NovaTech currently provides over 200 pre-engineered SEL® “point pick lists” (or “Default Files”) to simplify the process of selecting points from SEL® relays. When new SEL® relay models are introduced, NovaTech Engineering, or the user, creates a new Default File for that specific new relay model. Relay Helper is including in the SEL® Master protocol (order code #14).
OrionLX Relay Helper simplifies the Default File creation process by automating the extraction of SEL® relay “ID” and “DNA” from the new relay model. Using these data, Relay Helper automatically creates the new complete and accurate Default File. The entire process takes just a few minutes and utilizes four software wizards, each addressing a different connection scenario for Default File creation:
Wizards 1 and 2
Used when the user PC is connected to the OrionLX and the OrionLX is connected to the relay. Relay ID and DNA are automatically extracted from the relays. Wizard #1 creates a new NCD file and Default Files with “found” relays; Wizard #2 adds “found” relays and Default Files to an existing NCD file.
Used when the user PC is connected directly to the relay. Relay ID and DNA are automatically extracted from the relay and a Default File for the connected relay is created and added to NCD.
Used when the PC is offline and has a copy of the relay ID and DNA. A Default File for the relay is created and added to NCD.
Creates a new NCD file with found SEL relays
Adds found SEL relays to existing NCD File
Finds baud rate with new Autoband feature
Access FID and DNA from SEL relays
Uses FID and DNA from SEL relays to create or modify a default file
Sends email notification to NovaTech Engineering when a new Default File is created or an existing file modified
Guidelines for Application of Relay Helper
The SEL® relay must support Fast Meter and the “ID” command
Wizard 1 and 2 are not designed to work with Cascaded OrionLX configurations
For a new Default File to be created, a Default File for a relay of that “family” must already exist in NCD
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