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ZED PAC SPECIFICATIONS


Operating temperature
Dimensions
Mounting holes
Weight
QPS Approval
CSA Approval

-40 to 75 qC
145 x 145 x 43 mm (5.7 x 5.7 x 1.69)
116 x 133 mm (4.57 x 5.23)
225 g (0.5 lbs.)
Class I, Div. 2, Groups C & D
Class I, Div 2, Groups A, B, C, & D

Figure 1: Operating and environmental specifications

Figure 2: Zed-PAC Diagram and underside label

The Zed-PAC has two blocks of terminals for connections such as power, I/O and two serial ports. COM3 is a 3wire RS232 serial port used as a local operator interface to configure and test the Zed-PAC. COM4 is a 2-wire
RS485 serial port. COM1 is the default end-device (RTU) port. The Universal Serial Bus (USB) port (connections
VCC, D-, D+ and GND) is not functional in this version of Zed-PAC software.
Terminal Block 1 (12-pin connector)
Pin
Label
Description
12
I/O4
Analog / Digital Input Channel 4
11
I/O3
Analog / Digital Input Channel 3
10
I/O2
Analog / Digital Input Channel 2
9
I/O1
Analog / Digital Input Channel 1
8
I/O0
Digital Input Channel 0
7
GND
Ground
6
Vext
External DC voltage drive. Switched by Zed-PAC (200mA max.)
5
GND
Ground
4
Wake
Signal Interrupt. Pull to ground to wake Zed-PAC from sleep.
3
GND
Ground
2
Vin
Power Supply (5 - 28 VDC)
1
GND
Ground
Terminal Block 2 (10-pin connector)
Pin
Label
10
VCC
USB +5V
9
DUSB Data
8
D+
USB Data
7
GND
USB Ground
6
4B
Com4 RS485 B
5
4A
Com4 RS485 A
4
GND
Com4 RS485 Ground
3
3T
Com3 RS232 Transmit
2
3R
Com3 RS232 Receive
1
GND
Com3 RS232 Ground

Description

Figure 3: Zed-PAC terminal block pins


The Zed-PAC has two 9-pin RS232 serial ports with data terminal emulation pin-out. COM 1 is a three-wire port
that is used to communicate with RS232 end-devices (RTUs). COM2 is the default communicator port that has full
handshaking capability.
Pin
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1

Label
Description
COM 1
COM 2
RI
Ring Indicate
NC
NC
CTS
Clear To Send
NC
Connected
RTS
Request To Send
NC
Connected
DSR
Data Set Ready
NC
Connected
GND
Ground
Connected Connected
DTR
Data Terminal Ready
NC
Connected
TX
Transmit
Connected Connected
RX
Receive
Connected Connected
DCD
Data Carrier Detect
NC
Connected
NC No electrical connection on the Zed-PAC board

Figure 4: Zed-PAC DB9 male connector pin-out (standard DTE ports)

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ZED PAC CONFIGURATION


A Zed-PAC must be configured to operate properly with the end-device and communicator being used onsite. ZedPAC configuration requires the use of a configuration cable connected between a PC and the Zed-PAC. The ZedPAC must be powered and not presently in sleep mode.
There are two methods that can be used to configure the Zed-PAC:
1.

Via a local connection Zed-PAC is physically located within close proximity of the user and connected
to a local PC. This method is described below.

2.

Via a remote connection through ZediAccess.com. When configuring large numbers of I/O points in a
Zed-PAC this is the most convenient method of configuring a Zed-PAC. Please see the ZediAccess.com
Admin manual for further instructions.

Using the local connection the user will have access to all the Zed-PAC command line configuration parameters
while the remote connection will have limited access and capability.

The Zed-PAC configuration cable is a 3-wire cable with a DB9 female connector on one end and bare wires on the
other end. Connect the bare wires to the Zed-PAC terminals for COM3. The pin out of the cable is as follows:
DB9F
Pin 2 (Rx)
Pin 3 (Tx)
Pin 5 (GND)

Zed-PAC terminal block label


3T
3R
GND

Figure 5: Zed-PAC Configuration Cable pin out


Connect the 3-wire cable to the terminal block on the Zed-PAC and connect the DB9 end to serial port on a PC.
Apply power to the Zed-PAC.

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D
C
2

Figure 6: Connection Diagram

Start a terminal emulation program (such as HyperTerminal) on the PC. Set the communication settings to 115200
Baud, 8 data bits, parity to None and flow control to None. Disconnect and reconnect the session so the new port
settings take effect. The following figures give step by step instructions to setup HyperTerminal, though other
terminal programs (i.e., Tera Term) can be used if desired.
Step 1: Start the HyperTerminal application. This application comes with Windows so most PCs should have
installed by default.

Figure 7: Starting HyperTerminal on Windows XP Professional

Step 2: In the File menu, select New Connection, name the connection and click on OK.

Figure 8: Make a new connection


Step 3: Select the COM port that matches the RS232 connector on the PC that will be use to connect to the ZedPAC and click on OK.

Figure 9: Choose a COM Port

Step 4: Select the communication settings show below and click on OK.

Figure 10: HyperTerminal Port Settings


Step 5: From the Call menu click on Disconnect and then Call in the Call menu. (The new port settings do not take
effect until the session has been disconnected and reconnected). Change settings for the session by selecting the
File Properties menu option.
Step 6: Save the HyperTerminal settings (if desired) by selecting the File Save As menu option.
Step 7: Hit <Enter> and the prompt Zed-PAC> should appear as in Figure 11 below. The Zed-PAC is now
ready for configuration.