How to Install Siemens PC/PPI Cable Driver 77 for Windows 7
If you want to connect your Siemens PLC 200 to your PC using a PC/PPI cable, you need to install the driver for the cable first. The driver is included in the STEP 7 MicroWin SP9 software, but you may have lost it or deleted it by mistake. In this article, we will show you how to download and install the Siemens PC/PPI cable driver 77 for Windows 7.
What is Siemens PC/PPI Cable Driver 77?
Siemens PC/PPI cable driver 77 is a software component that allows your PC to communicate with your Siemens PLC 200 via a PC/PPI cable. The PC/PPI cable is a serial interface cable that connects the RS232 port of your PC to the PPI port of your PLC. The driver enables the PC to recognize the cable and send and receive data from the PLC.
Where to Download Siemens PC/PPI Cable Driver 77?
You can download the Siemens PC/PPI cable driver 77 from the official Siemens website. The driver is part of the STEP 7 MicroWin SP9 software package, which is a programming tool for Siemens PLCs. You can find the download link here: https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/document/109741799/simatic-step-7-microwin-v4-0-sp9-released-for-delivery?dti=0&lc=en-WW
How to Install Siemens PC/PPI Cable Driver 77?
To install the Siemens PC/PPI cable driver 77, you need to follow these steps:
Download and unzip the STEP 7 MicroWin SP9 software package from the link above.
Run the setup.exe file as an administrator and follow the instructions on the screen.
After the installation is complete, plug in your PC/PPI cable to your PC and your PLC.
Open the PG/PC interface configuration tool from the Windows Start menu.
Select "PC/PPI cable" as the interface type and click "Add".
Choose "PPI" as the protocol and set the baud rate and station address according to your PLC settings.
Click "OK" and then "Save".
You can now use STEP 7 MicroWin SP9 to program your PLC via the PC/PPI cable.
If you encounter any problems with installing or using the Siemens PC/PPI cable driver 77, you can try these tips:
Make sure you have installed the latest version of STEP 7 MicroWin SP9 and updated your Windows 7 system.
Make sure you have connected the PC/PPI cable correctly and securely to both devices.
Make sure you have selected the correct interface type, protocol, baud rate and station address in the PG/PC interface configuration tool.
If you have previously installed another driver for the PC/PPI cable, uninstall it and clean your system with a tool like CCleaner before installing the new driver.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, contact Siemens customer support or visit their online forum: https://support.industry.siemens.com/forum/WW/en/posts/pc-ppi-cable-driver/158058
In this article, we have shown you how to download and install the Siemens PC/PPI cable driver 77 for Windows 7. This driver allows you to connect your Siemens PLC 200 to your PC using a PC/PPI cable and program it with STEP 7 MicroWin SP9. We hope this article was helpful and informative. If you liked it, please share it with your friends and colleagues who may also need it.