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Does the I/O Expander module for an ION 8600 work with an ION 8500?


The I/O Expander module for the ION 8600 is compatible with the ION 8300, 8400, and 8500 series power meters as long as the meter's firmware is at an appropriate version.

The required firmware versions are listed in the table below.

I/O Ports ION 8300, ION 8400,
ION 8500 Firmware Version
ION 8600
Firmware Version
Digital Inputs v203 and higher v310 and higher
Digital Outputs v203 and higher v310 and higher
Analog Outputs v205 and higher v310 and higher


The part numbers for the IO Expander module options are listed below.



The I/O Expander module connects to the meter utilizing the 24-pin Molex connector, and break out both the I/O options and the serial communication options (COM1 and COM2/COM4 depending on meter). 
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