6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2018 9:09 AM by james_jenkins

    Agilent GC 6890N Chemstation installation and configuration

    yzhan695

      one professor's lab has an Agilent GC-FID-FPD 6890N.  Chemstation software G2070AA A08.01 has been accidently removed from the computer.

       

      Googled installation document, but could not find.

       

      We has installed the software and configured GC6890 with GPIB communication interface, but we did not see the list of devices, like split/splitless injector, FID, FPD...

       

      Hello James, would you please share the installation document?

       

      Thank you and regards,

      Ying

        • Re: Agilent GC 6890N Chemstation installation and configuration
          james_jenkins

          Hi Ying,

          That software is very old and out of support. I am having some trouble finding documentation as it would be from the HP days. In your post you mention you configured for GPIB. If you have a 6890N you should be configuring for Lan with an IP address. If it is a 6890N , you can find out its IP by using the keypad on the GC, Options, Communications will show the IP address. Lan cables are very different than the larger HPIB/GPIB cables. The computer also would have had a GPIB card. 6890A is the GPIB version.

          James

           

          I updated the tags on your post for better visibility.

          • Re: Agilent GC 6890N Chemstation installation and configuration
            james_jenkins

            Hi Ying,

            One further though, at one point we did place the installation manual on the CD with the software under one of the folders. I am not sure if that would be in your version or not. It would be located in the main directory under either a manuals folder or a support folder.

            Regards

            James

              • Re: Agilent GC 6890N Chemstation installation and configuration
                yzhan695

                Hello James,

                 

                Thank you very much for your prompt reply.  6890N is Agilent quality product.  We have several 6890N in the CBE department and they all work well.

                 

                We configured the instrument for LAN using IP address 10.1.1.101.  I believe the IP address is standard, so I checked another 6890N GC configuration.

                 

                Thank you again

                 

                Sincerely your

                 

                Ying

                  • Re: Agilent GC 6890N Chemstation installation and configuration
                    james_jenkins

                    Hi yzhan695,

                    I went ahead and flagged this post as “Assumed Answered”.  If you still need help though, please let us know and we would be happy to continue working with you. If the issue is resolved please feel free to update us or mark correct answer.

                    Regards

                    James

                      • Re: Agilent GC 6890N Chemstation installation and configuration
                        yzhan695

                        Thank you James for your followup.  We can find out the GC IP address by using the keypad on the GC, Options, Communications, it shows zero. Yesterday the IT people came to figure out both computer and the GC IPs.  We are able to configure the instrument.  there are two LAN address windows, the first one we put the GC IP as 10.10.10.101and the second we put the computer IP as 10.10.10.102.  Finally build communication and competed the rest. 

                         

                        both computer (Windows NT) and GC6890N are original, but communication between them is very slow even editing method.  Do not know how it will do if inject sample.

                         

                        Thank you and regards,

                        Ying