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ION 8600/8650 Communication Field Retrofit Kit

Issue
A customer would like to order a communication field retrofit kit for the PowerLogic ION 8600 or ION 8650 meters and requires installation instructions. 

Product Line
PowerLogic Revenue Meters

Environment
PowerLogic ION 8600, ION 8650 meters

Cause
Customer is looking to modify the integrated communication card featureset on an ION 86XX meter. Instructions for field retrofitting the meter are required. 

Resolution

ION 8600 Field Retrofit Communication Cards:

Part Number Description
FR-8600-A0-SKT 8600 Socket Standard Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8600-C7-SKT 8600 Socket Full Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8600-E1-SKT 8600 Socket Ethernet Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8600-M1-SKT 8600 Socket Switchboard Modem Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8600-A0-SWB 8600 Switchboard Standard Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8600-C1-SWB 8600 Switchboard Full Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8600-E0-SWB 8600 Switchboard Ethernet Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8600-M1-SWB  8600 Switchboard Modem Communication Card FR Kit

*The 'FR-8600-XX-SWB' switchboard communication cards are no longer available as they have reached their end-of-life

OPTIONS DEFINED:
A0 RS-232/485 port, RS-485 port, Infrared Optical port.
C1 Infrared Optical port, Ethernet (10BASE-T), 56k universal internal modem (RJ-11), RS-232/485 port, RS-485 port.
E0 Ethernet (10BaseT), RS-232/485 port, Infrared Optical port, RS-485 port.
M1 56k universal internal modem (RJ11), RS-232/485 port, Infrared Optical port,RS-485 port.


ION 8650 Field Retrofit Communication Cards:

Part Number Description
FR-8650-A0 8650 Standard Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8650-C7 8650 Full Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8650-E1 8650 Ethernet Communication Card FR Kit
FR-8650-M1 8650 Modem Communication Card FR Kit

Refer to the PowerLogic ION8650 Field Retrofit Instructions for steps on replacing the communications card.

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