Unloading a device means that it will be reset to its ex-factory settings. Two unload actions are offered.
1. Unload a single selected device in a project
How to invoke it?
Use the Diagnostics menu or a right-click on the device (context menu)
First select a device in the project, then two types of unload actions are offered:
- Unload Application (device does not need to be in Programming Mode)
- Unload Address and Application (device needs to be in Programming Mode)
It unloads the device's loaded Application Program, parameters and Group Addresses. All downloaded data will be deleted from the device memory, i.e. previously device configuration is no longer available. However, ETS can still connect to the device via its Individual Address, which remains valid.
Unload Address and Application
In the first step, the function unloads the device's loaded Application Program, parameters and Group Addresses and in the second step it sets the device's Individual Address to 15.15.255. All downloaded data will be deleted from the device memory, i.e. previously device configuration as well as the Individual Address are no longer available.
The programming flags of the corresponding device in the project are cleared.
2. Unload a device which does not exist in a project
How to invoke it?
Via the main tab 'Bus' >Diagnostics>Unload Device
The function here performs the Unload Address and Application. The device to be unloaded shall already be in Programming Mode*. The programming flags are not updated if the device belongs into the project.
*ETS5 allows only the unloading of one device at a time and only by pressing the programming button on the device. In this way ETS prevents the accidental unloading of a physically inaccessible device (e.g. mounted in the ceiling or floor).