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AcquiLite EMB – Data Acquisition Server
Obvius, LLC
Installation and Operation Manual
Model A7810
Date Aug 10, 2011
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A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server

Summary of Contents

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    AcquiLite EMB – Data Acquisition Server Obvius, LLC Installation and Operation Manual Model A7810 Date Aug 10, 2011 Page 1 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

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    Modifications of this product without the express authorization of Obvius nullify this statement. Obvius 3300 NW 211 Terrace Hillsboro, OR 97124 ph: 503-601-2099 www.obvius.com Page 2 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Enertrax download direct from the AcquiLite............................27 HTTP/Post Upload To Building Manager Online..........................27 HTTP/Post Upload To Your Database Server............................27 Removing Data From the AcquiLite..............................27 Linking to AcquiLite Device Status Pages.............................28 Mechanical Drawings....................................29 Page 3 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 4: Overview, Installation Checklist, Markings And Symbols

    AcquiLite™ system provides the installer with all the tools necessary to install and configure the hardware and software with a minimum of time and investment. Installation Checklist An AcquiLite™ system installation has the following components: Required hardware AcquiLite™ A7810 data acquisition server (required) ● Ethernet connection. ● Ethernet Cat 5 cable (required for LAN or direct laptop-to-AcquiLite connection) ●...

  • Page 5: Hardware Overview, A7810 Features And Specifications

    Pollution Degree 2, Altitude up to 2000M. For indoor and outdoor use when used in an appropriate enclosure. The A7810 must be mounted inside a NEMA rated electrical enclosure for safety and isolation requirements. North America: Indoor, temperature -30º - +70ºc, 0 - 95% humidity, non-condensing.

  • Page 6: Electrical Connections, Hardware Installation

    Step 3 – Attach pulse output devices to the pulse inputs on the A7810. For dry-contact WARNING: After wiring the A7810, remove all scraps of wire or foil shield from the electrical panel. This could be dangerous if wire scraps come into contact with high voltage wires.

  • Page 7: Basic Network Configuration

    If after cycling the power, the unit still does not power up (or if an error message appears in the LCD display) contact technical support. After the A7810 has been powered up for a minute, the green Alive LED should blink slowly once per second during normal operation.

  • Page 8: Laptop/computer Setup

    LAN. Check with your network administrator for details. If this option is available, use a LAN-connected computer and skip to the “AcquiLite administration overview” section below. The remainder of this section will assume the installer has brought a laptop to the site, and will connect the laptop to the Page 8 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

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    Step 2 - Attach the Laptop to the AcquiLite or to the LAN. The A7810 will automatically detect whether a direct or crossover cable is required, and will reverse polarity accordingly. This feature will allow you to use either a straight Ethernet cable or a crossover Ethernet cable interchangeably.

  • Page 10: Acquilite Administration Overview

    BMO service, or by your database administrator. F. Click "Apply" to save your changes. If you select a manual transfer method, remove (blank out) the target address in the Modbus/Upload Data page. Page 10 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 11: Security, Modbus, Device List

    Device 250 represents the onboard pulse input channels. Other devices must be added using Modbus TCP. Click on the Modbus address number for any of the devices for specific device details Page 11 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 12: Device List Options

    Modbus timeout in the Modbus Setup page. Note: if the timeout is set too short, you will not see an accurate value because packets dropped for timeout are not counted for RTT. XML: Display the device list data in XML format. Page 12 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 13: Device Details

    Javascript or Java applications. Configure: This button will allow you to change the device parameters such as the name, alarm and console settings. Page 13 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 14: Device Configuration, Advanced Configuration Options

    Specific options available in the Advanced Configuration page vary depending on the features available in the Modbus Device, as well as the features implemented in the built in AcquiLite driver. Page 14 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 15: Manual Device Add Options

    Device Type: This menu will allow the selection of any built in driver or any Modbus Framework template that is available on the AcquiLite. It is important to select the driver or template that matches the Modbus device. Page 15 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 16: Troubleshooting Pulse Inputs, Modbus Setup, Alarm Setup

