coupling cond pvc expn 50mm

Solid Fittings - PVC, Expansion Couplings - Flexible, 50mm

Catalogue Number: F251/50
coupling cond pvc expn 50mm
Colour: Grey
Colour: Per UOM Std.
  • Grey 1 PCE
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Specifications

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Product brand
Clipsal
REACh free of SVHC
Yes
EU RoHS Directive
Pro-active compliance (Product out of EU RoHS legal scope)
Toxic heavy metal free
Yes
Mercury free
Yes
RoHS exemption information
Yes
China RoHS Regulation
 Pro-active China RoHS declaration (out of China RoHS legal scope)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I get the 251/50 in orange?

No. Unfortunately, the 251/50 is the only one that comes in grey.

For further information please visit https://www.clipsal.com/Trade/Products/ProductDetail?catno=251/50



 

What are the part numbers of slip type expansion couplings?

Slip Type Expansion Couplings are available from 16mm through to 50mm.The part numbers of slip type expansion coupling are as follows:
16mm = 251/16
20mm = 251/20 *
25mm = 251/25 *
32mm = 251/32
40mm = 251/40 *
* = only available in Grey
Where long conduit runs are likely to be exposed to wide variations in temperature, it is recommended that expansion couplings be used at each join. It is not recommended that Slip Type Expansion Couplings be used where the conduit run is exposed to the weather. Standard colour is Grey (GY).
Dimension details are attached.
 

What size Clipsal saddles are available?

Size       Ctn Qty     Part Code
16mm    50             261/16
20mm   100            261/20
25mm   100            261/25
32mm    50             261/32
40mm    50             261/40
50mm    20             261/50

What is the part number for a 50mm female and 50mm male bush?

The part number for a 50mm female and 50mm male bush is - 281/50 & 281F50
For further information , visit link below:-
www.clipsal.com/Trade/search-results?q=281/50
https://www.clipsal.com/Trade/search-results?q=281F50
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Why do I get a warning about using a power supply with a 140CRA211xx DIO Adapter?

Title
140CRA211xx DIO Adapter power supply warning
 
Issue
140CRA211xx DIO Adapter power supply warning
 
Product Line
Quantum.
 
Environment
Unity
 
Cause
N/A
 
Resolution
 The purpose of the Warning, is because the 140CRA211xx DIO Adapter has its own built in power supply.
You are cautioned to "DO NOT WIRE THE DIO ADAPTER POWER CONNECTOR WHEN BEING USED THIS WAY"
The two power supplies it can be used with are the 140 CPS 114 00 & 140 CPS 124 00. When the 140CRA211xx DIO Adapter is used with an 8 amp power supply is  will consume approximately 0.5 amps. 
 

FFBSSF4PTD - Are these available in NZ?

Moduline Floorboxes are not available in NZ.

 

What is the code for a 2-gang conversion plate for PDL 500/600 series?

Part code is PDL 538

Is the 801/20R retractable lead still available?

This retractable lead is no longer in our product range and there is no alternative available.

Arc Flash Reduction with SEPAM Zone Selective Interlocking

Issue 
SEPAM does not have arc flash protection

Product Line 
SEPAM 20, SEPAM 40, SEPAM 50, SEPAM 80

Environment 
Limit arc flash to protect equipment and people.

Cause
SEPAM is not design for arc flash protection.

Resolution 

Osisense XS_Obsolete XS1M12PAW01D inductive sensor cross-reference

The obsolete XS1M12PAW01D inductive sensor is replaced in 2015 by the XS912RWPAM12 one. Attached corresponding datasheet.

Osisense XM_Datasheet of the XMLB004A2S11 pressure switch

Please find attached the datasheet of the XMLB004A2S11 pressure switch, which is not a standard switch. Difference with the standard XMLB004A2S12 is the cable entry for terminals PG13.5 instead of ISO M20.

when was the Clipsal Heritage range discontinued ?

The Heritage range was discontinued by Clipsal in November 2014
Some Heritage range products may still be available through the " Classic Electric Switch Company "

What is the smallest Flush Mounting, PDL DBF Series SwitchBoard available?

The DBF10 is the smallest Flush Mounting, DBF Series SwitchBoard.
Please see the attached datasheet for more information of the DBF Series SwitchBoard sizes.

What is the code for an LED compatible Dimmer for Saturn Zen

All Saturn Dimmers have LED ratings but for best performance with LED loads use:
4062ELEDM-TR Dimmer Mechanism, LED, Rotary 220-240V AC 400W, Saturn Series
Plus
Z4062EDIM-KB Saturn Zen knob accessory kit.

Preventa XCS_EAC certificate of the XCS electromechanical switches, including the XCSDMP, XCSDMC and XCSDMR magnetic switches

Please find attached Russian EAC certificate of our XCMD, XCK, ... XCS safety switches, including the XCSDMP/C/R magnetic switches, valid up to January 2020. It replaces the Gost certificate.

What do the Quantum NOE Run light flash patterns mean?

Issue
Quantum NOE Run light flash patterns

Product Line
Modicon Quantum

Resolution
See the chart below for Quantum NOE Run light diagnostics.




 

What is the part number for Blue illuminated pushbutton 240V AC, with 1NO/1NC contacts?

The part number for Blue illuminated push button 240V AC, with 1NO/1NC contacts are ZB5AW363 + ZB5AW0M61 + ZBE102

For further information see:https://eshop.schneider-electric.com/product.aspx?org=21&lang=1&dist=276&prod_id=ZB5AW363:https://eshop.schneider-electric.com/product.aspx?org=21&lang=1&dist=276&prod_id=ZB5AW0M61:https://eshop.schneider-electric.com/product.aspx?org=21&lang=1&dist=276&prod_id=ZBE102

Can Data Recorder information be accessed using the DNP 3.0 protocol?

