
A familiarity with Ethernet communications and with the setup and installation of
PLCs is helpful. An understanding of electrical codes and industrial control is
essential.
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Conventions Used
Introduction
When you see the “light bulb” icon in the left–hand margin, the paragraph to its
immediate right will give you a special tip.
The word TIP: in boldface will mark the beginning of the text.
When you see the “notepad” icon in the left–hand margin, the paragraph to its
immediate right will be a special note.
The word NOTE: in boldface will mark the beginning of the text.
When you see the “exclamation mark” icon in the left–hand margin, the paragraph to
its immediate right will be a warning. This information could prevent injury, loss of
property, or even death (in extreme cases).
The word WARNING: in boldface will mark the beginning of the text.
Key Topics for
Each Chapter
The beginning of each chapter will list the
key topics that can be found in that
chapter.
1
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
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Introduction
Introduction
Ethernet Base Controller Overview
I/O Values Stored
in Cache Memory
The Ethernet Base Controllers provide a low-cost, high-performance Ethernet link
between a network master controller and an Automationdirect DL205/405 I/O slave
system. Network masters include the DL205, DL405 DirectLogic PLCs and
WinPLCs using the Ethernet Remote Master module (ERM), and PCs using
PC–based control software that includes embedded Ethernet I/O drivers or through
a compatible OPC server. The H2–EBC100 also supports the MODBUS TCP/IP
client/server protocol.
The Ethernet Base Controller serves as an interface between the master control
system and the DL205/405 I/O modules. The control function is performed by the
master controller, not the EBC slave. The EBC occupies the CPU slot on the base
and communicates across the backplane to input and output modules. The function
of the EBC is to:
• process analog and digital input signals
• format the I/O signals to conform to the Ethernet standard
• transmit the signals to the network master
• receive and translate output signals from the network master
• distribute the output signals to the appropriate output module in the
base
The EBC module continually scans all I/O and stores the most recent values in
cache memory. The cache memory contents are available to the master controller
as a block of data or by individual slot location. The EBC reads all channels of digital
and analog modules on each scan.
Typically, the network master will request all input and output values at the same time
from the EBC. The EBC passes the cache memory values for all channels of all input
and output modules. By using this method, very fast response times can be
achieved by the network master control system. Various master controllers with
EBC slaves are shown below.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Example EBC Systems: Various Masters with EBC Slaves
MODBUS TCP/IP Masters
(H2–EBC100 only)
DirectLogic PLC/
WinPLC with ERM
PC–based Control System
OR
OR
All H2/H4 Series EBC’s
UDP/IP, IPX
10Mbps
EBC
Ethernet
Hub
H2–EBC100
TCP/IP, UDP/IP, IPX
MODBUS TCP/IP
10/100Mbps
EBC
Serial
EBC
EBC
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Introduction
Industry Standard
Ethernet
WARNING: For deterministic Ethernet communication you must use a dedicated
network of EBC modules connected to your master control system. The EBC
modules and the master controller must be the only devices on the network.
H2–EBC(100) and
H2–EBC–F
Introduction
The H2–EBC and H4–EBC modules support industry standard 10BaseT Ethernet
communications, the H2–EBC100 module supports industry standard 10/100Base T
Ethernet communications and the H2–EBC–F and H4–EBC–F modules support
10BaseFL (fiber optic) Ethernet standards.
The H2 Series EBCs install in the CPU slot of a DL205 base and communicates
across the backplane to digital and analog input and output modules. The H2 Series
EBC modules do not support remote I/O or Specialty Modules, except for the
H2–SERIO and H2–CTRIO module. The H2–SERIO is supported when used in a
WinPLC/ERM system, but not in a DirectLogic PLC/ERM sytem.
H2–EBC(100)
H2–EBC–F
RJ12
Serial
Port
ST bayonet
for 10Base-FL
RJ45 Port
H2–EBC 10BaseT
H2–EBC100 10/100 BaseT
H4–EBC and
H4–EBC–F
H4–EBC
H4–EBC–F
RJ12
Serial
Port
RJ45 Port
for 10Base-T
RS232C
Serial Port
RJ12
Serial
Port
ST bayonet
for 10Base-FL
An RS232C serial port on-board the EBC module allows serial communication to an
operator interface device or other serial device. See your PC-based Control
software documentation to determine whether this EBC feature is supported.
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Safety Guidelines
The H4 Series EBCs install in the CPU slot of a DL405 base and communicates
across the backplane to digital and analog input and output modules. The H4 Series
EBCs support up to three expansion I/O bases (see page 2–19), and supports the
H4–CTRIO and D4–HSC High Speed Counter Module. The H4 Series EBCs also
serve as the power supply for the local base. Expansion bases have their own power
supplies.
Installing the
H2–EBC(100), H2–EBC–F
or H4–EBC(–F)
12
In This Chapter. . . .
— Network Identifiers
— Setting the Module ID
— The H2 Series EBC DIP Switch
— The H4 Series EBC DIP Switch
— Inserting the H2 Series EBC into the Base
— Inserting the H4 Series EBC into the Base
— DL205 Power Wiring and Grounding
— H4–EBC(–F) Power Wiring and Grounding
— 10BaseT/100BaseT Network Cabling
— 10BaseFL Network Cabling
— Maximum Ethernet Cable Length
— Calculating the Power Budget for the H2 Series EBCs
— Power Consumption Chart (DL205 Modules)
— Calculating the Power Budget for the H4 Series EBCs
— Power Consumption Chart (DL405 Modules)
— DL405 Local and Expansion I/O
2–2
Installation and Setup
EBC Network Identifiers
Each EBC module must be assigned at least one unique identifier to make it possible
for PCs or other clients (masters) to recognize it on the network. Two methods of
identifying the EBC module give it the flexibility to fit most networking schemes.
The identifiers are:
• Module ID (IPX protocol only)
• IP Address (for TCP/IP and MODBUS TCP/IP protocols); see Chapter 3
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Installation
and Setup
Setting the Module ID
If using the IPX protocol for network communications, each Ethernet Base Controller
must have a Module ID (Node Address) in order to be recognized on the network,
and each Module ID must be unique. Duplicate Module ID on the same network will
cause unpredictable results and must be avoided.
Several Methods
for Setting
Module ID
There are several methods for setting the Module ID:
• The DIP switch on the EBC module
• The NetEdit3 software utility (see Chapter 3)
• HTML Configuration (after IP address is assigned to module using
NetEdit3; described in Chapter 5; H2–EBC100 only)
• The software utility in your PC-based Control software (if a utility is
provided)
Setting Module ID We recommend using the DIP switch to set the Module ID because the DIP switch is
with DIP Switches simple to set, and the Module ID can be determined by looking at the physical
module, without reference to a software utility.
You can use the DIP switch to set the Module ID to a number from 1 – 63. Do not use
Module ID 0 for communications.
If the DIP switch is set to a number greater than 0, the software tools are disabled
from setting the Module ID. The software tools will only allow changes to the
Module ID if the DIP switch setting is 0 (all switches OFF).
The DIP switch settings are read only at powerup. You must cycle power if you
change the DIP switches.
Setting Module ID Software changes to the Module ID do not require cycling power. To set the Module
with Software Tool ID using one of the available software tools, do the following:
• Check to be sure all DIP switches are set to the off position,
Module ID = 0 (see page 2–3 to 2–4)
• Insert the module in the base (see page 2–5)
• Connect the power wiring (see page 2–6 to 2–7)
• Connect module to the Ethernet network (see page 2–8 to 2–10)
• Apply power
• Link to the module and change the Module ID using the software of your
choice. Remember to update the module before exiting the software.
See note below.
NOTE: Set the Module ID using the method recommended for your PC-based
Control software. The use of NetEdit3 to set the Module ID is described in Chapter 3.
Some PC-based Control software packages may make automatic updates to the
EBC module configuration, overwriting the configuration developed in NetEdit3.
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Installation and Setup
The H2 Series EBC DIP Switch
The H2–EBC(100)
& H2–EBC–F
DIP Switch
The EBC DIP switch contains eight individual switches, but only six of these are
active. You will find that the printed circuit board is labeled 0 – 7. The numbers on the
printed circuit board indicate the power of 2 represented by each individual switch.
For example, switch 0 represents 20 (or 1), switch 1 is 21 (or 2), switch 2 is 22 (or 4),
and so on. The figure below shows the binary value of each switch in parentheses ( ).
H2 Series EBCs
Installation
and Setup
The numbers (0–7) printed on the
circuit board indicate the power of 2
represented by each slide switch.
ON
7
Not Used
6
5 4
. .
25 24
. .
(32)(16)
3.
23
.
(8)
2.
22
.
(4)
1.
21
.
(2)
0
.
20
.
(1)
Binary Value
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
The Module ID equals the sum of the binary values of the slide switches set in the ON
position. For example, if you set slide switches 1, 2, and 3 to the ON position, the
Module ID will be 14. This is found by adding 8+4+2=14. The maximum value you can
set on the DIP switch is 32+16+8+4+2+1=63. This is achieved by setting switches 0
through 5 to the ON position.
2–4
Installation and Setup
The H4 Series EBC DIP Switch
The H4–EBC(–F)
DIP Switch
The EBC DIP switch contains eight individual switches, but only six of these are
active. Two are not used. Notice that the individual switches are labeled 0 – 7 on the
printed circuit board. The numbers on the printed circuit board indicate the power of
2 represented by each individual switch. For example, switch 0 represents 20 (or 1),
switch 1 is 21 (or 2), switch 2 is 22 (or 4), and so on. The figure below shows the binary
value of each switch in parentheses ( ).
ON
Installation
and Setup
. .
25 24
. .
(32)(16)
.
.
.
.
23 22 21 20
.
.
.
.
(8) (4) (2) (1)
H4 Series EBCs
7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
Not Used
OFF
The numbers (0–7) printed on the
circuit board indicate the power of
2 represented by each switch.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Binary Value
The Module ID equals the sum of the binary values of the individual switches set in the
ON position. For example, if you set switches 1 and 3 to the ON position, the Module
ID will be 10. This is found by adding 8+2=10. The maximum value you can set on the
DIP switch is 32+16+8+4+2+1=63. This is achieved by setting switches 0 through 5 to
the ON position. The DIP switch must be set to a number greater than zero.
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2–5
Installation and Setup
Inserting the H2 Series EBC into the Base
The EBCs plug into the CPU slot of any DL205 base.
• Locate the grooves on the inside top and bottom of the DL205 base.
• Align the module with the grooves and slide the module into the slot until
the face of the module is flush with the power supply.
• Push in the retaining clips to secure the module.
Installation
and Setup
Push the retaining clips
in to secure the module in
the DL205 base.
Align the EBC module with
grooves in the base and slide it in.
Intalling the H4 Series EBCs onto the Base
The EBCs installs in the CPU position of any DL405 I/O base.
•
•
•
The EBC has two plastic tabs at the
bottom and a screw at the top.
With the device tilted as shown, hook
the plastic tabs into the notches at the
bottom of the base.
Gently push the top of the module
toward the base until the back of the
module is flush with the base.
Tighten the screw at the top of the
device to secure it to the base.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
•
Spring loaded
securing screw
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2–6
Installation and Setup
DL205 Power Wiring and Grounding
Installation
and Setup
The power wires for the DL205 are not connected directly to the H2 Series EBCs as
they are on the H4 Series EBCs. The DL205 power supply is an integral part of the
base and separate from the EBC. The DL205 also has three power options:
12/24VDC, 125VDC, and 120/240VAC.
Base Wiring
The diagrams show the terminal
connections located on the power supply
of the DL205 bases. The base terminals
can accept up to 16 AWG. You may be
able to use larger wiring depending on
the type of wire used, but 16 AWG is the
recommended size. Do not overtighten
the connector screws; recommended
torque value is 7.81 pound-inches (0.882
N•m).
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
NOTE: You can connect either a 115
VAC or 220 VAC supply to the AC
terminals. Special wiring or jumpers are
not required as with some of the other
DirectLOGIC products.
12/24 VDC Base Terminal Strip
+
12 – 24 VDC
110/220 VAC Base Terminal Strip
85 – 264 VAC
G
LG
+
24 VDC OUT
0.3A
–
125 VDC Base Terminal Strip
115 – 264 VDC
–
G
G
LG
LG
+
24 VDC OUT
0.3A
–
WARNING: Once the power wiring is connected, install the plastic protective cover.
When the cover is removed there is a risk of electrical shock if you accidentally touch
the wiring or wiring terminals.
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2–7
Installation and Setup
H4 Series EBC Power Wiring and Grounding
Installation
and Setup
The power connection terminals are under the front cover of the Ethernet Base
Controller. The list below describes the function of each of the terminal screws.
• Relay – normally-open contact indicates that the EBC’s link to hub or
PC is good. Link Good indicator light is also on.
• 24VDC Auxiliary Power – can be used to power field devices or I/O
modules requiring external power. It supplies up to 400 mA of current at
20–28VDC, ripple less than 1 V P-P.
• Logic Ground – internal ground to the system which can be tied to field
devices or communication ports to unite ground signals.
• Chassis Ground – where earth ground is connected to the unit.
• AC Power –where the line (hot) and the neutral (common) connections
are made to the EBC.
• 110/220 Voltage Select – a jumper across two of the terminals
determines the voltage selection. Install the jumper to select 110VAC
input power, or remove the jumper to select 220VAC power input.
WARNING: Damage will occur to the power supply if 220 VAC is connected to the
terminal connections with the 115 VAC jumper installed. Once the power wiring is
connected, install the protective cover to avoid risk of accidental shock.
EBC Wiring
The following diagram shows the appropriate connections for each terminal. Note
that you should install a jumper between logic ground and chassis ground for best
noise immunity.
110/220 VAC
Terminal Strip
Relay
24V Auxiliary
Power
Logic Ground
Chassis
Ground
AC Line
Install jumper for 110 VAC,
leave off for 220 VAC.
See Warning above.
