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The q5rv144e.bin file supports both Concept (IEC & 984) and ProWORX PLCs.
In order to restore a 140CPU43412U (Unity) to a 140CPU43412A (Concept), three main phases are required.
Phase 1 – Restore the PLC to Concept with an intermediate OS.
Phase 2 – Power OFF then ON the PLC.
Phase 3 – Restore the Operating System with the appropriate file.
These phases are mandatory and cannot be by-passed.
Launching the OS Loader
The OS loader (provided with Unity) allows the user to download the Operating System to the PLC. To open it click on Start/Program/SchneiderElectric/Unity-PRO/OS loader.
Select the Communication Protocol
From the main screen of the OS loader, click on the “Next” button. To download the Operating System into the PLC, select the right communication protocol (in accordance with established physical link) and click on the “Next” button.
Select the Target Device
On the Device Type field, select Processor and the other needed parameters (Modbus address….). Then connect to the selected PLC (Node).
Select the Download Function
From the screen described above press the “Next” button. A new screen is proposed: select “Download OS to device”.
Select the File to be Downloaded
Click on the “Browse…” button in order to select the file to download into the PLC. In this example we will restore the OS from 140CPU43412U to 140CPU43412A firmware. For that select the following folders: Quantum\Processor_modules\Unity_to_Concept. To restore the OS from Unity to Concept, two binary files can be selected: Unity_to_Concept_43412A.bin (allows to “format” the processor to Concept) q5rv135E.bin is the OS that will finally be downloaded in the processor. In our example we have to “format” the processor (remember, we still are in the Phase 1) then select and Validate “Unity_to_Concept_43412A.bin”. Once done click on the “Next” button.
Download the Intermediate OS
Once the previous screen is validated a warning is displayed: Click the “Okay” button. Two screens that give information regarding the file, the processor and the download are now displayed. Note: If the system detects a discrepancy on the hardware or on the OS version, the download will not be possible. This is indicated by a red cross and the “Next” button becomes unavailable. Solve this issue and continue. When the hardware – OS are compatible, click on the “Download” button to launch the download of the intermediate OS file.
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