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Archived: Why do I Receive a Timeout Error When Deploying to EtherCAT Modules?

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Primary Software: Driver Software>>NI LabVIEW SoftMotion Module
Primary Software Version: 1.0
Primary Software Fixed Version: N/A
Secondary Software: Driver Software>>NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT
Hardware: CompactRIO

Problem:
I have an EtherCAT system and am transitioning the host's Scan Engine Mode from Configuration to Active.  When I do this I recieve the following error.

Error changing to Active Mode: -2132869095

LabVIEW: (Hex 0x80DF0019) The deployment connection has timed out.

Image of error message.

Why do I receive this error and how can I avoid it?

Solution:
This error can occur in NI LabVIEW Real-Time 2009 when deploying 9 or more modules distributed on EtherCAT slave chassis even though no actual problem exists. The reason this error occurs is because deploying to 9 or more modules generally takes longer than the default timeout for the host. However, it can be ignored and the deployment will complete successfully with additional time.

Note: This issue has been resolved in NI LabVIEW Real-Time 2010.

Related Links: White Paper: Setting Up EtherCAT on NI Programmable Automation Controllers
KnowledgeBase 4RCLO26C: Which Controllers Can Be Used With The NI 9144 EtherCAT Expansion Chassis?
KnowledgeBase 4RCL7T6C: What is the Maximum Number of NI 9144 Chassis That Can Be Daisy Chained Together?

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Report Date: 09/14/2010
Last Updated: 09/29/2017
Document ID: 5DD7NP00

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