EP9300 – FAQ

How can I leave the outputs in the current state in case of a Profinet error?

For this, two settings need to be made in the GSDML, i.e. the configurator. First of all, “Activate PN reset value” must be set to ON in the DAP. The value “Frozen” must be selected for the respective EtherCAT device with digital outputs.

The setting “Frozen” applies to all channels of the EtherCAT device; a separate setting for each channel is not possible here.

I would like to change the mapping of an EtherCAT module. Why doesn’t it offer me this option?

The standard mapping is always by default. If other mappings are possible you must delete the standard mapping from your configurator first and then insert the new sub module.

Where can I get the GSDML file?

The GSDML file can be found at www.beckhoff.com.

Where can I find the MAC address of EP9300-0022?

The MAC address is printed on the box.

What is the Diag-port interface for and what can I do with it?

The Diag-port interface can be used for firmware updates.

What is the purpose of the DIP switch next to the DiagPort?

The DIP switch is used for the firmware update.

I have an EtherCAT slave from a third-party vendor. Can I also connect it?

No, devices from other vendors can only be used with a CX (see CX8093 or similar products).

I would like to operate the motion terminals/drives on the EP9300. Is that possible?

No, use a CX with a suitable performance for this – CX9020 or higher.

I would like to operate TwinSAFE modules on EP9300-0022. Is that possible?

No, the TwinSAFE modules require a TwinCAT system for configuration; use the CX8093 for this.

How can I tell whether there is an EtherCAT error?

There is a status word in the DAP of the EP9300-0022. A bit is set here if an EtherCAT error occurs. Further information about the error can be obtained through the Profinet alarms.