Controls -2032

by | Nov 25, 2020 | 1200 QS-Group, QSG-Group, Quick Start Guides

Control Versions: 2032.404.0

Instructions

When entering Binary Commands or Analog Data inputs the user must wait for the controller to pull this data down from the GRIDview server and enter into the control logic. Once the controller has confirmed back to GRIDview that the data has been received it will then appear on the screen. If the changes are not made in a reasonable time then see Input Command or Data not reaching device

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solar tracker controls
solar master controls
GRIDview Master Controls

Master Enable: Master Enablement which permits all Control Processes

Enable Tracking: Enables NREL SPA to calculate solar position – used only for debugging

Go to Stow: N/A

Tag Registers
Toolkit Tag Register
Map
DO D OUT
Y 121 TRK01_ENABLE << Master Enable
Y 116 TRK01_TRACK << Enable Tracking

 

Solar Altitude control
GRIDview Altitude Control

Position (Pv): Shows the Present Value or Altitude Position in degrees above the Horizon (90 – Zenith Angle)

Set Point (Sp): Shows the Present control set point for tracking. When in Auto this is Altitude of the sun otherwise either the user’s Manual Command or Stow Position.
Data Button: Shows Pv data points logged that can be down loaded to a .csv file.
Trend Button: Shows a trend line of Pv, Sp & deviation. Limit generally 2 weeks.

Soft Manual: When enabled the square button will be green indicating the user is allowed to enter Manual Control Commands to move the tracker otherwise controller is in Automatic tracking and the square button will be gray.

Auto / Soft Command: If in Manual (Soft Command) the Command buttons will become operable and be gray when OFF and green when ON. If in Auto (Auto Command), the Dir / Rev input buttons will be inoperable but indicating green when the control logic dictates. The user may not see this change due to the ON period may be shorter than the data update cycle to GRIDview.

Motor Relay: Indicators Dir / Rev which show relay outputs are ON or OFF.

Total Hall Counts: This is used as the indicator that Motor Halls are fuctional and that there is motor movement.

Tag Registers
Toolkit Tag Register
Map
DO D OUT
Y 100 ALT01_AUTO Enable AL Remote Manual Control
Y 107 ALT01_UP Move AL motor Up #1
Y 102 ALT01_DN Move AL motor Down #1
DO D OUT
Y 0 DO_01 AL Reversing Relay – Software
Y 1 DO_02 AL Motor Run – Software
AX A IN
AX 8 ALT01_CNT AL Total Pulse Counter Physical

 

solar azimuth control
GRIDview Azimuth Control

Position (Pv): Shows the Present Value or Azimuth Position (0 – 360 degrees) 0 = due North.

Set Point (Sp): Shows the Present control set point for tracking. When in Auto this is Azimuth of the sun otherwise either the user’s Manual Command or Stow Position.
Data Button: Shows Pv data points logged that can be down loaded to a .csv file.
Trend Button: Shows a trend line of Pv, Sp & deviation. Limit generally 2 weeks.

Soft Manual: When enabled the square button will be green indicating the user is allowed to enter Manual Control Commands to move the tracker otherwise controller is in Automatic tracking and the square button will be gray.

Auto / Soft Command: If in Manual (Soft Command) the Command buttons will become operable and be gray when OFF and green when ON. If in Auto (Auto Command), the Dir / Rev input buttons will be inoperable but indicating green when the control logic dictates. The user may not see this change due to the ON period may be shorter than the data update cycle to GRIDview.

Motor Relay: Indicators Dir / Rev which show relay outputs are ON or OFF.

Total Hall Counts: This is used as the indicator that Motor Halls are functional and that there is motor movement.

Tag Registers
Toolkit Tag Register
Map
Do D out
Y 108 AZ01_AUTO Enable AZ Remote Manual Control
Y 115 AZ01_UP Move AZ motor West
Y 110 AZ01_DN Move AZ motor East
DO D OUT
Y 2 DO_03 AZ Reversing Relay
Y 3 DO_04 AZ Relay Motor Run
AX A IN
AX 11 AZI_CNT AL Total Pulse Counter

 

solar altitude tracking
sun
Sun
blue point
Blue Sight Line

This indicates the tracker is on sun.

yellow point
Yellow Sight Line

This indicates the tracker is within acceptable limits.

yellow point
Red Sight Line

This indicates the tracker is outside acceptable limits.

soft limit
Soft Limits (Min / Max)
limit switch
Limit Switch (Min / Max)
solar azimuth tracking
sun
Sun
blue point
Blue Sight Line

This indicates the tracker is on sun.

yellow point
Yellow Sight Line

This indicates the tracker is within acceptable limits.

yellow point
Red Sight Line

This indicates the tracker is outside acceptable limits.

limit switch
Limit Switch (Min / Max)
soft limit
Soft Limits (Min / Max)
Solar AI
GRIDview Azimuth Control

Local Switch: Shows the position of the local switch hard wired to the controller.When a circuit is made to Terminal 5 (switch is ON), the controller is in Auto (Green) and allows automatic tracking and soft manual which enables manual control from GRIDview. When the switch is OFF (Blue) the controller responds only to the 2 (3 position) toggle switches which will move the tracker Up/Down – East/West using 4 analog inputs listed below.
Analog Inputs
01: Inclinometer 4-20mA input.
02: Inclinometer 0-5V input.
03: Inclinometer 0-10V input.
04: Spare
05: Switch – Move tracker Up
06: Switch – Move tracker Down
07: Switch – Move tracker West
08: Switch – Move tracker East

Tag Registers
Toolkit Tag Register
Map
AI A IN
AX 0 AI_01 01 Inclinometer 4-20mA input.
AX 1 AI_02 02 Inclinometer 0-5V input.
AX 2 AI_03 03 Inclinometer 0-10V input.
AX 3 AI_04 04 Spare
AX 4 AI_05 05 Switch – Move tracker Up
AX 5 AI_06 06 Switch – Move tracker Down
AX 6 AI_07 07 Switch – Move tracker West
AX 7 AI_08 08 Switch – Move tracker East