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How do you set up the ATV61/71 for Profibus communications?

Published date: 18 June 2020

ATV61/71 set up for Profibus communications.

Product Line:
Altivar ATV61 and ATV71


Profibus network setup configuration.

Refer to the atv71_profibus _EN_V1 manual

Addressing is set up via the 8 dip switch settings on the option card.
Connector Pinouts:  Sub D 9 pin female connector.
Pin 1
Pin 2
Pin 3 RX/TX data (-)
Pin 4
Pin 5 DGND Ground
Pin 6 5vdc
Pin 7
Pin 8 RX/TX data (+)
Pin 9

This Card does support 8 series Mode:  The switch furthest to the left sets the ATV71/61 drive in 8 Series mode
Last switch on the left set to 1=  makes the drive 8 series compatibility mode
Last switch on the left set to 0=  makes the drive ATV61/71 mode.

Setting up the drive for controlling the drive via the Profibus command and speed reference signals.
Menu 1.6 Command
Ref 1 channel set to Com card
Profile set to IO
CMD switching set to Channel 1 active
CMD channel 1 set to Com card


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