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PowerLogic ION8600
Energy and power quality meter

User Guide
Important Information
Readtheseinstructionscarefullyandexaminetheequipmenttobecomefamiliar
withthedevicebeforetryingtoinstall,operate,ormaintainit.Thefollowing
specialmessagesmayappearthroughoutthisdocumentationorontheequipment
towarnofpotentialhazardsortocallattentiontoinformationthatclarifiesor
simplifiesaprocedure.

Danger
Thissymbolindicatesthepresenceofdangerousvoltagewithinand
outsidetheproductenclosurethatmayconstituteariskofelectric
shock,seriousinjuryordeathtopersonsifproperprecautionsarenot
followed.

Caution
Thissymbolalertstheusertothepresenceofhazardsthatmaycause
minorormoderateinjurytopersons,damagetopropertyordamage
tothedeviceitself,ifproperprecautionsarenotfollowed.

Note
Thissymboldirectstheusersattentiontoimportantinstallation,
operatingandmaintenanceinstructions.

Installation Considerations
InstallationandmaintenanceoftheION8600metershouldonlybeperformedby
qualified,competentpersonnelthathaveappropriatetrainingandexperience
withthesetypesofdevicesandtheirassociatedequipment.Aqualifiedpersonis
onewhohasskillsandknowledgerelatedtotheconstructionandoperationof
thesetypesofelectricalequipmentinstallationsandhasreceivedsafetytrainingto
recognizeandavoidtheassociatedhazards.Themetermustbeinstalledin
accordancewithalllocalandnationalelectricalcodes.

NoresponsibilityisassumedbySchneiderElectricforanyconsequencesarising
outoftheuseofthismaterial.

DANGER
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

DuringnormaloperationoftheION8600meter,hazardousvoltagesarepresenton
itsterminalstrips,andthroughouttheconnectedpotentialtransformer(PT),current
transformer(CT),digital(status)input,controlpowerandexternalI/Ocircuits.PT
andCTsecondarycircuitsarecapableofgeneratinglethalvoltagesandcurrents
withtheirprimarycircuitenergized.Followappropriatesafetyprecautionswhile
performinganyinstallationorservicework(i.e.removingPTfuses,shortingCT
secondaries,etc).
TheION8600metermustbeinstalledwithchassisground.Groundthedevice
beforepowerisapplied.Propergroundingofthemeterisnecessaryforthe
followingreasons:
Safetyofpersonnelworkingwiththemeter.
Protectionoftheelectroniccircuitryinthemeter.
Properoperationofnoisefilteringwithinthemeter.
Properoperationofcommunicationports.
Compliancewithalllocalandnationalregulationsongroundingelectrical
devices.
Themetersgroundingtab,groundterminalorgroundwire(incaseofmeters
poweredfromauxiliarypowersource)mustbeconnectedtotheprotectiveearth
groundbeforethemeterispoweredup.
TheION8600isdesignedtobeusedasapermanentlyinstalleddevice.Allelectrical
connectionstothemetermustbeinstalledwithapermanentconnectionmethod.
Installfuses(customersupplied)inallvoltagemeasurementinputsandauxiliary
(control)powercircuits.
Allelectricalconnectionsonthemeterterminalsshouldnotbeuseraccessibleafter
installation.
DonotusetheION8600outputsforprimaryprotectionfunctions.Theseinclude
applicationswherethedevicesperformenergylimitingfunctionsorprovide
protectionofpeoplefrominjury.DonotusetheION8600insituationswherelossof
devicefunctionalitycancauseinjuryordeath,orcausesufficientenergytobe
releasedthatcanstartafire.

CAUTION
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage and void the warranty.

DonotHIPOT/Dielectrictestthedigital(status)inputs,digitaloutputs,or
communicationsterminals.Refertotheapplicablesectioninthismanualforthe
maximumvoltageleveltheterminalcanwithstand.
TheION8600meteroffersarangeofhardwareoptionsthataffectinputratings.
TheION8600metersserialnumberlabellistsallequippedoptions.Applying
currentlevelsincompatiblewiththecurrentinputswillpermanentlydamage
themeter.Thisdocumentprovidesinstallationinstructionsapplicabletoeach
hardwareoption.
Recommendedterminalscrewtorqueforvoltageandcurrentinputs
(switchboardmetersonly)is2.82Nm(25inlbs)max.Recommendedterminal
screwtorqueforauxiliarypowersupplyinputs(switchboardmetersonly)is
1.01Nm(9inlbs)max.

FCC Notice
ThisequipmenthasbeentestedandfoundtocomplywiththelimitsforaClassB
digitaldevice,pursuanttopart15oftheFCCRules.Theselimitsaredesignedto
providereasonableprotectionagainstharmfulinterferenceinaresidential
installation.Thisequipmentgenerates,uses,andcanradiateradiofrequency
energyand,ifnotinstalledandusedinaccordancewiththeinstructions,may
causeharmfulinterferencetoradiocommunications.However,thereisno
guaranteethatinterferencewillnotoccurinaparticularinstallation.
Ifthisequipmentdoescauseharmfulinterferencetoradioortelevisionreception,
whichcanbedeterminedbyturningtheequipmentoffandon,theuseris
encouragedtotrytocorrecttheinterferencebyoneormoreofthefollowing
measures.

Reorientorrelocatethereceivingantenna
Increasetheseparationbetweentheequipmentandreceiver.
Connecttheequipmenttoanoutletonacircuitdifferentfromthattowhichthe
receiverisconnected.
Consultthedealeroranexperiencedradio/TVtechnicianforhelp.

ThisClassBdigitalapparatuscomplieswithCanadianICES003.

TheRingerEquivalenceNumber(REN)fortheION8600optionalinternalmodem
is0.6.ConnectiontotheION8600internalmodemshouldbemadeviaanFCCPart
68complianttelephonecord(notsupplied).TheION8600cannotbeusedona
publiccoinphoneserviceorpartylineservices.

Network Compatibility Notice for the Internal Modem


Theinternalmodeminmetersequippedwiththisoptioniscompatiblewiththe
telephonesystemsofmostcountriesintheworld.Useinsomecountriesmay
requiremodificationoftheinternalmodemsinitializationstrings.Ifdifficulty
usingthemodemonyourphonesystemoccurs,pleasecontactSchneiderElectric
TechnicalSupport.

MadebyPowerMeasurementLtd.

Coveredbyoneormoreofthefollowingpatents:
U.S.PatentNos7010438,7006934,6990395,6988182,6988025,6983211,6961641,
6957158,6944555,6871150,6853978,6825776,6813571,6798191,6798190,6792364,
6792337,6751562,6745138,6737855,6694270,6687627,6671654,6671635,6615147,
6611922,6611773,6563697,6493644,6397155,6236949,6186842,6185508,6000034,
5995911,5828576,5736847,5650936,D505087,D459259,D458863,D443541,
D439535,D435471,D432934,D429655,D427533.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction .................................................................. 9

Chapter 2 Front Panel ................................................................. 19


Chapter 3 Templates and Firmware ............................................. 41

Chapter 4 Basic Setup ................................................................. 47

Chapter 5 Security ...................................................................... 51

Chapter 6 Communications ......................................................... 73

Chapter 7 Third Party Protocols ................................................... 95

Chapter 8 Time ......................................................................... 111

Chapter 9 Demand ................................................................... 117

Chapter 10 Inputs / Outputs ....................................................... 125

Chapter 11 Energy Pulsing .......................................................... 137

Chapter 12 Logging .................................................................... 143


Chapter 13 Revenue ................................................................... 155

Chapter 14 Power Quality .......................................................... 165

Chapter 15 Displays ................................................................... 171

Chapter 16 TEST Mode ............................................................... 183

Chapter 17 Resets ...................................................................... 191

Chapter 18 Alerting .................................................................... 199

Chapter 19 Setpoints .................................................................. 205

Chapter 20 Reports .................................................................... 209


1 Introduction
PowerLogicION8600metersproviderevenueaccurate,trueRMS
measurementsofvoltage,current,powerandenergy,andarecomplementedby
extensiveI/Ocapabilities,comprehensivelogging,andadvancedpowerquality
measurementandcomplianceverificationfunctions.Themeterscomewithan
extensiveselectionofpreconfigureddatascreensandmeasurements,soyoucan
usethemetersoutoftheboxorcustomizethemtofityouruniquerequirements.

ION8600metersgiveyouthetoolstomanagecomplexenergysupplycontracts
thatincludecommitmentstopowerquality.Youcanalsointegratethemeterswith
IONEnterpriseorotherenergymanagement,SCADA,automationandbilling
systems,viaInternetcommunicationsandmultipleindustrystandard
communicationchannelsandprotocolsincludingMV90.

In this chapter

ION8600 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

ION8600 in Enterprise Energy Management Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11


DataDisplayandAnalysisTools ....................................... 11
TheFrontPanel................................................... 12
WebMeterInternalWebServerFeature .............................. 12
MeterM@ilInternalEmailServerFeature............................. 12
XMLCompatibility ............................................... 12
IONEnterpriseSoftware ........................................... 12
IONSetupSoftware ............................................... 13
MV90 ........................................................... 13
CommunicationsMethods ............................................. 13
DigitalandAnalogI/OOptions......................................... 13
OnboardI/O ..................................................... 14
ExpandedI/O .................................................... 14
TheMeterisFactoryConfiguredandReadytoOperate ................ 14

Using this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15


Terminology ..................................................... 16
PDFDocuments.................................................. 16
GettingMoreInformation ............................................. 17
BeforeYouCanUsethisGuide..................................... 17

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ION8600 Meters
ION8600metersaresuitedtoawiderangeofapplications.Themeterscanbeused
asstandalonedevices,buttheirextensivecapabilitiesarefullyrealizedwhenused
aspartofanenterpriseenergymanagement(EEM)system.TheION8600is
availableinthefollowingfeaturesets:

Model Feature Set

10MB memory, 50 data recorders (800 channels), waveform


ION8600A
recorders and transient detection.

ION8600B 4MB memory, 20 data recorders (320 channels), Modbus Mastering.

ION8600C 2MB memory, 2 data recorders (32 channels), sag/swell detection

NOTE
For complete details of the ION8600 meter feature sets, see the ION8600 Datasheet available for
download from the PowerLogic website.

ION8600 Naming Convention


IntheserialnumberandANSIbarcodeareaofthemetersfrontpanelyoucan
viewthefeatureset,formfactorandaswellasanyspecialorderoptionsavailable
withthemeter.

Meter type: ION8600 Feature Set Voltage Inputs Frequency COMMS Security

P8600A0C0H6E0A0A Special Order

Form factor (36S, 35S, 9S...) Current Inputs Power Supply I/O Option

Whentherearedifferencesbetweenthemodels(suchasafeaturespecifictoone
model),itisindicatedwiththeappropriatemodelnumber.

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ION8600 in Enterprise Energy Management Systems


Applicationsthatincludethemetertypicallyrequireadditionalequipment.
Displayandanalysissoftwaretoolsarealmostalwaysusedtomanage,interpret
anddistributethedatameasuredorloggedbyameter.Thereareusuallyavariety
oftoolsused,andoftenthesetoolsareconnectedusingdifferentcommunications
standardsandprotocols.Inmanycases,ametermustalsoprovidecontrol
capabilitiesanddeviceleveldatasharing.

Themetercanadapttomanysituations.Advancedcommunicationsallowdatato
besharedsimultaneouslyacrossmultiplenetworks,builtinI/Oprovides
monitoringandcontrolcapabilities,andavarietyofdisplayandanalysistoolscan
beusedtomonitoryourpowersystem.

Power System Connections Data Analysis Tools


Phase voltage, phase current, ground current, - Power Monitoring Network
and neutral current from Wye, Delta, or single- - Third-Party Software for Modbus,
phase power systems DNP 3.00, MV90

Corporate Network

Input/Output
- Pulses Communications
- Breaker Status On-Site Setup
- Control Signals - RS-232 and high speed RS-485 Internet Connectivity
- Energy Pulses - 320 by 240 pixel LCD - Internal Modem
- MeterM@il functionality
- ION Setup software - Optical infrared
- WebMeter functionality
- LED Pulsing - 10 Base-T and 10 Base-FL Ethernet
- XML compatibility
- Interoperability
Remote Data - Protocols: ION, Modbus Master,
Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, DNP 3.00,
Display ModemGate (modem to RS-485
I/O Expander - Vista gateway), EtherGate (Ethernet to RS-485
- WebReach gateway), GPS: Arbiter, GPS: True Time/
Datum

Data Display and Analysis Tools


Notonlydoesthemetersfrontpanelallowmeterconfigurationanddatadisplay,
butthemeteralsointegratesseamlesslywithdisplayandanalysissoftware
availablefromSchneiderElectric.IONEnterprisesoftwareisthenetworkand
deviceconfigurationsoftwarethatalsoletsyouanalyzeandmonitoryoursystem
andproducereportsforanydepartmentinanorganization.Furthermore,youcan
usedataacquiredbythemeterinavarietyofthirdpartysystems.IONEnterprise
softwareisdesignedtomakeuseofalltheavailableadvancedcapabilities.

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The Front Panel


Localmonitoringandstandaloneapplicationsarefacilitatedbythemetersfront
panelinterface.Thefrontpanelcombinesrealtimedisplayfeatureswithlimited
deviceconfigurationfunctions.Thefrontpanelisoftenusedincombinationwith
anIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaresystem,providinganinterfaceforfield
personnel.

WebMeter Internal Web Server Feature


AnonboardWebservercombinedwithanEthernetportprovidesquickandeasy
accesstorealtimeenergyandbasicpowerqualityinformationwithoutspecial
software:thisisWebMeterfunctionality.Thebuiltinwebpagesdisplayarange
ofenergyandbasicpowerqualityinformationthroughthewebenableddevice;
thesepagesevensupportbasicmeterconfigurationtasks.

MeterM@il Internal Email Server Feature


Configurethemetertoautomaticallyemailhighpriorityalarmnotificationsor
scheduledsystemstatusupdatemessagestoanyone,anywherewithinthefacility
oraroundtheworld.Specifythetypeofeventthattriggersanemailalert,suchas
powerqualitydisturbancesorloggeddataatanypredeterminedinterval,and
haveyourIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwareadministratorprogramthemeter
torespondwithaMeterM@ilmessagewhentheseeventsoccur.MeterM@il
messagescanbereceivedlikeanyemailmessageoveraworkstation,cellphone,
pager,orPDA.

XML Compatibility
ThemeterscanexchangeinformationusingindustrystandardXMLformat.This
simplemachinereadableformatsupportseasyintegrationwithcustomreporting,
spreadsheet,database,andotherapplications.

ION Enterprise Software


ThecompleteIONEnterprisesoftwarepackageenablesthemetertobepartofa
fullynetworkedinformationsystemwithothermetersandlocalandwidearea
computernetworks.IONEnterpriseisrecommendedforallpowermonitoring
systemswhereadvancedanalysisandcontrolcapabilitiesarerequired.

IONEnterpriseprovidestoolsformanagingyourpowermonitoringnetwork,
loggingdata,analyzingrealtimeandloggeddata,generatingpowersystem
reports,andcreatingcustomfunctionalityatthemeterlevel.

IONEnterprisealsoofferstwowaystoremotelyviewinformationthroughaweb
browser:theWebReachcomponentofIONEnterprise,andMicrosoftTerminal
Services.
WebReachonlyrequiresanURLtodisplayametersrealtimedataandselect
viewsofhistoricalandwaveformdatafromawebbrowser;thereisnoclient
machineconfiguration.WebReachisadatadisplayapplication;thereisno
controlfunctionalityavailablethroughit.

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MicrosoftTerminalServicesenablefullIONEnterprisefunctionality,including
controlfeatures.Someclientmachineconfigurationisrequired.

ION Setup Software


IONSetupisameterconfigurationtooldesignedspecificallytoconfigureandtest
meters.IONSetupoffersanintuitivegraphicalinterfaceforperformingbasic
metersetup,installingtemplatesintometers,viewingrealtimeandreset
accumulatedvalues,verifyingmetercalibrationandmeasurements,andsetting
upadvancedsecurity.

MV90
MV90software(byUtilityTranslationSystems)isamultivendortranslation
systemthatcancollectandanalyzedatafromavarietyofdifferentbrandsof
meters.OneoftheuniquefeaturesofMV90isitsabilitytologsomeinformation
comingfromseveraldifferentbrandsofmeters,eachwithuniquedatabase
formats.MV90manipulatesthisdatawithoutextensiveknowledgeofthedevice
oforigin.ThisisdonebyusingTIMmodules;eachTIMmoduleactsasaprotocol
translatorspecifictoadevicetype,anditwillconvertsomepredefineddatafrom
ametertotheMV90databaseformat.TheTIMmoduleusedforIONmetersis
calledTIM_ION.

Communications Methods
Themetercanbeintegratedintovariousindustrystandardnetworks.Datathatis
measuredbythemetercanbemadeavailabletootherdevicesusingtheModbus
Master,ModbusRTU,ModbusTCP,andDNP3.00protocols,aswelltheMV90
translationsystem.Youcanalsoconfigurethemetertoimportdatafromdevices
onthesenetworks.Withtheseadvancedcommunicationsfunctions,themeter
operatesinmostexistingpowermonitoringsystems.Anydatadisplayand
analysissoftwarethatworkswithModbusRTUorDNP3.00deviceswillalso
functionwiththemeter.

ThestandardmeterincludesaselectableRS232/RS485port(thefactorydefaultis
RS232),ahighspeedRS485port,andanIrDAopticalportforcommunications
inthefield.Orderoptionsincludea10BaseTEthernetportor10BaseFLfiber
opticport,anda57.6kbpsinternalmodem(bothFCCandCTR21compliant).
Dependingonthehardwareoptionspurchased,uptofourseparateportscan
communicatesimultaneously.

Digital and Analog I/O Options


Themeterhasdigitalinputsandoutputsforavarietyofapplications.
Additionally,aLEDonthefrontpanelisconfiguredforenergypulsing.An
optionalI/OExpanderproductoptionisalsoavailablefordigitalandanalog
communication.ThereisseparateI/OExpanderdocumentationthataccompanies
thisoption.

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Onboard I/O
ThemetercontainsfourFormCdigitaloutputsandthreeFormAdigitalinputs.
TheycanbeusedformonitoringbreakertripsorsendKYZpulsinginformationto
thirdpartysystemequipment.

Expanded I/O
TheI/OExpanderoptionextendsthemetersI/Ocapabilities.ThedigitalI/O
ExpandermodelprovidesfourFormAdigitaloutputs,fourFormCdigital
outputs,andeightFormAdigitalinputs.TheanalogI/OExpandermodelreplaces
thefourformAdigitaloutputswithanalogoutputs.

The Meter is Factory-Configured and Ready to Operate


Eventhoughthemeterisfullycustomizable,itisshippedfromthefactorywith
manypreconfiguredfunctions.Onceyouhaveperformedtheinstallationand
basicsetup,allofthebasicmeasurements,energycalculationsandrecording
functionsarereadytooperaterightoutofthebox.Youmayfindthatthefactory
configurationaptlyservesyourpurposes,allowingyoutoforegoadditional
configuration.

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Using this Guide


ThisUsersGuideisdirectedatthreetypesofuser:thetypicaluseroroperator,the
systemadministrator,andtheadvanceduser.Youmightnotfitintoanyofthese
groupsdirectly,orperhapsyouarebothanoperatorandanadministrator.These
classificationsareintendedtomakethisguideeasiertonavigatewithrespectto
whichinformationisappropriatetoyourneeds.

Typical User or Operator


Mostuserssimplywanttodisplaythedataprovidedbythefactoryconfigured
meter.Theseuserswantfastaccesstodatathroughthefrontpanel,IONEnterprise
orIONSetupsoftware,orathirdpartyprotocolsuchasModbusorDNP.

System Administrator or Manager


Someusersneedtomakeminoradjustmentssothattheirmetersfittheirpower
systems:datarecordingintervals,demandsubintervalsandotherparameters
mayneedtobesetbeforethemeterssetupiscomplete.Theseuserswillusethe
frontpanel,orIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangesettingsinthe
devicesoperatingsoftware.(IONEnterpriseishighlyrecommended.)

Advanced User or Systems Integrator


Advancedusersmaywanttomakeuseoftheflexibilityandpowerprovidedby
thedevicesoperatingsoftware.Theseuserswillneedtobecomefamiliarwiththe
IONarchitecture,andthesoftwaretoolsusedtocustomizethedevicesoperation.

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Terminology

Clear: Placethemousecursoroverthecheckboxforthespecified
option,thenclickthemousebuttonsothatthecheckmarkis
removedfromthecheckbox.

Click: Placethemousecursoroverthespecifiedoptionorbutton,
thenpressandreleasethemousebutton.

Double-click: Placethemousecursoroverthespecifiedoptionorbutton,
thenpressandreleasethemousebuttontwice.

Drag: Holddownthemousebuttonwhilemovingthemousecursor
totheappropriatelocation,thenreleasethebutton.

Enter: Typetheinformation,thenpresstheENTERorRETURNkey.

Point: Positionthemousepointeroverasubmenuormenu
command.Forexample,pointtotheFilemenu.

Press: Pressthespecifiedkeyorkeycombinationonyourkeyboard,
forexample,pressCTRL+ALT+DEL.

Select: Placethemousepointeroverthecheckboxforthespecified
option,thenclickthemousebuttonsothatanXorcheckmark
appearsinthecheckbox.

Or:

Placethemousepointeroverthespecifiedboxorbutton,then
clickthemousebutton.

Type: Typetheinformation.DonotpresstheEnterorReturnkey.

PDF Documents
ThismanualisalsoprovidedinPDF(PortableDocumentFormat)fromthe
PowerLogicwebsite.

UseAcrobatReadertoviewandprintthePDFversionofthemanual.When
printingthemanual,pleaseprinttheentiremanual,includingthecopyrightand
disclaimerstatements.

ThePDFfilesforallSchneiderElectricproductsarealsoavailablefromthe
website.EachSchneiderElectricdevicehasinstallationinformationandausers
guidetoteachyouaboutthefeaturesofyourdevice.

IONmetersareprogrammedusingIONmodulesthatarelinkedtocreate
unlimitedcustomfunctionality.Yourmeterhasmanypreconfiguredmodules
thatprovidemostfunctionalitythatyouneed.Ifyouwanttoextendorcustomize
thefunctionalityofyourmeterconsulttheonlineIONReferenceforgeneral
informationandIONmoduledescriptions.Forinformationonconfiguring
featuressearchthetechnicalnotes.

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Getting More Information


AdditionalinformationisavailablefromSchneiderElectric.Checkourwebsiteat
www.powerlogic.com,contactyourlocalSchneiderElectricrepresentative,or
contactSchneiderElectricdirectly(contactinformationisprovidedonthefirst
pageofthisdocument).Documentsthatarerelatedtotheinstallation,operation
andapplicationofthemeterareasfollows:

Installation Guide
Thisbriefguideisshippedwitheachmeter.Itdetailsthemounting,wiringand
basicsetupofthedevice.

Online ION Setup Help


Thisonlinereferencehasindepthinformationoninstallation,setupandsecurity
ofIONSetup.ItalsocontainsdetaileddescriptionsofIONmeterconfigurations
usingtheSetupAssistant.

ION Reference
ThisonlinereferencecontainsdetaileddescriptionsofallmodulesinanION
meter.

ION Enterprise Getting Started Guide


ThisguideexplainstheinstallationandconfigurationoftheIONEnterprise
softwaresuite.

Online ION Enterprise Help


EachIONEnterprisesoftwarecomponenthasanindepthonlinehelpsystem.

Technical Notes
Technicalnotesareavailablefromourwebsite.Thesedocumentsareregularly
updatedwithnewandrevisedcontentandfeatures.

Application Notes
Onlineapplicationnotesofferdetailed,highleveldescriptionsofrealworld
situations,whereSchneiderElectricsIONdevicesandsoftwareprovidebeneficial
solutions.

Before You Can Use this Guide


Bythetimeyouarereadytousethisguide,yourmetershouldbeinstalled,basic
setupshouldhavebeenperformed,andcommunications/basicoperationshould
havebeenverified.Iftheunitisnotyetinstalledandoperational,refertothe
InstallationGuidethatshippedwiththemeter.

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2 Front Panel
ThefrontpaneloftheION8600providesauserfriendlyinterfacefromwhichyou
canviewsystemdataorconfiguremetersettings.Ascrollabledisplayandthree
distinctmodes(NORM,ALTandTEST)provideeasyaccesstoafullrangeof
functionsthroughasimplethreebuttonkeypad.

Thischapterdescribesthefrontpanelandexplainshowtouseittodisplaydata,
performtests,andsetupbasicconfigurationoptions.

In this chapter

Front Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20


LEDpulsers ...................................................... 21
Demandresetswitch.............................................. 21
Navigationbuttons ............................................... 21
Opticalport ...................................................... 21
MasterResetbutton ............................................... 22
TESTmodebutton................................................ 23

Display Screen Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Modes of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Basicoperation(NORMmode) ..................................... 27
ALTmode....................................................... 27
TESTmode ...................................................... 28

Configuring the Meter with the Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29


AccessingtheSetupMenu ......................................... 29
ReturningtoPreviousSetupScreens ................................ 31
ConfiguringParametersUsingtheNavigationButtons ................ 31
ConfirmingConfigurationChanges................................. 31
SetupMenus ......................................................... 32
BasicSetupMenu ................................................. 32
DemandSetupMenu .............................................. 33
COMPortsSetupMenu ........................................... 33
NetworkSetupMenu ............................................. 35
FormatSetupMenu ............................................... 37
DisplaySetupMenu............................................... 37
SecurityMenu .................................................... 38

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Front Panel Features


ThefrontpaneloftheION8600includesaliquidcrystaldisplaywithdetailed
graphicsandtext,UpandDownarrowbuttonstoaidinscreennavigationand
basicsetupprocedures,aswellLEDpulserstoaidintestingthemeter.Thissection
outlinesthefeaturesavailableonthefrontpanelofthemeter.

Watt LED VAR LED

Status bar Main display

Meter label

Optical port
Demand reset switch

Navigation buttons ALT/Enter button

Themetersdisplaycanshownumericdatascreens,eventlogs,phasordiagrams,
bargraphsandharmonicshistograms.Asthegraphicaboveillustrates,thedisplay
screenisdividedintotwosections:themaindisplayareaandthestatusbar.

Themaindisplayareapresentsmeterdataandstatusinformation;thestatusbar
providestime,date,phase,quadrant,andmodeinformation.Duringnormal
operation,themaindisplayareaautomaticallycyclesthroughaseriesofseveral
displays.Ifyouprefer,youcanusetheUporDownarrowbuttonstostep
manuallythroughthesedisplays.Bydefault,theautomaticscrollingwillresume
60secondsafteryouhavepressedabutton.

TIP
To adjust the contrast, hold down the Up and Down arrow buttons simultaneously. When the contrast
reaches the desired level, release the buttons.

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LED pulsers
TwoLEDpulserslocatednearthetopofthefrontpanelrepresentWATTtothe
leftandVARtotheright.

TheseLEDsarepreconfiguredforenergypulsing.Theadjacentsmallerinfrared
outputsareconnectedtotheLEDsandpulseatthesamerate.Pulseratescanbe
adjustedbyreconfiguringtheCalibrationPulsermodule;foradetailed
descriptionofLEDpulsersoperation,refertoEnergyPulsingwithLEDson
page 141).

Demand reset switch


Locatedonthefrontofthemetersexternalcoverassembly,theDemandReset
switchresetsthepeakdemandvaluesloggedinthemeter.Thisswitchcanbe
activatedwiththecoveronoroff.WhenthemeterisinTESTmode,theDemand
Resetswitchresetsthetestdemandparameters.

Inmostapplications,theDemandResetswitchissealedwithanantitamper
mechanism;athroughholeintheswitchcanaccommodateeitheranexternalseal
oralockingmechanism.SeeAntiTamperSealingMethodsonpage 69fora
discussionofAntiTampersealing.

TheIONsetupregisterlabeledDemandLockoutTimesetstheminimumtime
allowedbetweenconsecutivedemandresets;themeterignoresanyattemptsto
resetthedemandoutsidetheboundsoftheregister.Thedefaultvalueforthe
DemandLockouttimeis25days.FordetailsontheDemandLockoutTimesetup
register,refertoDemandandPeakDemandModuleOverviewonpage 121.

Navigation buttons
ThenavigationbuttonsaretheUpandDownarrowbuttonsandtheround
Alt/Enterbutton.PressingtheUporDownarrowbuttonstomanuallyscrollback
orforththroughtheavailabledisplaystemporarilyhaltsthedisplayscreens
automaticscrollingfunction.PressingAlt/EntertogglesbetweenNORMandALT
displaymodes.Theautomaticscrollingfunctionrestarts60secondsafterabutton
waslastpressed.

HoldtheAlt/EnterbuttonforapproximatelythreesecondstodisplaytheSetup
menu.Youcanthenusethenavigationbuttonstoviewthedevicesconfiguration
oreditcommunicationsettings.SeeSetupMenusonpage 32forfurther
instructiononmodifyingthedevicesconfigurationusingthefrontpanelbuttons.

Optical port
Anopticalportfacilitatesinfraredcommunicationwiththedevice.Fordetailson
howtoconfigureandusethisport,seeConfiguringtheOpticalPortonpage 82.

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Master Reset button


Youmustremovethemeterscoveraswellasthefrontpanellabeltoaccessthe
MasterResetbutton;itisapinholelocatedinthelowerleftofthefaceplate(itis
labeledEnergyResetonsomemeters).Thisbuttonisrecessedtoprevent
accidentalactivation.Forinstructionsonremovingthemetercover,see
PerformingaMasterResetfromthefrontpanelonpage 192.
MASTER
RESET
UsetheMasterResetbuttontodeletemostaccumulatedvaluesandallderived
revenuemeasurementsfromthemeter.

TousetheMasterResetbutton:
1. Removetheoutercoverassembly.
2. Usingapencilorsimilarinstrument,pressandholdtheMasterResetbutton
untiltheMasterResetinProgressmessageisdisplayedonthefrontpanel.

CAUTION
After initiating a Master Reset, wait until the Master Reset Completed message appears on the front
panel (or about two minutes, depending on your firmware). This allows the meter to completely reset
parameters. This is especially important if you are powering down the meter after a Master Reset.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in equipment damage and void the warranty.

Hardware-Locked Meters and Master Reset


Masterresetisnotaccessibleviasoftwareinahardwarelockedmeter,whetherthe
meterisinTEST,ALTorNORMmode.Toperformamasterresetonahardware
lockedmeter,youmustremovethefrontcoverandpressthemasterresetbutton.

Withameterthatisnothardwarelocked,youcanperformaMasterResetvia
software.ItdoesnothavetobeinTESTmode.

Parameters affected by a Master Reset


TheMasterResetbuttonresetsmanyofthedevicesmeasurementsandlogs.The
modethatthemeterisin(NORMmodeorTESTmodeseeModesofOperation
onpage 27)definesthevaluesthatwillbereset.

NORMorALTmode
InNORMorALTmode,thefollowingparametersareresettozero:
EnergyandDemand
PeakDemand
LossCalculation
PowerQualitydisturbancecounters
TimeofUse

Thefollowingarecleared:
EventLog
AllDataRecorders
AllWaveformRecorders

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TESTmode
AllTESTmodeEnergyandDemandmeasurementsaresettozero.

TEST mode button


TheTESTmodebuttonislocatedunderthemetersexternalcoverassembly;it
placesthemeterintoTESTmode.WhileinTESTmode,themeterceases
accumulationofbillablequantities;energyanddemandmeasurementsare
accumulatedinTESTmoderegisters.
TEST
MODE RefertoTESTmodeonpage 28formoredetailsonthismodeofoperation.

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Display Screen Types


Thefrontpaneldisplaysmeasurements,configuredsettingsandconfiguration
datainavarietyofforms.Thetypesofdisplayscreensaredescribedbelow.For
informationoncustomizingthedisplayonyourmeter,seeConfiguringFront
PanelDisplaysonpage 173.

The status bar


Thestatusbarrunsalongthebottomofthefrontpaneldisplayandcontains
informationaboutthefollowingsettings:

Dateandtime(in24hourformat).
Voltagephasespresent.Thelabelsandrotationofphasescorrespondtothe
configurationofthepowermonitoringsystem.ABBCisforDeltaconfiguration
(35Sforms),ABCisfourwireWyeconfigurations(9S/36Sforms).
Quadrantwherethesystempowerfactorresides.
Mode(NORM,ALTorTEST).
TimeremainingintheRollingBlockDemandinterval.Iftheintervalhas
countedtozerothelettersEOI(EndOfInterval)appearonthestatusbar.Ifthe
intervaliscountingdownthenatimeremainingindicatorappears.

Main display Status bar

Numeric displays
AllNORMmodedataandsomeoftheALTmodedisplayscreensusenumeric
displays.Numericdisplaysshowuptofourparametersatatime.Ifnonumeric
valuesareavailableforaparameter,N/Aisdisplayed.

Thefrontpanelautomaticallyscalestheunitsforbasicmeasurements(i.e.voltage,
currentandpowerparameters).Forexample,ameasurementof2,000Wattsis
displayedas2kW.Ameasurementof2,000,000Wattsisdisplayedas2MW.The
metermakestheseconversionsusingyourPTandCTRatios.

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Themeteronlyperformstheseautomaticunitsifthemeasurementisderived
solelyfromthePowerMetermodulesoutput.

Nameplate display and event log


NameplatedisplaysandeventlogsappearinALTmodeandareorganizedin
tabularformat.Nameplatedisplaysshowowner,meterandpowersystemdetails:

TheEventLogdisplaysrecenthighpriorityevents.YoumustuseIONEnterprise
orIONSetupsoftwaretoretrieveallloggeddata:

Histogram displays
Harmoniccontentisdisplayedinhistogramformat.The2ndtothe63rdharmonics
(31stontheION8600Cmeter)aredisplayedinthehistogram.Thetotalharmonic
distortion(THD)isdisplayedabovethehistogram.