No, the DNP 3.0 protocol is unable to access the information stored in data recorders.

Use the ION protocol to access historic data in the data recorders.




Last Revised: October 15, 2007
Public
All content © 1992-2007 Schneider Electric


Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL188487 V1.0, Originally authored by KBAdPM on 10/17/2007, Last Edited by KBAdPM on 10/17/2007
Related ranges: ION8800, ION8600, ION7550/ION7650, ION7300, ION8500, ION8400, ION8300, ION7700, ION7500/ION7600

Does the SEPAM Series 20, 40, 80 relay have event recording?

The SEPAM series 20, 40, 80 relay has event recording. The SFT2841 software can be used to configure the number of events.


AEDL3


  • Last Revised: August 26, 2007

    Public

    All content © 1992-2007 Schneider Electric


Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL187772 V2.0, Originally authored by PhHa on 08/27/2007, Last Edited by DaMi on 04/22/2008
Related ranges: Sepam series 80, Sepam series 40, Sepam series 20

WAGES Device Configuration (DEVCON) Utility Instruction Bulletin, 3080IB0701

This Add-on is supported in System Manager Software v 3.3.2.3 and 4.x. All reports require Information Manager.
See attachment:

WAGES_DEVCON_IB.pdf


  • Date Created: April 4, 2008
    Last Revised: May 8, 2008
    Public
    Original Author: RM
    All content © 1992-2008 Schneider Electric

Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL191866 V1.0, Originally authored by PhHa on 05/09/2008, Last Edited by PhHa on 05/09/2008
Related ranges: SMS Add-on

Where can I find dimensions or drawings for the HMI keypad VW3A1101?

Issue:
Looking for dimensions or drawings for the keypad only

Product line:
VW3A1101

Environment:
All serial numbers

Cause:
Not shown online.

Resolution:
See the attached .PDF file with dimensions or the CAD files. 

System Manager Software Admin Utility hangs after putting in the Password and clicking Apply.

This can sometimes occur when currently logged into the server using a Domain account. Log-off Windows with the Domain account and log back in using a local administrator account. Then try running the Admin Utility.
Environment:
System Manager Software v 3.3 or v 4.0

  • Last Revised: September 9, 2007

    Public

    All content © 1992-2007 Schneider Electric


Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL187981 V1.0, Originally authored by PhHa on 09/10/2007, Last Edited by PhHa on 09/10/2007
Related ranges: System Manager 3.3, System Manager 4.0

What is the part number for the power terminal block for the ATV61/71 Frame size 8 drive?

Issue:
What is the part number for the power terminal block for the ATV61/71 Frame size 8 drive?

Product Line:
Altivar ATV61 and ATV71 frame size 8

Environment:
All

Cause:
Inter connection sub assembly connection

Resolution:
The part number is VZ3N1311 and can only be ordered thru Field Services.  
The part number is for the inter connection sub assembly. Included in this part number are the bus bar for the output phases and the input phases, the DC link Bus and the warning labels.

 

What serial communication option cards are available for the 8930 IFD Field drives?

Issue:
What serial communication option cards are available for the 8930 IFD Field drives?

Product Line:
8930 IFD field drive enclosed systems

Environment:
All models, All serial numbers.

Cause:
Customer needs to communicate with a field drive over a serial communication link.

Resolution:
The 8930 IFD Field drive systems do not have serial communication options available.  Consider a customer enclosed drive by our quotations group.  Please contact your local distributor for options.  They can contact their local sales office to engage the custom enclosed drives quotation group.

What depth settings are available for the mounting rails in the new 6U, 9U and 12U NetShelter wall mount cabinets? Do they include rear mounting rails?

Issue:
Installers need to know where the mounting rails can be set, and how many rails are included.

Product Line:
NetShelter WX

Environment:
AR106, AR109, AR112

Cause:
Equipment may have different mounting depths.

Resolution:
Please see the attached file for detailed information.
Currently the AR106, AR109 and AR112 do not ship with rear mounting rails. If rear mounting rails are required please contact Schneider Electric Sales. With quantity, we can pursue an accessory rear rail kit as a custom offering.
 

Metasys Communication with ION7650

Issue
Metasys does not establish communication with an ION7650.  The ION7650 is a replacement for an ION7600.

Product Line
Metasys, Johnson Controls, ION7650

Environment
Metasys, Johnson Controls

Cause
Modbus/TCP is a Modbus protocol variant that defines the packet structure and connection port (port 502) for the industry standard TCP/IP protocol. The Modbus ID for Modbus/TCP communication is 255 in an ION7650 meter while it is 100 for an ION7600.

Resolution
In Metasys the Modbus address should be changed from 100 to 255 which corresponds to the new Modbus ID for ION7650.
 

What is the part number for 4 pole contactor , reversing for 5.5KW , 40A Single phase motor?

