Series 930 User Guide

Series 930 User Guide
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Contents
1.
Description..................................................................................................................................... 3
1.1.
S930 Components .................................................................................................................. 3
1.2.
Components not supplied but required ................................................................................... 3
2.
Configuration ................................................................................................................................. 3
2.1.
Using the Aeroqual USB to RS485 converter ......................................................................... 3
2.2.
Configuring the S930 using the PC software .......................................................................... 4
2.2.1.
Changing the Port ID ....................................................................................................... 4
2.2.2.
Alarms ............................................................................................................................. 4
2.2.3.
Control ............................................................................................................................. 4
2.2.4.
4-20mA output scale ....................................................................................................... 5
2.2.5.
Upload ............................................................................................................................. 5
2.2.6.
Download ........................................................................................................................ 5
3.
Operation ....................................................................................................................................... 5
3.1.
Description of Outputs ............................................................................................................. 5
3.2.
Operation as a Relay Controller .............................................................................................. 6
3.2.1.
Procedure ........................................................................................................................ 6
3.3.
Operation as a 4-20 mA transmitter ........................................................................................ 6
3.3.1.
Procedure ........................................................................................................................ 7
3.4.
Operation as a RS485 Transmitter ......................................................................................... 8
3.4.1.
Connecting via RS485 .................................................................................................... 8
3.4.2.
Network Settings ............................................................................................................. 8
4.
S930 Specifications ...................................................................................................................... 9
5.
Gas Measurement Guidelines ...................................................................................................... 9
6.
Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................... 10
7.
Diagnostics .................................................................................................................................. 11
8.
RS485 Protocol ............................................................................................................................ 11
9.
Care and Maintenance ................................................................................................................ 17
9.1.
Disposal / Recycling .............................................................................................................. 17
10. Appendix ...................................................................................................................................... 18
10.1.
Copyright ........................................................................................................................... 18
10.2.
Software License ............................................................................................................... 18
10.3.
Terms and Conditions ....................................................................................................... 18
10.4.
Statements of Compliance ................................................................................................ 18
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1. Description
The Aeroqual Series 930 Fixed Gas Monitor is designed to measure and control gas concentrations
and to communicate to a variety of hardware systems.
The monitor can operate as a relay controller with user controlled set points, a 4-20 mA gas
transmitter as well as communicate via RS485 on a network. They can also connect to PC data
logging and networking software to allow for real-time network capability to be set up and logged data
to be stored. The software can be found at our website www.aeroqual.com.
1.1. S930 Components
The following components are supplied with the S930 Fixed Gas Monitor:





Series 930 base unit
Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor (Optional)
Integrated display (Optional)
Strobe & Siren (Optional)
RS485 to USB converter for PC configuration (Optional)
Please check that all these components have been supplied and contact your distributor or Aeroqual
at [email protected] if any of the components are missing.
Replacement sensor heads and other accessories can be purchased separately.
Note: All sensor heads deteriorate over time. We recommend recalibration once a year and
replacement every two years or when the “sensor aging” or “sensor failure” diagnostics
appear. Sensors require more frequent maintenance if run continuously at site.
1.2. Components not supplied but required

24VDC 1A power supply for powering the Series 930
2. Configuration
The Series 930 alarm and 4-20mA output scale settings can be configured via the Fixed Monitor
Configuration software. The PC software can be found on our website at www.aeroqual.com.
To configure the instruments by computer you will need an RS232/RS485 or USB/RS485 converter.
There are many RS232/RS485 converters available on the market however only certain brands will
function well with the Aeroqual products. Aeroqual can supply a USB/RS485 converter suitable for
configuring the instruments. Please contact your account manager for more information or contact
[email protected]
2.1. Using the Aeroqual USB to RS485 converter
The USB-RS485 converter cable provides a USB to RS485 serial interface with customised end
connectors. The drivers required can be downloaded for free from www.ftdichip.com.
Note: Aeroqual S930 monitors communicate via 2 wire RS485 so the
converter must be configured to RS485 2W.
