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The Modern ASi-5/ASi-3 Addressing Device – Designed for all ASi Generations

The Contemporary ASi Addressing Device

ASi-5 is the latest development stage of AS-Interface. For this application, we now provide our modern ASi-5/ASi-3 hand-held addressing device (BW4708). Just as with our ASi-5/ASi-3 Gateways, we focus on full compatibility. This means: You can use the new addressing device for all ASi-5 as well as for all ASi-3 modules – while maintaining a uniform workflow.

Even if you don’t have ASi-5 modules in use yet, you will still profit from advanced product features: an OLED color display, a bulit-in supercapacitor (for powerful energy storage) and simple PC connection via a standard USB-C connection. It also enables seamless integration into the  Bihl+Wiedemann Software Suite

Count on a powerful combination when commissioning your ASi system: Using the handy ASi-5/ASi-3 addressing device together with the Bihl+Wiedemann Software Suite, you combine the advantages of decentralized (bottom-up) addressing with those of centralized (top-down) planning and parameterization.

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    Advantages at a Glance

    For All ASi Generations

    The compact ASi-5/ASi-3 hand-held addressing device allows you to commission ASi modules of all generations easily and safely – including all ASi-5 modules. The ASi-5/ASi-3 hand-held addressing device is also by far the most powerful ASi-3 hand-held addressing device – which also applies analogously to our ASi-5/ASi-3 gateways.

    All Bihl+Wiedemann PC Programs Can be Used

    You can use the hand-held addressing device together with the Bihl+Wiedemann Suite – simply by connecting it to a PC via the USB interface. This means that all the usual tools are available to you for parameterizing, diagnosing and testing the ASi participant connected to the addressing device.

    Operator-friendly

    Thanks to six robust buttons, you can easily operate the addressing device. It also offers a standard USB-C connection for power supply for use as a PC interface. In the future, this will allow easy extensions of the functional scope in the field through our established firmware updates.

     

    Always Ready for Use

    A modern energy storage device (supercapacitor) offers a long service life and enables fast charging even during simultaneous use. For example, the charging time for 70 modules is only around 10 minutes. The addressing device is still ready for use even after months of storage thanks to low self-discharge.

     

    How do You Use the ASi-5/ASi-3 Addressing Device Optimally?

    For easy and safe commissioning of your ASi system, it is recommended to use our intuitive, sophisticated ASIMON360 software in conjunction with the modern ASi-5/ASi-3 addressing device – even if you do not wish to use ASi-5 modules at present. The typical procedure is as follows:

     

    1. First plan the network in the hardware configuration section of ASIMON360 or ASi Control Tools360. You can also make all the individual settings for each device separately.
    2. In the second step, set the ASi addresses (ASi-3) and participant numbers (ASi-5) individually at the respective modules on site using the addressing device. Then you can connect all devices to the ASi Master.
    3. Finally, start the commissioning wizard. The devices are then all automatically fully configured and receive all other settings that were initially specified in the hardware configuration section.

    ASi-5/ASi-3 Addressing Device & Accessories

    The ASi-5/ASi-3 addressing device (BW4708) enables you to address various modules of all ASi generations. For this purpose, the most important ASi addressing cables are already included in the delivery.

     

    • Addressing of ASi modules of all specifications
    • Color display (RGB OLED) 
    • Fully charged in ca. 30 min, sufficient for ≥120read/write operations, already 10 min of charging are sufficient to allocate 70 ASi addresses (e. g. AB, single, ASi-5)
    • 1× USB-C connection
    • 1× connection each for the ASi addressing cable

     


    Accessories Included in Delivery:

    • Power supply via USB-A to USB-C charging cable (BW4713)
    • ASi addressing cable (BW4711, BW4712, BW4731)

    ASi-5 addressing cable (BW4711), jack plug to jack plug (1.5 m) for addressing an ASi-5 participant via its addressing socket (included in delivery)

    ASi addressing cable (BW4731), hollow plug to connecting wire, 1 m, open-ended, enabling the connection of an M12 socket or a profile cable, etc. This also enables addressing of devices that do not have an addressing socket (included in delivery)

    ASi-3 addressing cable (BW4712), hollow plug to hollow plug (1.5 m) for addressing an ASi-3 participant via its addressing socket (included in delivery)

    ASi addressing cable (BW4732), hollow plug to M12 cable socket, straight, 5-pin, 1 m; pre-assembled for addressing devices with ASi connection via M12 (not included in delivery)

    FAQs About the ASi-5/ASi-3 Addressing Device

    Yes, because you can easily address ASi modules of all generations using the ASi-5/ASi-3 addressing device. You will also profit from its modern product features: an OLED color display, a powerful energy storage device (supercapacitor) and simple PC connection via a standard USB-C port.

    Yes, we supply the respective ASi addressing cable as an accessory. Find out more about our wide range of ASi addressing cables here.

    No, you can also commission all ASi modules using just the Bihl+Wiedemann software suite or directly at the gateway. However, the addressing device may simplify the commissioning of an ASi circuit. It enables you to quickly and easily assign an address to the bus nodes without the need for a real bus structure. Commissioning is then performed automatically by the software, if the ASi bus is connected to the PC software via a gateway.

    Do you have questions about our new ASi-5/ASi-3 Addressing Device?

    We would be happy to assist you.

     

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