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How to change a PM5500 series meter to Master mode?

Published date: 25 March 2019

Issue
How to change a PM5500 series meter to Master mode?
 
Product Line
PM5500
 
Environment
Front Panel
Webpages
ION Setup
 
Cause
What are the different ways to configure the PM5500 serial communications from slave to gateway/ master mode?
 
Resolution
Setting up serial communication using the display:
  • Navigate to Maint > Setup
  • Enter the setup password (default is ’0’), then press OK
  • Navigate to Comm > Serial
  • Move the cursor to point to the ‘Mode’ parameter to modify, press Edit, press ‘+’ to change to Gateway, then press OK
  • Press the up arrow to exit. Press Yes to save your changes

Configuring serial settings using the webpages:
  • Login to the meter webpages using Product Master or Web Master credentials
  • Click Settings > Serial Settings
  • Modify the Mode setting by changing the value from ‘Slave’ to ‘Gateway’
  • Click Save changes
  

Configuring serial setting using ION Setup 3.0
  • Connect to the meter in ION Setup
  • In Setup Screens click on PM5500 series meter
  • Navigate to RS-485 Comm Setup folder > Advanced Serial Settings
  • Click Modbus Mode to highlight. Click Edit…
  • In the dropdown menu for Select Modbus Mode select ‘Master Mode’. Click OK.
  • Click Send to apply changes

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