2.2.3 Installing The Editor Software
Connect the tester's auxiliary port to a spare COM port on the PC as shown. The cable that is used will be determined by the type of PC connector. For most PC’s this will be a 9-pin female (PC) to 9-pin female (AT3600).
Switch on the power supply to the PC
Before attempting to install the Editor, check that your PC satisfies the following hardware requirements:
||486 or better
|Hard Disk Space
||Windows 95 or newer
|Supported screen resolutions
||640 x 480, 800 x 600
1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024
To install the Editor software, place the AT series CD-ROM supplied with your tester into the CD-ROM drive of the computer and follow the on-screen instructions.
The set-up program will suggest a directory in which to place the Editor files:
c:\Program Files\Voltech Instruments\Voltech AT Editor
This directory will be created if it does not already exist. If you want to place the files elsewhere, browse to another directory.
If you have a previous version of the Editor software already installed on your PC, the procedure outlined above may also be used to install a new version. None of your program files will be lost. The same Editor program is used for all AT Series testers (excluding the discontinued AT3500 and AT1000).
PC COM PORT CONFIGURATION
When the installation of the Editor has been completed, you will see the Editor icon in the program group ‘Voltech Software’. Double-click with the left mouse button on the Editor icon to start the program.
Initially configure the Editor to use the chosen COM Port:
1. From the Top Level ‘Setup’ menu, select ‘Communications’.
2. In the dialogue box shown here; select the PC communications port which is connected to the tester.
WARNING: If the chosen ‘COM’ port is reserved by another Windows application, an error message will appear. You should select another port.