NetGuardian 216 TestBox: Overview

NetGuardian 216 Test Box
The NetGuardian Test Box allows technicians to verify every discrete alarm input, control relay, and voltage-based analog alarm input on a NetGuardian 216.

If you've ever set up any piece of network equipment, you know how difficult it is to verify that everything is set up correctly. Maybe you haven't noticed any problems in the first few minutes, but how can you be sure that your gear will function reliably when it counts? The stakes are even higher when it comes to your monitoring system. If you don't test your RTU's in the field, you'll never know if "no alarms" means "no problems with my network" or "I didn't database my alarms correctly." What you need is a simple testing device that allows you to simulate incoming alarms from your equipment. You'd be able to verify that each alarm point and analog input is received correctly. Fortunately, that exactly what the NetGuardian 216 TestBox was designed to do. With this new diagnostic tool, you can verify every discrete alarm input, control relay, and voltage-based analog alarm input on a NetGuardian 216 remote (including NetGuardian 216T, NetGuardian 216F, and other NetGuardians with a single amphenol connector). For larger remotes, use the NetGuardian 3288 Test Fixture.
With 16 discrete alarm toggles, 4 analog knobs, and 2 control relay LEDs, you can verify every alarm input and control output on your NetGuardians in a controlled way.

Diagnose Problems Right From the Field
If an alarm point fails, it's important to know if the problem lies with your NetGuardian, your site equipment, or your analog sensor. With the NetGuardian 216 TestBox, you minimize windshield time driving to sites by diagnosing the problem while you're on-site.

Get Exact Control with Labeled Alarm Points
The labeled toggles and knobs on the NetGuardian 216 TestBox are way easier than working with probes directly on the amphenol connectors. It's also a lot less hassle than counting down a 66 block. You only have two hands, so without a TestBox you can only set a point or two at one time. With a TestBox, you can easily set all of the alarms you want, and you won't have to hope that your hands don't move while you look at your results screen.


Full Specifications

NetGuardian 216

Has 16 discrete alarm toggles. Has 2 Control LEDs. Contains 1 Fuse Alarm LED. Contains 4 Analog Knobs.

Full Specifications
Discrete Alarm Toggles: 16
Control LEDs: 2
Fuse Alarm LED: 1
Analogs Knobs: 4
Analog Accuracy: +/- 1% of actual value
Voltage: 0 - NG

Features

NetGuardian 216 and Test Box

Test Your Alarm Inputs:

The NetGuardian Test Box can test the discrete and analog inputs of your NetGuardian before you attach your mission-critical devices to them. You can send test discrete alarms to each input simply by flipping one of the 16 toggles. You can also send voltages ( 0- NG input voltage) to each analog input by turning one of 4 knobs. If your master receives the appropriate alarm data from your NetGuardian, you will know that your network, serial, or dial-up connection is fully functional. By testing your alarm inputs during setup, you can check for connectivity issues and verify that your RTU was installed and provisioned correctly.

Diagnose Monitoring Problems

Avoid "No Problem Found" RMAs by conducting your own testing. If you don't perform adequate testing, you might believe the problem is in your NetGuardian when the real problem is really with your sensors or wiring. With a test box, you can uncover the true cause easily and avoid wasting time and shipping costs.

Conduct Better Lab Testing

When you're evaluating a NetGuardian, there's no better way to get alarms in at lab units and demo centers. The Test Box is also great for regression testing new firmware releases.

Labeled Alarm Points

The labeled toggles and knobs on the NetGuardian Test Box are easier than working with probes directly on the amphenol connectors. It's also a lot less hassle than counting down a 66 block. You only have two hands, so without a Test Box you can only set a point or two at a time. With a Test Box, you can easily set all of the alarms you want, and you won't have to hope that your hands won't move while looking at your results screen.

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