AC Neutral
110/220
Voltage Select
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Install jumper between logic
and chassis ground for best
noise immunity if using
D4–0X–1 type base.
2–8
Installation and Setup
10BaseT/100BaseT Network Cabling
EBC Supports Two Two types of EBC modules are available. One type supports the Ethernet
10/100BaseT standard, and the other supports the 10BaseFL standard. The
Standards
10/100BaseT standard uses twisted pairs of copper wire conductors, and the
10BaseFL standard is for fiber optic cabling.
Installation
and Setup
H2–EBC(100)
H4–EBC
RJ12
Serial
Port
RS232
RJ12
Serial
Port
RS232
RJ45
for
10BaseT
RJ45
for
10BaseT
10/100BaseT
Connections
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
10/100BaseT
The 10BaseT and 100BaseT EBCs have an eight-pin modular jack that accepts
RJ45 connector plugs. UTP (Unshielded Twisted-Pair) cable is rated according to its
data-carrying ability (bandwidth) and is given a category number. We strongly
recommend using a Category 5 (CAT5) cable for all Ethernet 10/100BaseT
connections. For convenient and reliable networking, we recommend that you
purchase commercially manufactured cables (cables with connectors already
attached).
To connect an EBC (or PC) to a hub or repeater, use a patch cable (sometimes
called a straight-through cable). The cable used to connect a PC directly to an EBC
or to connect two hubs is referred to as a crossover cable.
1 2 3 4 5 6 78
8-pin RJ45 Connector
(8P8C)
Crossover Cable
Patch (Straight–through) Cable
EBC
TD+ 1
TD– 2
RD+ 3
4
5
RD– 6
7
8
OR/WHT
OR
GRN/WHT
BLU
BLU/WHT
GRN
BRN/WHT
BRN
OR/WHT
OR
GRN/WHT
BLU
BLU/WHT
GRN
BRN/WHT
BRN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
RJ45
HUB
EBC
RD+
RD–
TD+
TD+ 1
TD– 2
RD+ 3
4
5
RD– 6
7
8
TD–
RJ45
OR/WHT
OR
GRN/WHT
BLU
BLU/WHT
GRN
BRN/WHT
BRN
RJ45
GRN/WHT
GRN
OR/WHT
BLU
BLU/WHT
OR
BRN/WHT
BRN
PC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TD+
TD–
RD+
RD–
RJ45
This diagram illustrates the standard wire positions in the RJ45 connector.
We recommend all EBC 10/100BaseT cables to be Category 5, UTP cable.
NOTE: See page 2–10 for 10/100BaseT distance limitations.
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
2–9
Installation and Setup
10BaseFL Network Cabling
EBC Supports Two Two types of EBC modules are available. One type supports the Ethernet
10/100BaseT standard, and the other supports the 10BaseFL standard. The
Standards
10/100BaseT standard uses twisted pairs of copper wire conductors, and the
10BaseFL standard is for fiber optic cabling.
H2–EBC–F
H4–EBC–F
RJ12
Serial
Port
RS232
ST-style
Bayonet
for
10BaseFL
ST-style
Bayonet
for
10BaseFL
10BaseFL
Connections
Fiber Optic Cable
Fiber Optic Module
ST Connector
Multimode Fiber Optic (MMF) Cable
Transmit
Receive
62.5/125 MMF cable with
bayonet ST-style connectors
Transmit
Transmit
Receive
Receive
Connecting your fiber optic
EBC to a network adapter
card or fiber optic hub
NOTE: See page 2–10 for 10BaseFL distance limitations.
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Each module has two ST-style bayonet connectors. The ST-style connector uses a
quick release coupling which requires a quarter turn to engage or disengage. The
connectors provide mechanical and optical alignment of fibers.
Each cable segment requires two strands of fiber: one to transmit data and one to
receive data. The ST-style connectors are used to connect the H4–EBC–F module
to a PC or a fiber optic hub or repeater. The modules themselves cannot act
repeaters.
The H4–EBC–F module accepts 62.5/125 multimode fiber optic (MMF) cable. The
glass core diameter is 62.5 micrometers, and the glass cladding is 125 micrometers.
The fiber optic cable is highly immune to noise and permits communications over
much greater distances than 10/100BaseT.
Installation
and Setup
RJ12
Serial
Port
RS232
2–10
Installation and Setup
Maximum Ethernet Cable Length
The maximum distance per 10BaseT cable segment is 100 meters or 328 feet.
Repeaters extend the distance. Each cable segment attached to a repeater can be 100
meters. Two repeaters connected together extend the total range to 300 meters.
10/100BaseT Distance Limitations
100 meters
(328 feet)
Installation
and Setup
100 meters
(328 feet)
100 meters
(328 feet)
100 meters
(328 feet)
100 meters
(328 feet)
Between
Repeaters
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
The maximum distance per 10BaseFL cable segment is 2,000 meters or 6,560
feet. Repeaters extend the distance. Each cable segment attached to a repeater can be
2,000 meters. Two repeaters connected together extend the total range to 6,000 meters.
10BaseFL Distance Limitations
2,000 meters
(6,560 feet)
2,000 meters
(6,560 feet)
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
2,000 meters
(6,560 feet)
2,000 meters
(6,560 feet)
Between
Repeaters
2,000 meters
(6,560 feet)
2–11
Installation and Setup
Calculating the Power Budget for the DL205 with H2 Series EBCs
Managing your
Power Resource
When determining which I/O modules you will be using in the DL205 EBC system, it
is important to remember that there is a limited amount of power available from the
power supply. We have provided a table showing the power available from the
various DL205 base power supplies and a table showing the maximum power
consumed by the EBC and each of the I/O modules supported by the EBC. If any
device is connected to the EBC’s serial port that uses the 5VDC supply pin, be sure
to include the device’s power consumption in your 5VDC power budget calculation.
Following these two tables is an example of a completed power budgeting
worksheet and then a blank worksheet you can use for your own calculations.
EBC Power
Specifications
The following table shows the amount of electrical current available at the two
voltages supplied from the DL205 base. Use these values when calculating the
power budget for you system.
The Auxiliary 24V power source mentioned in the table is available at the base
terminal strip. You can connect to external devices or DL205 I/O modules that
require 24VDC, but be sure not to exceed the maximum current supplied.
Bases
5V Current Supplied
Auxiliary 24VDC
Current Supplied
D2–03B–1
2600 mA
300 mA
D2–04B–1
2600 mA
300 mA
D2–06B–1
2600 mA
300 mA
D2–09B–1
2600 mA
300 mA
D2–03BDC1–1
2600 mA
None
D2–04BDC1–1
2600 mA
None
D2–06BDC1–1
2600 mA
None
D2–09BDC1–1
2600 mA
None
D2–06BDC2–1
2600 mA
300 mA
D2–09BDC2–1
2600 mA
300 mA
The chart on the next page shows the maximum amount of electrical current
required to power each of the DL205 EBC or I/O modules. Use these values when
calculating the power budget for your system.
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Module Power
Requirements
Installation
and Setup
WARNING: It is extremely important to calculate the power budget. If you exceed
the power budget, the system may operate in an unpredictable manner which may
result in a risk of personal injury or equipment damage.
2–12
Installation and Setup
Power Consumption Chart (DL205 Modules)
Device
5VDC Base
Power Required
External Power
Required
DC Input Modules
5VDC Base
Power Required
External Power
Required
D2–04TRS
250
0
D2–08ND3
50
0
D2–08TR
250
0
D2–16ND3–2
100
0
F2–08TRS
670
0
D2–32ND3(–2)
25
0
F2–08TR
670
0
D2–12TR
450
0
AC Input Modules
Installation
and Setup
Relay Output
Modules
D2–08NA–1
50
0
Combination Modules
D2–08NA–2
100
0
D2–08CDR
D2–16NA
100
0
EBCs and Specialty Modules
DC Output Modules
200
0
D2–08SIM
50
0
D2–04TD1
60
20
H2–EBC
320
0
D2–08TD1(–2)
100
0
H2–EBC100
350
0
D2–16TD1–2
200
80
H2–EBC–F
450
0
D2–16TD2–2
200
0
H2–CTRIO
400
0
D2–32TD1(–2)
350
0
H2–SERIO
210
0
AC Output Modules
D2–08TA
250
0
F2–08TA
250
0
D2–12TA
350
0
F2–04AD–1(L)
50
18–30 VDC @ 80 mA max; (–L) 10–15VDC @ 90mA
F2–04AD–2(L)
60
18–26.4 VDC @ 80 mA max; (–L) 10–15VDC @ 90mA
F2–08AD–1
50
18–26.4 VDC @ 80 mA max
F2–08AD–2
60
18–26.4 VDC @ 80 mA max
F2–02DA–1(L)
40
18–30VDC @ 60mA; (L) 10–15VDC @ 70mA (add 20mA / loop)
F2–02DA–2(L)
40
18–30 VDC @ 60 mA max; (–L) 10–15VDC @ 70mA
F2–08DA–1
30
18–30VDC @ 50mA per channel (add 20mA / loop)
F2–08DA–2
60
18–30 VDC @ 80 mA max
F2–02DAS–1
100
18–30VDC @ 50mA per channel
F2–02DAS–2
100
21.6–26.4 VDC @ 60 mA per channel
F2–4AD2DA
60
18–26.4VDC @ 80mA; add 20mA / loop
F2–04RTD
90
0
F2–04THM
100
18–26.4 VDC @ 60 mA max
F2–8AD4DA–1
35
18–26.4 VDC @ 100 mA max (add 20mA / loop)
F2–8AD4DA–2
35
18–26.4 VDC @ 80 mA max
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Analog Modules
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
2–13
Installation and Setup
Power Budget
Calculation
Example
The following example shows how to calculate the power budget for the DL205
system.
Base #
Module Type
5 VDC (mA)
Auxiliary
Power Source
24 VDC Output
(mA)
1
D2–09B–1
2600
300
EBC
H2–EBC
+ 320
+
0
Slot 0
D2–16ND3–2
+ 100
+
0
Slot 1
D2–16NA
+ 100
+
0
Slot 2
D2–16NA
+ 100
+
0
Slot 3
F2–04AD–1
+
50
+
80
Slot 4
F2–02DA–1
+
40
Slot 5
D2–08TA
+ 250
+
0
Slot 6
D2–08TD1
+ 100
+
0
Slot 7
D2–08TR
+ 250
+
0
+
Installation
and Setup
Available
Base Power
100
Other
(OI, etc.)
Maximum Power Required
1310
Remaining Power Available
2600–1310= 1290 300 – 170
180
= 120
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
1. Using the table on the previous page, fill in the information for the base
power supply, the EBC, I/O modules, and any other devices that will use
system power including devices that use the 24 VDC output. If any device is
connected to the EBC’s serial port that uses the 5VDC supply pin, be sure
to include the device’s power consumption in your 5VDC power budget
calculation.
2. Add the current columns starting with the row for Slot 0 and working your
way down to the “Other” category. Put the total in the row labeled
“Maximum power required”.
3. Subtract the row labeled “Maximum power required” from the row labeled
“Available Base Power”. Place the difference in the row labeled
“Remaining Power Available”.
4. If “Maximum Power Required” is greater than “Available Base Power” in
either of the two columns, the power budget will be exceeded. It will be
unsafe to use this configuration, and you will need to restructure your I/O.
2–14
Installation and Setup
Power Budget
Calculation
Worksheet
This blank chart is provided for you to copy and use in your power budget
calculations.
Base #
Module Type
0
5 VDC (mA)
Auxiliary
Power Source
24 VDC Output (mA)
Installation
and Setup
Available
Base Power
CPU Slot
Slot 0
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Slot 5
Slot 6
Slot 7
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Other
(OI, etc.)
Total Power Required
Remaining Power Available
1. Using the table on the previous page, fill in the information for the base
power supply, the EBC, I/O modules, and any other devices that will use
system power including devices that use the 24 VDC output. If any device is
connected to the EBC’s serial port that uses the 5VDC supply pin, be sure
to include the device’s power consumption in your 5VDC power budget
calculation.
2. Add the current columns starting with the row for Slot 0 and working your
way down to the “Other” category. Put the total in the row labeled
“Maximum power required”.
3. Subtract the row labeled “Maximum power required” from the row labeled
“Available Base Power”. Place the difference in the row labeled
“Remaining Power Available”.
4. If “Maximum Power Required” is greater than “Available Base Power”
in either of the two columns, the power budget will be exceeded. It will be
unsafe to use this configuration, and you will need to restructure your I/O.
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
2–15
Installation and Setup
Calculating the Power Budget for the H4 Series EBCs
Managing your
Power Resource
WARNING: It is extremely important to calculate the power budget correctly. If you
exceed the power budget, the system may operate in an unpredictable manner
which may result in a risk of personal injury or equipment damage.
EBC and
Expansion Base
Power
Specifications
The following chart shows the amount of electrical current available at the two
voltages supplied by the EBCs and Expansion units. Use these current values when
calculating the power budget for your system.
The Auxiliary 24VDC Power Source mentioned in the table is available at the
H4–EBC terminal strip (see page 2–7). You can use this power source to connect to
external devices or DL405 I/O modules that require 24VDC.
CPUs
5VDC Current
Supplied in mA.
Auxiliary 24VDC Power
Source Current
Supplied in mA.
H4–EBC
3680
400
H4–EBC–F
3550
400
Expansion Units
5VDC Current
Supplied in mA.
Auxiliary 24VDC Power
Source Current
Supplied in mA.
D4–EX
4000
400
The chart on the next page shows the maximum amount of electrical current
required to power each of the DL405 I/O modules. Use these values when
calculating the power budget for your system.
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Module Power
Requirements
Installation
and Setup
When determining which I/O modules you will be using in the DL405 EBC system, it
is important to remember that there is a limited amount of power available from the
power supply. We have provided a table showing the power available from the
H4–EBC and H4–EBC–F or Expansion Unit power supplies and a table showing the
maximum power consumed by each of the I/O modules supported by the EBC. If any
device is connected to the EBC’s serial port that uses the 5VDC supply pin, be sure
to include the device’s power consumption in your 5VDC power budget calculation.
