RTR500BW/500BC

RTR500BW

RTR500BW is a Base Unit equipped with wired and wireless LAN functionality. Measurement data gathered via wireless communication from target Remote Units can be automatically uploaded to our cloud storage service T&D WebStorage Service. Remote monitoring, warning monitoring and device settings can also be carried out via the cloud service.
Also equipped with Bluetooth® and USB functions, it can be set on either a smartphone or a PC.

 Note

Here is a description of the device. For details about settings see [T&D 500B Utility Mobile App] or [RTR500BW for Windows].

Compatible Devices
Remote Units RTR500B Series Data Loggers:
RTR501B/502B/503B/505B/507B (Including L Type)
RTR-500 Series Data Loggers:*
RTR-574/576 (Including S Type),
Discontinued: RTR-501/502/503/507S/505-Pt/505-TC/505-mA/505-V/505-P (Including L Type)
RTR-600 Series Data Loggers:*
RTR-602S/602L/602ES/602EL
Discontinued: RTR-601-110/130/E10/E30
Repeaters RTR500BC (Discontinued*: RTR-500)
* RTR-500 Series loggers and Repeaters, as well as, RTR-600 Series loggers do not have Bluetooth capability.
RTR500BW Part Names

Included: USB Cable US-15C, AC Adaptor AD-05A4 or AD-05C1, Registration Code Label, Manual Set (Warranty Included)

About the LED Display

  
LED(color) / Status Device Status
Power
(green)
ON Power is "ON"
Bluetooth Communication (blue) ON Bluetooth Communication is set to ON
BLINKING Bluetooth Communication in progress...
ACTIVE
(green)
ON Network communication available / Connected via USB
BLINKING Network or USB Communication in progress...
DIAG
(orange)
ON
  • Initializing after power on
  • Network transmission failure
W-LAN
(green)
ON Wireless LAN Communication Possible (Wired LAN Communication not available* )
BLINKING Wireless LAN Communication in progress...
ALARM
(red)
BLINKING Warning Issued (One of the following warnings was issued: Upper or Lower Limit Exceeded, Wireless Communication Error, Sensor Error, Low Battery)
Ethernet Port POE (orange) ON Power being supplied
Ethernet Port LINK (green) BLINKING LAN Communication in progress...
* Use by selecting either wired or wireless LAN. If wireless LAN is active, wired LAN cannot be used.
ACTIVE and DIAG Status Device Status
"ACTIVE" OFF, "DIAG" blinking
  • Time acquisition failure or time has not been set
  • No Remote Units have been registered
  • No settings for autonomic operations such as warning monitoring and sending current readings have been made
  • Other settings may be incomplete
"ACTIVE" and "DIAG" simultaneously blinking
  • Unable to connect to the wireless LAN access point
  • IP address cannot be received from DHCP server

External Output Terminal Specifications

By connecting a buzzer, siren, lamp, or other electromagnetic contactor to the external contact output terminal, it is possible to be notified when a warning occurs.

Use a flathead screwdriver to press down on the terminal button and attach the wire into the hole or detach it.
When attaching, pull the screwdriver away and make sure that the wire cannot become dislodged.
Voltage when OFF: AC/DC50V or less
Current when ON: 0.1A or less
Resistance when ON: 35Ω

Fit Wires Single wire Φ 1.0 (AWG18)
Twisted wire 0.75㎟
Useable Wires Single wire Φ 0.4~1.0mm (AWG26~18)
Twisted wire 0.3~0.75㎟ (AWG22~20)
Cable core diameter Φ 0.18㎜ or more
Covering removed about 10㎜

Power

When in use connect to the power supply using the supplied AC adaptor (AD-05A4).
When using with a wired LAN, you can also supply power via LAN cable and a PoE (IEEE 802.3af) compatible hub.

  • Settings are retained even during a power failure and operation will resume when power is returned.

RTR500BW System Integration

T&D can provide interested users with RTR500BW communication specifications and file formats info for recorded data (TRZ format) and current readings data. This information can be integrated into a customer developed system or application.
Please contact your local Distributor.

RTR500BC

Using as a Base Unit

Connect the RTR500BC to your computer with the included USB cable and collect data via wireless communication.
Here is a description of the device.

