A: Operational mode doesn’t allow you to change the modules configuration and the modules name where configuration mode does.
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.
A: Answer Man can only be a stand alone device while it is configured for analog limit checking.
A: The Answer Man only has configuration memory and no program memory.
A: The Answer Man has the ability to have a name up to 16 characters long.
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.
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.
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.
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.