Axcent 3 error
TUTech Posts: 70
in AMX Hardware
I have an Axcent 3 that I use just for testing. I am unable to load any code to it. LEDs 1 and 4 blink then 2 and 3, then 1 and 4 again. Since it is consistent I figured it would mean something. If not, it goes in the trash!
That would be my recommendation. Never mind the fact that it's probably over 15 years old and way past it's lifespan... The newer versions of Netlinx Studio don't even talk to it anymore and you'd have to run an older version just to code on it. If you're looking for a hobby, I'd recommend going on eBay and picking up an old NI-X000. You can find them for a few bucks and at least they still are a viable thing.
If you're just dying to use it, you can turn off the internal master via a dip switch and use the integrated controller devices via an axlink buss connection to a Netlinx master.
Not by a dipswitch, you need to enter TERMINAL mode from the programming port, and set the the BASE ADDRESS to anything but 0. You can type HELP and it will tell you what your choices are. Then hook up the axlink and view the master in Studio to see the port numbers.
Oh yes! Thanks John. It's been a loooooong while since I touched an Axcent 3. The last Axcent system I saw was actually earlier this year. It was a museum that had a few systems running displays. They were installed in 1999 and hadn't been touched by an integrator since. It was a card frame system with a ton of relay and voltage cards controlling the various servos and actuators running the displays. It still worked fine. The code was well written. They had to change out a projector due to the fact that (it too was very old) the bulbs were no longer being made for it.
My home system also uses an old Axcent Card Frame chock full of cards as well as a couple old Radia Lighting dimmers for my recording studio lights and my outdoor/Christmas lights. I run it from an NX-1200. It all works like a champ. That stuff was bullet-proof.