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    Did this do it for you BigGuy?

    Did this do it for you BigGuy?
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    I luv ya but not enough to get my laptop out on a...

    I luv ya but not enough to get my laptop out on a weekend... hehe.
    It reminds me of a block in kitControl that takes a numeric and spits out a series of binary outputs. I cant remember the name....
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    Maybe it is enumerated? If you look at the object...

    Maybe it is enumerated? If you look at the object in the slot view, you can get some clues at to what makes the slot tick. It will have a description that says something like "baja:string". That...
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    Most anything can be exposed as a slot in...

    Most anything can be exposed as a slot in wiresheet view. Pin the slot in the wire sheet, and link a boolean schedule to it.
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    I totally want to do this. It is the thrill of...

    I totally want to do this. It is the thrill of going where I am not supposed to go.... usefulness be darned!
  6. You did the full PT range with 11 data points?...

    You did the full PT range with 11 data points? The software extrapolated the rest with only that? Pretty neat.
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    I know this is possible, I have done this before....

    I know this is possible, I have done this before. Poke around in the AX Propert sheet long enough and you will find it.
    I did have an issue when I made the changes on one station, and none of the...
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    Just a quick read... I will be a little...

    Just a quick read... I will be a little forthright and direct here....
    Good if you can keep a single job for more than a year...
    Your AC experience is about 1 year total. Most AC jobs want 5 years...
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    I dunno either. I have a JACE at 4.8 with 10 MSTP...

    I dunno either. I have a JACE at 4.8 with 10 MSTP devices on an N2 trunk, most of which are offline (construction) and 250 points and it does fine. Not a great example at all. Super slow 9600 baud,...
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    There is a thread on the Distech forums started...

    There is a thread on the Distech forums started in January that this is an issue. Maybe it was not on Distech's radar anyhow, but it seems hard to think they would not know. Same for Niagara Central,...
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    Thanks for the update! So at both 4.8 and 4.7,...

    Thanks for the update!
    So at both 4.8 and 4.7, the JACE is running the onboard MSTP trunks, no routers?
    Before it was crashing and after it is at 10%-ish?
    Yowza!
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    Curious to hear how this turned out. I have a...

    Curious to hear how this turned out.
    I have a sales Lackey who loves specifically stating in his proposals that we will put in the latest rev of Niagara version 4.8 for you... blah blah. I told him...
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    You need access to the 8.1 Branch Purchase...

    You need access to the 8.1 Branch Purchase Package, it has the appropriate images and NUT tool to update the firmware. These items are not downloadable on the web unless someone who has these...
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    I live up to my autosignature... sometimes I...

    I live up to my autosignature... sometimes I overacheive... [emoji846]
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    If the controller has a white cover and says...

    If the controller has a white cover and says Facility explorer then yes.
    CCT is for the grey and blue controllers.
    PCT is for the white controllers.
    They are identical, but will not open each...
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    CCT

    CCT
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    If you have something to add please do so. There...

    If you have something to add please do so. There is not much I remember on American Auto Matrix, or TRANE specifically. But adding something about Siemens or JCI can also be helpful.
    The value is in...
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    I prefer 'clean up hitter'. That's what I call...

    I prefer 'clean up hitter'. That's what I call myself. Clear the bases with a home run. [emoji106]
    You can use that if you like. [emoji846]
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    I love this. I get to pick up tricks if the last...

    I love this. I get to pick up tricks if the last guy didnt suck. If he did, I get to blame him as I sort his stuff out. I can only survive on that for so long... so there is a little pressure to...
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    So glad I always wait to put in the new rev...

    So glad I always wait to put in the new rev...
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    They do not have that written that I know of....

    They do not have that written that I know of. They told me that on the phone, I asked where that was written.... then after hemming, hawing, and topic changing they finally said it wasn't.
    And...
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    I like the router Idea. Also reducing the baud...

    I like the router Idea. Also reducing the baud rate from 76.8 to 38.4 gives you a little extra room. A little.
    Distech recommends no more than 120 to 125 on a JACE, no matter the license. You are...
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    Reckles is the local Alerton remote dial in guy....

    Reckles is the local Alerton remote dial in guy. You should PM him.
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    You are a genius! Hehe [emoji106]

    You are a genius! Hehe [emoji106]
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    Is that what happened? I always wondered why the...

