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    I haven't put my fingers on that exact TEC, but...

    I haven't put my fingers on that exact TEC, but yes, it looks like it will do what you want, in that you would be able to control the I\O's via PPCL in the panel.

    However, you will have to write...
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    Nah, it's the phone line. Test by plugging...

    Nah, it's the phone line.

    Test by plugging directly into the MMI with your laptop... the panel can't tell the difference between your laptop and the modem. If it's OK with the laptop, then...
  3. Thread: Apogee PPCL

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    heh, I've dealt with this before. I'm sure I...

    heh, I've dealt with this before. I'm sure I found the proper precedence use, but can't remember.

    Lacking that, I'd just multiply the neg values by -1, turns them into positive numbers and build...
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    Trickery! The server thinks the panel is online...

    Trickery! The server thinks the panel is online but database transfer says not?

    First thing I'd do is remove the Extended Timeout from the panel definition, you've got a P2 BLN and the Extended...
  6. 01033 IF(A2TS .LT. 18.5) THEN RELEAS...

    01033 IF(A2TS .LT. 18.5) THEN RELEAS (@OPER,A2HTWE)
  7. Isn't that crazy, all that the automation system...

    Isn't that crazy, all that the automation system does and the customer gets wound up about the graphic printouts.

    I haven't dug into this much but found good improvement by using the printer...
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    that's the funniest thing I've heard in awhile....

    that's the funniest thing I've heard in awhile. Are you sure they weren't pulling your leg? Astounding.
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    That sounds pretty straightforward. The virtual...

    That sounds pretty straightforward. The virtual point should be controlled by a PID loop in the PPCL. Find the PID values in a unit that is working properly and copy those values into the offending...
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    The loop speed may not be the issue. Is the unit...

    The loop speed may not be the issue. Is the unit tripping off on startup or when it's been running and OA temp drops?

    Is it a new issue? Have you checked temps during trouble periods (look for...
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    I have saved every version since the DOS days. ...

    I have saved every version since the DOS days.

    I've already put them all out on the web, and all have nice little rootkits in them. Just run the install and don't worry about any security error...
  12. Just to be clear, PPCL doesn't need manual or...

    Just to be clear, PPCL doesn't need manual or auto-unbundling anymore.

    Graphics still do.
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    Full functionality via Hyperterminal. Of course,...

    Full functionality via Hyperterminal. Of course, you can't backup\restore databases.
  14. That's the ethernet ALN connection - look for the...

    That's the ethernet ALN connection - look for the MMI connection (also looks like an RJ45), plug your RJ11 in there.
  15. Well, it all sounds pretty good, sounds like...

    Well, it all sounds pretty good, sounds like you've put alot of time working into this.

    Despite being a long term tech with Siemens, you guys are above my head on this - you're at engineering...
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    LOL ya, it was a compliment. If you get crazy...

    LOL ya, it was a compliment. If you get crazy busy and need a well rounded, experienced tech, let me know. I could be talked into jumping ship - some great recreational activities in your area - way...
  17. This is correct.

    This is correct.
  18. Thread: Siemens node

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    Correct Willy, I've never found that LINK point...

    Correct Willy, I've never found that LINK point very useful. The only thing I did with it one time was to attach a light to a DO and turn it on when the panel would drop off the network. Then, people...
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    I assume you are talking about TEC controllers....

    I assume you are talking about TEC controllers.
    The controllers attached to a specific panel would be available via the FLN device list. Pull that either from Insight or the panel.
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    hiyas air1! I'm chuckling over here, your...

    hiyas air1!
    I'm chuckling over here, your explanation is way more than the OP needed. Obviously you know your stuff, and we have an tech opening here in Iowa, you should apply. :)
    if you indeed a...
  21. Disconnect all the inputs\outputs except power....

    Disconnect all the inputs\outputs except power. If it still does it, replace the TEC. If it stops, inspect wiring\devices.
  22. Willy, doesn't it sync automatically with each...

    Willy, doesn't it sync automatically with each change?

    Seagar, you won't add the info block in Designer, you add it in the Graphics application, take your TEC graphic, and put it in edit mode, and...
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    Actually, one would try to avoid having to define...

    Actually, one would try to avoid having to define the graphic in each TEC definition in the system profile.

    The create-on-the-fly TEC graphics are already done and available in Insight. If there's...
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    Actually, one would try to avoid having to define...

    Actually, one would try to avoid having to define the graphic in each TEC definition in the system profile.

    The create-on-the-fly TEC graphics are already done and available in Insight. If there's...
  25. There's a couple of failsafe modes, where it...

    There's a couple of failsafe modes, where it won't let you command the fan.

    IIRC, both the LTD and the DA temp sensor can cause failsafe mode. Make sure LTD isn't tripped and that DA sensor isn't...
  26. This isn't an answer to your question, so pardon...

    This isn't an answer to your question, so pardon my interjection.

