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Smart
Self-powered
Serial Converter
1203-SSS (Series B)
FRN 3.xxx
User Manual
Important User Information
Because of the variety of uses for the products described in this
publication, those responsible for the application and use of this control
equipment must satisfy themselves that all necessary steps have been
taken to assure that each application and use meets all performance and
safety requirements, including any applicable laws, regulations, codes
and standards.
The illustrations, charts, sample programs and layout examples shown in
this guide are intended solely for purposes of example. Since there are
many variables and requirements associated with any particular
installation, Allen-Bradley does not assume responsibility or liability (to
include intellectual property liability) for actual use based upon the
examples shown in this publication.
Allen-Bradley publication SGI-1.1, Safety Guidelines for the
Application, Installation and Maintenance of Solid-State Control
(available from your local Allen-Bradley office or online at
http://www.ab.com/manuals/gi), describes some important differences
between solid-state equipment and electromechanical devices that
should be taken into consideration when applying products such as those
described in this publication.
Reproduction of the contents of this copyrighted publication, in whole or
part, without written permission of Rockwell Automation, is prohibited.
Throughout this manual we use notes to make you aware of safety
considerations:
!
ATTENTION: Identifies information about practices or circumstances
that can lead to personal injury or death, property damage or economic
loss.
Attention statements help you to:
•
identify a hazard
•
avoid a hazard
•
recognize the consequences
Important: Identifies information that is critical for successful
application and understanding of the product.
TIP: Identifies information that is helpful, but not necessary, in
completing a task.
Summary of Changes
The information below summarizes the changes to the serial converter
and documentation since its last release.
Serial Converter Changes
The 1203-SSS Smart Self-powered Serial Converter (FRN 3.xxx) can
now be used with products implementing DPI™ in addition to products
implementing SCANport™. DPI is a functional enhancement to
SCANport and is used by some Allen-Bradley products, including those
in the PowerFlex™ family of drives.
Use the following software versions with the 1203-SSS (FRN 3.xxx) to
fully utilize DPI host products such as PowerFlex Drives:
Software
DriveExplorer™
DriveTools 2000™
Version
v2.01 or higher
v1.xx or higher
The following software versions can be used with the 1203-SSS (FRN
3.xxx) to fully utilize SCANport host products such as the 1305, 1336
PLUS II, etc.:
Software
DriveExplorer
DriveTools32™
Version
v1.01 or higher
v2.01 or higher
Documentation Changes
This manual supersedes Publication 1203-5.15 - August 1999. It
contains all information that was in that manual. In addition, it contains
the following changes and new information:
Location
Chapter 1
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Appendix B
Appendix C
Description of Changes
Information about DPI products has been added. In addition, information
has been rearranged.
Instructions for using the PowerFlex HIM to access serial converter
parameters have been added.
Events on DPI connections have been added.
Parameters have been updated to reflect the changes to the serial
converter parameters.
New flash instructions have been added to describe flashing PowerFlex
drives and peripherals.
2
Notes:
Table of Contents
Preface
About This Manual
Related Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P-1
Conventions Used in this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P-1
Rockwell Automation Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P-2
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatible Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Required Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modes of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 2
1-1
1-2
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
1-6
Installing the Serial Converter
Selecting Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Installing the Serial Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Removing the Serial Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Chapter 3
Configuring the Serial Converter
Configuration Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Using the PowerFlex HIM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Using DriveExplorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Using Terminal Emulation Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Setting the Serial Port Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Setting the Fault Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Resetting the Serial Converter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Understanding the Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Module Diagnostic Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing and Clearing the Event Queue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing and Clearing DF1 Communication Statistics . . . . .
Troubleshooting Potential Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Appendix A
4-1
4-3
4-3
4-6
4-7
Specifications
Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Regulatory Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A-1
A-1
A-1
A-2
A-2
ii
Appendix B
Serial Converter Parameters
Parameter List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1
Appendix C
Flash Updates
Preparing for a Flash Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-1
Performing a Flash Update with HyperTerminal . . . . . . . . . . C-2
Troubleshooting Potential Flash Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C-4
Glossary
Index
Preface
About This Manual
Read this preface to become familiar with the rest of the manual.
Topic
Related Documentation
Conventions Used in this Manual
Rockwell Automation Support
Page
P-1
P-1
P-2
Related Documentation
For Information On:
DF1 Protocol
DriveTools 2000
DriveTools32
DriveExplorer
Refer to:
DF1 Protocol and Command Set Reference manual
DriveTools 2000 Online Help
DriveTools32 Getting Started Manual
DriveExplorer Getting Results Manual
Publication
1770-6.5.16
–
9303-5.23
9306-5.2
Documentation can be obtained online at http://www.ab.com/manuals.
Conventions Used in this Manual
The following conventions are used throughout this manual:
•
Parameter names follow the format Parameter xxx - [*]. The xxx
represents the parameter number. The * represents the parameter
name. For example, Parameter 01 - [Adapter Port].
•
Menu commands are shown in bold type face and follow the format
Menu > Command. For example, if you read “Select File > Open,”
you should click the File menu and then click the Open command.
•
The firmware release is displayed as FRN X.xxx. The “FRN” is the
Firmware Release Number. The “X” represents the Major Release
Number. The “xxx” represents the Minor Release Number. This
manual is for Firmware releases 3.xxx.
P-2
About This Manual
Rockwell Automation Support
Rockwell Automation offers support services worldwide, with over 75
sales/support offices, over 500 authorized distributors, and over 250
authorized systems integrators located through the United States alone.
In addition, Rockwell Automation representatives are in every major
country in the world.
Local Support
Contact your local Rockwell Automation representative for:
•
Sales and order support.
•
Technical training.
•
Warranty support.
•
Support service agreements.
Technical Assistance
If you need to contact Rockwell Automation for technical assistance,
please review the information in Chapter 4, Troubleshooting first. If you
still have questions, then contact your local Rockwell Automation
representative.
Chapter 1
Getting Started
The 1203-SSS serial converter provides an electronic communications
interface between a computer and any Allen-Bradley product
implementing SCANport or DPI. It uses the full-duplex, RS-232 DF-1
protocol.
Topic
Components
Features
Compatible Products
Required Equipment
Page
1-1
1-2
1-2
1-3
Topic
Safety Precautions
Quick Start
Modes of Operation
Page
1-4
1-5
1-6
Components
Figure 1.1 Components of the Serial Converter
➊
➋
AB
➍
➎
➌
#
➊
Part
SCANport/DPI
Connection
Status Indicators
Description
Standard SCANport/DPI 8-pin circular mini-DIN connector.
The 1202-C10 cable is plugged into this connector.
➋
LEDs that indicate module operation, data is being received
from the computer, and data is being sent to the computer.
Refer to Chapter 4, Troubleshooting, for more information.
➌
RS-232 Serial Port Locking low profile connector. The 1203-SFC serial cable is
plugged into this connector.
➍
1202-C10 Cable SCANport/DPI cable (1 m) with male-to-male connectors.
➎
1203-SFC Serial Serial cable (2 m) with a locking low profile connector to
Cable
connect to the serial converter and a 9-pin sub-miniature D
female connector to connect to a computer.
Tip: This cable can also be used to make a serial
connection to a 1203-CN1 ControlNet™ module or
1203-GU6 DeviceNet™ module.
Not
DriveExplorer Lite CD including DriveExplorer Lite software and
Shown CD-ROM
documentation.
1-2
Getting Started
Features
Features of the serial converter include the following:
•
•
•
•
•
Three status indicators (LEDs) report the operating status of the
module.