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Phasor diagram displays


Phaseinformationcanbedisplayedinphasordiagramformat.Phasordiagrams
areaccompaniedbytablesthatshowphase,voltageandcurrentmagnitudes.In
caseswhereaphasevectoristoosmalltoberepresentedgraphically,itisshown
asatableentryonly.

Disk simulator
Thisdisplaysimulatesthebehaviorofamechanicalwatthourmeterindicating
powerreceivedordeliveredbythedirectionofthepulse.

Time and date


Thisdisplayssupportstimeanddateformats,enablingdisplayswithnothingbut
dateand/ortimeand/ortimeremaininginthecurrentinterval.

Time-stamped values
Uptothreetimestampedparameterscandisplayonthesamescreen.The
timestampindicatesthetimethatthedisplayedparameterwaslastupdated.

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Modes of Operation
TheION8600hasthreemodesofoperation:NORM,ALTandTEST.BothNORM
andALTaredisplaymodes,providingvariouspowersystemdataandmeter
propertiesscreens.TESTmodeisusedtoperformdiagnosticsandverifythe
meterscalibrationandfunction.

NOTE
If your meter has the optional hardware lock, you must remove the meters cover to put it into TEST mode.
Refer to Meter Security Features on page 52 for more information.

Basic operation (NORM mode)


ThemeterdefaultstoNORMmodewhenpoweredup,andremainsinthismode
untilyoumanuallyswitchtoALTorTEST.

NOTE
You can customize NORM mode display screens and alter the front panels scrolling characteristics by
editing the configuration of the meters Display and Scroll modules refer to Display Setup Menu on
page 37 for more details.

Ifyouhaveameterwithoutthehardwarelock,allofthesettingsavailableinthe
panelSetupmenucanbechangedwhilethemeterisinNORMmode,provided
youhavethecorrectpassword.Ifyouhaveahardwarelockedmeter,onlythe
basiccommunicationsparametersintheCOMSetupmenucanbechangedin
NORMmode.(YoumustenterTESTmodetochangeothermeterparameterson
thehardwarelockedmeterrefertoAdditionalRevenueMeteringSecurityon
page 67formoredetails.)

ALT mode
ALTmodeprovidesscrollingdisplayscreensthatshowpowersystemdata,billing
information(includingextensiveTimeofUsedata)andmeterpropertiessuchas
Nameplateinformation.

ALTmodescreensaredescribedinALTmodedefaultdisplayscreenson
page 178.

Switching to ALT mode


PresstheAlt/EnterbuttontoswitchtoALTmode.PresstheAlt/Enterbuttonagain
toswitchbacktoNORMmodeatanytime.Ifnobuttonsarepressed,themeter
automaticallyrevertstoNORMmodeafterfiveminutes.Aswithanymode,
pressinganybuttontemporarilysuspendsdisplayscreenscrolling,allowingyou
topresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstomanuallybrowsetheavailablescreens.

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TEST mode
TESTmodeistypicallyusedforverifyingmetercalibrationandfunction.The
meterisusuallyreadingdatafromatestpowersupplywhilethesefunctionsare
performed.

AllofthebillingquantitiesthatarerecordedwhenthemeterisinNORMandALT
modewillstopaccumulatingwhenthemeterisswitchedtoTESTmodethedata
issenttospecialTESTmoderegistersinstead.Thevaluesaccumulatedinthesetest
registersaredisplayedonthefrontpanel(andinVistasoftware).

TheregularNORM/ALTmodebillingregistersareunaffectedwhilethemeteris
inTESTmode;accumulationofthisdatacontinuesassoonasyouexitTESTmode.
AlltestregistersareresettozerowhenyouexitTESTmode.

FordetailedinformationonTESTmode,seeSwitchingtoTESTModeon
page 185.

NOTE
The meter will always return to NORM mode when you exit TEST mode, even if you entered TEST mode
from ALT mode.

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Configuring the Meter with the Front Panel


Withthemetersfrontpanel,youcannavigatethroughdifferentmenustoperform
basicsetuponyourmeter.

Watt LED VAR LED

Status bar Main display

Meter label

Optical port
Demand reset switch

Navigation buttons ALT/Enter button

Accessing the Setup Menu


ToaccesstheSetupmenu,pressandholdthefrontpanelsAlt/Enterbuttonwhile
themeterisdisplayingpowersystemdata.WithintheSetupmenuisalistofsub
menusthatcontainthemetersconfigurablesettings.Setupmenuitemsare
describedinFrontPanelFeaturesonpage 20.

PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatethroughthemenu.Highlighta
menuitemandpresstheAlt/Enterbutton.WhenyouselectanitemfromtheSetup
menu,youwillbepresentedwithanothermenuofthesettingsinthemeter.You
mayneedtopenetrateseverallayersofmenustoaccessthesettingyouwantto
change.

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Thefollowingdiagramshowshowthebuttonsareusedtonavigatethemenus:

ThesettingscontainedintheSetupmenuare:

BasicSetup: Changesbasicsettingsinthepowermeasurementsystem
configuration.
DemandSetup: RollingBlock/SlidingWindowsettings.
COM1Setup: RS232/RS485multiplexedportsetup.
COM2Setup: Modemsetup.
COM3Setup: Opticalportsetup.
COM4Setup: RS485portsetup.
NetworkSetup: Ethernet/Fiber10BaseTportsetup.
FormatSetup: Customizesthestyleandvaluesappearingonthedisplay
screens.
DisplaySetup: Customizesdisplayappearance,updatetime,anddemand
lockouttime.
Security: Allowsyoutomodifyordisablethepassword,ordisable
meterconfigurationwithawebbrowser.

EachofthesesettingsarediscussedinturninSetupMenusonpage 32.

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Returning to Previous Setup Screens


UsetheUporDownarrowbuttonstoscrollthroughthemenuitems.Whenthe
settingyouwanttochangeishighlighted,presstheAlt/Enterbutton.

Toreturntoapreviousscreen,highlighttheRETURNmenuitemandthenpress
theAlt/Enterbutton.

Configuring Parameters Using the Navigation Buttons


UsetheUporDownarrowbuttonstochangethevalue(ifnumeric)orthesetting
(ifenumerated)ofthehighlightedparameter.

Tochangethepositionofthecursor,presstheUporDownarrowbuttonsfor
aboutonesecond.TheUparrowbuttonmovesthecursoronepositiontotheleft,
andtheDownarrowbuttonmovesthecursoronepositiontotheright.Onceyou
havethevalueyouwant,presstheAlt/Enterbuttontoselectit.

NOTE
When setting Ethernet values (IP address, default gateway, etc.), press the Up arrow button to insert
additional digit spaces. Press the Down arrow to remove digit spaces (see Network Setup Menu on
page 35 for more information).

OUT OF RANGE screen


WheneditingnumericdatathenumbersbelowMINandMAXindicatevalidentry
bounds.Ifyouenteravalueoutsidevalidbounds,youwillbepresentedwithan
OUTOFRANGEscreen.Youmaytheneitherreturntotheregisteryouwere
editing,orchoosetoexit.

Confirming Configuration Changes


TheCONFIRMscreenappearswheneveryouattempttochangethemeters
settingsthroughthefrontpanel.Thisallowsyoutoabortanunwanted
configurationchange.Thefrontpanelalsoinformsyouwhenanentryisoutof
range.Ineithercase,youmustpresstheAlt/Enterbuttontoreturntotheprevious
setupscreen.

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Setup Menus
ThefollowingsectionsdescribesettingsfortheDemandSetup,COMSetupand
NetworkSetupmenus.Securitysetupisalsodiscussed.

SetupmenuscanbeaccessedwithIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwareorwith
themetersfrontpanel.

Basic Setup Menu


TheBasicSetupmenuletsyousetvoltsmode,potentialtransformer(PT)and
currenttransformer(CT)ratiosandvariousothersettings(suchasI4andvoltage
andcurrentpolarities)sothatyoucanensurethatyourmeterisadequatelysetfor
yourapplication.

ToaccesstheBasicSetupmenuwiththemetersfrontpanel:
1. PressandholdtheAlt/Enterbuttononthefrontpanelofthemeter.After
aboutthreesecondstheSetupscreenappears.
2. UsetheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatetotheBASICSETUPmenu.Press
theAlt/Enterbutton.
3. PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatetotheappropriatemenus
(VOLTSMODE,PTPRIMARY,PTSECONDARY,CTPRIMARY,
CTSECONDARY).

Manyofthesettingswillbeconfiguredwhenthemeterisinitiallyputintoservice
(thedevicewillnotoperateproperlyuntilVoltsmodeandPTandCTratiosare
set),butsomesettingsmayneedtobechangedtorefinethedevicesoperation.

NOTE
If you have a hardware-lockable ION8600 meter, you must put the device into TEST mode prior to making
changes to the Basic Setup parameters. For TEST mode information, see TEST mode on page 28.

ThefunctionsofthesetupregistersintheBasicSetupmenuareasfollows:

Basic Setup Default


Function
Menu Item Value

Volts mode * The power systems configuration and supported Form Factor

PT Primary 120 The Potential Transformers primary winding rating

PT Secondary 120 The Potential Transformers secondary winding rating

CT Primary 5 The Current Transformers primary winding rating

CT Secondary 5 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating

I4 Primary 5 The Current Transformers primary winding rating for I4

I4 Secondary 5 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating for I4

VA Polarity NORMAL The polarity of the Potential Transformer on V1

VB Polarity NORMAL The polarity of the Potential Transformer on V2

VC Polarity NORMAL The polarity of the Potential Transformer on V3

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Basic Setup Default


Function
Menu Item Value

IA Polarity NORMAL The polarity of the Current Transformer on I1

IB Polarity NORMAL The polarity of the Current Transformer on I2

IC Polarity NORMAL The polarity of the Current Transformer on I3


I4 Polarity NORMAL The polarity of the Current Transformer on I4

Phase Rotation ABC The expected rotation of the voltage phases (ABC or ACB)

Demand Setup Menu


YoucanaccesstheDemandSetupmenuwithIONEnterpriseorIONSetup
softwareorwiththemetersfrontpanel.

ToviewtheDemandSetupmenuwiththemetersfrontpanel,pressandholdthe
Alt/Enterbutton,andpresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstohighlightDemand
Setup,andthenpresstheAlt/Enterbutton.

TheDemandSetupmenuaccessestheglobalsettingsforalloftherevenuerelated
RollingBlock(SlidingWindow)DemandfunctionalityintheION8600meter.The
settingsprovidedintheDemandSetupmenucontrolthetimingofthesedemand
calculations.Thefollowingsetupregistersandtheirdefaultsettingsaredisplayed:

Default
Setup Register Function
Value

SWD SubInterval 900 s Specifies the number of seconds in the Rolling Block sub-interval

SWD # SubIntervals 1 Sets the number of sub-interval in the Rolling Blocks

SWD Pred Resp 70 Specifies the speed of the predicted demand output

NOTE
Refer to Sliding Window Demand Module Settings on page 119 for complete details about Sliding
Window Demand modules.

COM Ports Setup Menu


YoucanaccesstheCOMPortsSetupmenuwithIONSetupsoftwareorwiththe
metersfrontpanel.SeeCommunicationsOptionsonpage 75formore
information.

Tomakechangestocommunicationssettingswiththemetersfrontpanel,hold
downtheAlt/EnterbuttonforthreesecondstoentertheSetupmenu,thenpress
theDownarrowbuttontoselecttheCOMSetupyouwant.

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Dependinguponthecommunicationsoptionsorderedwithyourmeter,the
parametersettingsavailableareasfollows:

Menu Item Description

COM1 Setup Settings for the selectable RS-232 or RS-485 communications port.

COM2 Setup Settings for the internal modem port.

COM3 Setup Settings for the optical communications port located on the meters front panel.

COM4 Setup Settings for the COM4 RS-485 port.

Network Setup Settings for the Ethernet communications port.

NOTE
For hardware-lockable meters, you do not need to be in TEST mode to alter these COM port settings.

Serial COM Settings


Therearethreemainparametersthatyoumustsetorverifyifyourmeteris
connectedtoaserialnetwork(includingmodemcommunications):UnitID,Baud
Rate,andProtocol.

NOTE
Other parameters such as TRANSMIT DELAY, are used in advanced configuration or fine-tuning your system.
Settings for the parameters mentioned above are commonly required to get your meter communicating.

YoucanaccessserialCOMsettingswithIONSetupsoftware,orwiththemeters
frontpanel.TonavigatetotheUnitID,baudrate,andprotocolsettingsusingthe
metersfrontpanel:
1. PressandholdtheAlt/Enterbuttononthefrontpanelofthemeter.After
aboutthreesecondstheSetupscreenappears.
2. UsetheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatetotheCOMportyouwantto
configure.PresstheAlt/Enterbutton.

PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatetoPROTOCOL,UNITIDand
BAUDRATEmenus.

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ThedefaultconfigurationsarelistedinthefollowingCOMSetupmenuforCOM1
(selectableRS232orRS485),COM2(modem),COM3(opticalport)andCOM4
(RS485).

Serial Port Setting Options Default

ION, Modbus RTU, Factory, DNP 3.0, GPS Arbiter1, GPS


All Protocol Arbiter Vorne1, and GPS:TrueTime/Datum1, EtherGate2, ION
ModemGate2
300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600,
All Baud Rate 9600 bps
and 115200 bps
All Tran Delay Transmit delay-the bounds are 0.0 to 1.0 s. 0.01s (10ms)
COM1: Unit ID is based
Sets the meter Unit ID; 3
on the serial number.
All Unit ID a unique Unit ID is required for each device (including all COM2: 101
the devices on a ModemGate or EtherGate serial loop) COM3: 102
COM4: 103
COM1 Mode or Comm mode The communications mode selected: RS-232 or RS-485 RS-485
COM1 RTS/CTS or RTS with Delay;
Flow Control RTS with Delay
(RS-232 only) this setting is located in the COM1 Hardware sub-menu
The number of rings during defined answer hours Valid
COM2 Answer HR Rings entries for this register are 0-255 rings; an entry of 0 rings 1
will disable answering
COM2 Non-Answer HR Rings The number of rings during defined non-answer hours 5

1
See Time Synchronization on page 116 for more details about GPS settings. See also the technical
note Time Synchronization and Timekeeping for further details on using the meters time
synchronization functions.
2
Refer to Configuring Ethernet Connections on page 83 and Internal Modem Connections on
page 88 for more details.
3
Unit ID for COM1 is based on the meters serial number. For example, if the serial number is
PA-0009B263-01, the Unit ID is set in the factory to 9263.

Network Setup Menu


Therearetwomainparametersthatyoumustsetorverifyifyourmeteris
connectedtoanEthernetnetwork:IPaddressandSubnetmaskaddress.

NOTE
There are other parameters, such as GATEWAY ADDRESS and SMTP ADDRESS, that are used in advanced
configuration or in fine tuning your system. The parameters discussed here are the most common
parameters required to get your meter communicating.

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Thedefaultconfigurationsforthenetworksettingsareasfollows:

Setting Description Default

IP Address Sets the IP Address for the meter None

Used if subnet masking applies to your network


Mask see your Network Administrator to determine if Subnet Mask is None
used

Used in multiple network configurations


Gateway None
see your Network Administrator to determine if Gateway is used

Sets the IP Address for the SMTP Mail Server that is


SMTP configured to forward mail from the meter to the final destination
None
Address see your Network Administrator to determine if the SMTP Mail
Server is used

SMTP
Specifies the connection timeout for the SMTP Server 1 minute
Timeout

Mostnetworksettingscanbeconfiguredthroughthefrontpanel;allnetwork
settingscanbemodifiedinIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware.

CAUTION
Configuring the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway registers incorrectly can cause network
disruptions. See your network administrator for more information.

Typically,yourNetworkAdministratorwillprovideyouwiththeappropriateIP
Addressforthemeter.TheSubnetMaskandGatewaysettingsareonlyrequired
ifyouhavecommunicationsbetweenmultipleEthernetnetworksandif
subnettingisimplemented.

UsetheNavigationbuttonstoeditthevaluesofthenetworksettingssothatthey
matchyoursystemaddresses.Asyouconfigurethenetworkaddresses,thefront
panelautomaticallydiscardsunnecessaryleadingzeroesfromeachthreedigit
grouping.Thehiddenleadingzeroesappear(anddisappearagain)asyoumove
thepositionofcursoracrossthenetworkaddress.

89.123.40. 0 56
Intheexampleabove,thehighlightedzeroisdiscardedassoonasyouchangethe
positionofthecursor.

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Format Setup Menu


FormatSetupcontainsthefollowingvaluesthatsetlabelingandformatting
preferences.

Menu Item Description

Phase Labels ABC, 123, RWB, RYB, XYZ, or RST

PF Symbol Power Factor Symbols can be: LD/LG, +/-, or CAP/IND.

Digit Group Numbers of three digits or greater can be grouped in any of the following
three formats: 1000.0 (no commas, no spaces) or 1,000.0 (commas, no
spaces) or 1 000.0 (no commas, spaces).

The date can be expressed in any of three formats: DD/MM/YYYY, YYYY/


Date Format
MM/DD, and MM/DD/YYYY.

Show DST You can choose to display Daylight Savings Time (DST) or not.

Volts Decimal,
You can have voltage, current, and power measurements shown to one, two,
Current Decimal, or three decimals of accuracy. The default value is two decimals of accuracy.
and Power Decimal

Display Setup Menu


YoucanconfigurethefollowingdisplaypreferenceswithinDisplaySetup.

Menu Item Description

Update Rate The front panel can update its data from every one to every six seconds. The
default update time is one second.

Contrast A front panel display contrast level can be set from zero to nine where higher
numbers represent a sharper level of contrast. The default level is five. The
contrast level may be adjusted at any time by pressing and holding down
both Up and Down arrow buttons simultaneously.

Backlight Timeout This selection allows you to make the backlight turn off automatically after
zero to 7200 seconds (two hours). The default is 300 seconds (five minutes).
If this value is set to 0 (zero), the backlight will always be on.

Demand lockout time (in seconds) controls the minimum allowable time
DMD Lock between consecutive demand resets. You may select values from 0 (disabled)
to 5184000 (60 days). The default is 216000 (25 days).

TEST mode TO If there are no front panel key presses, the meter will exit TEST mode
automatically; the TEST mode time-out setting defines how long the meter
remains in TEST mode before switching to norm mode. While in TEST mode,
the value on the bottom right of the status bar indicates the amount of time
before TEST mode times out. The default TEST mode time-out value is 30
minutes.

Display Scale Scale applied to values before they are displayed. Default is 1000.

Scaling Mode Specifies whether values are divided or multiplied by the Display Scale before being
displayed. Default is Divide.

Delta Vectors Specifies how vector diagrams are displayed when in Delta mode. Default setting is
Instrument.

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Security Menu
ThesettingsinthefrontpanelSecuritymenuitemallowyouto:
modifytheexistingmeterpasswordorresetittothefactorydefault.
disablethepasswordsecuritycheck.
enablewebbrowserconfigurationonthemeter.

YourequirethevalidpasswordtoentertheSecuritySettingsmenu.Thedefault
passwordis0(zero).

SeeMeterSecurityFeaturesonpage 52formoredetails.

NOTE
The password enables users to change the configuration of the meter. It is recommended that you change
your password from the default when you put the meter into service

Ifyouhavenotyetenteredyourpassword,themetersfrontpanelrequiresthat
youenteritbeforeyoucanviewtheSecuritySetupmenu.UsetheNavigation
buttonstoenternumericaldata.Ifyouenteranincorrectpassword,thefrontpanel
willdisplayaninvalidpasswordmessageandyouwillhavetotryagain.

Modify Password Sub-Menu


Usethissubmenutochangethepassword,ortoresetthepasswordtothefactory
default(0).

FromthemetersfrontpanelselectSECURITY,thenMODIFYPASSWORD.Twochoices
appear:MODIFYPASSWORDorFACTORYDEFAULT.UsetheUpbuttontoselect
MODIFYPASSWORD,ortheDownbuttontoselectFACTORYDEFAULT.

Changingapassword
Tochangethevalueofahighlighteddigit,usetheUporDownarrowbuttons.
Tochangethepositionofthecursoronespacetotheleft,presstheUparrow
buttonforaboutonesecond.
Tochangethepositionofthecursoronespacetotheright,presstheDown
arrowbuttonforaboutonesecond.
WhenthecorrectpasswordisdisplayedpressAlt/Enter.

Disable Security Sub-Menu


Usethissubmenutoenableanddisablepasswordsecurityonthemeter.
Disablingthepasswordallowschangestoallthemeterssettingsthroughthefront
panelwithoutasecuritycheck.

CAUTION
Non-secure access to critical settings in the meter, such as PT and CT ratios, is not advisable. It is highly
recommended that any meters in the field have the password security check enabled.

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Whenyoureenablepasswordsecurity,thepasswordisresettothefactorydefault
of0(zero).Youshouldreenteracustompasswordatthispoint.

DisablingthePasswordSecurityCheckisnecessarytowritetothemeterwhenit
isaModbusSlavedevice.RefertoTheMeterasModbusSlaveonpage 97for
detailsaboutconfiguringyourmeterforthirdpartysystems.

Web Config
Usethissettingtoenable/disablewebbrowserconfigurationofthemeter.See
EnablingandDisablingWebConfigAccessonpage 56formoredetails.

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3 Templates and Firmware
Yourmetercomesinstalledwithapreconfigureddefaulttemplate.Thistemplate
containsvariousframeworkswhichprovideallthepowermeasuringand
analyzingfunctionalityofthemeter.Templatesandframeworkscanbeused
immediatelywithoutanyuserconfiguration(rightoutofthebox).Theycanalso
becustomized,reconfigured,andpastedfromonemetertoanother.

Formoreinformationontemplates,frameworksandIONmodules,seethe
ION Reference.

Yourmetersoperatingsystemisknownasfirmware.Whennewerfirmwareis
availableforyourmeter,simplyupgradetothelatestversionforalltheadded
featuresandfunctionality.

In this chapter

Factory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
FactoryModuleSettings........................................... 42
HowtoTAGYourMeter........................................... 42

Restoring the Factory Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43


Usingthefrontpanel .............................................. 43
UsingIONSetup ................................................. 43
UsingDesigner ................................................... 44
UpgradingYourMeter................................................ 45

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Factory Information
TheFactorymoduledisplaysfirmwareversion,serialnumberandotherdevice
informationineitherreadonlysetupregisters(readonlyregisterscanbeviewed
butnotchanged),alongwithconfigurableinformationinread/writesetup
registers.

Factory Module Settings


Thedeviceinformationprovidedisasfollows:

Setup Register Description

Device Type A device type identifier (e.g. 8600 for the ION8600)

Compliance A statement of whether the device is ION compliant or not

Options Shows model number of meter

Revision The meters firmware version

Serial Num The meters serial number

ION Version The ION version supported by the device

Template The name of the template (framework) installed on the device at the factory
Nom Freq The expected frequency of the power system being monitored

MAC Address Media Access Control address.1

1
The MAC address of your meter cannot be changed, and is for information only.

TheFactorymodulealsoholdsthealternatePTandCTvalues,whichcanscale
operationalvaluesonrevenuelockedmeters(refertoScaledOperationalValues
onpage 70),andnumerousreadonlysetupregistersthatholdthecalibration
constantsusedatthefactory.

How to TAG Your Meter


Threeconfigurableread/writesetupregistersareprovidedforyoutoenteryour
companynameandothertextinformationyouwantstoredinthemeter:

OwnerThisisatextregisterforstoringuserinformation(e.g.companyname);it
canbeupto255charactersinlength.

Tag1Thisisatextregisterforstoringuserinformation(e.g.devicelocation);it
canbeupto15charactersinlength.

Tag2Thisisatextregisterforstoringuserinformation(e.g.devicenumberor
identifier);itcanbeupto15charactersinlength.

NOTE
Tag 2, if entered, is used as the default MV-90 Device ID. Refer to the MV-90 and ION Technology
technical note for more information.

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Restoring the Factory Configuration


Ifyouhavemadechangestothedefaultmetertemplateandwanttoreturntothe
factoryconfiguration,youcanreinitializethefactoryconfigurationinthemeter
usingIONSetuporIONEnterprisesoftware.Thebasicsetupofthedevicecanbe
retained,sothemeterdoesnotneedtobetakenoutofserviceforalongperiodof
time.

NOTE
If you restore the factory configuration, all custom features (such as custom alarms, custom data
recorders) you have created are lost, as well as all recorded data.

Using the front panel


Youcannotrestorethefactoryconfigurationfromthemetersfrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


1. Downloadyourmetersfactorytemplatefromwww.powerlogic.com.
Savethe.DCFfile.
Thedefaulttemplatefilelocationis.../IONSetup/TEMPLATEfolder.
2. ConnecttoyourmeterinIONSetup,usingBasicMode.
3. NavigatetoSetupAssistant>Template.
4. SelecttheSendtoMetertabandclicktheSendbutton.

5. TheOpenION8600DCFfilewindowappears.Navigatetowhereyouhave
storedthedownloaded.DCFfile.
6. Selectthe.DCFfileandclickOK.

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7. TheTemplatePasteOptionsscreenappears.Selectthecheckboxesforthe
settingsyouwanttoretain(notoverwrite)andclickOK.

RapidMeterProgrammingpastesthetemplateontoyourmeter.Adialogbox
confirmsthepastewassuccessful.

Using Designer
1. DisplaythemetersmainConfigurationscreeninDesigner.
2. ClickSelectAllfromtheEditmenu,thenpressDelete.
Theconfirmationdialogboxappearsexplainingthatsomemoduleswillnotbe
deleted(coremodulescannotbedeletedscrolldowninthedialogtosee
whichstandardmoduleswillbedeleted).
3. ClickOKontheconfirmationdialogbox.
Afterabriefwaitthemodulesaredeleted,andthemainmeterConfiguration
screenisblankexceptfortheFrameworksfolderintheAdvancedSetuparea.
(TheFrameworksfoldercontainsthefolderofcoremoduleswhichcannotbe
deleted.)
4. ClickEdit>SelectAlltoselecttheFrameworksfolder.Thisselectsall
subfoldersandmoduleswithinthefolder.
5. ClickEdit>PastefromFramework,thenselecttheappropriate.fwnfilefrom
thefolder\IONEnterprise\config\fmwk\nd\.ClickOK.
TheFactorymodulesDefaultTemplateregistertellsyouthefilenameforthe
defaultfactoryframework.(Fordetailsaboutframeworkfiles,contactTechnical
SupportorvisittheSupportareaofwww.powerlogic.com)
6. ClickOpen.ThePasteSummarywindowappears.
7. Clickonthefirstmodule,scrolldowntothelastmodule,holdtheShiftkeyand
clickonthelastmodule.Thisselectsallofthemodules.
8. WhileholdingtheSHIFTkey,clickonthecheckboxtotheleftofthemodule
namesoyouseealockiconwithagreencheckmark.

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NOTE
Persistent modules can be overwritten in Designer. When pasting a default framework onto a meter, use
lock-paste on the Persistent modules, not free-paste. A list of Persistent modules is available from
Technical Support.

9. CheckMaintainexternalinputsandclickOKontheconfirmationdialogbox.
AmessageappearsindicatingthatDesignerispastingmodules.Allmodulesare
selectedwhenthepasteiscomplete.Clickanywhereinthebackgroundofthe
nodediagramtodeselectallofthemodules.
10. ClickthePowerMetershortcutintheBasicConfigurationareatoselectit.Once
selected,clickResetintheDesignertoolbar,orselectEdit>Reset.Thisreverts
thePowerMetertothesettingsithadbeforeyoudeletedanymodules(retaining
youroriginalbasicsetup).
11. ClickFile>Send&SavefromtheFilemenu.Thefactoryconfigurationisnow
restoredandanycustomfunctionalityyoucreatedisremoved.

NOTE
The time required to complete steps 3, 5, and 11 may vary depending on your connection and the meter
configuration.

Upgrading Your Meter


SeetheUpgradingIONDeviceFirmwaretechnicalnotefordetails.

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4 Basic Setup
Thischapterexplainshowtoperformbasicmetersetupviathefrontpaneland
usingIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware.

In this chapter

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
ConfiguringBasicSetup ............................................... 48
UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................. 48
UsingIONSetup ................................................. 48
UsingDesigner ................................................... 49
PowerMeterModuleSettings.......................................... 50

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Introduction
BasicconfigurationofthemeterisprovidedbythePowerMetermodule.The
PowerMetermoduleisthemainconnectionbetweenthepowersystem
measurementsandallotherIONmodulesinthedevice.Thismodulereportsthe
valuesforallvoltage,currentandpowermeasurements.ThePowerMeter
modulessetupregistersdescribedetailsofthepowersystembeingmonitored.
ManyofthePowerMetermodulessetupregistersareconfiguredwhenthemeter
isinitiallyputintoservice,althoughthedevicecannotoperateproperlyuntilthe
VoltsModeandPTandCTratiosareset.Someregistersmayneedtobechanged
torefinethedevicesoperation.SeetheIONReferenceformoredetailsonthePower
Metermodule.

Configuring Basic Setup


UsethefrontpanelorIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretoperformbasic
metersetup.

Using the Front Panel


TheBasicSetupmenuitemprovidesaccesstothefollowingpowersystemsettings.

Menu Setting Description Range (Values) Default


9S 4W-WYE/DELTA
35S 3 Wire
Volts Mode The power systems configuration WYE, DELTA, etc. 4W-WYE
36S 4 W-WYE
DEMO
PT Primary The Potential Transformers primary winding voltage rating 1 to 999,999,999 120
PT Secondary The Potential Transformers secondary winding voltage rating 1 to 999,999,999 120
CT Primary The Current Transformers primary winding current rating 1 to 999,999,999 5
CT Secondary The Current Transformers secondary winding current rating 1 to 999,999,999 5
Basic Setup

I4 CT Primary Primary rating for the I4 current transformer (if available) 1.0 - 999,999.00 5
I4 CT Secondary Secondary rating for the I4 current transformer (if available) 1.0 - 999,999.00 5
VA Polarity The polarity of the Potential Transformer on VA Normal or Inverted Normal
VB Polarity The polarity of the Potential Transformer on VB Normal or Inverted Normal
VC Polarity The polarity of the Potential Transformer on VC Normal or Inverted Normal
IA Polarity The polarity of the Current Transformer on IA Normal or Inverted Normal
IB Polarity The polarity of the Current Transformer on IB Normal or Inverted Normal
IC Polarity The polarity of the Current Transformer on IC Normal or Inverted Normal
I4 Polarity The polarity of the Current Transformer on I4 Normal or Inverted Normal
Phase Rotation Power systems phase rotation ABC, ACB ABC

Using ION Setup


TheBasicSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfigurethePowerMetermodule:
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.

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2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoBasicSetupandclickonthePT/CTRatiostab.

3. ConfigureeachregisterasrequiredbyselectingtheparameterandclickingEdit.

Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetotheBasicConfigurationFramework.
RightclickonthePowerMetermoduletoedit.

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Power Meter Module Settings

Setup
Function Default
Register

Volts mode 1 The power systems configuration WYE, DELTA, Single, etc 4W-WYE

PT Prim 1 The Potential Transformers primary winding rating for V1, V2 and V3 120

PT Sec 1 The Potential Transformers secondary winding rating for V1, V2 and V3 120

CT Prim 1 The Current Transformers primary winding rating for I1, I2 and I3 5

CT Sec 1 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating for I1, I2 and I3 5

V4 Prim 1 The Potential Transformers primary winding rating for V4 120


1 The Potential Transformers secondary winding rating for V4 120
V4 Sec
1 The Current Transformers primary winding rating for I4 5
I4 CT Prim
1 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating for I4 5
I4 CT Sec
1 The Current Transformers primary winding rating for I5 5
I5 CT Prim

I5 CT Sec 1 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating for I5 5

Vn Polarity The polarity of the Potential Transformer on Vn Normal


In Polarity The polarity of the Current Transformer on In Normal
Phase Order The expected rotation of the voltage phases (ABC or ACB) ABC
The phase label format assigned to the outputs (ABC, RST, XYZ, RYB,
Phase Lbls ABC
RWB or 123)

1
The registers are typically set when the device is commissioned. Changing the values of these registers
while the device is in service is not recommended.

Oncebasicsetupisperformed(i.e.thePT/CTandVoltsmodesettings),themeter
operatesproperly.TypicallythereisnoneedtomakefurtherchangestothePower
Metermodulessetupregisters.

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5 Security
ION8600metersofferstandardandadvancedmetersecurity.Standardsecurityis
enabledbydefaultfromthefactory;proceduresforchangingthesesecurity
settingsusingthefrontpanelandIONSetuporIONEnterprisesoftwareare
detailedinthischapter.Advancedsecurity,whichallowsupto16users,eachwith
uniqueaccessprivileges,isdiscussedaswellassomesecurityfeaturesavailable
forrevenuemeters.Thescaledoperationalvalues(SOV)feature,whichallows
scalingofnonrevenuedataonrevenuelockedmeters,isdescribedinthischapter.

In this chapter

Meter Security Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Standard Meter Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53


Configuringstandardmetersecurityusingthefrontpanel ............. 53
EnteringthePassword............................................. 53
ChangingthePassword............................................ 54
Enabling&DisablingthePasswordSecurityCheck ................... 55
ResettingthePassword ............................................ 56
EnablingandDisablingWebConfigAccess .......................... 56
TimeSynchronizationSecurityConsiderations........................ 57
ConfiguringstandardmetersecurityinIONSetup.................... 57
ConfiguringstandardmetersecurityinDesigner...................... 59

Configuring Advanced Meter Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61


DeviceSecurityAccessforIONServices................................. 65

Additional Revenue Metering Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67


HardwareLockSecurityOption........................................ 67
AntiTamperSealingMethods.......................................... 69

Scaled Operational Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70


ConfiguringScaledOperationalValues .................................. 72

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Meter Security Features


Yourmeterincludesthefollowingsecurityfeatures:

Standard meter security


Anytimeyoumakeconfigurationchangestoyourmeteryoumustentera
password.SeeStandardMeterSecurityonpage 53.

