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How to configure the PM8000 digital inputs using ION Setup

Issue
How to configure the PM8000 digital inputs using ION Setup

Product Line
PM8000 series meters
PM8240
PM8243
PM8244

Environment
ION Setup
User guide, Meter configuration, Digital Inputs

Cause
Need to know how to configure the digital inputs on a PM8000 using ION Setup

Resolution
You can use ION Setup to configure the meter's onboard and/or option module digital inputs.

To configure the onboard digital inputs using ION Setup:
  1. Start ION Setup.
  2. Open the Setup Assistant for your meter.
  3. Navigate to I/O > Digital Inputs. The tabs correspond to each digital input. Click on the tab for the digital input you want to edit.
  4. Configure the digital input by selecting the parameter and clicking Edit.
  5. Once the parameter has been configured, click OK to save the setting to the meter.
Parameter Value/range Description
Input Mode Pulse, KYZ, A/C, IRIG-B Specifies how the meter processes the signal:
  • Pulse: the meter counts an entire pulse (from off-on to on-off) as one input.
  • KYZ: the meter counts a transition (from off-on to on-off) as one input.
  • A/C: the meter detects analog signals where the ON condition is based on the presence of an AC signal.
  • IRIG-B: the meter detects an IRIG-B time synchronization signal.
Polarity Inverting/Non-inverting Specifies if the signal from the digital port is inverted or not inverted.
Debounce 0.000 - 1.000 Specifies how long (in seconds) the signal must remain in a state to be considered a valid state change.
Port Defined by your meter's hardware Your meter's physical digital input port.





















Note: IRIG-B can only be connected to one of the digital inputs located on the meter base, not an option module. You must also configure your meter's clock to use IRIG-B time synchronization.


To configure the option module digital inputs using ION Setup:
  1. Start ION Setup.
  2. Open the Setup Assistant for your meter.
  3. Navigate to Expansion Module > Option I/O Modules and select the module tab that corresponds to the option module with the digital input you want to configure.
  4. Select the digital input channel and click Edit. The setup screen for that digital input is displayed.
  5. Configure the digital input by selecting the parameter and clicking Edit.
  6. Once the parameter has been configured, click OK to save the setting to the meter.
Parameter Value/range Description
Input Mode Pulse, KYZ, A/C, IRIG-B Specifies how the meter processes the signal:
  • Pulse: the meter counts an entire pulse (from off-on to on-off) as one input.
  • KYZ: the meter counts a transition (from off-on to on-off) as one input.
  • A/C: the meter detects analog signals where the ON condition is based on the presence of an AC signal.
  • IRIG-B: the meter detects an IRIG-B time synchronization signal.
Polarity Inverting/Non-inverting Specifies if the signal from the digital port is inverted or not inverted.
Debounce 0.000 - 1.000 Specifies how long (in seconds) the signal must remain in a state to be considered a valid state change.
Port Defined by your meter's hardware Your meter's physical digital input port.





















Note: IRIG-B can only be connected to one of the digital inputs located on the meter base, not an option module.
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