The part number for 4 pole contactor , reversing for 5.5KW , 40A Single phase motor are LC1DT60A X 2 + LAD4CM
    LAD4CM

LC1DT60AU7                                                                                                                                                                        D40A to D65A Mechanical Interlock
TeSys D contactor - 4P(4 NO) - AC-1 - <= 440 V 60 A - 240 V AC 50/60 Hz coil

For further information see:
https://eshop.schneider-electric.com/product.aspx?org=21&lang=1&dist=276&prod_id=LC1DT60AU7
https://eshop.schneider-electric.com/product.aspx?org=21&lang=1&dist=276&prod_id=LAD4CM

 

Symmetra PX 250/500 Battery to Power Module Ratio

Issue:
Symmetra PX 250/500 Battery to Power Module Ratio

Product line:
Symmetra PX 250/500

Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers

Cause:
Required battery to power module ratio for a Symmetra PX 250/500

Resolution:

Ratio between numbers of battery shelves and power modules (PM)

Maximum recommended discharge level on the batteries used for Symmetra PX 250/500 is 3CA, where CA means the current (Amps) by which the battery is charged or discharged divided by its Amp-hour (Ah) rating.  The 250kW runtime ratio is 10 PMs to 16 battery shelves resulting in a ratio of 1.6 battery shelf per 1 PM. Need to always round up the number of shelves

Results if ratio is not maintained

In some situations, the Power Modules will attempt to draw power from the batteries and if the ratio is not observed, you will potentially clear fuses in the battery modules and (less likely, but it happened before) burn traces on the battery backplane boards due to the DC inrush current.

 

 

Symmetra PX 250/500: What happens when EPO is activated?

Issue:
Symmetra PX 250/500; What does the EPO (Emergency Power Off) trip
 
Product line:
Symmetra PX 250/500
 
Environment:
All serial numbers
 
Cause:
What occurs when the EPO on a Symmetra PX 250/500 button is engaged?
 
Resolution:
When the EPO is activated, UPS output breaker Q2 and the battery breakers are tripped. The Power Modules (inverter) and if in Static Bypass operation will the UPS turn off

Control power rating on the CM4000 series meter is different than what is stated in the specifications in CM4 manual

Issue
Control power rating is different than what is shown in the CM4000 series user manual 

Product Line
CM4000 Series

Environment
Wiring

Resolution
The control power for the CM4000 series Circuit Monitors is rated for a voltage range of 90-305V ac or 100-300V dc. It was our standard practice to publish these ratings. Recently a change was implemented to mark the circuit monitors with the nominal voltage ranges instead of the maximum range. As a result the meters now show a control power voltage range of 100-277 V ac or 125-250 V dc.
If the customer needs a document with signature for their customer, you can send them the following document from John Straughn below.

CM4 Power Supply Rating.pdf

 

Changing Symmetra PX 250/500 System Time from NMC – Configuring NTP server

Issue:
Changing Symmetra PX 250/500 System Time from NMC – Configuring NTP server

Product line:
Symmetra PX 250/500

Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers

Cause:
Time not updating on UPS when changed on NMC

Resolution:
Making changes on the NMC web interface will also make changes on the ups, but the NMC must first be configured for Read/Write in the user configuration settings on the UPS.  Once this is configured making changes on the NMC will update the display on UPS.

When changing NMC configuration to update Time using NTP, you need to pay attention to the update Interval.  It can be set from 1 to 8760 hours(1 year).  Make sure this is configured as needed.  If time is not immediately updating, click the UPDATE Now box and click apply.  You may need to refresh screen on UPS a couple times to see the change.


 

How do I change User Password settings on Symmetra PX 250/500

Issue:
How to edit User Password settings via system display

Product line:
Symmetra PX 250-500

Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers

Cause:
How do I change User Password settings on Symmetra PX 250-500

Resolution:
Begin at the home screen of the UPS



Press the wrench key at the lower left of the screen
Select Configuration, then select User configuration



Enter the User password (apc by default)



Select Password settings
Change the password and select apply



The following video demonstrates how the manage user password settings on the Symmetra PX 250/500 Data Center 3 Phase UPS.

Video: How to Start your Symmetra PX 250/500 UPS

Issue:
How to Start your Symmetra PX 250/500 UPS
 
Product line:
Symmetra PX 250/500
 
Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers

Resolution:
Begin by applying power to the UPS by Closing the Q1 Breaker (Located in System I/O Cabinet)



Once the display is completely powered up and the Home screen is displayed, press the wrench icon in the lower left of the screen



Then select the operation button
Select System Startup



Follow the on screen prompts for starting up the UPS.  As each option is performed it will highlight the next step.


Some options are automated and will be done for you.

The following video demonstrates this procedure:
 

A blank page is returned for the ConneXium 'TCSESM' web page in Vista

Goals and Symptoms

A blank page is returned for the ConneXium 'TCSESM' web page in Vista.

Facts and Changes

All ConneXium 'TCSESMxxxxxxxx' switches version 4.1.

Causes and Fixes


A blank page is returned for the ConneXium 'TCSESM' web page in Vista.

This could happen if one of the following conditions exist.

  • The Java Runtime that is installed on the PC is not at version 6.11 or later.
  • There is more than one (1) version of the JAVA Runtime installed on a PC and the Java Runtime is
at version 6.11 or later.


If the Java Runtime version is not at version 6.11, update it, to resolve the problem:

If there is more than one version of the Java Runtime installed on the PC, the problem can be corrected
by using the following steps:
  • Click on Tools\Internet Options in the Internet Explorer window
  • Clear the Internet Explorer cache.by clicking on the 'Delete' button for the 'Temporary Internet files'
  • Click on 'Apply'.
  • Click on 'OK'.
  • Uninstall all Java Runtime installations.
  • Re-install Java Runtime version 6.11 or later.
     

Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL197958 V1.0, Originally authored by AlCh on 04/23/2009, Last Edited by AlCh on 04/23/2009
Related ranges: ConneXium - Ethernet

Can the ATV312 (Altivar 312) or ATV320 (Altivar 320) drives be used with single phase input power to run 3 phase motors?

