We seem to be struggling here with a PM8000, we have set it up as a Modbus gateway as per the below, we are in the situation where we can see the downstream devices and read data but cannot retrieve anything from the meter itself over Modbus TCP, Modbus poll and other test tools just give us a device busy error ?
Have we missed a step or is there anything special we need to do to read the meter itself over Modbus TCP and read the slave devices or is this functionality not supported ?
Configuring a Modbus gateway using ION Setup
You can configure Modbus gateway on your meter using ION Setup.
Connection type Configuration
Serial connection Select the serial communications port that is connected to the Modbus slave devices from the
Assigned Port list.
TCP connection Enter the IP address of the Modbus slave device, making sure that the IP port is set to 502.
PowerLogic PM8000 series user manual Chapter 12 - ION Setup
Before you begin, make sure you have completed the following tasks:
• Confirm the serial network of devices are wired and configured to have the same
baud rate, serial port settings (for example, 8N1), and protocol (Modbus).
• Confirm each serial device has a unique unit identifier.
• Confirm the serial network of devices are connected to the gateway meter’s serial
• Confirm your gateway meter is communicating over Ethernet.
communications port that the serial network is connected to.
Select Modbus Gateway and click Edit. The Modbus gateway selection screen is
set to use the Modbus master protocol) and click OK. The Modbus gateway
connection is created.
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