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Device List

Description

Full map to be reviewed by experts to check if IFE interface and IFE server are used appropriately.

The Device List page is used to define the list of devices connected to the IFE server (ULP port, serial port) and remote Modbus/TCP slave devices. In the device list, you can add, delete and/or discover devices.

The list of connected devices is defined by either of the following:

  • Automatically, by using the device discovery procedure

  • Manually, by adding the devices one by one.

NOTE: The webpages are supported only for the devices added in the device list.

Number of Modbus Slave Devices

A maximum of 20 slave devices can be added in the device list. Under each IFE server or master remote device, a maximum of 11 IFM interfaces can be added.

The application dictates the maximum slave devices or IFM interfaces that can be used. The following general guidelines can be used to size the application:

  • Maximum of 20 slave devices are technically supported via the IFE webpages.

  • Maximum of 11 IFM interfaces can be physically connected to one IFE server. This can be used for applications that have the lowest performance requirement and are recommended for simple applications.

  • Maximum of 8 IFM interfaces should be used for applications that requires regular access via the IFE webpages or that have other masters communicating, such as FDM128 display. This normally provides a reasonable response time for up to three masters.

  • The number of IFM interfaces that can be stacked in a more complex environment, for example, with SCADA or Building Management Systems must be scaled to the performance needs in the application.

Device List Parameters

Parameters

Description

Settings

IP Address

Displays the device IP address.

  • For IFE server: The IP Address box is unavailable to edit.

  • For remote device: Allows you to enter IP address in the IP Address box.

Gateway

Indicates if the IP device is a gateway or not.

  • For IFE server: The Gateway check box is always selected.

  • For remote device: Allows you to add/discover the slave devices of remote device when you select the Gateway check box.

Gateway check box is always selected.

Address

Displays the Modbus slave address of the IFE server and the remote device.

  • For IFE server: The Address box is unavailable to edit.

  • For remote device: Allows you to enter the Modbus slave address of the remote device in the Address box.

  • For IFE server: 255 (fixed)

  • For remote device: (1–247 or 255)

Name

Allows you to enter the names for IFE server and remote device.

NOTE:
  • The LV breaker system is uniquely identified over possible interfaces such as HMI, Modbus/TCP, DPWS, and DHCP.

  • IFE device name is common across all interfaces. Thus, changing IFE device name by any means has direct impact on all the connected interfaces.

The IFE name can have up to 64 ASCII characters with the following characters: A–Z, a–z, 0–9, and -. However, - cannot be used at the end of the name.

NOTE:
  • IFE name should be unique within the device list.

  • Duplicate IFE names for different devices may have impact on web applications, logging, and export features.

Connection

Displays the connection type. It is unavailable to edit.

The 2 types of port are:

  • ULP port

  • Serial port

Device Type

Allows you to select the slave devices from the list of supported devices.

Device Name

Allows you to enter the name for the discovered devices.

  • For ULP port: Click edit, and then click Device Name to edit the device name,

  • For Serial port, remote device, and its slaves: Click Device Name to edit the device name.

NOTE: Delete and edit operations are not allowed if the device is selected for logging.

The device name can have up to:

  • 59 ASCII characters for MasterPact MTZ devices

  • 64 ASCII characters for other devices

The allowed characters are: A–Z, a–z, 0–9, and -. However, - cannot be used at the end of the name.

Slave ID

Displays the local address of the device connected to the IFE server or remote device.

  • For ULP port: 255 (Fixed)

  • For Serial port and remote device: 1–247

Add Remote Devices

Allows you to add remote devices.

Using this feature, you can also add PowerTag energy sensors in the Device List. These PowerTag energy sensors are preconfigured with Smartlink SI B or Smartlink SI D device. For more information, refer to Smartlink SI B User Manual or Smartlink SI D User Manual accordingly.

Apply

Allows you to save device list configuration.

Delete

Allows you to delete the selected slave devices.

NOTE: Delete operation is not allowed if the device is selected for logging.

Discover

Allows you to discover the slave devices.

NOTE: The Discover button for the remote device is available only if you click the Apply button.
NOTE: The discover option for the device type BCM-OF/SD is available only on IFE’s own IMU.

Allows you to add a new slave device to the device list.

Delete Remote Device

Allows you to delete the remote device.

NOTE: Delete operation is not allowed if the device is selected for logging.

Adding Device to the Device List for the First Time

Step

Action

Result

1

Slave device to IFE server:

Add the slave devices to the IFE server manually or by device discovery.

