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What causes a conditional command to be issued?

A conditional command is useful when the same value does not need to be written to the end device continuously, but rather on change. A conditional write command is scanned based upon its poll rate (like all other commands).  The difference is that it will not be execut...

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What are the power requirements for the MVI69 CompactLogix modules?

MVI69 modules require 800ma @ 5 volts and have a Distance Rating of 2 (slots from a power supply) MVI69E modules require 500ma @5 volts and have a Distance Rating of 4MVI69L modules require 450ma @ 5 volts and have a Distance Rating of 4The 24v requirements for all of these MVI ...

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What does a -36 modbus error code indicate?

A negative thirty six (-36) error code is generated when we have successfully connected to a device and issued the device a Modbus request, but it has not responded to the request within the defined response time out period. This is akin to calling some one on the phone, having s...

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How can I configure the module to store and initialize input values on reset or powerup?

You can initialize the input data (ReadData) with cached values from the processor on these In-Chassis modules so that these values do not get reset to 0 during a module reset or powerloss. To do this the parameter labeled "Initialize Input Image" or "Initialize Ou...

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What is Enron-Daniels mode?

In some of our older Modbus products we had/have a feature called float flag. This feature, which has been renamed to Enron-Daniels mode in most of our newer Modbus products to avoid the misconception that this mode was necessary for accessing floating point values in non-Enron o...

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