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    What is the recommended serial port configuration when connecting a Powerlink G3 Controller to an EGX150 (Link150)?

    Issue
    During installation, the EGX150 may need to be configured to communicate with the Powerlink controller.

    Product Line
    EGX150 (Link 150)
    Powerlink G3 controller (NF1000, NF3000)

    Environment
    Installation and setup

    Resolution
    Configuring to communicate via RS-485
    Wire RS-485 connection as follows:


    Powerlink Serial Settings
    Address:
    Baud Rate:
    Parity: Even
    Mode: 7-bit ASCII

    EGX150 Serial Port Settings
    Mode: Master
    Physical Interface: RS485 2-wire
    Transmission Mode: Modbus ASCII
    Baud Rate: 
    Stop bits: 1 bit
    Response Timeout: 2 seconds


    Configuring to communicate via RS-232
    Wire RS-232 connection as follows:


    Powerlink Serial Settings
    Address:
    Baud Rate: 
    Parity: Even
    Mode: 7-bit ASCII

    EGX150 Serial Port Settings
    Mode: Master
    Physical Interface: RS232
    Transmission Mode: Modbus ASCII
    Baud Rate:
    Stop bits: 1 bit
    Response Timeout: 2 seconds


    Once both of the devices are configured, the Powerlink device needs to be added to the EGX150's device list.
    To add the Powerlink device to the EGX150:
    1. Navigate to the Configuration & Settings tab
    2. Select Device List on the left-hand side of the screen
    3. Enter a Device Name and then specify the Local ID to be the Address set in the Powerlink device

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