How to download network configuration to Xenta 280/300 (with /N/P) through RS-232 port in Vista 5?

Issue

  1. When using RS-232 port to download Menta program, the neuron ID of I/O modules can't be downloaded.
  2. When downloading Menta program to Xenta 280/300 (with /N/P) through RS-232 port, the LED besides Service Pin flashes red. When plug OP onto the controller, only “No Answer” shows.

Product Line

TAC Vista

Environment

  • Vista 5
  • Xenta programmable controllers
  • Xenta 280, 281, 282, 283, 300, 301, 302, 401, 401:B
  • Xenta I/O modules

Cause

The network configuration can't be downloaded through RS-232 port.

Resolution

When downloading Menta program to Xenta 280/300 (with /N/P) through RS-232 port in Vista 5, the normal method can't download the network configuration information to the controller, such like the blueprint, the neuron ID of controller and I/O modules. Then the following steps can be followed:

  1. Create the Xenta 280/300 controller in the Workstation. The LTA interface can be the Xenta Server, Loytec port or Echelon Port. It does not matter.
  2. Assign the Menta file to the Xenta 280/300 controller. Also manually type the neuron IDs of the controller and I/O modules in the Workstation.
  3. Right click on the Xenta controller and click “Edit” to open the Menta interface.
  4. Press F12 and “Online” button to download the Menta program into Xenta 280/300 controller.

The controller or I/O modules should work fine now.