Idec Micro Channel Tag

Introduction

The Idec Micro serial channel Channel Tag Icon provides a serial SCADA/HMI communication channel to Idec Micro PLCs.

Configuration Properties

The Idec Micro serial channel supports the properties of the Active Channel Tag plus these properties:

Property Type Version Description
Port WSTRING 2.1 The name of the communications port. For example 'COM1:'
Mode WSTRING 2.1 The serial port communication speed, data format and handshake mode.
Click the Browse button Browse button to edit the serial port mode using the Serial Port Mode Editor. You can also type in the serial port mode string directly. See Serial Port Mode String for how this property is formatted.

Tag Commands

The Idec Micro Serial Channel Tag supports the tag commands of the Active Channel Tag.:

Example Configuration

This is an example of a channel suitable for an Idec Micro PLC.

PropertyValue
ReplyTimeoutT#5s
PortCOM1
ModeBaud=9600 Parity=E Data=7 Stop=1

Notes:

Relationships to Other Tag Types

The Idec Micro Channel Tag builds on the features of these tag types:

Further Information

Idec Micro PLC Tag

To learn about the Idec Micro PLC Tags that can be associated with Idec Micro serial channels.

Alarm Handling

To learn about alarm management.

Serial Port Mode Editor

To learn how to set the communications speed, data format, and handshake mode of the serial port.

Glossary

For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.