Before performing any communication, it is better to understand the hardware interface of Delta Hmi TP04 series and how to set the communication settings in TPEditor software program. Please refer to the following sections for the method of communication.
An external 24V DC power is required when activating TP04 series. After the power is in connected to TP04 series, the start-up display will show up first and then the system main menu of TP04 series will appear. Choose “4.TP SETUP” > “1.Communication Protocol”.
There are three items regarding the communication settings:
- TP Settings: It is used to set the communication address of TP series.
- RS232: It is used to set the transmission speed (baud rate), data length, parity check, and stop bit of RS-232 communication.
- RS485: It is used to set the transmission speed (baud rate), data length, parity check, and stop bit of RS-485 communication.
The above three items should be set in accordance with the settings set in Tools(T) > Communication Settings(C) to ensure the correct communication (Figure ). After selecting Tools(T) > Communication Settings(C), the Communication Setting dialog box will open (Figure ) and the users can set TP Station Address, PC COM Port and Baud Rate these options. Please ensure that the actual communication address of TP series and the settings set in TPEditor must be the same; otherwise a communication error may occur.
|Delta HMI Communication Settings|
|Delta HMI Communication Format|
After complete the communication settings, PC is capable of communicating to the Delta HMI TP04 series. Please refer to the Figure for communication connection.
Using connection cable DVPACAB530.
|Delta HMI and PC Communication Cable Pinout|
Communication method and steps are described as follows:
Step 1. After finishing the program editing in TPEditor, the program should be compiled first before downloading to TP series. Click or choose Compile(C) > Build All(A) to compile the editing program .
|Compile Hmi Program|
Step 3. Then, activate TPEditor software program, click Communication(M) > Write to TP(W) The Confirm dialog box will display , and then press Yes button for confirmation. The system will start to download the program to TP series. At the same time, the downloading status (percentage of downloading) will also show during download process . After the download succeeded, press OK button to complete transmission .
|Download Delta HMI Program|
Then, the words of “RECEIVING……” will display on the screen of TP series .
Step 4. The users may also use Read from TP(R), Write Boot Page to TP(B), and Write Menu to TP(M) these commands in Communication(M) option. The communication method is the same as the operation of Write to TP(W) command.
Step 5. Usually, the functions of Write Boot Page to TP(B), and Write Menu to TP(M) are disabled and can not be used. They are available only when editing the Boot Page and user-defined Menu.
Step 6. If the users want to edit Boot Page, just select View(V) > Boot Page(B). After complete the editing, click Communication(M) > Write Boot Page to TP(B) to perform the downloading.
Step 7. If the users want to edit user-define Menu, just select File(F) > User Menu Setting(U). After complete the settings, click Communication(M) > Write Menu to TP(M) to perform the downloading.