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    FX 40 Manual

    Does anyone have a pdf copy of the manual for an fx40. The little one that comes with it, with the wiring diagrams. I am trying to do mod and n2 on one and need the wiring diagram to ensure where to tie the modbus.
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    It won't work on a 40, you'll need a 60. 40's only have one rs485 port and is not expandable. 60's come with one but you can get an expansion card for two more.

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    That is what I thought but I read somewhere about someone doing it and I was not 100% sure.
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    So I am hosed there is no way to bring in a RM7800 burner interface into the jace.
    "It's always controls"

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    There is a second com port on the FX40, but it is RS232 not RS485. You would need a converter, but it should work.

    Or you could use a converter to go from the rs485 to IP and use the modbus tcp/ip instead of serial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by checkvalve View Post
    There is a second com port on the FX40, but it is RS232 not RS485. You would need a converter, but it should work.

    Or you could use a converter to go from the rs485 to IP and use the modbus tcp/ip instead of serial.
    I though both of them were on the same COM port?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddcfreek View Post
    I though both of them were on the same COM port?
    Its the lower rj-45. You will have to make it. I cant remember the pinout off the top of my head.

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    I think checkvalve is refering to using an ethernet to rs-485 device (router ?) that get connected to the LAN (TCP/IP) and the other side goes to the RS-485 device. I have heard of them but I don't know if you can load a driver for modbus into an FX-40.

    Hoping for answer on the modbus.

    skwsproul, do you still need the pdf for the install manual ?

    email in profile if ya do.
    If sense were so common everyone would have it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddy-b View Post
    Its the lower rj-45. You will have to make it. I cant remember the pinout off the top of my head.
    Yes, but I thought you could only use one at a time?

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    you probably already have it

    look under C:\%Niagara_Installation_Folder%\docs\MtgWiring\JA CE-403

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddcfreek View Post
    Yes, but I thought you could only use one at a time?
    Nope, I have a 485 N2 bus and modbus pluging away together on several 40's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddcfreek View Post
    Yes, but I thought you could only use one at a time?
    Upon further review, I use lon not n2 on the 403's/40's at the buildings with modbus. Freek may be right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddy-b View Post
    Upon further review, I use lon not n2 on the 403's/40's at the buildings with modbus. Freek may be right.
    That's what freeks are for, right??

    They show different leds for COM1 (serial port) and COM2 (rs485 port). Looks like I am wrong...

    I may be thinking about the modems...

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