Configuring digital outputs using ION Setup
- Start ION Setup.
- Connect to your meter.
- Configure the control mode you want to
use for the digital output.
External or Energy Pulsing
Select the digital output you are configuring and click Edit.
Select External or Energy from the Control dropdown list.
For Energy, configure the energy pulsing parameters as required.
Navigate to Alarming.
Select the alarm type of the alarm you want to associate with the digital output and click Edit.
Configure the alarm parameters as required.
Select the digital output you want to associate with the alarm.NOTE: You may need to enable the alarm before you can associate the digital output.
Navigate to Demand Setup.
Select the demand type that you want to associate with the digital output and click Edit.
Configure the demand mode parameters as required.
Click the Digital Output Association button to associate a digital output.
- Navigate to .
- Select a digital output to configure and click Edit.
The setup screen for that digital output is displayed.
- Enter a descriptive name for the digital output in the Label field.
- Configure the other setup parameters as required.
- Click Send to save your changes.
Digital output setup parameters available using ION Setup
Use this field to change the default label and assign a descriptive name to this digital output.
External, Demand, Alarm, Energy
This field displays how the digital output functions.
External: the digital output is controlled remotely either through software or by a PLC using commands sent through communications.
Demand: the digital output is associated with one of the demand systems. The meter sends a pulse to the digital output port at the end of every demand interval.
Alarm: the digital output is associated with the alarm system. The meter sends a pulse to the digital output port when the alarm is triggered.
Energy: The digital output is associated with energy pulsing. When this mode is selected, you can select the energy parameter and the set the pulse rate (pulses/kW).
Normal, Timed, Coil Hold
Normal: this mode applies when control mode is set to External or Alarm. In the event of trigger for External mode, the digital output remains in the ON state until an OFF command is sent by the computer or PLC. In the event of trigger for Alarm mode, the digital output remains in the ON state until the drop out point is crossed.
Timed: the digital output remains ON for the period defined by the On Time setup register.
Coil Hold: this mode applies when control mode is set to External or Alarm. For a unary alarm that is associated with a digital output, you must set Behavior Mode to Coil Hold. The output turns on when the “energize” command is received and turns off when the “coil hold release” command is received. In the event of a control power loss, the output remembers and returns to the state it was in when control power was lost.
On Time (s)
0 to 9999
This setting defines the pulse width (ON time) in seconds.NOTE: In energy mode, the digital output pulse ON time is fixed for 20 ms.
Select Dmd System
Applies when Control Mode is set to Demand Sync. Select the demand system to monitor.
All available alarms
Applies when Control Mode is set to Alarm. Select one or more alarms to monitor.
This field displays additional information if the digital output is already associated with another meter function.