Serial baud rates of 9600 bps, 19.2Kbps, and 38.4Kbps are
supported. 9600 bps is the factory default.
The serial converter can connect to products implementing
SCANport such as 1336 PLUS II drives, or products implementing
DPI such as PowerFlex drives. When used with a product, the serial
converter will autobaud to the SCANport or DPI data rate that is
used by the product.
The serial converter receives power from the connection to the
product. An outside power source is not needed.
DriveExplorer (DPI products require version 2.01 or higher),
DriveTools 2000 (version 1.xx or higher), or terminal emulation
software can be used to configure a serial converter. In addition, a
PowerFlex HIM can be used to configure a serial converter that is
connected to a PowerFlex drive or other DPI product.
Compatible Products
The serial converter can be used with Allen-Bradley products that
implement SCANport or DPI.
SCANport products include the following:
Product
1305 AC Drive (Drive firmware 2.01 or later)
1336 FORCE™ Drive
1336 IMPACT™ Drive
1336 PLUS Drive
1336 PLUS II Drive
1336 REGEN Line Regeneration Package
1336 SPIDER Drive
Product
1394 Motion System
1397 DC Drive
1557 Medium Voltage Drive
2364 Regenerative DC Bus Supply Unit
SMC Dialog Plus™
SMP-3 Smart Motor Protector
DPI products include the following:
Product
PowerFlex 70 Drive
PowerFlex 700 Drive
Product
PowerFlex 7000 Drive
Getting Started
1-3
Required Equipment
Equipment Shipped with the Serial Converter
When you unpack the serial converter, verify that the package includes:
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
One Smart Self-powered Serial converter
One 1203-SFC serial cable
One 1202-C10 cable
One DriveExplorer Lite CD
This manual
User-Supplied Equipment
To configure the serial converter, you must use one of the following:
❑
❑
❑
❑
❑
DriveExplorer software
DPI products require DriveExplorer version 2.01 or greater.
SCANport products work with all versions of DriveExplorer.
DriveTools 2000 software (version 1.xx or greater).
PowerFlex HIM (only if using a PowerFlex drive or other DPI
product).
Terminal emulation software such as HyperTerminal.
VT-100 compatible terminal.
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Getting Started
Safety Precautions
Please read the following safety precautions carefully.
!
!
!
!
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists. Only
personnel familiar with drive and power products and the associated
machinery should plan or implement the installation, start-up,
configuration, and subsequent maintenance of the product using a serial
converter. Failure to comply may result in injury and/or equipment
damage.
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists. If the serial
converter is transmitting control I/O to the product (indicated by a solid
green diamond LED), the product may fault when you remove or reset
the serial converter. Determine how your product will respond before
removing or resetting a connected serial converter.
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists.
Parameter 4 - [Comm Flt Action] lets you determine the action of the
serial converter and connected product if DF1 serial communications
are disrupted. By default, this parameter faults the product. You can set
this parameter so that the product continues to run. Precautions should
be taken to ensure that the setting of this parameter does not create a
hazard of injury or equipment damage.
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists. DPI or
SCANport host products must not be directly connected together via
1202 cables. Unpredictable behavior due to timing and other internal
procedures can result if two or more devices are connected in this
manner.
Getting Started
1-5
Quick Start
This section is designed to help experienced users start using the serial
converter. If you are unsure how to complete a step, refer to the
referenced chapter.
Step Action
1
Review the safety precautions for the serial converter.
Refer to
Throughout This
Manual
Install the serial converter.
Chapter 2,
Connect a 1202-C10 cable to the serial converter and a
Installing the
compatible product. Then, connect a 1203-SFC serial cable to Serial Converter
the serial converter and a computer. Make sure that power
has been applied to the DPI or SCANport product.
Configure the serial converter parameters.
Chapter 3,
Use one of the following to configure parameters in the serial Configuring the
converter:
Serial Converter
• DriveExplorer (1)
• DriveTools 2000 (v1.xx or greater)
• PowerFlex HIM
• Terminal emulation software
• VT-100 compatible terminal
2
3
(1)
Products implementing DPI require version 2.01 or greater. Products implementing
SCANport can use version 1.01 or greater.
Figure 1.2 Example Serial Connection to a Computer
1203-SFC
Cable
1202-C10
Cable
Product
Serial
Converter
Computer
Figure 1.3 Example Serial Connection to a Hand-Held Computer
PWR
STS
PORT
MOD
NET A
NET B
1203-SFC
Cable
1202-C10
Cable
Product
Serial
Converter
Serial
Cable
1203-SNM
Null Cable
Converter
(sold separately)
Hand-Held
Computer
1-6
Getting Started
Modes of Operation
Figure 1.4 Status Indicators on the Serial Converter
➊
➋
➌
AB
The serial converter reports its status using status indicators (Figure 1.4).
The following table describes the state of the status indicators under
normal operation:
#
➊
Status Indicator State
Description
Diamond
Flashing Green Serial converter is connected to a product
implementing SCANport or DPI.
Solid Green
Serial converter is or was receiving I/O.
Removing or resetting the serial converter
may cause a serial fault in the product. On
DPI based products a “Soft Logout” can be
performed allowing removal of the converter
without a fault occurring.
➋
TX
➌
RX
Tip: To remove the adapter without faulting
the drive, set the logic mask in the drive to
ignore the adapter and then verify that the
drive is receiving its Logic Command and
Reference from another source.
Off
No power or Flash operation in progress.
Off
Not transmitting data.
Flashing Green Transmitting data.
Off
Not receiving data.
Flashing Green Receiving data.
If the diamond status indicator is red, there is a problem. Refer to
Chapter 4, Troubleshooting.
Chapter 2
Installing the Serial Converter
Chapter 2 provides instructions for installing and removing the serial
converter.
Topic
Selecting Cables
Installing the Serial Converter
Removing the Serial Converter
Page
2-1
2-2
2-2
Selecting Cables
The following cables are all you should need to connect the serial
converter to a product and computer.
Figure 2.1 Cables
➊
➋
➌
Number Description
➊
SCANport/DPI cable to connect the serial converter
to a drive.
➋
Serial cable to connect the serial converter to the
computer.
➌
If you are connecting the serial converter to an H/PC
(handheld PC), you must use a null modem cable
with two male 9-pin sub-miniature D connectors.
These must be purchased separately.
Catalog Number
1202-C10
1203-SFC
1203-SNM
(sold separately)
Important: To provide proper termination of the serial cable shield, the
chassis of the computer should be properly grounded. If it is
not possible or practical to ground this, then a ground wire
should be connected to the serial cable shield at the shell of
the 9-pin sub-miniature D connector.
2-2
Installing the Serial Converter
Installing the Serial Converter
1. Connect the serial converter to the product using the 1202-C10 cable.
RX
TX
Figure 2.2 Connecting a 1202-C10 Cable to the Serial Converter
2. Connect the converter to the computer using the 1203-SFC cable.
RX
TX
Figure 2.3 Connecting a 1203-SFC Cable to the Serial Converter
3. Verify that power is applied to the product. The serial converter
receives power from the product, so the product must be powered
before the serial converter will operate.
The diamond light on the serial converter flashes green to indicate that
the serial converter is properly installed and receiving power. If it is not
green, refer to Chapter 4, Troubleshooting.
Removing the Serial Converter
!
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists. If the serial
converter is transmitting control I/O to the product (indicated by a solid
green diamond LED), the product may fault when you remove or reset
the serial converter. Determine how your product will respond before
removing or resetting a connected serial converter.
1. Disconnect the 1202-C10 cable from the product and then from the
converter. To disconnect it, gently push it in and then pull it out.
