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How to upload a list of configuration data to the Apollo 500+?

The following document is intended to be a troubleshooting guide to ensure you are uploading a List of Configuration Data to your Apollo 600+ and Apollo 500+ in the correct manner (you cannot load a List of Configuration Data to the Apollo 400). Please check all aspects of this before contacting the technical support helpline.

- Please register your Apollo to receive an additional 12 months warranty plus full access to Product Support. You can do this at www.seaward.com/warranty24 or by completing the form in the “Care and Support” card and returning by post.

- Please ensure your Apollo has the latest firmware installed, to do this please see the following link: www.seaward.com/apollo-series-firmware

- Please ensure you have the latest version of PATGuard 3 - in the software select “Help” and “Check for Updates”, note you need to be an Administrator to update PATGuard 3.

1. The latest version of the Apollo 600+ and the Apollo 500+ firmware will allow you to upload a text file containing an updated list of descriptions that can be selected by the instrument. The lists that can be updated are (note; in brackets are the names used by the text file to represent that field and the maximum number possible):

Asset Description     

[Comment]  

300

Location    

[LocationName]    

100

Site

[Site Name]

100

Asset Group

[CommentGroup]   

300

Make

[CommentMake]      

300

Model

[CommentModel] 

300

Notes

[CommentNotes] 

300

Custom User Test

[UserTestName]        

100

Custom User Test Units  

[UserTestUnits]   

100

Result of Custom User Test

[UserTestResult] 

100

 

2. The text file used to update the Apollo 600 must use the names above, and [END] and in the format below (note; this example is shown without data – just the field names). For an example showing data please see step
3 on the next page.

3. See below for an example of a populated text file.

 http://seaward-dev.com/storage/YXU4Fc1OO7EJDyWBvwiOF95v9nZouKRXjoQ7iGtP.png

Note:  A template text file with data can be downloaded from the following link: ConfigTest8_AllTypical

A blank template text file can be downloaded from the following link: ConfigTest7_ClearAll

4. To upload the list; on the Apollo “Home Screen” home  select menu/options, function key “F4”. http://seaward-dev.com/storage/eX0uMPvmake043oxgmXYG6M19S6NTrnsNpEqScV2.png Please note as a default, the Apollo will start up in the “Home Screen”.

5. In the menu select “Upload” by using the arrow keys or selecting, key number “7”. Description: D:\Documents and Settings\ColinB\Desktop\Apollo\ApolloUserManual\ApolloUpload.png

6. In the “Upload data into Apollo” field select “List Configuration Data”, using the arrow keys to select from the dropdown menu.

7. If using the USB cable:

- Connect your Apollo to the PC using the supplied cable and in the in the “using:-” field select “http://seaward-dev.com/storage/hiUc0ZmHNn1DDIc5nyaHnAjDyRYXDBt7Yg5JHCE1.png USB-PC cable”

- An additional Apollo drive (for example Apollo E:) will appear on your PC. Transfer your Configuration Data to this drive using “Windows Explorer”.

- When this is complete, on the Apollo select the function key “F3” Description: D:\Documents and Settings\ColinB\Desktop\Apollo\ApolloUserManual\accept.png. In the field below “Valid data files from PC…” select the file containing your Configuration Data, using the arrows keys, and save by selecting “F4” Description: D:\Documents and Settings\ColinB\Desktop\Apollo\ApolloUserManual\save.png 

OR

8. If using a USB Flash Memory Stick:

- Insert your memory stick into the correct port on the Apollo and in the “using:-” field select “ Description: D:\Documents and Settings\ColinB\Desktop\Apollo\ApolloUserManual\flashdisk.pngFlash Memory Stick”

- In the field below “Valid data files from USB memory stick…” - select the file containing your Configuration Data, using the arrows keys, and save by selecting “F4”Description: D:\Documents and Settings\ColinB\Desktop\Apollo\ApolloUserManual\save.png

9.The Apollo 600+ and the Apollo 500+ will begin the upload and in the “Apollo Configuration Upload” message display the field name and number of each uploaded, for example;

http://seaward-dev.com/storage/GZ3PnD736TJYeysfMmH7tuTmcdYJWOswAVb1XzAX.png 

10. Press “OK” to accept the upload. This uploaded data can then be used from the dropdown selections when setting up / using your Apollo 600+ or Apollo 500+

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