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Configuring ION8650 meter to write to modbus registers

Published date: 19 December 2019

Issue
The functionality of writing to the modbus register map is currently disabled on the user's ION8650 meter.

Product Line
ION8650A, ION8650B, ION8650C

Environment 
ION Setup, Hardware configuration

Cause
By default factory settings, the configuration of the ION8650 has modbus map access disabled. 

Resolution
  1. Add the meter to the latest version of ION Setup with the meter's IP address.
  2. Once added, Ctrl + Click on the meter on the left side of the screen to pull up the advanced modules list.
  3. Navigate to and open the Security Options Modules folder, and then open the Security Options 1 module.
  4. Under the Setup Registers tab, there will be a parameter called SOP1 Modbus Map Access, this can be changed from "No" to "Yes" under the Enabled column.
  5. After changing, "Send" to the meter at the bottom of the window and the configuration settings will be saved. 
The latest version of ION Setup can be downloaded at the link below.
 ION Setup Software

For instructions on how to add an Ethernet device to ION Setup please refer to page 47 in the ION Setup User Guide that can be obtained by visiting link below.
(Note: The latest version of ION Setup software may not be up-to-date from the link below)
ION Setup Software and Documentation

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