Advanced meter security


Thislevelofsecurityallowsconfigurationofupto16users,eachwithunique
accessrightstothemeter.SeethetopicConfiguringAdvancedMeterSecurity
onpage 61.

Revenue meter security


Yourrevenuemetercanbeprotectedbyantitampersealing.SeeAdditional
RevenueMeteringSecurityonpage 67.

Software security
IONSetupandIONEnterprisesoftwaresecuritybringsaccesslevelsecuritytothe
meter.WithIONSetupandIONEnterprisesoftware,youcanconfiguremultiple
userswithdifferentpasswordsandspecifyaccessrights.IONSetupandION
Enterprisesoftwaresecurityonlyappliestouserswhoareaccessingthemeter
usingthissoftware.

FormoreinformationonIONSetupandIONEnterprisesoftwaresecurity,referto
theIONSystemSecuritytechnicalnote.

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Standard Meter Security


StandardmetersecurityisenabledbydefaultonallION8600meters;all
configurationfunctionsarepasswordprotected.Thepasswordisfactorysetto0
(zero).

Ifyoumakeconfigurationchangestothemeterviathefrontpanel,themeter
promptsyouforitspasswordbeforeacceptinganyconfigurationchanges.
IfyoumakeanyconfigurationchangesviaIONSetuporIONEnterprise
softwareyouarepromptedbythemeterforitspassword(inadditiontothe
passwordusedtoaccessthesoftware).
Onceyouenterthecorrectmeterpasswordandconfirmthenewconfiguration,the
changeissetonthemeter.

Configuring standard meter security using the front panel


WhenmodifyingvaluesusingtheSetupmenuonthefrontpanelofthemeter,you
willbepromptedforthemeterpasswordbeforeyoumakeyourfirstconfiguration
change.Youwillnotneedtoreenterthepasswordforeachsubsequentchange.
However,ifyouperformnoadditionalconfigurationchangesforfiveminutes,
youwillneedtoreentertheSetupmenuandprovidethevalidmeterpasswordto
resumemakingchanges.Thisisbecausethemeterreturnsfromsetupmodeto
datadisplaymodeafterfiveminutesofinactivity.

Thissectiondescribesthepasswordsecurityoptionsavailabletofrontpanelusers.
Stepbystepinstructionsareprovidedonthefollowingprocedures:
1. Enteringthemeterpassword
2. Changingthemeterpassword
3. Disabling(andEnabling)thepasswordsecuritycheck

Thissectionalsopresentssecurityprecautionstoconsiderwhenconfiguringtime
synchronizationandthirdpartyprotocols.

Entering the Password


Thefirsttimeyouattempttochangeanysetting,youwillbepresentedwiththe
passwordscreen(shownbelow).Afteryouhaveenteredthecorrectpassword,you
willnothavetoreenteritforotheranyotherchangesunlessyouexitthe
configurationsession.

ENTER PASSWD
00000000
MIN: MAX:
00000000 99999999
HOLD ARROW KEY TO ADVANCE CURSOR

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Toenterthepassword:
1. Tochangethevalueofthehighlighteddigit,usethearrowbuttons.Theup
arrowincrementsthenumberandthedownarrowdecrementsit.
2. Tochangethepositionofthecursor,holddownanarrowbuttonforaboutone
second.Theuparrowmovesthecursorleftoneposition,andthedownarrow
movesthecursorrightoneposition.
3. Onceyouhavethevalueyouwant,presstheAlt/Enterbutton.

Changing the Password


Bydefault,thepasswordissetto0(zero)inthefactory.Thepasswordmaybe
changedtoanyeightdigitnumber.Itishighlyrecommendedthatyouchangethe
passwordfromthedefaultvalue.Tochangethepassword:
1. HolddowntheAlt/EnterbuttontoaccesstheSetupmenu.
2. Scrollthroughthemenuitemsusingthearrowbuttons,highlightSECURITY.
3. PresstheAlt/EnterbuttontoselectSECURITY.

4. Youarepromptedtoenterthecurrentmeterpassword(seeEnteringthe
Password,above).Onceyouenterthepassword,youarepresentedwiththe
MODIFYPASSWDscreen,asseenbelow:

MODIFY PASSWD

5. Tochangethevalueofthehighlighteddigit,usethearrowbuttons.Theup
arrowincrementsthenumberandthedownarrowdecrementsit.

6. Tochangethepositionofthecursor,holddownanarrowbuttonforaboutone
second.Theuparrowmovesthecursorleftoneposition,andthedownarrow
movesthecursorrightoneposition.

7. Onceyouhavethevalueyouwant,presstheAlt/Enterbutton.Youwillbe
promptedforyourcurrentpasswordbeforethenewpasswordissaved.

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Enabling & Disabling the Password Security Check


Disablingthepasswordallowschangestoallthemeterssettingsthroughthefront
panelwithoutasecuritycheck.Thisproceduremayonlybenecessaryifthe
communicationsinterfaceyouareusingdoesnotsupportthemeterssecurity
protocols.

CAUTION
Non-secure access to critical settings in the meter, such as PT and CT ratios, is not advisable. It is highly
recommended that any ION8600 devices in the field have the password security check enabled.

Disabling the Password Security Check


Followthesestepstodisablethepasswordsecuritycheck:
1. PresstheAlt/EnterbuttontoentertheSetupmenu.Scrolldownthemenuwith
thearrowbutton.PressAlt/EnteragainwhenSECURITYishighlighted.
2. Enterthevalidmeterpasswordatthepasswordprompt.Youarethenpresented
withtheSecuritymenu.
3. ScrolldownandhighlighttheDISABLESECURITYmenuitemandpressthe
Alt/Enterbutton.

4. SelectPROCEED,thenselectYESatthefollowingprompt.

Amessageappearsonscreennotifyingyouofhowtoreenablepassword
security(refertoEnablingthePasswordSecurityCheck,below).Yourmeters
passwordisnowdisabled;changestosettingsinthemeterdonotrequireavalid
password.
5. PresstheAlt/EnterbuttontoreturntotheSetupmenu.

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Enabling the Password Security Check


Whenyoureenablethepasswordsecurity,youarerequiredtoenteranew
password.Toreenablepasswordsecurity:
1. PressandholddowntheAlt/EnterbuttontoentertheSetupmenu.Scroll
downthemenuandselectSECURITY.
2. FromtheSecuritymenu,selectMODIFYPASSWD,andpresstheAlt/Enter
button.TheModifyPasswordScreenappears.
3. ThemessageFACDEFAULTappearsinthemiddleoftheModifyPassword
screen.Ifyouwanttousethefactorydefaultpassword,presstheAlt/Enter
button.Ifyouwanttosetthepasswordtoadifferenteightdigitnumber,usethe
instructionsinChangingthePasswordonpage 54.
4. Onceyouhaveenteredyournewpassword,presstheAlt/Enterbutton.
5. SelectYEStoconfirmthechangeandreturntotheSetupmenu.

Thepasswordsecuritycheckisreenabled,andallchangestothedevices
configurationrequirethenewmeterpassword.

Resetting the Password


Intheeventthatyouforgetorloseyourmeterpassword,youcanresetthe
passwordtothefactorydefaultvalueof0(zero).Resettingthepasswordrequires
thatthemeterbeinTESTmode.
IfyourmeterhasthePasswordSecuritycheckdisabled,youcaninvokeTEST
modeusingIONSetuporIONEnterprisesoftware.
IfyourmeterhasthePasswordSecuritycheckenabled(oryourmeterhasthe
hardwarelocksecurityoption)youwillhavetoremovethemetersoutercover
toaccesstheTESTmodebutton.
RefertoSwitchingtoTESTModeonpage 185fordetailsoninvokingTEST
mode.

Followtheseinstructionstoresetthepasswordtothefactorydefault:
1. PutyourmeterintoTESTmode.
2. OnceyourmeterisinTESTmode,pressandholddowntheAlt/Enterbutton
andDemandResetbuttonsimultaneously.
Amessageappearsonscreen:PASSWORDRESETPASSWORDSETTO
DEFAULT.PasswordSecurityisnowenabled;themeterpasswordis0(zero).

Enabling and Disabling Web Config Access


Bydefault,remoteconfigurationofthedeviceviawebbrowserisenabled.Follow
thesestepstoenableordisableyourmeterswebconfigurationaccess.
1. PresstheAlt/EnterbuttontoentertheSetupmenu.Scrolldownthemenuwith
thearrowbutton.PressAlt/EnteragainwhenSECURITYishighlighted.
2. Enterthevalidmeterpasswordatthepasswordprompt.Youarethenpresented
withtheSecuritymenu.

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3. ScrolldownandhighlighttheWEBCONFIGmenuitemandpresstheAlt/Enter
button.
4. SelectEnabledorDisabledasappropriate.
5. ConfirmthechangeandselectRETURNtogobacktotheSetupMenu.

Time Synchronization Security Considerations


DependingonIONSetuporIONEnterprisesoftwaresecuritysettings,a
workstationthatconnectstoanION8600devicemaysendatimesynchronization
signaltosynchronizethemetersinternalclockwiththeworkstationsclock.This
couldcauseoverlapsintheDemandintervals,andtimestampsinthedatalogs
maynotbeaccurate.

TheTimeSyncSourcesetupregister,locatedintheClockmodule,identifiesthe
onlycommunicationsportthatwillaccepttimesynchronizationbroadcasts.You
canconfigurethissetupregisterthroughIONSetuporthroughtheDesigner
componentofIONEnterprise.

RefertothetechnicalnoteTimeSynchronization&Timekeepingformore
informationonimplementingtimesynchronization.

Configuring standard meter security in ION Setup


1. LaunchIONSetupwithSupervisorauthority.
2. Connecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode
3. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoSecurity.
4. SelectSecurityModefromtheSecuritytabandclickEdit.

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5. IntheOpenFiledialog,selecttheStandard.scffileandclickOpentoedit.

6. Ontheconfigurationscreen,selectthecheckboxesofthesecurityoptionsyou
wantenabled.Someoptionsmaybedisabled(greyedout)becauseofexisting
securitysettings.

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Tochangethepassword,enteranewmeterpasswordandthenconfirmitby
enteringitagain.

CAUTION
Changing communications port settings with the Allow Front Panel Programming setting cleared
(unchecked) may cause loss of communications with your meter, and render it inoperable. In this case a
factory reconfiguration of your meter is required, which resets your meter to its factory defaults and
destroys all logged data.

7. ClickFinishwhenyouaredone.
8. Whenprompted,youcanchoosetosaveyoursecuritysettingsinafile.
ClickYes,enteranewnameforyoursecurityfileandclickSave.Ifyouwant
tooverwriteyourdefaultstandardsecurityfile,selectStandard.scfandclick
Save.
ClickNoifyoudonotwanttosavethechanges.

Configuring standard meter security in Designer


1. LaunchDesignerwithSupervisoraccess.
2. SelectOptions>ShowToolboxifthetoolboxisnotdisplayed.
3. SelectOptions>ChangeStandardMeterSecurity...

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4. Enterthemeterpasswordwhenprompted.Youmustentertheexistingmeter
passwordbeforeyoucanchangesecuritysettings(thedefaultiszero).

5. Typeanewnumericpasswordandconfirmbyretypingthepasswordinthe
fields(seeimagebelow).Ifyouaresureyouwanttodisablestandardsecurity,
clicktheDisableStandardMeterSecuritycheckbox.

CAUTION
Do not disable security unless it is absolutely necessary. Disabling standard security leaves your meter
configuration open to tampering (intentional or unintentional) through communications and the front
panel.

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Configuring Advanced Meter Security


AdvancedmetersecurityisavailableonION8600meters.Thislevelofsecurity
allowsconfigurationofupto16users,eachwithuniqueaccessrightstothemeter.
Accessrightsconsistofthefollowing:
Read:viewanyparameterexceptthesecurityconfiguration.
PeakDemandReset:performaresetofpeakdemandvalues(forexample,
slidingwindowdemandforkW,kVAR,kVAetc.).
Timesync:setthetimeonthemeter.
FullMeterConfiguration:configureanyprogrammableregisteronthemeter
exceptforregistersrelatedtothesecuritysetup,registersthatresultinademand
reset,oractionsthatplacethemeterintestmode.
TESTMode:putthemeterintotestmode.
AdvancedSecurityConfiguration:configureadvancedsecurityforthemeter,
fullmeterconfigurationmustalsobesettoYES.

Whenconfiguringusers,inmostcasesyoumustsetReadaccesstoYES.However,
youcansetupauserwithoutreadaccess;forexample,youmaywanttocreatea
userwhocanonlytimesyncthemeter.Insomecases(suchasadvancedsecurity
configurationaccess)youmustsetmultipleaccessoptionstoYES.Whenyouare
configuringadvancedsecurity,thesoftwarerejectsunacceptableorunsecureuser
configurations.

NOTE
Use only ION Enterprise or ION Setup (version 1.1 and later) to configure advanced security. ION Setup
has a Setup Assistant that guides you through advanced security setup.

Entering an advanced security user name and password


Whenyouattempttoviewdataormakeachangetoameterthathasadvanced
securityenabled,youarepromptedforausernameandpassword.
.

1. Enterthevalidadvancedsecurityusername.

NOTE
User names are fixed as USER1 through to USER16.

2. EntertheappropriatepasswordandclickOK.

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Configuring advanced security using ION Setup


IfyouareusingIONSetupsoftwarefollowtheinstructionsbelow.
1. LaunchIONSetupwithSupervisorauthority.
2. Connecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode
3. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoSecurity.
4. SelectSecurityModefromtheSecuritytabandclickEdit.

5. IntheOpenFiledialog,selecttheAdvanced.scffileandclickOpentoedit.

6. Ontheconfigurationscreen,selectthecheckboxesofthesecurityoptionsyou
wantenabled.Someoptionsmaybedisabled(greyedout)becauseofexisting
securitysettings.

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Tochangethepassword,enteranewmeterpasswordandthenconfirmitby
enteringitagain.

CAUTION
Changing communications port settings with the Allow Front Panel Programming setting cleared
(unchecked) may cause loss of communications with your meter, and render it inoperable. In this case a
factory reconfiguration of your meter is required, which resets your meter to its factory defaults and
destroys all logged data.

7. Onthesecondconfigurationscreen,selectthecheckboxesoftheusersyouwant
toconfigure(1through16).Selecttheappropriateaccessforeachuser.

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8. Selectauser,thenclickPasswordtosetapasswordforthatuser.ClickOK.
Whenyouhaveassignedpasswordstoalltheusers,clickFinish.

9. Whenprompted,youcanchoosetosaveyoursecuritysettingsinafile.

ClickYestoenteranameforyoursecurityfilethenclickSave.Ifyouwant
tooverwriteyourdefaultadvancedsecurityfile,selectAdvanced.scfand
clickSave.
ClickNoifyoudonotwanttosavethechanges.

Configuring advanced security using ION Enterprise


IfyouareusingDesignersoftwarefollowtheinstructionsbelow.
1. LaunchDesignersoftwarewithSupervisoraccess.SelectFile>Openand
selectthemeteryouwanttoconfigurewithadvancedsecurity.
2. Ifthetoolboxisnotdisplayed,selectOptions>ShowToolbox.
3. Ifyoudonotwanttoallowfrontpanelprogrammingusingthestandard
securitymeterpasswordthendoubleclickontheDisplayOptionsmoduleand
changetheFrontPanelProgrammingregistertodisallow.

CAUTION
Changing communications port settings with the Allow Front Panel Programming setting cleared
(unchecked) may cause loss of communications with your meter, and render it inoperable. In this case a
factory reconfiguration of your meter is required, which resets your meter to its factory defaults and
destroys all logged data.

NOTE
If you allow front panel programming when you set up advanced security, the meter password (used in
standard security) is still active through the front panel. You may need to allow front panel programming
if someone installs the meter in the field and needs to make setup modifications. Once the meter is
installed, you can disallow front panel programming so that advanced security user names and
passwords must be used to view or change meter information.

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4. DoubleclickontheMeterSecuritySetupfolder.
Foreachuseryouwanttoconfigure,dragoutaSecurityUsermodulefromthe
Toolbox,andmodifytheappropriateaccesslevelsetupregisters.
5. ClickChangePasswordatthebottomleftofthemodulesetupscreento
configureapassword.Thedefaultpasswordiszero(0).
ClickOKwhenyouhaveconfiguredtheusers.
6. RightclickontheSecurityOptionsmodule.
7. Doubleclickonanysetupregisterandusethedropdownmenutochangethe
registersettingorlabel.
YoumustsettheEnableAdvancedSecurityregistertoEnabled.Refertothe
SecurityOptionsmoduledescriptionintheIONReferenceformoredetails.
8. ClickFile>Send&Save.Advancedsecurityisnowenabledonthemeter.

Device Security Access for ION Services


ManyIONServicesneedconstantaccesstoyournetworksIONdevices.These
servicesincludetheIONLogServer,theVIPandSiteServerthatperformthe
followingtypeoffunctions:

Service Function

Reads the ION meter Data Recorder or waveform modules and can
ION Log Server
automatically rearm recorders that are configured as Stop-When-Full

Can be configured to read from a meter or perform control action


VIP
using Distributed Control.

Site Server Broadcasts time signals to the meter.

WhenAdvancedmetersecurityisenabled,theseservicesmaynothavesufficient
accessrightstoperformtheiroperations.Youmustspecifyauserwithsufficient
accessrightsfortheseservices.

NOTE
You may want to configure a separate user for accessing services. If you encounter difficulties with ION
Setup or ION Enterprise software accessing the meter, it is likely that these services either do not have
access rights or the original user name and password have changed.

Allowing ION Services access to advanced security enabled meters (ION Enterprise)
1. LaunchtheManagementConsoleandclickDevicesontheManagement
ConsolesSystemSetupPane.
2. HighlighttheIONdevice(orselectmultipledevices)withAdvancedsecurity
enabled,rightclickandselectSecurity...Thefollowingwindowdisplays.

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3. Selecttheusernameyouwantfromthedropdownmenu.Onceyouselectauser
theChangePasswordbuttonisactive.Clickthecheckboxifyouwanttoallow
thisusertosendtimesynchronizationsignalstothemeter.ClickOK.
4. Enterthevalidpassword,retypethepasswordtoconfirmandclickOK.

Allowing ION Services access to Standard security enabled meters (ION Enterprise)
IONServicesautomaticallyaccessstandardsecuritymeterswhenthedevice
(meter)isaddedtotheManagementConsolecomponentofIONEnterprise.

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Additional Revenue Metering Security


Tomeetgovernmentregulationsandutilitysecurityrequirements,theION8600
revenuemeterincorporatesadditionalsecuritysystems:
ahardwarelockedsecuritysystemthatpreventsmodificationofrevenue
quantitiesafterthemeterissealed.
traditionalantitampermechanicalsealsonthemeterbaseunitandresetswitch.

Hardware Lock Security Option


ThehardwarelockedsecurityfeatureisanorderingoptionforsomeION8600
metersthatlockstheIONmoduleparametersspecifictorevenuedata,sothat
theseparameterscannotbealtered.Thishardwarelockisfactoryset;tomake
configurationchangestobillingparametersonahardwarelockedmeter,you
mustfirstplacethemeterinTESTmode.TheTESTmodebuttonislocatedunder
theantitampersealedoutercover,andthecovermustberemovedtoaccessthe
TESTmodebutton.Thisbuttoncannotbeactivatedremotelywithahardware
lockedmeter.

Press this button to


enter TEST Mode

W 4WY

TEST
MODE DEMAND
RESET

SHIFT
UP

ALT /
SHIFT ENTER
DOWN

Thehardwarelockoption,whencombinedwithstandardandadvancedsecurity
(frontpanelpassword),andphysicalantitampersealing,offersthehighestlevel
ofsecurity.Hardwarelockedmetersoperateasfollows:
Withthemeterinnormalmode,andwithstandardandadvancedsecurity
applied,IONmodulesthatgeneraterevenuedataarelockedandcannotbe
altered.UserscanmodifyunlockedIONmodulesdependingontheirlevelof
passwordprotectedaccessthroughsoftwareorthefrontpanel.
WiththemeterinTESTmode(whichrequiresremovingthecoverandbreaking
theantitamperseals),userscanmodifyIONmodulesdependingontheirlevel
ofpasswordprotectedaccessthroughIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwareor
thefrontpanel.

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Typicalvaluesthatarehardwarelockedinclude:
kWh,kVARh,kVAhdelivered,received,delrec,del+rec.
kW,kVAR,kVASlidingWindowdemandminandmaxvalues.
DigitalOutputscontrollingtheenergypulsingapplications.
AllPowersystemsettings,includingPTandCTratios.

Locked Module Listings


Foracompletelistoflockedmodulesspecifictoyourmeteranditsfirmware,
pleasedownloadtheIONDeviceTemplateshelpfilefromthe
www.powerlogic.comwebsite.

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Anti-Tamper Sealing Methods


TheION8600meterusesthefollowingantitampersealingmethods.

Demand Reset Switch Seal


TheDemandResetswitchlocatedonthefrontpanelmaybesealedbyawireseal
orlockinsertedthroughthesideoftheswitch.Thissealdoesnothavetobebroken
toremovethemeterscover.

Socket Seals
AstandardANSIC12.7typesocketsealingringmaybeinplacetoholdthemeter
tothesocket.Whenremovingtheoutercover,thesealingringmustfirstbe
removed.Somesocketsealingringsfacilitatewireseals.

Outer Cover Seals


TheoutercoverofthemeterisfactorysealedtoitsbackplatewithaTtypeseal.
Dependingontheinstallation,thissealmaybeinaccessibleafterthemeteris
installeduntilyouremovethedevicefromthesocket.

NOTE
In certain countries the meter is no longer revenue certified if the anti-tamper seals are broken.

Socket.

Outer cover.

Socket sealing
Demand Reset ring.
Switch seal.

Outer cover
T-type seal.

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Scaled Operational Values


Thescaledoperationalvalues(SOV)featureisonlyavailableforION8600
firmwareversionv330orlater,forhardwarelockedmeterswherethePowerMeter
modulesPTandCTratiosare1:1.Youwillalsoneedtoupdateyourmeter
templateandIONEnterprisedevicesupporttoaccessthisfeature.

NOTE
Meter firmware, templates and device support can be downloaded from www.powerlogic.com.

TheSOVfeatureallowsoperationalpersonneltoenteralternatePTandCTvalues
throughtheVistacomponentofIONEnterprise,inordertoobtainscalednon
revenuedataforanalysis.ThealternatescalingregistersarestoredintheFactory
moduleandhaveadefaultvalueofone(1).

ThePowerMetermodulesPTandCTprimaryandsecondaryvaluesare
comparedagainsttheFactorymodulesalternatevaluesbyaseriesofArithmetic
modules.TheArithmeticmodulesdetermineiftheSOVfeatureisenabled(the
PowerMetermodulesscalingratiosareall1:1).

IftheSOVfeatureisdisabled,theArithmeticmodulesoutputthePowerMeter
modulesPT,CT,I4andkVAratios.
IftheSOVfeatureisenabled,theArithmeticmodulesoutputthealternatePT,
CT,I4andkVAratios.TheseratiosareappliedtotheoutputsoftheMU
(MeteringUnits)PowerMetermoduletogeneratescaledoperationalvalues.
ThescaledoperationalvaluescanbeviewedandanalyzedusingtheVista
componentofIONEnterpriseanditsreportingtools.

NOTE
Scaled operational data can only be accessed through ION Enterprise.

Thefollowingdiagramshowshowscaledoperationalvaluesaregenerated.

Alt PT Prim

Factory Module Alt PT Sec


Two Arithmetic modules are used:
Alt CT Prim SetRatios1 and SetRatios2
Alt CT Sec Four Arithmetic modules are used:
Alt PT Primary = 240
Alt PT Secondary = 120
Alt I4 Prim SOV On ScaledOpVals1 thru ScaledOpVals4
Alt I4 Sec Arithmetic PT Ratio
Module CT Ratio ION Enterprise Server
Source I4 Ratio
Arithmetic
PT Ratio = 2:1 kVA Ratio
PT Prim Module
Power Meter PT Sec Source
Module CT Prim
Vln a = 60 V
CT Sec

I4 Prim
Alt PT Primary = 1200
Alt PT Secondary = 120 I4 Sec
MU Power Meter
Module
Vln a = 30 V

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1. AlternatePT,CTandI4primaryandsecondaryvaluesareloadedintothefirst
seriesofArithmeticmodules.
Example:AlternatePTPrimary=240,AlternatePTSecondary=120
2. PowerMeterPT,CTandI4primaryandsecondaryvaluesareloadedintothe
firstseriesofArithmeticmodules.
Example:PTPrimary=120,PTSecondary=120

NOTE
All the Power Meter modules ratios must equal 1:1 to enable the SOV feature.

3. BecausethePowerMetersratiosare1:1,thealternatescalingregistersareused
togeneratethePT,CT,I4andkVAratios,whichareloadedintothesecondseries
ofArithmeticmodules.
Example:PTratio=2:1
4. MUPowerMeterperphasevoltage,currentandenergyvalues,andtotal/
averagevoltage,currentandenergyvaluesareloadedintothesecondseriesof
Arithmeticmodules.
Example:Vlna=30V
5. ThesecondseriesofArithmeticmodulesapplythePT,CT,I4andkVAratiosto
theMUPowerMetervaluestooutputoperationalscaledvaluestoyour
IONEnterprisedatabase.
Example:Vlna=60V

Thefollowing1seconddatavaluesarescaledbytheSOVfeature.

Vln a Vln b Vln c Vln avg Vll ab


Vll bc Vll ca Vll avg Ia Ib

Ic I avg kW a kW b kW c

kW total kVAR a kVAR b kVAR c kVAR total


kVA a kVA b kVA c kVA total I4

Thefollowingarederivedfromscaledoperationaldatavalues:
Maximum/minimum,
Historichigh/low/mean,and
Waveforms.

NOTE
The Sag/Swell and Transient modules are not affected by the SOV feature. The nominal voltage register
in the Sag/Swell module must be set to the unscaled voltage value.

TheHarmonicsMeasurementmoduleoutputswillonlybescaledbytheSOV
featurewhentheDisplayModeregisterissettoEngineeringunits.Noother
harmonicsmodulesareaffected.

Becausetotalharmonicdistortion(THD),totalevenharmonicdistortion(TEHD)
andtotaloddharmonicdistortion(TOHD)areexpressedaspercentages,these
valuesarenotaffectedbytheSOVfeature.

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Configuring Scaled Operational Values


ThealternatePT,CTandI4valuescanbeconfiguredintheVistacomponentof
IONEnterprise.
1. OpenyourmeterinVista.
2. NavigatetothePowerQualitytabandclicktheSetupicontoopenthePower
QualitySetupscreen.
3. ThePowerQualitySetupscreencontainsfieldswhereyoucanenterthe
alternatescalingregistervalues,alongwithanindicatorshowingwhetherthe
SOVfeatureisenabledordisabled.

NOTE
The alternate scaling registers are set to one (1) by default.

4. EnterthealternatePTandCTvaluestoprovidethedesiredscaling.

WhentheSOVfeatureisenabledandthealternatePTandCTvaluesare
configured(nolongerequaltoone(1)),theVistascreensindicateifthedatavalues
displayedarescaledoperationalvaluesorifthedatavaluesarenotscaled.

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6 Communications
Thischapterincludesgeneralinstructionsforconnectingandconfiguringallthe
communicationportsonyourmeter.

Forspecificinstallationstepsandmeterspecifications,consultyour
ION8600InstallationGuide.

In this chapter

Communications Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Communications Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
SocketandSwitchboardMeters ..................................... 75
OptionalSwitchboardBreakoutPanel............................... 75
OptionalIRIGBGPSTimeSynchronization .......................... 75
CommunicationsAccessories ....................................... 76

Serial Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
RS232Connections ................................................... 78
RS485Connections ................................................... 79
GeneralBusWiringConsiderations ................................. 80
RS485ConnectionMethodstoAvoid ............................... 80
CommunicationsBreakoutCable ................................... 81
ConfiguringtheOpticalPort........................................... 82
Usingthefrontpanel .............................................. 82
UsingIONSetup ................................................. 82
UsingIONEnterprise ............................................. 83
ConfiguringEthernetConnections...................................... 83
Usingthefrontpanel .............................................. 84
UsingIONSetup ................................................. 84
UsingIONEnterprise ............................................. 84
ConfiguringEtherGateConnections..................................... 85
Usingthefrontpanel .............................................. 86
UsingIONSetup ................................................. 86
UsingIONEnterprise ............................................. 87

Internal Modem Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88


ModemInitSetupRegister ......................................... 88
TheModemGateProtocol .......................................... 91

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Communications Overview
Thefollowingillustrationshowsallthepossibleconnectionstothe
communicationscard.

Back view of ION8600

Communications
wiring on switchboard

Socket or switchboard meter connections

Ethernet 10Base-FL: Modem on COM2: Serial COMs and Optional IRIG-B


Fiber connectors RJ11 or RJ31 male Expanded I/O: Molex GPS Time Synch.
connector. See Micro-Fit 24 pin male
Internal Modem connector. See
Connections on Communications
Socket only page 88. Options on page 75.

Ethernet 10Base-T: RJ45


connector. See
Configuring Ethernet
Connections on page 83.

ANSI Type II Optional communications Optional I/O Expander for serial


Magnetic Optical breakout cable for serial communications (and expanded I/O).
Communications communications. Ordered Ordered and shipped separately. For
Coupler on COM3. separately. more information, see the ION8600
This port is located COM1: RS-232 or RS-485. I/O Expander documentation.
on the front panel. COM4: RS-485. Serial COMs Expanded I/O
See Configuring the See Communications COM1: RS-232 Eight Form A digital
Optical Port on Breakout Cable on or RS-485 inputs
page 82. page 81. Four Form C digital
COM4: RS-485 outputs (mechanical
relays)
Four Form A digital
outputs or four analog
outputs

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Communications Options
ION8600metershavenumerouscommunicationpossibilitiesdependingonyour
orderingpreferences.Notallmodelshaveexactlythesamecommunications
optionsavailable.RefertothePowerLogicwebsiteforthelatestorderingoptions
anddocumentation.Allcommunicationsportscanbeusedsimultaneously.

Socket and Switchboard Meters

Port Available Options Notes


COM1 RS-232 / RS-485 User selectable RS-232 or RS-485
Internal Modem RJ11 or
COM2 Maximum 57.6 kbps baud rate modem
Internal Modem RJ31
ANSI Type II optical port located at front of
COM3 Optical Port
meter
COM4 RS-485
Ethernet RJ45 (10Base-T) Ethernet Fiber is only available on socket-style
Network
Ethernet Fiber1 (10Base-FL) meters, not switchboard.

1
Onboard I/O is not available with the Ethernet Fiber option.

Optional Switchboard Breakout Panel


Connector Type Available Comments

RS-485 Yes Captured wire connector

RS-232 Yes DB9 connector


Internal Modem RJ11 Yes RJ11 connector

Internal Modem RJ31 No RJ31 connector

Ethernet RJ45 Yes RJ45 connector


Ethernet Fiber No This option available only on socket-style meters

Captured wire connector


Onboard I/O expansion Yes
(requires onboard expansion I/O card)

Captured wire connector


IRIG-B Yes
(requires optional IRIG-B feature)

Terminal connectors
Auxiliary Power Yes
(requires one of the Auxiliary Power Options)

NOTE
The COMs on an I/O Expander are not enabled when connected to a breakout panel. Use the RS-485
and RS-232 provided on the breakout panel.

Optional IRIG-B GPS Time Synchronization


IRIGBcannotbeconfiguredviathemetersfrontpanel.SeetheIRIGBProduct
Optiondocumentforconfigurationprocedures.

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Communications Accessories
Thefollowingaccessoriesarecurrentlyavailableasseparateproducts:

I/O Expander
ThePowerLogicI/OExpanderconnectswiththemaleMolexconnectoronthe
metertoprovideI/Ocapabilitiesaswellasaccesstostandardserial
communicationsports.RefertotheI/OExpanderInstallationGuideforcomplete
detailsaboutthisdevice.

Communications breakout cable


ThecommunicationsbreakoutcableconnectswiththemaleMolexconnectoron
themeter.Thisisapremadecablethatprovidesaccesstothestandardserial
communicationsportsonthemeter.

Molex extension cables


Molexextensioncablescanbeorderedinboth5and15feet(1.5or4.5meters)
lengths.

Optical probe
Theopticalprobeattachestotheopticalportonthefrontofthemeterandallows
onsitecommunications(e.g.withalaptopcomputer).

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Serial Connections
TheION8600providesRS232andRS485serialcommunicationsconnections,
locatedonthebackofthemeter,aswellasanopticalport,locatedonthefrontof
themeter.

IfthemetersCOM1portissettoRS232,youcanconnectthisporttoaremote
modem,whichinturnisconnectedtoaPC.YoumustuseanullmodemRS232
cabletoconnectthemetertoanexternalmodem.Oneendofthecablemustbe
equippedwithaMicroFit3.0MolexfemaleconnectorformatingwiththeMolex
maleconnectoronthemeter.

YoucanchainnumerousmetersCOM1ports,byselectingRS485andusingan
RS232toRS485converter(suchasCOM32orCOM128).

NOTE
You cannot use both RS-232 and RS-485 ports on the meters COM1 simultaneously.

IfyourmeterispartofanIONEnterprisepowermonitoringnetwork,youcan
configureyourlocalandremotemodemswithIONEnterpriseorIONSetup
software.YoucanalsouseIONSetuporIONEnterprisesoftwaretoschedule
regularconnectiontimestocollectmeterdata.

ExtensioncableswithMolexconnectorsareavailableforyourmeter.Pin
assignmentsfortheMolexconnectorareprovidedintheION8600Installation
Guidethatshipswiththemeter(alsoavailableatwww.powerlogic.com).

NOTE
The total number of possible serial connections is limited by the number of physical serial ports on the
meter. The ION8600 has two physical serial ports (not counting the front optical port).

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RS-232 Connections
RefertoION8600InstallationGuideforthemetersRS232specifications.