2. Disconnect the 1203-SFC serial cable from the serial converter and
then the computer.
Chapter 3
Configuring the Serial Converter
Chapter 3 provides information about configuring the serial converter.
Topic
Configuration Tools
Using the PowerFlex HIM
Using DriveExplorer
Using Terminal Emulation Software
Setting the Serial Port Rate
Setting the Fault Action
Resetting the Serial Converter
Page
3-1
3-2
3-3
3-4
3-8
3-9
3-10
For a list of parameters, refer to Appendix B, Serial Converter
Parameters. For definitions of terms in this chapter, refer to the Glossary.
Configuration Tools
The serial converter stores parameters and other information in its own
Non-Volatile Storage (NVS). You must, therefore, access the serial
converter to view and edit its parameters. The following table lists tools
that you can use to access the serial converter and edit its parameters.
Tool
DriveExplorer software(1)
DriveTools 2000 software (version 1.xx or greater)
PowerFlex HIM
Terminal emulation software
VT100-compatible terminal
(1)
Refer To
page 3-3 in this manual
Documentation for the software
page 3-2 in this manual
page 3-4 in this manual
Documentation for the terminal
Products implementing DPI require version 2.01 or greater. Products implementing
SCANport can use version 1.01 or greater.
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Configuring the Serial Converter
Using the PowerFlex HIM
If you connect to a PowerFlex drive and it has either an LED or LCD
HIM (Human Interface Module), you can use the HIM to access and edit
parameters in the serial converter as shown below. It is recommended
that you read through the steps for your HIM before performing the
sequence. For additional HIM information, refer to your PowerFlex
Drive User Manual or the HIM Quick Reference card.
LED HIM Quick Start
Step
Key(s)
1. Press ALT and then Sel (Device)
to display the Device Screen.
ALT
2.
Press the Up Arrow or Down
Arrow to scroll to the serial
converter. Letters represent files
in the drive, and numbers
represent ports. The converter is
usually connected to port 2 (the
external port) and sometimes to
port 3 (available with a splitter).
3.
Press the Enter key to enter your
selection. A parameter database
is constructed, and then the first
parameter is displayed.
4.
Edit the parameters using the
same techniques that you use to
edit drive parameters.
Example Screens
Device
Sel
OR
Parameter
Number
Port Number
LCD HIM Quick Start
Step
Key(s)
1. In the main menu, press the Up
OR
Arrow or Down Arrow to scroll to
Device Select.
2.
Press Enter to enter your
selection.
3.
Press the Up Arrow or Down
Arrow to scroll to 1203-SSS.
4.
Press Enter to select the serial
converter. A parameter database
is constructed, and then a menu
for the serial converter is
displayed.
5.
Edit the parameters using the
same techniques that you use to
edit drive parameters.
OR
Example Screens
F-> Stopped
0.00
Hz
Main Menu:
Diagnostics
Parameter
Device Select
Port 2 Device
1203-SSS
Main Menu:
Diagnostics
Parameter
Device Select
M
Configuring the Serial Converter
3-3
Using DriveExplorer
With DriveExplorer software, you can edit parameters in both the serial
converter and the connected product. On a PowerFlex drive (or other
DPI product), you can also edit parameters in any of the attached
peripherals. DriveExplorer Lite is shipped with the serial converter. It is
a free, limited-feature version of DriveExplorer.
DriveExplorer Lite Quick Start
This section is designed to help users start using DriveExplorer Lite. If
you are unsure how to complete a step, refer to the online help (select
Help > Help Topics) or the DriveExplorer Getting Results Manual,
Publication 9306-5.2, which is included on the CD.
Step
1
Select Explore > Configure Communication. Select the communications port
and baud rate that you are using. Select either checksum and accept the default
time for the time-out.
2
Select Explore > Connect > Local. A node eventually appears under Devices.
3
In the left pane, click the + signs to expand the tree. Click the product or serial
converter to display parameters in the right pane. Double-click a parameter to edit
it.
Figure 3.1 DriveExplorer
3-4
Configuring the Serial Converter
Using Terminal Emulation Software
This section provides detailed instructions on how to use terminal
emulation software to access the serial converter so that you can view
and edit serial converter parameters or view the serial converter event
queue.
A variety of terminal emulation programs can be used to establish a
serial connection between a computer and the serial converter. The
following instructions describe how to establish the initial serial
connection to the serial converter using a computer running
HyperTerminal—terminal emulation software provided with most
Windows operating systems.
Important: The following instructions use screen captures from
Windows 95 HyperTerminal. If you are using Windows
NT™ or Windows 98 HyperTerminal, screens may differ.
To use HyperTerminal to access the serial converter
1. Verify that the serial converter is installed correctly. Refer to Chapter
2, Installing the Serial Converter.
2. On the Windows 95 desktop, click the Start button, and then select
Programs > Accessories > HyperTerminal to display the
HyperTerminal dialog box (Figure 3.2).Your dialog box may look
slightly different.
On the Windows NT desktop, click the Start button, and then select
Programs > Accessories > HyperTerminal to display the
Connection dialog box (Refer to Figure 3.3). Then, go to step 6.
Figure 3.2 HyperTerminal Dialog Box in List View
3. Double-click Hypertrm.exe.
Configuring the Serial Converter
3-5
The Connection Description dialog box appears in the HyperTerminal
workspace.
Figure 3.3 Connection Dialog Box
4. In the Name box, type any name (for example, converter), and then
select any icon in the Icon box.
5. Click OK to display the Phone Number dialog box.
6. In the Connect Using box, select the communications port that you
intend to use (usually COM1 or COM2).
7. Click OK to display the Properties dialog box.
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Configuring the Serial Converter
8. Select the settings shown in Figure 3.4.
Important: If you have previously set Parameter 03 - [DF1 Rate
Cfg] to 19.2K or 38.4K, select that value in the Bits per
second box.
Figure 3.4 Properties Dialog Box
9. Click OK. A blank HyperTerminal workspace appears.
10. Select File > Properties to display the Properties dialog box.
11. Click the Settings tab. See Figure 3.5.
12. Under Function, arrow, and ctrl keys act as, select Terminal keys.
13. In the Emulation box, select VT100.
Configuring the Serial Converter
3-7
Figure 3.5 Properties Dialog Box
14. Click OK to display the HyperTerminal workspace.
TIP: Select File > Save to save the HyperTerminal configuration that
you just created. In future connections, you can select the saved
configuration and quickly connect to the serial converter.
15. Press the Enter key until the main menu appears.
Figure 3.6 Main Menu
Main Menu - Enter Number for Selection
1> Display Setup Parameters
2> Display Event Queue
3> Flash Upgrade
What do you want to do?
Edit the serial port rate, or fault action
View the event queue
View DF1 data
Update the firmware
Page
3-8 through 3-10
4-3
4-6
C-1
If no text or meaningless text appears instead of the Main Menu, adjust
the baud rate in your software. Refer to Troubleshooting Potential
Problems in Chapter 4 for detailed instructions.
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Configuring the Serial Converter
To navigate in the terminal emulation software
Key
0 ... 9
Description
In the main menu, keys 1 – 3 select a menu option.
In the parameter screen, keys 0– 9 enter a value.
Display the main menu or abort changes to a parameter.
Esc
OR
OR
Enter
Scroll through parameters or events.
Scroll through the values for a parameter.
Save a value for a parameter.
Setting the Serial Port Rate
The serial port rate, sometimes called baud rate or DF1 rate, is the speed
at which the computer and serial converter communicate. You can select
a serial port rate of 9600, 19.2K, or 38.4K with the serial converter
(Series B). The factory-default serial port rate is 9600.
