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Is There Only One Way To Connect A CLICK PLC To A C-More EA9 HMI?

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  • Is There Only One Way To Connect A CLICK PLC To A C-More EA9 HMI?

    Hi all,

    I have already purchased a CLICK model C0-12DRE-D (it has Ethernet, RS-232 and RS-485). Now I'm looking at purchasing a EA9-T7CL-R HMI. Looking at page 13 of the technical installation manual for the HMI it says that with the CLICK only "MODBUS CLICK" is supported:

    https://cdn.automationdirect.com/sta...9userm/ch1.pdf

    Does that means that the only way to interface the PLC to the HMI is via a
    EA-2CBL cable, or can I use the Ethernet connection on the PLC to communicate to the HMI directly via an ethernet cable(this would be ideal for my situation).

    Thanks.


  • #2
    The Click manual says it supports Modbus TCP as a server so try using the generic Modbus TCP client driver on the panel.
    thePLCguy

    Bernie

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    • #3
      C-more software version 6.4 supports the Click Ethernet driver.
      If you have an urgent issue, please contact AutomationDirect's Technical Support team.

      AutomationDirect.com Technical Support: 1(800) 633-0405 or (770) 844-4200 Email Tech Support

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      • #4
        Hello, New to the PLC programming world so hopefully this is an easy question that seems to relate to the OP's.

        I am using a C0-10DD1E-D Click PLC (1 Ethernet Port, 1 RS-232 Port) with an EA3-S3ML-R HMI (1 RS-232 Port). I have my PC connected to my PLC via the Ethernet Port and the PLC to the HMI via the RS-232 Ports. Currently, when I want to upload a new program to the HMI, I have to unplug the cable running to the RS-232 port on the PLC and connect it to the PC via an Automation Direct USB to RS-232 converter.

        Instead of this method, is there a way to the leave the PC to PLC to HMI connections and upload a new program from the PC to the HMI "through" the PLC connection? Hopefully that makes sense.

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        • #5
          C-more HMI's do not support "pass through" programming.
          If you have an urgent issue, please contact AutomationDirect's Technical Support team.

          AutomationDirect.com Technical Support: 1(800) 633-0405 or (770) 844-4200 Email Tech Support

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