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    How to establish communications between a SEPAM ACE969 module and a G3200 gateway

    Issue
    Establishing communication connection between ACE969 and G3200

    Product Line 
    ACE969
    G3200

    Resolution
    The ACE969 communications module only supports 2-wire RS485 communications while the G3200 may communication with either 2-wire or 4-wire RS-485 connections. The ACE969 module has terminal A and B while the G3200 has terminals TX+(1), TX-(2), RX+(3), RX-(4) and shield(5). The shielding wire must only be connected at one end of the daisy chain. Also on the G3200 are 6 dip switches. In order to properly establish communications between the ACE969 and the G3200 the wiring, dip switches, and programming must be correct.

    Terminal A on the ACE969 connects to terminal TX- (2) on the G3200
    Terminal B on the ACE969 connects to terminal TX+(1) on the G3200
    The 6 dip switches must be configured to allow for 2 wire communications and are arranged as follows:
    1 = Off
    2 = On
    3 = On
    4 = On
    5 = On
    6 = On

    Also one must log into the G3200 to configure the programming for 2-wire. To log into the G3200, open Internet Explorer and enter the IP address into the URL bar.
    The default IP parameters are as follows:
    IP: 169.254.0.10
    Subnet: 255.255.0.0
    Gateway: 0.0.0.0

    Username = Administrator
    Password = G3200

    Once logged into the G3200 click on Setup > Serial Port. This is where the programmable communication parameters are set the physical interface to RS-485 2-wire. The default baud rate for the ACE969 is 19200 and the default parity is even. These parameters are adjustable from within the SEPAM software SFT2841.

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