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How to use MBMaster to verify basic modbus communications.

Using MBMaster to verify that a Modbus device is working.

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Modbus devices


MbMaster can be used to determine if a modbus device is working.

Run this program from a DOS prompt.

For example here is a sample where I connect to a 6200 device at 19,200 baud. I am using the PC's COM2. The meter's Unit ID is 100 and it is configured to use the Modbus protocol. I am asking for Modbus address 44000 which provides the password for this meter. My meter's password is 0.

MBMaster provides quite a bit of diagnostic information which you can ignore in this case. Just look for the data from the register.

-=-=-=-=-=- Sample MBMaster -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
H:\\Bin>mbmasterV21M3 -COM2 -B19200 -ID100 -SR44000 -NR1
MBMASTER v2.1M3:    Compiled at Jul 13 2001 04:13:57

Stripped BAUD from input: 19200
Stripped SR from input: 44000
Install ModPL
About to open ModPL with port COM2
Building request: modslave = 100
Modbus AL frame received: fc = 03
Modbus AL frame: startreg = 404000, #regs = 1
Register 404000: 0
-=-=-=-=-=- End Sample MBMaster -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

  • Original article#9458


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Legacy KB System (APS) Data: RESL189023 V1.0, Originally authored by KBAdPM on 11/09/2007, Last Edited by KBAdPM on 11/09/2007
Related ranges: Modbus / JBus


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