Important: If you change the serial port rate in the serial converter, you
must set your software to use the same serial port rate.
To set the serial port rate
1. Set Parameter 03 - [DF1 Rate Cfg] to the desired rate.
Figure 3.7 DF1 Rate Cfg Parameter in HyperTerminal
Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key to scroll
through the parameter list. Press the LEFT ARROW or
RIGHT ARROW key to modify parameter values. Press
the ENTER key to save a new value.
3> DF1 Rate Cfg = 9600
2. Reset the serial converter. Refer to Resetting the Serial Converter in
this chapter.
3. Set the serial port rate in your software to match the new serial port
rate in the serial converter.
Configuring the Serial Converter
3-9
Setting the Fault Action
By default, when DF1 serial communications are disrupted (e.g., a serial
cable is disconnected) and control I/O is being transmitted, the serial
converter and connected product respond by faulting. You can set the
following actions:
Action
Fault
Stop
Zero data
Hold last
!
Description
The product will fault.
The product will stop and not fault (DPI host products only).
The product is sent 0 for output data after a communications disruption.
This does not command a stop.
The product continues in its present state after a communications
disruption.
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists.
Parameter 04 - [Comm Flt Action] lets you determine the action of
the serial converter and connected product if communications are
disrupted. By default, this parameter faults the product. You can set this
parameter so that the product continues to run. Precautions should be
taken to ensure that the setting of this parameter does not create a
hazard of injury or equipment damage.
To change the fault action
•
Set the value of Parameter 04 - [Comm Flt Action] to the desired
fault action.
Figure 3.8 Comm Flt Action Parameter in HyperTerminal
Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key to scroll
through the parameter list. Press the LEFT ARROW or
RIGHT ARROW key to modify parameter values. Press
the ENTER key to save a new value.
4> Comm Flt Action = Fault
Changes to this parameter take effect immediately. A reset is not
required.
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Configuring the Serial Converter
Resetting the Serial Converter
After you change some parameters, you must reset the serial converter
for the new setting to take effect. You can reset it by removing and then
reapplying power or by using Parameter 05 - [Reset Module].
!
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists. If the serial
converter is transmitting control I/O to the product (indicated by a solid
green diamond LED), the product may fault when you remove or reset
the serial converter. Determine how your product will respond before
removing or resetting a connected serial converter.
To reset the serial converter
•
Set Parameter 05 - [Reset Module] to either Reset Module or Set
Defaults. “Reset Module” will reset the serial converter. “Set
Defaults” will set all parameters in the serial converter to their
factory-default values.
Figure 3.9 Reset Module Parameter in HyperTerminal
Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key to scroll
through the parameter list. Press the LEFT ARROW or
RIGHT ARROW key to modify parameter values. Press
the ENTER key to save a new value.
5> Reset Module = Reset Module
After you enter the “Reset Module” value, the serial converter will be
reset. This parameter will then be reset to “Ready.”
Chapter 4
Troubleshooting
Chapter 4 provides information to troubleshoot the serial converter.
Topic
Understanding the Status Indicators
Module Diagnostic Items
Viewing and Clearing the Event Queue
Viewing and Clearing DF1 Communication Statistics
Troubleshooting Potential Problems
Page
4-1
4-3
4-3
4-6
4-7
Understanding the Status Indicators
The serial converter reports its status using status indicators. See Figure
4.1.
Figure 4.1 Status Indicators on the Serial Converter
➊
➋
➌
AB
#
➊
Status Indicator Description
Diamond
Serial converter status
Refer To
Diamond Status Indicator
on page 4-2
Serial converter is transmitting TX Status Indicator on
data
page 4-2
Serial converter is receiving
RX Status Indicator on
data
page 4-2
➋
TX
➌
RX
4-2
Troubleshooting
Diamond Status Indicator
!
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists. If the serial
converter is transmitting control I/O to the product (indicated by a solid
green diamond LED), the product may fault when you remove or reset
the serial converter. Determine how your product will respond before
removing or resetting a serial converter.
Status
Off
Cause
Serial converter is not
powered or in Flash
programming mode.
Flashing Serial converter is
Green operating and not
transmitting control I/O.
Solid
Serial converter is
Green operating and is or was
transmitting control I/O.
Flashing The product has not
Red
acknowledged the
serial converter.
Solid
Link Failure.
Red
Orange
Corrective Action
• Securely connect cables.
• Apply power to the product.
• Wait while Flash is in progress.
• No Action. Removing or resetting the serial
converter will not cause a serial fault in the
product.
• No Action. Removing or resetting the serial
converter may cause a serial fault in the product.
On DPI based products a “Soft Logout” can be
performed allowing removal of the converter
without a fault occurring.
Tip: To remove the adapter without faulting the
drive, set the logic mask in the drive to ignore the
adapter and then verify that the drive is receiving
its Logic Command and Reference from another
source.
• Securely connect cables.
•
•
•
•
Securely connect cables.
Replace the cable.
Cycle power to the product.
Contact Rockwell Automation Technical Support.
RX Status Indicator
Status
Off
Cause
Serial converter is not
receiving data.
Flashing
Green
Serial converter is
receiving data from the
computer.
Corrective Action
• Verify that data is being transmitted.
• Securely connect cables.
• Apply power to the product.
• No action.
TX Status Indicator
Status
Off
Cause
Serial converter is not
transmitting data.
Flashing
Green
Serial converter is
transmitting data to the
computer.
Corrective Action
• Verify that data is being transmitted.
• Securely connect cables.
• Apply power to the product.
• Configure the computer software to use the
same serial port rate as the serial converter.
• No action.
Troubleshooting
4-3
Module Diagnostic Items
The following diagnostic items can be accessed using DriveExplorer
(version 2.01 or higher).
No. Name
1
Common Logic
Cmd
2
Prod Logic Cmd
3
Reference
4
5
Common Logic
Sts
Prod Logic Sts
6
Feedback
7
8
9
10
11
12
DPI Rx Err Cntr
DPI Rx Err Max
DPI Tx Err Cntr
DPI Tx Err Max
Field Flash Cntr
CPU
Description
Current value of the Common Logic Command being transmitted
to the host by this peripheral.
Current value of the Product Specific Logic Command being
transmitted to the host by this peripheral.
Current value of the Product Specific Reference being
transmitted to the host by this peripheral.
Current value of the Common Logic Status being received from
the host by this peripheral.
Current value of the Product Specific Logic Status being received
from the host by this peripheral.
Current value of the Product Specific Feedback being received
from the host by this peripheral.
Current value of the DPI CAN Receive Error Counter register.
Maximum value of the DPI CAN Receive Error Counter register.
Current value of the DPI CAN Transmit Error Counter register.
Maximum value of the DPI CAN Transmit Error Counter register.
Current value of the Field Flash Counter.
CPU Type.
Viewing and Clearing the Event Queue
It is normal for the event queue in the serial converter to contain events.
If you encounter unexpected communication problems, you can access
the event queue and view the most recent events.
To view the event queue
1. Access the event queue using a configuration tool. Refer to
Configuration Tools in Chapter 3.
2. Scroll through events in the event queue. The most recent event can
be found at 2R > Event Queue 1.
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Troubleshooting
Figure 4.2 Example Event Queue in HyperTerminal
Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key to scroll
through the parameter list. Press the LEFT ARROW or
RIGHT ARROW key to modify parameter values. Press
the ENTER key to save a new value.