Issue:
Can the ATV312 (Altivar 312) or ATV320 (Altivar 320) drives be used with single phase input power to run 3 phase motors?

Product Line:
ATV312
ATV320

Environment:
All

Cause:
Single phase line voltage only.

Resolution:
YES, with certain limits.

ATV312:
Download the "Annex for ATV312 Quick Start Guide" for details on SSCR, branch circuit protection and approved single phase input sizing information.
Note the requirement for Line Reactors on many of the part numbers.
https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/download/document/S1B16328/

ATV320:
Download the "ATV320 Getting Started Annex" for details on SSCR, branch circuit protection and approved single phase input sizing information.
Note the requirement for Line Reactors on many of the part numbers.
https://www.schneider-electric.com/en/download/document/NVE21777/

Note: When using 3 phase drives on single phase input, you must change the IPL (Input Phase Loss) parameter from YES to NO.  This parameter is found in the FLt (Fault) menu.

Are EasyPact CVS circuit breakers for sale in the USA or Canada?

Product Line:
EasyPact CVS circuit breakers

Cause:
This breaker is popular overseas and there is interest in the US

Resolution:
There are no plans for a general release of the EasyPact CVS circuit breaker line in North America.

Network Management Card Compatibility with the Symmetra PX 250/500kVA UPS

Issue:

Network Management Card Compatibility with the Symmetra PX 250/500kVA UPS
 

Product Line:
  • Facility & Data Center 3 Phase UPS
    • Symmetra PX 250/500
 
  • UPS Network Management Card 2
    • AP9635/35CH

Environment:
  • All installation scenarios

Cause:

The AP9635/AP9635CH Network Management Card 2 (NMC2) is restricted for use with the Symmetra PX 250/500 UPS and other select UPS models. Additionally, before upgrading the firmware for the Management Card when installed in a, you must make sure that the firmware upgrade is compatible with the firmware level that is running on the UPS system (its MIM, PM, etc) . For example, as described in the chart below, a Management Card running v5.0.0 firmware cannot support a UPS with system firmware 4.1.x.x unless the Management Card is upgraded to the SYPX APP v5.0.1 firmware. To obtain the firmware upgrade files for the Management Card, you must contact Technical Support.


Alternatively, the UPS System firmware can be updated to support a Management Card with newer firmware.

Note: The UPS system firmware upgrade can only be performed by a Field Service Engineer.


Resolution:

Review the chart below to make sure the Management Card is running firmware that is compatible with the UPS. To view the UPS System firmware and NMC APP firmware versions from the UPS touchscreen display, press the Firmware Overview button in the System Information menu. The APP firmware version of the Management Card is also displayed in its Web interface, under the Administration->General->About menu.

 

Compatible Symmetra PX 250/500 UPS and Network Management Card firmware releases
 

UPS Release

Network Management Card Firmware APP/Version

 3.x.2

SYPX/5.0.0

4.0.4

SYPX/5.0.1 

4.11.5 

SYPX/5.0.2 or 5.1.0 

4.21.6

SYPX/5.1.2 or 5.1.3

4.24.8

SYPX/5.1.5

4.25.9 SYPX/5.1.6
4.27.10 SYPX/5.1.6 or 6.0.8
4.29.11 SYPX/5.1.6 or 6.0.8
4.36.12 SYPX/6.4.6
4.37.12 SYPX/6.5.0

 

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for Symmetra PX2 and PX 250-500kw UPS

Issue:
MSDS information for various battery manufacturers utilized in Symmetra PX2 and PX 250/500 UPS systems

Product:
Symmetra PX2, Symmetra 250-500

Environment:
All models/ All serial numbers


Resolution:
The rules regarding MSDSs changed in 2016 and it’s no longer sufficient just to post a link to the battery MSDS that we use.  When the rules changed, we began authoring Safety Data Sheets (new name for MSDSs) that would meet the new regulations.  These newly authored Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are located at the following web page.  

https://www.apc.com/us/en/who-we-are/sustainability/battery-safety/battery-compliance.jsp

You’ll note changes –
Safety Data Sheets are region specific.  There is a NAM format and an EU format.  

The intent is to direct all customers to this location when they have SDS or MSDS questions.

 

Video: How do I Change Language & Regional settings on my Symmetra PX 250-500 UPS?

Issue:
How to Change Language, date format & temperature unit settings on the APC Symmetra™ PX 250/500 UPS.
 
Product line:
Symmetra PX 250-500
 
Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers
 
Cause:
The display may be accidentally changed to an unwanted language.

Resolution:

 

Begin at the home screen of the UPS.  



Press the wrench key at the lower left of the screen.
Select Language settings



The following screen will have the available list of languages. Select you desired language.



Press the Finish to lock in change.

How do I configure network settings on my Symmetra PX 250/500 UPS?

Issue:
Video: How to Configure network settings

Product line:
Symmetra PX 250-500

Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers

Cause:
How do I Configure network settings  on my Symmetra PX 250-500 UPS

Resolution:
Begin at the home screen of the UPS
Press the wrench key at the lower left of the screen
Select Configuration then User configuration
Enter the user password (apc by default)
Select NMC settings
Select Configure NMC Settings on the card you would like to configure.
Ensure the ‘UPS configuration access’ is set to read or read/write for the card
Make desired changes and Select Apply to save changes.

See the following video tutorial:

Video: How do I adjust Display settings on my Symmetra PX 250/500 UPS

Issue:
How to adjust Display settings            

Product line:
Symmetra PX 250/500

Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers
 
Resolution:



How to adjust your display brightness, timeout, other display settings, or calibrate the touch screen, on your Symmetra PX 250-500 kVA UPS.
 