    Is that what happened? I always wondered why the superior Betamax format was not more widely supported.
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    They are not paying for your licenses, they are...

    They are not paying for your licenses, they are reimbursing you for your R&D into developing their product and tech support.
    Guaranteed they will know the answer when it comes up now that you gave...
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    Woah, taking you back huh JCIMan? I thought I was...

    Woah, taking you back huh JCIMan? I thought I was really dating myself there... hehe
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    And any GOOD JCI guy can make 30 to 50% more...

    And any GOOD JCI guy can make 30 to 50% more anywhere else.
    If you want to know you have a place to work, and it is hard to get fired, stay with JCI. If you want to trust and enjoy the people you...
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    Maybe one more...

    Maybe one more...
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    I actually edited this down... believe it or not.

    I actually edited this down... believe it or not.
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    You may also want to go to the trouble of...

    You may also want to go to the trouble of upgrading the station to N4 in the supervisor and using if you can make the integration happen. It is a rather long and expensive diagnostic, but it may...
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    I have posted about JCI a number of times....

    I have posted about JCI a number of times. Knowing the techs last 5 years, plan on 3 to 4 and a half and get what you can in that time.
    Decent product, toxic environment
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    The possibility of having everything go down is...

    The possibility of having everything go down is the reason we do not reccomend using comms for drives. If LON does not go down completely, that seems to sidestepnthat issue largely.
    I have to be...
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    I was doing Air Balancing for our company on a...

    I was doing Air Balancing for our company on a Job where our sheet metal crew had installed the duct work and placed the units. The Sheet metal crew were all of them pot smokers, were quite open...
  35. You need to narrow down the quote for me to...

    You need to narrow down the quote for me to understand the question please. Sorry
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    I agree with you there, but with no added...

    I agree with you there, but with no added exposure to the increased risk of failure, maybe simple IO does not need to? Simple IO - Being a closed ecosystem of A controller and A VFD means that you...
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    I have plenty of systems that have been working...

    I have plenty of systems that have been working for 10+ years. Even quite reliably. I think the thrust here is that everything is cool until suddenly it isn't... then what will the system do under...
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    So true.

    So true.
  39. So the raise in common mode voltage is likely...

    So the raise in common mode voltage is likely shared by all the devices on the trunk that are powered by that 500va supply. I see it because I am tied to the JACE panel that is not making that...
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    Hehe. Touche... I got throwed in the deep end...

    Hehe. Touche...
    I got throwed in the deep end and am now apparently the president LON expert... not because I know anything, but because the bar is low. I know enough to have a healthy respect for...
  41. I really appreciate the responses. I been Scoping...

    I really appreciate the responses. I been Scoping everything in sight for the last 2 weeks or so. I am pretty sure the last thing I posted was messy because of operator error - my bad. Likely a...
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    Would it be too much trouble for you to...

    Would it be too much trouble for you to transcribe it out of the picture? Hehe- that is so annoying. :-)
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    I had a contractor literally blow himself up on a...

    I had a contractor literally blow himself up on a drive repair. Scorch marks, hospitalization, the whole thing. He was in a hospital when he did it... which helped. In the process of destroying the...
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    You will likely get more traffic here. But I am...

    You will likely get more traffic here. But I am the sort to go through the help wanted threads and post a reminder that there is a controls jobs thread.... just because. I am a little OCD sometimes.
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    I did bulletin board chats over HAM Radio... we...

    I did bulletin board chats over HAM Radio... we called it Packet Racket.
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    I think VAEngineer put a link to that thread. We...

    I think VAEngineer put a link to that thread. We beat that topic to death already. I think the consensus was basically 'Can and should are different things'. Especially when business dynamics are...
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    There is a control sales forum too. Sometimes...

    There is a control sales forum too. Sometimes people put want ads in there...
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    I seem to remember that if a modem gets a call,...

    I seem to remember that if a modem gets a call, it goes busy if it does not get a handshake from another modem. That is going back a bit.
    You not only need a modem, but a computer to drive it......
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    There was a significant thread on getting into...

    There was a significant thread on getting into controls here:

    https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?2215117-Why-so-hard-to-get-into-controls

    Not short, but a lot of good suggestions there. ...
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    I guess the idea is that the comms are more...

    I guess the idea is that the comms are more reliable since there is only the 2 things on the bus? The controller and the drive?
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