Following these two tables is an example of a completed power budgeting
worksheet and then a blank worksheet you can use for your own calculations.
If the I/O modules you chose exceed the maximum power available from the power
supply you can resolve the problem by shifting some of the modules to an expansion
base which contains another power supply.
2–16
Installation and Setup
Power Consumption Chart (DL405 Modules)
Device
5V Current
Required (mA)
External 24V
Current Req. (mA)
Installation
and Setup
I/O Bases
5V Current
Required (mA)
External 24V
Current Req. (mA)
AC Output Modules
D4–04B, D4–04BNX,
D4–04B–1
80
None
D4–08TA
250
None
D4–06B, D4–06BNX,
D4–06B–1
80
None
D4–16TA
450
None
D4–08B, D4–08BNX,
D4–08B–1
80
None
Relay Output Modules
D4–08TR
550
None
D4–08ND3S
100
None
F4–08TRS–1
575
None
D4–16ND2
150
None
F4–08TRS–2
575
None
D4–16ND2F
150
None
D4–16TR
1000
None
D4–32ND3–1
150
None
Analog Modules
D4–32ND3–2
150
None
D4–04AD
200
200
D4–64ND2
300 (max)
None
F4–04AD
85
100
F4–04ADS
270
120
DC Input Modules
AC Input Modules
D4–08NA
100
None
F4–08AD
75
90
D4–16NA
150
None
F4–16AD–1
75
100
F4–16AD–2
75
100
D4–02DA
250
300
F4–04DA
120
180
AC/DC Input Modules
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Device
D4–16NE3
150
None
F4–04DA–1
70
75 + 20 per circuit
F4–08NES
90
None
F4–04DA–2
70
75 + 20 per circuit
F4–08DA–1
70
100 + 20 per circuit
F4–08DA–2
80
150
DC Output Modules
D4–08TD1
150
35
F4–16DA–1
70
100 + 20 per circuit
F4–08TD1S
295
None
F4–16DA–2
80
150
D4–16TD1
200
125
F4–08THM
110
60
D4–16TD2
400
None
F4–08THM–n
120
50 + 20 per circuit
D4–32TD1
250
140
F4–08RTD
80
None
D4–32TD1–1
250
140 (5–15VDC)
F4–04DAS–1
60
60 per circuit
D4–32TD2
350
120 / (4A max
including loads)
F4–04DAS–2
60
60 per circuit
D4–64TD1
800 (max)
None
D4–HSC
300
None
D4–16SIM
150
None
H4–CTRIO
400
None
Specialty Modules
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2–17
Installation and Setup
Power Budget
Calculation
Example
The following example shows how to calculate the power budget for the DL405
system.
Base #
Module Type
Auxiliary
Power Source
24 VDC Output (mA)
5 VDC (mA)
1
H4–EBC
3680
400
Slot 0
D4–16ND2
+ 150
+
0
Slot 1
D4–16ND2
+ 150
+
0
Slot 2
D4–02DA
+ 250
+ 300
Slot 3
D4–08ND3S
+ 100
+
0
Slot 4
D4–08ND3S
+ 100
+
0
Slot 5
D4–16TD2
+ 400
+
0
Slot 6
D4–16TD2
+ 400
+
0
Slot 7
D4–16TR
+ 1000
+
0
Base
D4–08B
+ 80
+
0
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and Setup
EBC/
Expansion
Unit
Other
(OI, etc.)
Maximum power required
Remaining Power Available
2630
3680–2630= 1050 400 – 300
300
= 100
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1. Using the table on the previous page, fill in the information for the
EBC/Expansion Unit, I/O modules, and any other devices that will use
system power including devices that use the 24 VDC output. If any device is
connected to the EBC’s serial port that uses the 5VDC supply pin, be sure
to include the device’s power consumption in your 5VDC power budget
calculation.Pay special attention to the current supplied by the H4–EBC,
the H4–EBC–F or the Expansion Unit. Each one supplies a different
amount of current.
2. Add the current columns starting with the row for Slot 0 and working your
way down to the “Other” category. Put the total in the row labeled
“Maximum power required”.
3. Subtract the row labeled “Maximum power required” from the row labeled
“EBC/Expansion Unit”. Place the difference in the row labeled
“Remaining Power Available”.
4. If “Maximum Power Required” is greater than “EBC/Expansion Unit” in
either of the two columns, the power budget will be exceeded. It will be
unsafe to use this configuration, and you will need to restructure your I/O.
You may need to add expansion bases to accommodate your current
requirements.
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Installation and Setup
Power Budget
Calculation
Worksheet
You may copy and use the following blank chart for your power budget calculations.
Base #
Module Type
5 VDC (mA)
Auxiliary
Power Source
24 VDC Output (mA)
EBC/
Expansion
Unit
Slot 0
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and Setup
Slot 1
Slot 2
Slot 3
Slot 4
Slot 5
Slot 6
Slot 7
Base
Other
(OI, etc.)
Maximum Power Required
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Safety Guidelines
Remaining Power Available
1. Using the tables at the beginning of the Power Budgeting section of this
chapter fill in the information for the EBC/Expansion Unit, I/O modules, and
any other devices that will use system power including devices that use the
24 VDC output. Pay special attention to the current supplied by the
H4–EBC, the H4–EBC–F or the Expansion Unit since they do differ.
2. Add the current columns starting with the row for Slot 0 and working your
way down to the “Other” category. Put the total in the row labeled
“Maximum power required”.
3. Subtract the row labeled “Maximum power required” from the row labeled
“EBC/Expansion Unit”. Place the difference in the row labeled
“Remaining Power Available”.
4. If “Maximum Power Required” is greater than “EBC/Expansion Unit” in
either of the two columns, the power budget will be exceeded. It will be
unsafe to use this configuration, and you will need to restructure your I/O.
You may need to add expansion bases to accommodate your current
requirements.
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Installation and Setup
DL405 Local and Expansion I/O
The H4 Series EBCs support the use of DL405 series I/O local and local expansion
bases.
Local Base and I/O The local base is the base in which the
EBC resides. Local I/O modules reside in
the same base as the EBC. For example,
placing 32-point modules in all eight slots
in an 8-slot base will use 256 I/O points .
8pt
Input
-
-
32pt 16pt
8pt
16pt
Input Output Output Output
-
-
-
-
Use local expansion bases when you need more I/O points or a greater power
budget than the local base provides. The expansion bases require a Local
Expansion Unit (rather than an EBC) and a cable (either D4–EXCBL–1 or
D4–EXCBL–2) to connect to the local EBC base.
The following figure shows one EBC base and three expansion bases. The I/O
modules are shown as examples of a usable configuration, but any configuration of
I/O modules could be used if it is supported by the power budget. See page 2–15 for
information about calculating the power budget.
The H4–EBC(–F) supports one local base and a maximum of three expansion
bases.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
The H4–EBC(–F)
supports up to three
expansion bases.
Installation
and Setup
Local Expansion
Base and I/O
EBC
16pt
Input
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Configuring the EBCs
Using NetEdit3
In This Chapter. . . .
— NetEdit3 Software
— Using NetEdit3
— Locating the MAC Address Label
3
3–2
Using NetEdit3
NetEdit3 Software
NetEdit3 is a software utility which can be used to set network identifiers (Module ID
or IP Address), configure the EBC serial port, perform diagnostic and
troubleshooting tasks and upgrade the firmware in the EBC module if necessary.
The H2–EBC100 requires NetEdit 3.x or later.
You can install NetEdit3 on Windows98/ME/2000/XPt or Windows NT4t. NetEdit3
is included with this manual on the AutomationDirect Software Product Showcase
CD (also available online at www.automationdirect.com). After inserting the CD into
the drive, the following window will appear.
Using
NetEdit3
Installing NetEdit3
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Click on the Essential Tools button. The following window will be displayed.
Click on Install NetEdit3. A series of windows will step you through the installation
process. Fill in the necessary information as the installation wizard prompts through
the install. In the Setup Type window, select Typical setup. This setup type is
recommended for most users. The installation process places NetEdit3 in the
C:\HAPTools directory (default).
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Using NetEdit3
There are three methods to launch NetEdit3.
The three methods are:
• using the Windows Start menu Programs>AutomationDirect Tools>
NetEdit3 as shown below
• launching DirectSoft32 (if installed), from the programming window,
select PLC>Tools>NetEdit3
• launching DirectSoft32 (if installed), then select Utilities>NetEdit3
The NetEdit3
Screen
Starting NetEdit brings up the screen below. All NetEdit3 functions are accessed
from this screen.
Using
NetEdit3
Launching
NetEdit3
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Safety Guidelines
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Using NetEdit3
You may have already set up your PC with selected networking protocols for
Adding Network
Protocol Support Ethernet communications. If not, you will need to select the protocols now for
to the NetEdit3 PC communication with the Ethernet modules. We strongly recommend that you
include the IPX protocol. For Windows 2000, go from My Computer on your
Windows desktop to Control Panel. Double click on Network and Dial–up
Connections, then double click on the desired Network Device to see the installed
Protocols. If IPX is not listed among the protocols already loaded, add it now by
clicking on the Install button. For Windows XP, go from Start>Settings>Control
Panel. The steps are the same as Windows 2000 from this point.
Add the TCP/IP protocol if it is necessary for your application. The TCP/IP selection
will give you support for the UDP/IP protocol. Also, add the IPX protocol if it is not
already active.
NOTE: We strongly recommend you load IPX protocol on your PC for the connection
from your PC to the ethernet modules. Use UDP/IP in your application, if required,
but also add IPX to your list of active protocols. Having IPX loaded on your PC gives
you a backup for troubleshooting communication problems.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Using
NetEdit3
→
→
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Using NetEdit3
Using NetEdit3
This section steps through the features and uses of NetEdit3. We will describe the
individual segments of the NetEdit3 screen and the function of each.
NOTE: Your PC-based Control software may be capable of configuring the EBC
module. If so, please refer to the appropriate documentation for that software
product to determine the best method to configure the EBC. Depending on which
software you are using, it may not be necessary to use NetEdit3.
Ethernet
Communication
Protocol
In the upper left corner of the NetEdit3 screen, you will find buttons labeled IPX and
TCP/IP. The EBC module understands these protocols. Both protocols are
permanently resident in the firmware of the module.
When you click on one of these buttons, you are selecting the protocol you want your
PC to use to communicate with the EBC module. You are not telling the module
which protocol to use, because it is using both protocols all the time. IPX is a Novell
standard in widespread use, and UDP/IP is a popular protocol supported by the
TCP/IP suite of protocols in your PC.
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Some PC-based control software
products may support only one of
these
protocols.
Read
the
documentation for your software to be
sure the protocol you select is
supported.
Using
NetEdit3
The figure to the right shows the
Protocol selection buttons in the upper
left corner of the NetEdit3 screen. The
choice you make here tells your PC
which protocol to send to the EBC to
link NetEdit3 to the module.
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Using NetEdit3
Ethernet Address
The upper left section of the NetEdit3
screen
displays
the
Ethernet
Address of the modules currently on
the network.
If modules are added or removed from
the network, click on the Scan Network
button
to
update
the
list.
Notice that the MAC Address is the
factory-assigned address that is on the
permanent label on the module.
Select a specific module here by
clicking on the MAC Address or by
using the arrow keys. The selected
module is highlighted.
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Safety Guidelines
Using
NetEdit3
NOTE: The Module window may list the MAC Addresses of devices not covered by
this manual.
Module Type, IP
Address and ID
The upper mid section of the NetEdit3 screen displays the Module Type,
IP Address, module ID, Name and Description of the modules currently
on the network.
A new EBC will have an IP Address of 0.0.0.0, a Module ID of 0 (zero),
Module Name (module part number) and a Description (EBC w/ part
number). To assign or change a module an IP address, ID, name or
description refer to the EBC Settings>General Information description
later in this section.
Right clicking on an EBC module listed
on the NetEdit3 screen will display the
window to the right. This is an
alternative to using the Module Info or
EBC settings tabs (shown below) to
access the module’s configuration
settings. The settings are discussed
later in this section.
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Using NetEdit3
Module Info>
General
Information
When the Module Info tab is selected, the General Info box lists the
selected module’s Firmware Revision, Booter Revision, DIP Switch
Setting, PWB Revision, PLD Revision and CPU Revision.
This box is in the lower left section of the NetEdit3 screen.
Module Info>
Ethernet Stats
When the Module Info tab is selected, the
Ethernet Stats box displays statistics related
to the selected module’s communication
errors. Click on the Reset Stats button to reset
all categories to 0 (zero).
When the EBC Settings tab is selected, the selected module’s
Configuration, Utilities and Firmware tools can be accessed.
This box is in the lower middle section of the NetEdit3 screen.
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EBC Settings
Using
NetEdit3
This box is in the lower middle section of the
NetEdit3 screen.
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Using NetEdit3
EBC Settings>
Configuration>
General
Clicking the General button in the EBC
Settings>Configuration box brings up the General
Settings window below.
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Safety Guidelines
Using
NetEdit3
The General Settings box allows you to assign a Module ID. Module IDs must
be unique for each EBC, but they do not have to be in sequence. The module’s
DIP switches must be set to zero to allow NetEdit3 to set a Module ID. Do not
use address zero for communications.
The Name field and Description field are optional and can be used for user
identification purposes.
The OK button sends all the entries to the module’s flash memory.
IP Address
An IP Address is assigned to the EBC module if your network will be using the
TCP/IP or MODBUS TCP/IP (H2–EBC100 only) protocols. If you have a separate
dedicated network for your EBCs, you may be able to use the Module ID identifier
(IPX protocol) for communications instead of an IP address. To set an IP Address,
use the twelve-digit number assigned to the EBC module by your network
administrator. If you change the IP Address, do not use the number “0” or “255” in
any field. Doing so will cause communication problems. The valid settings are 1
through 254. The module ships from the factory with an IP Address of 0.0.0.0. This
is not a usable IP Address for communications. Click on Use the following IP settings
radio button before clicking on the OK button to write the updated settings to the
module’s flash memory. It is extremely important not to have duplicate IP Addresses
on your network.