Begin at the home screen of the UPS.  



Press the wrench key at the lower left of the screen.
 
Select Configuration then User Configuration



Enter the User password (apc by default)



Select 'Display Settings'

Video: Manually Operating the APC Symmetra™ PX 250/500 UPS Battery Breaker

Issue:
How to Manually operate the Battery Breaker on a Symmetra 250-500kW UPS
 
Product line:
Symmetra PX 250-500
 
Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers
 
Cause:
In the event the battery breaker does not automatically close during the startup of the ups you may need to manually close it.

Resolution: 
When the Breaker is Off (open) the indicator on the right will be green.
Push the lever on the left down and ‘Pump’ it until the indicator turns ‘Yellow’ Indicating Charged.
Once Charged, press the green button to turn the breaker on. The indicator will turn Red indicating the breaker is on.
 
To turn off, just press the off button.

The following video demonstrates this procedure:

Symmetra PX 250/500; AP9635; Flood of RTC Time adjusted values in the logs

Issue:
Flood of RTC Time adjusted values in the logs
 
Product line:
Symmetra PX 250/500 with AP9635
 
Environment:
All Product models, all serial numbers
 
Cause:
When 2 Network Management Card (NMC) are installed in the UPS and set to NTP (Network Time Protocol), they will fight for control of the time to the display and continually send info alerts on RTC Time Adjusted.  In the chart below you will notice in column 5 there are two different numbers 2 & 4, which would indicate that there is 2 NMC in the UPS one in position #2 and the other in position #4.  This is the indicators that 2 NMC are fighting to provide time through NTP
 
46934 Info IM internal memory for storing configuration settings is OK IO enclosure level 3 pos E    02-26-2015 17:12:53 006
46933 Info RTC Time adjusted value Parallel UPS 1  2   02-26-2015 17:12:53 000
46932 Info RTC Time old value   2   02-28-2015 17:12:57 446
46931 Info IM internal memory for storing configuration settings is OK IO enclosure level 3 pos E    02-28-2015 17:12:49 006
46930 Info RTC Time adjusted value Parallel UPS 1  4   02-28-2015 17:12:49 000
46929 Info RTC Time old value   4   02-26-2015 17:12:44 548
 
Resolution:
Set only one of the NMC to NTP
 

 

M340 Troubleshooting Guide

Goals and Symptoms

How to interpret the front panel lights when diagnosing problems with the M340.

Causes and Fixes

Modicon M340 Processor Troubleshooting


  • The Modicon M340 Programmable Automation Controller is a Mid-range automation system providing small size, yet powerful 32-bit processor for demanding OEM machine and industrial process applications. It is programmed using our cross-platform IEC 61131-3 application development software, Unity Pro (v3.0 or higher). The front panel has a series of LEDs that indicate the status of the M340 processor, SD Memory Card, and system communications.

    The Modicon M340 is available in the following models.

     

    M340 Processors


    BMXP341000 Standard Level 1, 2MB RAM, USB port,

              • 1-communication port: ModBus/Serial, includes 8MB memory card
    BMXP342000 Advanced Level 2 (Performance) for Modicon M340 PLC
          • 1 USB Port for programming
            1 slot for a memory SD-card
            1 communication port: serial link
            Shipped with 1 standard memory SD-card

    BMXP342010 Advanced Level 2, 4MB RAM, USB port,
              • 2-communication ports: ModBus/Serial and CANopen master includes 8MB memory card.

    BMXP342020 Advanced Level 2, 4MB RAM, USB port,
              • 2-communication ports: ModBus/Serial and Ethernet-ModBus/TCP, includes 8MB memory card

    BMXP342030 Advanced Level 2, 4MB RAM, USB port,
              • 2-communication ports: Ethernet-ModBus/TCP and CANopen master includes 8MB memory card.
     

    Processor Status Displays

    Introduction

    There are several LEDs available on the front panel of each processor, enabling
    rapid diagnosis of the PLC status.

    These LEDs provide information on:


    · PLC functional status
    · The memory card status
    · Communication with the I/O modules
    · Modbus Serial communication
    · Communication on the CANopen network
    · Communication on the Ethernet network

    Illustration

    The following diagrams shows the physical location of the LEDs on the front panel of the BMX P34 processors:

    BMX P34 1000/2000 Processors LEDs

        •  
    BMX P34 2020, BMX 2030/20302 Processors

    Table 1 M340 Processor Status and Error indicator display



     

    Display differences between version 1 and version 2 of the

    BMX P34 20x0x module.



    Searching for Errors Using the Processor Status LEDs

    General

    The status LEDs located on the processor inform the user of the PLCs operating
    mode and any possible errors.
    The errors detected by the PLC concern:

    · circuits which constitute the PLC and/or its modules: internal errors
    · the process driven by the PLC or the process wiring: external errors
    · functioning of the application executed by the PLC: internal or external errors

     

    Error Detection

    Error detection is performed at startup (autotest) or during operation (which is the
    case for most equipment errors), during exchanges with the modules, or during
    execution of a program instruction.
    Certain "serious" errors require the PLC to be restarted while others are left to the
    user to decide how to proceed depending on the level of application required.
    There are three types of error:

    · non-blocking
    · blocking
    · processor or system

    Blocking Errors

    General

    Blocking errors, caused by the application program, do not cause system errors but
    prohibit execution of the program. When such an error occurs, the PLC stops
    immediately and goes into HALT mode (all tasks are stopped on the current
    instruction). The ERR LED flashes.