USB to RS485 wiring
S930 Output
GND (Black)
GND
Data+ (A) (Orange)
RS485A
Data- (B) (Yellow)
RS485B
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2.2. Configuring the S930 using the PC software
a. Plug in and install the USB to RS485 converter into your
computer
b. Wire the RS485 outputs into the instrument using table
above
c. Install the Aeroqual Fixed Monitor Configuration PC
software
d. Power up the instrument
e. Run the Fixed Monitor Configuration software
f. Select Unit by entering the Port ID of the instrument you
wish to modify and click on "Download” to download the
unit’s current values
Note: All new products have a default ID of 1
g. Modify settings
h. Click Upload to upload the settings to the instrument
i. Click Exit
2.2.1. Changing the Port ID
Click on “Port” menu and select “Change Port ID” to change ID
to your requirement in the range 1 to 255.
Note: If you are setting up a network please ensure each unit has a
unique ID otherwise there will be conflicts and data loss.
2.2.2. Alarms
High alarm and low alarm set points can be configured by entering the
required activation set point on the main menu.
Note: The high alarm set point must be greater than low alarm set point
The low alarm trigger determines whether low alarm is activated when the concentration goes above
or below the set point. The Alarms can be enabled or disabled by clicking “Enable” or “Disable” on the
main menu.
2.2.3. Control
The control output is triggered according to the band set by the control high and control low values.
Note: Control high must be greater than control low
The action of this output is designed to enable control of an external device such as an ozone
generator. The control output will be "on" when the concentration is rising in the range from below
control low until it hits control high when it turns off. It remains off until the concentration falls below
control low.
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2.2.4. 4-20mA output scale
The 4-20mA output scale sets the gas concentration scale. Each sensor head type has a default
setting but the user can modify this by clicking the user define button and entering the required value
that corresponds to 20mA.
2.2.5. Upload
Clicking this button uploads the settings to the instrument.
2.2.6. Download
Clicking this button downloads the settings from the instrument. Use this function to check the settings
are correct.
3. Operation
3.1. Description of Outputs
DIAG
This output is designed to enable detection of sensor faults. This is normally floating but is set to GND
when the sensor fails. Thus it can be considered a "switch" which is closed when the sensor fails. This
can be used to activate an alarm or relay and can also be monitored with a PLC. The output is an
open collector current sink. The maximum rating of the transistor output is 24VDC at 150mA.
LoALM
This is set to GND when low alarm is activated. It is floating at other times. Use the Configuration
Program to set the Low alarm set point. The output can be used to drive an alarm relay or similar. The
alarm can be set to trigger above or below the set point using the configuration software. The output
is an open collector current sink. The maximum rating of the transistor output is 24VDC at 150mA. If a
relay coil is connected or any other inductive load to the transistor outputs, a back EMF suppression
diode must be fitted across the load.
HiALM
This is set to GND when high alarm is activated. It is floating at other times. Use the Configuration
Program to set the Hi alarm set point. The output can be used to drive an alarm relay or similar. The
output is an open collector current sink. The maximum rating of the transistor output is 24VDC at
150mA. If a relay coil is connected or any other inductive load to the transistor outputs, a back EMF
suppression diode must be fitted across the load.
CNTRL
This is set to GND when the gas concentration is rising in the range from below the Control low set
point to the Control high set point at which stage, it is set to floating. It remains floating until the
concentration falls below the Control low set point at which point, it is reset to ground. Use the
Configuration Program to set the Control set points. This output can be used to control, for example, a
gas generator or vent in a process operation. The output is an open collector current sink. The
maximum rating of the transistor output is 24VDC at 150mA. If a relay coil is connected or any other
inductive load to the transistor outputs, a back EMF suppression diode must be fitted across the load.
STBY
STBY is a hardware toggle switch. If it is briefly pulsed (about 50ms) to GND it puts the sensor head
into Standby mode and the S930 into Sleep mode. If pulsed again to GND it will return to normal
operation. This can be used to protect the sensor during process room cleaning and/or to reduce
power and extend sensor life when the sensor is not needed.
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3.2. Operation as a Relay Controller
The S930 has a set of integrated relay contacts which can be used to operate the instrument as a
simple relay controller. The relays need to be wired into the instrument using the relevant alarm or
control outputs, which are open collector current sinks. The alarm and control outputs are set to
ground when activated according to their set points. The set points can be configured by computer
using the Configuration PC software. It is recommended that the DIAG output is always used to alert
a sensor fault condition.