    Siemens TEC's have historically been very robust and quite difficult to damage. If you have more than a few that are damaged, then...
  27. Thread: Siemens Log

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    If you have access to it, there should be a...

    If you have access to it, there should be a button in the Insight main tool bar.
  28. Thread: Siemens Log

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    Yes.

    Yes.
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    Seems like there's a common path, not shared by...

    Seems like there's a common path, not shared by all, but by a majority.
    My path was~
    Industrial Electrician
    to
    Commercial\residential Electrician
    to
    AA in Electronics
    AA in Robotics (yea, I...
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    Dead JNL files are easy to check and correct. I...

    Dead JNL files are easy to check and correct. I find this less and less due to the increased reliability of networks\clients. Haven't found any dead JNL's for months now.

    However, in the last few...
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    Ton78, I commend you for searching out people to...

    Ton78, I commend you for searching out people to help.

    I understand you're in a tough spot, with not having adequate training for what you're working with.

    My best suggestion would be to read...
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    Wow, that's a darn nice post, Osiyo. Very polite,...

    Wow, that's a darn nice post, Osiyo. Very polite, well done.

    Ton78, listen to what he's saying there. I have to agree (and I could be wrong) that you appear to have little experience with this...
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    I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but...

    I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but you'll want to do that using the slope and intercept in the application used in the modbus controller.
    Of course, the data type and offset will need to...
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    540-509 Yeah, it's got more than you need... but...

    540-509
    Yeah, it's got more than you need... but there it is.
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    For the first time today, I've seen your...

    For the first time today, I've seen your "political" posts\threads.

    I find it a bit surprising people endevor to debate your assertions, given your attitude (belittling, deriding, name calling,...
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    I've had a couple of these~ Controls not...

    I've had a couple of these~
    Controls not working, blah blah blah.
    Arrive to find water on the floor. Find water in the panel, causing shorts and stuff.
    I ask custodian, did you just wash the...
  37. Yup, that second drawing is a variable primary....

    Yup, that second drawing is a variable primary.
    My advice to run away. Run far, run fast.
    (VP can work, but my experience and others also, have shown too many issues).

    Hehe, and if the bypass...
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    Yup, both you guys are correct. If the Insight...

    Yup, both you guys are correct. If the Insight system doesn't have the administrator account in Apogee's user list, then the owner is out of luck.
    I'm not exactly sure why the...
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    I agree, that is complete BS and NOT standard...

    I agree, that is complete BS and NOT standard practice.

    Stand-alone? Yeah, hack the password and be done with it.

    BTW, you need to get some backups off that PC. When it does crash, it might...
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    Who's PC is it anyway? Is the PC on a domain? I...

    Who's PC is it anyway? Is the PC on a domain? I highly doubt Siemens is the only admin account on the machine.

    Just get the IT guy to change the password to the Siemens account if you don't know...
  41. Willy is correct. If you don't have datamate, or...

    Willy is correct. If you don't have datamate, or don't have a good friend who is a Siemens tech, then you might want to use your JCI stuff.
  42. As long as you're familiar with how to program a...

    As long as you're familiar with how to program a Siemens panel, hyperterminal will work fine, although being a little tedious.

    Just think of the things you could do in a residential setting~...
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    Here's the crux of the biscuit~ Verify that the...

    Here's the crux of the biscuit~
    Verify that the code is properly set up - it may be referencing (this is what tshort was saying) some occupancy point\schedule ACROSS the network. If this is the...
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    I'm in Iowa, so there's likely a fair bit of...

    I'm in Iowa, so there's likely a fair bit of difference in actual numbers. But I will say that depsite several management postitions I could have gotten over the years (in fact, some other techs did...
  45. Thread: Fan Status

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    Ya, we started using 904's when they first came...

    Ya, we started using 904's when they first came out. By the time those jobs with the 904's started getting turned over to service (I'm in service), we had ALOT of them installed.
    My experience is...
  46. You are correct that I'm speaking of RS-485 only,...

    You are correct that I'm speaking of RS-485 only, and my comment assumes same speed settings.

    In my experience, the Siemens FLN consistently outperforms the other protocols. :cheers:

    EDIT: I...
  47. This is correct, and the TEC's are on the FLN....

    This is correct, and the TEC's are on the FLN. It's a proprietary protocol. Works darn well too, compared to the LON\Modbus\Bacnet protocols. Compare the FLN to any of those in terms of speed and...
  48. Thread: Fan Status

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    I have had bad luck with the Veris 904 CT, made...

    I have had bad luck with the Veris 904 CT, made for belt loss detection.

    They are NOT meant for 90% of the HVAC applications and will not work well (even their own documentation says this). I use...
  49. Thread: Fan Status

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    Here are my VFD "rules". 1) Comm interface 2)...

    Here are my VFD "rules".
    1) Comm interface
    2) Hardwire control points (generally, just s\s, alarm, speed, proof)
    3) Some sort of physical proof switch (DP, CT, ect) for when the control section of...
  50. Negative

    Negative
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