2R> Event Queue 1 = Pin ID Change
Events
Many events in the Event queue occur under normal operation. If you
encounter unexpected communications problems, the events may help
you or Allen-Bradley personnel troubleshoot the problem. The following
events may appear in the event queue:
Table 4.A SCANport Mode
Events
Adapter Reset
Clear SP Fault
Clear SP Warning
Empty Queue
Message Timeout
Description
The serial converter was reset or power cycled.
The SCANport product issued this because a fault was cleared in it.
The SCANport product issued this because a warning was cleared.
No event is in the queue.
The DPI product did not respond to a message request. Verify the cables are
correct.
No SCANport Ping The serial converter issued this because no SCANport pings were detected
within a 2 second period. This event may be caused by a broken cable, a broken
serial converter or a malfunction in the SCANport product.
Pin ID Change
The serial converter issued this because the SCANport Pin ID was changed.
This event is normal after a power cycled or reset.
SCANport Bus Off The serial converter issued this because its SCANport CAN chip went bus off.
This event may be caused by loose or broken cables or by noise.
SCANport Fault
The SCANport product issued this because it was faulted. See its fault queue.
SCANport Reset The SCANport product issued this because it was reset.
SCANport Warning The SCANport product issued this because it had a warning.
SP Pin ID = 7
The serial converter issued this because its Pin ID has a value of 7. It should
have a value between 1 and 6. This event may be caused by a loose or broken
cable.
Troubleshooting
4-5
Table 4.B DPI Mode
Events
Bad Host Flt
Control Disabled
Control Enabled
DPI Bus Off Flt
DPI Fault Clear
DPI Fault Msg
Dup. Port Flt
EEPROM Sum Flt
Host Sent Reset
Message Timeout
No Event
Normal Startup
Online @ 125kbps
Online @ 500kbps
PCCC I/O Time Flt
Ping in Message
Ping Time Flt
Port Change Flt
Port ID Flt
Type 0 Login
Type 0 Time Flt
Use I/O Sent
Description
The serial converter was connected to an incompatible product.
The serial converter has sent a “Soft Control Disable” command to the DPI
product.
The serial converter has sent a “Soft Control Enable” command to the DPI
product.
A bus-off condition was detected on DPI. This event may be caused by loose or
broken cables or by noise.
A DPI product has issued a fault clear message.
The drive entered a faulted state.
Another peripheral with the same port number is already in use.
The EEPROM in the serial converter is corrupt.
The DPI product issued this because it was reset.
The DPI product did not respond to a message request. Verify the cables are
correct.
Empty event queue entry.
Adapter initially powered up or was reset.
The serial converter and DPI product are communicating at 125kbps.
The serial converter and DPI product are communicating at 500kbps.
The serial converter has not received a PCCC Control message for longer than
the specified PCCC Control Time-out.
An unexpected ping was received.
A ping message was not received on DPI within the specified time.
The DPI port changed.
The serial converter is not connected to a correct port on a DPI product.
The serial converter has logged in for type 0 control.
The serial converter has not received a type 0 status message within the
specified time.
The serial converter has begun sending product specific control information.
To clear the event queue
1. Access the event queue using a configuration tool. Refer to
Configuration Tools in Chapter 3.
2. Set the value of 1 > Clr Event Queue to Enable, and then press
Enter to clear the event queue.
Figure 4.3 Reset Event Queue in HyperTerminal
Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key to scroll
through the parameter list. Press the LEFT ARROW or
RIGHT ARROW key to modify parameter values. Press
the ENTER key to save a new value.
1> Clr Event Queue = Enable
4-6
Troubleshooting
Viewing and Clearing DF1 Communication Statistics
If you encounter unexpected communications problems or are creating
an application that uses DF1 data, you can view the communications
statistics in the serial converter. Parameters 06 through 15 store this data.
In order to view and clear DF1 data, you must access the main menu in
the serial converter firmware. Refer to Configuration Tools in Chapter 3.
To view DF1 data
1. Access the parameters in the serial converter using a configuration
tool. Refer to Configuration Tools in Chapter 3.
2. Scroll through the DF1 parameters. Parameters 06 through 15
contain DF1 data. For a description of each parameter, refer to
Appendix B, Serial Converter Parameters.
Figure 4.4 Example Parameter Display in HyperTerminal
Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key to scroll
through the parameter list. Press the LEFT ARROW or
RIGHT ARROW key to modify parameter values. Press
the ENTER key to save a new value.
7R> DF1 Packets Sent = 0
To clear DF1 data
1. Access the parameters in the serial converter using a configuration
tool. Refer to Configuration Tools in Chapter 3.
2. Set the value of Parameter 6 - [Clear DF1 Counts] to Clear
Counts, and then press Enter to clear the DF1 data.
Figure 4.5 Example Parameter Display in HyperTerminal
Press the UP ARROW or DOWN ARROW key to scroll
through the parameter list. Press the LEFT ARROW or
RIGHT ARROW key to modify parameter values. Press
the ENTER key to save a new value.
6> Clear DF1 Counts = Clear Counts
Troubleshooting
4-7
Troubleshooting Potential Problems
Description
You are unable to establish a
connection between your computer
and the serial converter.
Action
• If the status indicators are off, connect the
cables and apply power to the product.
• Configure your software and serial converter
to use the same serial port rate (baud rate).
After changing the serial port rate,
Reset the serial port rate in the software.
you are no longer able to
Instructions are included here for resetting the
communicate with the serial
serial port rate in HyperTerminal and
converter and connected product.
DriveExplorer. If you are using a different
For example, in HyperTerminal,
configuration tool, refer to its user manual.
meaningless text appears on the
HyperTerminal
screen when you press Enter. In
1. Select File > Properties, and then click
DriveExplorer, parameter values are
Configure.
not updated.
2. Select the new baud rate, and then click OK.
3. Save and close HyperTerminal.
4. Double-click on your HyperTerminal file (*.ht)
to restart HyperTerminal.
5. Press Enter until the main menu appears.
DriveExplorer
1. Select Explore > Configure
Communication.
2. Select the new baud rate. DriveExplorer
should start updating values again. If it does
not, restart DriveExplorer.
You set a new serial port rate, but the • Reset the adapter. Refer to Chapter 3,
serial converter is still using the old
Configuring the Serial Converter.
serial port rate.
You are using either DriveExplorer
Normal operation. These features require either:
v1.xx or DriveTools32 v2.xx and you • DriveExplorer v2.xx or greater.
can not perform any of the following: • DriveTools 2000 v1.xx or greater.
1. Route out over a network, such
as DeviceNet to another drive.
2. Access DPI peripherals such as
the 20-COMM-D DeviceNet
adapter.
3. Access 32-bit data.
You are using either DriveExplorer
• Check the 1203-SSS firmware version – you
v2.xx (or greater) or DriveTools 2000
must have FRN 3.xxx or greater.
v1.xx (or greater) and you can not
• Parameter 16 - [Interface Select] must be set
perform any of the following:
to “Auto.”
1. Route out over a network, such • Reset the converter. See Resetting the Serial
as DeviceNet to another drive.
Converter in Chapter 3.
2. Access DPI peripherals such as
the 20-COMM-D DeviceNet
adapter.
3. Access 32-bit data.
4-8
Notes:
Troubleshooting
Appendix A
Specifications
Appendix A provides the specifications for the serial converter.
Topic
Communications
Electrical
Mechanical
Page
A-1
A-1
A-1
Topic
Page
Environmental
A-2
Regulatory Compliance A-2
Communications
Network
Protocol
Port Rate
Data Bits
Parity
Stop Bits
Flow Control
Error
Product
Protocol
Data Rates
RS-232 Serial DF1, Full Duplex
9600, 19.2K, or 38.4K
8
None
1
None
CRC or BCC (Auto-Detected)
SCANport: 125K
DPI: 125K/500K
Electrical
Consumption
130mA at +12V DC
The serial converter draws the required power
from the connected product. An external power
source is not required.