3.2.1. Procedure
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
Connect 24VDC power supply
Connect alert relay/alarm to DIAG output screw connector if required
Connect relay ground toggle to STDBY pin on the screw connector if required.
Connect control relay to CNTL output on the screw connector if required.
Connect relays to LoALM and/or HiALM alarm outputs on the screw connector if required
Power on and test response.
Internal Relay
Power Supply
(24VDC)
N
E
External
Device
100-240VAC
L
Note: HiALM, LoALM and DIAG are also transistor outputs
3.3. Operation as a 4-20 mA transmitter
The Series 930 can be connected to a PLC or current sensing device via the 4-20mA output to
provide concentration information. The output is linearly proportional to concentration. The full scale
(20mA) value is factory set but can also be user configured with the Configuration PC software. If the
sensor fails the output will be 20mA. It is also recommended that the DIAG output is used to monitor
for fault conditions.
The 4-20mA output loop is opto-isolated from the Series 930 unit and it is recommended that it be
powered by a separate power supply with a voltage in the range 12-24V applied with the correct
polarity. This will produce the most reliable connection method. If opto-isolation is not important then
the 4-20 mA loop may be powered by the same power supply as the unit.
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3.3.1. Procedure
a. Connect the 4-20mA loop on the screw connector to the power supply and current measuring
device (e.g. PLC) ensuring the polarity is correct. Please refer to the diagrams below.
Note: If the polarity is incorrect the 4-20mA output may be permanently damaged
b. Power on the S930 and PLC
c. Check the PLC or current sensing device to ensure data is being shown
Note: The 4-20mA outputs are located on the side of the unit as shown in the diagrams below
4-20 mA wiring diagram for Loop without opto-isolation
4-20mA
+
GND
+
GND
-
+
+
Power Supply
PLC or Current Meter
24VDC
4-20 mA wiring diagram for Loop with opto-isolation
4-20mA
+
GND
+
-
-
+
+
Power Supply
PLC or Current Meter
Power Supply
24VDC
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4-20 mA wiring diagram for Loop with integrated display
4-20mA
+
GND
+
-
-
+
+
Power Supply
Integrated Display
External Device
24VDC
Note: The integrated display is a single ended device and therefore always needs to be located
at the end of the loop.
3.4. Operation as a RS485 Transmitter
The Series 930 unit can communicate over a RS485 bus. Each monitor has an ID which can be user
defined via the Configuration PC software. Up to 255 units can be networked together using the
Network PC software.
Note: Both the Configuration and Network PC software can be found on our website
www.aeroqual.com
3.4.1. Connecting via RS485
a. Connect a 24vDC power supply to the power input on the PCB screw connector
b. Use a twisted pair cable to connect the RS485 lines on the screw connector to the RS485
hub, bus or converter
c. Power up the monitor and run the communication software on your computer or PLC
3.4.2. Network Settings
If the S930 is to be used as part of a “daisy chained” RS485 network a number of settings need to be
adjusted.
Jumper settings
The termination resistors need to be set correctly to ensure the network
communication is stable. The jumpers JP1, JP2, JP3 are to install
termination resistors on the RS485 communication lines. Remove the
jumpers J1, J2, J3 for all S930 units in a chain except the last S930 unit in
the network chain. If there is only one unit then set the jumpers in place. To
access these jumpers remove the sensor head and unscrew the S930 base
plate.
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ID Settings
Monitors on the network require unique IDs so they can be distinguished on the RS485 network. The
factory default ID of the units is ID 1. Therefore they will need to be changed to unique IDs. Use the
Configuration PC software to change the IDs.
