The Modern ASi-5/ASi-3 Address Programming Device – Designed for all ASi Generations
The Contemporary ASi Address Programming Device
ASi-5 is the latest development stage of AS-Interface. For this application, we now provide our modern ASi-5/ASi-3 address programming device (BW4708). Just as with our ASi-5/ASi-3 Gateways, we focus on full compatibility. This means: You can use the new addressing device for all ASi-5 as well as for all ASi-3 modules – while maintaining a uniform workflow.
Even if you don’t have ASi-5 modules in use yet, you will still profit from advanced product features: an OLED color display, a bulit-in supercapacitor (for powerful energy storage) and simple PC connection via a standard USB-C connection. It also enables seamless integration into the Bihl+Wiedemann Software Suite.
Count on a powerful combination when commissioning your ASi system: Using the handy ASi-5/ASi-3 address programming device together with the Bihl+Wiedemann Software Suite, you combine the advantages of decentralized (bottom-up) addressing with those of centralized (top-down) planning and parameterization.
Advantages at a Glance
For All ASi Generations
The compact ASi-5/ASi-3 hand-held addressing device allows you to commission ASi modules of all generations easily and safely – including all ASi-5 modules. The ASi-5/ASi-3 addresse programming device is also by far the most powerful ASi-3 address programming device – which also applies analogously to our ASi-5/ASi-3 gateways.
All Bihl+Wiedemann PC Programs Can be Used
You can use the hand-held addressing device together with the Bihl+Wiedemann Suite – simply by connecting it to a PC via the USB interface. This means that all the usual tools are available to you for parameterizing, diagnosing and testing the ASi participant connected to the addressing device.
Thanks to six robust buttons, you can easily operate the addressing device. It also offers a standard USB-C connection for power supply for use as a PC interface. In the future, this will allow easy extensions of the functional scope in the field through our established firmware updates.
Always Ready for Use
A modern energy storage device (supercapacitor) offers a long service life and enables fast charging even during simultaneous use. For example, the charging time for 70 modules is only around 10 minutes. The addressing device is still ready for use even after months of storage thanks to low self-discharge.
How do You Use the ASi-5/ASi-3 Address Programming Device Optimally?
For easy and safe commissioning of your ASi system, it is recommended to use our intuitive, sophisticated ASIMON360 software in conjunction with the modern ASi-5/ASi-3 address programming device – even if you do not wish to use ASi-5 modules at present. The typical procedure is as follows:
- First plan the network in the hardware configuration section of ASIMON360 or ASi Control Tools360. You can also make all the individual settings for each device separately.
- In the second step, set the ASi addresses (ASi-3) and participant numbers (ASi-5) individually at the respective modules on site using the addressing device. Then you can connect all devices to the ASi Master.
- Finally, start the commissioning wizard. The devices are then all automatically fully configured and receive all other settings that were initially specified in the hardware configuration section.
Robert Paulus, member of the Bihl+Wiedemann sales team, explains why it is so easy to commission ASi modules of all generations with the new ASi-5/ASi-3 address programming device – especially when using the commissioning wizard of the Bihl+Wiedemann Software Suite.
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ASi-5/ASi-3 Address Programming Device & Accessories
The ASi-5/ASi-3 address programming device (BW4708) enables you to address various modules of all ASi generations. For this purpose, the most important ASi addressing cables are already included in the delivery.
- Addressing of ASi modules of all specifications
- Color display (RGB OLED)
- Fully charged in approximately 30 min, sufficient for ≥120read/write operations, approximately 10 min of charging time is sufficient to allocate 70 ASi addresses (e. g. AB, single, ASi-5)
- 1× USB-C connection
- 1× connection each for the ASi addressing cable
Accessories Included in Delivery:
ASi-5 addressing cable (BW4711), jack plug to jack plug (1.5 m) for addressing an ASi-5 participant via its addressing socket (included in delivery)
ASi addressing cable (BW4731), hollow plug to connecting wire, 1,5 m, open-ended, enabling the connection of an M12 socket or a profile cable, etc. This also enables addressing of devices that do not have an addressing socket (included in delivery)
ASi-3 addressing cable (BW4712), hollow plug to hollow plug (1.5 m) for addressing an ASi-3 participant via its addressing socket (included in delivery)
ASi addressing cable (BW4732), hollow plug to M12 cable socket, straight, 5-pin, 1,5 m; pre-assembled for addressing devices with ASi connection via M12 (not included in delivery)
FAQs About the ASi-5/ASi-3 Address Programming Device
Yes, because you can easily address ASi modules of all generations using the ASi-5/ASi-3 addressing device. You will also profit from its modern product features: an OLED color display, a powerful energy storage device (supercapacitor) and simple PC connection via a standard USB-C port.
Yes, we supply the respective ASi addressing cable as an accessory. Find out more about our wide range of ASi addressing cables here.
No, you can also commission all ASi modules using just the Bihl+Wiedemann software suite or directly at the gateway. However, the addressing device may simplify the commissioning of an ASi circuit. It enables you to quickly and easily assign an address to the bus nodes without the need for a real bus structure. Commissioning is then performed automatically by the software, if the ASi bus is connected to the PC software via a gateway.
Can an ASi system be commissioned using just the ASi-5/ASi-3 address programming device, or does it also require the Bihl+Wiedemann Software Suite?
Yes, you can carry out commissioning without software, using just the ASi-5/ASi-3 address programming device. To do this, simply use the "Store+Run" function on the display of the gateway. However, we still recommend using the ASi-5/ASi-3 address programming device in conjunction with the intuitive software (ASIMON360 or ASi Control Tools360) for easy commissioning.
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