You connect AD to an Automation Server in order to communicate with EcoStruxure BMS servers over the USB connection. You connect AD to a USB power adapter in order to supply AD with power and to ensure that its battery is charged. You use a USB “Y” cable to connect AD to both an Automation Server and a USB power adapter.
AD v2 uses a wired (USB) connection to communicate with EcoStruxure BMS servers. During installation and commissioning, you can use a wireless access point to establish communication between AD v2 and EcoStruxure BMS servers. AD v2 can be powered either by a SmartX AS-P server, SmartX AS-B server, or USB power adapter, but not by an Automation Server.
You use interfaces to set up, manage and operate the EcoStruxure BMS on a daily basis.
The Schneider Electric hardware devices for the EcoStruxure BMS include terminal bases, PS-24V power supplies, SmartX servers such as SmartX AS-P servers and SmartX AS-B servers, MP Series controllers such as MP-Cs and MP-Vs, I/O modules, and ADs.
AD v2 is the successor to AD v1, and offers several improvements such as higher display resolution, enhanced processor performance, and increased memory size. Like AD v1, AD v2 provides a Human Machine Interface (HMI) for local access to the EcoStruxure BMS servers.
You install the AD v2 tablet and the frame on the base to install AD v2 on a control cabinet or a wall and to provide the tablet with a protective frame.
You connect AD to a SmartX AS-P server or SmartX AS-B server in order to communicate with EcoStruxure BMS servers over a USB connection, to supply the AD with power, and to ensure that its battery is charged.
You connect AD to a USB power adapter in order to supply AD with power and to ensure that its battery is charged.
You install the AD v2 protective frame with its base on a control cabinet to use AD v2 for locally accessing the SmartX servers. You attach the base on the cabinet using the dedicated holes in the base.
You install the AD v2 protective frame with its base on a wall to use AD v2 for accessing the SmartX servers. You attach the base on the wall and to the electrical box using the dedicated holes and hole patterns in the base.