Q: What is the difference between operational mode and configuration mode?

Q: Why can’t Answer Man be in configuration mode while it is on a network?

Q: Can Answer Man be a stand alone device?

Q: Why can’t Answer Man be stand alone for other functions?

Q: How many characters can the network name be?

Q: Is the network name case sensitive?

Q: Can the Answer Man communicate directly to a computer?

Q: What type of interfaces does the Answer Man Sr. and Answer Man Jr. use to communicate?

Q: What is the difference between the Answer Man Jr. and Answer Man Sr.?


Q: What is the difference between operational mode and configuration mode?

A: Operational mode doesn’t allow you to change the modules configuration and the modules name where configuration mode does.

Q: Why can’t Answer Man be in configuration mode while it is on a network?

A: If Answer Man is on a network while in configuration mode there is the possibility that the network can change the modules network name as well as configuration.

Q: Can Answer Man be a stand alone device?

A: Answer Man can only be a stand alone device while it is configured for analog limit checking.

Q: Why can’t Answer Man be stand alone for other functions?

A: The Answer Man only has configuration memory and no program memory.

Q: How many characters can the network name be?

A: The Answer Man has the ability to have a name up to 16 characters long.

Q: Is the network name case sensitive?

A: Yes the network name is case sensitive. So it is possible to have two modules with the same name as long as there are differences in upper/lower case. For example the network name MAN1 is different than man1.

Q: Can the Answer Man communicate directly to a computer?

A: The Answer Man Jr. needs to have a level shifter connected to it externally. Where the Answer Man Sr. has the level shifters built in.

Q: What type of interfaces does the Answer Man Sr. and Answer Man Jr. use to communicate?

A: The Answer Man Sr. can communicate using an RS232A, RS422, or RS485, TTL inverted signal. The Answer Man Jr. communicates using an RS232A TTL true signal. Both Jr. and Sr. communicate with 8 data bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit.

Q: What is the difference between the Answer Man Jr. and Answer Man Sr.?

A: Both the Answer Man Jr. and Sr. have support for 12 bit analog functions but, the Sr. has the chips built into the module itself. The Answer Man Sr. also has the Level Shifters built in.

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