4. S930 Specifications
Power (user supplied)
24V DC, 500mA (range 22-26V DC)
Analogue output
4-20mA (opto-isolated), 12-24V
External signal type
Transistor output (150mA max)
External signals (4)
Low Alarm | High Alarm | Control | Diagnostics
LED Display
Optional
Inputs
Standby toggle
Communication
RS485 (Aeroqual proprietary protocol)
Jumpers
J1, J2, J3 termination resistors
Connectors
Screw
ID
1 (Default) User configurable from 1 to 255
Alarm set points (2)
User configurable
Control set point
User configurable
Removable/replaceable sensor head
Yes
Sampling method
Active sampling via internal sensor fan
Temperature & humidity sensor
(Optional)
Range -40°C to 124°C (-40°F to 255°F) | Range 0 to 100% RH
Configuration software
PC Configuration Software
Data logging & networking software
PC Data Logging & Networking Software
Enclosure casing
Fibre reinforced polycarbonate | IP41 & NEMA 2 equivalent
Enclosure size
180 x 110 x 90 (mm); 7⅛ x 4¾ x 3½ (in)
Weight
< 850 g; < 30 oz
Approvals
Part 15 of FCC Rules EN 50082-1: 1997 EN 50081-1: 1992
5. Gas Measurement Guidelines
The S930 should be installed at a location that is free from contaminants that might affect the
performance of the sensor head. Please contact [email protected] for assistance with specific
chemicals that you believe may adversely affect the supplied sensor. In general the S930 should
never be exposed to:
- Steam, fumes, water or chemical spray
- Aggressive solvents
- High condensing humidity
- Cooking vapours/aromas
- Paint fumes
- High levels of dust
Ensure that the controller is protected from excessive water splashing, dust, vibration, excessive heat
or cold, excessive swings in humidity and gas concentrations outside the range of the specific sensor
head.
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6. Troubleshooting
Fault Description
Possible Cause
Remedy
Power connection broken
Reconnect power cable
Power supply failure
Replace 24V power supply
S930 damaged
Replace unit
RS485/RS232 adaptor faulty
Reconfigure/replace adaptor
Connections broken
Reconnect leads
ID incorrect
Check ID
Noise on cable
Use shielded twisted pair cable
Sensor head not fitted correctly
Insert head correctly
30V input exceeded
Replace S930
ID conflict
Modify IDs so that no S930 units share
the same ID
Noise on cable
Use shielded twisted pair cable
Jumpers set incorrectly
Set jumpers correctly
930 units too close together
The cables between the S930 units
should be a minimum of 30 cm in length
Display shows -1
Over-range (>20mA) reverse
loop current
Loop polarity is incorrect. Reverse the
polarity. Incorrect loop polarity can cause
irreversible damage to the 930 unit
Display shows 1
Over-range loop current (>20
mA)
Reduce loop current
4-20mA loop not powered
Power loop. The display requires the
loop to be powered to read correctly
Sensor head not fitted correctly
Insert sensor correctly
Insufficient warm-up
Run the sensor for 24-48 hours
Air contaminated
Move the sensor to cleaner environment
and check reading
Sensor damaged
Replace sensor
Background gas level higher
than normal
Move sensor to clean environment and
recheck baseline
Interference gas present
Move sensor to clean environment and
recheck baseline
Sensor zero drift
Rezero sensor in a clean, stable
environment
Sensor damaged
Replace sensor
Zero calibration incorrect
Zero calibrate sensor
Span calibration incorrect
Span calibrate sensor
Interference gas present
Move sensor to clean environment and
check reading upon exposure to know
concentration of gas
Sensor calibration lost
Replace sensor
No Power
RS485 communications
unstable
4-20mA output failure
Network unstable
If connected to a display:
Display shows -.125
Display oscillated between
min and max
Sensor failure when new
sensor connected
Sensor showing high
baseline reading under
zero gas conditions
Sensor showing higher
than expected reading in
the presence of sensor
gas
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Sensor showing lower
than expected reading in
the presence of sensor
gas
Sensor output noisy
Zero calibration incorrect
Zero calibrate sensor
Span calibration incorrect
Span calibrate sensor
Sensor inlet contaminated
Clean sensor inlet filter and mesh
Interference gas present
Move sensor to clean environment and
check reading upon exposure to know
concentration of gas
Gas reactive and decomposing
before detection
Move the monitor closer to the source of
the gas
Sensor calibration lost
S930 power supply
unregulated
Replace sensor
Install regulated power supply
Local air flow too high
Reduce air flow
Environmental conditions
fluctuating
Reduce fluctuations
7. Diagnostics
The S930 has inbuilt diagnostics to detect sensor faults. If the sensor fails it can be easily replaced by
removing and installing a new sensor head. The failed sensor can be sent back to Aeroqual for
replacement or disposal.
