Eaton SmartWire-DT Road Test Kit
Hi this is my review of the Eaton Smartwire DT road test kit.
The kit consisted of:
1 x Programmable Relay – EASY802-DC-SWD
2 x Contactor Adapter DIL-SWD-32-002
2 x Contactors DILM7-10
2 x twin push buttons with LED M22 Modules
1 x flat cable with fitted device plugs
1 x Terminating Resistor
1 x 24V power supply
1 x USB cable
1 x easySoft-Pro V6.90
First off I took all the items out of the box and had a good look at them, everything looks good and solid and the cable took me back to building up computers.
I had a look at the documentation and it all looked simple enough. I started by clipping together the two button units, just click them all together and all done. It has a strange connector on the back, I took to thinking of them as all having USB plugs.
Simply plug in the green flat cable and play!
Next I fitted the Relay Modules onto the contactors and again connected up the same green flat cable.
Finally connect up the Controller unit to the flat cable and your all setup.
Now just for the 24V power adapter… Ahh I’m in the UK and the adapter was for the US 120V so a quick chop off of the cable and a UK power adapter fitted and we are all up and running. LED lights on, on all the units including the switches – yes the switches have LED’s so you can see at a glance they are connected and functioning.
Plug in the USB PC connector and you are ready to start programming.
Install the Easy soft 6 software onto a PC load it up. Select all the components starting with the Easy 802 and in this case the 2 switches and contactor adapters the most important thing to note here is that you need to click on the auto complete wizard to assign an operand to each function or nothing will work – found that one out fairly quickly !
Once I had set all the Operands I found it easy to draw my circuit Diagram and add the buttons, LED’s and contactors and very quickly had a working setup. Next connect to the Relay module with the supplied USB cable and go online you should see all the LED’s on the front of the Module be copied on your PC Then it is just a case of clicking on the PC to Device button to program it.
At power up I now have buttons controlling the contactors and LED’s to how I wanted them. I found it all very easy once you get the hang of the software and it’s easy to change which button does what or the functionality after it’s all wires up so no rewiring it you need a design change later on.