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Can DirectSOFT or DNLoader be used with the Click PLCs?
DNLoader uses the DirectNET protocol supported by most of the DirectLogic PLCs.
The Click uses it's own programming software package and does not support the DirectNET protocol. Neither DirectSOFT nor DNLoader will work with Click.
The latest versions of Click software has it's own loader program (Click Project Loader) that works like DNLoader does for the DirectLogic PLCs. It is installed with the Click Programming Software.
FAQ ID: 1105
What are the capabilities of the CLICK PLC?
We wanted to strengthen our low-end PLC offering. The ideal customer for CLICK is a 1st time PLC customer or a new customer to ADC. Small SIs & OEMs who have not considered PLCs for their projects and/or applications may find this very attractive. The learning curve for this product is very minimal. Simple to learn, easy to use
If the volume is great enough, the extremely aggressive price of CLICK & the free programming software may also encourage other existing PLC users to consider switching. However, we never intended on this to be the PLC for everyone.
We feel the 80/20 rule still applies;
20% of the instructions to satisfy 80% of the applications. This, along with the maximum 142 I/O (maximum of 8 modules), will limit the application space which CLICK can be sold into. We realize that the initial launch of the CLICK PLC is limited to discrete control only, no ethernet communications capability, and RS-232 communications only (Modbus and ASCII) This has been updated to RS-232 & RS-485 with the new Analog CPUs, but felt the offering was complete enough to roll the product out and introduce it to our customer base and attract some new customers.
FAQ ID: 1106
Does CLICK PLC support any expansion such as local expansion or remote I/O?
No. CLICK PLC is limited to 8 I/O modules for each CPU.
FAQ ID: 1107
Is there any way to add additional communications ports to a CLICK PLC?
The only communications ports available are port 1 and port 2 RS-232 serial communications ports on the CPU.
This has been updated with the introduction of the analog CPU models. They have 2 RS-232 ports and 1 RS-485 port
FAQ ID: 1108
What is the SCCR rating for the CLICK PLCs?
Our PLCs are not power circuit components. The SCCR is not required for them. Please refer to UL508 177.1 and UL508A SB4.1 for details.
UL508 177.1 defines what the PLC is and UL508A SB4.1 covers the standard for the SCCR.
FAQ ID: 1198
Do you have wiring digrams for use with the SureStep Drives?
Yes, in the SureStep drive FAQs
FAQ ID: 1249
Can the sinking type 4 - 20mA analog output of the Click PLC be used to provide a speed reference signal for the GS series drives?
Yes, that is shown here;
FAQ ID: 1313
What is the accuracy of the Click's Real Time Clock?
+/-60 seconds per month.
FAQ ID: 1319
Why does the Click CPU keep asking for a firmware update, or says it has no firmware, but I update the fw and it doesn't accept the update?
Check your DC voltage to the Click CPU. This problem occurs when the voltage is below the nominal 24 VDC that the CPU requires.
FAQ ID: 1390
In Software Version 1.40, I do not see an option to "display Modbus address" in the address picker. How can I fix that ?
You may see this if the address picker is invoked from I/O or Address selection.
To see the Modbus addresses, select the address picker from the pull down menu; Program->Address Picker
FAQ ID: 1513
Is it possible to connect out of the RS485 Port 3 on Click to one of the Advanced stepper drives ( 4850 or 80100)?
While it is possible, the cost and wiring issues make a 2nd Click a much easier solution.
Click Port 3:
+ to TX+ on ISOCON Term block D
- to TX- on ISOCON Term block D
GND to GND Term block D
1/2 Duplex dipswitches both on on bottom bank of ISOCON.
5V and 0V Bias dipswitches on as well.
Must power cycle ISOCON after dipswitches are changed.
ISOCON Port A Pin 4 (TX) to Pin 5 on 4850 drive (RX)
ISOCON Port A Pin 3 (RX) to Pin 3 on 4850 drive (TX)
ISOCON Port A Pin 1 to Pin 2 on 4850 drive (GND on both)NOTE: Do NOT use Pin 6 on ISOCON Port A. It is not the same potential as Pin 1, though the ISOCON manual shows them as being the same.
FAQ ID: 1592