The fault conditions are explained in the below table:
Fault Description
DIAG output
4-20mA output
No fault
Floating
Valid gas reading
Sensor failure
GND
20mA
Sensor aging
GND
20mA
Sensor not fitted
correctly
GND
Oscillated between 4
and 20mA
RS485 output
Valid gas reading
Status 1 = 0x00
Last valid gas reading
Status 1 = 0x01
Last valid gas reading
Status 1 = 0x02
No reply
8. RS485 Protocol
The S930 network system is based on industrial protocol RS485. This command protocol is specified
by Aeroqual Limited. Copyright reserved 2004.
The network communication is in master-slave mode, which means that a PC or other device will be
the network master. All information is requested by the network master. Otherwise no information is
sent out by the S930 network units.
Section 1
General description of the communication commands (for command details and data representations
please refer section 4):
01. Information request command to S930. The basic format is a 5 bytes data stream:
BASE, COMMAND, NETWORK_ID, OTHERS, CHECKSUM
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* BASE - information request data stream header
* COMMAND - 1 byte network unit action command
* NETWORK_ID - 1 byte 930 network ID.
* OTHERS - may used to extend functions later, it can be left as empty for now
* CHECKSUM - makes the data stream total sum byte value to zero.
That's tow's complement of the total sum of the data stream, except CHECKSUM byte.
02. 930 unit basic reply command format will be a 15 bytes stream (see section 2 for details):
Index
0
1
2
3-6
7 - 10
11
12
13
14
SENSOR, COMMAND, NETWORK_ID, DATA1(4 bytes), DATA2(4 bytes), RESERVED, STATUS1,
STATUS2, CHECKSUM
Section 2
S930 Network ID specified commands. These commands generate a response by a specified S930
unit.
Every command needs a corresponding reply.
01. Gas Data request command. The command asks for the gas data that a specific S930 unit
currently holds.
The S930 unit responds with an gas value. The gas data validity depends on the
DATA_UNVALID bit of STATUS1 flag (please see Section 4 for details).
Command: BASE, GAS_CONC_DATA, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, GAS_CONC_DATA, NETWORK_ID, DATA1, TEMP, RH, RESERVED,
STATUS1, STATUS2, CHECKSUM
* DATA1 - 4 bytes IEEE754 floating point data, measured gas value, if DATA_UNVALID bit of
STATUS1 flag is 1 then it will be last measured value, otherwise it's new measured value.
* TEMP - 2 bytes unsigned int value, its actual value equals the int value divided by 10
(TEMP/10) for its real temperature value of S930 unit
* RH - 2 bytes unsigned int value, its actual value equals the int value divided by 10 (RH/10)
for its real relative humidity value of 930 unit
* For 930 the field TEMP and RH will be always zero for Version 1.5 and later.
* However, for S930 version 1.4 and earlier can't use this command to request temperature
and humidity.
02. Standby command. The S930 unit will set its sensor head to standby state.
The 930 will set STANDBY bit of STATUS2 to 1 indicating it is in standby mode.
When the standby state has been terminated, it will reset STANDBY bit of STATUS2 to 0.
Command: BASE, STANDBY, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, STANDBY, NETWORK_ID, DATA1, DATA2, RESERVED, STATUS1,
STATUS2, CHECKSUM
* DATA1 and DATA2 - no meanings.
* The reply just confirms that it performed action, to find it check status bit.
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03. Specific 930 reset command. The command will reset the 930 at any time.
Command: BASE, RESET, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, RESET, NETWORK_ID, DATA1, DATA2, RESERVED, STATUS1,
STATUS2, CHECKSUM
* DATA1 and DATA2 - no meanings.
* RESET - 1 byte reset command, see section 4 for details.
04. Specific 930 unit connected sensor head version number request command and reply. PC or
other devices can request sensor head version information through 930 unit.
Command: BASE, SENSOR_VERSION, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, SENSOR_VERSION, NETWORK_ID, VERSION_NUM, DISPLAY_TYPE,
NAME_LENGTH, SENSOR_NAME, RESERVED, CHECKSUM
* VERSION_NUM - 1 byte, the version number of sensor head plugged in the 930 unit
* DISPLAY_TYPE - 1 byte, the decimal value display type, different gas sensor head are
different, see section 3 for details
* NAME_LENGTH - 1 byte, the sensor head name length.
