The Compax3 F10 resolver units have a different printed circuit board than the F12 incremental encoder units. So a C3 F10 unit cannot be converted in the field to an F12 unit in the field and vice versa. The unit would need to be sent back on a repair RMA to be converted.
The additional IO M12 and HEDA M10 and HEDA with IO M11 units use an additional board within the C3. These cannot be field retrofitted. The control board on the main C3 has to be re-programmed to recognize the M10, M11, M12 boards.
The I20 Profibus, I21 CANopen, I22 DeviceNet, I30 EthernetPowerlink and I31 EtherCAT use expansion cards. These cannot be field retrofitted. The control board on the main C3 has to be re-programmed to recognize the boards.
The units can be returned on a return material authorization (RMA) number for conversion through your local Parker Automation Technology Center (ATC) distributor.