Support for installations with the option for cooperation with up to 32 gen-sets/mains/tie controllers
AirGateComAp’s controllers incorporate AirGate connection technology to make access to the internet as simple as possible.
AirGate enables our controllers to connect to the internet using the existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses.
for easy connection to your equipment remotely, without worrying about your asset’s IP address
Start-up synchronisationComAp’s Start-up synchronisation eliminates any blackout time, and the start-up time is the same for sites running 2, 10, or even 30 gen-sets.
To avoid delaying availability of the system due to slow-starting generators or other problems, any engines that fail to reach running speed with a specified time are rejected from the scheme and, if able, are left to perform traditional synchronising after the majority of sets have become available.
to minimise the paralleling start sequence time and get the gen-set system up and running with the minimum possible delay
Dynamic spinning reserveDynamic Spinning Reserve allows the system to react flexibly to changes in power produced by renewable energy sources. ComAp controllers can react to requested spinning reserve and keep the sufficient amount of gen-sets running to cover the drop-in output of the renewable source (e.g. when cloud cover is heavier). helping to deliver maximum amount of available energy from photovoltaics
Clear visualisation and overview of all important information on the built-in colour display
Built-in PLCComAp has integrated Programable Logic Controller tightly with our standard line of controllers. This helps our customers to cut costs, minimise points of failure for advanced systems, and overcome any challenge that may occur. interpreter with the use of ComAp's free PLC Editor
StageV and Tier4Final-ready
Remote control and monitoring of your gen-set operations with WebSupervisor, our cloud-based fleet management tool
Compatible load/Var sharing and power management with other ComAp solutions
Droop regulation allowing load sharing and Var sharing when the inter-controller’s communication is lost
Plug-in modules to easily extend the functionality of the controller
Possibility to have a mains application in a gen-set controller
One hardware for more applications, enabling an easy switch between MINT and SPtM applications
Optional geofencingA geographical area can be defined in the controller and, with the aid of our GPS module, a selectable protection can be activated when the gen-set leaves the defined area.
Prevent your gen-set to be used in a location different to the one agreed upon. Taking your equipment to a different location without your consent is not only breach of contract but also it might deteriorate your gen-set.
feature helping with efficient unit tracking and theft prevention*
Event-based history for fast and easy troubleshooting
Increased site efficiency and reduced operational costs through effective power managementOur system allows for up to 32 generators running in parallel, regardless of whether the generators are of different sizes, power outputs, and from different manufactures. The system is highly adaptive and can create up to 4 different schemes of power management that can be switched with a simple switch.
Automatic Mains Failure that ensures automatic start of gen-sets and minimises downtime
Peak shaving for limiting the import from the mains (e.g. due to higher prices)
Load shedding ensuring the most important loads are running even when there is a lack of power
* Feature available with a CM2-4G-GPS plug-in card.
If you have forgotten your controller password, it can be found using the password decode function.
You will need the following information about your device:
"password decode" number
Both numbers can be obtained through the monitoring software relevant to the device.
Serial number is available in Controller info
Password decode number is available in Values / Info
You can also show these numbers on your device's display. Typically, this requires a sequence or combination of buttons to be pressed. Details can be found typically in the device Operator guide.
Once you have these numbers, please contact your ComAp distributor and they will help you get your password back.
Firmware and archive/configuration upgrade in ComAp controllers.
Each ComAp controller needs firmware and configuration for its operation.
Firmware (FW) = operation system of the unit.
Configuration (also called Archive) = application settings/parameters and functions, IOs definition, PLC, ECU, etc. It also contains history log saved from monitoring software (InteliMonitor, LiteEdit, InteliConfig).
New FW (together with default Archives) can be obtained from product page on our website or using the InteliBot’s Download section. After download, you can double click on the file (typically *.psi or *ixc) to import all needed files into your library (in your computer - see below where you can find it). By using configuration tools (such as GenConfig, DriveConfig, InteliConfig, LiteEdit) you can also upgrade the FW of your controller (you need to be connected to that controller, it is recommended over cable).