* SENSOR_NAME - 7 bytes max, valid length depends on NAME_LENGTH value, the sensor
head name ASCII code that connected to 930 unit,
05. Modify 930 unit network ID command that can change current 930 unit network ID.
Command: BASE, CHANGE_NETWORK_ID, OLD_ID, NEW_ID, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, CHANGE_NETWORK_ID, NEW_ID, DATA1, DATA2, RESERVED,
STATUS1, STATUS2, CHECKSUM
* CHANGE_NETWORK_ID - 1 byte command, see section 3 for details.
* OLD_ID - the 930 unit old network ID.
* NEW_ID - the 930 unit new network ID
06. Specific 930 connected sensor gas unit ppm to mg/m3 convert factor and analog current max
output scale factor value request command.
Command: BASE, FACTOR_REQUEST, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, FACTOR_REQUEST, NETWORK_ID, DATA1, DATA2, RESERVED,
STATUS1, STATUS2, CHECKSUM
* DATA1 - 4 bytes, gas unit ppm to mg/m3 convert factor floating point value
* DATA2 - 4 bytes, default 930 current output max scale factor floating point value
07. 930 unit configuration settings upload command, which sets the 930 unit alarm 1, alarm
2,defined output scale and alarm enable settings. Total 25 bytes data stream.
Command: BASE, PARAMETERS_UPLOAD, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Parameters: BASE, PARAMETERS_UPLOAD, NETWORK_ID, ALARM1, ALARM2,
DEFINED_SCALE, CONTROL_HIGH, CONTROL_LOW, ALARM_STATUS, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, PARAMETERS_UPLOAD, DATA1, DATA2, RESERVED, STATUS1,
STATUS2, CHECKSUM
* ALARM1 - 4 bytes alarm level 1 set point value, see section 4 for its data representation.
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* ALARM2 - 4 bytes alarm level 2 set point value, see section 4 for its data representation.
* DEFINED_SCALE - 4 bytes user defined max output scale value.
* CONTROL_HIGH - 4 bytes control high set point value see section 4 for its data
representation.
* CONTROL_LOW - 4 bytes control low set point value see section 4 for its data
representation.
* ALARM_STATUS - 1 byte alarm state settings, see section 3 for details.
* Reply just used for confirm uploading successfully, DATA1 and DATA2 no real meanings.
08. 930 unit configure settings download command, total 25 bytes stream.
Command: BASE, PARAMETERS_DOWNLOAD, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, PARAMETERS_DOWNLOAD, NETWORK_ID, ALARM1, ALARM2,
DEFINED_SCALE, CONTROL_HIGH, CONTROL_LOW, ALARM_STATUS, CHECKSUM
* ALARM1 - 4 bytes alarm 1 set point value, see section 4 for its data representation
* ALARM2 - 4 bytes alarm 2 set point value, see section 4 for its data representation
* DEFINED_SCALE - 4 bytes user defined max output current output value
* CONTROL_HIGH - 4 bytes control high set point value see section 4 for its data
representation
* CONTROL_LOW - 4 bytes control low set point value see section 4 for its data
representation
* ALARM_STATUS - 1 byte alarm state settings, see section 4 for details
09. Specific 930 base unit version number request command and reply. PC or other devices can
request the base unit version information.
Command: BASE, BASE_VERSION, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, BASE_VERSION, NETWORK_ID, VERSION_NUM, SENSOR_COUNT,
RESERVED, RESERVED, RESERVED, RESERVED, RESERVED, RESERVED,
RESERVED, RESERVED, RESERVED, CHECKSUM
* VERSION_NUM - 1 byte, the version number of the 930 unit
* SENSOR_COUNT - 1 byte, actually used to specify its 930
if it's 0x01, that is 930 no temperature and humidity sensor connected,
if it's 0x03, that is 930 there is a temperature and humidity sensor connected.
10. Temperature and relative humidity data request command. The command asks for the
temperature and humidity data that a specific 930 unit currently holds. The 930 unit responds
with two values respectively.
Command: BASE, TEMP_RH_DATA, NETWORK_ID, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
Reply: SENSOR, TEMP_RH_DATA, NETWORK_ID, TEMP, RH, RESERVED, STATUS1,
STATUS2, CHECKSUM
* TEMP - 4 bytes IEEE754 floating point data, measured temperature value of 930 unit,
* RH - 4 bytes IEEE754 floating point data, measured relative humidity value of 930 unit
* For 930 the command will be no reply at all.
