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How to upload a configuration file from 4xxx or 5xxx Gateway?
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
It is recommended to use ProSoft Configuration Builder to upload and download configuration files to 4xxx and 5xxx series gateways.  ProSoft Configuration Builder is provided free of charge and can be downloaded here: http://www.prosoft... Read More
Are the serial ports isolated on 4xxx or 5xxx Series Gateways
Viewed 1 times since Mon, Jul 16, 2007
The 4xxx and 5xxx series ProLinx Gateways have opto-isolated application serial ports. The debug/config serial port is not opto-isolated. The opto-isolators used on ProLinx are the HCPL-0531 type from Avago Semiconductor and are UL recognized to... Read More
Debug port connection parameters for Prosoft modules and gateways
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
Connect PC to module's debug / configuration port using a null-modem cable Start Hyperterminal, Putty or other comm program and use the following settings: bits per second: 57,600 data bits: 8 parity:... Read More
Can I configure my ProLinx 4xxx or 5xxx series gateway via Ethernet?
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
The only way to configure or debug a 4xxx or 5xxx series ProLinx gateway is through the serial Debug/Config port.   Read More
Accessing the Debug Port on a 4101 ProLinx module
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
The 4101 module has two serial ports. Each port is used for protocol communications. To access the debug menu, one of the serial ports needs to be placed in debug mode. Follow these steps to access the debug menu: Connect to the port you wish to... Read More
I need to connect multiple DF1 devices to a single serial port on an SLC or MicroLogix processor, is there a solution?
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
ProSoft makes a DF1 gateway that functions as a multiplexor.  This permits up to 3 DF1 master devices to communicate to a single SLC or MicroLogix processor while only using a single communication port on the processor.  Additional... Read More
How do I get Floating Point (or Double INT or Unsigned INT) data?
Viewed 1 times since Wed, Nov 29, 2006
Most ProSoft gateways and In-Chassis modules contain a database that is based upon 16 bit words. To store 32 bit data types 2 consecutive registers or elements are required.Examples of these 32 bit data types are Reals or Floats and DINTs or double... Read More
Does the 4102 or 5102-MCM4-DFCM4 module have 4 Modbus ports and 4 DF1 ports (8 ports total)?
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
These gateways have a total of 4 serial ports.  Each of the 4 ports can be independently configured for either serial Modbus (Modbus RTU) or DF1. Read More
Why does the session time out when downloading a configuration file via HyperTerminal to my 4xxx or 5xxx Series ProLinx Gateway?
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
Selecting and confirming from the module menu just prepares the module to receive a configuration file. To actually accomplish the configuration file download, you must select send file from the transfer menu in hyperterminal, browse to the... Read More
Why am I unable to communicate with Wonderware from a 4xxx or 5xxx Series gateway in a full Duplex DF1 configuration
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
The Wonderware driver ABKF2 does not process or use the station ID when operating in Full Duplex mode.  The DF1 full duplex specification requires a station id when more than one device is present on a network. A workaround has been implemented... Read More
I have a xxxx-xxx-DFCM4 with Pass-Through enabled. The Pass-Through (Debug/CFG) port and the Port 0 DFCM port shows no activity. What am I doing wrong?
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
When using a ProLinx gateway that supports DF1 pass-through, you will need to enable at least one command on DFCM port 0.  If no commands are really needed, than the poll rate on a single command can be set to a high poll rate in order to... Read More
How do I transfer a floating point value using integer files in a MicroLogix1500?
Viewed 1 times since Thu, Apr 24, 2008
Use the CPW command instead of the COP command. Read More
What are the power requirements for the ProLinx and PLX communication gateways?
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
The Prolinx and PLX series communication gateways require the following power supply: 24VDC at 500MA Read More
What is the function of the "Delay Preset" in the Data Map section?
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
The "delay preset" refers to the number of processor scan counts waited until that data map entry is updated. It is recommended to set the preset to 1000 to begin with in order to avoid a condition where the processor will spend... Read More
Which of your products support RS-485 serial protocols?
Viewed 1 times since Wed, Feb 6, 2008
Almost all ProSoft solutions for serial based protocols support RS-232C, RS-485 and RS-422 electrical interface types, but equally important is the 'language' or application layer protocol needed for your application. ProSoft... Read More
Bad Assignment error in Sycon software
Viewed 1 times since Tue, Nov 28, 2006
When using Sycon software with a PDPM module, you will see a "bad assignment" in the network view menu. This does not indicate an error with the PDPM module communicating to the slave. Sycon software is a generic PROFIBUS master software that is... Read More
Why am I unable to download a configuration file to a 4xxx or 5xxx Series gateway, and the Debug Port LED is on?
Viewed 1 times since Fri, Jun 27, 2014
The ACT LED is hardware driven by the TXD signal of the PC connected to it. There is an issue with some Dell latitude laptops where the DC power supply causes the TXD signal to go active. During this state, ProSoft Configuration Builder,... Read More
IEC-60870-5-104 Server Tutorial
Viewed 1 times since Mon, Sep 3, 2012
The following document outlines the ProSoft implementation of the IEC-60870-5-104 Server communication module as pertains to all -104S products.  Read More