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    Okay, I have just inherited some old Alerton...

    Okay, I have just inherited some old Alerton controllers. I have a dead TUX SA 651. I understand that these are obsolete. I am looking for some information on the comms and what I might use to...
  2. Thread: Trane Rover

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    Scrooloose, That remindes me I hav never been to...

    Scrooloose,
    That remindes me I hav never been to a panel that was in the suply duct of a unit except for a Trane factory unit. Hmmm I didn'tthink you needed to have a computer that would fit into a...
  3. Thread: Trane Rover

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    crappy 508's

    They are what they are. Any canned controllers from Trane are what they are. You can't change any AHU controllers. When you bring them up on Rover you get a different interface with limited...
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    Hated UC's

    I always hated those UC's I am glad not to touch them again.
  5. Thread: Trane Rover

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    Rover 6

    Rover 6 uses USB. I still like the Rover 5 with the PCMCIA card but with Rover 6 you have the USB port with less driver issues. I also long for the old PPCL days where you create a point and it is in...
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    maybe a yasakawa

    They use the Yasakawa drives for many things.
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    can I help?

    It's hard to say what the override button was wired too. I imagine from what you posted that a button was wired to a UI that when closed then started both units through code. Are both units tied to...
  8. Thread: Trane Rover

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    reply

    I was fed and learned on the Siemens and Andover system. These systems allow users to override points from the front end. I have had many issues with regards to the TGP of the Trane system not...
  9. Thread: Trane Rover

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    careful

    So, If you understand what Rover is and how to use it then I suggest that you get your company to purchase it. It is useful but you can screw up alot of things with it. The only way to get to the...
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    YES YES

    Hmm... The older I get the dumber I am. I see stuff that I wrote and say I wonder how many techs came back to fix this crap? It's a good wake up once in a while.

    Cheers,
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    C'mon Shiff

    I agree that the Home office wants you to use their code but when was the day they wrote code for anywhere but BG? In SoCal we don't have freezing winters. We don't need freeze stats we don't have...
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    clarification

    You posted that you were going t otry to access the MEC through the MMI port on the MEC. This can only be done with an analog modem. these panels along with the MBC's are picky the older the more...
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    I feel your pain

    Not sure what the power isue is maybe an undersized transformer. but that would take out all controllers on the xfmer. I recently put a wireless router on my system so I can access all controllers on...
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    ir sensors

    Controldude has my vote. I have only worked on 2 ice rinks and both used the ir sensors. no problems with thos except to get to them in the rafters. pretty accurate.
  15. Thread: Trane job?

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    Can't stop a Trane

    I did a year with Trane. Coming from Siemens with some Andover experience I was a little frustrated with the limitations of the platform, lots of cookie cutter stuff. I do like the central plant...
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    modem replacement?

    I would echo the garbage on the phone line as the #1 culprit but:

    This can also happen when you replace an old modem with a new modem. I have seen this when trying to connect to a site with a...
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    Trane information

    I recently worked for Trane and left for a new job. I would be happy to answer any questions that I can. I have been in controls since 1997. Siemens, Adover and Trane. Look up my email on my profile...
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    any specific items?

    Any specific things you need help on?
  19. Thread: Job Opp.

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    simsd is right

    I am sure that they have told you that they will send you to school and that Mr. senior control guy will be a phone call away. Then the truth comes out. They expect you to "work through" the problem,...
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    Rover

    I would just contact Trane directly for Rover. They will sell you the software. You should also get a laptop for the Rover software you can install it on the front end but being able to be in the...
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    reboot

    You may want to cycle power on the 581. I have had them lock up for one reason or another. Cycling power has worked for me. also, if the com cable is damaged the front end will not see the...
  22. Thread: New Controls

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    yes the arm pit of california, Bako

    It's nice and hot here. Who would be asking?
  23. Thread: New Controls

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    agreed amigo

    I am now waiting at the edge of my seat to know what existing DDC system is installed. Please tell us! We want to help but need information.

    Cheers,
    Matt
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    hyper terminal

    As stated above yes you can. I work on Trane controls now but I miss the days of hyper terminal and doing anything I wanted to with no proprietary software. With a good site setup with good point...
  25. Thread: hospitals

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    From install to service

    I have worked in the industry since 1997. I have worked as a control tech at Siemens and a smaller company Advanced Automated Systems. Performing installations of automation systems for hospitals,...
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