Becauseofthewiringconfigurationbetweenpins2and3,themeterisconsidered
aDTE(DataTerminalEquipment)deviceinallRS232connections.Pleasereferto
MeterConnectionstoSingleDevicesonpage 78.Themaximumcablelengthis
50feet(15.2m).

DB9 Null Modem


Wiring Diagram

DCE DTE
(computer) (meter)

CommunicationssettingsfortheRS232portareaccessiblethroughthefrontpanel
Setupmenu(seeChapter2UsingtheFrontPanel)andwithIONEnterpriseor
IONSetupsoftware.

Meter Connections to Single Devices

Breakout
DB9 Direct Connect
CABLE 1
to Computer

CABLE 2 DB9 Direct Connect


to External Modem

Molex Direct Connect


to I/O Expander
CABLE 3 CABLE 5 connected to Computer

CABLE 1: Straight-Through Modem


CABLE 2: Null Modem
CABLE 3: I/O Expander CABLE 4
CABLE 4: I/O Expander CABLE 6
CABLE 5: Null Modem
CABLE 6: Straight-Through Modem
*Maximum Length 15.2 m (50 ft) Molex Direct Connect
to I/O Expander
connected to External
Modem

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Meter Connections to a Serial Loop


RS-232
to
50 feet RS -485
(15.2 m convert
ma x ) er

RS-232

RS-485
loop

RS-485 Connections
RefertotheION8600InstallationGuideforRS485specifications.

Thebreakoutcablestwistedpairprovideconnectionsforbothofthemeters
RS485serialcommunicationsports.ThefirstsetisforCOM1RS485connections.
ThesecondsetisforCOM4RS485communications.

Upto32devicescanbeconnectedonasingleRS485bus.Useagoodquality
shieldedtwistedpaircableforeachRS485bus,AWG22(0.33mm2)orlarger.The
overalllengthoftheRS485cableconnectingalldevicescannotexceed4000feet
(1219m).TheRS485busmaybeconfiguredinstraightlineorlooptopologies.

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Straight-Line Topology
Wiring color codes for the Molex cable
are provided in the
ION8600 Installation Guide that ships
with the meter and are available at
www.powerlogic.com.

RS-232 to
RS-485
Converter RT Termination
Resistor

RT
shield

Loop Topology
shield

RS-232 to
RS-485
Converter Termination
Block

General Bus Wiring Considerations


Devicesconnectedonthebus,includingthemeter,converter(s)andother
instrumentation,mustbewiredasfollows:
Connecttheshieldofeachsegmentofthecabletogroundatoneendonly.
Isolatecablesasmuchaspossiblefromsourcesofelectricalnoise.
Useanintermediateterminalstriptoconnecteachdevicetothebus.Thisallows
foreasyremovalofadeviceforservicingifnecessary.
InstallaWattterminationresistor(RT)betweenthe(+)and()terminalsofthe
deviceateachendpointofastraightlinebus.Theresistorshouldmatchthe
nominalimpedanceoftheRS485cable(typically120ohmsconsultthe
manufacturersdocumentationforthecablesimpedancevalue).

RS-485 Connection Methods to Avoid


AnydeviceconnectionthatcausesabranchinthemainRS485busshouldbe
avoided.Thisincludesstarandtee(T)methods.Thesewiringmethodscancause
signalreflectionsthatmayleadtointerference.AtanyconnectionpointontheRS
485bus,nomorethantwocablesshouldbeconnected.Thisincludesconnection
pointsoninstruments,converters,andterminalstrips.Followingthisguideline
ensuresthatbothstarandteeconnectionsareavoided.

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Avoid 3-way Star


connection point

Avoid 3-way T
connection point

Communications Breakout Cable


RefertotheION8600InstallationGuidefortheDB9serialpinassignmentsforthe
optionalbreakoutcablefemaleDB9connector.Acommunicationsbreakoutcable
facilitatescommunicationsconnectionsbyconnectingtotheMolexmaleconnector
onyourmeter.ThecablesplitstoastandardDB9femaleconnectorandtwoRS
485shielded,twistedpairs.Cablelengthis152cm(5feet).

Molex male
from the meter

Two RS-485
twisted pairs
DB9 female
connector

RS-485 shield

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Configuring the Optical Port


RefertotheION8600InstallationGuideforinfraredportspecifications.

TheinfraredportavailableontheION8600metersiscompatiblewithstandard
magneticopticalcommunicationscouplers,oropticalprobes(ANSITypeII).
OpticalprobesareavailablebothfromSchneiderElectricandothersuppliersasa
separateproduct;contactSchneiderElectricforalistofsuppliers.Theoriginal
equipmentmanufacturerswarrantywillapply.SeethetechnicalnoteOptical
MagneticCouplersformoredetailedinformation.

OpticalprobescancommunicaterealtimemeasurementsviatheION,RTU,DNP
3.0,Factory,orGPSprotocols.Youcanconfiguretheopticalportcommunications
settingswiththefrontpanel,withIONSetup,orwiththeDesignercomponentof
IONEnterprise.

Using the front panel


1. PressandholdtheAlt/Enterbuttonforafewseconds.TheSETUPMENUwill
appear.
2. UsetheUporDownarrowbuttonstochooseCOM3SETUP.
3. PresstheAlt/EnterbuttontoaccessCOM3SETUPparameters.
4. ConfiguretheCOM3BaudRate,UnitID,andProtocolparameterstomatchyour
communicationssystem.

Using ION Setup


1. RunIONSetupandconnecttotheappropriatemeter.
2. DoubleclickonSetupAssistantintherightsideoftheNetworkViewer.
3. IntheSetupscreens,navigatetoCommunications>SerialSettings.
4. ClicktheCOM3tabandconfiguretheBaudRate,UnitID,andProtocol
parameterstomatchyourcommunicationssystem.

Toenablecommunicationsfromtheinfraredport,youmustconfiguretheCOM3
Communicationsmodule.TheProtocol,theBaudRateandUnitIDsetupregisters
mustproperlymatchyoursystem.WhencreatinganIONsite,ensuretheRtsCtsis
disabled(settoNo)intheCOM3serialsite.

RefertotheManagementConsolesectionoftheonlineIONEnterpriseHelpfor
moredetailsaboutaddingserialsites.

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Using ION Enterprise


1. InManagementConsole,createaDirectSite.
2. ConfiguretheCOM3communicationsmodule(refertotheonlineION
Enterprisehelpfordetails).EnsuretheProtocol,theBaudRate,andUnitIDsetup
registersproperlymatchyoursystem.

This is your PCs


(workstations) COM port.

If you are using ION


Enterprise or ION Setup
software, ensure that
RtsCts is disabled for the
infrared port's site in
Management Console.

Configuring Ethernet Connections


ThissectiononlyappliesifyourmeterhasanEthernetoption.Refertothe
ION8600InstallationGuideforEthernetportspecifications.

Ethern
et

EthernetconnectionsaremadeviatheRJ45modularjackontherearoftheunit
(10BaseToption)orviatwomaleSTconnectors(fibre10BaseFLoption).Usehigh
qualityCategory3,4or5UTPcable(RJ45femaletoRJ45male)ifyourequirean
extension.TheoptionalEthernetportiscapableofdataratesupto10Mbps,and
supportsTCP/IP,ION,Telnet,andModbus/TCPprotocols.Themetersupportsa
maximumoffour(4)simultaneousEthernetconnections.MeterswithModbus
MasteroverTCP/IPhaveanadditionaldedicatedEthernetconnection.The
EthernetportiscontrolledbytheEthernetCommunicationsmodule.
Ethernet Connections for the ION8600
TCP/IP Modbus Master dedicated
TCP connection. Connect with up to
10 Modbus slave IP addresses. Refer
to Third Party Protocols for Modbus
information.

4 simultaneous connections.
Protocols include ION, DNP,
Modbus, etc.

SMTP Server (email)


outgoing only.

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TheEtherGatefeatureprovidescommunicationsthroughanEthernetconnected
devicetoaserialnetworkconnectedtothatdevice(SeeConfiguringEtherGate
Connectionsonpage 85).

YoucanconfiguretheEthernetCommunicationsmoduletoenableEthernet
communicationsusingthefrontpanel,IONSetuporIONEnterprise.Ineachcase,
youmustconfiguretheIPAddress,SubnetMask,Gateway,SMTPServerandSMTP
ConnectionTimeouttoproperlymatchyoursystem.

Using the front panel


1. SelectNETWORKSETUPfromthemainSetupmenu(holddownthe
Alt/Enterkeyforabout3secondsandscrolldownusingthesoftkeys).

2. ConfiguretheEthernetCommunicationsmoduleIPAddress,SubnetMask,
GatewayandSMTPServersetupregisterstomatchyourcommunications
system.

Using ION Setup


OnceyouhavewiredyourmetertotheEthernetnetworkandperformedbasic
setup,addthemetertoyourIONSetupnetworkusingtheSetupAssistant.
1. RunIONSetupandconnecttotheappropriatemeter.
2. DoubleclickonSetupAssistantintherightsideoftheNetworkViewer.
3. IntheSetupscreens,navigatetoCommunications>NetworkSettings.
4. ClickthevarioustabstoconfiguretheIPAddress,SubnetMask,Gateway,SMTP
ServerandSMTPConnectionTimeoutsetupregisterstomatchyour
communicationssystem.

Using ION Enterprise


AfteryouhavewiredyourmetertotheEthernetnetworkandperformedbasic
setup,addthemetertoyourIONEnterprisenetworkusingtheManagement
Console.ItisnotnecessarytoaddanEthernetsite.

ToenablecommunicationsthroughtheEthernetport,youmustconfigurethe
Ethernet(Communications)module.LaunchDesignerandconfiguretheIP
Address,SubnetMask,Gateway,SMTPServerandSMTPConnectionTimeout
registerstomatchyoursystem.

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Adding an Ethernet device to your ION Enterprise Network


IntheManagementConsole,theEthernetDeviceOptionsscreenappearswhen
youaddanEthernetdevice(meter).Usethisscreentodescribeyourmeters
Ethernetaddressandothercommunicationsinformation.Besuretoinclude:
theservercomputerthatcommunicateswiththeEthernetdevice
theEthernetdeviceTCP/IPaddress

Configuring EtherGate Connections


TheEtherGateprotocolisapowerfulcommunicationstoolthatletsyou
communicatethroughametertoaserialnetworkconnectedtothemeter.Whena
meterinstalledontheEthernetnetworkhasEtherGateenabled,amasterdevice
(suchasaworkstationrunningIONEnterprisesoftware)cancommunicate
throughthemetertoaserialnetworkofdeviceswiredtothemetersCOMport.
EtherGateisavailableonserialportsCOM1andCOM4inplaceoftheION,
ModbusMaster,ModbusRTU,orDNP3.00protocols.Theprotocolpermitsthe
directtransferofdatafromupto62devices(31devicesperCOMport).

Specifying the TCP/IP Port


Ethern instructs the ION gateway
et
meter to:
7801talk through COM1
Each device in the 7802talk through COM4
serial network must
have a unique Unit
ID and operate at
the same baud rate.

Onceyouhavethechainofserialdevicesinstalled,useDesignerorthemeters
frontpaneltochangetheCOM1orCOM4ProtocolsettingtoEtherGate.The
transferofdatabetweenprotocolsisthenhandledautomatically.

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Using the front panel


1. PressandholdtheAlt/EnterbuttonforafewsecondstoreachtheSetup
screens.
2. PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstoscrolltoCOM1Setup(orCOM4,
dependingonyourmetersoptions).PressAlt/EntertogototheCOM1Setup
parameters.
3. ScrolltoProtocolandpressAlt/Enter.ChangetheportsProtocolsettingto
EtherGateusingtheUporDownarrowbuttons.

Using ION Setup


1. RunIONSetupinnetworkmode.
2. RightclickonyourworkstationiconandselectSite.
3. IntheNewSitewindow,Generaltab,enteryoursitename.
FromtheCommLinkdropdownlist,selectanEthernetport.
FromtheLinkTypedropdownlist,selectEtherGateconnection.
4. ClickontheRemoteInfotab.EntertheIPaddressofyourEthernetconnected
meter.ClickOK.
5. Rightclickonyournewlycreatedsite.
6. TheNewNetworkItemwindowappears.SelectMeterandclickOK.
7. TheNewDevicewindowappears.Enterserialdeviceinformationhereandclick
OK.Yournewdeviceappearsunderyournewlycreatedsite
8. Repeatsteps5to7toentereachdeviceonyourserialnetwork.
RefertoTheIONMeterasanEthernetGatewaytechnicalnoteforcompletedetailson
configuringyourmeterforEtherGate.

NOTE
Use a standard Ethernet connection to connect to and read data from your EtherGate meter.

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Using ION Enterprise


TocommunicatetothedevicesontheRS485loop,youmustuseIONEnterprise
softwareasfollows:
1. InManagementConsole,createanEthernetGatewaySite.
2. ConfigureyourEthernetGatewaySitewiththeIPaddressofthegatewaymeter.
SelecttheIPPortthatmatchesthegatewaymetersCOMportthatisconnected
totheRS485loop.
3. InManagementConsole,addeachofthedevicesontheRS485looptothe
EthernetGatewaySite(butnotthegatewaymeteritself).
TheDeviceslistintheManagementConsoleappearsasfollows:

The Gateway Site - set the IP Service Port


The devices that reside on the RS-485 7801 for COM1 or 7802 for COM4. The
loop connected to the ION8600. number following the IP Service Port
number is the devices unique Unit ID.

NOTE
In the above configuration you communicate with the devices in the RS-485 loop through the meter.

Communicating directly TO the meter


InordertoconnectdirectlyoverEthernet,addthegatewaymeterasanEthernet
deviceintheManagementConsole.RefertoConfiguringEthernetConnections
onpage 83.

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Internal Modem Connections


Thissectiononlyappliesifyourmeterhastheinternalmodemoption.Refertothe
ION8600InstallationGuideforinternalmodemspecifications.

Telepho
ne Netw
ork

TheinternalmodemisaccessedthroughCOM2andsupportsallstandardmodem
protocolsattransmissionratesfrom300 bpsto57600bps(300bpsisonly
recommendedforpagingapplications)andcanbesharedbyupto31deviceson
anRS485chain.ItisavailablewithastandardsixpinRJ11phoneplug,oran
eightpinRJ31.IfyouhavemultiplemeterslinkedonanRS485loop,onlythefirst
meterrequiresaninternalmodem.ThissetupisreferredtoasaModemGate(see
TheModemGateProtocolonpage 91).Youcanconfigurethesettingsofthe
internalmodemwiththefrontpanelorwithIONEnterpriseorIONSetup
software.

Toenablecommunicationsthroughthemetersinternalmodem,configurethe
COM2communicationsmoduleBaudRate,UnitID,andProtocolsetupregistersto
properlymatchyoursystem,andsetuptheinitializationstringfortheinternal
modemmustbeusingtheModemInitregister.

NOTE
When the meter is equipped with the ION Alert module, the modem can initiate calls. Paging is supported
through numeric paging and the TAP1 protocol. See the ION Enterprise User Guide or online support for
details on managing modem connections, setting up periodic dial-out and configuring remote site event
notification.

ModemInit Setup Register


TheModemInitstringregisterdefinestheinitializationstringfortheinternal
modemwithamaximumof47characters.EdittheModemInitregisterandenterthe
desiredinitializationstring.Thestringissenttothemodemassoonasyou
downloadtheCOM1module.Notethatthestringisalsosenttothemodem
wheneverthemeterispowereduporthebaudrateintheCOM1Communications
moduleischanged.

CAUTION
Changing the ModemInit or Baud Rate setup registers while the internal modem is online causes the
modem to disconnect from the phone line.

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Modem Initialization Strings


RefertotheModemATCommandstechnicalnoteforacompletelistofAT
commandsformetermodems.

NOTE
The technical note also contains instructions on how you can determine your meters modem type based
on the meters serial number.

Adjusting the Modem Initialization String for CTR-21 Compliant modems


Thetablebelowshowsthestringstoaddtotheendofyourmodemconfiguration
stringsetupregisterforeachofthreepossiblescenarios.

Behaviour Add to Modem Initialization String


Does not answer
*NC70
(modem does not detect ring tone)
Does not dial In order of preference:
(modem does not detect dial tone) *NC70, *NC70X0, *NC8 (Italy only)
Does not detect busy signal *NC70

Ifyourlocalmodem(nottheinternalmodem)isnotalreadysetup,configureit
withtheRemoteModemConfigurationUtilityaccordingtotheinstructionsinthe
onlinehelp.Afterthemeterisinstalledandtheinternalmodemisconnectedtothe
telephonenetwork,theCOM2modulecanbeconfiguredusingthemetersfront
panelorIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware.Tolearnhowtoconnectthe
internalmodemtothetelephonenetwork,consultyourION8600InstallationGuide.

NOTE
The ION Enterprise Commissioning Guide and online help contain details on: commissioning an ION
network, managing modem connections, setting up periodic dial-out, and configuring remote site event
notification.

Configuring the COM2 module through the front panel


1. PressandholdtheAlt/EnterbuttonandscrolltoCOM2Setup.
2. SelectCOM2SetuptoconfiguretheCOM2communicationsmodule
BaudRate,UnitID,andProtocolsetupregisterstoyourcommunicationssystem.

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Configuring the COM2 module via Designer


BeforeyoucanconfiguretheCOM2moduleinDesigneryoumustaddthemeter
(withtheinternalmodem)andamodemsitetoyourIONEnterprisenetwork.

Adding a meter and a modem site to your ION Enterprise network


IntheManagementConsole,addthemeterwiththeinternalmodem,anda
modemsitetoyourIONEnterprisenetwork.Describehowyourremotemodem
iswiredandothercommunicationsinformationontheoptionsscreens.

EitherbeforeorafteraddingtheModemSite,youmustaddadialoutmodemto
theservercomputer.Theservercomputerdialoutmodemcommunicatestothe
modematthemodemsite.SeetheIONEnterpriseonlinehelpformore
information.

OntheModemSiteOptionsscreen,besuretoinclude:
theservercomputerthatwillcommunicatewiththeremotemodem
theremotemodemtelephonenumber

Remote modem telephone


number.
Server computer that
communicates with the
To avoid excessive communication remote modem. Ensure that
errors, the baud rate of the modem the server computer dialout
site should match the baud rate of modem is configured.
the COM2 port of the meter.
Pick a local modem type
from the drop-down box.

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Configuring the COM2 Communications module in Designer


LaunchDesigner,andconfiguretheCOM2CommunicationsmoduleBaudRate,
UnitID,andProtocolsetupregisterstomatchyourcommunicationssystem.
ConfiguretheinitializationstringfortheinternalmodemusingtheModemInit
register.RefertoModemInitSetupRegisteronpage 88.

The ModemGate Protocol


ModemGateisapowerfulfeaturethatcreatesacommunicationsconnection
betweenthetelephonenetworkandanRS485serialnetworkofdevices.When
youspecifytheprotocolforametersCOMportasMODEMGATE,alldatareceived
bythemetersinternalmodemisautomaticallytransferredtotheserialnetwork.
ModemGateisavailableoneithertheCOM1orCOM4port;youcannotusethe
protocolonbothportssimultaneously.

Meter with internal


modem on COM2.
The serial network is
Workstation with connected to COM1.
Telepho
ION Enterprise ne Network
and modem.

Each device on the RS-485 loop,


including the gateway meters internal
modem, must have a unique Unit ID.
All serial devices must operate at the
same baud rate as the gateway meter.

Thebaudrateusedbetweenconnectedmodemsisindependentoftheinternal
baudrateusedforcommunicationbetweenthemeteranditsmodem.

WireaserialconnectionbetweenoneormoremetersandthemeterCOMport
hostingtheModemGate(COM1orCOM4).YoucanmakeModemGate
connectionsthroughanRS232cabletoasingledevice,orthroughanRS485
shieldedtwistedpaircabletomultipledevices.ModemGateconnectionsdonot
connectaworkstationrunningIONEnterprise(orothermasterdevice)tothe
gatewaymetersCOM1orCOM4port,butrathertothegatewaymetersinternal
modemport(COM2).

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Configuring the meter for ModemGate


1. Installthemeterandconnecttheinternalmodem.
2. UsethefrontpanelorIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretosetupthe
internalmodemandtheserialcommunicationsport(COM1orCOM4)thatis
theModemGate.Thedefaultfortheseportsis:

Communications modules Setting Default


Comm Mode RS-485

COM1 Baud Rate 9600


(Standard RS-232/485 port) Unit ID 100
Protocol ION
Baud Rate 9600
Unit ID 101
COM2 (Modem Port)
Protocol ION
Modem Init Strings AT&F
Baud Rate 9600
COM4
Unit ID 103
(RS-485 port)
Protocol ION

NOTE
You can enable ModemGate on either COM1 or COM4, not both simultaneously.

3. SettheinternalmodemCOM2BaudRate,UnitIDandProtocol.Thebaudrate
mustbethesameastheporthostingthegatewayandallthedevicesconnected
tothegateway.
4. SettheprotocoloftheporthostingthegatewaytoMODEMGATE(eitherCOM1
orCOM4).Youmustalsosetthebaudratetothesameasthemodembaudrate
(COM2).

Configuring devices connected to the ModemGate meter


1. UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwareorthefrontpaneltochangeand
configuresettings.Ensureeachdeviceconnectedtothemeterhasthesame
baudrateasthemeterModemGateport(eitherCOM1orCOM4).
2. EnsureeachdeviceconnectedontheRS485network(includingthemeter
modem)hasauniqueUnitIDnumber.Makearecordofyourchanges.

NOTE
In order to configure the dial-in connection the system administrator requires the serial baud rate of the
modem site and a record of the Unit ID numbers for every device.

3. EnsureRS485isselectedforconnectionstomultipledevicesalongthesame
bus.

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Adding ModemGate meters to the network


1. OnceyouhavecreatedaModemSiteusingtheManagementConsole,addthe
devicesconnectedtotheModemGateport.
2. EnsureeachmeteronthemodemSitehasauniqueUnitIDnumber(the
technicianwhoinstalledthemeterattheremotesiteshouldprovideyouwith
thisinformation).
RefertotheIONMeterasaModemGatetechnicalnoteforcompletedetailson
configuringyourmeterforModemGate.

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7 Third Party Protocols
ThischapterexplainshowModbusandDNP3.0protocolsareimplementedonthe
ION8600meter.

ItalsocontainsbriefinstructionsforconfiguringyourmetertoworkwithMV90
systems.

NOTE
The total number of possible serial connections is limited by the number of physical serial ports on the
meter. The ION8600 has two physical serial ports, in addition to the front infrared port.

In this chapter

Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
CommunicationsProtocolConfiguration ................................ 96

The Meter as Modbus Slave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97


UsingtheModbusRTUProtocol........................................ 97
ConfiguringtheMeterasaModbusSlave................................ 98
ModbusSlaveModules................................................ 99
UsingtheModbus/TCPProtocol....................................... 103

The Meter as Modbus Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104


TheFactoryModbusMasterConfiguration ............................. 104

Configuring the Meter as Modbus Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Using the DNP 3.0 Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108


ConfiguringDNP3.0................................................. 108

Configuring MV-90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

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Overview
ION8600meterssupportDNP3.0,ModbusRTUandModbus/TCPprotocols.

Whileyourmeterisfactoryconfiguredtosenddata(actingasModbusSlave),itis
notreadytoreceivedataasaModbusMasteruntilyousetupthenecessary
framework.ThemeterisalsopreconfiguredtosendDNP3.0datatoaDNP
Master.

NOTE
Changing the default factory third-party protocol frameworks (or creating new frameworks to enable
receive functionality) is an advanced procedure. Refer to the DNP modules and Modbus modules
descriptions in the ION Reference, as well as the technical notes Multiport DNP 3.0 and ION Technology,
and Modbus and ION Technology before proceeding.

MostModbusandDNPmodulesonthemeterarefactorypresetandonlyrequire
basicconfiguration,suchascommunicationssetup.

NOTE
Changing these modules from their factory configuration is an advanced setup procedure that requires
an understanding of the protocol, as well as an understanding of the meters internal operation. For more
information on your meter and these protocols see the Common Modbus Registers document and the
ION8600 DNP 3.0 Device Profile.

Communications Protocol Configuration


InordertousethefactoryModbusorDNPconfiguration,youmustfirstassignthe
communicationschannelyouwanttouse.Bydefault,allcommunicationsports
areconfiguredtousetheIONprotocol.Choosethe3rdpartyprotocolyouwant
fromthelistofavailableprotocolsintheCommunicationsmodulesProtocol
setupregister.SeethechapterCommunicationsonpage 73forinstructions.

NOTE
Modbus RTU is available on each of the meters communications ports, and multiple ports can
communicate using Modbus simultaneously. Up to three ports can use the DNP 3.00 protocol at any one
time.

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The Meter as Modbus Slave


YourmetercanactasaModbusSlave,usingboththeModbusRTUandModbus/
TCPprotocols.

Using the Modbus RTU Protocol


TheION8600metercanactasaModbusSlavedevice,makinganyrealtimedata
availablethroughtheModiconModbusRTUprotocol.ModbusMasterdevices
connectedtothemetercanaccess(read)thisdataorwritedatatoyourmetersION
registers,makingdeviceconfigurationchangesandinitiatingcontrolactions.

The Factory Modbus Slave Configuration


ThemetermakesdataavailabletoModbusMasterdevicesusingpreconfigured
ModbusSlavemodules.Thesemodulesarelinkedtoothermodulesinthemeter
thatprovidetheenergy,poweranddemanddata.Onceacommunicationschannel
isconfiguredtouseModbusRTUprotocol,thedataisavailabletoModbusMaster
devices.

NOTE
Connect to IP Service Port 7701 for Modbus RTU communications over Ethernet. The Modbus Unit ID of
the meter over Ethernet has the factory default value of 100.

Set the COM port to


the Modbus RTU
protocol

Communications Port

Power Meter Modbus Slave


Module VIn a Module 40011
Data is available
to Modbus
master devices

Measured data is Modbus Slave


ION meter linked to the Modbus module outputs data
modules input in Modbus format

AsthedataavailablethroughtheModbusSlavemodulesisinaspecificformat,
knowledgeoftheModbusprotocolandanunderstandingofthesettingsusedin
themeterarerequiredtointerpretthedataprovided.

Changing the Modbus Configuration


IfthefactoryModbusconfigurationdoesnotsuityourneeds,theexistingModbus
Slavemodulescanberelinkedtootherparametersthatyouwanttoaccessthrough
Modbus.

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IfyourModbusMasterdevicerequiresdatainaformatdifferentthanthat
providedbythefactoryModbusconfiguration,youcaneditthesetupregistersin
theModbusSlavemodules.ThesesetupregistersspecifytheModbusformat,
scalingandbaseaddresssettings.RefertotheIONReferenceforcompletedetails
ontheModbusSlavemodule.

Configuring the Meter as a Modbus Slave


YoucannotconfigureModbusthroughthemetersfrontpanel;youcanonly
assigntheModbusprotocoltocommunicationports(seetheCommunications
chapterfordetails).

UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretoperformfullModbusconfiguration.

Using ION Setup


TheModbusSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfigureModbusSlavefunctionalityfor
yourmeter.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoCommunications>3rdPartyProtocols.
3. ClickontheModbusSlavetabtoedittheModbusSlavemodules.
4. Selectthemapname(inthisexample,thedefaultmap)andclickEdit.

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5. ThedefaultModbusmapeditorappears,allowingyoutoedit,add,deleteorset
thenameofModbusSlavemoduleregisters.

Modbus Slave Modules


TheION8600meterhastenModbusslavemodules.Modules15arepartofthe
originalmodbusmappingandarepreservedforbackwardcompatibility.Ifyou
areusingthenewModbusmapping(modules610),youcandeletemodules15.

Modbus Slave Module Modbus Slave Module


# #
(original mapping) (new mapping)

1 Volts/Amps/Freq 6 Amp/freq/unbal

2 Power/PF 7 Volts

3 Min/Max/Demand 8 kW/kVAr/kVA

4 Energy/THD 9 kWh/kVArh

5 Flicker Count 10 PF/THD/Kfactor

ThesettingsforyourModbusSlavemodulesareasfollows:

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Amp/Freq/Unbal Volts
Format: unsigned 16 bit InZero: 0 Format: unsigned 32 bit InZero: 0

Base Address: 40150 InFull: 6,000 Base Address: 40166 InFull: 1,000,000

Scaling: Yes OutZero: 0 Scaling: No OutZero: 0

OutFull: 60,000 OutFull: 10,000,000

Input Modbus Registers Parameter Input Modbus Registers Parameter

Source #1 40150 Ia Source #1 40166 to 40167 Vln a

Source #2 40151 Ib Source #2 40168 to 40169 Vln b

Source #3 40152 Ic Source #3 40170 to 40171 Vln c

Source #4 40153 I4 Source #4 40172 to 40173 Vln avg

Source #5 40154 I5 Source #5 40174 to 40175 Vln avg mx

Source #6 40155 I avg Source #6 40176 to 40177

Source #7 40156 I avg mn Source #7 40178 to 40179 Vll ab

Source #8 40157 I avg mx Source #8 40180 to 40181 Vll bc

Source #9 40158 I avg mean Source #9 40182 to 40183 Vll ca

Source #10 40159 Freq Source #10 40184 to 40185 Vll avg

Source #11 40160 Freq mn Source #11 40186 to 40187 Vll avg mx

Source #12 40161 Freq mx Source #12 40188 to 40189

Source #13 40162 Freq mean Source #13 40190 to 40191

Source #14 40163 V unbal Source #14 40192 to 40193

Source #15 40164 I unbal Source #15 40194 to 40195

Source #16 40165 Phase Rev Source #16 40196 to 40197

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kW/kVAr/kVA kWh/kVArh
Format: signed 32 bit InZero: -1,000,000,000 Format: signed 32 bit InZero: -1,000,000,000

Base Address: 40198 InFull: 1,000,000,000 Base Address: 40230 InFull: 1,000,000,000

Scaling: No OutZero: -1,000,000 Scaling: No OutZero: -1,000,000

OutFull: 1,000,000 OutFull: 1,000,000

Input Modbus Registers Parameter Input Modbus Registers Parameter

Source #1 40198 to 40199 kW a Source #1 40230 to 40231 kWh del

Source #2 40200 to 40201 kW b Source #2 40232 to 40233 kWh rec

Source #3 40202 to 40203 kW c Source #3 40234 to 40235 kVARh del

Source #4 40204 to 40205 kW tot Source #4 40236 to 40237 kVARh rec

Source #5 40206 to 40207 kW tot max Source #5 40238 to 40239 kVAh del+rec

Source #6 40208 to 40209 kvar a Source #6 40240 to 40241

Source #7 40210 to 40211 kvar b Source #7 40242 to 40243

Source #8 40212 to 40213 kvar c Source #8 40244 to 40245

Source #9 40214 to 40215 kvar tot Source #9 40246 to 40247

Source #10 40216 to 40217 kvar tot max Source #10 40248 to 40249

Source #11 40218 to 40219 kVA a Source #11 40250 to 40251

Source #12 40220 to 40221 kVA b Source #12 40252 to 40253

Source #13 40222 to 40223 kVA c Source #13 40254 to 40255

Source #14 40224 to 40225 kVA tot Source #14 40256 to 40257

Source #15 40226 to 40227 kVA tot max Source #15 40258 to 40259

Source #16 40228 to 40229 Source #16 40260 to 40261

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PF/THD/Kfactor
Format: signed 16 bit InZero: -100

Base Address: 40262 InFull: 100

Scaling: No OutZero: -10,000


OutFull: 10,000

Input Modbus Registers Parameter

Source #1 40262 PF sign a

Source #2 40263 PF sign b

Source #3 40264 PF sign c

Source #4 40265 PF sign tot

Source #5 40266 V1 THD mx

Source #6 40267 V2 THD mx

Source #7 40268 V3 THD mx

Source #8 40269 I1 THD mx

Source #9 40270 I2 THD mx

Source #10 40271 I3 THD mx

Source #11 40272 I1 K Factor

Source #12 40273 I2 K Factor

Source #13 40274 I3 K Factor

Source #14 40275 I1 Crest Factor


Source #15 40276 I2 Crest Factor

Source #16 40277 I3 Crest Factor

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Importing Data using Modbus RTU


ItispossibletobringdataintothemeterusingModbus.VariousIONregisterscan
bewrittenbyModbusMasterdevicesbycorrelatingtheModbusregisternumber
withtheaddressoftheIONregisteryouwanttowrite.WhenaModbusregisteris
writtenwithavalue,thecorrespondingIONregisterwillbewritten,providedthe
ModbusRTUprotocolisactiveonthecommunicationschannelthatconnectsthe
ModbusMastertothemeter.

YoucanusetheModbusRTUprotocoltowritevaluesintoIONexternalnumeric,
pulseandBooleanregisters,allowingyoutoenable,disableandresetmeter
functions.YoucanalsousetheModbusprotocoltochangesetupregistervaluesin
variousIONmodulestoconfigurethemetersoperation.

TobringdataintothemeterwithModbusRTU,youmustdisablethemeters
passwordsecurity.

CAUTION
Writing to ION external boolean or external numeric registers via communications at a high rate (faster
than once per minute) will shorten the meters flash memory life. For possible workarounds, contact
Technical Support.

Using the Modbus/TCP Protocol


Modbus/TCPisthenewestopenModbusprotocolvariant(formerlycalled
MBAP).Itdefinesthepacketstructureandconnectionport(port502)forthe
industrystandardTCP/IPprotocol.ThestructureofModbus/TCPisverysimilar
totheModbusRTUpacketexceptthatithasanextrasixbyteheaderanddoesnot
usethecyclicredundancycheck(CRC).Modbus/TCPretainstheModbusRTU
limitof256bytesperpacket.

Modbus TCP Communications


YoucancommunicatetothemeterusingModbusTCP.Yourmetermusthavethe
optionalEthernetport.Configurethemetertoconnectusingvirtualsocket502to
useModbusTCPcommunicationsprotocols.

