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XALSTOM: Areva Alstom IEC 870 Courier Protocol Driver v10.0


XALSTOM: Areva Alstom IEC 870 Courier Protocol Driver

General Information:


XALSTOM driver was designed to communicate with Areva / Alstom / Gec Alsthom addressable relays that support the Courier protocol.

Some generic commands can be used with other Alstom equipment that support the Courier Protocol with the IEC870 interface to transport the courier messages.

This driver supports Single-level Addressing mode only. Multi-level addressing may be implemented in future releases although it is only required when the topology of the network of courier devices is too complex.

Using KITZ101 Interface:
If you are using a KITZ101 (KBUS to IEC870) Interface, be sure to use the appropriate option switch settings. A bad switch configuration can make connection with the relay impossible.

A standard option switch configuration when connecting the KITZ101 to a PC running the XALSTOM driver is as follows (assuming that you are using 19200,N,8,1):
  • Option Switch 0 = 0

  • Option Switch 1 = 0 (Set to 1 for 57600 baudrate)

  • Option Switch 2 = 1

  • Option Switch 3 = 1 (Set to 0 for E,8,1)

  • Option Switch 4 = 0 (Never set to 1 because it will change the device's reply format)

  • Option Switch 5 = 0 (Set to 1 only if you are using a modem)

  • Option Switch 6 = 0

  • Option Switch 7 = 0

  • If you are using these switch settings and you are still unable to communicate, be sure you are addressing the requests to the right relay station number (defined in parameter DriverP0) and check the pin assignment that your cable is using.

    When communicating using 10 data bits mode, you must setup the driver to work with the following settings: N,8,1.

    When communicating using 11 data bits mode, you must setup the driver to work with the following settings: E,8,1.

    Using KITZ201 Interface:
    If you are using a KITZ201 (KBUS to IEC870) Interface, use the Alstom configuration software to configure the communication parameters so they match those used by the connected relays.

    When communicating using 10 data bits mode, you must setup the driver to work with the following settings: N,8,1.

    When communicating using 11 data bits mode, you must setup the driver to work with the following settings: E,8,1.

    Use Port 2 located in the rear side of the KITZ to connect to the PC RS-232 port.

    If you are using these switch settings and you are still unable to communicate, be sure you are addressing the requests to the right relay station number (defined in parameter DriverP0) and check the pin assignment that your cable is using.


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    Supported Devices:

    (This list is only indicative and may exist other unlisted equipment that are also communicable with this driver).


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