We are trying to use the AB7808 to read data from a PROFIBUS slave device from a Modbus master.
As I under stand it, the PROFIBUS side (X1) of the device functions as a PROFIBUS master and allows data to be read from PROFIBUS slave devices from the Modbus side (X2).
So, I configured all the dip switches according to the manual to match my port settings but I am not getting any readings at all from the Modbus (X2) side.
I installed the Anybus Configuration Manager - X -gateway software and hooked up my computer (Windows 10 Pro) via the USB cable (X4) interface. That connection shows up in my device manager as HMS Industrial Networks Anybus X-gateway
In the configuration I choose “Select connection” and pick the COM8 (which it sees and actually shows the serial number of my device). Then I choose “Connect” and it seems to connect fine (no errors). But, if I try to upload or download the configuration, I get a message “Timeout when communicating with the module!”.
I have also tried downloading and installing the latest transport provider drivers and I have even tried using the PROFIBUS (X1.2) port with the serial cable that came with the device. Everything I try ends up with “Timeout when communicating with the module!”