Offline configuration for LoRaWAN sensors
Instructions for offline configuration of the Daviteq LoRaWAN sensors. Please follow the following steps.
1. Prepare equipment and tools
Following items must be prepare for configuration
- A PC using the Windows OS (win7 or above versions). The PC is installed the COM port driver of modbus configuration cable (if needed). The driver is at link: Modbus Configuration Cable COM port driver for PC and the instruction to install the driver at link: How to install driver
- A modbus configuration cable
- Tools to open the plastic housing of Lorawan sensors (L hex key or screwdriver)
2. Download and launch Daviteq modbus configuration software
After downloading the software, unzip the file named: Daviteq Modbus Configuration Tool.zip and then copy the extracted folder to the storage drive for long-term use.
- Open the folder, double click to the file Daviteq Modbus Configuration Tool Version.exe to launch the software and the software interface as below:
Note: The software only runs on Microsoft Windows OS (win7 and above).
3. Connect the cable and configure the sensor
Step 1: Connect the PC to the LoraWAN sensor using the configuration cable.
- Use the configuration cable (Item code: TTL-LRW-USB-01).
- Connect the USB-A plug into the USB-A socket of the PC
- Open the housing of the sensor.
- Plug the cable connector into sensor's modbus configuration port.
Step 2: On the configuration software, choose relevant Port (the USB port which is the cable plugged in) and set the BaudRate: 9600, Parity: none
Step 3: Click “ Connect “ button to connect the software to the sensor. After successful connection, the connected status(green text) will show on the software.
Step 4: Import the configuration file for the sensor to the software: click menu File/ Import New and then browse the relevant sensor template file (csv file) and click Open to import the template file.
Each sensor type has own template file. Refer to sensor's manual to download the correct file.
The sensor is only active for configuration in 60 seconds since plugging the configuration cable or the power supply into the sensor.
Step 5: Read current value of parameter with function 3
- At the relavant row of the parameter, check the box 3 on the column Func to read the value of the parameter. The read value is shown on Read value column.
Step 6: Write the new setting to parameter with function 16
- Double click on column Setting Value of the parameter and input new setting of the parameter
- Uncheck the tick on Func column of the parameter, click on the arrow, select 16 and then check on the Func column to write new setting to the parameter. The OK text will show on Read Column if the software successfully writes the setting.
- Repeat the step 5 to read the setting of the parameter for checking.
For some critical parameters of the sensor, the password in "password for setting" must be written before writing the new settings to these parameters.
Only read/write registers are allowed to write
Status on the software always shows Disconnected although the configuration cable is connected to the PC
|2||The software reads no value after importing right template and connecting right cable||
|3||No COM port appears in the Port list||
|4||The parameter table on the software is empty||
||Go to File/Import New to import the template file|
|5||The parameter table on the software does NOT match the memmap table of the sensor||
||Go to the correct manual page of the product and download right template file, then import the template file into the software|
5. List of Configuration Template Files for various LoRaWAN Sensors
Because each LoRaWAN sensor has many parameters to configure or read, the number could be up to a hundred. To simplify the process of reading and writing those parameters, we divide the parameters list into multiple files.
Please download all the Template files at this link.