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Section 3
Broadcast commands are a set of special commands of the network system. Every unit that receives
the commands on the network performs the action. They are not ID specific, BROADCAST command
indicator can be considered as NETWORK_ID. These commands send out by network master and
that don't need reply at all.
* BROADCAST is a 1 byte special 930 ID that is zero *
01. Broadcast 930 standing by command, this command will set all sensor head that connected
to the network go to stand by state. The command generates no reply. To check whether a
900 unit has performed the command, the network master should check STATUS2's
STAND_BY bit.
BASE, STANDBY, BROADCAST, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
* BROADCAST - 1 byte broad cast indicator, see section 3 for its value
02. Broadcast 930 reset command; it will reset whole network sensor heads that connected to.
The command generates no reply. To check whether a 900 unit has performed the command,
the network master should check STATUS2's STAND_BY bit.
BASE, RESET, BROADCAST, EMPTY, CHECKSUM
* BROADCAST - 1 byte broad cast indicator, see section 3 for its value
Section 4
Protocol commands value and descriptions:
BASE = 0x55 command header used for network master to 930
SENSOR = 0xAA reply header used for 930 to network master
STANDBY = 0xFD command used to set sensor head standing by mode
RESET = 0x07 command to reset sensor head to normal working state
GAS_CONC_DATA = 0x10 command to request/report measured gas concentration value
TEMP_RH_DATA = 0x20 command to request temperature and humidity values
BASE_VERSION
= 0xF9 command to request/report 930 base unit version number
SENSOR_VERSION = 0xFB command to request/report sensor head version number
FACTOR_REQUEST = 0x2A command to request/report sensor head concentration ppm to
mg/m3 conversion factor and max current output scale factor
BROADCAST = 0x00 broadcast command indicator, like a special 930 ID reserved for
information broadcast
PARAMETERS_UPLOAD
= 0x19 command to upload configure settings to 930
PARAMETERS_DOWNLOAD = 0x18 command to download configure settings from 930
EMPTY = 0x00 no meanings at all, reserved space
RESERVED can be any value, not any meanings at all
CHECKSUM data stream check sum used to verify the command data stream information lost
or noise. It makes the data stream total sum to zero.
NETWORK_ID range: 0x00 -- 0xFF, 0x00 is reserved for broadcast command. 0x01 will be
the default ID when 930 has been programmed.
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STATUS1
(1 Byte)
SensorStatus0
b0 \
b1=0, b0=0, sensor is normal,
SensorStatus1
b1 /
b1=0, b0=1, sensor failure no gas reporting
b1=1, b0=0, means sensor aging,
FAN_STATUS
b2
UNIT_UNSTABLE_FLAG
STATUS2
reserved
b3
sensor head is at setting up stage not stable yet
RESERVED
b4
reserved
RESERVED
b5
reserved
SensorResetFlag
b6
sensor head is doing reset
DATA_UNVALID
b7
the data is not valid data, maybe last reported reading
(1 Byte)
not used now, reserved for further developing
RESERVED
b0
reserved
RESERVED
b1
reserved
RESERVED
b2
reserved
RESERVED
b3
reserved
STANDBY
b4 = 1, sensor head in stand by mode
b4 = 0, sensor head in normal working mode
RESERVED
b5
reserved
RESERVED
b6
reserved
RESERVED
b7
reserved
ALARM_STATUS (1 Byte) used for alarm status setting
Alarm_Enable
b0 = 0, 930 alarm enabled, b0 = 1, 930 alarm disabled
Alarm2_Triger b1 = 0, 930 alarm 2 triggered when reading
exceed alarm 2
b1 = 1, 930 alarm 2 rigged when reading below alarm 2
Define_Ouput_Scale
b2 = 0, use sensor head default current output value
b2 = 1, user defined current output value
RESERVED
b3
reserved
RESERVED
b4
reserved
RESERVED
b5
reserved
RESERVED
b6
reserved
RESERVED
b7
reserved
The following data values use IEEE754 32 bits floating point little endian representation.
