Serial port capture - Metasys - LIT-12013150 - System Integration - Modbus Vendor Integration - 10.1 - 9.0.7

Network Engine Commissioning for Modbus Vendor Integration Application Note

Brand
Metasys
Product name
Modbus Vendor Integration
Document type
Application Note
Document number
LIT-12013150
Version
10.1
9.0.7
Revision date
2021-03-03
Language
English

About this task

Note: The NAE85 model does not support diagnostic mode at the serial port. Use the USB port capture method instead.
Note: The SNE and SNC do not have a built in RS-232 interface. To enable RS-232 communication, use the certified ACC-USBRS232-0 USB-to-RS-232 adapter. Refer to SNE/SNC Product Bulletin (LIT-12013296) for ordering information.

Procedure

  1. To activate diagnostic mode, connect a null modem cable between the computer's serial port and the NxE port (RS232C A or RS232C B), or connect the certified ACC-USBRS232-0 USB-to-RS-232 adapter to the SNE or SNC and then connect a null modem cable between the computer's serial port and the adapter.
  2. Start a compatible serial communication program on the computer, for example, HyperTerminal or PuTTY. Configure the communication settings for the diagnostic messages according to the values in Table 1.
    Table 1. Diagnostic port settings
    Identifier Available for Connection Comment
    0

    All models

    - No serial diagnostic output
    1

    All NxE models

    SNExxxxx

    SNCxxxxx

    RS-232C (A)

    USB-to-RS232 adapter

    USB-to-RS232 adapter

    Communication parameters:

    115200 bits per second

    8 data bits

    no parity

    1 stop bit

    You can only use the ports if they are not used for serial communication with third party equipment.

    2

    NxE3xxx

    NxE4xxx

    NAE55xx

    SNExxxxx

    SNCxxxxx

    RS-232C (B)

    RS-232C (B)

    RS-232C (B)

    USB-to-RS232 adapter

    USB-to-RS232 adapter

    3

    NxE3xxx

    NxE4xxx

    NxE55xxx

    SNExxxxx

    SNCxxxxx

    FC Bus

    FC Bus

    FC Bus A

    FC Bus A

    FC Bus

    4

    NCE251x

    NIE291x

    NxE55xx

    SNE2xxxx

    FC Bus

    FC Bus

    FC Bus B

    FC Bus B

  3. Drag the Modbus integration object from the navigation panel to the display panel, and click the Hardware tab.
  4. Click Edit, and then click the browse button to open the Vendor Configuration Data parameter list. In the Modify List dialog box:
    1. Set parameter 7 to Y (yes) or A (advanced).
    2. Specify parameter 8 as in Table 1.
      Figure 1. Serial port diagnostic example: RTU (left) and TCP (right)

  5. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.
  6. Click Save on the Hardware tab to save the Modbus integration object. Diagnostic mode begins.
  7. Capture data for approximately 10 minutes, then disable diagnostic mode by again opening the Vendor Configuration Data parameter list. Set parameter 7 to N (No) and save the change.
  8. Save the captured log as a text file.
  9. Disconnect the cable from the serial port.
  10. Use a text editor to review the log file. The log file includes all the information related to the integration and communication traffic in hexadecimal format.