Ether
net
Connect to socket 502

NOTE
You cannot form an EtherGate connection to the Modbus TCP network.

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The Meter as Modbus Master


ION8600AandION8600BmeterscanactasaModbusMasterusingtheModbus
RTUandModbus/TCPprotocols,andcanModbusMasterthroughserial
connectionsbetweentheION8600metersCOM1orCOM4portsandtheModbus
slavedevices.Firmwareversions330(v330)andlaterallowyourmetertoModbus
MasteroverTCP/IPusinguptotenavailableTCPsockets.

TheIONmeteractingasModbusMastercanwritedatato(export),andreaddata
from(import)ModbusSlavedevices,usingvariousIONmodules.Thedatacanbe
processedbythemeterandsentoutusingothercommunicationsmethods(email,
IONsoftware,etc.).Themetercanalsosendcontrolcommandsordatadirectlyto
otherdevicesonaModbusnetwork.

The Factory Modbus Master Configuration


ThereisnopreconfiguredModbusMasterframeworkonyourmeter.This
functionalitymustbeturnedonbyconfiguringthefollowingmodulesinyour
metersframework.

Modbus Master ION Modules


SeveralIONmodulesworktogethertocreateModbusMasterfunctionalityonthe
meter.Yourmeterwillhavesomeorallofthesemodules,dependingonthemodel
andfirmwareversion.SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationontheseandother
IONmodules:
ModbusMasterDeviceModule:TheModbusMasterDevicemodulereads
datafromaModbusslave,whichcanbeanIONmeterorthirdpartydevice.
ThisimporteddatacanbeusedbyotherIONmodules.TheModbusMaster
DevicemodulereferencesaModbusMasterMapmodulesetupregisterto
specifytheModbusformat,scaling,andbaseaddresssettings.
ModbusMasterMapModule:providesacommonplacetoholdsetup
information(usedtodecodeaModbusresponse)forspecificdevicetypes.
ThisinformationcanbereferencedbymultipleModbusMasterDevice
modules.
ModbusMasterOptionsModule:mapsanyserialconnectionorEthernetTCP
socketfromtheModbusImport,ModbusExportandModbusMasterDevice
modulestoanyserialcommunicationsportoruniqueIPaddressandport
number.
ModbusExportModule:provideswritefunctionality.
ModbusImportModule:providesreadfunctionality.Thisdatacanthenbe
usedbyotherIONmodules.

SeetheModbusandIONTechnologytechnicalnoteformoreinformationon
configuringModbusMaster.

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Configuring the Meter as Modbus Master


Using the Front Panel
YoucannotconfigureModbusthroughthemetersfrontpanel.Youcanonly
assigntheModbusprotocoltocommunicationports.Seethechapter
Communicationsonpage 73fordetails.

UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretoperformfullModbusconfiguration.

Using ION Setup


TheModbusSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfigureModbusMasterfunctionalityfor
yourmeter.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoCommunications>3rdPartyProtocols.
3. ClickontheModbusMastertabtoedittheModbusImportmodules.
4. ClicktheAddbuttontoaddaModbusSlavedevice.

5. TheModbusDevicescreenappears.EntertheSlavedevicesnameandalabel
suffix,andselectadevicetype(inthisexample,anION6200).

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6. ClickConnectionstoedittheconnectionusedbytheModbusMastertoconnect
tothisSlavedevice.
SerialConnections:Selecttheappropriateportfromthedropdownlist.

NOTE
The total number of possible serial connections is limited by the number of physical serial ports on the
meter that can Modbus Master. The ION8600 has two physical serial ports that support Modbus Master.

TCPConnections:EntertheIPaddressoftheModbusslavedevice.The
ModbusMasterIPportis502.UptotenModbusslavedeviceIPscanbe
enteredforModbusMasteroverTCP/IP.
ClickOKwhenyouhavefinishedconfiguringconnections.

7. ClickOKtoaddtheSlavedevice.Thedevicenowappearsinthelist.Continue
addingdevicesbyclickingAdduntilallyourdevicesareentered.

NOTE
The meter as Modbus Master over TCP/IP will attempt to communicate to a slave for up to 100 seconds
(as per the RFC1122 standard) before moving on to the next slave device.

SeetheModbusandIONTechnologytechnicalnoteformoreinformation.

Using ION Enterprise


UseDesignertoconfigureModbusMasterfunctionalityonyourmeter.
1. OpenyourmeterinDesigner.
2. UpdatetheModbusMasterOptionsmodulewiththeconnectioninformation
foryourModbusslavedevice.RightclickonthemoduletoaccesstheION
ModuleSetupdialog.Configurethesetupregistersbyselectingthesetup
registeryouwanttochangeandclickingModify,orbydoubleclickingonthe
register.
SerialConnections:Selecttheappropriateportfromthedropdownlist.
TCPConnections:EntertheIPaddressoftheModbusslavedevice,
followedbytheIPport(502).Upto10uniqueIPaddressescanbeentered.

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NOTE
The total number of possible serial connections is limited by the number of physical serial ports on the
meter that can Modbus Master. The ION8600 has two physical serial ports that support Modbus Master.

3. CreateanewModbusMasterMapmodule.TheModbusMasterMapmodule
hastwosetupregisters:
DeviceType:Enterthetypeofdevicethatyouwanttomap.Thisvalueis
referencedbytheModbusMasterDevicemodule.
DeviceMap:ThisisthedatayouwanttoaccessfromtheModbusslave
device,intheformoftextstringscontainingtheparameterlabel,register
value,dataformat,etc.
4. CreateanewModbusMasterDevicemodule.Configurethesetupregistersin
theModbusMasterDevicemodule,ensuringthattheDeviceTypevalue
matchesthesetupregisterintheModbusMasterMapmodule.
5. Linkthemoduleinputsandoutputsasrequired.
6. SelectFile>Send&Savewhenyouarefinished.

SeetheonlineIONEnterpriseHelpformoreinformationoncreating,modifying
andlinkingmodulesinDesigner,andtheIONReferencefordetailsofmodulesetup
andoutputregisters.

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Using the DNP 3.0 Protocol


TheDistributedNetworkProtocolVersion3.0(DNP3.0)isanopenprotocolused
intheelectricutilityindustryforcommunicationsandinteroperabilityamong
substationcomputers,RemoteTerminalUnits(RTUs),IntelligentElectronic
Devices(IEDs,e.g.meters),andMasterStations.

YoumetercanbeintegratedintoaDNPnetworkasaDNPSlave,usingtheDNP
SlaveImport,DNPSlaveExportandDNPSlaveOptionsmodules.Formore
informationonthevariousDNPmodules,seetheIONReference.

Yourmetersupportsamaximumofthreeconcurrentconnections(orsessions)
usingtheDNP3.0protocol;oneforeachserialport,uptothreeusingEthernet,or
acombinationofboth.Combinationsavailablewilldependonthemeters
communicationsoptions.AsessionconsistsofallincomingandoutgoingDNP
Master/Slavetrafficononeofthemeterscommunicationsports.

ConsulttheDNPUsersGroupathttp://www.dnp.org/tolearnmoreaboutthe
protocol.

The Factory DNP 3.0 Configuration


YourmeterispreconfiguredwithaDNPframeworkthatallowsforbasicDNP
Slavefunctionality.DNPSlaveExportmodulesareusedtosenddatatotheDNP
MasterwhileDNPSlaveOptionsmodulesprovidepersessionsettingssuchas
communicationsoptions.Althoughsomeminorsetupoftheframeworkis
necessarybeforeitbecomesenabled(assigningtheDNPprotocoltothe
communicationsportsetc.),mostmodulesettingsshouldnotrequirealteration.

ForinformationonyourmetersdefaultDNPmapandfactoryconfiguration,see
theION8600DNP3.0DeviceProfile.

Importing Data using DNP 3.0


DatacanbeimportedintothemeterfromaDNPcontrolrelayoranalogoutput
device.DNPSlaveImportmodulesareusedtotakeaDNPAnalogoutputor
BinaryoutputobjectandmapthemintoIONregisters.

NOTE
DNP Slave Import modules are not part of the factory DNP framework and must be added manually.
Refer to the DNP Slave Import module description in the ION Reference for details. Refer to the ION8600
DNP 3.0 Device Profile protocol document for a description on the DNP 3.0 communications protocol
used by the meter.

Configuring DNP 3.0


IfthefactoryDNPconfigurationdoesnotsuityourneeds,youcanrelinkthe
existingDNPSlaveExportmodulestoaccessadifferentsetofparametersthrough
DNP.Alternately,youcanaddadditionalDNPSlaveExportmodulesandlinkthe
desiredIONparameterstothem.

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IfyourDNPnetworkrequiresdatainaformatdifferentthanthatprovidedbythe
factoryDNPconfiguration,youcaneditthesetupregistersintheDNPSlave
ExportmodulesandtheDNPSlaveOptionsmodules.Donotmakeanychanges
totheDNPSlaveOptionsmodulessetupregistersunlessyouunderstandthe
effectseachchangewillcause.RefertotheIONReferenceforcompletedetailson
DNPSlaveExportandDNPSlaveOptionsmodulefunction.

FordetailedinformationonconfiguringyourmetertouseDNP,seetheMultiport
DNPandIONTechnologytechnicalnote.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureDNPthroughthemetersfrontpanel.Youcanonlyassign
theDNP3.0protocoltocommunicationports.SeetheCommunicationschapter.

Using ION Setup


TheDNP3.0SetupAssistanthelpsyouconfiguretheDNPSlaveExportandDNP
SlaveOptionsmodules.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoCommunications>3rdPartyProtocolsand
clickontheDNP3.0tab.
3. SelecttheDNPfeatureyouwishtoconfigure(ParameterMapinthisexample)
andclickEdit.

4. TheSetupAssistantguidesyouthroughDNPconfiguration.SeetheIONSetup
OnlineHelpformoreinformation.

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Configuring MV-90
ION8600meterscanprovideenergyvaluestoaMV90datamanagementsystem.
Inordertorecognizeandcommunicatewithyourmeter,theMV90software
requiresmeterconfigurationdatatocreateamaster(master.dat)fileforyour
meter.UseIONSetupsoftware(version2.1andlater)togenerateamaster.datfile
thatcanbedirectlyloadedintotheMV90databaseorprintedformanualdata
entry.IONSetupcanalsoexport.hhffilestotransfermeterrevenuedataintoMV
90.

ION8600meterswithfirmwarerevisionv330orlaterareabletogenerateeither
EFileorPFileMV90data;earlierfirmwarerevisionsgenerateEFiledataonly.

UseIONSetupto:
createameterconfiguration(master.dat)fileforyourION8600thatcanbe
importeddirectlyintoyourMV90system.
configureyourmetersrevenuedatatobeMV90EFileorPFiledataformat.
exportan.hhffiletotransferrevenuedatafromyourION8600toyourMV90
systemusingahandhelddevice.

Formoreinformation,seetheMV90andIONTechnologytechnicalnote,available
fromthewebsite.

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8 Time
Thischaptercoversthemetersclockandtimesynchronization.Forinformation
onIRIGBGPStimesynchronization,seetheIRIGBGPSTimeSynchronization
productoptiondocument.

In this chapter

Meter Clock Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112


ConfiguringtheMeterClock .......................................... 112
UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 112
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 112
UsingDesigner .................................................. 113
ClockModuleSettings ............................................... 113

Replacing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114


Toreplacethebattery ............................................ 114

Time Synchronization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

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Meter Clock Configuration


TheClockmodulecontrolsthemetersinternalclock,whichprovidestimestamps
fordataloggedbythedevice.Theclockneedstobeconfiguredproperlytoensure
thatloggeddatahasaccuratetimestampinformation.TheClockmodulealso
receivesthetimesynchronizationsignalssenttoitbytheworkstationrunning
IONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware,updatingthedevicesclockwhenrequired.

TheClockmodulesClockSourcesetupregisterdefineshowthemetersinternal
clockautocorrectsdriftfromitsinternallycalculatedtime.Aseparatetimesource
(suchasaGPSreceiver,oraDNPMaster)canbeusedtosynchronizetheclock
throughacommunicationschannel.Bydefault,theclockissettosynchronizefrom
thelinefrequency.

SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationontheClockmodule.

Configuring the Meter Clock


UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangethemetersclocksettings.

Using the Front Panel


Youcannotconfigurethetimeviathefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


TheClockSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfiguretheClockmodule.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetotheClockfolder.

3. ClickontheTimezonetabtoconfigureyourmetersclocksettings.Selecta
parameterandclickEdittochange.

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4. ClickontheDSTSettingstabtoconfigureyourmetersdaylightsavingsperiods
forupto20years.SelectaparameterandclickEdittochange.

Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetotheMeterClockSetupframework.
RightclickontheClockmoduletoedit.

Clock Module Settings


ThesetupregistersintheClockmodulespecifytimezoneandDaylightSavings
Time(DST)parametersandtimesynchronizationfunctions.

Setup Register Function Default

TZ Offset Sets the timezone the device is in, relative to Greenwich Mean Time. 0

DST Start 1 Refer to the ION Device Templates at


The date and time when DST begins for 20 separate years.
DST Start 20 www.powerlogic.com for the DST
DST End Start and DST End defaults for the
The date and time when DST ends for 20 separate years. twenty separate years.
DST End 20

DST Offset The amount of time the clock is changed when DST begins or ends. 3, 600 seconds

Time Sync Source Specifies the communications port that receives time sync signals. COM3

Time Sync Type Specifies the type of time sync signal (Local or Universal time). UTC
Specifies the clocks time synchronization signal source (line frequency,
Clock Source Line Frequency
communications signals, or internal crystal).

TIP
When modifying setup registers of the Clock module in Designer, use the Format option to convert
between UNIX and conventional time. Refer to the description of the Clock module in the online
ION Reference for more details.

Typically,theDSTStartandDSTEndregistersdonothavetobereconfiguredfor
usersinNorthAmerica.ThefactorydefaultsaretheDSTstartandenddatesfor20
years,inUNIXtime(thenumberofsecondssince00:00:00UTConJan.1,1970).

RefertothetechnicalnoteTimeSynchronizationandTimekeepingforfurtherdetails
onusingthemeterstimesynchronizationfunctions.

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Replacing the Battery


ThebatteryintheION8600meterkeepstherealtimeclockrunningwhenprimary
powerislost(lossofthreephases).Assumingthebatterywasfreshwheninstalled,
itrunstheclockforaboutfouryearsonanunpoweredmeter.Whenthemeteris
fullypowered,allbatterydrainiseffectivelyeliminated;inthiscasebatterylifeis
ratedat10yearsminimum.

Replacethebatteryifthemeterhasbeensittingforanextendedperiodoftime
withoutpower(+/twoyears).Ifthemeterwillbewithoutpowerforanextended
lengthoftime,disconnectthebatterycablesothatthebatterymaintainsits10year
shelflife.

Thebatterycanbechangedwhenthemeteriseitherpoweredor
unpowered(recommended).

NOTE
Replacing the battery on an unpowered meter affects the internal clock settings. See Event Screen/Event
Log confirmation (Unpowered Meter) on page 115 for details.

To replace the battery


1. Removethecoverofthemeter.
2. RemovethetwoPhillipsscrewsthatholdtheEMIshieldinplaceandcarefully
slidetheshieldoff.
3. Carefullydisconnectthebatterywirefromthemeterandremovethebattery
fromthehousing.

Battery

4. Placethenew3.6VUtilityMeterLIbatteryinthehousingandconnectthewire
tothemeter.
5. ReplacetheEMIshieldandthetwoPhillipsscrews.
6. Replacethecoverofthemeter.

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Event Screen/Event Log confirmation (Unpowered Meter)


Onanunpoweredmeter,thebatterypowerstheinternalclock.Removingtheold
batteryeffectivelystopsthemetersclockuntilthebatteryisreplaced.Once
replaced,theclockrestartsatitslastknownpowerdowntime.TheION8600logs
thisasanevent,whichcanbeviewedfromtheEventLogonthemetersfront
panel(seeALTmodedefaultdisplayscreensonpage 178fordetailson
navigatingtotheEventScreen).TheEventLogappearsasthefollowingscreen:

NOTE
Event codes are written at the time of power up, as indicated by their ION event timestamp

Themeterrecordsthefollowingeventcodesafterbatteryreplacementonan
unpoweredmeter:

Event Code Explanation Recommended Action

Seen only in combination with a 600


450 Refer to 600, below.
event.

Connect to the meter with ION Enterprise


or ION Setup software and synchronize
the meters internal clock.
Loss of up to 10 minutes of billing data
600 See Configuring the Meter Clock on
and time late by as much as 10 minutes
page 112 for details.
Double-check battery installation (if
required).

Fordetailsonresettingthemetersinternalclock,seeConfiguringtheMeter
Clockonpage 112.

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Time Synchronization
Timesynchronizationletsyousynchronizeyourmetersinternalclockwithallof
theothermeters,devices,andsoftwareinanetwork.Oncesynchronized,alldata
logshavetimestampsthatarerelativetoauniformtimebase.Thisallowsyouto
achieveprecisesequenceofeventsandpowerqualityanalyses.UseIONsoftware
tobroadcasttimesignalsacrossthenetwork,orutilizeanexternalsource(suchas
aDNPMaster)tosynchronizeyourmetersclock.

RefertothetechnicalnoteTimeSynchronization&Timekeepingformore
informationonimplementingtimesynchronization.

ForinformationonIRIGBGPStimesynchronization,seetheIRIGBGPSTime
Synchronizationproductoptiondocument.

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9 Demand
Thischapterexplainshowtoconfigureandviewdemandvaluesonyourmeter.

In this chapter

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Configuring Demand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118


UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 118
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 118
UsingDesigner .................................................. 119
SlidingWindowDemandModuleSettings .............................. 119

Demand Forgiveness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121


AdditionalInformation ........................................... 123
ConfiguringDemandForgiveness ..................................... 124
UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 124
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 124

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Introduction
Demandisameasureofaveragepowerconsumptionoverafixedtimeinterval.
Peak(ormaximum)demandisthehighestdemandlevelrecordedoverthebilling
period.DemandismeasuredusingSlidingWindowDemandmodules.These
modulesareconfiguredtocalculatetheaveragecurrentdemandandkW,kVAR
andkVAdemand.Thesetupregistersinthedemandmoduledefinestime
intervalsfordemandcalculations,settingthesensitivityofthemodulesoperation.

SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationabouttheSlidingWindowDemand
module.

Configuring Demand
YoucanusethefrontpanelcontrolsorIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwareto
changeyourmetersdemandsettings.

Using the Front Panel


1. PressandholdtheAlt/EnterbuttonuntiltheSetupMenuisdisplayed.
2. ScrollusingtheUporDownarrowbuttonstoselectDemandSetup.Pressthe
Alt/EnterbuttontoaccessDemandSetupparameters.
3. ScrolltothedesiredparametersusingtheUporDownarrowbuttons.Pressthe
Alt/Enterbuttontoaccesseachparameter.
UsetheUporDownbuttonstoeditthevalueofeachparameter.
PresstheAlt/Enterbuttontoselectthevalue.

NOTE
You may be prompted for the meters password the first time you attempt to change any values.

4. SelectYestoconfirmthechange.

Using ION Setup


TheDemandSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfigureSlidingWindowDemand.This
screenalsocontainstworegistersusedforconfiguringSlidingWindowDemand
whilethemeterisinTESTMode.

1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetotheDemandfolder.

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3. ToconfigureRollingBlockdemand,selectaregisterandclickEdit.

YoucanalsoconfiguretheSlidingWindowDemandmoduleusingAdvanced
Mode.
1. Connecttoyourmeter,usingAdvancedMode.
2. Clickonthemoduleyouwanttoconfigure.

Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetotheDemandSetupframework.Click
onDemandSetuptoaccesstheSlidingWindowDemandmodules.Rightclickon
amoduletoedit.

NOTE
For Time-of-Use Demand setup, go to Advanced Setup > Revenue Framework folder.

Sliding Window Demand Module Settings


SlidingWindowDemandisoftenreferredtoasRollingBlockDemand.To
computeslidingwindowdemandvalues,theSlidingWindowDemandmodule
usestheslidingwindowaveraging(orrollinginterval)techniquewhichdivides
thedemandintervalintosubintervals.

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Thedemandismeasuredelectronicallybasedontheaverageloadleveloverthe
mostrecentsetofsubintervals.Thismethodoffersbetterresponsetimethanfixed
intervalmethods.

Setup Register Function Default

The time, in seconds, in the sliding window demand


Sub Intvl 900
sub-interval.

#SubIntvls The number of sub-intervals in the sliding window. 1

The speed of Predicted Demand calculations; use higher values


Pred Resp 70
for faster prediction (70 to 99 recommended).

End of Sub-
Update Rate Defines the update rate of the SWinDemand output register
Interval

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Demand Forgiveness
DemandForgivenessisthetimeprogrammedtothemeterduringwhichdemand
(andthereforepeakdemand)willnotbecalculatedinthepowerrestorationperiod
followingatotalpoweroutage.

Duringpowerupfollowingacompletepoweroutage,customerequipment
consumesahigherthannormalamountofpower.TheDemandForgiveness
featureletsautilityforgivethecustomerforpeakdemandpenaltiesthatmayarise
frompowerupfollowingapoweroutage(shouldtheoutageexceedauser
specifiedperiodoftime).

Demand and Peak Demand Module Overview


Powerutilitiesgenerallybillcommercialcustomersbasedontheirpeakusage
levels,calledpeakdemand(inkW)andenergyconsumption(inkWh).Demandisa
measureofaveragepowerconsumptionoverafixedtimeinterval,typically15
minutes.Peak(ormaximum)demandisthehighestdemandlevelrecordedover
thebillingperiod.Slidingwindowdemandisonemethodofmeasuringdemand.

Tocomputeslidingwindowdemandvalues,theSlidingWindowDemand
moduleusestheslidingwindowaveraging(orrollinginterval)techniquewhich
dividesthedemandintervalintosubintervals.Thedemandismeasured
electronicallybasedontheaverageloadleveloverthemostrecentsetofsub
intervals.

Inthefollowingdiagram,theSlidingWindowmodulelabeledDemand
calculatesdemandfromthepowerinputbymeasuringandaveragingthepower
overasetinterval.ThedemandvalueisthenoutputtoaMaximummodule
labeledPeakDemandthatrecordsthehighestdemandvalueovertime(peak
demand).

Power output
DEMAND averaged PEAK DEMAND Maximum
Power (Demand) value (Peak)
Sliding Window Maximum module
module

ForinformationonIONmodules,refertotheonlineIONReference.

Demand and Peak Demand Module Behavior During Demand Forgiveness


Apeakdemandvalueisthehighestdemandvaluesincethelastpeakdemand
reset.TheDemandForgivenessframeworksetstheSlidingWindowmodule
inputstozeroduringaDemandForgivenessperiod.Thismethodallowsdemand
intervaldatatoaccuratelyreflectacompleteintervalthatincludesdata:
priortoanoutage
duringtheDemandForgivenessperiod(zerovalues)
aftertheDemandForgivenessperiod

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NOTE
During a Demand Forgiveness period, Demand module inputs are set to zero and do not reflect actual
demand. These values should not be used to calculate energy for billing purposes. Energy values are not
affected and will reflect actual energy consumption during the Demand Forgiveness period.

ThesettingslistedbelowmustbemadeforDemandForgivenessfunctionality.
ThesesettingscanbeaccessedfromIONSetupsoftware;refertoUsingION
Setuponpage 124.
MinimumOutageDurationletsyouspecifytheamountoftime(inseconds)that
thepowermustbeoutbeforetheDemandForgivenessperiodbegins.
DemandForgivenessDurationletsyouspecifytheamountoftime(inseconds)
thatdemandisforgiven(demandinputsarezero).
UpdateRateletsyoudefinetheupdaterateoftheSWinDemandoutputregister
andissettoEVERYSECONDbydefaultforrevenuerelateddemandmodules.
Withthissetting,demandvaluemeasuredisupdatedoncepersecond.
OutageVoltage(linetolineaverageinunscaledmeterunits)letsyoudefinea
voltagelevelthatisconsideredanoutage.Thisissetto20voltsbydefault.
KW

Demand Forgiveness begins

Demand Forgiveness ends


Power

2:00 Time
1:30 1:45
Demand Demand Demand
Interval #1 Interval #2 Interval #3
Power Outage

The specified amount of time that the power must be out before demand is
forgiven
The specified amount of time that demand is delayed during the Demand
Forgiveness period

TheprecedingdiagramshowsanexampleofameterthatissetupforDemand
Forgiveness.TheSlidingWindowDemandmoduleisaveragingdemandvaluesat
15minuteintervals.Duringinterval#1,themeterhasapoweroutagethatlastsfor
18minutes.Thepoweroutageisdefinedbyasystemvoltageof20voltswhichhas
beenspecifiedintheOutageVoltagesetting.TheMinimumOutageDurationsetting
isspecifiedas10minutes,sothisisamountoftimethatthepowermustbeout
beforedemandcanbeforgiven.TheDemandForgivenessDurationsettingis
specifiedas1800seconds(30minutes),sofor30minutesfollowingpower
restoration,demandinputsarezero.Thepowerisrestoredduringinterval#2,
wherethesurgeofpowerconsumptionduringpowerupisincludedinthe
DemandForgivenessperiodandhasavalueofzero.

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Additional Information
NOTE
To function properly, the Demand Forgiveness feature requires firmware v310 or greater.

Thefollowingpointsareimportanttonote:
ThefollowingdemandinputvaluesarezeroforkQ,kW,kVA,andkVARduring
theDemandForgivenessperiod:
Delivered
Received
Delivered+received
Deliveredreceived
Q1,Q2,Q3,Q4

Ifanewpeakissetpriortoapoweroutage,itwillpersist.
EventhoughdemandiszeroduringtheDemandForgivenessperiod,anew
peakcouldbesetifthedemandwasveryhighpriortothepoweroutage,or
aftertheDemandForgivenessperiodends.
DemandForgivenessworksforauxiliaryandbladepoweredmeters.
AllIONmodulesintheDemandForgivenessframeworkarefullylocked.
IfaDemandForgivenessperiodisinitiated,andanotherpoweroutageoccurs
thatislessthanthetimespecifiedintheMinimumOutageDurationsetting,then
theDemandForgivenessperiodcontinues.Ifasecondoutageisgreaterthan
thetimespecifiedintheMinimumOutageDurationsetting,thentheDemand
Forgivenessperiodrestarts.
BoththepoweroutagedowntimeandtheDemandForgivenessdowntimeare
storedwithintheDemandForgivenessframework.TheStoremodulespreserve
atimestampthatisviewableinVista.
TheSlidingWindowdemandmoduleUpdateRatesetupregistermustbesetto
EVERYSECOND(default).
IfDemandForgivenessisenabledonanauxiliarypoweredmeterandthereis
nopowerontheblades,thenthemeterassumesthatthisisanoutage.When
powerisappliedtotheblades,demandisforgivenforthespecifiedtime.
IfDemandForgivenessisenabledandthemeterisunpluggedforservicingor
otherreasons,thentheDemandForgivenessframeworkassumestherewasan
outageanddemandisforgivenforthespecifiedtime.
FormeterswhereDemandForgivenessisenabledatthefactory(e.g.RMICAN
Canadianrevenuemeters),demandwillnotbemeasuredwhenthemeterisfirst
putintoservice.Insteaddemandisforgivenforthespecifiedtime.

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Configuring Demand Forgiveness


DemandForgivenessisdisabledbydefault.ToenableDemandForgiveness,use
IONSetupsoftwaretosetthe:
ExternalBooleanmodulenamedDemandForgivenessEnabletoENABLE.
minimumoutageduration.
demandforgivenessduration.
outagevoltage.

NOTE
If Demand Forgiveness is enabled, do not use demand values to calculate energy for billing purposes.
Energy values are not affected and will reflect actual energy conception during the Demand Forgiveness
period.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotenableoreditDemandForgivenesssettingsviathefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


IONSetupversion1.1andlatersupportstheDemandForgivenessfeature:

1. LaunchIONSetupanddoubleclicktheSetupAssistant.
2. SelecttheDemandsetupscreen,andclickontheDemandForgivenesstab.
3. SelectDemandForgivenessEnable.
ClickEdit(provideapasswordifrequested)andselectON.
4. SelectMinOutageDuration,andclickEdit.
Typetheamountoftime(inseconds)thatthepowermustbeoutbeforethe
DemandForgivenessperiodstarts,andclickOK.
5. SelectDemandForgivenessDurationandclickEdit.
Typetheamountoftime(inseconds)thatdemandisforgiven(demandinputs
arezero),andclickOK.
6. Ifrequired,selectOutageVoltageandclickEdit.
Typetheminimumvoltage(linetolineaverageinunscaledmeterunits)thatis
consideredanoutage;thisissetto20Vbydefaultbutyoucanadjustthis.

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10 Inputs / Outputs
Thischapterprovidesinformationonthemetersvariousdigitalandanaloginputs
andoutputs(I/O).

RefertoyourInstallationGuideforinstructionsonwiringinputsandoutputsand
forthegeneralmeterI/Ospecifications.

In this chapter

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
I/OCabling ..................................................... 128
SpecifyinganI/OPortinanIONModule............................... 129
UsingtheOnboardDigitalOutputs.................................... 131
OutputModules ................................................. 131
UsingtheOnboardDigitalInputs...................................... 133
AnalogOutputs..................................................... 134
SettingtheZeroandFullScales .................................... 134

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Introduction
TheION8600sdigitalandanalogI/Oportssimplifydatagatheringbyimporting
avarietyofdatatypesintoasingle,commonsystem.

Onboard I/O

Socket or switchboard meter connections

Expanded I/O (and serial Optional Onboard


COMs): Molex Micro-Fit I/O: 16 pin male
24 pin male connector. connector.

Optional I/O Expander for serial Onboard I/O break-


communications and expanded I/O. out cable with
Ordered and shipped separately. For female connector
more information, see the ION8600 and sixteen bare-
I/O Expander documentation. ended wires. Ships
Serial COMs Expanded I/O with a meter ordered
COM1: RS-232 Eight Form A digital with onboard I/O:
or RS-485. inputs. Four Form C digital
COM4: RS-485, Four Form C digital outputs.
depending on outputs. Three Form A digital
the ordering Four Form A digital inputs.
option. outputs or four
analog outputs.

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Onboard I/O
OnboardI/OfortheION8600metersprovidesfourFormCdigitaloutputsand
threeFormAdigitalinputsforavarietyofapplications.

Forexample,youcanuseaFormAdigitalinputtomonitorabreakertoverifyhow
manytimesthebreakertrips.Whenthebreakerhasreacheditslimitforthe
numberoftrips,youcanusethedigitaloutputtolightanLEDnexttothebreaker
sofieldpersonnelarealerted.YoucanalsouseaFormCdigitaloutputtosend
KYZpulsinginformationtothirdpartysystemequipment.

I/O Expander for ION8600 meters


ForenhancedanalogordigitalI/OwiththeION8600meters,youcanusean
externalI/O Expander.CompleteinformationfortheI/OExpanderisavailablein
theI/OExpanderInstallationGuide.

TheI/OExpanderequipsanIONmeterwitheightdigitalinputs,fourFormA
digitaloutputs,andfourFormCdigitaloutputs,orfouranalogoutputs(0to20
mA,20to20mA,or1to+1 mA)inplaceofthefourForm Adigitaloutputs.The
I/OExpanderalsoprovidesaconvenientlocationfortheIONmetersRS232and
RS485communicationswiring.TheI/OExpanderboxiswiredasaDTEdevice
anddoesrequireaNULLmodemcable/adaptertoconnecttothecomputersserial
port.

TheI/OExpanderismountedseparately,nomorethan15feetawayfromthe
meter.ItconnectstothemeterviaastandardMolexMicroFit3.0connector.RS
232andRS485linksaremadeviastandardDB9andcapturedwireconnectors
locatedontheI/OExpander.TheanalogoutputversionoftheI/OExpandermust
bepoweredbyanexternalsource,astandardAC/DCsupply.

AstheI/OExpanderboardisexternal,youcaninstallandconfigureI/Opoints
withoutaffectingthemetersoperation.Terminalstripssimplifyconnectionsto
externalequipment.Furthermore,thelowprofileconnectorsbetweenthemeter
andtheI/Oboardletyoueasilyremovethemeterwithoutdisconnectingallthe
attachedI/Owiring.

External I/O with Grayhill Products


YoucanchangethenumberofinputsandoutputsavailableforIONmeters,or
extendthefunctionalityofthestandarddigitaloutputsthroughexternalI/O
boards.JustplugGrayhillanalogordigitalI/Ohardwaremodulesintotheboards.
Formoreinformation,visitthewww.powerlogic.comwebsite.

Meter Digital Inputs Digital Outputs Analog Inputs Analog Outputs


Option A 8 8 0 4
Option B 8 8 0 4
Option C 8 8 0 4

AswithonboardI/O,thefunctionalityoftheseexternalGrayhillhardware
modulesarecontrolledbyIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaremodulesinside
themeter.IONDigitalOutput,AnalogOutput,Pulser,andCalibrationPulser
modulesspecifyoutputsignalcharacteristics,whiletheDigitalInputorAnalog
Inputmodulesdefineincomingsignals.

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RefertotheDigitalandAnalogI/OtechnicalnoteavailablefromthePowerLogic
websiteandtheION8600InstallationGuideformoreinformationregardingdigital
andanaloginputsandoutputs.

I/O Cabling
Expanded I/O: Molex Micro-Fit 24 pin male connector
RefertotheION8600InstallationGuidefortheMolexpinassignments.

Onboard I/O breakout cable: 16 bare wires

Output K Y Z

C1 Black Green White

C2 Blue Orange Red

White wire Orange wire Red wire


C3
Black marking Black marking Black marking

Black wire Blue wire Green wire


C4
White marking Black marking Black marking

S1 S2 S3 SCOM
Input (status)
Green wire Red wire Black wire Blue wire
White marking White marking Red marking White marking

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Specifying an I/O Port in an ION Module


TheDigitalOutput,DigitalInput,AnalogOutput,AnalogInput,Pulser,and
CalibrationPulsermoduleshavePortsetupregistersthatallowyoutospecify
whichporthandlestheoutgoingorincomingsignals.Toassignaporttooneof
thesemodules,simplymodifythePortsetupregisterbypickingaportfromthe
enumeratedlist.ThiscanbedonewithbothDesignercomponentofION
EnterpriseandIONSetup.

