How to generate an aqs file

How to generate an aqs file

In general it is recommended to use the aqs file loaded from the relay. But in case you have not yet received the ordered relay and need to make protection configuration or want to get familiar with a particular IED type and its functions it is possible to generate a configuration file yourself by following these instructions.

Instructions to generate aqs-file

To generate a configuration file you will need AQtivate setting tool and a firmware file provided by Arcteq Relays. If you don’t yet have a firmware file please contact as trough helpdesk ticket and it will be provided to you.


Start the process by starting up AQtivate setting tool and navigating to Tools à Misc à Aqs generator.


Then choose the provided firmware file, pick a destination for the generated file and finally choose the device type desired.

Limitations of aqs generator

AQS generator can generate files of all the available device type but only with digital input, digital output and arc protection cards. If an aqs file for IED type with any other cards (RTD&mA input, Serial RS232 etc.) is needed please contact us trough making a ticket to helpdesk.

There are some limitations with the generated an aqs file. The following features are not included when aqs file is generated.

· Mimic and carousel design

· Communication protocol files (IEC61850 .cid file, Modbus map, IEC103 map, DNP map, SPA map)


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