3.1. Option Switches
The Option Switches select default settings for the Baud Rate, Command Echo, Boot Delay and
Disconnect Timeout. Default settings selected via the Option Switches will be used when the
unit is reset to default parameters as described in Section 3.7.
Note: Although the Option Switches select default settings for these features, the
NPS configuration menus can also be used to select operating parameters as
described in Section 4.
Option Switch settings are described below:
Baud Rate: The default baud rate for the Console Port and Modem Port. This rate will be
selected after a power interruption, and when the unit is reset to default parameters.
Boot Delay: The default Boot Delay setting. When a boot cycle is initiated, the Boot Delay
determines the length of time that the switched outlet will remain off until power is restored.
Command Echo: The default setting for the Command Echo for the Console Port, Modem
Port and Network Port. When enabled, commands entered at your keyboard will be sent to
the NPS and echoed back to your display monitor.
Disconnect Timeout: The default Disconnect Timeout value. This determines how long the
NPS will wait for additional commands before automatically disconnecting. Note that when
the NPS times out, DTR will drop, and the modem disconnect string and initialize string will
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1Default Baud Rate 38.4K bps 9600 bps*
2Default Boot Delay 10 Sec. 5 Sec.*
3Default Command Echo Enable Disable*
30 Min 2 Min*
* = Factory Setting
3.2. Console Port Connection
The Console Port is a male, DB9 connector, wired in a DTE configuration (similar to an AT
computer), which is used for connection to a local PC or control device. Appendix A describes
the Console Port interface.