System Manager FAQ
Differences between the AK-SM 8xx and the AK-SM 8xxA
Learn all about the AK-SM 8xxA and how the System Manger differs from the AK-SM 8xx. In this side-by-side comparison video, you get to discover some of the added features to the AK-SM 8xxA.
Files in the AK-SM 8xxA
The EDx files are used to describe the controllers that can communicate with the AK-SM 8xxA. They contain information about all the parameters for the particular controller, their limitations, where they are used, whether or not they are writeable or read only etc.
It is also in the EDx files that you can find the description for which parameters should be used for the different functions that the AK-SM 8xxA has. For instance, when you enable a Defrost schedule, and add a controller to this, it is the EDx files that contain the correct tagging for which parameter should be activated when the schedule turns on.
For the AK-SM 8xxA, the files were managed individually and a device.ls3 file contains a list of all the supported controllers. This has changed now in the AK-SM 8xxA, where there is a package (.epk) of controllers that are validated by Danfoss and includes all the details that are required for the System Manager in order to use the particular controller.
It is possible to update the epk package from a computer with internet connection or by downloading the latest epk. package from our website and updating with the local stored file option:
For further information, please visit the User Guide
AK-SM 8xxA controller settings
The correct baud rate settings are:
- 19200 baud,
- even parity,
- 8 data bit,
- 2 stop bit (Modbus option SLV/CSENSE = Yes)
For further MODBUS baud rate information please visit this document.
AK-SM 8xx(A) calculation settings
Handling temperatures in °C
Data logging on the AK-SM 8xxA
Log functions in the AK-SM 8xxA
The AK-SM 8xxA can from the sw. release 2.1 contain 1000 datapoints and 2000 event log points.
The data will be saved in the AK-SM 8xxA for 18 months.
AK-SM 8xxA alarm management
Please find the Operating Guide here.
Initialization wizard on AK-SM 8xxA
In this video, our product expert Premnath walks you through the initialization wizard of the AK-SM 8xxA system manager. Going over each step of the setup process, Premnath shows you how to select language, create log in, connect inputs correctly, configure internet, and choose the latest software version.
Exchanging a controller on the AK-SM 8xxA
Showing you how to replace an AK-CC 550A with an AK-CC55, product expert Premnath Kangatharan guides you through the steps you need to know to effectively change your case controller in the interface of the AK-System Manager 8xxA series. Get familiar with the System Manager interface and ensure you get your new case controller up and running quickly.
AK-PC 782B to AK-SM 800A
In this video, our product experts Edivaldo and Premnath will show how to connect AK-PC 782B to AK-SM 800A
In this video, you will learn how to use the XML interface.