***Note that this procedure does not apply for Link or LinkNet 590/590+ Drives***
If you are unsure of what cable and programming that you need to connect to your 590/590+ drive, the below Knowledge Base post will help
Once the CM351909 programming cable is plugged into both the 590+ and the computer, open up DSE Lite. You should see a yellow serial port button underneath the “Command” menu. Click on it and select the Com Port that you are connecting through and check that baud rate is set to Auto.
When you select the Com Port that you are using your scratch pad should display a message similar to the one below.
You are now successfully connected to the 590+ drive. You can now install a template to the drive, extract the parameters from the drive, or go Online with the drive to monitor/toggle parameters.
**Note the version of the the 590P drive, in this instance it is a version 8.10 drive meaning that it has version 8.10 firmware.
Extracting Parameters from the 590+ Drive:
Once you are connected to the 590+ drive you must open a template of the same firmware on the drive. In this example our drive has version 8.10 firmware so we will need to open up a Ver8 template.
Once this template is open you can go to COMMAND > EXTRACT DRIVE PARAMETERS. The following message should appear in the scratch pad in DSE Lite.
When the extract is complete you will see a done appear in the scratch pad. The line should now look similar to this.
How to Install Parameters to the 590+ Drive:
Open the template that you are going to install onto the 590+ drive. Now you have two options for installing, an “Install” and a “Full Install”. An “Install” will install all the parameters in the programming EXCEPT the frame dependent parameters. A “Full Install” will install all the parameters in the programming INCLUDING the frame dependent parameters. Unless you are cloning a drive you will usually use the “Install” function.
Once you have selected the proper function to install the template your scratch pad will populate with a message similar to the one below.
When it is complete you will see a message similar to the one below.