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    WTF is it mining bitcoins in the background?? ...

    WTF is it mining bitcoins in the background??

    I don't interface with our Siemens guys much, but have heard them whine about what a resource hog this is.
  2. It's a &%#@& error alight. Two USB ports and a...

    It's a &%#@& error alight. Two USB ports and a 232 port later, isolation is the only way I roll. I don't have the time to screw around with mobos. Killing WB licenses in the change is icing on the...
  3. Get an isolated interface. Mix up the grounded...

    Get an isolated interface. Mix up the grounded conductor on a controller can put 24vac on the shield of the 232 or usb connector. bye bye laptop port.
  4. Bleed issue was only the start of this fiasco. ...

    Bleed issue was only the start of this fiasco. The real issue, IMHO, is even when the original tech got stumped (all been there at one point), called in the "experts" and they pissed around for...
  5. 1. Get a meter with LoZ function and testing...

    1. Get a meter with LoZ function and testing TRIACs is a simple as measuring any other voltage. Sure they cost more, but they are one hell of a deal compared to pissing around for 18+hrs on a...
  6. So not only did you spend a crap load of time on...

    So not only did you spend a crap load of time on a floating point actuator, Trane pissed away another 18hrs? Who is the poor bastard getting stuck with this bill?



    Well I wouldn't get too...
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    Under chart builder you don't have this option? ...

    Under chart builder you don't have this option? What version of AX?
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    Under Histories, add the charts you want then use...

    Under Histories, add the charts you want then use the drop down and change the type to discrete line chart.
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    Here is how I have a basic one setup.

    Here is how I have a basic one setup.
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    Off memory, you need to turn on modbus (+...

    Off memory, you need to turn on modbus (+ pass-thru if you want to talk to the boilers) in the Aerco panel.

    Aerco is slave, jace master. We used the RS-232 port and not the 485 network between...
  11. You seem to be missing what these gents are...

    You seem to be missing what these gents are politely telling you. Without a full ALC chain from webctrl to the field devices your going to be crippled. You might be able to give them a good working...
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    Did a few of them and they where pretty straight...

    Did a few of them and they where pretty straight forward. Here is the register list and manual.

    C-More..... Every time I see that I picture Homer Simpson saying "Cmore, butts".
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    Nice. Why bother keeping the customer with...

    Nice.

    Why bother keeping the customer with good people & service, let's lock em up with our bull crap hardware.

    My days would be short lived at this joint.
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    ?!? Have you ever controlled one of these...

    ?!?

    Have you ever controlled one of these units? You need the dampers....
  15. and 1psi on the system dp sensor is not 1psi on...

    and 1psi on the system dp sensor is not 1psi on the control valve. You need to figure in all the pressure drops in the circuit. The coil, balance valve, piping, and control valve will share that...
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    I know their new GM. He came from the Trend /...

    I know their new GM. He came from the Trend / Alerton group in Redmond where he was the GM for the last ~5 years. He was a pretty good guy to deal with while he was there.
  17. Thread: BBMD vs VPN

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    Nice. Got to be a hell of easier than dinking...

    Nice.

    Got to be a hell of easier than dinking around with 50 BBMD tables each time they change up the addressing scheme.
  18. Thread: BBMD vs VPN

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    Did the openVPN server require an external IP or...

    Did the openVPN server require an external IP or is that also behind NAT?
  19. Thread: BBMD vs VPN

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    You can put a Bentley logo on a pinto and its...

    You can put a Bentley logo on a pinto and its still a turd. SOHO market is willing to reboot monthly or weekly for a <$100 router. A commercial control system that requires reliable communications...
  20. Thread: BBMD vs VPN

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    How long have you had this setup and do the cheap...

    How long have you had this setup and do the cheap routers require periodic reboots?

    At home I gave up on all these cheapies even with ddwrt or tomoato running on them because they simply cannot...
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    Not sure why you would bother much. A vykon jace...

    Not sure why you would bother much. A vykon jace is the same as disctech or any other for the most part. Just make sure they don't lock down the license with something simple in the spec like:
    ...
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    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=windows+DUN

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=windows+DUN
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    Config tools, depends on what exactly is below...

    Config tools, depends on what exactly is below the Jace. Typically no, you donít get them. Some OEMs have config tools for the Jace and then yes you would have them. If you have OEM controls...
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    Ditto. I would like to hear from the Tbox...

    Ditto.

    I would like to hear from the Tbox haters how their multi-vendor software/hardware solution competes?