Mechanical
Dimensions
Weight
103.5 x 73.4 x 23.6 mm (4.08 x 2.89 x 0.93 in.)
70.88 g (2.5 oz.)
A-2
Specifications
Environmental
Temperature
Operating
Storage
Relative Humidity
Vibration
Operating
Non-Operating
Shock
Operating
Non-Operating
0 to +50°C (32 to 122°F)
-40 to +85°C (-40 to 185°F)
5 to 95% non-condensing
2.5G @5Hz-2KHz
5 G @5Hz-2KHz
30 G peak acceleration, 11(+/-1)ms pulse width
50 G peak acceleration, 11(+/-1)ms pulse width
Regulatory Compliance
UL
CE
508C and CUL
Appendix B
Serial Converter Parameters
This chapter presents information about the parameters in the serial
converter.
Parameter List
No. Name and Description
01 [Adapter Port]
Port on the host product to which the serial converter is
connected.
02
03
04
Details
Default:
Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
Default:
Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
Reset Required:
Default:
Values:
0
0
7
Read Only
[DF1 Addr Cfg]
1
DF1 node address for the serial converter. This is a
0
decimal value.
254
Read/Write
Yes
[DF1 Rate Cfg]
0 = 9600
Serial port rate for the DF1 serial port on the serial
0 = 9600
converter.
1 = 19.2K
2 = 38.4K
Type:
Read/Write
Reset Required: Yes
[Comm Flt Action]
Default:
0 = Fault
Action that the serial converter and product take if the Values:
0 = Fault
serial converter detects that DF1 serial
1 = Stop (DPI) or
communications are disrupted. This setting is effective
Fault (SCANport)
only if control I/O is transmitted through the serial
2 = Zero Data
converter.
3 = Hold Last
Type:
Read/Write
Reset Required: No
!
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists. Parameter 04 [Comm Flt Action] lets you determine the action of the serial converter and
connected product if communications are disrupted. By default, this
parameter faults the product. You can set this parameter so that the product
continues to run. Precautions should be taken to ensure that the setting of
this parameter does not create a hazard of injury or equipment damage.
B-2
Serial Converter Parameters
No. Name and Description
05 [Reset Module]
Ready
No action.
Reset Module Resets the serial converter.
Set Defaults
Restores the serial converter to its
factory-default settings.
This parameter is a command. It will be set to “Ready”
after a “Reset Module” command or “Set Defaults”
command has been performed.
!
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
(1)
Details
Default:
Values:
Type:
0 = Ready
0 = Ready
1 = Reset Module
2 = Set Defaults
Read/Write
ATTENTION: Risk of injury or equipment damage exists. If the serial
converter is transmitting control I/O to the product (indicated by a
solid green diamond LED), the product may fault when you remove
or reset the serial converter. Determine how your product will
respond before removing or resetting a connected serial converter.
[Clear DF1 Counts]
No action if set to “Ready.” Resets the DF1 statistical
parameters (numbers 07 – 15) to 0 if set to “Clear
Counts.” This parameter is a command. It will be reset to
“0 = Ready” after a “Clear Counts” command has been
performed.
[DF1 Packets Sent]
Number of DF1 packets sent by the serial converter. The
value of this parameter is normally approximately equal to
the value of Parameter 08 - [DF1 Packets Rcvd].
[DF1 Packets Rcvd]
Number of DF1 packets received by the serial converter.
The value of this parameter is normally approximately
equal to the value of Parameter 07 - [DF1 Packets Sent].
[Undelivered Msgs](1)
Number of DF1 messages that were sent but not
acknowledged.
Default:
Values:
Type:
Default:
Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
Default:
Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
Default:
Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
[ENQs Sent](1)
Default:
Number of ENQ characters sent by the serial converter. Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
[ENQs Received](1)
Default:
Number of ENQ characters received by the serial
Minimum:
converter.
Maximum:
Type:
[NAKs Received](1)
Default:
Number of NAK characters received by the serial
Minimum:
converter.
Maximum:
Type:
[NAK Bad Packet](1)
Default:
Number of NAKs sent by the serial converter because of Minimum:
corrupt packets (improper protocol messages) as
Maximum:
determined by the serial converter.
Type:
0 = Ready
0 = Ready
1 = Clear Counts
Read/Write
0
0
4294967295
Read Only
0
0
4294967295
Read Only
0
0
65535
Read Only
0
0
65535
Read Only
0
0
65535
Read Only
0
0
65535
Read Only
0
0
65535
Read Only
This value is normally a low value. If it is continually incrementing and you are having
communications problems, use a lower baud rate or replace the 1203-SFC serial cable.
Serial Converter Parameters
No. Name and Description
14 [NAK No Memory](1)
Number of NAKs sent by the serial converter because it
did not have sufficient memory to buffer the incoming
messages. The serial converter runs out of memory if a
command has not completed and there is no place to
save the new commands.
15 [Duplicate Msgs](1)
Number of duplicate messages sent by the serial
converter. This value contains the total number of
consecutive messages received by this device with the
same TNS (Transaction Sequence) number.
16 [Interface Select]
Auto
Converter will automatically run DPI if
connected to a DPI product or SCANport if
connected to a SCANport product.
SCANport Converter will perform SCANport services
only.
Set this parameter to “Auto” (default) unless you are using
DriveExplorer v1.xx or DriveTools32 v2.xx software and
you are connected to a DPI product. Use “SCANport” for
these software versions.
17 [DPI Data Rate](2)
Data rate used by the DPI host product. This data rate is
set in the drive, and the adapter autobauds to it.
18
19
20
21
Details
Default:
Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
0
0
65535
Read Only
Default:
Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
0
0
65535
Read Only
Default:
Values:
0 = Auto
0 = Auto
1 = SCANport
Read/Write
Type:
Default:
Values:
Type:
Default:
Minimum:
Maximum:
Type:
[DF1 Rate Actual](2)
Default:
Serial port rate actually used for the DF1 serial port on the Values:
serial converter.
[DF1 Addr Actual](2)
DF1 address actually used by the serial converter.
[Ref/Fdbk Size](2)
Size of the Reference/Feedback. The host product
determines the size of the Reference/Feedback. The
serial converter automatically uses the correct size.
[Datalink Size](2)
Size of each Datalink word. The host product determines
the size of Datalinks.
Type:
Default:
Value:
Type:
Default:
Values:
Type:
B-3
0
0 = 125 kbps
1 = 500 kbps
Read Only
1
0
254
Read Only
0 = 9600
0 = 9600
1 = 19.2K
2 = 38.4K
Read Only
0 = 16-bit
0 = 16-bit
1 = 32-bit
Read Only
0 = 16-bit
0 = 16-bit
1 = 32-bit
Read Only
(1)
This value is normally a low value. If it is continually incrementing and you are having
communications problems, use a lower baud rate or replace the 1203-SFC serial cable.
(2)
The parameter appears only when the serial converter is connected to a product implementing
DPI.
B-4
Notes:
Serial Converter Parameters
Appendix C
Flash Updates
Appendix C provides information on updating DPI host or peripheral
product firmware.
Topic
Preparing for a Flash Update
Performing a Flash Update with
HyperTerminal
Troubleshooting Potential Flash Problems
Page
C-1
C-2
C-4
Preparing for a Flash Update
Please take the following precautions to ensure a successful Flash:
•
Obtain the new firmware version from Rockwell Automation. Save it
to the hard drive of the computer. Do not attempt to perform a Flash
from a floppy disk or a network.