Example
Client Subnet Mask:
Valid Client IP Address:
255.255.0.0
192.168.50.2
Valid EBC IP Address:
192.168.55.5
Valid EBC IP Address:
192.168.70.15
1–254
Valid settings for
Bold number fields
(Do not duplicate)
WARNING: If your using the H2–EBC100, be sure to read Chapter 5 concerning
DHCP issues.
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Using NetEdit3
EBC Settings>
Configuration>
Serial Port
Clicking the Serial Port button in the EBC
Settings>Configuration box brings up the
Serial Port Settings window below.
NOTE: The serial port has a fixed address of “1”. The port is intended to be used as a
single RS–232 slave device.
On the Serial Port Settings window, make
any necessary changes to the serial
communication
parameters.
After
making changes, be sure to click on the
OK button. Also, Be sure these
parameters match the parameters of the
serial device with which you are
communicating.
Using
NetEdit3
Note: Some PC-based Control software
packages may automatically overwrite
settings selected here. Refer to the
documentation for your PC-based
Control software.
The OK button sends all the entries to the
module’s flash memory.
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Safety Guidelines
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Using NetEdit3
EBC Settings>
Utils>Show Base
Contents
Clicking the Show Base Contents button in
the EBC Settings>Utilities box brings up
the Show Base Contents Window shown
below.
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Using
NetEdit3
This function queries the EBC for a list of I/O modules it has in its base. The Module
Type and the MODBUS 584/984 addressing will be listed as well. This will help
confirm that the EBC can recognize all the I/O modules connected to the EBC
controller. The Show Base Contents information can be saved as a (*.txt) file or
printed for reference or future use.
EBC Settings>
Firmware
The functions in the Firmware box are used
to update the selected module’s Firmware
and Booter versions. The Restore Factory
Settings buttons resets the selected
module’s IP address, ID, Name and
Description to factory defaults. Refer the
sections on the next page to determine if
updates are necessary.
Clicking on the either of the Update
buttons opens the appropriate EBC
folder within the Images folder, which
is created during the install of
NetEdit3. The Images folder is located
in the same folder as NetEdit3.exe.
Each module folder contains the
module’s firmware and boot loader
files. The next section discusses
keeping the firmware files up to date.
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Using NetEdit3
FileMenu>
Live Update
The Live Update will retrieve the latest firmware
and boot loader files from the Host Engineering
web site and place them in the NetEdit3 Images
folder that was created during the install of
NetEdit3. The feature requires that you have a
functional Internet connection (dial–up or
broadband). If the Images folder does not exist
on your PC, it will be created as part of the
retrieval process.
F/B/C
Columns
The “F” column will display an
asterick beside any device whose
firmware is older than its firmware file
in your Images folder.
The “B” column will display an asterick beside any device whose boot loader is
older than its boot loader file in your Images folder.
The “C” column will display an asterick beside any device that has a
configuration conflict with another device on the network. Duplicate module IDs
(that are non–zero) and duplicate IP Addresses (that are not 255.255.255.255)
will report as conflicts.
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The F, B, and C columns are provided
to signify potential issues with
devices on the network.
Using
NetEdit3
When you click the Go! button
on the Live Update window,
NetEdit3 will compare the
version information of the files
on the Host Engineering web
site against the files you have
locally on your PC, and it will
download any newer files. Once
this process is complete,
NetEdit3 will rescan the devices
on your network and refresh the
“F” and “B” columns next to the
listed devices.
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Using NetEdit3
Using NetEdit3 to Configure the H4–EBC(–F) Base
NOTE: The following configuration information applies only to the H4–EBC(–F) and
the DL405 I/O. The H2–EBC(100) and H2–EBC–F and associated DL205 I/O are
self-configuring and do not require this additional step.
EBC Settings>
Configuration>
I/O Base
Clicking the I/O Base button in the EBC
Settings>Configuration box brings up the
Base Configuration window below.
Configuring
Analog Modules
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Using
NetEdit3
The default symbol “----------” appears on the configuration screen where digital or
analog modules are present. For digital modules, you do not need to make any
changes. The H4–EBC(–F) recognizes the digital modules and is self-configuring
for the digital modules.
If you are using analog modules, you must let the H4–EBC(–F) know that by doing
the following. Click on the slot location where the analog module is located. Continue
clicking on the same slot location until the part number of your analog module
appears.
Once the correct part numbers appear for each of your analog modules, click the
Update Module button to save the configuration into flash memory onboard the
module. Leave the symbol “----------” wherever you have a digital module.
If you are using a High Speed Counter module, the word “Intelligent” will appear in
gray. The High Speed Counter module is configured automatically (see below). No
other action is required other than clicking on the Update Module button.
Configuring the
High Speed
Counter Module
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Using NetEdit3
Locating the Ethernet Address Label
Factory-assigned Ethernet Address
Host Auto Prod
H2–EBC
00 E0 62 00 00 84
Ethernet Address
Host Auto Prod
H4–EBC
00 E0 62 00 00 85
A unique Ethernet Address is assigned to each module at the factory and cannot be
changed. It is a twelve digit number, and it is printed on a label permanently attached
to the EBC module. NetEdit recognizes the Ethernet Address
Using
NetEdit3
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Ethernet Base Controller Modules, 3rd Edition, 11/04
MODBUSr TCP/IP
for H2–EBC100
In This Chapter. . . .
— MODBUS TCP/IP
— Supported MODBUS Function Codes
— MODBUS 584/984 Addressing
— H2–EBC100 System Memory
— Current / Last State Error Codes
14
4–2
MODBUS TCP/IP
MODBUS TCP/IP
Client / Server
Model
MODBUS TCP/IP is essentially the serial MODBUS RTU protocol encapsulated in a
TCP/IP wrapper. MODBUS RTU is used for serial communications between a
master and slave(s) devices. MODBUS TCP/IP is used for TCP/IP communications
between client and server devices on an Ethernet network. The TCP/IP version of
Modbus follows the OSI Network Reference Model.
The MODBUS messaging service provides a Client/Server communication
between devices connected on an Ethernet TCP/IP network. This client / server
model is based on four type of messages:
• MODBUS Request – the message sent on the network by the Client to
initiate a transaction
• MODBUS Confirmation – the Response Message received on the Client
side
• MODBUS Indication – the Request message received on the Server
side
• MODBUS Response – the Response message sent by the Server
Client / Server Model
Request
Indication
Client
Server
Confirmation
Protocol
Description
A typical MODBUS TCP/IP frame consists of the following fields:
TCP HEADER
MODBUS TCP/IP
For H2–EBC100
Response
The H2–EBC100
is an example of a Server
MBAP HEADER
FUNCTION
DATA
The MBAP header (MODBUS Application Protocol header) is seven bytes long. It
consists of the following fields.
• Transaction Identifier – It is used for transaction pairing, the MODBUS
server copies in the response the transaction identifier of the request. (2
bytes)
• Protocol Identifier – It is used for intra–system multiplexing. The
MODBUS protocol is identified by the value 0. (2 bytes)
• Length – The length field is a byte count of the following fields, including
the Unit Identifier and data fields. (2 bytes)
• Unit Identifier – This field is used for intra–system routing purpose. It is
typically used to communicate to a MODBUS or a MODBUS+ serial line
slave through a gateway between an Ethernet TCP/IP network and a
MODBUS serial line. This field is set by the MODBUS Client in the
request and must be returned with the same value in the response by
the server. (1 byte)
This header provides some differences compared to the MODBUS RTU application
data unit used on serial line:
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MODBUS TCP/IP
•
•
•
The MODBUS “slave address” field usually used on MODBUS Serial
Line is replaced by a single byte “Unit Identifier” within the MBAP
Header. The “Unit Identifier” is used to communicate via devices such
as bridges, routers and gateways that use a single IP address to
support multiple independent MODBUS end units.
All MODBUS requests and responses are designed in such a way that
the recipient can verify that a message is finished. For function codes
where the MODBUS PDU has a fixed length, the function code alone is
sufficient. For function codes carrying a variable amount of data in the
request or response, the data field includes a byte count.
Protocol Identifier – It is used for intra–system multiplexing. The
MODBUS protocol is identified by the value 0. (2 bytes)
The function code field of a message contains 8 bits. Valid function codes are in the
range of 1 – 255 decimal. The function code instructs the slave what kind of action to
take. Some examples are to read the status of a group of discrete inputs; to read the
data in a group of registers; to write to an output coil or a group of registers; or to read
the diagnostic status of a slave.
When a slave responds to the master, it uses the function code field to indicate either
a normal response or that some type of error has occurred. For a normal response,
the slave echoes the original function code. In an error condition, the slave echoes
the original function code with its MSB set to a logic 1.
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MODBUS TCP/IP
For H2–EBC100
The data field is constructed using sets of two hexadecimal digits in the range of 00
to FF. According to the network’s serial transmission mode, these digits can be made
of a pair of ASCII characters or from one RTU character.
The data field also contains additional information that the slave uses to execute the
action defined by the function code. This can include internal addresses, quantity of
items to be handled, etc.
The data field of a response from a slave to a master contains the data requested if
no error occurs. If an error occurs, the field contains an exception code that the
master uses to determine the next action to be taken. The data field can be
nonexistent in certain types of messages.
4–4
MODBUS TCP/IP
Note: ModScan32 is a Windows based application program that can be used as a
MODBUS master to access and change data points in a connected slave/server
device (H2–EBC100) The utility is ideally suited for quick and easy testing of
MODBUS TCP network slave devices. Visit www.win–tech.com to download a free
ModScan32 trial demo and for more information on ModScan32.
Supported MODBUS Function Codes
The following MODBUS function codes are supported by the H2–EBC100 base
controller.
MODBUS
Function Code
Function
Read Output Table
02
Read Input Table
03
Read Holding Registers (when addressing
mode is 584/984, this function is used to access analog output registers)
04
Read Input Registers (when addressing mode
is 584/984, this function is used to access
analog input registers)
05
Force Single Output
06
Preset Single Registers
08
Loop back / Maintenance
15
Force Multiple Outputs
16
Preset Multiple Registers
MODBUS TCP/IP
For H2–EBC100
01
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MODBUS TCP/IP
MODBUS 584/984 Addressing
H2–EBC100
Modbus Data Type (Bit)
Memory Type
Access
1024
Discrete Output
R/W
1025 – 10000
–
Reserved
–
10001 – 11024
1024
Discrete Input
R only
11025 – 20000
–
Reserved
Range (Decimal)
Words
Channel
(16– bit) (32– bit)
Memory Type
Analog Input
30001 – 30512
512
256
Analog Input Register
R only
Input Register
30513 – 32000
–
–
Reserved
–
Bit Input Register 32001 – 32064
64
32
Discrete Input Bit
Register
R only
Input Register
32065 – 37000
–
–
Reserved
–
Analog output
40001 – 40512
512
256
Analog Output
Register
R/W
Hold Register
40513 – 42000
–
–
Reserved
–
Bit Output
Register
42001 – 42064
64
32
Discrete Output Bit
Register
R/W
Hold Register
42065 – 44000
–
–
Reserved
–
Input
Modbus Data Type (Word)
Hold Register
Points
1 – 1024
Coil
Input Register
Range (Decimal)
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MODBUS TCP/IP
For H2–EBC100
Note: NetEdit3 Show Base Contents function will list the MODBUS addressing for each I/O
module on the base. For the analog I/O, the module Configuration Data registers are also
listed. Refer to Chapter 3 for information on NetEdit3.
4–6
MODBUS TCP/IP
MODBUS 584/984 Addressing for Function Code 3 Clients
This memory map offers duplicate registers from the 30001 range and Bit memory
data type into the 411000 range for clients/masters that only support function code 3.
These ranges are word level data only.
Modbus
Word Data Type
Memory Type
Access
Discrete Output
R/W
411064 – 411124
–
Reserved
–
411625 – 411688
64
Discrete Input
R only
411689 – 412062
–
Reserved
Range (Decimal)
Words
Channel
(16– bit) (32– bit)
Memory Type
Analog Input
412251 – 412762
512
256
Analog Input Register
R only
Input Register
412763 – 414250
–
–
Reserved
–
Bit Input Register 414251 – 414314
64
32
Discrete Input Bit
Register
R only
Input Register
414315 – 419250
–
–
Reserved
–
Analog output
40001 – 40512
512
256
Analog Output
Register
R/W
Hold Register
40513 – 42000
–
–
Reserved
–
Bit Output
Register
42001 – 42064
64
32
Discrete Output Bit
Register
R/W
Hold Register
42065 – 44000
–
–
Reserved
–
Modbus Worf Data Type
MODBUS TCP/IP
For H2–EBC100
Words
64
Input
Hold Register
Range (Decimal)
411000 – 411063
Coil
Input Register
H2–EBC100
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MODBUS TCP/IP
H2–EBC100 System Memory
H2–EBC100
Words
(16–bit)
Word Descriptions
Access
37001 – 37006
(419251 – 419256)*
6
1 – OS Major Version
2 – OS Minor Version
3 – OS Build Version
4 – Booter Major Version
5 – Booter Minor Version
6 – Booter Build Version
R only
37007 – 37010
(419257 – 419260)
–
Reserved
–
Device Data
37011 – 37100
(419261 – 419350)*
90
1 – Version of Device
2 – Family
3 – Processor
4 – Module Type
5 – Status Code
(6–8) – Ethernet Address
9 – RAM Size
10 – Flash Size
11 – Batt Switch
12 – DIP Settings
13 – Media Type
(14–15) – Reserved
16 – Reserved
17 – Reserved
18 – Model Number
19 – Ethernet Speed
20 – Reserved
21 – IO Total Byte Count
22 – Bit Input Byte Count
23 – Bit Output Byte Count
24 – Non–bit Input Byte Count
25 – Non–bit Output Byte Count
(26–90) – Reserved
R only
I/O Module ID’s
37101 – 37108
(419351 – 419358)*
8
(1 word
per slot)
I/O module ID numbers per slot
location
R only
37133 – 37200
(419359 – 419450)
–
Reserved
–
37201 – 37232
(419451 – 419482)*
32
(4 words
per slot)
1 – Bit Input Count
2 – Bit Output Count
3 – Non–bit Input Count
4 – Non–bit Output Count
R only
37329 – 37400
(419483 – 419650)
–
Reserved
–
Module Version
Information
Module Information
*For clients that only support function code 3 to read word data.
