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    Chiller controlled by a George Foreman grill

    Ha! I almost spit out my coffee while reading that one! :putergreet:
  2. Thread: Service tool 5

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    What I found

    Not my area, but some searching showed me this document:

    ftp://ftp.mingledorffs.com/Tech_Service/3V_Contractor_CD/3V%20Information/Pricing/3V_PricePages.pdf
    which shows CEAS121367-07 being the...
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    airnowapi.org

    I certainly can't figure out how to get the air quality readings. The provider site changed and then changed again. The last time that I checked, it was now with airnowapi.org where you have to...
  4. Wow, that was easy. Thank you for directing me...

    Wow, that was easy. Thank you for directing me there!
  5. Good luck indeed

    I agree with the "good luck in stopping them" quote.

    I'm an in-house industrial controls engineed who does BMS and regular controls, and it is very difficult to keep network connected machines...
  6. R2 binary "delay on" needed

    Man, I hate to post on such an old thread, but I'm not familiar with the R2 world, and I need a "delay on" function on a binary line.

    I have a BI that's driving an autodialer, and I want to put a...
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    Yeah, it's cold

    Also here in Eastern Pennsylvania and to add a twist to the coldness, we're apparently experiencing a bit of a gas shortage, both natural gas and propane.

    How that can happen when our state is...
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    Firmware

    Firmware is a form of software, but I certainly wouldn't classify all software as firmware. Actually, I would classify very little software as firmware.

    I'd say that firmware is 'embedded...
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    Nest issues

    Apparently Nest thought that it was a good idea to automatically push out firmware updates to their deployed products, without their customer's knowledge....
    ...
  10. Cooling in Antartica

    Interestingly enough, I just read an article yesterday about cooling electronics in Antartica, and how the dry air makes it difficult.
    ...
  11. Replacement parts

    And I already posted that CarbonBrush makes a drop-in replacement for the TI product. Why wouldn't they just buy that? Odd.
  12. I've never seen it work

    Late reply here, but we've never gotten a USB<->Parallel port adapter to work with a HASP or any other parallel port hardware key, and we tried about three different adapters. Apparently the...
  13. No personal experience

    I personally don't know anything about the product, but there are some on eBay, and I see that a drop-in replacement module is listed here:

    http://www.carbonbrush.com/replacementmodule.pdf
  14. Thread: Network Hub

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    Linksys quality

    I've been having failure problems with the smaller four and eight port, blue Linksys switches for years. As matter of fact, I just swapped another one out last week. I had a report of...
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    I too use Oracle VirtualBox

    I too use Oracle VirtualBox for XP and although I'm running on a decent i5 machine with 8GB of RAM, running a few apps on both the Win7 and XP side with really kill that machine as it gets low on...
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    Sorry to hear

    Sorry to hear the sad news Osiyo, and I can't imagine the anguish that you're feeling. :(

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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    Only older versions

    Here's some documentation for WebCtrl version five, but I couldn't find anything newer out there:
    http://www.airsystemsinc.com/materials/techdocs/WEBCTRL.pdf
  18. I wasn't going to post here, but....

    I wasn't going to post here, but I wanted to let this forum know that I think very highly of you all. (I grew up around Pittsburgh, so I should say yinz.)

    I'm not a real HVAC guy, just an...
  19. Partial success

    Well, I sort of have success....

    After reading the help files about Tuning Policy, I created a new tuning policy and set the "Max Write Time" to ten minutes.
    423711

    Now, when I cycle power on...
  20. Tuning Policy

    Thanks for the tip MatrixTransform. I found the tuning policy (it was using the Default Policy), but the settings seem to indicate that the device should write when it comes back up:
    423581

    I...
  21. Ax/ G3 Digital Output on Modbus/TCP device stays off after power cycle

    I have a Moxa ioLogix Modbus/TCP I/O device that I'm using to grab some inputs and drive some outputs on my Niagara AX Version 3.6.47 system.

    I just discovered that if I cycle power to the...
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    About those Modbus groups

    These groups are the data areas that are associated with the different "Function Codes" that Modbus uses.

    Wiki actually has a decent breakdown of them:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modbus
    ...
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    Gotta check it

    Whenever I'm given an IP address, before connecting my device, the first thing that I do is try to ping it, to make sure that it's not already active on the network. I have caught a few that were...
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    Thanks for the follow-up

    Thanks for the follow-up Merkas. I'll have to take a look at their new "ICC Configuratiuon Studio" software.

    Our XLTR unit has been rock solid for at least several months now.
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    I used an XLTR-1000

    I used an ICC XLTR-1000 last year to interface a Sullair air compressor with our BMS system via Modbus.