    Restarting of the Application After a Blocking Error
    To end this status it is necessary to init the PLC or to set the %S0 bit to 1.
    The application is then in an initial state:
    · The data resumes its initial value.
    · Tasks are stopped at end of cycle.
    · The input image is refreshed.
    · Outputs are controlled in fallback position.
    ·
    The RUN command then allows the application to be restarted.

    Blocking Error Diagnosis
    Indication of a blocking error is signaled by the ERR and RUN LEDs flashing on the
    processor front panel.
    The system words %SW126 and %SW127 indicate the address of the instruction
    which caused the blocking error.
    The nature of the error is indicated by the system word %SW125.
    The following table presents the errors signaled by the values of the system word
    %SW125.
     

    M340 Diagnostic information Memory card

    Memory Card Description

    Only Schneider memory cards are compatible with BMX P34 processors.
    Schneider memory cards use Flash technology and do not require a battery. These
    cards can support about 100,000 write/delete cycles (typical).

    The Memory card access LED is located behind the Memory Card Protective Cover.

     


    CANopen Diagnostics

     

    BMX NOM 0200 Module Status Display

    LED Indications


     

    BMX NOE 01x0 Module


    Ethernet LED






    Display differences between Version 1 and version 2 of the BMX NOE 01x0 module.



     


Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL200598 V1.0, Originally authored by MiOB on 11/26/2009, Last Edited by MiOB on 11/26/2009
Related ranges: Modicon M340.

PME modem connection basics

Issue:
Meter with Modem needs to be added to ION Enterprise or Power Monitoring Expert

Product Line:
ION-E 6.0
SPM 7.0.1
PME 7.2.x
PME 8.x

Environment:
PME Management Console

Resolution

The implementation requires several steps:
  1. In the ION enterprise server:
    1. Define a dial out modem.
      1. This modem can be internal or external and it’s purpose is to allow the communications between the ION Enterprise server and the remote meter(s) at a modem site using the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network)
      2. Open Management console.
      3. Select Dial out modems
      4. Right click on the right pane > New > The Dial out modem options window opens
      5. Modem type: Select the proper modem type from the list (The customer should know which modem brand and model has installed in his server either as external or internal modem, the list include all supported modem types)
      6. Computer: Is the computer name of the ION Enterprise server machine where the dial out modem is connected.
      7. Serial port: Is the computer serial port where the modem is connected (It can be a physical port. I.e. a DB-9 or D-25 external connector COM1, COM2 located at the back of the computer, a COM expander board for additional COM ports (8 or 16) or an internal modem board.
      8. It is possible to find the corresponding COM port using: Control panel > Phone and modem options or System> Hardware > Device manager > Modem > Properties
      9. RTS/ CTS: Defines if you are going to use hardware handshake (YES or NO) DTR: Defines if you are going to use Data terminal ready signaling (YES or NO)
      10. Enabled: Enable this dial out modem (YES)
      11. Constraints: Informative only
      12. Description: Informative only
      13. Note: The telephone number to dial is not defined in this step.
 
  1. Add a modem site to the ION Enterprise network:
    1. Open Management console.
    2. Select Sites
    3. Right click on the right pane > New > Select: Modem site > Modem site options window opens
    4. Name: Name of the site
    5. Phone number: The telephone number of the remote modem site (Include any additional number for getting an external line, making a long distance call, dial an extension number and pauses as necessary) I.e. 9,,,1613,,2479514,,3333
      1. 9 is used for accessing an external (public) telephone line
      2. 1 is used for making a long distance call
      3. 613 is the area code
      4. 2479514 is the telephone number associated of the remote modem site
      5. 3333 is the extension number at that location
      6. The comma (,) dial modifier causes the modem to pause while dialing. The modem will pause the number of seconds specified in S-Register S8 and then continue dialing. If a pause time longer than the value in S-Register S8, it can be increased by either inserting more than one (,) in the dial command line or changing the value of S-Register S8
    6. Enabled: Enable this modem site (YES) Computer: Is the computer name of the ION Enterprise server machine
    7. Baud rate: Sets the speed of the digital communication in bauds per second. (Normally set to 9600 in most cases, but it can be set to auto)
    8. Description: Informative only
    9. Time sync ION enabled: Allows sending timing synchronization signals to the devices
    10. Time sync 3720 enabled: Idem for that meter type
    11. Time sync 3XXX enabled: Idem for that meter type
    12. Note: Additional communications parameters can be set using the Advance Properties menu
      1. Right click> Advanced properties
 
  1. Add meters to the modem site
    1. Open Management console.
    2. Select Devices
    3. Right click on the right pane > New Serial Device> Serial devices options window opens
    4. Group: Group name for this remote meter
    5. Name: Identifies the meter
    6. Device type: Type ION meter. (Select from list)
    7. Unit ID: Identify the meter when it is connected on a RS485 loop (modem gate)
      1. This number should be unique in the loop Site:
    8. Remote modem site (defined previously)
    9. Enabled: Enable this meter (YES)
    10. Description: Informative only
    11. Note: Additional communications parameters can be set using the Advance Properties menu
    12. Right click> Advanced properties
 