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MODBUS TCP/IP
For H2–EBC100
Modbus Addressing
Range (Decimal)
4–8
MODBUS TCP/IP
H2–EBC100 System Memory (continued)
H2–EBC100
EBC Dynamic
Module Data
Words
(16–bit)
Word Descriptions
Access
410001 – 410020
20
1 – See Error Codes on p. 4–9.
2 – Error bit–per–slot for first 16 slots
If any bit is set, see extended error info of Module Status data for specific problem
3 – Error bit–per–slot for second 16 slots (if present)
If any bit is set, see extended error info of Module Status data for specific problem
NOTE: Any write to [1], [2], or [3] above will clear the
module / slot errors.
4 – Flags:
Bit 0: If 1, module has rebooted since this bit
was cleared, a write to the Flags word with this
bit set will clear this reboot bit.
Bit 1 – 15: Reserved
5 – Reboot Count (LSW) – Read Only
6 – Reboot Count (MSW) – Read Only
7 – Link Monitor Timeout (EBC communication
watchdog Timer) – 0 to disable; range 0 – 10000ms.
8–20 – Reserved
R/W
410021 – 410052
–
Reserved
–
37401 – 37560
(419651 – 419810)*
160
(20 words
per slot)
1 – Flags with bits indicating presence of Error, Warning, Info R only
Values
Bit 0: If set, indicates that Error Value is non–zero
Bit 1: If set, indicates that Warning Value is non–zero
Bit 2: If set, indicates that Info Value is non–zero
Bit 3: Reserved
Bit 4: If set, indicates that Extended error info is present
Bit 5: Reserved
Bit 6: Reserved
Bit 7: Reserved
For Words 2–4, refer to Current/Last State Error Codes Table
on page 4–9.
2 – Error Code
3 – Warning Code
4 – Info Code
5 – 20: Reserved
37561 – 40000
(419811 – 422250)
–
Reserved
MODBUS TCP/IP
For H2–EBC100
I/O
Module Status
Modbus Addressing
Range (Decimal)
*For clients that only support function code 3 to read word data.
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4–9
MODBUS TCP/IP
Current / Last State Error Codes
The following table lists the error codes for Words 2–4 in the Module Status System Memory
area.
Error Code
(Decimal)
Description
E0
No error.
E121
Channel failure.
E122
Unused analog input channels exist.
E139
Broken transmitter on one of the analog input channels (if supported by analog module)
E142
Multiple channels failed.
E154
I/O configuration has changed. See E153 for reset methods.
E200–
E216
Unused analog input channels exist at channel xx (1–16), where xx = Value –200.
(example: E212 indicates unused analog channel exists at channel 12.
Extended Error Codes
The following table lists the error codes for Words 5–20 in the Module Status System
Memory area.
Description
E32–
E63
Bitwise error where bit 5 is always SET. Look at bit 0 thru bit 4 to get a possible list of errors. Example 34
decimal =22 hexadecimal (Bit 5 SET and Bit 1 SET).
BIT
Type of Error
0
Terminal block off
1
External P/S voltage low
2
Fuse blown
3
Bus error
4
Module initialization error (intelligent module)
5
Fault exists in module (this bit is SET if any of the above bits are
SET)
E117
Write attempt to an invalid analog channel.
E119
Data not valid. Subnet mask or IP address not allowed // EBC SDK data packet not constructed properly.
E121
Analog input channel error.
E122
Unused analog input channels exist.
E139
Broken transmitter on one of the analog input channels.
E142
Channel failure.
E200–
E216
Unused analog input channels exist at channel xx (1–16), where xx = Value –200.
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MODBUS TCP/IP
For H2–EBC100
Error Code
(Decimal)
H2–EBC100 DHCP &
HTML Configuration
15
In This Chapter. . . .
— H2–EBC100 DHCP
— Disabling DHCP and Assigning a Static IP Address
— Using HTML Configuration
5–2
DHCP & HTML
Configuration
H2–EBC100 DHCP Issues and HTML Configuration
H2–EBC100 DHCP
DHCP Issues
The H2–EBC100 is configured at the factory to look for a DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) server at power up. DHCP provides a way to allocate IP address
dynamically to devices on a local area network (LAN). A system or network
administrator configures a DHCP server with a range of IP addresses that can be
assigned to DHCP enabled clients (i.e. H2–EBC100).
In addition to an IP address, a DHCP server can provide other information such as
DNS domain or a gateway IP address.
DHCP uses the concept of a “lease” or amount of time that an assigned IP address
will be valid for a client. The lease time can vary depending on how long a user is
likely to require the network connection at a particular location. Since the TCP/IP
configuration is “leased” to the client, that is, it’s not a permanent configuration. This
information can change from one power up session to the next. While this is an
acceptable solution for the initial testing and setup of your H2–EBC100 device, we
do not recommend that you use DHCP to assign IP addresses for your runtime
operation. Use NetEdit3 or the H2–EBC100’s HTML Configuration page to assign a
static IP address to the module (shown below).
NetEdit3 can be used to connect to a H2–EBC100 using the IPX protocol, regardless
of the IP address that was assigned to it by a DHCP server.
Disabling DHCP and Assigning a Static IP Address
You can use NetEdit3 or the H2–EBC100’s HTML Configuration page to disable
DHCP and assign a static IP address to the module. Click on the Use the following IP
Address button and enter a valid IP address for your network application.
NetEdit3 (refer to chapter 3)
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
.
HTML Configuration
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H2–EBC100 DHCP Issues and HTML Configuration
Using HTML Configuration
Connecting to the
H2–EBC100
DHCP & HTML
Configuration
The H2–EBC100 can be configured by using your PC’s internet browser to access
the module’s HTML configuration page. This method of configuration uses the
TCP/IP protocol, so you must know H2–EBC100’s IP address to establish
communications. The IP address may have been assigned by a DHCP server
(default) or may have been set by using NetEdit3.
Enter the module’s IP address in
your browsers Address field.
Connecting to the module’s HTML
Configuration utility brings up the
window below
Module ID: Module IDs must be unique for each EBC, but they do not have to be in
sequence. The module’s Node Address rotary switches must both be set to allow the
HTML configuration tool to set a Module ID. Do not use address zero for
communications.
Module Name field and Module
Description fields are optional to
identify the module. Click the
Send button to write to the
module’s flash memory.
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Installation and
Safety Guidelines
To configure the module, click on the desired parameter field. A new window will
open, which are all described below and on the following page. Clicking the Back
button will take you back to the main configuration screen shown above. Clicking the
Send button writes the entry or change to the module’s flash memory and clicking
the Reset button reads the module’s flash memory.
5–4
DHCP & HTML
Configuration
H2–EBC100 DHCP Issues and HTML Configuration
Ethernet Address: this is the MAC Address. It is a factory-assigned address that is
on the permanent label on the module.
IP Configuration: Set IP
Address, Subnet Mask and
Gateway addresses. Click the
Send button to write to the
module’s flash memory.
The module’s current Booter Version and OS Version are listed. The latest
versions can be found by clicking Hosteng.com in the Firmware Updates field.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Serial Port Setup: configure or make necessary changes to the serial port
communication parameters. Click the Send button to write to the module’s
flash memory.
The module’s current CPU Rev and PWB/PLD Rev are listed. The latest versions
can be found by clicking Hosteng.com in the Firmware Updates field.
Firmware Updates: If your PC is connected to the internet, clicking on Hosteng.com
will take you to Host Engineering’s web site where the most current firmware files are
available for downloading to your PC. You must use NetEdit3 to upgrade the module.
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Troubleshooting
Guidelines
In This Chapter. . . .
— Isolating a Communication Problem
— Troubleshooting Chart
— EBC Module Diagnostic LEDs
— Using NetEdit for Troubleshooting
— Diagnosing Network Cable Problems
6
6–2
Troubleshooting Guidelines
Isolating a Communication Problem
Troubleshooting
Guidelines
If you are experiencing a problem communicating with an EBC module, the problem
can usually be isolated to one of four components of the communication link:
• the EBC module itself (hardware or firmware)
• the communication program or the setup of the EBC module
• the cabling and connections
• other external influences, such as electrical noise, heavy communication
traffic on the network or exceeding the power budget
Diagnostic Tools
and Techniques
Several available tools and techniques can help you isolate a communication
problem:
• The LEDs on the face of the module indicate the status of the link, the
module, and the network communications.
• Replacing the module may determine whether the problem is in the
module.
• NetEdit3 displays a list of the active modules on the network and their
protocol and configuration settings.
• Cable testing devices can pinpoint short or open circuits or diagnose
attenuation problems and other cabling problems.
• Diagnostic tools within your PC-based Control software.
Troubleshooting Chart
The following chart summarizes the different types of communication failures you
could experience. In each case the power must be applied to the base, and you must
be attempting to communicate with the EBC in question.
The meaning of the diagnostic LEDs is explained begining on page 6-4.
Troubleshooting Chart
Legend:
Off
EBC Module LEDs
LINKGD
ACT
ERROR
OR
ÈÈ
Flash
Corrective Action
LINKGD
ACT
ERROR
ÈÈ
H2–EBC100
H2–EBC100
STATUS
LINKGD
ACTIVE
ERROR
STATUS
LINKGD
ACTIVE
ERROR
OR
On
ÈÈ
ÈÈ
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1. Cycle power to the base. This will clear
the ERROR if it was due to a transient
condition.
2. Replace EBC module
6–3
Troubleshooting Guidelines
ÈÈ
ÈÈ
Troubleshooting Chart (Continued)
Legend:
Off
EBC Module LEDs
H2–EBC100
STATUS
LINKGD
ACTIVE
ERROR
LINKGD
ACT
ERROR
On
Flash
Corrective Action
1. Try another cable that you know works.
Check pinouts (see page 2–8).
2. Try another port on the hub or
another hub.
3. Replace EBC module.
2. Try another port on the hub or another
hub.
H2–EBC100
STATUS
LINKGD
ACTIVE
ERROR
LINKGD
ACT
ERROR
3. Make sure you have not exceeded the
recommended cable length for your
network cable. The link signal could
arrive with sufficient strength even
though the data transmission does not.
4. Could be related to Windows configuration. Consult Windows documentation.
Note: This is also the indication of proper
operation! Troubleshoot only if you are
failing to exchange data.
ÈÈ
ÈÈ
LINKGD
ACT
ERROR
1. Try another cable between PC and hub
or EBC and hub.
OR
H2–EBC100
ÈÈ
STATUS
LINKGD
ACTIVE
ERROR
LINKGD
ACT
ERROR
2. Try another port on the hub or another
hub.
3. Look for errors in the setup of the EBC
module.
H2–EBC100
OR
STATUS
LINKGD
ACTIVE
ERROR
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Troubleshooting
Guidelines
1. Try another cable between PC and hub.
6–4
Troubleshooting Guidelines
EBC Module Diagnostic LEDs
EBC LEDs
The EBC module has three indicator lights which show the status of the following:
• signal path between the EBC and the hub
• signal between a PC and an EBC
• EBC module hardware
Troubleshooting
Guidelines
H2–EBC and H2–EBC–F
H4–EBC(–F)
LINKGD
ACT
ERROR
LINK GOOD
Indicator
LINK GOOD
ERROR
ACTIVITY
The green LINKGD (LINK GOOD) LED is on steady when the EBC module is
connected properly to an active device on the network and is receiving 5VDC
operating voltage from the PLC power supply. The LINKGD LED verifies that the
proper cables are connected, and the EBC module is functioning correctly. If a
mismatch with the 10BaseT or 10BaseFL connections occurs this LED will not be
illuminated.
ACTIVITY Indicator The red ACT (ACTIVITY) LED flashes to indicate that the module is detecting data
on the network. If any network device is sending or receiving data, the ACT LED will
be illuminated. In idle mode (no network traffic) this LED is OFF. During heavy
communication loads this LED will be on steady.
ERROR Indicator
If the EBC module’s red ERROR indicator is flashing or on steady, a fatal error has
occurred. The error may be in the EBC module itself, or a network problem may be
causing this symptom. The ERROR indication can be caused by a faulty ground, an
electrical spike or other types of electrical disturbances. Cycle power to the system
to attempt clearing the error.
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Troubleshooting Guidelines
H2–EBC100
STATUS
LINKGD
ACTIVE
ERROR
100MBIT
TXD
RXD
The green STATUS LED is on steady when the EBC module is receiving 5VDC
operating voltage from the PLC power supply and self diagnostics indicates the
module is functioning properly.
LINK GOOD
Indicator
The green LINKGD (LINK GOOD) LED is on steady when the EBC module is
connected properly to an active device on the network and is receiving 5VDC
operating voltage from the PLC power supply. The LINKGD LED verifies that the
proper cables are connected, and the EBC module is functioning correctly. If a
mismatch with the 10BaseT or 10BaseFL connections occurs this LED will not be
illuminated.
ACTIVITY Indicator The green ACT (ACTIVITY) LED flashes to indicate that the module is detecting
data on the network. If any network device is sending or receiving data, the ACT LED
will be illuminated. In idle mode (no network traffic) this LED is OFF. During heavy
communication loads this LED will be on steady.