    SNMP Trap Host 1 (2,3): When SNMP traps are enabled, a trap message is sent to each of the trap host addresses. Specify the trap host by IP address, not DNS name. Direct email on alarm. When checked, the AcquiLite will send an email message when any data point changes its alarm state. Page 16 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 17: Modbus Framework, Wireless, Networking, Network Status, Ethernet Setup

    The AcquiLite and AcquiSuite systems have the ability to provide diagnostic information about R9120 ModHopper Wireless Modbus Networks. On typical systems, an R9120 will be attached to the RS485 of the master system. The A7810 can access a ModHopper network, however it must do so through a Modbus/TCP gateway. If a ModHopper is connected in such a way, the wireless diagnostics options will be present in the AcquiLite.

  • Page 18: Troubleshooting Ethernet Problems, System Options, Status, Processes, Date And Time

    Time sync protocol: Select NTP or Rdate. Most Linux/Unix systems provide rdate, however many provide NTP as well. Windows domain servers can also provide NTP. If possible use NTP as it is a more robust protocol. Page 18 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 19: Universal Time Is Your Friend, System Logs

    Kernel Boot log: Startup messages about the Linux operating system startup. This log shows what hardware items were detected and initialized. Ftp Connection log: This log shows a list of files transferred by FTP on the AcquiLite. Page 19 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 20: Firmware Update, Diagnostics, Host Lookup, Connection Test

    Test” button to start this process. Information will be printed in black. Success responses will be printed in Green, and failure messages will be printed in Red. A sample upload test follows: Ping localhost [127.0.0.1]: Success Page 20 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 21: Lcd Console

    The following is a tree display of the main menu and sub menus. [Main Menu] TCP/IP Config [TCP/IP Config] DHCP on/off IP Address Netmask Gateway DNS Server #1 DNS Server #2 (previous menu) Network Status Dialin Enable/Disable (previous menu) Page 21 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

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    Select buttons at the same time. Hold both down together for about 10 seconds. When the advanced menu is displayed, you may release the two buttons. The following is a tree display of the advanced menu. [Advanced Menu] Console on Com1 Check Flash disk Page 22 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 23: Log File Data, Log File Status, Log File Format

    2. Modbus error (if any). 0=no-error. See table below. 3. Low Range alarm bitmap (hex notation). 4. High Range alarm bitmap (hex notation) 5. Data point 1 6. Data point 2 7. - - - 8. Data point N Comments: Page 23 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

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    (phase B current on a single phase H8163 meter hookup) the point will be logged as blank. This preserves the column structure of the file, and allows notation of invalid data. SQL databases often Page 24 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 25: Log Storage Capacity, Uploading Data To The Bmo Website

    AcquiLite calls in at its specified upload time. Upload data on low disk alarm: This feature will cause the AcquiLite to attempt a data upload immediately if the ● Page 25 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 26: Retrieving Data From The Acquilite, Http Direct From The Acquilite, Ftp Direct From The Acquilite

    Files are located in /var/log/modbus. For further information on FTP log file transfer, please review the technote and FAQ section of the Obvius website. Page 26 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 27: Enertrax Download Direct From The Acquilite, Http/post Upload To Building Manager Online

    The mdel command will tell the FTP software to delete all files ending in .gz in the current directory. Some FTP clients will allow you to specify a command “prompt” prior to using mdel that will prevent the FTP client software from asking if you are sure you wish to delete each file. Page 27 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 28: Linking To Acquilite Device Status

    (Javascript) can provide a very powerful tool to allow the creation of custom web pages. Further examples of XML and its uses are available on the Obvius website in the Documentation/Technotes section. Page 28 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

  • Page 29: Mechanical Drawings

    The AcquiLite uses a plastic enclosure that is approximately 4” x 4.25” x 2” deep. The AcquiLite has 4 mounting holes for use with a #6 screw. The drawing above shows the relative position of the mounting holes. Page 29 A7810 AcquiLite – Data Acquisition Server...

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