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PCC-3 How To Save Primary Memory To The Back Up Memory

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Symptom

After the controller is completely set up and running properly it is a good idea to back-up the program by saving the primary memory to the back-up memory. In the event the controller needs to be replaced you can insert the back up memory chip into the new controller and say the back-up memory to the primary memory.

Steps to Troubleshoot

How to Copy the Primary Memory to the Back-Up Memory

After the controller is completely set up and running properly it is a good idea to back-up the program by saving the primary memory to the back-up memory. To do this, follow the following steps.

 

  1. On the face of the PCC-III press the Edit Button. A red LED will light up to indicate you are in the edit mode.
  2. Next press the Edit Down button until the display scrolls Memory Menu. Then press the enter key.
  3. The 1st option is “Copy Primary to Back-Up”. Press enter.
  4. Press enter again to start saving the primary to the back-up.
  5. The display will say “Busy” while saving. When complete the display will read “Back-Up Complete”.
  6. Press the Escape button to escape the menu and then to leave the edit mode. The Edit LED will turn off when you exit edit mode.

How to Save the Back-Up Memory to the Primary Memory

If for any reason the primary program gets compromised you can save the back-up memory to the primary. Also if you get a new PCC-III controller you can insert the old back-up chip into the new controller and load the old configuration including set points by saving the back-up to primary. To do this, follow the following steps.

 

  1. On the face of the PCC-III press the Edit Button. A red LED will light up to indicate you are in the edit mode.
  2. Next you will need to enter Service/Manual Mode. To do so, press the Edit Down button until the display scrolls Enter S/M. Then press the enter key.
  3. You can select what you want to put in service/manual, for this demonstration we will just select All S/M
  4. Next press the Edit Down button until the display scrolls Memory Menu. Then press the enter key.
  5. Use the Edit Down button until the display reads “Copy Back-Up to Primary”. Press enter.
  6. Press enter again to start saving the primary to the back-up.
  7. The display will say “Busy” while saving. When complete the display will read “Primary Restored”.
  8. Press the Escape button to escape to the memory menu. Press the Edit up button until the display reads “Exit S/M” then press enter.
  9. Now press the Escape Button to leave the edit mode. The Edit LED will turn off when you exit edit mode.

Resolution

Troubleshooting

Some common troubleshooting tips are:

1      To copy the primary memory to the back-up memory you do not need to be in Service/Manual.

2      To copy the back-up memory to the primary memory you DO need to be in Service/Manual.

3      If you are trying to save the back up to the primary and you get an error message that reads “Error Unable to Update B/U” then chances are the read/write jumper is in the write protect mode (Pins 2 & 3).

4      Move the jumper to read/write Pins 1 & 2 then try copying the back up to primary again.

5      After the save is complete put the read/write jumper back the write protect pins 2 & 3.