TheimageaboveshowstheenumeratedlistofthePortsetupregisterasitisseen
inIONSetup.Beawarethatthelistonlydisplaysthoseportsthatarenotyet
assignedtoanothermodule.Forexample,themetersfactoryconfigurationmakes
useofDigitalOutputDO4(itisalreadyassignedtoCalibrationPulsermodule
kWhPulserD4).IfyoucreateanewDigitalOutputmoduleandsetitsPort
setupregister,theportDO4doesnotappearinthelistofavailableports.

Tomakeaportavailable,youmustlocatethemodulecontrollingtheportandset
itsPortsetupregistertoNOTUSED(ordeletethemoduleentirely).Theportnow
appearsintheenumeratedlist.

The enumerated list only


shows those ports which have
not already been assigned to
another module.
Port DO4 has already been
assigned to another module,
so it is absent from the list.

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Configuring Other Energy Pulsing Applications


ToconfiguretheseLEDoutputsforotherenergypulsingapplications(for
example,kVAh),linktheappropriateMUPowerMetermoduleoutputtothe
inputoftheCalibrationPulsermoduleusingDesignersoftware.

Thefollowingtabledescribestheportsthatcanbeconfigured(intheDigital
Output,Pulser,DigitalInput,AnalogOutput,andCalibrationPulsermodules)to
handleoutgoingorincomingsignals.

NOTE
You must confirm the meter I/O options (onboard and/or Expander I/O) to determine which of the
following apply to your meter.

Digital Output Port Names Description


Port RA-1 Digital (Form A Solid State) Output port 1
Port RA-2 Digital Output port 2
Port RA-3 Digital Output port 3
Port RC-1 Digital (Form C Relay) Output port 1
Port RC-2 Digital Output port 2
Port RC-3 Digital Output port 3
Port RC-4 Digital Output port 4
kWh Pulse LED LED Output
kVARh Pulse LED LED Output

Analog Output Port Names Description


Port Analog Out 1 Analog Output port 1
Port Analog Out 2 Analog Output port 2
Port Analog Out 3 Analog Output port 3
Port Analog Out 4 Analog Output port 4

Digital Input Port Names Description


Port DI-S1 Digital (Status) Input port 1 (I/O Expander)
Port DI-S2 Digital Input port 2 (I/O Expander)
Port DI-S3 Digital Input port 3 (I/O Expander)
Port DI-S4 Digital Input port 4 (I/O Expander)
Port DI-S5 Digital Input port 5 (I/O Expander)
Port DI-S6 Digital Input port 6 (I/O Expander)
Port DI-S7 Digital Input port 7 (I/O Expander)
Port DI-S8 Digital Input port 8 (I/O Expander)
Port DI-S9 Digital Input port 9 (Onboard I/O)
Port DI-S10 Digital Input port 10 (Onboard I/O)
Port DI-S11 Digital Input port 11 (Onboard I/O)

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Using the Onboard Digital Outputs


Digitaloutputsareusedforhardwarerelaycontrolorpulsecountingapplications.
Forexample,anIONmetersdigitaloutputscanprovideon/offcontrolsignalsfor
capacitorbanks,generators,andotherequipment.Thedigitaloutputportscan
alsosendoutstatussignalsorkWhpulses,ifthereceivingdevicedetermines
energyusagebycountingpulses.

OnboardI/OfortheION8600metersprovidesfourFormCdigitaloutputsand
threeFormAdigitalinputs.YoucanuseaFormAdigitalinputtomonitora
breakertoverifyhowmanytimesthebreakertrips.Whenthebreakerhasreached
itslimitforthenumberoftrips,youcanusethedigitaloutputtolightanLEDnext
tothebreakersofieldpersonnelarealerted.YoucanalsouseaFormCdigital
outputtosendKYZpulsinginformationtothirdpartysystemequipment.

Alldigitaloutputscandeliveracontinuoussignalorapulse.(ContactSchneider
Electricforcompleteinformationregardingrelayapplications.)

DANGER
Do not use the meter outputs for primary protection functions. These include applications where the
devices perform energy limiting functions or provide protection of people from injury.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

TheseoutputscanbecontrolledbyDigitalOutputmodules,Pulsermodules,or
CalibrationPulsermodules,dependingontheapplication.Forrelayandcontrol,
theDigitalOutputmoduleisused.Forpulsingapplications,thePulserand
CalibrationPulsermodulesaregenerallyused.Allofthesemodulescanactas
intermediariesbetweenthehardwareportandtheothermodulesinthemeter.
Theydefinethecharacteristicsofoutgoingsignals.

Output Modules
BoththeFormAandFormCrelayscanbecontrolledwithDigitalOutput
modules,Pulsermodules,orCalibrationPulsermodules.Bydefault,sixDigital
Outputmodules(labeledDORA2toDORA4andDORC1toDORC4)are
alreadycreatedforthispurpose.Youcaneitherusethesemodules,orcreateand
configureothermodulestocontroltheoutputports.

CalibrationPulsermodulesallowyoutogeneratehighaccuracyenergypulses
forcalibrationtestingpurposes.Theyintegrateinstantaneouspowerinputs.
DigitalOutputmodulesacceptBooleaninputs,andoutputacontinuoussignal
orpulses.
Pulsermodulesconvertinstantaneouspulsestopulsesortransitions.

ConsulttheIONReferenceifyourequiremoreinformationabouttheseION
modules.

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Configurethesettingsofthecontrollingmoduletomatchyourrequirements.The
settingsinthesemodulesareasfollows:

ION Module Setup Registers Available Settings Creation Default Description

Not Used
I/O Exp FormC 1
I/O Exp FormC 2
I/O Exp FormC 3
I/O Exp FormC 4
I/O Exp FormA 1
Port I/O Exp FormA 2 Not Used The output hardware channel
I/O Exp FormA 3
I/O Exp FormA 4
On-Board Form C 1
Digital Output
On-Board Form C 2
On-Board Form C 3
On-Board Form C 4

Pulse Width, in seconds


Pulse Width 0 to 2000000 0
(0 for continuous pulse)

Polarity Inverting or Non-Inverting Non-Inverting Inverted or non-inverted output

Whether or not to log status changes in


EvLog Mode Log on or Log off Log off
the Event Log

Port As per Digital Output, above Not Used The output hardware channel

PulseWidth 0.020 to 2000000 1 Pulse width, in seconds


Pulser
OutputMode Pulse or KYZ Pulse Full pulse or KYZ (transition pulse)

Polarity Inverting or Non-Inverting Non-Inverting Inverted or non-inverted output

Port As per Digital Output, above Not Used The output hardware channel
0.05 (5A meter)
Pulse Width 0.010 to 1.000 Pulse Width, in seconds
0.02 (1A meter)
Calibration
Pulser1 Kt 0.01 to 1000000000 1.8 Watts per pulse

Int Mode Forward, Reverse, Absolute, or Net Absolute Integration modes that may be selected

OutputMode Pulse or KYZ Pulse Full pulse or KYZ (transition pulse)

1
See Calibration Pulsing Relay DO4, below.

EnsurethatthemodulesPortsetupregistermatchesthemetersoutputyouwant
tocontrol.IftheportyouwanttousedoesnotappearinthePortsetupregisters
list,thatportisinusebyanothermodule.Edittheportsetupregisterofthemodule
usingthatportandsetittoNOTUSEDtheportwillthenbeavailabletoother
modules.

Calibration Pulsing Relay DO RC-4


SolidstaterelayDORC4isfactoryconfiguredforcalibrationpulsingand
requiresnofurthersetup.TheCalibrationPulsermodulelabeledkWhPulseLED
controlsthisport.Bydefault,themoduleislinkedtothekWdel+recoutputofthe
ArithmeticmodulelabeledKWdel,rec(thisArithmeticmoduleislinkedtothe
MUPowerMetermodulesMUkWtotoutput).Theportwilloutputapulsefor
every1.8Whaccumulated(inNORMALorTESTmode).Thisisthesamepulsing
rateastheLEDsonthefrontpanelofthemeter.

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Using the Onboard Digital Inputs


Digitalinputsarenecessaryforstatusmonitoringorpulsecountingapplications.
Statusmonitoringcanhelpyoupreventequipmentdamage,improve
maintenance,ortracksecuritybreaches.Somecommonstatusmonitoring
applicationsaremonitoringtheclosed/openpositionsofbreakers,on/offstatusof
generators,armed/unarmedconditionsinabuildingalarmsystem,and
over/underpressuresoftransformers.

ThefunctionofeachstatusinputiscontrolledbyaDigitalInputmodule;this
moduletellsthemeterhowtointerpretincomingsignals.DigitalInputmodules
canbelinkedwithothermodulesforcountingstatuschanges.

NOTE
The onboard status inputs cannot be used for voltage sensing applications. Also note that your meter
template (default configuration) may have factory configured Digital Input modules.

ThesettingsintheDigitalInputmodulesareasfollows:

Setup Register Available Settings Default Description

Input Mode Pulse, KYZ Pulse Specifies complete pulse or KYZ transition pulse

EvLog Mode Log On, Log Off Log Off Specifies whether or not to log status changes

Debounce numeric 0.015 Setting for the mechanical contact bounce, in seconds

Fixed at NON- NON-


Polarity Specifies a Non-inverted (or level) pulse
INVERTING INVERTING

I/O MODULE IN1 to


Port I/O MODULE IN 8, NOT USED Specifies which hardware port the module controls
NOT USED

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Analog Outputs
AnIONmetersanalogoutputsactastransducers.Themetermeasurespowerand
energy,andthensendsthatinformationviatheanalogoutputstoaremote
terminalunit(RTU).Theanalogoutputsprovideindustrystandard0to20mA
currentsignals.

FourAnalogOutputmodulescontroltheoptionalI/OExpandersanalogoutput.
Thesemodulesarenotlinkedorconfigured.Linkthenumericoutputofanother
IONmoduletotheSourceinputoftheAnalogOutputmodulethisvalueis
representedontheI/OExpandersanalogoutputport.SetuptheZeroScaleandFull
ScalesetupregistersoftheAnalogOutputmoduletothenumericrangeyouwant
toemulate.Thesettingsinthesemodulesareasfollows:

Analog Output Module

Setup Registers Available Settings Default Description

I/O EXP AnOut 1 to


NOT Specifies the output hardware
Port I/O EXP AnOut 4,
USED channel.
NOT USED

Sets the measured value that will


Full Scale -1 x 109 to 1 x 109 N/A create the maximum possible output
on the analog output hardware port.

Sets the measured value that will


Zero Scale -1 x 109 to 1 x 109 N/A create the minimum possible output
on the analog output hardware port.

EnsurethatthemodulesPortsetupregistermatchestheI/OExpandersoutput
youwanttocontrol.IftheportyouwanttousedoesnotappearinthePortsetup
registerlist,thatportisinusebyanothermodule.EditthePortsetupregisterof
themoduleusingthatportandsetittoNOTUSEDtheportisthenavailableto
othermodules.

SeetheION8600MeterI/OExpanderInstallationandBasicSetupmanualandthe
technicalnoteDigitalandAnalogI/Oavailablefromthewebsiteformore
information.

Setting the Zero and Full Scales


Youcontrolexternaldevicesbydeliveringaspecificcurrentorvoltagethatis
proportionaltothesourceinput.ThisisdonebysettingtheFullandZeroScale
setupregistersandthehardwarePortthattheoutputissentto.UseDesigner
softwaretoconfigurethesesetupregistersintheAnalogOutputmodule.

TheZeroScalesetupregisterdefinesthesourceinputvaluethatcreatesthe
minimumcurrentoutputontheanalogdevice.

TheFullScalesetupregisterdefinesthesourceinputvaluethatcreatesthe
maximumcurrentoutputontheanalogdevice.TheFullScaleisdeterminedbythe
inputtotheAnalogOutputIONmodule(whichiscommonlyconnectedtokW).
TheFullScalevalueisthemaximumkWexpected.

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ThefollowingtabledescribessettingyourZeroScaleandFullScaletousealimited
portionoftheoutputsrange.

NOTE
This table assumes the source input varies between zero and the full scale setting. If the source input falls
below zero the output will not be within the desired Output Range.

Desired Output
Output Type Zero Scale setting Full Scale setting
Range

negative value of Full


-1 to 1 mA 0 to 1 mA e.g. 1000
Scale (e.g. -1000)

negative value of Full


0 to 20 mA e.g. 1000
Scale (e.g. -1000)
-20 to 20 mA
-1.5 times value of
4 to 20 mA e.g. 1000
Full Scale (e.g. -1500)

-0.25 times value of


0 to 20 mA 4 to 20 mA e.g. 1000
Full Scale (e.g. -250)

SeetheION8600I/OExpanderInstallationGuideandthetechnicalnoteDigitaland
AnalogI/Oformoreinformation.

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11 Energy Pulsing
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforconfiguringenergypulsingonyourmeter.

In this chapter

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

Configuring Energy Pulsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138


UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 138
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 138
UsingDesigner .................................................. 139
PulserModuleSettings ............................................... 139
CalibrationPulserModuleSettings .................................... 140
EnergyPulsingwithLEDs............................................ 141

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Introduction
YourmeterusesCalibrationPulsermodulesandPulsermodulesforenergy
pulsing.

ThePulsermoduleservesasanintermediarybetweenothermodulespulse
outputregisters(acceptingthemaspulseinputs)andahardwareoutputchannel
onthedevice.Thesemodulesarecapableofsendingpulsesorpulsetransitionsto
anyhardwareoutputchannel.

TheCalibrationPulsermoduleisahighlyaccurateenergypulserusedfor
verifyingcalibrationonmetersemployedinbillingapplications.Thismoduletype
servesasanintermediarybetweenthepower(kW,kVARorkVA)outputsofthe
PowerMetermoduleandadeviceshardwareoutputchannel.

SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationonthesemodules.

Configuring Energy Pulsing


UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangeyourmetersenergypulsing
settings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureEnergyPulsingusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


TheEnergyPulsingSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfiguretheCalibrationPulser
modules.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoInputs/Outputs>EnergyPulsing

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3. Clickanyofthefirstfourtabs;eachtabcorrespondstoaCalibrationPulser
module.Configureeachmoduleasnecessary.
4. ClicktheEndofIntervaltabtoconfiguretheendofenergypulsing.

YoucanconfiguretheCalibrationPulserandPulsermodulesusingAdvanced
Mode.
1. Connecttoyourmeter,usingAdvancedMode.
2. Clickthemoduleyouwishtoconfigure.

Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetotheEnergyPulsingSetup
Framework.Rightclickamoduletoedit.

Pulser Module Settings


ThePulsermodulecontainsthefollowingsetupregisters:

Setup
Function Default
Register

This register specifies the width of the output pulses (in


Pulse Width 1
seconds).

This register defines whether the output is a complete pulse or


OutputMode Pulse
a transition pulse (KYZ).

This register specifies the polarity of a pulse output. It has no


Polarity Non-inverting
effect if OutputMode is KYZ.

This register specifies which hardware port the output appears


Port on. Only those hardware channels that are still available Not Used
appear in this list.

Fivecommonparameters(kWhdel,kWhrec,kVARhdel,kVARhrec,andkWsd
del)arealreadylinkedtothePulsermodulesforyou.

NOTE
By default, no hardware channel is pre-selected. To make use of these links, you must configure the Pulser
modules Port setup registers to the appropriate hardware port that receives the output.

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Calibration Pulser Module Settings


ConfigurethesolidstateoutputD4forcalibrationpulsingbyeditingthesetup
registersofthemodulelabeledkWhPulserD4.Bydefault,theoutputona
standardmetergeneratesapulseforevery1.8Whaccumulated.Thisisthesame
pulsingrateasthemiddlefrontpanelLED(controlledbyaCalibrationPulser
modulelabeledkWhPulserLED).Modifythepulsingrateofeitherchannelby
changingthevalueoftheKtsetupregisteroftheCalibrationPulsermodule
controllingthem(seebelow).

ThefollowingsetupregistersareavailableintheCalibrationPulsermodule:

Setup Register Function Default

This register specifies the width of the pulses sent to the hardware channel (in seconds). The
Pulse Width 0.05
Calibration Pulser module maintains a minimum duty cycle of 50% on the output pulse train.

The numeric bounded register defines how much energy the module accumulates before a pulse is
Kt sent to the hardware channel. An industry standard for energy pulsing is 1.8, or one pulse per 1.8 1.80
energy-hours.

Int Mode Specifies the modes of integration that may be selected. Absolute

This register specifies whether the output is a complete pulse (Pulse) or a change of state transition
OutputMode Pulse
(KYZ).

This register specifies which hardware port the pulse/KYZ transition appears on. Only those hardware
Port Not Used
channels that are still available appear in this list.

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Energy Pulsing with LEDs


ThetwoLEDsonthefrontpanelarepreconfiguredforenergypulsing.The
adjacentsmallerinfraredoutputsareconnectedtotheLEDsandpulseatthesame
rate.

TheLEDspulseratecanbeadjustedbymodifyingtheKtsetupregisterinthe
CalibrationPulsermodule.Thevalueentereddefineshowmuchenergythe
moduleaccumulatesbeforeapulseissenttothehardwarechannel.Thefront
panelWATTandVARLEDsarefactorysettothesamepulserate.TheKtvalueis
shownonyourmetersfrontpanellabel;thedefaultsettingforKtdependsonthe
formfactoryourmeterservices.

LED pulse indicators Infrared pulsers

Kt value for the


meter

WATT LED and VAR LED


LikesolidstaterelayoutputDO4,theWATTLEDiscontrolledbyaCalibration
PulsermodulethathasitsSourceinputlinkedtothekWdel+recoutputofthe
ArithmeticmodulelabeledKWdel,rec.

Similarly,theVARLEDiscontrolledbyaCalibrationPulsermodulethathasits
SourceinputlinkedtothekVARdel+recoutputoftheArithmeticmodulelabeled
kVARdel,rec.

ForFormFactor9S,39S,36S,and76Smeters,thedefaultpulserateofthefront
panelWATTLEDis1.8(1.8Watthoursperpulse).TheVARLEDsKtvalueis
also1.8.
ForFormFactor35Smeters,thedefaultpulserateofthefrontpanelWATTLED
issetat1.2(1.2Watthoursperpulse).TheKtvaluefortheVARLEDsisalso1.2.

Customizing Energy Pulsing


ChangingthevaluefortheKtsetupregisterofthecontrollingCalibrationPulser
moduleletsyoumodifythepulsingrateofeitherchannel.Ifyouwanttoconfigure
theLEDportforadifferentpulsingapplication,youmustrelinktheSourceinput
totheoutputregisterofadifferentinstantaneouspowerquantityinoneofthe
Arithmeticmodules.EnsurethatthequantityyouchooseoriginatesfromtheMU
(meterunits)PowerMetermodule.

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12 Logging
TheION8600meterhaspowerfuldataloggingandeventrecordingcapabilities.
Dataandeventlogsrecordedbythemeterareprioritizedandstoredonboard.
DataisretrievedperiodicallybytheIONEnterprisesoftwareLogServer(orother
thirdpartyapplication).

IfyouuseIONEnterprisesoftware,allretrieveddatafromyoursystemisstored
inanODBCcompliantdatabase.Theinformationinthedatabasecanbeviewed
andanalyzedusingIONEnterprisesoftwareapplicationssuchasVista(for
viewing),orreportingtools(fororganizingandpresentingdata).

In this chapter

Data Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144


ConfiguringDataLogging ............................................ 144
UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 144
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 144
ChangingWaveformRecording ................................... 146
DefaultLoggingCapacity ......................................... 146
ChangingtheLogDepths ......................................... 146
ChangingtheFrequencyofLogging ................................ 146
DefaultLoggingConfiguration.................................... 147
ViewingDataLogs .................................................. 151

Event Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152


IONEventPriorityGroups........................................ 152
ExternalIONEvents ............................................. 152
DisplayingEvents ................................................... 153

Logging and Recording Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

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Data Logging
Themetershipswithacomprehensivedataloggingconfiguration.Information
regardingthedefaultloggingcapacityanddefaultloggingconfigurationcanbe
foundinDefaultLoggingCapacityonpage 146.

Tolearnmoreaboutthedatarecordermodulesinyourmeter,refertothe
IONReference.

Configuring Data Logging


UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangeyourmeterslogging
settings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureLoggingusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


TheLoggingSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfiguremeterdatalogging.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetotheLoggingfolder.
Usethetwoscreens(Memory,LoadProfile)toconfigureyourloggingsettings.

Memory Screen
3. SelecttheMemoryscreentoreallocatemetermemory.

4. SelecttheLogyouwishtoconfigureandclickEdit.YoucanchangeboththeLog
Duration(days)andtheLogSize(records).Noticehowchangingthese
parametersaffectsthemetermemoryallocatedtothatlog.

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Load Profile Log Screen


5. SelecttheLoadProfileLogscreentoconfigureDataRecorder#1(theRevenue
Log).

6. ClicktheChannelstabtoaccesstheDataRecorder#1Sources.Selectasource.
ClickUnlinktounlinktheparameterfromthesource.
ClickEdittoedittheparameter.TheParameterSelectionwindowappears,
showingsourceregistergroupings.Clickonthe+symbolbesidethe
registergrouptoviewtheindividualregisters.Selecttheregisteryouwant
toconnecttothesourceandclickOK.

YoucanalsoselecttheShowallavailableregisterscheckboxfora
completelistingofallpossibleregisters.

NOTE
Use Energy - Pulses registers save Revenue Log data in MV-90 P-File data format.

7. ClicktheInterval/DepthtabtoedittheLoadProfilelogintervalandduration.

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Changing Waveform Recording


TheWaveformRecordermodulesdonotrequirechangestotheirdefaultsettings.
Ifyouwanttochangetheformatoftherecordedwaveforms,refertothe
WaveformRecordermoduledescriptionintheIONReference.

Default Logging Capacity


Thefollowingtablesummarizesthedefaultrecordingdepthsandrecording
intervalsofthevariousDatarecordersandWaveformrecordersinthemeter.

ION8600C ION8600B ION8600A


Log Types Interval
Default Depth Default Depth Default Depth

Revenue Log 3360 3360 3360 900 seconds

Energy Logs Loss Log N/A 3360 3360 900 seconds

EgyDmd Log N/A 1350 3360 900 seconds

Time of Use Logs TOU Logs N/A 50 50 Triggered on demand

Historic Logs Hist Logs N/A N/A 3360 900 seconds

Harmonic Logs Harm Logs N/A N/A 840 3600

Disturbance Recorders Transient Log N/A N/A 100 Triggered on demand

Sag/Swell Log 100 100 100 Triggered on demand

SagSwellState Log 3000 3000 3000 Triggered on demand

EN50160 Logs (ION8600A only) N/A N/A 10 Daily, weekly, 10 min...

Changing the Log Depths


ChangethevalueintheDataRecordersDepthsetupregistertoincreasethe
numberofrecordsstoredintherecorder.TheRecordModesetupregistercontrols
howtheDataRecorderwilloverwriteoldrecords;refertotheDataRecorder
moduledescriptionintheonlineIONReferencebeforechangingthissetupregister.

Changing the Frequency of Logging


ThefivePeriodicTimermodulesthatcontrolthefrequencyofdifferentdata
recordingareasfollows:
RevenueLogTrgcontrolsthefrequencyoftheloggingofrevenuevalues
LossLogTrgcontrolsthefrequencyofLossCompensationDatalogging
EgyDmdLogTrgcontrolsthefrequencyofloggingfortheEnergyand
DemandLog(thislogisusedforgeneratingreportsusingReporter)
HistLogTrgcontrolsthefrequencyofHistoricDatalogging
HarmLogTrgcontrolsthefrequencyofHarmonicslogging

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CAUTION
Programming your meter to write any data recorder at continuous intervals lower than 60 seconds (heavy
logging configuration) may cause loss of data in the event of a power failure. Use of an uninterruptible
power supply (UPS) is recommended for such heavy logging configurations.

ChangethevalueinthePeriodsetupregistertochangethefrequencyofdata
logging(Periodvaluesarespecifiedinseconds).DonotchangetheSyncMode
setupregister.

Default Logging Configuration


ThefollowingsectionsdescribeeachDataRecorderandtheparameterstheylog.

Revenue Log
TheRevenueLog(DataRecorder#1)isconfiguredforusewithUTSMV90billing
software.TheRevenuelogislocatedthroughthefollowingfolderpathonthe
metersprogram:AdvancedConfiguration>RevenueFramework>Energy.The
defaultvaluesloggedbytheRevenueLogareasfollows:

Parameter Description Parameter Description


kWh del int Interval kWh delivered kVARh del kVARh delivered
kWh rec int Interval kWh received kVARh rec kVARh received
kVARh rec int Interval kVARh delivered kVAh del kVAh delivered
kVARh rec int Interval kVARh received kVAh rec kVAh received
Interval kWh total losses
kVAh rec int Interval kVAh delivered kWh loss int
(Tran + Line)
kVAh rec int Interval kVAh received kVARh loss int Interval kWh total losses
kWh del kWh delivered Period Length Logging Period in seconds
kWh rec kWh received Period Status Logging Period verification

Historic Data Logging


Threedatarecordersareusedtorecordstandardpowersystemquantities,such
asphasecurrent,phasevoltageandpowerfactor.TheserecordersarelabeledHist
MeanLog,HistHighLog,andHistLowLog.Theyarelocatedthroughthisfolder
pathonthemetersprogram:AdvancedConfiguration>HistoricDataLogging.
Bydefault,theylogthefollowingIONoutputregistervalues:

Hist Mean Log Hist High Log Hist Low Log


Vll ab mean I avg mean Vll ab high I avg high Vll ab low I avg low
Vll bc mean I 4 mean Vll bc high I 4 high Vll bc low I 4 low
Vll ca mean kW tot mean Vll ca high kW tot high Vll ca low kW tot low
Vll avg mean kVAR tot mean Vll avg high kVAR tot high Vll avg low kVAR tot low
V unbal mean kVA tot mean V unbal high kVA tot high V unbal low kVA tot low
Ia mean PF lag mean Ia high PF lag high Ia low PF lag low
Ib mean PF lead mean Ib high PF lead high Ib low PF lead low
Ic mean Freq mean Ic high Freq high Ic low Freq low

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Loss Log
OneLossLogrecorderisconfiguredtorecordlossvalues.Itislocatedinthe
followingfolderpathonthemetersprogram:

AdvancedConfiguration>Revenueframework>Energyframework.

Bydefault,itlogsthefollowingIONparametersnotethattheparametersdiffer
dependingonthemetertemplate:

Template Loss Log Parameter Description

35S and Default MU Ia^2h int Phase A interval current squared hours

35S and Default MU Ib^2h int Phase B interval current squared hours

35S and Default MU Ic^2h int Phase C interval current squared hours

35S only MU Vll ab^2h int Phase A interval voltage Line-to-Line squared hours

35S only MU Vll bc^2h int Phase B interval voltage Line-to-Line squared hours

35S only MU Vll ca^2h int Phase C interval voltage Line-to-Line squared hours

Default (9S-39S/36S-76S) MU Vln a^2h int Phase A interval voltage Line-to-Neutral squared hours

Default (9S-39S/36S-76S) MU Vln b^2h int Phase B interval voltage Line-to-Neutral squared hours

Default (9S-39S/36S-76S) MU Vln c^2h int Phase C interval voltage Line-to-Neutral squared hours

Harmonics Logging
Tworecordersprovidevariousharmonicslogs,includingKfactorandTotal
HarmonicsDistortion(THD).TheserecordersarelabeledHarmMeanLogand
HarmHighLog.Theyarelocatedthroughthefollowingfolderpathonthemeters
program:AdvancedConfiguration>HarmonicsLogging.

Bydefault,theylogthefollowingIONoutputregistervalues:

Harm Mean Log Harm High Log

V1 THD mean I1 K Fac mean V1 THD high I1 K Fac high


V2 THD mean I2 K Fac mean V2 THD high I2 K Fac high

V3 THD mean I3 K Fac mean V3 THD high I3 K Fac high

I1 THD mean I1 THD high

I2 THD mean I2 THD high

I3 THD mean I3 THD high

Time-of-Use Logging
Sixdatarecordersareusedtorecordenergyanddemandvaluesbasedontherates
(A,B,C,D)setintheTimeofUse(TOU)module.Theserecordersarelabeledas
follows:TOUkWhLog,TOUkVA(R)hLog,TOUkW/VARsdLog,TOUkW/VARtd
Log,TOUkVAsdLog,andTOUkVAtdLog.Theyarelocatedthroughthefollowing

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folderpathonthemetersprogram:TimeofUse.Bydefault,thesedatarecorders
logthefollowingIONoutputregistervalues:

TOU kWh Log TOU kVA(R)h Log TOU kW/VAR sd Log

kWh del A kVARh del A kVAh del A kW sd mx del A kVAR sd mx del A

kWh rec A kVARh rec A kVAh rec A kW sd mx rec A kVAR sd mx rec A

kWh del B kVARh del B kVAh del B kW sd mx del B kVAR sd mx del B

kWh rec B kVARh rec B kVAh rec B kW sd mx rec B kVAR sd mx rec B

kWh del C kVARh del C kVAh del C kW sd mx del C kVAR sd mx del C

kWh rec C kVARh rec C kVAh rec C kW sd mx rec C kVAR sd mx rec C

kWh del D kVARh del D kVAh del D kW sd mx del D kVAR sd mx del D

kWh rec D kVARh rec D kVAh rec D kW sd mx rec D kVAR sd mx rec D

TOU kW/VAR td Log TOU kVA sd Log TOU kVA td Log

kW td mx del A kVAR td mx del A kVA sd mx del A kVA sd mx del A kVA td mx del A kVA td mx del A

kW td mx rec A kVAR td mx rec A kVA sd mx rec A kVA sd mx rec A kVA td mx rec A kVA td mx rec A

kW td mx del B kVAR td mx del B kVA sd mx del B kVA sd mx del B kVA td mx del B kVA td mx del B

kW td mx rec B kVAR td mx rec B kVA sd mx rec B kVA sd mx rec B kVA td mx rec B kVA td mx rec B

kW td mx del C kVAR td mx del C kVA sd mx del C kVA sd mx del C kVA td mx del C kVA td mx del C

kW td mx rec C kVAR td mx rec C kVA sd mx rec C kVA sd mx rec C kVA td mx rec C kVA td mx rec C

kW td mx del D kVAR td mx del D kVA sd mx del D kVA sd mx del D kVA td mx del D kVA td mx del D
kW td mx rec D kVAR td mx rec D kVA sd mx rec D kVA sd mx rec D kVA td mx rec D kVA td mx rec D

FormoreinformationrefertoConfiguringTimeofUseonpage 161aswellas
theTOUmoduledescriptionintheonlineIONReference.

ION Enterprise Reporting


Onedatarecorderisconfiguredtoprovidepowersystemdataforthereporting
toolscomponentofIONEnterprisesoftware.Itislocatedthroughthefollowing
folderpathonthemetersprogram:AdvancedConfiguration>Revenue
Framework>Reporting.ThisrecorderislabeledEgyDmdLog.Ifanyinputlinks
tothismodulearechanged,thereportingtoolsinIONEnterprisewillnotbeable
tocreatereportsfromthedeviceslogs.IfyouuseIONEnterprisereportingtools,
donotchangetheparametersthatareloggedintheEgyDmdLog.

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Sag/Swell and Transient Logging


Threedatarecordersprovidedetailsofthesepowerqualityevents.Theyare
locatedthroughthefollowingfolderpathonthemetersprogram:
AdvancedConfiguration>PowerQuality>Sag/Swell/TransientDetection.
TheSag/SwellandTransientdatarecorders,bydefault,logthefollowingION
outputregistervalues:

Sag/Swell Log

DistDur DistV2Engy DistV1Engy DistV3Engy

DistV1Min DistV3Min DistV2Min DistNominal

DistV1Max DistV3Max DistV2Max SwellLim


DistV1Avg DistV3Avg DistV2Avg SagLim

Transient Log

TranV1Dur TranNominal TranV2Max PT Sec

TranV1Max Threshold TranV3Dur CT Prim


TranV2Dur PT Prim TranV3Max CT Sec

TheSagSwellStatedatarecorderprovidesadditionalinformationrequiredbythe
Sag/SwellandTransientlogs.

RefertoConfiguringPowerQualityEventLoggingonpage 167forenablingor
disablingSag/SwellandTransienteventsfrombeingrecordedintheEventLog.

NOTE
Modification of the Sag/Swell, Transient and SagSwellState logs is an advanced procedure and should
only be undertaken by experienced users familiar with ION and the interaction of these data recorders.

High Speed Modules in the ION8600C


IntheION8600Cmeter,theupdateperiodforthefollowingmodulesare1second.
MeasurementperiodsforthesemodulesareconfiguredinDesignerorIONSetup.

Alert Module Modbus Slave Module

And/Or Module One-Shot Timer Module


Convert Module Pulser Module

Digital I/O Module Pulse Merge Module

Display Module Sag/Swell Module

DNP Slave Export Module Setpoint Module

Min/Max Module

EN50160 Compliance Logging


FormoreinformationaboutEN50160datalogging,refertothetechnicalnote
PowerQuality:IONMetersandEN50160.

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Viewing Data Logs


SeetheReportchapter.YoucanalsoviewDataLogsusingIONSetup.
1. OpenyourmeterinIONSetup,usingBasicMode.
2. NavigatetoView>DataScreens>DataRecorders.Thefollowinglogsare
availableforviewing:
AverageHarmonics
Energy&Demand
HistoricAverage,HistoricHighs,HistoricLows
MaximumHarmonics
RevenueLog
Sags&Swells
TransformerLosses
Transients(ION8600Aonly)

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Event Logging
EventsproducedbyametersvariousIONmodulesareprioritizedandgrouped
tofacilitatecustomlogging.Eacheventisassignedaprioritygroupnumberbased
onitstypeandseverity.

