Looks like you got caught between the English and German ways to turn a
plasma on!! All of the manuals I've got for the Seren generators show
the control as active low. Maybe they make a special one for the
XSeries? I'm pretty certain the software can't be modified, but it
should be pretty easy to make an adapter for the control signal.
Institute of Marine Sciences
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 USA
On 3/2/2017 17:33, Kai Rankenburg wrote:
> This is exacltly what I found: When I hooked up the Neptune RF generator with a dummy load it was on and switched off when I switched RF on. It was set to only 100W so I got lucky. Question to the experts: can the Seren be 'jumpered'? Can the XSeries software be changed? If not I will look into building a small signal converter - that should be cheaper than a new generator .
> Cheers, kai
> From: Mills, Paul [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, 2 March 2017 21:48
> To: Kai Rankenburg
> Subject: Differences between the XSeries and Neptune RF Generators.
> Dear Kai,
> I can confirm that the two RF generators are not directly interchangeable. The reason being that the logic status of the interface is inverted.
> X-series P/N 9600470004 is active high and the Neptune P/N 9600470002 is active low
> Best regards, Paul
> Paul Mills
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