Connect to a live fieldbus segment

Warning: Do not use the Provide Power option on the Fieldbus Interface Configuration utility when connecting to a live segment. Doing so can disrupt communications and may compromise automation safety.
  1. Make sure the USB Fieldbus Interface is connected to the computer and that all software and drivers are installed.
  2. Plug one end of the field lead to the fieldbus device connection socket of the interface and connect the other end to the live fieldbus segment.
    • The USB Fieldbus Interface draws current of 10 mA from the segment. Make sure the segment has enough power and has the capacity to provide this additional current.
    • Make sure the lead set is connected to the live fieldbus segment with the correct polarity.
    • Commissioning, decommissioning, and changing the device tag/address are not allowed for fieldbus devices connected to a live segment.