ION Event Priority Groups


SomeeventgroupsarepresetwithaPriorityNumberasshowninthetablebelow.
Youcanalsodefineyourownprioritynumberforsomemodules.Priority
numbersfrom128191appearintheglobaleventlogviewerinIONEnterprise
software.Prioritynumbersfrom192255arealsologged,andadditionallyinitiate
abeepandcausethewindowtoflash.Youcancustomizetheseresponsesto
displaymessagesorperformnetsendmessages,forexample.

Event Group Description Priority Number

Reset Module reset or re-synchronized 5

Setup Change Module setup changes (setup register changes, label changes, input handle changes) 10

Input Register Change Inputs of certain modules change value (ie, input to And/Or module changes) 15

I/O State Change I/O state changes (ie, relay closes) 20

Information Module produces important user information 25

Warning Module produces a warning 30

EN50160 Event An EN50160 Counter (N1 or N2) increases 50

Loss of Potential Loss of Potential has occurred 128

Error Detected An error has been detected 255

programmable via
Setpoint Setpoint condition goes Active or Inactive (ie, Sag/Swell module detects a disturbance)
module setup

TheEventLogControllermoduleallowsyoutosetaprioritycutoffforevent
logging.Anyeventswithaprioritynumbergreaterthanthecutoffvalueare
logged,andeventswithlowerprioritiesarediscarded.Refertotheindividual
moduledescriptionsandtheEventLogControllermoduledescriptioninthe
IONReferenceformoredetails.

External ION Events


Someeventsarenotproducedbyaspecificmodule.Theseeventsaregenerated
internallybythemeter.Theirassociatedprioritylevelsareshowninthetable
below.

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Event Group Description Priority Number

Factory initialize performed

Firmware or memory upgrade performed

Meter power-up or power-down

Warning Internal modem not responding or modem recovered 30

Battery low

Telnet or serial terminal locked out


Security disabled or enabled

Failure Communications not able to allocate required memory 255

Displaying Events
ViewEventsinthefollowinglocations:

Application Menu / Screen Navigation

Front Panel Event Log ALT display mode

ION Setup Event Log Setup Assistant > Reports > Event Log

Vista Meter Events System & Logs tab > Meter Events object

WebMeter N/A N/A

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Logging and Recording Capacity


Themeterprovidesbothdataandeventlogs.Theamountofmemoryrequiredto
storetheselogsdependsonthenumberofparametersbeingloggedandthe
frequencywithwhichtheseparametersarelogged.

Thefollowingequationcanhelpdeterminetheamountofmemoryrequiredto
storedataandeventlogs:

eachrecordconsumes(inBytes)=[(numberofparameters*5)+8]

Themetercanalsoperformwaveformrecording.Itcansimultaneouslycapture
eventsonallchannelstoamaximumof96cycleseach.

Tocalculatethewaveformmemoryusageusethefollowingformula:

waveformmemoryusage(inBytes)=[2*(numberofsamplespercycle)+10]*
(numberofcyclesinwaveform)+30

NOTE
Round up to the nearest kilobyte after each of the above calculations.

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13 Revenue
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforconfiguringtransformerlineloss
compensationandtimeofuse.

In this chapter

PT/CT Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156


ConfiguringPT/CTCorrection ........................................ 156
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 156

Transformer Line Loss Compensation (TLC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158


ConfiguringTLC .................................................... 158
UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 158
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 158
UsingVista ..................................................... 159

Time of Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161


ConfiguringTimeofUse ............................................. 161
UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 161
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 161
UsingDesigner .................................................. 162
TimeOfUseModuleSettings ......................................... 163
SeasonalSettings ................................................ 163
CreatingaNewTimeOfUseSchedule ................................. 164
DisplayingTimeofUse............................................... 164

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PT/CT Correction
TheprimaryapplicationforPT/CTcorrectionistoapplycorrectionfactorsforratio
errorsandphaseangleerrorstoinstrumenttransformers.Instrumenttransformer
correctionreducesoreliminatestheneedtoreplacetransformersininstallations
wherehighaccuracyisrequired.

Configuring PT/CT Correction


PT/CTCorrection(theInstrXformermoduleinthemetersfirmware)canbe
configuredinthemeterviaIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware.

Using ION Setup


InthefollowingIONSetupexample,thePT/CTCorrectionSetupAssistantallows
youtoconfiguretheInstrXformermodulesontheIONmeters.

1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,inBasicMode.
2. OpentheRevenuefolderintheSetupAssistantandclickPT/CTCorrection.
3. OntheITCCorrectiontab,selectActiveCorrectionandclickEdit.
4. TheTransformerConnectionSetupscreenisdisplayed.

5. ClickthecheckboxbesidetheVoltageInputsorCurrentInputsandclickNext.

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6. Thefirstcorrectionscreenisdisplayed.

7. ClickEdittoenterthetestpointsandclickNexttomovetothenextcorrection
screen.WhenyouhavegonethroughalltheconnectionscreensclickFinish.

NOTE
You may select a maximum of eight (8) test points.

8. OntheITCCorrectiontab,selectActiveCorrectionandclickAnalyzetoaccess
screenswhereyoucaninputyourwiringconfigurationandpowersystem
information.

TheInstrumentTransformerCorrectionmoduleisacoremodule;thereisanITC
moduleforeachcurrentinput(I1,I2,I3,I4)andforeachvoltageinputtothemeter
(V1,V2,V3).Notethatthecorrectionaffectsonlythe1secondvaluesinthePower
Metermodule.Nohighspeed,harmonics,orwaveformvaluesareaffectedbythe
correction.Formoreinformation,seetheITC(InstrXformer)moduledescriptionin
theonlineIONReference.

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Transformer Line Loss Compensation (TLC)


TransformerLossCompensationisusedwhenametersactuallocationisdifferent
fromtheelectricallocationwherechangeofownershipoccurs;forexample,where
metersareconnectedonthelowvoltagesideofpowertransformerswhenthe
ownershipchangeoccursonthehighsideofthetransformer.Thisphysical
separationbetweenmeterandactualbillingpointresultsinmeasurablelosses.
CompensatingforthislossLossCompensationisthemeansofcorrectingthis
meterreading.Lossesmaybeaddedtoorsubtractedfromthemeterregistration.

Metersareusuallyinstalledonthelowvoltagesideofatransformerbecauseitis
morecosteffective.Therearealsocaseswherechangeofownershipmayoccur
halfwayalongatransmissionlinewhereitisimpracticaltoinstallameter.Inthis
case,powermeteringmustagainbecompensated.

CAUTION
Due to the variation in installations, advanced knowledge of power systems and connection methods is
required before transformer loss compensation can be properly implemented. Data parameters should
only be programmed by qualified personnel that have appropriate training and experience with
Transformer Loss Compensation calculations.

Formoreinformation,seethelatestversionoftheTransformerLineLoss
Compensationtechnicalnote.

Configuring TLC
UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangeyourmetersTLCsettings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureTransformerLineLossCompensationusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


TheRevenueSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfigureTLC.TheTransformerLoss
screenallowsyoutoenable/disableTLC,choosewhichmethodyouprefer(1or2)
andconfigureTLCsettings.

1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoRevenue>TransformerLoss

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3. First,enableTLCbyselectingLossCompEnbleandclickingtheEditbutton.

4. SelectCompEnabledfromthedropdownlistandclickOK.
5. NextchoosetheTLCmethodyouwishtousebyselectingCompMthodSlctand
clickingtheEditbutton.
SelectMethod1tousetheTestSheetmethodandMethod2tousethe%Loss
Constantsmethod.
6. Finally,clickthetaboftheTLCmethodyouchoseinthepreviousstepand
configurethesettingsforthatmethod.

Using Vista
ClicktheLossCompensationbuttonintheRevenuescreentoaccesstheLoss
Compensationscreen:
1. LaunchVista.
2. IntheUserDiagramscreenthatappears,clicktheRevenuebutton.

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3. ClicktheLossCompensationbutton.Thefollowingwindowappears:

Click here to enable Choose either the Test


Loss Compensation Sheet or %Loss Constants
calculations compensation method

These are the true instrument


transformer ratios. Normally
they coincide with the Power
Meter modules setup.

4. Configureyourvaluesasrequired.
SeetheTransformerLossCompensationtechnicalnoteformoredetailsonthisfeature.

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Time of Use
TheTimeofUsemodulemayonlybeimportantifyouareusingthemeterina
billingapplication(i.e.youareapowerprovider),asthemodulecontainsthe
metersseasonalrateschedules.Typically,powerconsumersdonotrequireTime
OfUseconfiguration.

SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationontheTimeofUsemodule.

Configuring Time of Use


UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangeyourmetersTimeofUse
settings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureTimeofUseusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


TheTimeofUseSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfiguretheTimeofUsemodule.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoRevenue>TimeofUse

3. SelectaTimeofUseprogramfromthelist(inthisexample,SampleTOU)and
clickEdit.
4. FollowtheTimeofUseWizardtoconfigureyourprogram.ClickSendtosave
theTOUprogramonyourmeter.

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Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetotheTimeofUseSetupFramework.
RightclicktheTimeofUsemoduletoedit.

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Time Of Use Module Settings


TheTimeofUsemodulessetupregistersdefineyourseasonsstartandenddates,
thedaytypeswhereyourratesmaydiffer,andtherateschedulesforeachseasons
daytypes.Themodulecomparesthemetersinternalclockwiththeseason,day,
andtimeofdaysettingsintheseregisters,andchangesitsoutputregistersto
reflectthecurrentstateofthesesettings.

Seasonal Settings
TheTimeofUsemodulesupportsuptofourseparateseasons.Eachseasonsstart
andenddatesaresetintotheappropriateSeasonsetupregister.

NOTE
Ensure that there is no date overlapping when defining seasons and that every day of the year is covered
by your seasons. If there are gaps between seasons, the module returns an exception message and will
not function.

Ifyourratesdonotchangebetweenseasons,youdonotneedtoconfigurethe
SeasonsetupregistersSeason1isthedefault,andallSeason1ratesareineffect
allyear.

Ifyouhavedifferentseasons,entertheirstartandenddatesintotheappropriate
setupregisters.Ifyourseasonisactiveonthesamedateseveryyear,youonlyneed
toenterasinglerangeofdatesintheappropriateSeasonsetupregister.Iftheactive
datesaredifferenteachyear(forexample,Season3becomesactiveeveryfirst
MondayinAugust),thestartdatesmustbeindividuallyspecifiedforeachyear.

TheTimeofUsemoduleispartiallyconfiguredatthefactory.Checkthesetup
registerstoensurethatthesettingsmatchyourTimeofUseschedules.

Setup Register Function

These setup registers define the dates for each active season. When a season is active, the Time of Use module will
Season 1- 4
use the applicable rate schedules.

Season 1 - 4
These setup registers specify seasonal weekday rates.
Weekday Rates

Season 1 - 4
These setup registers specify seasonal weekend rates.
Weekend Rates

Season 1 - 4
These setup registers specify a season's daily rates during the days specified in the Alt 1 Days setup register.
Alt 1 Rates

Season 1 - 4
These setup registers specify a season's daily rates during the days specified in the Alt 2 Days setup register.
Alt 2 Rates

Season 1 - 4
These setup registers specify a season's daily rates during the days specified in the Holidays setup register.
Holiday Rates

This register defines the days of the week for all seasons. The rates in the Season (1, 2, 3, or 4) Weekday Rates
Weekdays
setup registers are used on these days.

This register defines the weekend days for all seasons. The rates in the Season (1, 2, 3, or 4) Weekend Rates setup
Weekends
registers are used on these days.

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Setup Register Function

This register defines a set of alternative dates for all seasons. These dates generally have different rates from
Alt 1 Days
weekdays, weekends, or holidays.

Alt 2 Days This register is similar in function to Alt 1 Days, but contains a different set of dates.

This register defines the holidays for all seasons. The rates defined in the Season (1, 2, 3, or 4) Holiday Rates setup
Holidays
registers are used on these days.

This setup register defines the dates and times that the Self Read output register will pulse. If no time is entered in
Self Read Days
this register, the Self Read output register will pulse on the date specified at 12:00 AM.

Creating a New Time Of Use Schedule


YoucancreateanewTOUscheduleusingtheTOUProgramManager;the
programisaselfdocumented,graphicalwizard.YoulaunchtheTOUProgram
ManagerinDesignerfromtheOptionsmenu.

Displaying Time of Use


ViewTimeofUsevaluesinthefollowinglocations:

Application Menu Navigation

Active TOU Rate and Active


Front Panel ALT Display mode
TOU Season screens

ION Setup N/A N/A

Vista Time of Use Screen Revenue tab > Time of use object

WebMeter N/A N/A

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14 Power Quality
Thischapterexplainshowtoconfigureyourmeterspowerqualityfunctionality.

In this chapter

Power Quality Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166


ConfiguringPowerQualitySettings.................................... 166
UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 166
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 166
UsingDesigner .................................................. 167
ConfiguringPowerQualityEventLogging.............................. 167
UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 167
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 167
UsingDesigner .................................................. 168
Sag/SwellModuleSettings ............................................ 168
TransientModuleSettings(ION8600Aonly) ............................ 169

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Power Quality Configuration


Powerqualityconfigurationisprovidedbyanumberofmodules,dependingon
yourmetertype,suchastheSag/Swellmodule,theTransientmodule,andthe
MainsSignallingEvaluationmodule,amongothers.

SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationonthesemodules.

Foradescriptionofthescaledoperationalvalues(SOV)featureandthealternate
scalingregistersonthePowerQualitypageintheVistacomponentofION
Enterprise,refertoScaledOperationalValuesonpage 70.

Configuring Power Quality Settings


UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangeyourmeterspowerquality
settings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigurePowerQualityfromthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


ThePowerQualitySetupAssistanthelpsyouconfigurethevariouspowerquality
modules.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetothePowerQualityfolder.

3. ClickontheSag/Swelltabtosetsagandswelllimits,configuresag/swell
waveformrecordersettingsandmostimportantly,recordyoursystemsnominal
voltage.

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4. ClickontheWaveformstabtoconfigurethewaveformrecordingfeaturesofthe
meter,includingthewaveformdepth,thenumberandsamplespercycle.
5. ClickontheTransienttabtoconfigurevarioussettingssuchasvoltagedeviation
thresholdandtransientwaveformrecorderdepthandfrequency.

NOTE
The ION8600A features dual waveform capture: Sags are recorded at 32 samples x 54 cycles. Transients
waveform capture at 256 samples x 7 cycles.

Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetothePowerQualitySetup
Framework.Rightclickamoduletoedit.

Configuring Power Quality Event Logging


UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangeyourmeterspowerquality
eventlogsettings.

NOTE
By default, Power Quality events are not included in the Event Log.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigurePowerQualityeventloggingfromthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


TheEventLogSetupAssistantallowsyoutoenable/disablePowerQualityevent
logging.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. ClickontheEventLogtab.

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3. SelecttheSag/SwellEventPriority(SS1EvPriority)andclickEdit.

TostopSag/SwelleventsfrombeingrecordedintheEventLog,set
SS1EvPrioritytozero(0).
ToincludeSag/SwelleventsintheEventLog,SS1EvPrioritymustbegreater
thantheEventLogCutoff(EL1Cutoff)value.TherecommendedEvPriority
valueforenablingSag/Swelleventsis200.
4. SelecttheTransientEventPriority(TR1EvPriority)andclickEdit.
TostopTransienteventsfrombeingrecordedintheEventLog,set
TR1EvPrioritytozero(0).
ToincludeTransienteventsintheEventLog,TR1EvPrioritymustbegreater
thantheEventLogCutoff(EL1Cutoff)value.TherecommendedEvPriority
valueforenablingTransienteventsis200.

Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetothePowerQualitySetup
Framework.RightclicktheSag/SwellorTransientmoduletoedit.

Sag/Swell Module Settings


TheSag/Swellmodulemonitorsvoltagewaveformsforsagsandswells(i.e.
ITI[CBEMA]Type2andType3disturbances).Itthenreportseachdisturbances
magnitudeandduration.TheSag/Swellmodulecanalsodetectsubdisturbances
duringaSag/Swellevent.Settingsareasfollows:

Setup Register Function Default

Swell Lim This is the magnitude above which a voltage deviation is considered a swell. 106
Sag Lim This is the magnitude below which a voltage deviation is considered a sag. 88

This is the amount a voltage signal must change during a disturbance to


Change Crit 10
be considered a new sub-disturbance.

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This is the nominal power system voltage (used for all Power Quality
Nom Volts
functions). Set Nom Volts to 0 to disable the Sag/Swell module. 01

The priority assigned to Sag/Swell and Transient module events


EvPriority
(0 to 255, 255 is highest). 02

1
The primary power system voltage is sometimes different than the PT Primary setup register value (i.e.
when the PT Primary is used to indicate winding ratio rather than primary voltage).
2 By default Sag/Swell events are not recorded in the Event Log.

YoualsoneedtosettheEvPriorityregistervalueifyouwantSag/Swelleventsto
berecordedintheEventLog.ToenableSag/Swellevents,theEvPriorityvalue
mustbegreaterthantheEventLogControllermodulesCutoffvalue(the
recommendedSag/SwellEvPriorityvalueis200).TodisableSag/Swelleventsso
theyarenotrecordedintheEventLog,setEvPrioritytozero(0).

YoumayneedtochangeSwellLimandSagLim,butmostapplicationsareserved
bythedefaultvaluesenteredintotheseregisters.TheChangeCritsetupregister
doesnotneedtobechangedfornormaloperation.

NOTE
If the Sag/Swell modules Nom Volts setup register is set to zero, all Sag/Swell module functions are
disabled. Nom Volts is typically set when the meter is put into service. If Nom Volts has not been set, enter
a value for your systems nominal voltage (i.e. 120, 277, or 347). The value you enter will also be used
by the Transient module in the ION8600A.

Transient Module Settings (ION8600A only)


TheTransientmodulemonitorsvoltagewaveformsfortransientactivity(i.e.ITI
[CBEMA]Type1disturbances).TheThresholdsetupregisterdefineswhatvoltage
disturbancemagnitudeshouldbeconsideredastransientactivity.Thresholdis
interpretedasapercentageofthenominalsystemvoltage,plus100.Forexample,
ifyouwanttransientsrecordedwhenvoltagedeviatesfromnominalby20%,enter
120intotheThresholdsetupregister.

Setup Register Function Default

This is the magnitude at which a voltage deviation is considered


Threshold 125
a transient.

The priority assigned to Sag/Swell and Transient module events


EvPriority
(0 to 255, 255 is highest). 01

1
By default, Transient events are not recorded in the Event Log.

YoualsoneedtosettheEvPriorityregistervalueifyouwantTransienteventstobe
recordedintheEventLog.ToenableTransientevents,theEvPriorityvaluemust
begreaterthantheEventLogControllermodulesCutoffvalue(therecommended
TransientEvPriorityvalueis200).TodisableTransienteventssotheyarenot
recordedintheEventLog,setEvPrioritytozero(0).

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15 Displays
Thischapterexplainstheavailablefrontpaneldisplays.Italsoincludes
proceduresforcustomizingdisplaysusingIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware.

In this chapter

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

Configuring Front Panel Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173


Usingthefrontpanel ............................................. 173
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 173
UsingDesigner .................................................. 174

Default Front Panel Display Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177


NORMmodedisplayscreens...................................... 177
ALTmodedefaultdisplayscreens ................................. 178
TESTmodedefaultdisplayscreens................................. 181

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Introduction
TheION8600shipswithpreconfigureddisplayscreensdesignedtosuitthedata
needsofmostusers.Differenttypesofscreensareavailabledependinguponthe
meterscurrentmodeofoperation(seeModesofOperationonpage 27for
details).

Frontpaneldisplaysmayalsobecustomizedonyourmetertoshowvirtuallyany
measurementorcalculation.Forexample,youcoulddooneorallofthefollowing:

changedisplayedparameters,suchasfromVlltoVlnorVllabtoVlna
adjustcharactersizetobedifferentoneachscreen
changedatadisplaysettingssuchasbacklighttimeout,automaticdisplay
scrolling,parameterupdaterateanddisplaymode*
UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretocustomizeyourfrontpaneldisplay
screens.

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Configuring Front Panel Displays


Using the front panel
Youcannotconfiguredisplaysfromthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


1. OpenIONSetupandconnect,inbasicmode,totheappropriatemeter.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoDisplaysandclickEdit.
IONSetupwilluploadyourmetersdisplayinformationtotheDisplayEditor.
Thismaytakeafewmoments.

3. Edit,rename,deleteorrearrangedisplaysasdesired.
4. Ifyouchoosetoeditorcreatenewdisplay,theDisplayEditorwizardcontains
threestepsforcreatingoreditingdisplayscreens.

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Choosethescreentype
Selecttheparametersavailableforyourchosenscreentype
Selectyourdisplayqualities,includingdigitresolutionandtruncatedor
roundedlastdigits.
5. ClickSendtosavethechangesinthemeter.

Using Designer
CAUTION
Before you reconfigure or delete a framework, you should make a copy. This ensures that you can restore
the framework without having to reinitialize the factory configuration.

To remove a data display screen:


1. LaunchDesigner.
2. SelecttheDisplaymoduleresponsibleforthescreen.
3. Pressdelete.ThisalsodeletesalllinkstothatparticularDisplaymodule.
Ifthedisplayscreenyouaredeletingispartoftheautomaticscrollingcycle,you
shouldreconfigurethelinksfromtheScrollmodulesTriggeroutputstothe
remainingDisplaymodulessothatthefollowingconsiderationsholdtrue:
ThefirstDisplaymoduleinthescrollingcycleislinkedtotheTrigger1outputof
theScrollmodule.
ThelastDisplaymoduleinthescrollingcycle(modulen)islinkedtothe
Trigger noutputoftheScrollmodule.Forexample,ifyourscrollingcycle
consistsof5screens,thenTrigger5shouldbelinkedtothefifthmoduleinthe
cycle.
TheWraparoundsetupregisteroftheScrollmoduledesignatesthelasttrigger
output(Triggern).Expandingonthepreviousexample,sinceTrigger5isthelast
trigger,theScrollmodulesWraparoundsetupregisterwouldhaveavalueof5.

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To add a new display screen


1. CreateaDisplaymodule.
2. Definethemodulescharacteristics(displayformat)byadjustingitssetup
registers.
3. LinkanyrequireddatatotheSourceinputsoftheDisplaymodule.
Ifyouwantyournewscreentoappearintheautomaticscrollingcycle,thenyou
mustlinktheShowinputoftheDisplaymoduletoaTriggeroutputofaScroll
module.

To create a Disk Simulator screen


1. CreateanewDisplaymodule,andchoosethetypeasDiskSimulator.
2. ConnectthenewDisplaymodulesfirstinputtotheCalibrationPulsermodules
DiskPositionoutputthatyouwanttomonitorforitspulsinginterval.
3. ToincludethenewlyaddedscreentotheALTscreenlist,connecttheDisplay
modulesShow1andShow2inputstotheScrollmoduleslastavailableTrigger
outputsinALTSCROLLUPandALTSCROLLDOWN(respectively).
YoucandeterminethelastavailableTriggerbyrightclickingontheoutputto
discovertheTriggersowners.
4. IncreasetheScrollmodulesWraparoundsetupregisterby1toincludethenew
screen.
5. Configuretheremainingdisplaysettingsaccordingtoyourneeds.
AlthoughtheDiskSimulatordisplayisintendedtoshowthediskbehaviorof
mechanicalwatthourmeters,thisfeaturecanbeusedtomonitoranyaccumulated
meterquantityoverthetime.Todothis,connecttheDisplaymodulesfirstinput
tothemeterquantity,andconnectthesecondinputtothemaximumvaluethat
youexpectthedisplayedquantitytobeboundedby(thiscouldbeanyIONoutput
registeroranExternalNumericmoduleregister).Inthiscase,(i.e.theDisplay
moduleisnotconnectedtoaCalibrationPulsermodule)theDiskSimulator
revolvesfromlefttoright.

NOTE
The inputs to the Disk Simulator display are always positive. If the value exceeds the maximum scale value
assigned in the second input, then nothing is displayed except labels and the disk rectangle.

To configure leading zeros


Theleadingzerosanddecimalpointinanumericdisplaycanbeconfiguredwith
theDisplaymodulesetupregisterScreenResolution.Forexample,thenumber
276.3443canbeconfiguredinoneofthefollowingways,dependingonthe
selectionyoumakeintheScreenResolutionsetupregister:

Value Screen Resolution

276.3443 1.x = 276.3


1234.xx = 0276.34
123456. = 000276.

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IftheScreenResolutionsetupregisterissettoDEFAULT,theDisplaymodulewill
usetheresolutionsdefinedintheDisplayOptionsmodule.

Last digit mode


TheDisplaymodulesetupregisterLastDigitModeletsyouspecifywhetherto
truncateorroundavalueslastdigit.Numbersroundupat5orgreater,andround
downfrom1to4.Atruncatedvaluedisposesofanydigitsafterthenumberof
decimalplacesthatyouhavespecifiedintheScreenResolutionsetupregister.

Screen Resolution = 1.xxx

Value = 276.35192
Rounded = 276.352
Truncated = 276.351

To configure parameter titles


Theparametervalueonadisplayscreenisthevalueofanoutputconnectedtothe
DisplaymoduleSourceinputregister.Bydefault,thedisplayedparameterstitleis
thenameoftheoutputconnectedtotheSourceinput.TheDisplaymoduleSource
Titlesetupregisterletsyouchangethedefaulttoatitlethatbetterdescribesyour
system.Forexample,ifKWhNetislinkedtothefirstSourceinput,youcould
changeitsdisplaynamebysettingSource1TitletoKWhNetWest.Amaximum
of25charactersispermitted.

SeeChangingTESTModeTimeoutonpage 188forinformationonconfiguring
TESTmodedisplaytimeouts.

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Default Front Panel Display Screens


Eachmodeofoperation(NORM,ALTandTEST)hasitsowndisplayscreens,
providingvariouspowersystemdataandmeterpropertiesscreens.

NORM mode display screens


ThefactoryconfiguredION8600meterscrollsthroughninedisplaysdetailed
below.IfthesettingsintheScrollmodulehavenotbeenaltered,eachscreenis
displayedforfivesecondsifnofrontpanelbuttonsarepressed.

Displayscrollingissuspendedwhenafrontpanelbuttonispressed,andyoucan
manuallyscrollthroughthedisplayscreensusingtheUporDownarrowbuttons.
Ifrequired,refertoFrontPanelFeaturesonpage 20formoreinstructionson
usingthefrontpanelbuttons.

1. kWh
ThisscreendisplayskWhdeliveredandreceivedvalues.
2. kVARh
ThisscreendisplayskVARhdeliveredandreceivedvalues.
3. kVAh
ThisscreendisplayskVAhdeliveredandreceivedvalues.
4. PeakDemandDelivered
ThisscreendisplaysthemaximumdeliveredkWvalueandatimestampof
whenthepeakoccurred.ThisvalueisaSlidingWindow(RollingBlock)
demandcalculation.
5. PeakDemandReceived
ThisscreendisplaysthemaximumreceivedkWvalueandatimestampofwhen
thepeakoccurred.ThisvalueisaSlidingWindow(RollingBlock)demand
calculation.
6. PeakDemandResetCount
ThisscreendisplaysacountofthenumberofDemandResetsexecutedaswell
asatimestampofthelatestPeakDemandReset.
7. QMetering
ThisscreendisplaysapproximatedVARhmeasurements,onephase(60
degrees)behindthenormalwatthourconnection(90330and150270).
8. DiskSimulator
Thisdisplaysimulatesthebehaviorofamechanicalwatthourmeterindicating
powerreceivedordeliveredbythedirectionofthepulse.
9. AllSegments
Thisisascreentestwhereablackscreenshowingallsegments(allpixelson)
indicatesthatthedisplayisfunctioningproperly.

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ALT mode default display screens


ThefactoryconfiguredION8600meterscrollsthroughthefollowingALTmode
displays.IfthesettingsintheScrollmodulehavenotbeenaltered,eachscreenis
displayedforfivesecondsifnofrontpanelbuttonsarepressed(untilfiveminutes
haveelapsed).

Viewing ALT display modes


1. PresstheAlt/EnterbuttononcetotogglebetweentheNORMandALTdisplay
modes.
2. PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstoscrollbackorforththroughthedisplays.
IfnobuttonsarepressedthemeterrevertsbacktoNORMmodeafterfiveminutes.

NOTE
These screens vary depending on the firmware version on the meter and custom display configuration.

1. NamePlate1
TheNamePlate1screencontainsthisinformation:

Owner Firmwarerevisionofthemeter

TAG1fromFactorymodule Batterylifeindicator

TAG2fromFactorymodule

TAG1andTAG2typicallyidentifythemetersuserandinstalledlocation.The
OwnerandTAGregistersareconfigurablewithIONEnterpriseorIONSetup
software.SeeHowtoTAGYourMeteronpage 42.
2. NamePlate2
ThisscreendisplaysthefollowinginformationforthecurrentSlidingWindow
(RollingBlock)demandsettings:

Sliding Window (Rolling Block)

Length of the demand period multiplied by


CONFIG
the number of demand periods

UPDATE Length of the demand period

SYNC Clock synchronization source

MAX (kW) Maximum kW Demand1

1 The MAX (kW) value is a maximum allowable demand level based on installed transformer
configurations and nominal voltages and currents.

3. EventLog
TheEventLogscreendisplaysuptofourmostrecent,highestpriorityevents
(priority255only).Thedate,atimestamp,aneventdescription,andanevent
codeareprovidedforeacheventdisplayed.Ifmorethanfourhighpriority
eventshavebeenrecorded,thentheEventLogscreenwillindicateadditional
logsexist.RefertoDataLoggingonpage 144formoredetails.

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4. VectorDiagram
Thisscreenshowsphasorsandnumericvaluesforeachphasecurrentandphase
voltagemeasurement.
5. InstantaneousVoltage
Thisscreenshowsaveragevoltage,linetoneutraland/orlinetolinevoltage
(dependingonthemetersservicetype).
6. InstantaneousCurrent
Thisscreenshowsthephasecurrentandaveragecurrentvalues.
7. InstantaneousPower
ThisscreenshowskWtotal,kVARtotal,kVAtotalandsignedPowerFactor
totalvalues.
8. InstantaneousDemand
ThisscreenshowskWdeliveredandreceivedfromtheSlidingWindow(Rolling
Block)demandcalculation.
9,10,11.VoltageHarmonics
Thesescreensshowhistogramsoftheperphasevoltageharmoniccontent.
12,13,14.CurrentHarmonics
Thesescreensshowhistogramsoftheperphasecurrentharmoniccontent.
15.InstantaneousDemand
ThisscreenshowskWtddeliveredandreceived.

ALT mode Time of Use (TOU) display screens


ALTmodedisplayscreens17to56arefactoryconfiguredtoshowTimeofUse
(TOU)data.ThemeasurementsdisplayedoriginatefromframeworksofION
modulesthatarelinkedtoaTOUmodule.FordetailsabouttheTOUmodule,refer
totheIONReference.

Bydefault,alldemandvaluesresultfromSlidingWindow(RollingBlock)
calculations.

17. TOUEnergybyRate
ThisscreenshowskWhdeliveredvaluesforeachTOUrate.
1825.kWPeakDemand
ThesescreensdisplaythemaximumkWdeliveredvalueforeachTOUrate.
ThesevaluesresultfromSlidingWindow(RollingBlock)demandcalculations.
26. PreviousBillingEnergy
ThisscreendisplaysthekWhdeliveredvaluesforeachTOUrateintheprevious
billingperiod.

NOTE
PB = Previous Billing period. A billing period is the time between two consecutive meter readings for
billing purposes by a utility.

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2734.PrevBillingPeakDemand
ThesescreensdisplaythemaximumkWdeliveredvalueforeachTOUratein
thepreviousbillingperiod.ThesevaluesresultfromSlidingWindow(Rolling
Block)demandcalculations.
35. PreviousSeasonEnergy
ThisscreendisplaysthekWhdeliveredforeachTOUrateinthepreviousbilling
season.ThesevaluesresultfromSlidingWindow(RollingBlock)demand
calculations.

NOTE
PS = Previous Season. Billing Seasons are defined in the TOU module description in the
ION Reference.

3643.PrevSeasonPeakDemand
ThesescreensdisplaythemaximumkWdeliveredforeachTOUrateinthe
previousbillingseason.
44. PrevBilling/SeasonEnergy
ThesescreensdisplaythekWhdeliveredandreceivedvaluesintheprevious
billingperiodandbillingseason.
45,46.PrevBill/SeasonPkDemand
ThesescreensshowthemaximumkWsdreceivedvaluesinthepreviousbilling
periodandbillingseason.ThesevaluesresultfromaSlidingWindow(Rolling
Block)demandcalculation.
47. PrevBilling/SeasonEnergy
ThesescreensdisplaythekVARhdeliveredandreceivedvaluesintheprevious
billingperiodandbillingseason.
48,49.PrevBill/SeasonPkDemand
ThesescreensdisplaythekVARdeliveredandreceivedvaluesintheprevious
billingperiodandbillingseason.ThesevaluesresultfromaSlidingWindow
(RollingBlock)demandcalculation.
50. PrevBilling/SeasonEnergy
ThesescreensdisplaythekVAhdeliveredandreceivedvaluesintheprevious
billingperiodandbillingseason.
51,52.PrevBill/SeasonPkDemand
ThesescreensdisplaythekVAdeliveredandreceivedvaluesintheprevious
billingperiodandbillingseason.ThesevaluesresultfromaSlidingWindow
(RollingBlock)demandcalculation.
53. ActiveTOURate
ThisscreenshowswhichofthevalidTOUbillingratesisactive.
54. ActiveTOUSeason
ThisscreenshowswhichTOUbillingseasoniscurrentlyactive.
55. Flicker

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ThisscreendisplaysflickermeasurementsfromV1,V2andV3.
56. Frequency
Thisscreendisplaysfrequencyinformation.

