Xantrex Technology Inverter Communications Adapter manual

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    Inverter Communications Adapter (ICA) M ICA Owner’ s Manual[...]

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    Inverter Communications Adapter Owner’s Manual[...]

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    About Xantrex Xantrex T echnology In c. is a world-leading suppl ier of advanced power electronics a[...]

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    iii About This Manual Purpose The purpose of this Owner ’ s Manual is to provide explanations and [...]

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    About T his Manual iv 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Conventions Used The following conv entions are used in t[...]

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    About T his Manual 975-0052-01-01 Rev A v Abbreviations and Acronyms AC Alternating Current ASC Auth[...]

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    About T his Manual vi 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Related Information Y ou can find more informatio n about[...]

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    vii Important Safety Instructions 1. Before installing the ICA, read all instructions and cautionary[...]

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    ix Important Safety Instructions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - vii 1 Installation Introducti[...]

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    Contents x 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Help - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -[...]

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    xi Figure 1-1 Inverter Communications Ad apter (ICA) - - - - - - - - - - 3 Figure 1-2 Connecting Dir[...]

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    xiii Table 3-1 Keyboard Commands - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 32 Table 3-2 Keyboard C[...]

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    1 Installation Chapter 1, “Installation” de scribes how to install the ICA cable with or without[...]

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    Installation 2 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Introduction The Inverter Communications Ad apter (ICA) allows a[...]

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    F eatures/Components 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 3 Figure 1-1 Inverter Communicati ons Adapter (ICA) ICA ad[...]

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    Installation 4 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Connecting the ICA Cable The ICA converts the REMOTE port on the[...]

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    Connec ting the ICA C able 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 5 Figure 1-2 Connecting Directly to the Inverter AC [...]

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    Installation 6 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Connecting the ICA to a Computer using a Modem The ICA can be co[...]

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    Connec ting the ICA C able 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 7 Figure 1-3 Connecting the ICA to a Computer using [...]

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    Installation 8 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Connecting Multip le ICAs to a Single Computer Up to eight ICAs [...]

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    Connec ting the ICA C able 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 9 Figure 1-4 Connecting Multiple ICAs ICA Adapter (8[...]

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    Installation 10 975-0052-01-01 Rev A P ositive Ground or PV Gr ound F ault Protection Installations [...]

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    Connec ting the ICA C able 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 11 RJ 11 connector on ICA Serial Port Adapter RJ 11 [...]

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    Installation 12 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Additional P ossible Requirements The modem at the inverter lo [...]

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    2 Configur ation Chapter 2, “Configuration” de scribes how to install the ICAP software provided[...]

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    Configuration 14 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Installing the ICA Software: ICAP The Inverter Communications [...]

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    Installing the ICA Software: ICAP 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 15 2. Click on the NEXT button to start the s[...]

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    Configuration 16 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 5. The ICAP installation folder will default to the location s[...]

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    Installing the ICA Software: ICAP 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 17 8. The Ready T o Install screen sh ould ap[...]

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    Configuration 18 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 10. After the setup program has updated your system, the Insta[...]

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    Installing the ICA Software: ICAP 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 19 Starting Setup Manually T o start the prog[...]

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    Configuration 20 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Starting Setup From a Command Pr ompt T o start the program fr[...]

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    Setting U p a Modem Conn ection 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 21 Setting Up a Modem Connection Modem connecti[...]

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    Configuration 22 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Establish the T ype of Connection T o establish the type of mo[...]

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    Setting U p a Modem Conn ection 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 23 Enter COM P ort Property V alues T o enter t[...]

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    3 Oper ation Chapter 3, “Operation” desc ribes how to operate the ICAP software, change the ICAP[...]

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    Operation 26 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Starting ICAP The ICA program can be started with either of the fo[...]

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    User Interface Features 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 27 User Interface F eatures The ICAP User Interface has[...]

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    Operation 28 975-0052-01-01 Rev A ICAP Menu Bar Use the features of the ICAP Menu Bar to access and/[...]

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    User Interface Features 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 29 Go P ast END MENU This command provides the mean s f[...]

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    Operation 30 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Communications This drop-down menu item provides a means to reset [...]

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    User Interface Features 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 31 Navigation Buttons Use the virtual Navigation Button[...]

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    Operation 32 975-0052-01-01 Rev A T able 3-1 Ke y b o a r d C o m m a n d s K eystroke Function L, l[...]

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    User Interface Features 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 33 T able 3-3 K eyboard Commands (T erminal Emulation P[...]

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    Operation 34 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Changing ICAP Settings ICAP enables you to change ce rtain setting[...]

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    Changing ICAP Settings 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 35 Identifying Single or Mult iple ICAs T o establish mu[...]

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    Operation 36 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Assigning ID Numbers to the ICA If you are installing a multiple-i[...]

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    Changing ICAP Settings 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 37 Figure 3-4 Assigning ID Numbers to the ICA Important:[...]

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    Operation 38 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Advanced Configuration Settings The Advanced Configura tion settin[...]

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    Changing ICAP Settings 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 39 Changing the PC’ s COM P ort Number T o change the [...]

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    Operation 40 975-0052-01-01 Rev A T esting the ICA In order to test the ICA, it must be plugged into[...]

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    T roubleshooting the I CA 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 41 T roubleshooting if No Resp onse comes from the IC[...]

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    Operation 42 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Reset Program Reset the program by closing the ICAP program. Then [...]

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    T roubleshooting the I CA 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 43 Check Configuration W ith the ICAP software, only [...]

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    Operation 44 975-0052-01-01 Rev A On the other hand, if the SW Plus inve rter ’ s display is parke[...]

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    45 W arranty and Return Information Wa r r a n t y What does this warranty cover? This Limited W arr[...]

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    W arranty and Return 46 975-0052-01-01 Rev A What proof of purchase is r equired? In any warranty cl[...]

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    W arranty and Return 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 47 IN NO EVENT WILL XANTREX BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIR[...]

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    W arranty and Return 48 975-0052-01-01 Rev A Return Procedur e 1. Package the unit safely , preferab[...]

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    W arranty and Return 975-0052-01-01 Rev A 49 Information About Y our System As soon as you open your[...]

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    A Abbreviations and A cronyms v C CD with ICAP Software 2 changing the COM port number 39 color codi[...]

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    Index 52 975-0052-01-01 Rev A W warranty out of warranty service 48 terms and conditions 45 X Xantre[...]

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    Xantrex Technology Inc. 1 800 670 0707 Tel toll free NA 1 360 925 5097 Tel direct 1 360 925 5143 Fax[...]