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Integrating third party devices via MPM CANbus

Issue

Is it possible to integrate third party devices that communicate using CAN to an MPM?

Environment

Third party CANbus devices

MPM

Cause

A third party device,( for example Woodward genset controller) communicates via CAN (Controller Area Network). Can the CANbus of an MPM be used to integrate such devices with SmartStruxure Lite?

Resolution

The CANbus protocol is only used between MPM's and the data exchange protocol is built-in. We are aware of one instance where the CANbus port was used to communicate with an end-device using CANopen therefore some commands do exist, but it is not documented anywhere and not tested or supported by R&D.

This isn't recommended as a viable solution and Modbus should be used for this type of integration. A Google search brings up this page that has a few options for conversion of CAN to Modbus however none of these devices have been tested by PSS or R&D.

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