    I didn't use the Siemen's FLN SLave protocol, but I was impressed by the device. It's...
  26. Thread: Serial Server

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    We use both Moxa and Lantronix

    We use both Moxa and various Lantronix devices throughout our plants for serial to IP conversion.

    We have firmware for some of the Lantronix devices which translates RS485 Modbus into Modbus/TCP. ...
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    Interesting

    Interesting. I never checked the license on our Schneider TAC "G3" server, but it shows this:


    Brand
    brandId = TAC
    accept.station.in = *
    accept.station.out = *
    ...
  28. Use Obix

    As gowiththeflow mentions, we use the Obix driver to share some points between our R2 server and our G3/AX server. It's an almost seamless way to access points from the other machine.
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    I agree with TCF

    I gotta agree with TCF. It's much easier to learn after you watch how ALC does the system programming.

    I learned ALC from watching over the technician who came in, and then started making...
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    Unless you're attempting to view an ALC system,...

    Unless you're attempting to view an ALC system, which works ONLY with Internet Explorer, apparently due to their usage of ActiveX components. (Well, I can use Firefox with IE Tab, but that's...
  31. Non-Compliant?

    Now this sounds interesting! Any more details for the unwashed masses?
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    Sketchup (not ketchup)

    Which app is also by Google? http://www.floorplanner.com seems to be a web based service, and not associated with Google. I'm confused (as usual...)

    I've started using Sketchup at home (I need...
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    Update on failed OPC points

    As an update to anyone who happened to be following this situation, it appears that we now have the points working.

    As discussed elsewhere on here, the 3.6.47 release of AX had some improvements...
  34. Electrical tape

    Am I the only one who prefers to cut their electrical tape (usually with dikes) instead of ripping it? I'm a desk jockey, so maybe I'd do differently if I was an installer and had limited time,...
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    Isn't that the truth! :grin2: They have...

    Isn't that the truth! :grin2: They have officially morphed into a mobile phone sales store, but I'm thankful that they at least still carry some electronic parts.
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    A number to call

    According to a recent email that I got from Tridium Tech support, they said:

    > If you need to find a different Niagara supplier, we recommend you
    > give Schneider a shout at (815) 637-3000. ...
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    Depends on the instructor

    From what I hear, the class depends greatly on the instructor....

    My supervisor had JCI training in Arizona last year and it was not so good, but this year he had a class in Baltimore and said...
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    Vykon AX Supervisor upgrade problems

    I've been having OPC problems on our "G3" server which is running Niagara-3.6.31 and it was suggested over on niagara-central that I upgrade to 3.6.47.1 since there have been many fixes. I obtained...
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    Points still dying

    No dice. :gah:

    The points lasted about a day as normal before stopping to update, and not showing any error when they failed. That's quite annoying when you think that the points are okay...
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    batch limit

    That is something that I did not try. I'll give it a shot and see if the points stay alive any longer than they do now.
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    Well, Tektronix (and Fluke) were purchased by...

    Well, Tektronix (and Fluke) were purchased by Danaher ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danaher_Corporation ) so their quality will likely be declining.... Having worked for a company that was...
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    Make it here

    That's even better, but for now I'd settle for "Made in the USA" just to get people back to work!

    I've met a lot of people in Kentucky who work for Toyota, and even though their company profits go...
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    Yup

    Yup, Walmart does have some Made in USA stuff, and I do try to look for those products. I recently was buying some socks there and noticed that with the ones that I was looking at, there were packs...
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    G3 server communication woes (OPC and Obix)

    Dang, I am still losing points, but the failure mode is now different since I turned off "Switch to sync io". Now it doesn't show the read fault errors, but the points just stop updating even though...
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    Made in USA

    I think this is an interesting idea. Sadly, they would likely have problems finding enough products to stock the store with, since the manufacturing of so many things has been shipped out of our...
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    Thanks for the info Sam. I was irked when I...

    Thanks for the info Sam.

    I was irked when I read about UEFI since I'm a big Linux user, so I'm glad to hear that a solution with the pre-bootloader is being developed.

    Jim
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    Switch to sync io

    Not much info on the web out there about this.

    I did see something on Niagara Central, which suggested turning off "Switch to sync io", so I did that.

    So far so good, but I'm not sure how long...
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    AX OPC points getting read failures

    I've been having this problem for a while now, and it seems to be increasing in frequency.

    I have a bunch of points from some PLCs on our Kepware OPC server. In our Niagara AX G3 ( Version 3.6.34...
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    Good to hear about the ALC equipment being truly...

    Good to hear about the ALC equipment being truly BACnet MS/TP compatible now (with the proper drivers loaded). That is a very positive development in my opinion.
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    We have a tender too

    As a fellow railfan, a group I'm a member of ( the RCT&HS http://readingrailroad.org ) also has a tender, former Reading 90691.

    They are restoring it now, but I'm not sure what they did for a...
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