The Internet of Things (IIoT) offers unprecedented possibilities for industries. Stay ahead with EcoStruxure™ Plant and Machine.Learn more
...with the EcoStruxure™ Facility Expert (formerly known as Facility Hero) app in hand! Discover how you can optimize your maintenance efforts today.Learn more
Access tailored services, 24/7 self-service and expert help. Anywhere, anytime, any project.Discover now
The story behind the Shedd Aquarium, a smart, sustainable facility that connects people to animals, with EcoStruxure™.Discover how
Welcome to the Schneider Electric Global Website×
When using GPS local time to synchronize a meters clock, there are issues on a yearly rollover. The meters date erratically changes around midnight. If a meter is in a time zone that is GMT 5 hrs (eastern standard time), the meters clock may fluctuate between the GMT New Year roll over and the local time roll over five hours later. The date will then be incorrect.
ION 7550, ION 7650, ION 7550 RTU, ION 8500, ION 8600
The meters clock uses UTC. When the GPS outputs local time, some date manipulation is done on the incoming time before it is converted to UTC. The GPS does not output the year in its timestamps. The year of the meters clock can then be different than the year assumed by the GPS. This problem is exasperated when the New Year roll over is from a leap year to a non leap year.
Planned resolution is upgrading firmware to V261 on the ION8XXX Meters, V360 on the ION7X50 Meters, and V220 on ION7550 RTU meters. A workaround is to set the GPS and the meter to use UTC time synchronization.
Sign up for all the latest solutions, offers and best practices straight to your inbox.
We are excited that you have joined the group. You will receive your welcome email soon describing the program and what to expect in the upcoming weeks. Enjoy!