Default application files are available:
directly in InteliConfig „New configuration“ window
(typically) C:\Users\Public\Documents\ComAp PC Suite\GenConfig\Archives\Default (or DriveConfig) folder for InteliGen and InteliSys NT units.
If you want to change your IGS-NT unit from SPtM to MINT application, you can simply choose this default file in the configuration SW and write it into the unit.
FW and configuration file version has to match, (e.g. 4.1.x FW version, you need 4.1.x archive version – 3.9.x would not be allowed to be written into the unit). Configuration/Archive files are usually upgradeable using our SW Tools (GenConfig, DriveConfig, InteliConfig).
We do recommend to use for every new project the newest FW that is available. In case that you miss or you are not satisfied with some features, you can also upgrade the FW and the archive the newest version.
How do I change the controller firmware? Where can I get the latest firmware?
You can download the latest firmware package on the webpage of the device. You can easily navigate there through the ‘Products’ section or just use the Search function. If you cannot find the firmware on the website or if you require different than the offered version do not hesitate to contact our support team.
The firmware upgrade itself is easy to perform. You need the appropriate configuration software and a connection to the controller (preferably a direct connection). Prior to initiating the update process, we strongly recommend you to save a complete backup of your device.
It usually consists of several steps:
Create a controller back up.
Update the device firmware. It will contain default Configuration Archive and default Application.
Change the Application (SPtM, MiNT, MCB, MGCB, BTB, etc) to the required type (by programming appropriate default archive to the controller).
Use the Import Configuration Wizard to restore your previous configuration. In some cases manual interventions might be needed during this step.
Optional: Update the connected display firmware or device communication module firmware.
Should you be unsuccessful in programming the new version, the rollback procedure is to install previous firmware version and use your back up to restore the controller to its original state before the firmware upgrade was attempted.
How do I connect to my ComAp controller? What types of connections are supported?
ComAp offers a wide range of options to connect to your controller:
RS232 / RS485
USB - USB A<->B (usually a printer cable)
Internet connection - LAN, GPRS, 3G, 4G
Note that some connection types require you to use a communication module (plug-in eg a RS232 card) or communication bridge (external device eg Internet Bridge NT).
Each ComAp device usually allows for multiple ways of connection. The simplest one supported by the majority of our devices is the RS232 (serial) connection. For this, you need an RS232 cable (null modem) and if your PC is not equipped with an RS232 port you need a USB<->RS232 converter.
USB connections are very common. Almost all ComAp devices support connection using simple USB A<->B cable (printer cable) for easy configuration. Some devices can be powered from the USB port for programming to allow easy configuration right on your desk.
Other connection types: Internet connection (LAN, GPRS, 3G, 4G), Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, SNMP, AirGate, Modem.
Note that some connection types require you to use a communication module (plug-in eg a RS232 card) or communication bridge (external device eg Internet Bridge NT). Not all types of connection are possible on each device. You can find all the details related to this topic in your device's Comprehensive guide or Communication guide.
Detailed information about connection to:
InteliLite NT, InteliATS NT, InteliCompact NT is available IL-NT, IA-NT, IC-NT Communication Guide (page 21)
InteliGen-NT, InteliSys-NT, InteliMains-NT is available in IGS-NT Communication Guide (page 19)
InteliLite is available in Global Guide InteliLite AMF25 Global Guide (page 126)
What is AirGate?
AirGate allows our controllers to connect to the internet using existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses.
ComAp controls incorporate the AirGate connection technology to make access to the internet as simple as possible. AirGate was designed to overcome the issues commonly faced when trying to connect remote equipment using internet based communications.
AirGate allows our controllers to connect to the internet using the existing network infrastructure, negotiating firewalls and VPN systems and removing the requirement for static and public IP addresses.
Once AirGate in the controller is activated even if the IP address is changed, our configuration and monitoring tools will keep track of the remote equipment.
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