ERROR Indicator
If the EBC module’s red ERROR indicator is flashing or on steady, a fatal error has
occurred. The error may be in the EBC module itself, or a network problem may be
causing this symptom. The ERROR indication can be caused by a faulty ground, an
electrical spike or other types of electrical disturbances. Cycle power to the system
to attempt clearing the error.
100MBIT
Indicator
The green 100M (100MB) LED is on steady when Ethernet data is detected at
100BaseT frequency.
Serial TXD
Indicator
The green TXD (Serial TXD) LED flashes when the EBC’s serial port is transmitting
data.
Serial RXD
Indicator
The green RXD (Serial RXD) LED flashes when the EBC’s serial port is receiving
data.
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Troubleshooting
Guidelines
STATUS
Indicator
6–6
Troubleshooting Guidelines
Using NetEdit3 for Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
Guidelines
NetEdit3 is a software utility which came with this manual. To review the procedures
for running and using NetEdit3, see Chapter 3. NetEdit3 allows you to:
• See active modules on the network.
• Examine and change the modules’ configuration settings.
• See the firmware revision number.
• Review statistical information about communication errors by type.
You can also use your PC’s DOS “Ping” command to verify communications with a
network server. The PC’s NIC must have the TCP/IP protocol enabled and the
server must have a valid IP address. Visit www.microsoft.com for inforamtion on the
“Ping” command.
Select a Module
The Module box shows the Ethernet
Addresses of all modules which are
currently linked to the NetEdit3 utility. If your
EBC module is not on this list, try the
following:
•
Change Protocol selection and click on
Query
Network.
See
Change
Protocol on the next page.
•
Confirm that your PC has IPX or
TCP/IP protocol loaded.
•
Confirm that the EBC module’s Link
Good LED is on.
NOTE: The Ethernet Address (MAC) is permanently assigned at the factory, and it is
printed on a label on the side of the EBC module. See page 3–13 if you need help
locating the label.
Module Info>
General
Information
When the Module Info tab is selected, the General Info box lists the
selected module’s Firmware Revision, Booter Revision, DIP Switch
Setting, PWB Revision, PLD Revision and CPU Revision.
This box is in the lower left section of the NetEdit3 screen.
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6–7
Troubleshooting Guidelines
Change Protocol
Ethernet Stats
•
•
•
•
•
•
Missed Frames – frames lost
due to unavailability of buffer
space.
TX Collisions – detected when
RXD+ and RXD– become active during a data transmission. Two
devices are trying to communicate at the same time.
Lost Packets – packets that overflow the queue.
Bad Packets – packets that fit the Ethernet standard but are not in the
right format for the EBC module.
Unknown Type – a foreign command was received and could not be
interpreted. This will probably happen only during software driver
development.
Send Errors – the Ethernet standard number of retries were attempted
for a transmission.
Replacing the EBC If you are replacing an existing EBC module with a new one, you need to set up the
new module with the same Module ID as the module you are replacing. If you used
Module
the DIP switch to set the Module ID, you will need to set the DIP switch on the
replacement module to the same Module ID. See page 2–3 or 2–4 to review the
procedure for setting the Module ID using the DIP switch.
If you set up your original EBC module using NetEdit3, you will need to duplicate the
settings in the new module using the same procedures. See page 3–5 through 3–12
to review the procedures for using NetEdit3.
If you set up your original EBC module using your PC-based Control software, you
will need to refer to the appropriate documentation.
WARNING: Your system can be damaged if you install or remove system
components before disconnecting the system power. To minimize the risk of
equipment damage, electrical shock, or personal injury, always disconnect the
system power before installing or removing any system component.
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Troubleshooting
Guidelines
If you are experiencing a problem
communicating from your PC to a module
that does not appear on the list of active
modules, try changing the protocol and
clicking on Scan Network. You may be able
to link to your module with the other protocol.
If you are not sure which protocol driver is loaded on your PC, refer to page 3–4, as
well as your Windows documentation.
If you are able to see the problem module on
the list of modules currently active on the
network, you can select the module to see
the Ethernet Stats for that module. Select
the module by clicking on the Ethernet
Address in the Module box.
To begin a new statistical record, click the
Clear Stats button.
The diagnostic information available in the
Ethernet Stats box is:
6–8
Troubleshooting Guidelines
Troubleshooting
Guidelines
Diagnosing Network Cable Problems
If you are experiencing communication problems, swapping cables is one of the
simplest diagnostic procedures you can perform. If the network operates correctly
with a different cable, you have isolated and cured the problem. If possible, use a
short run of cable to test the network because problems with longer cable runs can
be more difficult to diagnose and are more often intermittent.
If you are unable to swap cables, verify the proper operation of all other network
components. You probably have a cable problem if you have verified that your:
• EBC module is working correctly.
• EBC module configuration is correct.
• RLL program or PC program is correct.
• hubs are working correctly.
• Windows configuration is correct.
• network adapter card is the correct type, and it is working correctly.
It is a good maintenance practice to test network cables periodically and maintain a
permanent record of cable characteristics. A number of cable test instruments are
available to test 10/100BaseT and 10BaseFL networks. These instruments will
check the electrical or optical characteristics of your cabling, including:
• Continuity – This is a check to make sure the communication pairs are
wired correctly, and that the wires are continuous from end to end. In the
case of fiber optic network this is a test to be sure light is transmitted
from one end of the cable to the other.
• Attenuation – This refers to the amount of signal loss over the cable
segment at the signal frequency of interest. The 10/100BaseT
specification allows for a maximum signal loss of 11.5 decibels (dB) for
the entire link at the signal frequency used by 10/100Mbps Ethernet.
The 10BaseFL specification calls for the optical loss in link segment to
be no greater than 12.5 dB.
• Crosstalk – Crosstalk occurs when a signal in one pair of wires is
electromagnetically coupled to an adjacent pair. This is critical
for10BaseT networks which are susceptible to noise interference.
10BaseFL networks are virtually immune to noise interference.
NOTE: Any significant difference between the cable characteristics of the
transmitter and receiver can cause communication errors.
Ethernet devices continually monitor the “receive data” path for activity as a means
of verifying their link is working correctly. When the network is idle, each network
device (including the EBC module) sends a periodic link test signal to verify that the
network is working. If the link test signal or other network activity is not received
periodically, the Link Good LED on the EBC module is turned off.
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Appendix A
General
Specifications
In This Appendix
— H2 Series and H4 Series EBC Specifications
— Serial Port Specifications
— Ethernet Standards
A
A–2
General Specifications
Appendix A
Specifications
H2 Series and H4 Series EBC Specifications
H2–EBC
Specifications
Communications
Data Transfer Rate
Link Distance
Ethernet Port
Ethernet Protocols
Serial Port (RJ12)
Power Consumption
Manufacturer
H2–EBC100
10Base-T Ethernet
10Mbps max.
100 meters (328 ft)
RJ45
TCP/IP, IPX
K-sequence, ASCII
320mA
Host Automation Prods
Specifications
Communications
Data Transfer Rate
Link Distance
Ethernet Port
Ethernet Protocols
Serial Port (RJ12)
Power Supplied
Manufacturer
H2–EBC–F
10Base-FL Ethernet
10/100BaseT Ethernet
10Mbps max.
100Mbps max.
2,000 meters (6,560 ft)
100 meters (328 ft)
RJ45
ST–style fiber optic
TCP/IP, IPX
TCP/IP, IPX, MODBUS TCP/IP
K-sequence, ASCII, MODBUS RTU K–sequence, ASCII
450mA
350mA
Host Automation Prods
Host Automation Prods
H4–EBC
10BaseT Ethernet
10Mbps
100 meters (328 ft)
RJ45
TCP/IP, IPX
K-sequence, ASCII
3680mA @ 5VDC
400mA @ 24VDC
Host Automation Prods
H4–EBC–F
10BaseFL Ethernet
10Mbps
2,000 meters (6,560 ft)
ST-style fiber optic
TCP/IP, IPX
K-sequence, ASCII
3550mA @ 5VDC
400mA @ 24VDC
Host Automation Prods
Serial Port Specifications
Serial Port Pin Descriptions
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
1
2
3
4
5
6
0V
5V
RXD
TXD
RTS
0V
Power (–) connection (GND)
Power (+) connection
Receive Data (RS232C)
Transmit Data (RS232C
Request to Send
Power (–) connection (GND)
6
6-pin Male (RJ12)
Modular Plug
1 2 3 4 5 6
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6-pin Female (RJ12)
Modular Jack
as oriented on EBC
1
A–3
General Specifications
Ethernet Standards
Appendix A
Specifications
Various institutes and committees have been involved in establishing Ethernet data
communication standards. These specification standards assure Ethernet network
compatibility for products from a broad variety of manufacturers.
The EBC module complies with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers standard ANSI/IEEE 802.3, Carrier
Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection (CSMA/CD) Access Methods and
Physical Layer Specifications. This standard has been adopted by the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) as document ISO/IEC 8802–3.
The Electronic Industries Association (EIA) and Telecommunications Industries
Commercial Building Telecommunications Wiring Standard designated
EIA/TIA–568A defines implementation of 10BaseT (twisted pair) and 10BaseF
(fiber optics) for Ethernet communications.
The same two organizations produced EIA/TIA TSB40–Additional Transmission
Specifications for Unshielded Twisted-Pair Connecting Hardware. The purpose of
this document is to specify transmission performance requirements and connecting
hardware requirements.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
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Appendix B
Using the H2 Series
EBC with Think & Do
In This Appendix. . . .
1B
Ċ Configuring the DL205 I/O Base
Ċ Mapping H2 Series EBC I/O Points
Ċ I/O Module Status Words / Bits
Ċ Using EZTouch/EZText Panel with the RJ-12 Serial Port
B–2
Using H2 Series EBCs with Think & Do
Configuring the DL205 I/O Base
The H2 Series EBCs and DL205 I/O are self-configuring. The EBC reads the module
and identities it on powerup. Within the Think & Do I/O View tool, the DL205 I/O
modules are graphically displayed as soon as a connection is established between
your PC and your EBC.
For additional information about establishing a connection between your PC and the
H2 Series EBCs, please see the Think & Do Software Learning Guide.
Appendix B
Using H2 EBCs w/ T&D
Mapping H2–EBC I/O Points
Launching
Connectivity
Center Tool
Connecting
to the EBC
We recommend that you be familiar with “Getting Started” and “Creating a Project”
chapters in the Think & Do Studio Learning Guide before attempting to map the
EBC I/O points/channels to Data Items using ConnectivityCenter.
To launch ConnectivityCenter:
1) Launch Think & Do Studio ProjectCenter from the Windows desktop by either
clicking on Start, then Programs, next Think & Do Studio, finally
ProjectCenter or click on the ProjectCenter icon to start.
2) Click on the File Menu and either open your Think & Do Project or select New.
3) Within ProjectCenter select Windows 2000 or NT Certified PC as the Runtime
Target.
4) Then either click Tools, then ConnectivityCenter to launch the
ConnectivityCenter or click on the ConnectivityCenter shortcut in the Project
Explorer.
5) Once in ConnectivityCenter click on Drivers, then Add and select
Automationdirect.com Ethernet I/O Driver.
5)Then either click on Configuration, then Connect or click on the Connect
toolbar button.
ConnectivityCenter will draw a picture of your EBC I/O system.
Board View
Automationdirect.com
I/O Driver
Mapping I/O Points This procedure is discussed in detail in the “Creating a Project” chapter in the Think
& Do Studio Learning Guide. This will map your real world I/O to Data Items.
to Data Items
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I/O Module Status Word / Bits
I/O Module diagnostic information is listed for each I/O module under the Module
Status Mapping tab. Click on a module graphic to display its Status Item
Descriptions.
Status Indicator
Appendix B
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1 = Error
Module Status Mapping Tab
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Using EZTouch/EZText Panel with the RJ–12 Serial Port
Appendix B
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The H2–EBC has a built–in RS232C serial port that can be used to connect to an
operator interface panel. Use ConnectivityCenter to configure the connection from
the H2–EBC to the EZTouch or EXText panel. The “HMI Options for Remote Base
Controllers” section in the “Operator Screen Techniques” chapter in the Think & Do
Studio Learning Guide discusses configuring and using Optimate Panels with the
EBC.
Adding Operator
Interface Device
Click on the H2–EBC graphic and Module Info tab in the ConnectivityCenter. The
Serial Port Settings attributes are all that will be visible in ConnectivityCenter when
the I/O is disconnected. Follow the steps below to configure the EBC’s RJ12 serial
port to be used with either the EZTouch or the EZText panels.
1. Click Here to access port settings.
2. Check Enable Serial
Port to enable
the serial port. These
settings must match
the port configuration
of the EZ panel.
3. Click Add...
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4. Set the Family to
Modbus Master and
the Panel Type to
EZTouch/Text.
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Once the EZTouch or EZText panel has been added, it will show up in the list of the
configured devices, and an EZTouch/Text panel graphic symbol will be located
under the I/O base next to the EBC.
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Using Monitor I/O
to Verify Panel
Operation
Re–connect to the I/O in ConnectivityCenter by either clicking on Configuration,
then Connect or by clicking on the Connect toolbar button. Then scan the I/O by
either clicking on Configuration, then Scan or by clicking on the Scan toolbar
button. Doubleclick on the EZ panel box graphic to launch the Monitor I/O Dialog
Box. The Monitor I/O tool allows the user to update the fields at any moment, altough
the panel continuously updates the fields with changes as well. All of the “Value”
fields in the Monitor I/O Dialog Box are read/write and are updated from the the
Monitor I/O Dialog box which takes precedence over updates from the panel.
The user can update bit values (Input, Output and Flag) immediately by one mouse
click or by pressing the space bar.
When typing in numbers, the grid will enter the edit mode which will block any
conflicting updates from the panel. The edit mode entry is completed after pressing
Enter, any arrow key or by selecting a new line.
