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AC301AC301-201 TCP/IP to RSRS-232 Adapter
User’s Guide
Welcome!
We greatly appreciate your purchase of the AC301-201 TCP/IP to RS-232
Adapter. We are sure you will find it reliable and simple to use. Superior
performance for the right price, backed by solid technical and customer
support is what ALTINEX has to offer.
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1.4 FCC Notice
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These
limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial
environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions found herein, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is
likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be
required to correct the interference at his own expense.
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Any changes or modifications to the unit not expressly approved by
ALTINEX, Inc. could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
1. Precautions and Safety Warnings
Please read this manual carefully before using your AC301-201. Keep this
manual handy for future reference. These safety instructions are to ensure
the long life of your AC301-201 and to prevent fire and shock hazards. Please
read them carefully and heed all warnings.
1.1 General
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Qualified ALTINEX service personnel or their authorized
representatives must perform all service.
1.2 Installation Precautions
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To prevent fire or shock, do not expose this unit to water or moisture.
Do not place the AC301-201 in direct sunlight, near heaters or
heat-radiating appliances, or near any liquid. Exposure to direct
sunlight, smoke, or steam can harm internal components.
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Handle the AC301-201 carefully. Dropping or jarring can cause damage.
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Do not pull the cables that are attached to the AC301-201.
Clean only with a dry cloth. Never use strong detergents or solvents,
such as alcohol or thinner. Do not use a wet cloth or water to clean the
unit. Do not open the unit to clean.
2. Installation Procedures
Step 1.
Connect the AC301-201 directly to the 9-pin D-sub connector of the MultiTasker enclosure or other RS-232 serial controlled device. If connecting
through a cable and not directly to the MultiTasker, make sure the cable has a conductor for pin 9 or use the external adapter.
Step 2.
If controlling a device other than a MultiTasker enclosure, it is necessary to connect the external power adapter to the DC power jack located on the
side of the AC301-201. The LED should be on and red when power is present. The LED inside the AC301-201 is located near the RJ-45 connector and
is visible through the seam in the enclosure.
Step 3.
Connect the RJ-45 connector on the opposite end of the AC301-201 to the LAN using a standard UTP (CAT-5) type cable.
Step 4.
The AC301-201 is now operational. The default IP is assigned by the LAN and uses port number 10001 for the TCP/IP connection.
Note:
Step 5.
The IP can be preset by ALTINEX at the time of purchase. For best results, have a fixed IP assigned by your IT department and then set by
ALTINEX prior to shipping. See Section 7.1 of the online manual for changing the configuration using the DeviceInstaller application or use
the TELNET option below.
Change the IP address or baud rate using TELNET from a command prompt. The TELNET port is "9999".
A.
At the command prompt enter "TELNET", the current IP, and port 9999. Example: "C:\> TELNET 192.168.1.155 9999"
B.
Press "Enter" when prompted to enter the setup mode.
C.
Select the option to change, and at each prompt enter the new value or just press "Enter" to leave unchanged.
Option "0 Server"................................ Change IP, mask, and gateway. (set IP 0.0.0.0 for DHCP)
Option "1 Channel 1" ......................... Change baud rate
Option "8 Exit without save".............. Cancel changes and exit setup mode
Option "9 Save and Exit" .................... Save changes and exit
The changes may take a few seconds to be recognized by the network.
3. Limited Warranty/Return policies
Please see the ALTINEX website at www.altinex.com for details on warranty and return policies.
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4. Technical Specifications
Specifications are subject to change. See www.altinex.com for up-to-date information.
Features/Description
AC301-201
Electrical
Input/Output
Ethernet/LAN
Serial
Input/Output Signal
RJ-45 F (1)
Serial (9-pin D-Sub)
9-pin D-sub M (1)
Ethernet/LAN
Compatibility
Baud Rates
RS-232 Standard
TCP/IP 10/100 Mbps
Default Settings
1200 through 115,200
IP (automatic allocation)
Subnet mask
Table 1. AC301-201 General
Mechanical
AC301-201
Material
0.06" Plastic
DHCP
255.255.255.0
Gateway
0.0.0.0
Port
10001
RS-232
Color
AC301-201
9600 Baud
Black
Power
Height (inches)
0.92 in (23.4 mm)
Width (inches)
1.68 in (42.7 mm)
Depth (inches)
3.35 in (85.1 mm)
External Adapter
MultiTasker
Weight (pounds)
10°C-35°C
T° Maximum
50°C
Humidity
MTBF (calculations)
* The AC301-201 receives power from the MultiTasker enclosure. If the
AC301-201 is used to communicate with a different device, it must be
powered using an external adapter.
90% non-condensing
** The MultiTasker enclosure provides power to the AC301-201 through
the 9-pin connector. If using a cable between the AC301-201 and the
MultiTasker, make sure that pin 9 has a conductor present.
40,000 hrs
Table 2. AC301-201 Mechanical
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Table 3. AC301-201 Electrical
0.40lb (0.18kg)
T° Operating
9VDC@500mA
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5. About Your AC301-201
The AC301-201 provides a method for communicating with a MultiTasker system, or other RS-232 serial device, over an existing local area network (LAN). The
IP address (Internet Protocol address) may be set automatically or assigned manually during the initial installation.