•
Read all instructions supplied with the new firmware file.
•
Use a computer running terminal emulation software that supports
Xmodem transfers (e.g., HyperTerminal). In this manual, we show
how to use HyperTerminal.
•
Record parameter values in the device that will be flashed. Updates
may reset parameters to their default settings.
•
Ensure that the DPI host product (i.e. PowerFlex 70) is stopped.
•
Close all programs except the terminal emulation program that you
are using to Flash the serial converter.
•
Disable the screen saver and antivirus programs so that they do not
start during the Flash.
•
If you are using a laptop computer, turn off the FIFO buffers in
HyperTerminal. In HyperTerminal, select File > Properties to
display the Properties dialog box. Click Configure, and then click
Advanced. Ensure that a check mark does not appear next to Use
FIFO buffers.
•
Verify that Parameter 16 - [Interface Select] is set to “Auto”
(default).
C-2
Flash Updates
Performing a Flash Update with HyperTerminal
1. In the main menu (Figure 3.6), press 3 to Update Flash program.
If the serial converter is connected to a product implementing
SCANport, you can only update the firmware in the serial converter.
The screen in Figure C.2 will immediately appear.
If the serial converter is connected to a product implementing DPI, a
menu appears for you to select the device that you want to update.
Figure C.1 Example DPI Flash Menu
Flash Upgrade. Enter Number for Selection.
0 > PowerFlex 70
1 > LCD HIM
2 > This 1203-SSS
5 > 20-COMM-D
After you select a device by typing its number, a line appears to
confirm that you selected the right device (for example, “You have
chosen to update -- 2 > This 1203-SSS”) and the following text
appears:
Figure C.2 Flash Menu
To update the Flash memory, you need a terminal
program capable of downloading a binary file using
the XMODEM protocol and a Flash update file from
Rockwell Automation. When you press 'Y' to signal
that you are ready to proceed, the terminal program
will start displaying the letter 'C'. This signals
the XMODEM protocol that the download may proceed.
You then have one minute to start the transfer.
Press CTRL-X to cancel an update started by
mistake. Are you ready to proceed? (Y/N)
!
!
ATTENTION: Hazard of injury or equipment damage exists. When
you perform a Flash update, the product will fault if it is receiving
control I/O from the serial converter. Verify that the product has
stopped safely or is receiving control I/O from an alternate source
before beginning a Flash update.
ATTENTION: Hazard of equipment damage exists. If you interrupt a
flash procedure that is updating boot code, the device may become
inoperable. To prevent this damage, follow the instructions provided
with the new firmware file and do not interrupt a flash procedure while
boot code is being flashed.
Flash Updates
C-3
2. If the Flash can be completed safely, type Y. The letter “C”
repeatedly appears. It is the Xmodem prompt and continues to
appear until you send a binary file.
Important: Press Ctrl + X to cancel a Flash update procedure.
3. Select Transfer > Send File to display the send file dialog box.
4. Click Browse and navigate to the Flash file.
5. Double-click the file. Its name appears in the Filename box.
6. In the Protocol box, select Xmodem.
Figure 4.6 Example Send File Dialog Box
7. Click Send. A dialog box appears and reports the progress of the
download. When it is complete, the message “Operation Complete”
appears.
Important: Keep the device powered for 15 seconds after the operation
has completed.
8. Press the Enter key to return to the main menu.
C-4
Flash Updates
Troubleshooting Potential Flash Problems
Description
“Transfer Cancelled by Remote
System” message appears and the
Flash is not completed.
Corrective Action
• Restart HyperTerminal and repeat the Flash
procedure.
• If you are using Windows NT 4.0, install SP3
or later. Windows NT service packs are
available from the Microsoft web site:
http://www.microsoft.com.
• Download a HyperTerminal Private Edition
update from the Hilgraeve web site:
http://www.hilgraeve.com.
(Please note that there is a license
requirement with this software.) Then,
perform the Flash procedure again.
The “Xmodem File Send” for dialog • Verify that you have selected the Xmodem
box appears, but the Flash file is not
protocol in the Send file dialog box.
transferred.
• Verify that the new file is on your hard disk.
Do not attempt to Flash from a floppy disk or
a network.
• Verify that you are sending the file within 60
seconds of pressing Y to confirm that you
want to perform the Flash.
After completing a Flash, you are
• Set the serial port rate to 9600. If parameters
unable to communicate with the serial
are changed during a Flash update, all
converter. For example, meaningless
parameters are set to their default settings.
text appears on the HyperTerminal
screen.
You are unable to initiate a Flash to a • Verify that Parameter 16 - [Interface Select]
DPI host or peripheral product.
is set to “Auto” (default setting).
Glossary
A
Application Code
Code that runs in the adapter after the boot code calls it. It performs the
normal operations of the system.
B
BCC
Block Check Character. An error detection scheme where the 2’s
complement of the 8-bit sum (modulo-256 arithmetic sum) of all data
bytes in a transmission block. It provides a means of checking the
accuracy of each message transmission.
Boot Code
Code that runs when the adapter first receives power. It checks basic
operations and then calls the application code.
Bus Off
A bus off condition occurs when an abnormal rate of errors is detected
on the Control Area Network (CAN) bus in a device. The bus-off device
cannot receive or transmit messages. This condition is often caused by
corruption of the network data signals due to noise or data rate
mismatch.
C
CRC
Cyclic redundancy check. An error detection scheme where all of the
characters in a message are treated as a string of bits representing a
binary number. This number is divided by a predetermined binary
number (a polynomial) and the remainder is appended to the message as
a CRC character. A similar operation occurs at the receiving end to prove
transmission integrity.
D
DF1 Protocol
A peer-to-peer link layer protocol that combines features of ANSI
X3.28-1976 specification subcategories D1 (data transparency) and F1
(two-way simultaneous transmission with embedded responses).
DF1 Rate
A unit of signaling speed equal to the number of discrete conditions or
signal events per second. It is also called “baud rate” or “serial port rate.”
Glossary-2
DPI
DPI is a second generation peripheral communication interface used by
various Allen-Bradley drives and power products. It is a functional
enhancement to SCANport.
DPI Peripheral
A device that provides an interface between DPI and a network or user.
Peripheral devices are also referred to as “adapters” and “modules.” The
serial converter and PowerFlex HIM are examples of DPI peripherals.
DPI Product
A device that uses the DPI communications interface to communicate
with one or more peripheral devices. For example, a motor drive such as
a PowerFlex drive is a DPI product. In this manual, a DPI product is also
referred to as “product” or “host.”
DriveExplorer
An easy-to-use software application designed for Microsoft
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT (4.0 or greater), and Windows
CE (2.0 or greater) operating systems. To fully utilize DPI products, use
DriveExplorer version 2.xx or greater. SCANport products work with all
versions of DriveExplorer. This application is a tool for monitoring and
configuring Allen-Bradley products and adapters. A free version of
DriveExplorer Lite is included with the serial converter. Information
about DriveExplorer can be accessed at http://www.ab.com/drives/
driveexplorer.
DriveTools
A software suite designed for Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, and
Windows NT (4.0 or greater) operating systems. To fully utilize DPI
products, use DriveTools 2000 version 1.xx or greater. SCANport
products work with all versions of DriveTools32 (or DriveTools 2000).
This software suite provides a family of tools that you can use to
program, monitor, control, troubleshoot, and maintain Allen-Bradley
products. Information about DriveTools can be accessed at http://
www.ab.com/drives.
