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Memory Card use in PLC S7-400 and S7-300

Thread Starter: Clodoaldopuc   Started: 11/21/2010 12:30 AM   Replies: 13

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  11/21/2010, 12:30 AM
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For both S7-300 and S7-400, Can I use memory Card (Eprom) to increase load memory and backup(plc=>save project on memory card) and save (Work and load memory) for restart in case of power down? In Resume I want to know if I can use memory card for 3 tasks above, in the same time.
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  11/22/2010, 5:54 PM
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s7-300 not work without MMC memory card. (Other memory card -no MMC- have very old CPU from 300 seriies. MMC card you can write in Run and stop mode. s7-400 eprom card  you can write only in stop mode.
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Ok, but I would like to know whether is possible use mmc card for 3 tasks: 1-Increasing load memory, 2- backup and 3- And use it for restart plc in case of power down. All in the same time
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Dear Clodoaldopuc,

I recommend to read the following,
How can you obtain an overview of the memory concept of SIMATIC S7-300 CPUs and C7 devices?
How can I get an overview of the S7-400 memory concept?

Clodoaldopuc wrote:
1-Increasing load memory
In S7-300, neither the load memory nor the work memory is expandable.
For example check the specs. of S7315-2DP
In S7-400, the integrated load memory of the CPU can be expanded by the memory card (Check the specs. of 414-3).
Normally, you should care more about the work memory capacity not the load memory.
Clodoaldopuc wrote:
2- backup
You can backup your project on the memory card if you have enough space.
Clodoaldopuc wrote:
3- And use it for restart plc in case of power down.
This is always the case in S7-300 while in S7-400 you need either RAM memory card with backup batteries or a FLASH memory card.
Clodoaldopuc wrote:
All in the same time
Yes, all at the same time.

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H-H



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  11/23/2010, 9:05 AM
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Dear Clodoaldopuc,

Just to complete the very detailed answer of H-H,
The MMC for S7-300 is the Load memory.
The work memory is not expandable.
The Load memory is expandable.

Best regards,

Wizard
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  11/23/2010, 10:06 AM
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Dear Wizard,

Thanks for your contribution.
I believe I didn't use the right words in my previous post.
I said the load memory is not expandable since it's not located in the CPU to be expanded.
Location of load memory
The load memory is located on the MMC and corresponds precisely to the size of the MMC.


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H-H
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new question is splittet to  Work memmory full, S7-314C-2ptp, What can I do?.


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hi
i have a question please answer me .. tanx :
until,, there is not backup battery ,
how run the control program ??laugh



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hi
i have a question please answer me .. tanx :
until,, there is not backup battery ,
how run the control program ??laugh

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Hello Arvan;

As shown in the links proposed earlier by H-H, a backup battery will be required iof the load memory of the CPU is based on RAM technology. This wad the case for the older S7-300 CPU (now load memory is based on a MMC, therefore battery is not required) and it is still the case for S7-400 PLCs using a RAM card (there is a possibility of using an EEPROM card instead, and that does niot need a battery support)..

If your present CPU needs a battery to support the load memory and you do not have one in the PLC, do not  remove power from the CPU or you will lose the program loaded to the PLC and it will not go to Run mode when powered up, until you download the program once more from the programming device..

Hope this helps,

Daniel Chartier




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