    Is it available via 57 flavors of suppliers, hardware & software? Aka can anyone buy...
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    So does Loytec have drivers now for N2 and Cbus?

    So does Loytec have drivers now for N2 and Cbus?
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    They do, and ever since we have used them I have...

    They do, and ever since we have used them I have never had that smell of roached windings.

    Check functional devices. They have 50, 100, and 500va with built-in breakers. Its silly to use...
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    I think its a MN6110A1201/U with the top cover...

    I think its a MN6110A1201/U with the top cover removed.
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    I tried this in 3.6 and its was a no go. The...

    I tried this in 3.6 and its was a no go. The tags only import into the supervisor not another Jace. Not sure if they changed this or not.
  29. That would be my plan of attack.

    That would be my plan of attack.
  30. Crap water in the system is a huge issue for...

    Crap water in the system is a huge issue for these style of valves. I hate globe and other plug valves because of this. You might be able to free it up temporally but they almost always stick again...
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    If you want to make a buzzer, then this will work...

    If you want to make a buzzer, then this will work nicely. For a relay, not so much.
  32. I would check the install manuals. Most...

    I would check the install manuals. Most controllers I have seen that use the AC common as the RS-485 reference, require it to be earth grounded.
  33. Thread: Snow Melt

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    (a) sounds screwed unless your sensor is -35F. ...

    (a) sounds screwed unless your sensor is -35F. It is a 10k2 sensor.
    (c) I have them setup as 2,000,000 to 5,000ohms = 0-100% wet.
    (d) Its a electric heater and needs go-go juice. 24vac and we...
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    And then you can explain why half the features...

    And then you can explain why half the features they used and became familiar with 963 are not available on the web client.
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    News to me if it is something they added that. ...

    News to me if it is something they added that. The release notes states nothing about this...

    If it where me I would toss 963 in the bin and drop a Jace at the sites. Problem solved!
  36. Thread: RTD Question

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    Sounds like 1K platinum RTD ...

    Sounds like 1K platinum RTD

    http://www.inteccontrols.com/pdfs/i-100-1k_rt.pdf
  37. I would be somewhat surprised if you couldn't...

    I would be somewhat surprised if you couldn't find a stepper driver that would accept 0-10vdc.

    It would have to be programmable I assume so you can setup number of coils & configuration, steps...
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    Pretty sure you cannot. You can use a remote SQL...

    Pretty sure you cannot. You can use a remote SQL server, but several copies of 963 cannot share the same DB.
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    Yea I really hate a product that is constantly...

    Yea I really hate a product that is constantly improving and adding new features...

    WTF
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    What are you the sales rep for bacnet lookout?

    What are you the sales rep for bacnet lookout?
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    >I was more worried about taking some classes and...

    >I was more worried about taking some classes and not having rights to have the software and such

    You can bet your rear that will be exactly the problem if your not signed up with 99% of the...
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    Huh... Not shocking I guess to find a few...

    Huh...

    Not shocking I guess to find a few spyders caught in a web of $hit.

    We should score these in a proper controls WOS. Extra points added if you can get the installing contractor's logo,...
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    Don't forget to search the forum... This...

    Don't forget to search the forum...

    This question comes up weekly and has be answered in great lengths a few hundred times.
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    Really? 167 of these little guys? ...

    Really? 167 of these little guys?

    http://www.critternook.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Ferret.jpg

    There's your problem, these bastards are going to destroy all the wiring!

    Sorry I couldn't...
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    Assembly code...maybe. Even that has different...

    Assembly code...maybe. Even that has different processor specific instructions. It would take a fair deal of effort from all the manufactures to support a common language and they have little (or...
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    525431

    525431
  47. Thread: CSE-5111

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    Check both sides for an 'E' followed by 6 digits...

    Check both sides for an 'E' followed by 6 digits or so. If its UL listed, you may be able to use that to track down who made it.

    It may be in silk screen (white lettering) or it may be in the...
  48. Thread: CSE-5111

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    Holy cheap a$$ controller batman. That is the...

    Holy cheap a$$ controller batman. That is the most spartan VAV controller I have ever seen.

    Almost looks standalone, can it even be networked??

    Not a clue who made it.
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    obsolete, but not unavailable. ...

    obsolete, but not unavailable.

    http://www.venstar.com/Thermostats/TIB515/
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    This is not much of an issue for BMS. Nothing...

    This is not much of an issue for BMS. Nothing moves all that fast.


    Many of the OEMs that offer Ethernet based unitary controllers have two ports with a built in switch. So they basically are a...
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