These data are: DATA1, DATA2, ALARM1, ALARM2, DEFINED_SCALE, CONTROL_HIGH,
CONTROL_LOW.
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Section 5
Data transfer mechanism
1. Floating point data (4 bytes) send sequence is low byte first, high byte last, such as section 4's data
DATA1, ALARM1, ALARM2 etc.
2. Broadcast command - when network master broadcast a command to RS485 bus, every unit
connected to the bus has to perform the action immediately without reply. Whether the command has
been performed or not can be tested using a specific sensor command to poll an individual unit. If
some sensor heads do not perform the action the network master needs to rebroadcast the command
again.
3. Specific unit sensor measured gas concentration request. Once a sensor head measures a new
concentration it will set STATUS1 b7 to zero indicating the value is valid. However, when the new
data has been sent out the STATUS1 b7 DATA_UNVALID bit will set to 1 indicating the data not valid.
4. Timing issue (VERY IMPOTANT): The master request command frequency can't be less than 1
second per command; otherwise, the network will be unstable.
Section 6
RS485 communication port settings:
Baud rate:
4800
Data bits:
8
Stop bits:
1
Parity:
none
Flow control:
none
9. Care and Maintenance
Your Aeroqual Monitor is a product of superior design and quality and should be treated with care.
When using your Aeroqual Monitor:
 Keep it and all its parts and accessories out of the reach of small children. 
 Keep it dry. Avoid water and/or condensation as humidity and liquids may damage sensitive
electronics and the Li battery. 
 Do not use or store in dusty, dirty areas. 
 Do not store the monitor in temperatures below 10°C or above 35°C. 
 This unit is designed for use at temperatures between -5°C and +45°C however please consult
recommended operating temperature for the sensor head which may be different. Avoid sudden
changes in temperature which may cause condensation that can damage the electronics. 
 Do not attempt to open. Non-expert handling of the device may cause damage. 
 Do not drop, knock or shake as this could lead to internal damage. 
 Do not use harsh chemicals, cleaning solvents or strong detergents for cleaning. Wipe with a soft
cloth slightly dampened with a mild soap-and-water solution 

9.1. Disposal / Recycling
Please note that this is an electronic product and disposal should be in line with your local or country
legislation. The plastic casing of the product is made from a Polycarbonate / ABS blended material
(PC + ABS) and is marked accordingly.
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10. Appendix
10.1. Copyright
Copyright Aeroqual Limited. All rights reserved. Reproduction, transfer, distribution or storage of part
or all of the contents of this document in any form without the prior written permission of Aeroqual
Limited is prohibited.
“Aeroqual” is a registered trademark of Aeroqual Limited. Other product and company names
mentioned herein may also be trademarks or trade names.
Aeroqual operates a policy of continuous development. Aeroqual re-serves the right to make changes
and improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.
Under no circumstances shall Aeroqual be responsible for any loss of data or income or any special,
incidental, consequential or indirect damages howsoever caused.
The contents of this document are provided "as is". Except as required by applicable law, no
warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are made in relation to the accuracy, reliability or
contents of this document.
Aeroqual reserves the right to revise this document or withdraw it at any time without prior notice. The
availability of particular products may vary by region. Please check with the Aeroqual dealer nearest
to you.
10.2. Software License
Aeroqual will retain ownership of all intellectual property in the Fixed Monitor Software. The buyer
acknowledges that they are granted a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable license for the right
to use the Software for the buyer’s exclusive use and only in conjunction with Aeroqual Products
(Intended use). The buyer will strictly adhere to the Intended Use of the Software and will not
translate, adapt, reverse compile or other-wise alter the Software. The buyer undertakes not to
disclose, assign, sell, rent, lend, sub license or otherwise transfer the Software.
10.3. Terms and Conditions
This product is warranted according to Aeroqual Ltd.’s Terms of Trade. For further warranty
information, please refer to the standard Product Warranty Policy as published on the Aeroqual
website at www.aeroqual.com.
10.4. Statements of Compliance
1. The Aeroqual Series 930 Fixed Monitor complies with EN 50082-1: 1997
2. The Aeroqual Series 900 Fixed Monitor complies with EN 50081-1: 1992
3. The Aeroqual Series 900 Fixed Monitor complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions:
 These devices may not cause harmful interference, and
 These devices must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
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guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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