 
  1. In the ION meters:
    1. Once the ION meter is installed and the modem is connected it is necessary to configure the internal modem and serial port(s) using the front panel.
      1. I.e. in an ION 7650 equipped with internal modem, Modem= COM3 and Serial ports =COM1, COM2. It is very important not to confuse the COM port designations mentioned here with the COM port mentioned during the dial out modem installation ( these are the meter’s communication ports and the other was the computer communication port)
    2. It is also important to verify that the baud rate and unit ID should exactly match the ones defined in Modem site and Serial device definitions.
      1. I.e. in our example Baud rate= 9600, Unit ID =9158 For a Modem gate connection the protocol on the meter port that acts as a gateway should be set as MODEM gate (I.e. COM2 in our example)
    3. When there are multiple devices in a RS485 loop all devices should have the same baud rate and different Unit IDs. (Matching the ones defined in Management console)
      1. Note that using the meter front panel and selecting COM3 setup we have the possibility to setup the number of rings before the modem answers (COM3 MODEM)
 
  1. Connect the modem site
The final step is to connect the modem site
There are 2 alternatives:
  1. Perform a manual connection
    1. Select the modem site > Right click > Connect > A connect confirm window opens
    2. We can define if the connection will be permanent (Stay connected) or if it will be connected only for a limited time period (connect for hours, minutes)
    3. Click the connect button and the modem will dial and connect to the modem site and meters. The modem site status will change to “Connected” and the device status will change to “Port available”.
  2. Perform a scheduled connection
    1. In this case the modem will automatically connect the modem site(s) at the specified date and time and for the specified duration.
    2. Select Connection schedule
    3. Right click on right pane> New > A Scheduled site connection window opens
    4. General settings tab
      1. Name: define connection schedule name
      2. Description: informative only
      3. Enabled: Select it
      4. Schedule valid on or after this date: Select a proper date
    5. Sites tab
      1. Press the Change selection button and select the proper modem sites
      2. Site connection settings: define how long it will be connected (min, max time)
      3. Select (check) if you want to automatically disconnect the site as soon all data was retrieved (recommendable), and if you want this schedule to loop after is finished starting with the first site.
      4. Schedule tab
      5. Date: Select daily or monthly connection
      6. Select start and end time
      7. Press the OK button
  3. The connection schedule is complete and it will run automatically on the specified dates and times


ION Enterprise modem connection basics.pdf

UPDATED MARCH-2016: Unable to access my APC Network Management Card (NMC) enabled device via HTTPS (SSL/TLS)


Issue

The user is unable to access their APC Network Management Card (NMC) products via HTTPS (SSL/TLS) secured web access.

There are two parts to this issue, both of which occur when the user has their Network Management Card product configured for SSL (HTTPS).
  1.  Companies such as Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google are disabling SSLv3.0 in their browser products due to numerous security vulnerabilities that exist. One such vulnerability is POODLE (https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf).  TLSv1.0, at a minimum, is the advised protocol.
 
  1. TLS does not work on the current NMC products.  Therefore, the NMC will fall back to SSLv3.0 and as such, be vulnerable to POODLE.

Examples:
 
An example of this problem, shown via Firefox, is below. A NetBotz Rack Monitor 200 (SKU# NBRK0201) is configured for HTTPS. The user has Firefox v34.0 installed. The user opens their web browser and types the IP address into address bar.  The user is presented with the following error message:
 

Another example of this problem, via Internet Explorer, is below. A NetBotz Rack Monitor 200 (SKU# NBRK0201) is configured for HTTPS.  The user has Internet Explorer v11.0 installed. The user opens their web browser and types the IP address into address bar.  The user is presented with the following error message:
 

Another example of this problem, via Chrome, is below. An AP9631 Network Management Card is configured for HTTPS. The user has Chrome v39 installed. The user opens their web browser and types the IP address into the address bar. The user is presented with the following error message:
 


Browser error messages may include: ERR_SSL_FALLBACK_BEYOND_MINIMUM_VERSION, ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap


Note: If you've received mozilla_pkix_error_inadequate_key_size, sec_error_invalid_key, or anything referring to invalid key size/length, please consider reviewing knowledge base article ID FA162031 as this may be due to a separate issue entirely or an additional issue.



Product Line
 
  • Network Management Card 1 (NMC1) - AP9617, AP9618, AP9619
    Devices with an embedded Network Management Card 1 include (but are not limited to): Metered/Switched Rack PDUs (AP78XX, AP79XX), Rack Automatic Transfer Switches (AP77XX), Environmental Monitoring Units (AP9320, AP9340, NBRK0201), AP9921X Battery Management System, ACFXXX Rack Air Removal Unit, PDPMXXX Modular Power Distribution, AP9361 Rack Access PX-HID, and ACRCXXX, ACRPXXX, ACRDXXX, ACSCXXX, RACSCXXX Cooling Units (except ACDA901, ACRC301H, ACRC301S).
 
  • Network Management Card 2 (NMC2) - AP9630/30CH, AP9631/31CH, AP9635/35CH
    Devices with an embedded Network Management Card 2 include (but are not limited to): 2G Metered/Switched Rack PDUs (AP84XX, AP86XX, AP88XX, AP89XX), G50 AV Units, Smart-UPS Online (SRT), and ACDA901, ACRC301H, ACRC301S Cooling Units, 

Environment

Any customer who uses any one of the products mentioned previously and:
  • Configures their product for SSL (HTTPS).
  • Uses a web browser version that does not allow for web access via SSLv3.0.
Note: HTTP users are not affected. Meaning, if you have not enabled HTTPS (SSL), web browsing will work normally.


Cause

Companies such as Microsoft, Mozilla, and Google are disabling SSLv3.0 in their browser products due to numerous security vulnerabilities that exist. One such example is POODLE (https://www.openssl.org/~bodo/ssl-poodle.pdf). TLSv1.0, at a minimum, is the advised protocol.

