NetGuardian 216 TestBox: Features
Test Your Alarm Inputs:
The NetGuardian Test Box can test the discrete and analog inputs of your NetGuardian before you attach your mission-critical devices to them. You can send test discrete alarms to each input simply by flipping one of the 16 toggles. You can also send voltages ( 0- NG input voltage) to each analog input by turning one of 4 knobs. If your master receives the appropriate alarm data from your NetGuardian, you will know that your network, serial, or dial-up connection is fully functional. By testing your alarm inputs during setup, you can check for connectivity issues and verify that your RTU was installed and provisioned correctly.
Diagnose Monitoring Problems
Avoid "No Problem Found" RMAs by conducting your own testing. If you don't perform adequate testing, you might believe the problem is in your NetGuardian when the real problem is really with your sensors or wiring. With a test box, you can uncover the true cause easily and avoid wasting time and shipping costs.
Conduct Better Lab Testing
When you're evaluating a NetGuardian, there's no better way to get alarms in at lab units and demo centers. The Test Box is also great for regression testing new firmware releases.
Labeled Alarm Points
The labeled toggles and knobs on the NetGuardian Test Box are easier than working with probes directly on the amphenol connectors. It's also a lot less hassle than counting down a 66 block. You only have two hands, so without a Test Box you can only set a point or two at a time. With a Test Box, you can easily set all of the alarms you want, and you won't have to hope that your hands won't move while looking at your results screen.