GE Intelligent Platforms GEIP e-Forum


NOTICE: This forum is for users to exchange information about GE Intelligent Platforms products. While it is moderated by GE, each post may not be explicitly answered by GE Intelligent Platforms employees. If your case needs an immediate response, please call 1-800-433-2682.

Go Back   GE Intelligent Platforms e-Forum > Controllers Platforms > Conventional Control Systems

Conventional Control Systems Conventional Control Systems include Series 90-30, Series 90-70, PAC8000, VersaMax Micro and Nano, Versamax Modular, and Durus

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-19-2006, 02:45 PM
rocket1010 rocket1010 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 15
rocket1010
USB-serial adapter

has anyone had any luck connecting to 9030 with a usb adapter, i am trying an older Belkin adapter with no luck. Device manager gives the adapter a virtual port com4 with I select in ME5.0, I can connect but cant stop the PLC, download, upload, etc. Makes initail online connection but thats it.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-19-2006, 03:23 PM
Steve Bailey Steve Bailey is offline
Principal Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 966
Steve Bailey will become famous soon enough
I haven't used anything from Belkin, but I regularly use a Radio Shack USB/serial converter on a Dell Latitude laptop running XP.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-23-2006, 08:38 AM
tomalbright tomalbright is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 22
tomalbright
The USB to serial adapters won't work with GE. They are RS-232 only, and GE needs RS-422. You will either have to use a PC with a hardware serial port, or buy a PCMCIA card that provides a fully compatible port. The extra signals are necessary to drive the 232/422 adapter.

That's what I did, and have had no problems since!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-23-2006, 09:38 AM
Steve Bailey Steve Bailey is offline
Principal Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 966
Steve Bailey will become famous soon enough
Tomalbright,

I think you may have come to an incorrect conclusion based on whatever experience you may have had in trying to set up a serial/USB adapter.

After reading your post, I took the end of a cable that was connected to a serial port on a PC and connected it to my Radio Shack USB/serial adapter. I was able to go online with the PLC after changing the properties of the target to use the COM port assigned to the USB/serial adapter.

BTW, Rocket1010 has been able to get full functionality. In addition to this site, he posted his question here:

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=20031
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-23-2006, 11:56 AM
tomalbright tomalbright is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 22
tomalbright
You may be right. My prior serial port failure was with Versapro. I'm using CimplicityME now, and that might be better (might be? hah!). Anyway, I now have a serial PCM card, due to the earlier problems.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-09-2006, 05:01 AM
hasse hasse is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sweden
Posts: 3
hasse
As mentioned earlier on this forum, the best USB - serial adapter for SNP use is HE500USB600 from Horner Electrics.
It even comes with a CD with drivers that also work with LogicMaster 90 and all other ways I have tried communicating via SNP.
The drivers are available from http://www.heapg.com/Support/downloads.htm

--
Hasse
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-08-2010, 07:33 AM
tsagert tsagert is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
tsagert is on a distinguished road
WinXP Pro/USB->232 OK

Using Dell Latitude E6410 with XP Pro. No serial port, using USB to Serial adapter.
Most of us are transitioning to these USB-only Dell models, I am using the latest drivers from the manufacturer's website

I forget for certain the brand name on the box, but the label on the adapter says:

"Model UMC-201RL - Manufacturer Saelig Inc - (585) 385-1750"

Works fine with LM90. No problems at all on most of our 90-30 equipment, except one unit which responds and displays rather slow (which I'll be posting a question about). All of us have the same adapter I do except one person (about 20 of us) and we can all connect fine.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

e-Forum Legal Notice





Contact Us     |     Privacy Policy     |     Terms & Conditions     2010 General Electric Company