Technical FAQs

Ask a Question

What are some major differences between ION8600 and ION8650 meters?

Issue:
Customer wants to know the major differences between the obsoleted ION8600 meter and its replacement ION8650 meter

Product Line:
ION8600
ION8650

Environment:
meter comparison

Resolution:
1. ION 8650 has high accuracy, single current range (2 times more accurate than existing ANSI/IEC Class 0.2 standards from 0.010A-20A) whereas ION8600 has 0.2 accuracy class (IEC, ANSI).
2. ION 8650 has 1024 samples/cycle waveform capture for all voltage and current channels whereas ION 8600 has 256 samples / cycle waveform capture.
3. Increased onboard memory ION8650A/B/C (128Mb/64Mb/32Mb)whereas for ION8600A/B/C (10Mb/4Mb/2Mb).
4. IEC 61850 is not available as a protocol on ION8600.
5. ION8650 has the option to have Cellular Modem communication through Verizon. More information about Cellular Modem communication can be found in FA277446.

Was this helpful?
What can we do to improve the information ?