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Schneider Electric (Formerly Xantrex) XW Configuration Tool
The XW Configuration Tool Is a PC based software program for the XW system control. It features multiple-configuration memory, and can restore or download XW system configurations, review settings, or download a configuration and use it as a template on other similar installations. This tool is a definite plus for professional solar installers or just for the more technically inclined system operator. It is meant to aid dealers and installers simplify, or even expedite, the configuration and/or troubleshooting of an XW System, thus optimizing the time spent in the field.
Requirements: Personal computer or laptop running Windows XP or later; USB-to-XANbus adapter to connect the XW System to the PC (included); Standard CAT5 Cable 14ft; USB-to-Xanbus adapter driver, XW Config software.
The USB-to-Xanbus adapter can be purchased from your distributor of Schneider Electric system components as part of the XW Configuration Tool package, which includes all of the above items.
System Level Configuration can be performed at two different levels using the XW Config Wizard in any of its 3 different selections: Express for quick basic setups, Expert for more advanced configuration, and From File for downloading previously saved configurations. Individual Device Configuration for all XW devices which include; the XW inverter/chargers, XW charge controllers, XW system control panel, and XW Automatic Generator Start. Save Configuration Settings. The XW Configuration tool allows saving different system configurations in a computer file to be used at a later time to restore or download configurations into a system, review settings, or to download a configuration and use it as a template on other similar system installations. Perform Analysis. XW Configuration tool offers a detailed analysis view of the XW power system allowing the identification of any problems with the system configuration, including incompatible settings on different devices, problems with AC and DC connections, and master/slave assignments. System Logging. The XW Configuration tool can log any real-time parameter broadcasted from any device on the Xanbus network and be able to import it into a spreadsheet program, or even have the log file sent via email, or sent to an FTP repository once the log is complete. Several timing parameters can be specified, such as logging interval and logging duration, and can be enabled to schedule a start time and set an automatic restart for continuous system data logging. Firmware Upgrades. Upgrade the firmware on any device connected to the Xanbus network. Firmware can be downloaded to every device in the system or to selected devices. A bar graph indicates the progress of the download per device and total progress. Saving or fault/Warning Log. This feature allows for saving existing fault/warning logs for each component in the XW system into a computer file.