The AC301-201 is compact and easy to use. It offers a male 9-pin D-Sub RS-232 serial input connection and a female RJ-45 network connection. Additional
features include an adjustable baud rate and built-in ESD protection.
ETHERNET
IP CONNECTOR
AC301-201
RS-232
9-PIN D-Sub
POWER
LED
DC POWER JACK
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6. Application Diagrams
Diagram 1: Typical Setup
MU
L
R
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S
A
TIT
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INTERNET
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Diagram 2: Internal View
AC301-201
ETHERNET
RJ-45
DATA IN
DATA OUT
TX
ETHERNET
TRANCEIVER
9-PIN
D-Sub
TTL
to RS-232
DC
POWER JACK
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POWER
5
TX
RX
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7. Operation
Configure the Device
The AC301-201 requires no adjustments for operation. Once connected,
the AC301-201 will work trouble free without user intervention.
8.
The device may be configured using a web browser or using a Telnet
session. This procedure uses the Telnet option. Click the "Telnet"
button and do not change the default port number of "9999." Click
"OK" to proceed.
9.
When the command window appears, press Enter when prompted to
enter Setup Mode.
7.1 TCP/IP Setup
Note:
This section uses the DeviceInstaller application to change the
AC301-201 configuration or the device.
DeviceInstaller
1.
Download the "DeviceInstaller" for the XPort device from the
ALTINEX website, www.altinex.com.
The "DeviceInstaller" is a software utility for the Ethernet to serial
controller. This software requires Windows .NET Framework to be
installed on the computer.
2.
Run "setup.exe" from the downloaded files to install the application.
3.
Connect the AC301-201 to the LAN using standard CAT-5 cable.
4.
The device must have power on in order to proceed. Make sure the
power LED is on and red.
5.
Launch the installer from the Start menu or from the directory noted
earlier. This will allow the configuration of the XPort device.
6.
Click on the "Search" button to check for new devices on the LAN.
This will take a few seconds.
10. At the "Change Setup" prompt, select "Factory Defaults."
11. Next, select "Channel 1 Configuration."
12. View each line item as it appears. Press Enter to leave the default
value, or enter the new value and press Enter.
The IP Address
7.
Once the device is located, click on the device in the installer
window and make note of the IP address.
Note:
If you want to assign the IP manually, click "Assign IP." This
method may require the assistance of your IT Administrator.
NOTE:
The "Port No." in the configuration menu is the COM port used
for RS-232 communication.
13. Select "Save and Exit" to keep the changes and exit setup mode.
14. Close the DeviceInstaller; setup is complete. Use the port number
assigned above to communicate over the LAN.
15. Launch AVSnap or other communication software in order to
communicate with the MultiTasker.
16. Setup the TCP/IP connection using the Host and Port numbers
assigned during the above installation.
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7.2 Connection Examples
Example - HyperTerminal:
Following are connection examples using AVSnap and HyperTerminal:
1.
Launch HyperTerminal and start a new connection. This example
uses the connection name "AC301-201" and HyperTerminal version
5.1 running under Windows XP.
2.
Select "Connect Using: TCP/IP" and then enter the IP address and
port number.
Example - AVSnap:
1.
Launch AVSnap and enter "Communication Mode."
2.
Right click in the terminal window and select "Page Setup."
3.
Under the COM Setup, select the TCP option. Enter the IP address
for the Host and port number (10001 is the default from above) for
the Port.
The IP address 192.168.1.100 is only an example. Your IP address will
vary depending on your network settings.
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8. Troubleshooting Guide
8.2 No Communication
We have carefully tested and found no problems in the supplied
AC301-201. However, we would like to offer suggestions for the following:
Cause 1:
The devices are incompatible.
Solution:
Connect the computer directly to the destination device using
a standard RS-232 cable. If the devices communicate without
the AC301-201, the problem is with the cables or AC301-201;
see Cause 2.
Cause 2:
Cable connections are wrong.
8.1 LED is Not Red
There is a power LED next to the RJ-45 connector on the AC301-201. The
LED is visible through the seam of the plastic enclosure.
Cause 1:
There is no power.
Solution 1: Verify the output of the AC301-201 is connected to the input
Solution:
Verify the AC301-201 is connected directly to the MultiTasker
and that the MultiTasker enclosure has power and is turned
on. If LED is still not on, see Cause 2.
Solution 2: Verify that the Signal Present LED on the AC301-201 is on and
Cause 2:
The wrong cable is being used.
Solution:
If there is a cable between the AC301-201 and the
MultiTasker, verify pin 9 of the cable has continuity
throughout the cable. If the LED is still not on, see Cause 3.
Cause 3:
The AC301-201 is not connected to a MultiTasker.
Solution:
If the AC301-201 is not connected to a MultiTasker, then the
external power adapter must be connected. Connect the power
adapter to the AC301-201. If the LED is still not on, see
Cause 4.
Cause 4:
The AC301-201 has a problem.
Solution:
If there is still no power, the AC301-201 may require service.
Please, call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
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of the serial device.
red. If the LED is on and red, check the connection between
the computer and the AC301-201.
Solution 3: If the LED on the AC301-201 is red, use the DeviceInstaller as
described in the installation section. If the AC301-201 is seen
on the network and the LED is on and red, and there is still no
communication, call ALTINEX at (714) 990-2300.
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