 Note

Here is a description of the device. For details about settings see [RTR500BC for Windows]

Compatible Devices
Remote Units RTR500B Series Data Loggers:
RTR501B/502B/503B/505B/507B (Including L Type)
RTR-500 Series Data Loggers:
RTR-574/576 (Including S Type),
Discontinued: RTR-501/502/503/507S/505-Pt/505-TC/505-mA/505-V/505-P (Including L Type)
RTR-600 Series Data Loggers(*):
RTR-602S/602L/602ES/602EL,
Discontinued: RTR-601-110/130/E10/E30
Repeaters RTR500BC, (Discontinued: RTR-500)
* Customers wishing to use the RTR500BC as a Base Unit in conjunction with the RTR-600 series devices, please contact your local distributor for the communications protocol specifications to write your own software.

Using as a Repeater

If short range wireless communication cannot successfully be carried out due to obstacles, or if you wish to extend the range, Repeater(s) can be added between Base and Remote Unit(s).

  • To register a device as a Repeater use the dedicated application for the Base Unit being used.
Compatible Devices
Base Units RTR500B Series: RTR500BW, RTR500BC
RTR-500 Series: RTR-500MBS-A, RTR-500DC (Discontinued: RTR-500NW, RTR-500AW, RTR-500)
RTR500BC Part Names

Included: USB Cable US-15C, Manual Set (Warranty Included)

Power

When using as a Repeater, connect to a power supply using the AC adaptor AD-06A1 or AD-06C1 (sold separately).
It can be operated with 2 AA alkaline batteries, but if wireless communication is carried out frequently, the batteries will need to be replaced often.

 IMPORTANT

Cautions for Changing the Batteries

  • If the LED is blinking a communication is in progress and the batteries should NOT be changed at this time.
  • Do not insert or change batteries with wet hands.
  • When inserting make sure no water or foreign objects get inside the case.
  • Please make sure that +/− are in the correct directions.
  • Make sure to use new batteries of the same kind that are within expiration date.
  • When using batteries as a backup source of power, we recommend that you change the batteries every two or three years. Leaving batteries in a device for a long period of time may cause battery leakage and corrosion.
 Note

When using batteries as the only power source, the standard estimated battery life is about 6 months with wireless communication of about 5 minutes a day.

About the LED Display

BLINKING (Green)

Wireless Communication in progress...

BLINKING (Blue)

Bluetooth Communication in progress...

LCD Display

Communication Status

Will blink when either Wireless Communication or Bluetooth Communication is in progress.

Passcode Lock

Will appear when the Bluetooth Passcode is set.

Power Supply Status

Will appear while connected to an external power source, such as an AC Adaptor or USB.

Battery Warning

BLINKING: Will blink when battery power is becoming low.
Lamp ON: This appears when the battery level is too low to operate. Please change the batteries immediately.
(See: [Power]-IMPORTANT (Cautions for Changing the Batteries))

Device Info / Operational Messages

Here is displayed a character string that identifies the device as a Base Unit or a Repeater, and also operational messages.
For details see [Operational Messages] below.

Operational Messages

Base Unit

This will appear when the device has been registered as a Base Unit or prior to being registered as a Repeater.

Repeater

This will appear after the device has been registered as a Repeater.
[RPT]-[GR]-[No] displayed in a loop.

  • [GR] is a user selected alphanumeric name that can only be set when the RTR500BW is registered as a Base Unit. It can be used to identify the device or route and so on. If no settings have been made [RPT]-[No] will be alternatingly displayed.
  • [No] is a number automatically assigned when a Repeater is registered in the order of registration.

Unbootable Status

This will appear when there is not enough battery voltage to boot the device.

Device Start

This will be displayed under the following conditions:

  • When power is turned on from a state where there was no power. (Batteries inserted, AC adaptor or USB connected)
  • When a Reset Command was sent by the application
  • When a firmware update has been completed

Firmware Update in Progress

When a firmware update is in progress the following will alternatingly displayed:

Checking the Battery Level

Battery level can be checked via Settings Utility software for the Base Unit.

It can also be checked on a smartphone via Bluetooth

You can check the battery level of a device in the Settings Menu of the T&D 500B Utility by going to [Base Unit / Repeater Settings] - [Wireless Route] tab.

Check by connecting to a PC via USB

Connect the Repeater directly to a PC with a USB cable and in the Settings Utility for the Base Unit you are using you can find info for registered Repeaters. The battery level will appear as a number from 0-5.

RTR500BC System Integration

T&D can provide interested users RTR500BC communication specifications and file formats info for recorded data (TRZ format) and current readings data. This information can be integrated into a customer developed system or application.
Please contact your local Distributor.