Monitor I/O
Dialog Box
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Appendix C
Using the H4 Series
EBC with Think & Do
C
In This Appendix
— Configuring the DL405 I/O Base with H4 Series EBC
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Configuring the DL405 I/O Base with H4 Series EBCs
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Appendix C
Using H4 EBCs w/ T&D
Configuring the base is a necessary step in the setup of the H4 Series EBC module.
The EBC must know the type and location of each input and output module installed
in the base. Once identified, the configuration resides in non-volatile memory
on-board the EBC until a change is made.
The H4 Series EBC is partially self-configuring. On powerup, the EBC reads the
base to determine the specifications of installed modules. The information available
allows the EBC to determine:
• whether the I/O modules are inputs or outputs
• whether the installed modules are standard I/O modules or a High
Speed Counter module (other intelligent modules are not supported at
this time)
If you are not using analog inputs or outputs the H4 Series EBC configures itself. For
the following module types, the DL405 I/O system provides the necessary
configuration information to the EBC, and the EBC automatically configures the
base:
• digital inputs
• digital outputs
• High Speed Counter module
If you are using analog inputs or outputs you must configure the base manually
using a software utility imbedded in Think & Do:
You are ready to configure your base if you have done all of the following:
• installed your H4 Series EBC module
• connected power wiring to the EBC terminal strip
• installed I/O modules and expansion bases as necessary for your
application
• connected your PC and EBCs to a dedicated Ethernet network
• installed Think & Do (Version 4.4, or later) on your PC
NOTE: The pages that follow explain how to use the Think & Do software utility for
configuring the base. For additional information about using the Think & Do software
product, please refer to the Think & Do Software Learning Guide.
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Starting I/O View
I/O View is one of the tools provided by
Think & Do software. It is directly accessible from the Start menu after installation.
Select Start, then Programs, then Think
& Do, then T&D I/O View, as shown to the
right.
To start a new configuration, select the
Configuration menu, then New as
shown.
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Installation and
Starting a New
Screen in I/O View
Appendix C
We use a new I/O View window to
configure the I/O for an example system.
The H4 Series EBC is connected to the PC
which is running Think & Do software.
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The I/O View window will appear as
shown, with a blank I/O configuration
screen. If you save this screen without
renaming it, the default name will be
“IOView1”.
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The next screen is divided into three regions separated by window splitter bars. You
can re-size the regions by doing a click-and-drag on a splitter bar.
Each project maintains its own record of
its I/O configuration.
The first time you open the I/O View window for a new project, it will prompt you
to choose an I/O driver, as shown below.
Use the Drivers menu and select Add, as
shown, to access a list of I/O drivers.
Select the PLCDirect Ethernet I/O
driver. Click OK.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Appendix C
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Selecting a Driver
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I/O View adds the driver, and attempts to
activate the network adapter card. I/O
view displays an image of the card as
shown to the right.
H4–EBC Base
Configuration
Screen
Note: High Speed Counter module may be indicated
as D4–HSC or H4–HSC. They are the same.
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If you have digital inputs and outputs but no analog inputs or outputs, you do not
need to do anything additional to configure the base. You may click on Exit or Update
Base. Either will return you to the I/O View screen.
Appendix C
Think & Do makes a connection to the H4–EBC and automatically displays the
H4–EBC(–F) Base Configuration screen. The screen will overlay the I/O View
screen. Discrete and analog modules are both displayed initially as a dashed
horizontal line “-–––––” in the block representing the module’s slot location.
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Select the Configuration pull-down
menu from the I/O View menu bar as
shown to the right. Then select Connect
from the menu. This instructs Think & Do
to make the connection to the I/O bases
currently on the network.
The module must have a non-zero
Module ID set on the DIP switch or an
error message will be returned at this
point. See page 2–4 “Setting the DIP
Switch” for more information.
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Identifying
Analog Modules
You must identify each analog input or output module by selecting the applicable part
number on the Base Configuration screen. The part numbers of all available analog
modules appear on the pull–down menu for the appropriate slot (the part number is
printed on the face of each module). Click on the arrow beside the slot location to see
the menu. The H4 Series EBC automatically distinguishes between input modules
and output modules. In the Think & Do implementation of the Base Configuration
utility, the pull-down menu for analog input modules lists only analog input modules.
It does not list analog output modules.
Installation and
Safety Guidelines
Appendix C
Using H4 EBCs w/ T&D
The pull-down menu for analog output modules lists only analog output modules.
After selecting the appropriate part number for your analog input or output modules,
click on Update. This will save the entries to the H4 Series EBC’s non-volatile
memory.
After clicking on Update, a graphical representation of the EBC, the base, and I/O
modules appears. You have successfully configured the I/O base. The I/O View
screen shows an eight-slot base even if you are using a smaller base. Expansion
bases are also shown if connected.
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Appendix D
Using the H2 Series
EBC with KEPDirect
OPC Server
In This Appendix. . . .
1D
Ċ Introduction to KEPDirect
Ċ KEPDirect Project: Adding and Configuring a Channel
Ċ KEPDirect Project: Adding and Configuring a Device
Ċ KEPDirect Project: Adding Tags to the Project
Ċ H2 Series EBC I/O Addressing
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Appendix A
Introduction to KEPDirect OPC Server
Introduction
to OPC
OPC, OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) for Process Control, is an industry
standard created by a number of worldwide leading hardware and software
suppliers in cooperation with Microsoft. The OPC Data Access specification, as
maintained by the OPC Foundation, is a non–proprietary technical specification that
defines a set of standard interfaces based upon Microsoft’s OLE/COM technology.
An OPC server (driver) allows items such as distributed control systems,
programmable logic controllers, I/O systems and smart field devices to
communicate with a wide range of HMI/SCADA (client) software packages residing
on a PC. Traditionally, each software or application developer was required to write a
custom interface, or server/driver, to exchange information with hardware field
devices. OPC eliminates this requirement allowing manufacturing customers true
plug and play connectivity and the freedom to choose products based on their
automation requirements.
DDE Support
While KEPDirect is first and foremost an OPC server, KEPDirect recognized that a
number of legacy applications still depend upon DDE for their underlying client
server technology. Early in the development of Windows, Microsoft provided a
generic client server technology called DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange). DDE did
provide a basic architecture that would allow many windows applications from a
wide range of vendors to share data. But there was one problem, DDE was not
designed for the industrial market lacking much of the speed and robustness desired
in an industrial setting. However, this did not stop DDE from becoming a dominant
client/server architecture, largely due to its availability in most windows applications.
KEPDirect
KEPDirect Enhanced OPC/DDE Server is a 32 bit windows application that
provides a means of bringing data and information from a wide range of industrial
devices and systems into client applications on your Windows PC. KEPDirect falls
under the category of a ”Server” application. It is very common to hear the term
”client/server application” in use across many software disciplines and business
segments. In the industrial market, it has usually come to mean the sharing of
manufacturing or production data between a variety of applications ranging from
human machine interface software and data historians, to large MES and ERP
applications.
At a high level, the KEPDirect OPC Server is comprised of several objects that are
described on the next page.
Channel Object
Device Object
Group Object
Tag Object
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Channel Object: Each protocol or driver used in a KEPDirect project is referred to
as a channel. A channel refers to a specific communications driver. A KEPDirect
project can consist of many channels each with unique communications drivers or
each with the same communications driver.
Each channel name must be unique in a KEPDirect application. The channel name
entered here will be part of the OPC browser information.
Device Object: Unlike the channel name, ”Device names” can be the same from
one channel to the next. The device name is a user defined logical name for the
device. The device name and channel name will be part of the OPC browser
information as well as a DDE item name. Within an OPC client the combination of
channel name and device name would appear ”ChannelName.DeviceName”.
Group Object: KEPDirect allows tag groups to be added to your project. Tag
groups allow you to tailor the layout of OPC data in logical groupings that fit the
needs of your application. Using tag groups allows multiple sets of identical tags to
be added under the same device. This can be very convenient when a single device
handles a number of similar machine segments. From an OPC client standpoint, the
use of tag grouping allows you to segregate your OPC data into smaller tag lists,
which can make finding a specific tag easier when browsing the server.
Tag Object: KEPDirect allows both dynamic tags, (tag entered directly at the OPC
client that specify device data) and user defined tags. User defined tags have the
benefit of allowing the tag to be browsed from an OPC client that supports tag
browsing. User defined tags also support tag scaling. Unlike many of the dialogs you
will find in KEPDirect, the tag properties dialog has a number of features that are
driven by icons. The tag name is part of the OPC browse data. Tag names must be
unique within a given device branch or tag group branch. If your application is best
suited by using blocks of tags with the same names, use tag groups to segregate the
tags.
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Appendix A
KEPDirect Project: Adding and Configuring a Channel
Running the Server KEPDirect, like any OPC server, can be started a number of ways. One of the
benefits of OPC technology is that your OPC client can automatically invoke the
server when it attempts to connect and collect data from it. In order for this automatic
mode of operation to occur you must first create and configure a project. Once you
have created a project, KEPDirect will automatically select the most recently used
project when it is invoked by an OPC client.
Initially however, you need to manually invoke KEPDirect using either the desktop
icon, if you chose to install it, or by selecting KEPDirect from the windows start
menu. Depending on any changes you may have made to the appearance of
KEPDirect, once invoked you should be presented with the following interface. To
learn more about the various elements of the user interface see (Basic KEPDirect
Components).
While discussing how to start KEPDirect its important to understand what the
system requirements are for running the server. KEPDirect has been designed to
place as little strain on your system as possible.
Recommended System Requirements:
400Mhz Pentium
64 Megs of Ram
10 Megs of Hard Disk Space
Windows NT(SP6a)/2000 (Strongly recommended for industrial settings)
Available Ethernet Card
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Adding a Channel
A channel refers to a specific communications driver. A KEPDirect project can
consist of many channels each with unique communications drivers or each with the
same communications driver. Depending on the driver or drivers you have installed
you can define a number of channels within a single project. A channel acts as the
basic building block of an OPC link. Properties like communications port, baud rate,
and parity are contained at the channel level. Each channel name must be unique in
a KEPDirect project. The channel name can be up to 31 characters long.
To add a new channel to your project you can use the Edit menu > New Channel, the
Toolbar Add Channel, or the “Click to add a channel” dialog.
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Selecting the
Device Driver
Select the device driver you want to assign to the channel. A driver list will be
presented displaying all of the device drivers that are installed in your system.
Selecting the ”Enable diagnostics” check box will enable diagnostic information to
be available to your OPC application for this channel. With diagnostic functions
enabled, diagnostic tags are available for use within client applications. In addition
to diagnostic tags, a diagnostic window is also available when this feature is
enabled. The diagnostic features of KEPDirect do require a minimal amount of
overhead processing. For this reason it is recommended that you only use the
diagnostic features when needed and disable them when not in use which is the
default case.
Selecting the
Network Adapter
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The Network Interface selection allows you to select a specific NIC card for the
AutomationDirect EBC Ethernet driver to use based on the NIC name or its assigned
IP address. By selecting a specific NIC interface you will be able to force the driver to
send all Ethernet communication through the specified NIC. If you do not know
which NIC you should use, select the ”Default” condition.
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Setting the
Server Writes
Optimizations
As with any OPC server, writing data to your device may be the most important
aspect of your application. Insuring that the data written from your OPC client
application gets to the device in a timely manners is the goal of the server.
KEPDirect provides a number of optimization settings that can be used to tailor the
server to meet the needs, and improve the responsiveness of your application.
There are currently three write optimization modes. The following is a brief
description of the modes. For a detailed explanation, refer to the “Channel
Properties – Write Optimizations” section in the KEPDirect on–line help file.
NOTE: We strongly suggest that you characterize your application for
compatibility with these write optimization enhancements before using them
in a production environment.
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The default mode, ”Write all values for all tags” will force the server to attempt to
write every value to the controller. This mode insures that everything written from
your OPC client applications will be sent to the target device. While writing every
value to the device may seem like the best course of action, there are a number of
applications where writing every value, many of which may be the same value, over
and over may be simply a waste of communications bandwidth.
The ”Write only latest value for non–boolean tags” allows any value that is not a
boolean value to be updated in the server’s internal write queue and will then be sent
to the device at the next possible opportunity. This can dramatically improve the
overall performance of your application. This feature must be used with a clear
understanding of how it will affect the operation of your application.
The final write optimization mode, ”Write only the latest value for all tags”, takes
the operation described for the second mode and applies it to all tags.
The Duty Cycle selection allows you to control the ratio of write operations to read
operations. By default the duty cycle is set to ten. This means that ten writes will
occur for each read operation. If your application is doing a large number of
continuous writes but you need to insure that read data is still given time to process,
you may want to reduce the Duty Cycle. A setting of one will result in one read
operation for every write operation. In all cases if there are no write operations to
perform, reads will be processed continuously.
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Saving the New
Channel Settings
With Channel1 added to the server, the KEPDirect window will appear as follows:
Note that the channel is shown using the channel name given, but it also has a small
red ”x” below the channel icon. The red ”x” indicates that the channel does not
contain a valid configuration. Channel1 is not valid because a device has not yet
been added to the channel.
Using Multiple
Channels in a
Project
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KEPDirect supports the use of multiple channels. As you add channels to your
project you can specify either the same communications driver or different
communications drivers. Most communication drivers offered by KEPDirect support
operation on up to 16 communications ports or ethernet network connections
simultaneously. By defining multiple channels you can improve the overall
performance of you application. In the case of either a serial driver or Ethernet driver
using multiple channels allows you to spread large communications loads across
the multiple channels. A good example of this would be a serial driver that is being
used to communicate with eight devices on the serial line. Normally the
communications driver used in this application would be responsible for gathering
data from all eight devices in a round robin fashion. If this same application is
reconfigured to use multiple channels assigned to multiple communications ports,
the device load can be divided across the channels. The end result is reduce work
load on each channel and dramatic improvements in the responsiveness of your
application. The need to use multiple channels is dependent solely on the needs of
your application. In either case there is no additional cost involved to use a licensed
driver on multiple communications or Ethernet ports.