Adds the slave device to IFE server.

2

Remote device:

In the Device List page, click Add Remote Devices to add a remote device.

Adds the remote device in the Device List page.

3

Slave device to remote device:

Add the slave device for remote device by device discovery.

NOTE: The Discover button for the remote device is available only if you click the Apply button.

Adds the slave device to remote device.

4

Repeat step 2 and 3 to add more remote devices to Device List page.

Click Apply to save the modified changes.

Device Discovery Procedure

When you start device discovery, the IFE server queries the ULP port, serial port, and Ethernet port using a user-defined address range. Modbus RTU protocol is used for discovery on the serial port. If the device replies to the query, the local ID is set to the current discovery address, and the device is given a default device name. The IFE server, then tries to identify the device type. If the IFE server recognizes the device type of the discovered device, the IFE server sets the recognized device type in the Device Type field. If the IFE server does not recognize the Device Type of the discovered device, the IFE server sets to Modbus in the Device Type field.

The list of devices supported by the IFE server is in Appendix.

The table shows the steps to add device using device discovery procedure:

Step

Action

Result

1

From the IFE menu bar, click Configuration & Settings.

Opens the Configuration & Settings menu.

2

From the Configuration & Settings menu, in the Device Configuration submenu, click Device List .

Opens the Device List page.

3

To discover locally connected devices, click Discover.

Opens the Device Discovery page.

4

Enter Start Modbus ID and Stop Modbus ID.

Enters the discovery address range.

5

Select Discover Wireless Devices.

NOTE: This option is available if the selected remote device is Smartlink SI B or Smartlink SI D and the device is selected by default.
  • If Discover Wireless Devices option is selected, the PowerTag energy sensors with Modbus slave ID range150...169 is searched in addition to the slave devices given in the Start Modbus ID and Stop Modbus ID.

  • If the Start Modbus ID and Stop Modbus ID range overlaps with PowerTag energy sensor Modbus ID range (150...169), then Discover Wireless Devices option is ignored during discovery. Only the devices in the given range of the Start Modbus ID and Stop Modbus ID is searched.

  • If the selected remote device is Smartlink SI D, then the Start Modbus ID and Stop Modbus ID is preset with values 150 and 169 respectively and is disabled. The Discover Wireless Devices option is selected and disabled.

6

Click Start Discover. (Click Stop Discover to stop the process).

NOTE: Discovery only finds local serial Modbus devices connected to the IFE server. The device on the ULP port is discovered automatically.

Begins to discover all connected devices.

7

Enter a new device name in the Name text box.

Renames the device.

8

Select the Save check box for the device to be saved in the device list.

Selects or deselects a device entry to be saved or removed.

9

Click Apply in the Device Discovery page.

Displays the saved device list.

Device Discovery Parameters

Parameters

Description

Setting

Start/Stop Modbus ID

Defines the Modbus slave address range that is to be used to discover devices on the IFE serial port.

  • Start Modbus ID: 1–247 (Factory setting: 1)

  • Stop Modbus ID: 1–247 (Factory setting: 10)

Save

Allows you to save the selected device to the Device List.

IP Address

Displays the IP address of the IFE server or the remote device.

Defined

Lists the device type that was defined for this device.

Assigned

Allows you to assign the device type from the drop-down list.

Name

Allows you to enter a custom name for the device.

Local ID

The slave address of the device connected to the IFE server.

Status

Displays the discovery or validation status.

  • Attempting (trying to determine the device type that matches in the device list.)

  • Discovering (query attempt of device which is not in the device list.)

  • Found (device found but the device type does not match what is defined in the device list.)

  • Unknown (device found but the device type is unknown.)

  • Valid (device type identified and matches what is defined in the device list.)

  • Failed (failed to communicate with the device.)

Adding a Device Manually

Step

Action

Result

1

From the IFE menu bar, click Configuration & Settings.

Opens the Configuration & Settings menu.

2

From the Configuration & Settings menu, in the Device Configuration submenu, click Device List.

Opens the Device List page.

3

Click the button to add a new device.

Allows you to add device in the device list.

4

Choose the supported device from the Device Type list.

Selects the device type selected from the list.

5

Enter a new device name in the Device Name text box.

Renames the device.

6

Enter the local address of the device in the Local ID text box.

Displays the local address of the device.

7

Click Apply.

A new device is added to the list.

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