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Debug port connection parameters for Prosoft modules and gateways

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: none stop bits: 1 flow control: Xon/Xoff Once connected, press &quo...

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Can any Prolinx module support com to SLC5/05 and 3 serial devices - Multiplexer

You need to use the serial port on a SLC505 to talk to 3 devices. Two of them are ulogix over radio modems using DF1 protocol. The 3rd is a medina telemetry unit which supports DF1 point-to-point only. You would be able to use a 4102-MCM4-DFCM4 module. This module will support 4 ...

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Are the serial ports isolated on 4xxx or 5xxx Series Gateways

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 withstand 2500 Vrms (input to outp...

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Can any Prolinx module support com to SLC5/05 and 3 serial devices?

How can I connect more than one DF1 device to an Allen-Bradley processor's channel 0 port. You will need to use the serial port on a SLC505 to talk to 3 devices. Two of them are MicroLogix over radio modems. The 3rd is a medina telemetry unit which supports DF1 point-to-point onl...

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Accessing the Debug Menu on a DFCM (DF1) Prolinx module

All ProLinx modules with DFCM driver have no menu display on hyperterminal when pressing '?' key. Cannot access debug port. The DF1 pass-through port parameter is set to yes in the configuration file. Reconfiguring the debug port: Open the .cfg file using Microsoft Notepad For...

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I need to connect multiple DF1 devices to a single serial port on an SLC or MicroLogix processor, is there a solution?

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 information can be found on the produc...

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Accessing the Debug Port on a 4101 ProLinx module

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 view the debug menu on. Reboot ...

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Which of your products support RS-485 serial protocols?

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 solutions are categorizedby the required protocols, not...

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Can any ProLinx module support COM to SLC5/05 and 3 serial devices? How can I connect more than one DF1 device to an Allen-Bradley processor's channel 0 port? Need to use the serial port on a SLC50

For this type of application, your customer can use the ProLinx gateway. This gateway is a multiplexer between one slave DF1 device and 3 master devices. You will have to connect the SLC505 serial port to the master port of the ProLinx and use the 3 others ports to connect the 2 ...

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"Packet Driver Failed to Load" error when ProLinx module boots

This is a normal error on a ProLinx module which does not have an Ethernet board. The base program of the ProLinx module will try to load the Ethernet driver. If there is no Ethernet hardware on the ProLinx module, the error message will be generated, and the module will then sta...

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Programming an SLC 5/04 over DH+ through a ProLinx module.

Technical note from Rockwell Automation that can be used to set this up:The SLC 5/04 has a DF1 to DH+ pass thru option that can be set in the processor that will allow a DF1 connection from the ProLinx with the pass thru set to see the DH+ networkRelated Keywords:typical connecti...

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How to upload a configuration file from 4xxx or 5xxx Gateway?

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-technology.com/Products/ProSoft-Softwa...

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Can I configure my ProLinx 4xxx or 5xxx series gateway via Ethernet?

The only way to configure or debug a 4xxx or 5xxx series ProLinx gateway is through the serial Debug/Config port. ...

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Bad Assignment error in Sycon software

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 used in many master appl...

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How do I set the date/time of a 4xxx or 5xxx Series gateway?

All 4000 and 5000 series gateways follow the attached document to set the time and date. The time/date is often used for web applications, as well as being used for IEC101M, 103M, and DNPM applications. ...

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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?

When using a ProLinx gateway that supports DF1 pass-through, you willneed 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 minimize the impact....

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How do I transfer a floating point value using integer files in a MicroLogix PLC?

Refer to the following article, however, on the MicroLogix series of processors, you MUST use the CPW command instead of the COP command....

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What is the function of the "Delay Preset" in the Data Map section?

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 most of its time updating the data map and...

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What are the power requirements for the ProLinx and PLX communication gateways?

The Prolinx and PLX series communication gateways require the following power supply: 24VDC at 500MA ...

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When I download a configuration to my ProLinx module using the ProLinx Configuration Tool, I get a Utility Database out of date error.

The user will get this error if the revision of the module firmware is newer than that in the utility's database. If there were no changes to the config this will not pose a problem for the user.ProLinx ProLinx configuration tool...

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I have the 4201 set up and working via port 502, using Modscan32. When I try to use Port 2001, I get no response.

Please note that modscan32 does not support embedded modbus messages in a TCP/IP packet. Modscan32 uses MBAP messaging, which is what the ProLinx driver uses on port 502. In order to use port 2001, and have that data pass-thru to port 0 modbus master port, you'll need a software ...

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Why does the session time out when downloading a configuration file via HyperTerminal to my 4xxx or 5xxx Series ProLinx Gateway?

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 filename.cfg file, select it, pick the ...

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Why am I unable to communicate with Wonderware from a 4xxx or 5xxx Series gateway in a full Duplex DF1 configuration

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 in our DF1 implementation. ...

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Does the 4102 or 5102-MCM4-DFCM4 module have 4 Modbus ports and 4 DF1 ports (8 ports total)?

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....

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What are the physical dimensions for the 5000 series ProLinx module

The dimensions for the 5000 series ProLinx module are: ProLinx Plus (aluminum enclosure) standard    5.20h x 2.07w x 4.52d inches 13.2cmh x 5.25cmw x 11.48cmdextended   5.20h x 2.73w x 4.52d inches...

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How do I get Floating Point (or Double INT or Unsigned INT) data?

All 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 REAL, FLOAT and DINT's also known as double Integers.To access...

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IEC-60870-5-104 Server Tutorial

The following document outlines the ProSoft implementation of the IEC-60870-5-104 Server communication module as pertains to all -104S products. ...

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Why am I unable to download a configuration file to a 4xxx or 5xxx Series gateway, and the Debug Port LED is on?

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 powersupply causes the TXD signal to go active. During this state, ProSoft Configuration Builder,hyperterminal, and other serial communicatio...

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