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  1. Thread: Siemens Loop

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    Gawd, I hope not any left. /kill

    Gawd, I hope not any left. /kill
  2. Thread: Smart Watches

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    I have a Moto360 sport. I can't say as it's...

    I have a Moto360 sport.
    I can't say as it's useful enough to justify the cost - but it can be handy.

    The ambient screen is great - easy to read in bright sun (and yes, it's on all the time)....
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    Be careful, one year will bleed into another and...

    Be careful, one year will bleed into another and pretty soon, you're 5 years without that greenhouse. :)

    Yes, I sure learned on that... ended up with a bobber glued onto a popsicle stick, and...
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    The fun part was level detection - for all my...

    The fun part was level detection - for all my projects at home, I make a point of trying to use material\parts that I already have laying around. So, for bird bath water level, I thought - I'll just...
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    Ahhh, so I'm not the only one. I didn't go as...

    Ahhh, so I'm not the only one.
    I didn't go as far as VAV's (tho I wanted to)...
    But fully functioning hardware with full front end. It was a blast putting it in, getting it set up the way I want. I...
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    One that matches the sensor you are planning on...

    One that matches the sensor you are planning on using.
    1k, 100k, RTD, Thermistor - what sensor are you using?
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    Backup - yes, make your own via Insight...

    Backup - yes, make your own via Insight (programs\insight\Database Backup Utility. Set it for regular scheduled backups and then mirror that backup directory to another server, or off-site location....
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    But that tool doesn't support the new firmware in...

    But that tool doesn't support the new firmware in the 2100, does it?
    I have both versions out in my truck, the old version 2100 configs fine, the new version won't.... But i'm also using (and have...
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    Hmmm, that's not like the slab heating systems...

    Hmmm, that's not like the slab heating systems I've worked with. I've had to compensate for diff temp as well as slab temp, and installed ramps to keep the concrete from heating too quickly from a...
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    Do I understand that you've set the S&I for...

    Do I understand that you've set the S&I for 0-20ma? The module only supports 4-20ma.
    That's probably the issue.
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    It became a problem because someone commanded the...

    It became a problem because someone commanded the damper from the graphic, using the unbundled point.

    You really need to get rid of the duplicate point and put the auto-unbundled point on the...
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    Something else to check - it's possible that all...

    Something else to check - it's possible that all space temp sensors aren't attached to TEC's - depending on design, sometimes there are space temp sensors that are wired back to the panel and...
  13. I do the same as ControlTech1969~ Put graphic...

    I do the same as ControlTech1969~

    Put graphic into edit mode. Click on one of the items in the graphic. You'll see the square box "highlighting" that object you just clicked on. Now, hit the TAB...
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    Well said, I agree completely

    Well said, I agree completely
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    I'm with you on this jgaskin. As I was reading...

    I'm with you on this jgaskin.
    As I was reading this thread, I'm thinking, this isn't that hard of a problem. Turn the boilers back on, maybe reset the HW temp and call it good, go home.

    With...
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    Look closely, and you'll see that each point is...

    Look closely, and you'll see that each point is first saved in memory and then will be saved in the database.
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    I saw that story on Google+, and I commented...

    I saw that story on Google+, and I commented about how inefficient those systems must be, and also they mentioned that Amiga machine was doing all the scheduling? Talk about a single point of...
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    I assume you are working from the front end,...

    I assume you are working from the front end, Insight.
    Get into the auto-dial settings and disable the Automatic dial - I haven't had a modem on a BLN for quite a few years, I think you set the...
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    If the damper point as seen from the TEC (plug...

    If the damper point as seen from the TEC (plug directly into TEC or run TEC subpoint report) is normal, then it's just a corruption of the application at the front end.
    If this is the case, and...
  20. Thread: Vfd contactor

    by dingman
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    I just went thru another ABB class last year and...

    I just went thru another ABB class last year and they are still saying do not open the motor disconnect under load. The instructor specifically said drive damage could occur.

    And the new Siemens...
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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...
  23. 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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    delete

    delete
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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...
  26. 01033 IF(A2TS .LT. 18.5) THEN RELEAS...

    01033 IF(A2TS .LT. 18.5) THEN RELEAS (@OPER,A2HTWE)
  27. 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...
  31. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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...
  36. This is correct.

    This is correct.
  37. 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...
  38. Thread: Siemens node

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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...
  40. 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.
  41. 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...
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    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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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.
  47. 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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