Current NMC products have an inability to properly utilize TLS extensions recently released in several modern browsers. With this inability, the NMC device is unable to connect to the browser via TLS. While future versions of the NMC1 devices will not update the underlying cryptology engine, NMC2 devices will be updated to work with current TLS specification and and operate properly with modern browsers.


Resolution

A customer can avoid this problem either by utilizing other access methods on the Network Management Card or they can modify their web browser to allow SSLv3.0 usage (at their own discretion). Other access methods for the Network Management Card are as follows:
  • Local console
  • Web (HTTP)
  • Telnet/SSH
  • SNMPv1/v3

Modifying a web browser to allow SSLv3.0 usage should be addressed by the user’s network security team or facility manager. Schneider Electric will not provide users with instructions on modifying web browser settings. Some users may be prohibited from enabling SSLv3.0 through their web browser.

Any of the following NMC1 products do not currently have any firm future firmware update plans to address this or any future vulnerabilities:
  • AP9921X Battery Management System
  • AP7750, AP7722, AP7701 Rack Automatic Transfer Switches
  • AP9340, AP9320 Environmental Monitoring Units
  • S20BLK A/V Power Conditioner & Battery Backup
  • PDPMXXX Modular Power Distribution
  • FM35XX Network Air, ACDA901, Stulz C7000



Details regarding firmware availability for Network Management Card 1 (NMC1) based products, providing TLS 1.0, are shown in the table below:

 
NMC1 (AP9617/18/19/mini-NMC1) Application Name Product(s) Firmware Application is used with AOS Version with TLS Fix Available Now?
px2 Symmetra PX 48/96/100/160 kVA embedded UPS brain AOS v3.9.0 and higher Yes
rpdu AP7XXX series Rack PDU (ex. AP7941) AOS v3.9.0 and higher Yes
acrc ACRCXXXX InRow Chilled Water (except ACRC3XXX) AOS v3.9.0 and higher Yes (via your local APC Cooling Support team)
g2ats AP7XXX Rack Automatic Transfer Switch models except AP7701, AP7722, AP7750 AOS v3.9.0 and higher Yes
acrp ACRC5XX, ACRP1XX, ACRP5XX, ACRD5XX InRow RC, RP, RD AOS v3.9.0 and higher Yes (via your local APC Cooling Support team)
acsc ACSC1XX InRow SC AOS v3.9.0 and higher Yes (via your local APC Cooling Support team)
raru ACFXXX Rack Air Removal Unit AOS v3.9.0 and higher No
acrptk ACRD1XX, ACRD2XX InRow RD AOS v3.9.0 and higher Yes (via your local APC Cooling Support team)
nb200 NetBotz 200 Rack Monitor (NBRK0201) AOS v3.9.0 and higher .Yes
pxhid AP9361 Rack Access PX-HID AOS v3.9.0 and higher Yes
 

Note: Certain browsers may also require setting changes to allow TLS 1.0 or TLS 1.0 fallback too, such as Firefox v37+. Schneider Electric will not provide step by step instructions for modfying web browser settings for liability reasons but if you're comfortable modifying settings at your own risk, security.tls.version.fallback-limit within Firefox will likely need to be changed from a default value of 3 (forcing TLS 1.2) to a value of 1 to allow fallback to TLS 1.0. This setting also sometimes resets itself between Firefox browser upgrades. Newer Chrome versions may require --ssl-version-fallback-min=tls1 to be appended to the program shortcut.


A fix to address this problem in the Network Management Card 2 (NMC2) and NMC2 enabled devices has been implemented. The release date will be determined on a product by product basis. See below for available updates for NMC2 firmware applications. These updates provide TLS 1.0, TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 functionality. 
 
 
NMC2 (AP9630/31/35/mini-NMC2) Application Name Product(s) Firmware Application is used with AOS Version with TLS Fix Available Now?
sumx 1ph/3ph Smart-UPS, MGE Galaxy 3500, Matrix AOS v6.4 and higher Yes
sy 1ph Symmetra Power Array, Symmetra RM, Symmetra LX AOS v6.4 and higher Yes
rpdu2g AP8XXX series Rack PDU 2G (ex. AP8941) AOS v6.4 higher Yes
sypx Symmetra PX 250/500 kVA (w/AP9635 only) AOS v6.3.2 and higher Yes (via your local 3-phase technical support team)
sy3p Symmetra PX 20/40/80 kVA
Note: See knowledge base ID FA245145 for more compatibility details
AOS v6.3.2 and higher Yes
acrc2g ACRC3XXX AOS v6.3.2 and higher No, pending release tentatively for end of Q3 2015.
unflrle HDCV45XXX, HDCV50XXX, T(D/U)(A/D/E/T/W)VXXX Uniflair LE TBD No, pending release tentatively for Q2 2016.
g300 Galaxy 300 AOS 6.4 and higher Yes








 Can this problem be confused with other error messages generated by the Network Management Card?

Yes, a user may receive different error messages relating to SSL/TLS when configuring or accessing their Network Management Card device.  It is imperative that Schneider Electric and the user identify the exact error message that the user is receiving and confirm that it relates to this specific issue, related to SSLv3.0.

For example, similar symptoms could be experienced by the issue in knowledge base article ID FA162031 - Network Management Card 1 (NMC1) Information Bulletin: Effects of Microsoft Internet Explorer and other web browsers blocking key lengths less than 1024 bits​(blocking key lengths less than 1024 bits)


Note: If there are any questions, problems, or concerns related to the content of this article, please contact your local technical support team for further assistance.