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FP-X: Port assignment when the USB port is used

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1047
Issued:
Jun 22nd, 2010
Updated:
May 16th, 2013

I’m planning to use FP-X. At present, there are only five COM port numbers that can be assigned by FPWIN G (1 to 5), and all of them are used by the system. How can I increase the number of COM port assignments? In addition, if the USB port of FP-X is connected, can it be recognized?

ANSWER

Versions of FPWIN GR earlier than Ver. 2.2 can only assign PC port numbers COM1 to COM5. However, Ver. 2.3 or later can assign ports COM1 to COM15.
For FP-X, FPWIN GR Ver. 2.5 or later is used. Therefore, the COM port settings can be changed. Download the difference file for upgrading to the latest version from the following URL and upgrade the version: http://www3.panasonic.biz/ac/e/fasys/software_info/plc/pat_fpwingr.jsp

When FPWIN GR is upgraded to the latest version, the USB driver for FP-X is automatically installed. When you connect the USB port of FP-X with that of your PC using a commercially available USB cable (with the A-male USB connector on the PC end and the B-male USB connector on the FP-X end), FP-X can be automatically recognized, and the COM number is assigned. Go to the menu bar of FPWIN GR > Options > Communication Settings, and change the port number to the assigned COM number to use the unit.

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