TEST mode default display screens


RecallthatthevaluesshownintheTESTmodedisplayscreensrepresentdifferent
accumulatorsthanthoseshowninNORMmode(althoughtheyperformsomeof
thesamebasicmeasurements).TheTESTmodedisplayvaluesareforcalibration
checkingpurposes;theywillonlyaccumulatewhilethemeterisinTESTmode.

Viewing TEST mode


TherearetwowaystoswitchthemeterintoTESTmodedependingonthetypeof
meteryouhave:

Standardmeter(withouthardwarelock):YoumustuseIONEnterpriseorION
Setupsoftware;refertoSwitchingtoTESTModeonpage 185.
Standardhardwarelockedmeter:Youmustremovethecoverfromthemeter
andpresstheTESTmodebutton;refertoPerformingaMasterResetfromthe
frontpanelonpage 192fordetailedinstructionsonremovingthemeters
cover.
OncethemeterisinTESTmodethefrontpanelcyclesthroughfourTESTmode
displayscreenssummarizedbelow.

1. kWhTest
ThisscreenshowsTESTmodekWhdeliveredandreceivedvalues.
2. kVARh/KVAhTest
ThisscreenshowsTESTmodekVARh/KVAhdeliveredandreceivedvalues.
3,4.InstantaneousDemandTest

ThisscreenshowsTESTmodekWdeliveredandreceivedvalues.Both
quantitiesareproducedfromaSlidingWindow(RollingBlock)demand
calculation.ThisvalueisresetiftheDemandResetswitchisturnedwhilethe
deviceisinTESTmode.

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16 TEST Mode
ThischapterdescribesyourmetersTESTModeandexplainshowtoswitchfrom
NormalModetoTESTMode.

In this chapter

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184

Switching to TEST Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185


Usingthefrontpanel(standardmeter).............................. 185
Usingthefrontpanel(hardwarelockedmeter) ...................... 185
UsingIONSetup(standardmeter)................................. 185
UsingIONSetup(hardwarelockedmeter) .......................... 186
UsingVista(standardmeter)...................................... 186
UsingVista(hardwarelockedmeter) ............................... 187

Changing TEST Mode Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188


Usingthefrontpanel ............................................. 188
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 188
UsingDesigner .................................................. 189

TEST Mode Default Display Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190


TESTmodeLEDenergypulsing................................... 190

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Introduction
TESTModeistypicallyusedforverifyingmetercalibrationandfunction.The
meterisusuallyreadingdatafromatestpowersupplywhilethesefunctionsare
performed.

SeveralthingstonoteaboutTESTMode:
Allofthebillingquantitiesthatarerecordedwhenthemeterisinnormalmode
willstopaccumulatingwhenthemeterisswitchedtoTESTModethedatais
senttospecialTESTModeregistersinstead.
Thevaluesaccumulatedinthesetestregistersaredisplayedonthefrontpanel
andinIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware.
Theregularnormalmodebillingregistersareunaffectedwhilethemeterisin
TESTMode;accumulationofthisdatacontinuesassoonasyouexitTESTMode.
AlltestregistersareresettozerowhenyouexitTESTMode.

NOTE
The meter will always return to NORM mode when you exit TEST mode, even if you entered TEST mode
from ALT mode.

YoucannotplaceahardwarelockedmeterinTESTmodeusingIONEnterpriseor
IONSetupsoftware.ThemetermustbeplacedinTESTmodeviathefrontpanel.

PleaserefertoVerifyingION8600MeterAccuracytechnicalnoteforfinalaccuracy
verificationtestdetailsandprocedure.

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Switching to TEST Mode


PlacethemeterintoTESTModeusingthefrontpanel,IONSetuporVista.The
metersfrontpanelinformsyouwhenthemeterisinTESTModewithaspecial
displayscreen.

Using the front panel (standard meter)


TheTESTmodebuttonontheION8600meterislocatedbeneaththeoutercover.
Youmustfirstremovethecover.Refertotheprocedureforremovingthiscoveron
page 192.

TEST Onceyouhaveremovedtheoutercover,presstheTESTmodebutton.
MODE

Using the front panel (hardware locked meter)


HardwarelockablemetersmustbeinTESTmodebeforetheycanbeconfigured.

ToplacethemeterinTESTmode,removetheoutercoverfollowingtheprocedures
listedonpage 192.

TheregularNORM/ALTmodebillingregistersareunaffectedwhilethemeteris
inTESTmode;accumulationofthisdatacontinuesassoonasyouexitTESTmode.
AlltestregistersareresettozerowhenyouexitTESTmode.

Using ION Setup (standard meter)


1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetotheVerificationfolder.

3. ClickonTESTMode.Ifmetersecurityisenabled,youwillbepromptedfor
password.AdialogboxinformsyouthemeterisinTESTMode.

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4. ClickOK.TheTESTModescreenappearsandtestvaluesaredisplayed.

Clickonthetabstoperformvarioustestrelatedtasks.SeetheIONSetuponline
helpformoreinformation.
5. ClickClose.AdialogboxinformsyouthemeterisbackinNormalMode.

Using ION Setup (hardware-locked meter)


YoucannotplaceahardwarelockedmeterinTESTmodeusingIONSetup.The
metermustbeplacedinTESTmodeviathefrontpanel.SeeSwitchingtoTEST
Modeonpage 185.

Using Vista (standard meter)


1. OpenthemeterinVista.
2. NavigatetoRevenueandclicktheSetup&Controlsbuttoninthebottomright
handcorneroftherevenuescreen.

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3. SelecttheTESTModeradiobutton.YouwillbepromptedfortheIONEnterprise
userpassword.Ifmetersecurityisenabled,youwillalsobepromptedforthe
meterpassword.

Usethisscreentoviewandresettheregistersthataccumulaterealtimedata.For
moreinformationseetheVistasectionoftheonlineIONEnterpriseHelp.

Using Vista (hardware-locked meter)


YoucannotplaceahardwarelockedmeterinTESTmodeusingIONEnterpriseor
IONSetupsoftware.ThemetermustbeplacedinTESTmodeviathefrontpanel.
SeeSwitchingtoTESTModeonpage 185.

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Changing TEST Mode Timeout


Ifnofrontpanelbuttonsarepressed,themeterwillexitTESTmodeafter30
minutes(unlessthedefaultTESTmodetimeoutvaluehasbeenchanged).Whilein
TESTmode,thevalueonthebottomrightofthestatusbarindicatestheamountof
timebeforeTESTmodetimesout.ThemeteralwaysreturnstoNORMmodewhen
theTESTmodetimeoutelapses.

The timer indicates


the TEST mode
timeout.

Thetimeoutvalueresetsto30minuteseachtimeyoupressanyfrontpanelbutton.
BydefaulttheTESTmodetimeoutvalueis30minutes.

YoucanchangethevalueoftheTESTmodetimeoutusingIONEnterpriseorION
Setupsoftwareorthefrontpanel.

Using the front panel


Followthesestepsifyouareusingthefrontpanel:

NOTE
You must be in TEST mode to change the TEST mode time-out if you have the hardware-lockable meter.

1. EntertheSetupmenubyholdingdowntheAlt/Enterbutton.
2. Scrollthroughthemenuitems,highlightDISPLAYOPTIONS,andpresstheAlt/
Enterbutton.
3. ScrolldownandhighlighttheTESTMODETOmenuitem.PressAlt/Enter.
4. ThecurrentTESTmodetimeoutisdisplayed.UsetheUporDownarrow
buttonstochangethevalueofthehighlighteddigit.PresstheUporDownarrow
buttontochangethepositionofthehighlightcursor.Whenyouhaveenteredthe
newvalueoftheTESTmodetimeoutinseconds,presstheAlt/Enterbutton.
5. SelectYEStoConfirmthechange,andenterthemeterpasswordifrequired.

Using ION Setup


FollowthesestepsifyouareusingIONSetup:
1. StartIONSetupandconnecttothedesiredmeterinAdvancedMode.
2. LocatetheDisplayOptionsmoduleinthemodulelistanddoubleclicktoopen
themodule.
3. IntheDisplayOptionsmodule,clicktheSetupRegisterstabanddoubleclick
theTESTModeTimeoutsetupregister.Thedefaultsettingforthissetupregister
is1800seconds(30minutes).

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4. SettheTESTModeTimeouttothedesiredtime.Youcanchoosefromanumeric
boundedformatoranelapsedintervalformat.
5. ClickSendtotransmitthechangestothemeter.

Using Designer
FollowthesestepsifyouareusingDesigner:
1. OpenDesignerandconnecttothedesiredmeter.
2. DoubleclicktheDisplaySetupfolderontheDesignerscreen.
3. RightclickontheDisplayOptionsmoduletoaccessthesetupregisters.Select
theTESTModeTimeoutsetupregisterandclickModifytoedit.
4. SettheTESTModeTimeouttothedesiredtime.Youcanchoosefromanumeric
boundedformatoranelapsedintervalformat.
5. ClickOKtosendthechangestothemeter.

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TEST Mode Default Display Screens


RecallthatthevaluesshownintheTESTmodedisplayscreensrepresentdifferent
accumulatorsthanthoseshowninNORMmode(althoughtheyperformsomeof
thesamebasicmeasurements).TheTESTmodedisplayvaluesareforcalibration
checkingpurposes;theywillonlyaccumulatewhilethemeterisinTESTmode.

OncethemeterisinTESTmodethefrontpanelcyclesthroughfourTESTmode
displayscreens:

1.kWhTEST
ThisscreenshowsTESTmodekWhdeliveredandreceivedvalues.

2.kVARh/KVAhTEST
ThisscreenshowsTESTmodekVARh/KVAhdeliveredandreceivedvalues.

3,4.InstantaneousDemandTEST
ThisscreenshowsTESTmodekWdeliveredandreceivedvalues.Both
quantitiesareproducedfromaSlidingWindow(RollingBlock)demand
calculation.ThisvalueisresetiftheDemandResetswitchisturnedwhile
thedeviceisinTESTmode.

TEST mode LED energy pulsing


AbovethedisplayscreenaretwopairsofenergypulsingLEDsandinfrared
outputs.TheLEDsandIRoutputsarefactoryconfiguredtopulsewhilethe
meterisinTESTmode.

WATT infrared VAR infrared


output output

WATT Multifunction Watthour/Varhour Meter VAR

TA 2.5 VTR
CA 0.2 :1
The Kh label CTR
Kh WATT LED VAR LED
indicates the 1.8 :5
default pulsing Freq 60 PKh
rate FM 9S

TheenergypulsingLEDsprovideanidealinterfaceforcalibrationchecking
instruments.TheKhlabel(totheleftofthedisplayscreen)indicatesthefactory
configuredpulsingrate.(YoucanchangetheenergypulsingfrequencywithION
EnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware.)RefertoTESTmodeonpage 28formore
informationaboutusingTESTmode.

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17 Resets
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforperformingvariousmeterresets.

In this chapter

Performing a Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192


UsingtheFrontPanel ................................................ 192
PerformingaMasterResetfromthefrontpanel ...................... 192
ParametersaffectedbyaMasterReset.............................. 193
PerformingaDemandResetfromthefrontpanel .................... 194
ParametersaffectedbyaDemandReset............................. 194
UsingIONSetup .................................................... 195
UsingVista......................................................... 196
MasterResetsandHardwarelockedMeters............................. 197

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Performing a Reset
Resetsallowyoutoclearvariousaccumulatedparametersstoredbythemeter.

NOTE
Be sure to record any important data before performing a meter reset.

Using the Front Panel


Thefollowingresetscanbeperformedviathefrontpanel:
MasterReset:
deletesmostaccumulatedvaluesandallderivedrevenuemeasurements
fromthemeter.
DemandReset:
resetsthepeakdemandvaluesloggedinthemeter.

Performing a Master Reset from the front panel


TheMasterResetbuttonisrecessedtoavoidaccidentalactivation.Youmustfirst
removethemeterscoverbeforeyoucanperformaMasterReset:

DANGER
MASTER HAZARD OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, EXPLOSION OR ARC FLASH
RESET
During normal operation of the meter, hazardous voltages are present on its terminal strips and blades.
Do not touch the meters terminal strips or blades while the meter powered.
Ensure meter is connected to the protective earth ground.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.

NOTE:Ensurefuses(customersupplied)areinstalledinallvoltagemeasurement
inputsandauxiliary(control)powercircuits.

1. Removeanyantitampersealingdevicelocatedatthebaseofthemeter.These
devicessealthemetercovertothebackplate.
2. Rotateplasticcoverturncounterclockwiseandpullcoveroff.

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3. Usingapinorsimilarinstrument,pressandholdtheMasterResetbuttonuntil
theMasterResetinProgressmessageisdisplayedonthefrontpanel.

CAUTION
After initiating a Master Reset, wait until the Master Reset Completed message appears on the front
panel (or about two minutes, depending on your firmware). This allows the meter to completely reset
parameters. This is especially important if you are powering down the meter after a Master Reset.

Parameters affected by a Master Reset


TheMasterResetbuttonresetsmanyofthedevicesmeasurementsandlogs.The
modethatthemeterisin(NORMmodeorTESTmodeseeModesofOperation
onpage31)definesthevaluesthatwillbereset.

NORM or ALT mode


InNORMorALTmode,thefollowingparametersareresettozero:
EnergyandDemand
PeakDemand
LossCalculation
LongtermMin/Max
PowerAvailability
PowerQualitydisturbancecounters
TimeofUse
Thefollowingarecleared:
EventLog
AllDataRecorders
AllWaveformRecorders

TEST mode
AllTESTmodeEnergyandDemandmeasurementsaresettozero.

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Performing a Demand Reset from the front panel


TheDemandResetswitchcanbeactivatedwiththecoveronoroff.

Inmostapplications,theDemandResetswitchissealedwithanantitamper
mechanism;athroughholeintheswitchcanaccommodateeitheranexternalseal
oralockingmechanism.SeeDemandResetSwitchSealonpage 69fordetailsof
antitampersealing.

Parameters affected by a Demand Reset


Themodethatthemeterisin(forexample,NORMmodeorTESTmode)defines
thevaluesthatwillbereset.

TEST mode
resetsthetestdemandparameterstozero.

Demand Lockout Time


ThesetupregisterlabeledDemandLockoutTime(DisplayOptionsmodule)setsthe
minimumtimeallowedbetweenconsecutivedemandresets;themeterignores
anyattemptstoresetthedemandoutsidetheboundsoftheregister.

ThedefaultvaluefortheDemandLockouttimeis25days.Fordetailsonthe
DemandLockoutTimesetupregister,refertoDemandandPeakDemand
ModuleOverviewonpage 121.

FormoredetailsontheDisplayOptionsmodule,seetheIONReference.

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Using ION Setup


1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetotheVerificationfolder.
3. SelectNormalModeandclickDisplay.

4. SelectthedesiredtabintheNormalModedialogbox.Tworesetsareavailable:
PeakResetandMasterReset.Clicktheappropriatebuttontoperformthereset
(PeakDemandintheexamplebelow).

NOTE
Master reset is not accessible via software in a hardware-locked ION8600 meter, whether the meter is in
TEST, ALT or NORM mode. A master reset on a hardware-locked meter can only be performed from the
front panel. See Master Resets and Hardware-locked Meters on page 197 for screen details. With a
meter that is not hardware-locked, you can perform a Master Reset via software. It does not have to be
in TEST mode.

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Adialogboxinformsyouwhentheresetiscomplete.

Using Vista
OpenyourmeterinVista.YoucanperformseveralresetsfromwithinVista:

Performing a Peak Demand Reset or Master Reset

NOTE
Master reset is not accessible via software in a hardware-locked ION8600 meter, whether the meter is in
TEST, ALT or NORM mode. A master reset on a hardware-locked meter can only be performed from the
front panel. With a meter that is not hardware-locked, you can perform a Master Reset via software. It
does not have to be in TEST mode.

1. ClicktheSystem&LogstabandclicktheSetup&Controlsobject.
2. Clicktheappropriateresetbuttontoperformthereset.

Performing a Min/Max Reset


1. ClicktheVolts&AmpstabandclicktheLongtermMin/MaxMeasurements
object.
2. ClicktheMin/Maxresetbuttontoperformthereset.

Performing a Sag/Swell or Harmonics Min/Max Reset


1. ClickthePowerQualitytabandclickthePowerQualityControlsobject.
2. Clicktheappropriateresetbuttontoperformthereset.

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Master Resets and Hardware-locked Meters


MasterresetisnotaccessibleviasoftwareinahardwarelockedION8600meter,
whetherthemeterisinTEST,ALTorNORMmode.Amasterresetonahardware
lockedmetercanonlybeperformedfromthefrontpanel.

Test Mode
InTestmode,thefollowingscreenisdisplayed:

Normal Mode, Locked


InthiscasethemeterattemptstheMasterReset,butrevenueandeventlogsarenot
cleared.TherestoftheMasterResetissuccessful.

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18 Alerting
IONalertscansendanemailorcontactamodem,fax,pager,orsoftwareinthe
eventofauserspecifiedcondition.Theseconditionscanbechangesinrelaysor
powerqualityproblemsincludingsurges,sags,swellsandoutages.

Thischapterexplainshowtoconfigureyourmeternetworkforalerting.

In this chapter

Alerting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
AlertingIONSoftwareviatheAlarmServer ............................ 200
RemoteSiteEventNotification .................................... 201
AlertingviaanAlphanumericPager ................................... 201
AlertingviaaNumericPager ......................................... 202
AlertingviaEmail ................................................... 203

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Alerting
ThemetersAlertmodulesendsanalertwheneveritsTriggerinputispulsed.You
canconnectthisinputtoanymodulethatproducesapulseoutput.Youcanuse
modulesthatmonitoralarmconditionssuchaschangesinrelaystatusandpower
qualityproblems.Forexample,youcanconnecttheTriggerinputtotheoutputof
aSetpointmodule,therebyallowingtheAlertmoduletosendanalertwhenthe
setpointconditionisreached.

TheAlertmoduledeliversthesetypesofalerts:
NumericPager
AlphanumericPager
PEGASYS(foralertstoPEGASYSsoftware)
IONAlert(foralertstoIONEnterprisesoftware)
ASCII
Email

SelectionbetweenmodesismadewiththeAlertmoduleAlertTypesetupregister.

TheAlertmodulerequiresaccesstoeitheramodem(adedicatedmodemora
modemhandlingaloopofmeters)orEthernet(fortheAlertmoduleemail
capabilities).
YourmeterhasnopreconfiguredAlertframework.Fordetailedinformation
aboutalerting,includinghowtobuildaframeworktosendalerts,refertotheAlert
moduledescriptionintheIONReference.

Alerting ION Software via the Alarm Server


NOTE
For detailed information about sending alerts to ION Enterprise software via the Alarm Server, refer to
the ION Enterprise online help.

TheAlarmServercanrunonanyIONEnterprisePrimaryorSecondaryserver.
Theservercomputershouldhaveadedicatedphonelineandmodem.Modemsat
remotesitesareprogrammedtodialtheserversphonenumberwhenapriority
eventoccurs.TheAlarmServermonitorsthephonelineandwaitsfortheremote
sitestoannunciateevents.ThemostcommonuseoftheAlarmServeristohandle
RemoteSiteEventNotification.

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Remote Site Event Notification

Server or LAN
Dedicated Alarm
Alarm Server.exe Server Modem 1. Remote Site informs
the Alarm Server that
a priority message
exists Modem Site

2. Server computer
receives the alarm

Connection
Manager
3. Communication
Services contact the
Any Dialout Modem modem site and retrieve
priority messages

TheAlarmServerusesaseriesofcommandlineargumentstospecifytheactions
ittakeswhenapriorityeventisreported.Thesecommandsmustbeenteredonthe
computerthatisrunningtheAlarmServerutility.TypicallytheAlarmServeris
configuredtolaunchtheConnectionManager,whichdialsuptheremotesiteand
retrievesthelogsfromthedevices.TheAlarmServercanalsobeconfiguredto
launchotherapplications.Aseriesofparameterswitchesareaddedtothe
commandlinetopassinformationabouttheeventtotheapplicationthatis
launched.

Configuring the Alarm Server


TheAlarmServershouldhaveadedicatedphoneline,modem,andCOMportto
avoidconflictswithothersoftwareandhardwarecomponents.

ThemodemusedbytheAlarmServerisnotconfiguredwiththeManagement
Console;onlydialoutmodemsareconfiguredintheManagementConsole.The
AlarmServersexecutable,alarmsrv.exe,istypicallylocatedin...\ION
Enterprise\SYSTEM\bin.YoucanruntheAlarmServerinaconsolewindow,or
youcandefineashortcuticonthatincludesallofthecommandlinearguments
required.

Alarm Server Command Line Arguments


RefertotheIONMeterAlertstechnicalnoteforalistofcommandlinesthatthe
AlarmServersupports.

Alerting via an Alphanumeric Pager


NOTE
For detailed information about building a framework for alerting via an alphanumeric pager, refer to the
Alert module description in the online ION Reference.

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IfanalphanumericpagerisspecifiedasthedestinationaddressintheAlert
module,thenanalphanumericpagingservicereceivesamessagefromtheION
meter.

Oncethemodematthepagingserviceiscontacted,theIONmetertransmitsthe
followinginformation:
Pageridentificationnumber
Localtime(year,month,date,hours,minutes,seconds)
Remotesiteidentification
Priorityofthealarm
Alertmessage,withtextstringsandrealtimemeasuredvalues

ToincludeamodulesSourceinputinthemessage,referencethemessagestringby
usingtheform%Vn,wherenistheSourceinputnumber.InthefollowingMessage
registersetting,thekWtotvalueis%V1.ThestringincludesSourceinput1which
wouldbethekWtotregisterfromthePowerMetermodule.

Thedestinationregistercontainsyourmodemaccessnumberforthepaging
serviceproviderandiswhatisdialedoutfirst.ThePagerNumregisteristhepager
accessnumberthatisprovidedbyyourpagingcompany.

Alerting via a Numeric Pager


NOTE
For detailed information about building a framework for alerting via a numeric pager, refer to the Alert
module description in the online ION Reference.

IfanumericpagerisspecifiedasthedestinationaddressintheAlertmodule,then
anumericpagingservicereceivesamessagefromtheIONmeter.Duetothe
inherentlimitationsinnumericpaging,theIONmetercanonlysendastringof
digitstothepagingservice.TheAlertmodulethenwaitsaspecifiedtime,
determinedbythenumberofcommasinsertedafterthephonenumberinthePager
Numsetupregister.Finally,theAlertmoduledialsthemessagedigitalstring.

TherearetwoimportantfactorstoconsiderwhensettinguptheAlertmodulefor
numericpaging.First,besuretospecifyastringofdigitsthatismeaningfultoyou,
suchasacodedmessage.Second,beawarethatthereisnowaytoensurethata
messagehasbeensuccessfullytransmitted;theremaybeabusysignaloran
answeringmachinemaytakethecall.Thenumberofcommasyouaddtoyourdial
stringisanestimateofhowlongthemodemattheremotesitewaitsbeforeit
transmitsnumbers.

NOTE
In the following destination-setting example: 1-250-555-777,,,,,999#, the pager number is 1-250-555-
777 and the message string that displays on the pager is 999. You may need to insert 9,,, before the
destination number if the line you are using is not a direct line. In this case the destination number is 9,,1-
250-555-666,,999#

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Alerting via Email


NOTE
For detailed information about setting up your network and building a framework for meter email
(MeterM@il) alerts, refer to the technical note ION MeterM@il.

IfemailisspecifiedasthedestinationaddressintheAlertmodulethenanemail
messageissenttoanyaddressyouspecify.Youcanonlysetoneemailaddressper
Alertmodule.Ifyouwanttosendanalerttomorethanoneemailaddressyou
needtocreateagroupbesureyouremailserverisconfiguredtosendemailto
groupsviaSMTP(SimpleMessageTransportProtocol).

Followthestepsbelowtosendemailalertsfromyourmeter.Notethatyourmeter
mustsupportemailing(withacorrectlyconfiguredSMTPserver):
1. CreateanAlertmodule.
2. ConfiguretheseAlertmodulesetupregistersasindicated:
Messagetypeinthetextofthealerttobeemailed.
Destinationtypeinthedestinationemailaddress.
TypeselectEmail.
ComPortselectEthernet.
Locationtypeinacustomstring;thisisoptional,andappearsintheemail.
EmailFromtypeinanaddressthatyouwanttheemailtoappearfrom.This
mayberequiredassomeSMTPserversonlyacceptemailsfromvalid
addresses.
3. CreateanIONmodulethatwillproduceapulseonitsTriggeroutputwhenthe
exceptionaleventoccurs(forexample,aSetpointmodulepulsesitsTrigger
outputwhenthesetpointconditionisreached).
4. LinktheAlertmodulesTriggerinputtotheTriggeroutputofthemodulecreated
instep3.
Sendandsave.WhentheTriggerinputispulsed,theAlertmoduleestablishes
communicationswiththeSMTPmailserver,andemailsthealertmessage.

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19 Setpoints
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforconfiguringmetersetpoints.

In this chapter

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

Configuring Setpoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206


UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 206
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 206
UsingVista ..................................................... 206
RelativeSetpointModuleSettings ..................................... 207
FineTuningOverConditionMonitoring ............................ 207

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Introduction
TheRelativeSetpointmoduleprovidesextensivecontrol,secondaryprotection,
andanalysiscapabilitiesbyallowingyoutoinitiateanactioninresponsetoa
specificcondition.Itisparticularlyusefulforperformingactionsbasedon
differencesbetweenavalue(e.g.kWonphaseA)relativetoareferencevalue(e.g.
kWdemandforallthreephases).Usethismodulesoutputsfordemandcontrolof
equipmentoranyotherapplicationsrequiringsetpointactivityrelativetoa
varyingvalue.SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationontheRelativeSetpoint
module.

Configuring Setpoints
UseIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftwaretochangeyourmeterssetpoints.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureSetpointsusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


1. ConnecttoyourmeterinIONSetup,usingAdvancedMode.
2. ClickontheRelativeSetpointmoduleyouwishtoconfigure.

Using Vista
OpenyourmeterinVista,andclickontheSetpointstab.ClicktheSetupgrouping
object.Usetheswitchestoturnvariousmonitoringonandoff(seecircledbelow).
Clickthenumericboxestoeditconditionsettings.

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Relative Setpoint Module Settings


TheRelativeSetpointmodulesmonitorthefollowingforoverconditions:phase
current,kWdemand,andvoltageunbalance.

Module Label Description

Relative Setpoint 1 Over KW sd When active, this annunciates when the total kW SWDemand exceeds a specified amount.

Relative Setpoint 2 Over I a When active, this annunciates when the current on phase A exceeds a specified amount.

Relative Setpoint 3 Over I b When active, this annunciates when the current on phase B exceeds a specified amount.

Relative Setpoint 4 Over I c When active, this annunciates when the current on phase C exceeds a specified amount.

Relative Setpoint 5 Over V unbal When active, this annunciates if the voltage unbalance exceeds a specified percentage.

Relative Setpoint 6 Over I 4 When active, this annunciates when I 4 exceeds a specified amount.

Relative Setpoint 7 Over I 5 When active, this annunciates when I 5 exceeds a specified amount.

NOTE
There is usually no need to change any of the Relative Setpoint modules setup registers for normal
operation of the meter.

SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationontheRelativeSetpointmodule.

Fine Tuning Over Condition Monitoring


Ifyouwanttofinetuneoverconditionmonitoring,theonlysetupregistersyou
shouldchangeareSusUntlONandSusUntlOFF.

SusUntlONdetermineshowlongthemoduleswaitafteranoverconditionis
detectedbeforereportingit.Thisgivesthemonitoredvalueashortperiodto
correctitselfbeforetheeventisregisteredwiththemodulesothatverybriefover
conditionsareignored.Similarly,SusUntlOFFistheamountoftimeanormal
valuemustbepresentbeforethemoduleconsidersnormaloperationtobe
restored.BothSusUntlONandSusUntlOFFvaluesareenteredinseconds(the
defaultvalueforbothis30seconds).

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20 Reports
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforviewingvariousmeterreportsandlogs.

In this chapter

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210

Viewing Meter Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210


UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 210
UsingIONSetup ................................................ 210
UsingVista ..................................................... 212

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Introduction
Accumulatedmetervaluesaresavedinlogs.Theselogsareacquiredbyyour
energymanagementsoftware(IONEnterpriseorthirdparty)andsavedinits
databaseforanalysisandreporting.

TheReportercomponentofIONEnterpriseisadatabasereportingapplicationthat
letsyoudefine,generate,andmanagecomprehensivereportsbasedonthe
informationinyoursystemdatabase.Itprocessesselecteddataandgeneratesa
finishedreportinMicrosoftExcelformat.

Formoreinformationonreports,seetheReportersectionoftheonlineION
EnterpriseHelp.

Viewing Meter Logs


ViewmeterlogsusingIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware,orthefrontpanel.

Using the Front Panel


Thefrontpanelonlydisplaysrecenthighpriorityevents(EventLog).

PresstheUp/DownbuttonstonavigatetotheEventLog.

Using ION Setup


DisplayvariousmeterlogsorreportsusingtheReportAssistant.
1. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode.
2. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetotheReportsfolder.

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3. SelectoneofthelogsorcomparisonsinthelistandclickDisplaytoviewthe
associatedlog.
BelowisanexampleofanEventsLog.

4. Youcanview,saveorprintthelog.ClickClosetoexit.

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Using Vista
OpenyourmeterinVistaandclickonthevarioustabsavailable.Clickagrouping
objecttoviewtheassociatedlogs.ThefollowinglogsareavailableinVista:
Volts/Ampstab:
MeterEvents
Voltage
Current
Power
Frequency/PF

Revenuetab:
RevenueData

PowerQualitytab:
HarmonicsTrending
Transient&Sag/SwellStatisticsCBEMA
Waveforms/SequenceofEvents

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A DigitalOutputmodule131
alarmserver200 digitaloutputs131
configuring201 displaysetup
remotesiteeventnotification201 menu37
alerting displays
viaalphanumericpager202 disksimulator26
viaemail203 displayscreens177
vianumericpager202 histogram25
alphanumericpageralerts202 nameplate25
altmode numeric24
displayscreens178 phasor26
switchingto27 statusbar24
timeofusescreens179 timeanddate26
analoginputs134 timestamped26
AnalogOutputmodule134 types24
analogoutputs134
E
B emailalerts203
basicsetup EN50160
frontpanelmenu32 logging150
beforeyoucanusethisguide17 energydemandlog149
buswiring80 energypulsingwithLEDs141
EtherGate85
C EthernetCommunicationsmodule84
CalibrationPulsermodule131,138 ethernetsetup35
calibrationpulsing132 event
CBEMA/ITIC168,169 eventlogdisplays178
changes EventLogandNameplateDisplays25
confirming31 EventLogControllermodule152
clock eventlogging152
configuration112 displaying153
Clockmodule112 eventpriority152
communications externalIONevents152
directlytometer87
communicationscard74 F
configuringleadingzeros175 factoryinformation164
configuringparametertitles176 features
configuringthemeterforModemGate92 frontpanel20
connections formatsetupmenu37
RS23278 frontpanel
CTR21compliantmodem89 accessingthesetupmenu29
current adjustingcontrast20
harmonics179 comportssetup33
configuringleadingzeros175
D configuringparametertitles176
data configuringthemeterwith29
historicallogging147 demandresetswitch21
datalogging displaysetup37
viewing151 ethernetsetup35
daylightsavingstime113 formatsetup37
defaultlogging146 LEDpulsers21
demandforgiveness121 masterresetbutton22
demandresetswitch21 modifyingpassword38
DigitalInputmodule133 navigationbuttons21
opticalport21 N
securitysetup38 navigationbuttons21
TESTmodebutton23 using31
webconfig39 normmode27
frontpanelfeatures20 displayscreens177
numericdisplays24
G
numericpageralerting202
gettingmoreinformation17
Grayhill127 O
onboarddigitalinputs133
H opticalport21
harmonics179
opticalprobe76
logs148
outofrangescreen31
histogramdisplays25
overconditionmonitoring207
histograms
frontpanel179 P
historicdatalog147 password
changing38
I modifyingpasswordsubmenu38
I/OExpander127
PeriodicTimermodule146
instantaneousmeasurements179
phasordiagramdisplays26
internalmodem88
phasordiagrams
IONEnterprise
frontpanel179
reporting149
PowerMetermodule48
IONsoftware
powerqualitysetup166
alertingviaalarmserver200
Pulsermodule131,138
L R
LEDpulsers21
RelativeSetpointmodule206
LEDs140
revenuelog147
logging
RS232
changinglogdepths146
connections78
changinglogfrequency146
default146 S
defaultconfiguration147 sag/swell
EN50160150 logging150
historicaldata147 Sag/Swellmodule168
losslog148 Scaledoperationalvalues(SOV)70
recordingcapacity154 seasons163
sag/swell150 security
timeofuse148 deviceaccessforIONservices65
transient150 disablingviafrontpanel38
losslog148 modifyingpassword38
securitysetupmenu38
M
serialcomsettings34
MainsSignallingEvaluationmodule166
serialconnections77
manualterminology16
setup
masterresetbutton
powerquality166
locationof22
setupmenu
parametersaffected22
accessingviafrontpanel29
modem
basic32
internal88
comports33
ModemGate
configuring using navigation buttons
configuringthemeterfor92
31
modesofoperation27
confirmingchanges31
altmode27
demandsetup33
normmode27
networksetup35
testmode28
returningtopreviousscreen31
molexextensioncables76
serialcomsettings34
MV90110,147
SlidingWindowDemandmodule119
statusbar24
switchthemetertoTESTmode181

T
testmode
displaysscreens181
LEDenergypulsing181
switchingto28
timeout188
TESTmodebutton23
TimeofUsemodule161
TOU148
frontpanelscreens179
TOUProgramManager164
transientlogging150
Transientmodule166,169

V
voltage
harmonics179

W
WaveformRecordermodule146
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