So I'm trying to setup an LPC and my local dealer is stumpeed, thought I would check here.
Have an Impression II and an Impression II LPC. Both are running 3.1 software. Followed the printed directions in the manual to configure the boards for an A/B System doesn't work.
Both Units are plugged into the ehternet hub and working correctly (When I power on each one individually they find the RVI and display data)
I've set on the console (Dip Switches inside) SW 1: On, SW 2:Off
On the console: SW1: Off, SW 2: On
I'm not getting any of the tracking console errors (Cannot find A, Cannot find B) They both seem happy as a clam working as individual light boards on the network.
What have I missed in setting this up?
Thanks all for your help!
Howdy. This is a great question and can be tricky since it is kind of buried in two different places in the manual. The long story short is that the consoles do not connect for redundant tracking via a network cable but instead need a custom serial cable. Why you may ask? Because TCP/IP networking didn't exist when the console was created. Below is a snip from the manual on what you need to do
Installing Redundant Tracking Backup
Note: Impression reads DIP switch settings when you turn it on. You must turn power off and back on for console to recognize new settings.
Connect consoles with a DB9 Female to Female connector RS-232 cable (Belden 9503 or equivalent) that is not longer than 50 feet. Use console connectors labeled Serial.
Pins 1, 6, 7, and 9 are not connected.
Pins 4 and 8 are tied together at each end but are not connected through the cable.
Using Redundant Tracking BackupTo use Redundant Tracking Backup, follow these steps:
Hope this helps.