F
Flash Update
The process of updating firmware in a device.
Glossary-3
H
HIM (Human Interface Module)
A device that can be used to configure and control a PowerFlex drive.
New HIMs (20-HIM-x) can be used to configure connected peripherals
such as the serial converter.
Hold Last
When communications are disrupted (e.g., serial cable is disconnected),
the converter and product can respond by holding last state. Hold last
state results in the product receiving the last data received via the DF1
connection before the disruption. If the product was in RUN mode and
using the Reference from the converter, it will continue to run at the
same Reference.
N
Non-Volatile Storage (NVS)
NVS is the permanent memory of a device. Devices such as the
converter store parameters and other information in NVS so that they are
not lost when the device loses power. NVS is sometimes called
“EEPROM.”
P
PCCC (Programmable Controller Communications Command)
PCCC is the protocol used by some controllers to communicate with
devices on a network. Some software products (for example,
DriveExplorer and DriveTools 2000) also use PCCC to communicate.
Ping
A ping is a message that is sent by a DPI product to its peripheral
devices. They use the ping to gather data about the product, including
whether it can receive messages and whether they can log in for control.
S
SCANport
A peripheral communications interface for various Allen-Bradley drives
and power products.
SCANport Peripheral Device
A device that provides an interface between SCANport and a network or
user. Peripheral devices are also referred to as “adapters” and “modules.”
The serial converter and HIM are examples of SCANport peripherals.
Glossary-4
SCANport Product
A device that uses the SCANport communications interface to
communicate with one or more peripheral devices. For example, a motor
drive such as a 1336 PLUS II is a SCANport product. In this manual, a
SCANport product is also referred to as “product.”
Serial Converter
The serial converter provides an electronic communications interface
between any Allen-Bradley SCANport/DPI product and a computer with
an RS-232 port. This converter uses a full-duplex RS-232 DF1 protocol.
The serial converter may also be referred to as “1203-SSS converter,”
“converter,” “DPI peripheral,” or “SCANport peripheral.”
Status Indicators
Status indicators are LEDs that are used to report the status of a device.
There are three status indicators on the converter.
T
Type 0/Type 1/Type 2 Control
When transmitting I/O, the adapter can use different types of messages
for control. The Type 0, Type 1, and Type 2 events help Allen-Bradley
personnel identify the type of messages that an adapter is using.
X
Xmodem
Developed by Ward Christensen in 1978, Xmodem is a protocol used to
transfer data. You can use the Xmodem protocol to flash the firmware in
the serial converter or a device connected to it.
Z
Zero Data
When communications are disrupted (e.g., serial cable is disconnected),
the converter and product can respond with zero data. Zero data results
in the product receiving zero as values for command data. If the product
was in RUN mode and using the Reference from the converter, it will
stay in run mode but at zero Reference.
Glossary-5
Notes:
Glossary-6
Notes:
Glossary-7
Notes:
Glossary-8
Notes:
Glossary-9
Notes:
Glossary-10
Notes:
Index
Numerics
1203-SSS converter, see serial
converter
A
accessing parameters, 3-1
Adapter Port parameter, B-1
adapter, see serial converter
application code, G-1
attentions, 1-4
D
data bits, A-1
Datalink Size parameter, B-3
DF1
definition, G-1
viewing data, 4-6
DF1 Addr Actual parameter, B-3
DF1 Addr Cfg parameter, B-1
DF1 Packets Rcvd parameter, B-2
DF1 Packets Sent parameter, B-2
baud rate, refer to DF1 rate
DF1 rate
definition, G-1
setting, 3-8
specification, A-1
BCC, A-1, G-1
DF1 Rate Actual parameter, B-3
boot code, G-1
DF1 Rate Cfg parameter, B-1
bus off, G-1
Diamond status indicator, 4-2
B
dimensions, A-1
C
cables
connecting, 2-2
disconnecting, 2-2
selecting, 2-1
catalog numbers, 1-1
checksum, A-1
Clear DF1 Counts parameter, B-2
clearing DF1 data, 4-6
clearing events, 4-5
Comm Flt Action parameter, B-1
communications specifications, A-1
compatible products, 1-2
components, 1-1
converter, see serial converter
CRC, A-1, G-1
DPI
cables, 2-1, 2-2
definition, G-2
peripheral, G-2
products, 1-2, G-2
DPI Data Rate parameter, B-3
DriveExplorer
definition, G-2
documentation, P-1
free lite version, G-2
using, 3-3
drives, see SCANport or DPI
products
DriveTools
definition, G-2
documentation, P-1
Duplicate Msgs parameter, B-3
Index-2
E
EEPROM, refer to Non-Volatile
Storage (NVS)
hold last
definition, G-3
setting, 3-9
ENQs Received parameter, B-2
HPC, 2-1
ENQs Sent parameter, B-2
HyperTerminal
navigating in, 3-8
setting up, 3-4
updating firmware with, C-4
equipment
required, 1-3
supplied, 1-3
error detection, A-1
event queue
clearing events, 4-5
list of events, 4-4
viewing events, 4-3
events
clearing, 4-3
viewing, 4-3
F
I
installing a serial converter, 2-2
Interface Select parameter, B-3
K
keys, 3-8
L
fault action, 3-9
LCD HIM, 3-2
fault queue, refer to event queue
LED HIM, 3-2
faults, refer to events
LEDs, refer to status indicators
firmware
parameters in, 3-1
release, P-1
updating, C-1
Flash update
definition, G-2
instructions, C-1
troubleshooting, C-4
M
main menu, 3-7
manual conventions, P-1
mechanical specifications, A-1
N
flow control, A-1
NAK Bad Packet parameter, B-2
FRN, P-1
NAK No Memory parameter, B-3
NAKs Received parameter, B-2
H
Handheld PC, 2-1
HIM (Human Interface Module)
definition, G-3
using, 3-2
navigating in the firmware, 3-8
Non-Volatile Storage (NVS)
definition, G-3
parameters in, 3-1
Index-3
P
parameters
accessing, 3-1
list of, B-1–B-3
manual conventions, P-1
parity, A-1
PCCC, G-3
ping, G-3
power consumption, A-1
power cycle, 3-10
serial converter
accessing, 3-1
components, 1-1
definition, G-4
event queue, 4-3
features, 1-2
illustration, 1-1
installing, 2-2
parameters, B-1–B-3
removing, 2-2
resetting, 3-10
products, see SCANport or DPI
products
serial port rate, refer to DF1 rate
protocol, A-1
specifications, A-1
Q
quick start, 1-5
Soft Logout, 1-6, 4-2
status indicators
definition, G-4
operating status, 4-1
troubleshooting with, 4-2
stop bits, A-1
R
Ref/Fdbck Size parameter, B-3
T
regulatory compliance, A-2
technical support, P-2
related documentation, P-1
terminal emulation software, 3-1, 3-4
removing a serial converter, 2-2
tools, see equipment
Reset Module parameter, B-2
troubleshooting, 4-1
resetting the converter, 3-10
TX status indicator, 4-2
RX status indicator, 4-2
S
safety precautions, 1-4
SCANport
cables, 2-1, 2-2
definition, G-3
peripheral, G-3
products, 1-2, G-4
U
Undelivered Msgs parameter, B-2
update, see Flash update
V
viewing DF1 data, 4-6
VT100-compatible terminal, 3-1
serial cables, 2-1, 2-2
W
web sites, P-1, G-2
Index-4
X
Xmodem
definition, G-4
using to flash firmware, C-1
Z
zero data
definition, G-4
setting, 3-9
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