You are on page 1of 6

Micro830 to Panelview

(via modbus)
This guide will show you how to connect a Micro830 to a PanelView through the serial
port.
There are two different ways to access the PanelView software for editing. One is
through PanelView Component (available in CCW) and the other one is through
PanelView Explorer (using a supported web browser).
The first step is to set up your Micro830 to communicate via Modbus.
1) While in CCW, double click on your controller under Project Organizer, this should
take you to the controller's property windows.
2) On the left-hand side, click and expand the Communications Port option and select
Serial port
3) make sure that the configuration is as follows:
Driver: Modbus RTU
Baud Rate: 19200
Parity: none
Unit Address: 1
Modbus Role: Modbus RTU Slave
4) Click on Modbus Mapping on the left-hand side and assign an address to all of your
program's inputs and outputs.

5) Keep in mind that addresses starting with 0 (o) are assigned to outputs and
addresses starting with 1(I) are assigned to inputs, this should complete the Micro830
setup.

To configure your panelview through CCW, you first need to make sure that your
panelview is running firmware 1.5.
1) Open PanelView Component inside CCW and click on Create & Edit, this should
take you to the screen editor
2) Click on Communication tab and choose Serial as your protocol, then click on the
drop down arrow and choose Modbus
3) make sure your settings are the same as the picture below

4) Now, click on the Tags tab and click on Add Tag to assign addresses to the Tags

5) When you add buttons or switches or whatever you preferred on the Screen editor
tab, make sure you assign them to an output and/or input from the Connections
option:

6) From the tool selector, validate your project then save the application (available
only in PanelView explorer). You will have to save it to a flash drive and then transfer
it to your panelview and save then run the application from there. Remember you
need to have your panelview firmware flashed to version 1.5 or you will get an error
and wont work.
7) Connect the micro830 to the panelview using a 1761-CBL-PM02 Allen Bradley PLC
Programming Cable Adapter. Your Micro830 should now communicate to the
panelview successfully.
To program your panelview through Ethernet/USB, you will use the same procedures
as stated above. The only difference will be accessing the PanelView components
software:
1) If the panelview is connected through USB to mini-Din, open Internet Explorer (it
only works on specific versions) and type the modbus static IP (169.254.254.2) on the
address search box and click go. This should redirect you to the PanelView Explorer
software where you can edit your application
2) If the panelview is connected through Ethernet. Go to the communications option
in your panelview screen and find the IP address assigned to it. Type this IP address
on the internet browser in order to launch the PanelView Explorer software.
3) Once you are done creating your application, you can save the application to the
internal memory of your panelview. This option is on the PanelView Explorer startup
screen.

This should be all the steps you can follow to configure your micro830 to a panelview,
hope its clear and of great help. If you have any other questions regarding this let
me know.
Now as far as the other questions you have beside the panelview component:
1. Is there a way within the CCW software to monitor the power consumption with the
power supply? And/Or optional power supply unit? Ie. How much you are using/how
much is available?
I dont believe there is a way to monitor power consumption, I really never
heard of it and looking through CCW I didnt find anything that will show me this. But
the power consumption on are:

2. How many characters can you use to alias within the CCW software?
128 characters

3. Are high speed counters included in all units (Micro810, 830, and 850)? How fast
are said high speed counters?

No, only the micro830 (10, 16, 24, 48 point) are supported. The
HSC have a 100 kHz pulse speed. Please look at the table below.