ISE Frequently Asked Questions - Controllers:West 5010 Series
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1 How do I enable serial communications on my West 5010 controller?

All West 5010 controllers, whether ordered with serial communications options or not, have an RS232 interface with limited capability to permit the use of the 5010 PC configurator (West part number M9997-A05009). To enable this feature, or to re-enable full…

2 How do I reset the Lock Code on my West 5010 controller?

If you have lost the Lock Code for your West 5010 controller, you can reset it to its factory default value of 10 by following the procedure below: 1. From Power Up 2. Hold both the UP and DOWN Arrow keys until the Setup View screen appears 3. Press the NEXT…

3 How do I wire a 4 wire RTD to a 3 wire input on a control?

You can connect a 4 wire RTD to a 3 wire instrument. Just use 3 of the wires. Generally a (4) wire RTD will have 2 white wires and 2 red wires. The active element is between a red and a white wire. The remainig wires are for lead wire resistance compensation.…

4 How do you change from fahrenheit to celsius on my 5010?

Changing range on 5010 series controls: 1) Down load manual for 5010 series. http://www.instrumentationcentral.com/WestManual/5010%20Manual.pdf Range Codes: 2) Go to page 101 in downloaded manual or A-2 in printed manual. Select the desired range and type…

5 How is the Modbus comms message formatted for the Controller?

Units with Modbus are P6100, P8100, P4100, 2300, 6600, 8600, 4400, 6400 and MLC 9000-B220. The N6100, 6120, N8100 and N4100 have West ASCII comms protocol as standard, although a special version is available with Modbus instead. These units have a suffix…

6 How to connect a 3-wire RTD to a 4-wire input?

The compensation leads on a RTD are used to measure and compensate for the lead resistance. (3) Wire RTD (most common) sensing circuits measure the resistance in one leg and assumes the resistance of the other leg is equal. A (4) wire RTD measures the resistance…

7 I am having trouble with my control. What informaiton is helpful for you to assist with the problem?

We would need more information about your control and process to give you specific help. What is the complete model number of the control. If it is one of our West brand of recent years then the part number is often on the outside of the controller housing.…

8 I cannot activate Self Tune. What is likely causing this?

Self Tune cannot be activate if the primary or the secondary proportioning band is set to 0.

9 Is it possible to change between auto/manual control through Modbus communication ?

To change the controller from auto to manual control (Auto off) using the Modbus communications protocol, the Auto/Manual Control bit needs to be changed. This is done by sending a Modbus message of : [01][05][0002][FF00][CRC] A breakdown of this message…

10 What is PID and where can I find additional information?

ISE PID Technical Reference

11 Why are the valve motor drive (VMD) outputs limited to 120V AC operation?

If the valve motor is driven directly by the controller output relays, the controller outputs are limited to half the voltage of their nominal rating. This restriction does not apply if the motor is driven via external contactors/relays, but those contactors/relays…

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