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Adding a Device
Once a channel has been configured in a KEPDirect project, a device must be
added to the channel. Devices represent PLCs, I/O devices or other hardware that
the server will communicate with. Device selection is restricted by the device driver
the channel is using.
To add a device to a channel, select the desired channel and use the Edit menu >
New Device, the Toolbar Add Device, or the “Click to add a device” dialog.
Selecting the
Device Model
The ”Model” parameter allows you to select the specific type of the device
associated with a device ID. The contents of the model selection drop down will vary
depending on the chosen communication driver.
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Appendix A
KEPDirect Project: Adding and Configuring a Device
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Selecting the
Device Model
The ”Device ID” parameter allows you to specify the driver specific station or node
address for a given device. Since the Automationdirect EBC driver is an Ethernet
based driver, a unique and valid TCP/IP address must be entered. IPX protocol is not
supported.
Setting the Device Device timeout parameters allow a driver’s response to error conditions to be
Timeout Properties tailored to the needs of your application. The timeout parameters are specific to each
device you configure. Each of the field parameters is defined in detail in the “Device
Properties – Timeout” section in the KEPDirect on–line help file.
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The Connection timeout: allows the time required to establish a socket connection
to a remote device to be adjusted. The Request timeout: is used by all drivers to
determine how long the driver will wait for a response from the target device. The
Fail after parameter is used to determine how many times the driver will retry a
communications request before considering the request to have failed. If your
environment is prone to noise induced communications failures you may want to
increase the number of retries the driver performs.
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Appendix A
Using H2 Series EBCs with KEPDirect OPC Server
Automatic OPC
Tag Database
Generation
The automatic OPC tag database generation features of KEPDirect have been
designed to make the setup of your OPC application a Plug and Play operation.
Since the Automationdirect EBC communication driver supports this feature, you
can configure it automatically build a list of OPC tags within KEPDirect that
correspond to device specific data. The automatically generated OPC tags are then
browsable from your OPC client. The OPC tags that are generated are dependent
upon the nature of the supporting driver. Each field selection is defined in detail in the
“Automated OPC Tag Base Generation” section in the KEPDirect on–line help file.
The ”Automatic tag database generation on device startup” selection allows you
to configure when OPC tags will be automatically generated. There are three
possible selections. The default condition, ”Do not generate on startup”, will
prevent the driver from adding any OPC tags to tag space of KEPDirect. The
selection ”Always generate on startup”, will cause the driver to always evaluate
the device for tag information and to add OPC tags to the tag space of the server
each time the server is launched. The final selection ”Generate on first startup” will
cause the driver to evaluate the target device for tag information the first time this
KEPDirect project is run and to add any OPC tags to the server tag space as
needed. When the automatic generation of OPC tags is selected, any tags that are
added to the server’s tag space must be saved with the project. You can configure
your KEPDirect project to auto save from the Tools > Options menu.
Saving the New
Device Settings
With Device1 added to Channel1, the KEPDirect window will appear as follows:
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KEPDirect Project: Adding Tags to the Project
There are two ways to get data from a device to your client application using
KEPDirect. The first method, and most common method, of defining tags is called
User Defined Tags. This requires that you define a set of tags in the server project
and then use the name you assigned to each tag as the item of each OPC/DDE link
between the client and the server. The primary benefit to this method is that all user
defined tags are available for browsing within OPC clients. Additionally, user defined
tags also support scaling.
The second method of defining tags is called Dynamic Tags. Dynamic tags allow
you to define tags in the client application. Instead of providing the server with a tag
name as the OPC/DDE item, you would provide the device address (and optionally a
data type). The server will create a tag for that location and start scanning for data
automatically. KEPDirect allows tag groups to be added to your project.
Tag groups allow you to tailor the layout of OPC data in logical groupings that will fit
the needs of your application. Using tag groups allows multiple sets of identical tags
to be added under the same device. This can be very convenient when a single
device handles a number of similar machine segments. From an OPC client
standpoint, the use of tag grouping allows you to segregate your OPC data into
smaller tag lists, which can make finding a specific tag easier when browsing the
server.
User Defined Tags
Each field selection is defined in detail in the Tag Properties section in the
KEPDirect on–line help file. A brief description of each is listed below.
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The tag Name: parameter allows you to enter the string that will represent the data
available from this tag. The tag name can be up to 31 characters in length. While
using long descriptive names is generally a good idea, keep in mind that some OPC
client applications may have a limited display window when browsing the tag space
of an OPC server. The tag name is part of the OPC browse data. Tag names must be
unique within a given device branch or a tag group branch. If your application is best
suited by using blocks of tags with the same names, use tag groups to segregate the
tags.
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The Address: parameter allows you to enter the desired driver address for this tag.
To determine how an address should be entered, you can use the Hints button next
to the address parameter. Hints provide a quick reference guide to the address
format of the driver. Once you have entered an address you can test it by using the
check address button. When pressed, the check address button attempts to validate
the address with the driver. If the driver accepts the address as entered no message
will be displayed. If an error is detected a pop–up will inform you of the error. Keep in
mind that some errors will be related to the data type selection and not the address
string.
The Description: parameter allows you to attach a comment to this tag. A string of
up to 64 characters can be entered for the description. If you are using an OPC client
that supports Data Access 2.0 Tag Properties, the description parameter will be
accessible from the Item Description property of the tag.
The Data Type: selection allows you to specify the format of the tag’s data as it is
found in the physical device. The data type setting is an important part of how a
communication driver reads and writes data to a device. For many drivers the data
type of a particular piece of data is rigidly fixed.
The available data type selections are:
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S
S
Default – This type allows the driver to choose its default data type see the
specific driver help for details
Boolean – Single bit data On or Off
S
Char – Signed 8 bit data
S
S
Byte – Unsigned 8 bit data
Short – Signed 16 bit data
S
S
Word – Unsigned 16 bit data
Long – Signed 32 bit data
S
Dword – Unsigned 32 bit data
S
S
Float – 32 bit Real value IEEE format
String – Null terminated ASCII string
S
Double – 64 bit Real value IEEE format
S
S
BCD – Two byte packed BCD value range is 0 – 9999
LBCD – Four byte packed BCD value range is 0 – 99999999
The Client access: selection allows you to specify whether this tag is Read Only or
Read/Write. By selecting Read Only you can prevent client applications from
changing the data contained in this tag. By selecting Read/Write you are allowing
client applications to change this tag’s value as needed.
The DDE scan rate: parameter allows you to specify the the update interval for this
tag when used in a DDE client. OPC clients can control the rate at which data is
scanned by using the update rate that is part of all OPC groups.
The Do not allow client to override data type selection allows you force OPC
clients to use the data type you have specified for this tag. OPC clients can specify
how they desire to view the data from a particular tag.
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Using H2 Series EBCs with KEPDirect OPC Server
Creating a
User Define Tag
To determine how an address should be entered, use the Hints button “?” to the right
of the address field. Hints provide a quick reference guide to the address format of
the driver.
Once you have entered an address you can test it using the check address “n”
button. When pressed, the check address button attempts to validate the address
with the driver. If the driver accepts the address as entered, no message will be
displayed. If an error is detected, a pop–up window will inform you of the error. Keep
in mind that some errors will be related to the data type selection and not the address
string. Below is an example of a valid tag properties.
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H2 EBCs w/ KEPDirect
The window below shows a valid configured channel, device and several user
defined tags.
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Using H2 Series EBCs with KEPDirect OPC Server
Appendix A
H2 Series EBC I/O Addressing
I/O slots must be individually addressed in the following form: S<ss>:<t><nn> where
ss is the slot number (0 to 8), t is the address type (X, Y, K, V, DI, D0, WI, W0, etc.),
and nn is the address. The address ranges from 0 to an upper limit determined by the
module occupying the slot.
Appendix D
H2 EBCs w/ KEPDirect
I/O Type
H2–EBC I/O
Addressing
Example
H2 Series EBC
Module
Syntax
Data Type
Discrete Inputs
X or DI<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Boolean, Byte, Char,
Word, Short, DWord, Long
Discrete Outputs
Y or DO<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Boolean, Byte, Char,
Word, Short, DWord, Long
Byte Inputs
BI<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Byte, Char
Byte Outputs
BO<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Byte, Char
Word Inputs
K or WI<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Word, Short
Word Outputs
V or WO<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Word, Short
DWord Inputs
DWI<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
DWord, Long
DWord Outputs
DWO<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
DWord, Long
Float Inputs
FI<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Float
Float Outputs
FO<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Float
Double Inputs
DBI<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Float
Double Outputs
DBO<nn>
nn = Bit Number (decimal)
Float
Each field selection is defined in detail in the “Tag Properties” section in the
KEPDirect on–line help file.
Slot 0
8 Inputs
Slot 1
32 Inputs
Slot 2
4 Analog Inputs
Slot 3
8 Outputs
Slot 4
16 Outputs
Slot 5
8 Analog Outputs
Addresses
S0:X0
to
S0:X7
Addresses
S1:X0
to
S1:X31
Addresses
S2:K0
to
S2:K3
Addresses
S3:Y0
to
S3:Y7
Addresses
S4:Y0
to
S4:YI5
Addresses
S5:V0
to
S5:V7
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Appendix E
Using the KEPDirect
OPC Quick Client
In This Appendix. . . .
1E
Ċ Creating a KEPDirect Quick Client Project
Ċ Using the RJ12 Serial Port in ASCII Mode
E–2
Using the KEPDirect OPC Quick Client
Appendix A
Creating a KEPDirect Quick Client Project
KEPDirect Quick Client can be used to assist in the test and development of
KEPware’s OPC Data Access 1.0 and 2.0 Servers.
Connecting the
Client to the
OPC Server
A server connection provides a link between the Quick Client and the KEPDirect
OPC server. To add a server connection to the Quick Client, you can use either the
Edit menu>New Server Connection or click on the New Server icon in the toolbar
menu.
Specify the Prog ID of the OPC Server the client should connect to. You can browse
for registered servers by expanding any of the branches. Double–clicking on any
registered server will automatically update the Prog ID field. For more information on
the registered servers, click on the Help button to display the “Server Connection”
section of the on–line help file. Once a connection to the OPC server has been
established, additional “Server Operations” can be accessed by right clicking on the
highlighted server in the right window column or by using the Tools menu>Server
selection.
Appendix E
H2 EBCs w/ KEPDirect
Creating a Client
Group
A group is used to organize a collection of items with a common set of properties. To
add a Group to the Quick Client, you can use the Edit menu>New Group or click on
the New Group button in the toolbar menu.
A The group specifies the following properties: group Name, Update Rate, Time
Bias, Percent Deadband, Language ID, Active State and the typeof data
connection that should be made to the server. For detailed information on the group
properties, click on the Help button to display the “Group” section of the on–line help
file. Once a Group has been created, additional “Group Operations” can be
accessed by right clicking on the highlighted branch Group or by using the Tools
menu>Group selection.
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Using the KEPDirect OPC Quick Client
Selecting a
Group Item
Items represent data that may be accessed via the OPC server. An item specifies
the following properties: Access Path, Item ID, Data Type and Active state. For
detailed information these properties, click on the Help button to display the Item
section of the on–line help file. To add an Item to the Quick Client Group, you can
either use the Edit menu>New Item or click on the New Item icon on the toolbar.
4
1
2
3
If the OPC Server was configured to automatically generate OPC tags, the
generated tags would be browsable from the OPC client. If automatic tag generation
was not selected, create an item by:
1) browsing the OPC Server branch tags
2) highlighting the desired tag in the right column
3) clicking on the “Add Leaves” button
4) clicking on the “Green Check Mark” button to validate the item
5) and clicking on the “OK” button.
After clicking on the OK button, the following window will display the created items.
Appendix E
H2 EBCs w/ KEPDirect
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Using the KEPDirect OPC Quick Client
Appendix A
Item Operations
Item operations can be accessed by right clicking on the desired item or by using the
Tools menu>Group selection.
Appendix E
H2 EBCs w/ KEPDirect
After clicking on the desired item operation, a window similar to the following will be
displayed. In this example, a logic 1 value (Boolean data type) is being written to a
discrete output to turn it on. The item operations can be used to read discrete/analog
inputs and write to discrete/analog outputs, etc.
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Using the KEPDirect OPC Quick Client
Using the RJ12 Serial Port in ASCII Mode
The EBC RJ12 serial port can be configured for generic ASCII communications
(refer to the “Advanced Settings” section in Chapter 3 to confirm or change the RJ12
serial port settings). Both the transmit buffer and receive buffer of the driver are 127
bytes in size. Thus, the corresponding tags can be a maximum of 127 bytes.
Incoming bytes are appended to the receive buffer.
Port specifiers precede the serial port address. It defines which port the serial port
address corresponds to. To define an EBC address the mnemonic EBC is used and
the mnemonic SP0 specifies serial port 0. For addressing the EBC serial port, no
base or slot information is needed.
As shown below in the Hints dialog, there are several port address parameters. In
many cases the default values can be used. A detailed list explaining the parameters
are found by clicking on the Help button in the Hints window. Then click on the Index
button in the Terminator I/O, I/O Addressing window. Then locate the “H2, H4,
Terminator I/O Serial Port Addressing” help section.
S
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H2 EBCs w/ KEPDirect
The communication parameter defaults are:
S 9600 baud
S 8 data bits (7 may be selected)
S no parity (odd or even may be selected)
S 1 stop bits (2 may be selected)
E–6
Appendix A
Using the KEPDirect OPC Quick Client
The following tags were created in the KEPDirect OPC server for this example.
S EBC:SP0:MODE
S EBC:SP0:DATAIN
Appendix E
H2 EBCs w/ KEPDirect
The tags created above were browsed and selected as items within the Quick Client
as shown below. The EBC.SP0.MODE address must be set to a value of 1 to select
the ASCII communications mode. The ASCII string ASCII String Input Test
Successful was entered via the RJ12 serial port. The ASCII Sting displays in the
ASCII_Data_Input Item ID’s Value column.
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