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Danger Thissymbolindicatesthepresenceofdangerousvoltagewithinand outsidetheproductenclosurethatmayconstituteariskofelectric shock,seriousinjuryordeathtopersonsifproperprecautionsarenot followed. Caution Thissymbolalertstheusertothepresenceofhazardsthatmaycause minorormoderateinjurytopersons,damagetopropertyordamage tothedeviceitself,ifproperprecautionsarenotfollowed. Note Thissymboldirectstheusersattentiontoimportantinstallation, operatingandmaintenanceinstructions.

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Installation Considerations
InstallationandmaintenanceoftheION8600metershouldonlybeperformedby qualified,competentpersonnelthathaveappropriatetrainingandexperience withhighvoltageandcurrentdevices.Themetermustbeinstalledinaccordance withallLocalandNationalElectricalCodes.

DANGER
Failure to observe the following instructions may result in severe injury or death.

DuringnormaloperationoftheION8600meter,hazardousvoltagesarepresent onitsterminalstrips,andthroughouttheconnectedpotentialtransformer(PT), currenttransformer(CT),digital(status)input,controlpowerandexternalI/O circuits.PTandCTsecondarycircuitsarecapableofgeneratinglethalvoltages andcurrentswiththeirprimarycircuitenergized.Followstandardsafety precautionswhileperforminganyinstallationorservicework(i.e.removingPT fuses,shortingCTsecondaries,etc.). Theterminalstripsonthemeterbaseshouldnotbeuseraccessibleafter installation. Donotusedigitaloutputdevicesforprimaryprotectionfunctions.These includeapplicationswherethedevicesperformenergylimitingfunctionsor provideprotectionofpeoplefrominjury.DonotusetheION8600insituations wherefailureofthedevicescancauseinjuryordeath,orcausesufficientenergy tobereleasedthatcanstartafire.Themetercanbeusedforsecondary protectionfunctions. DonotHIPOT/Dielectrictestthedigital(status)inputs,digitaloutputs,or communicationsterminals.RefertothelabelontheION8600meterforthe maximumvoltagelevelthedevicecanwithstand.

CAUTION
Observe the following instructions, or permanent damage to the meter may occur.

TheION8600meteroffersarangeofhardwareoptionsthataffectinputratings. TheION8600metersserialnumberlabellistsallequippedoptions.Applying currentlevelsincompatiblewiththecurrentinputswillpermanentlydamage themeter.Thisdocumentprovidesinstallationinstructionsapplicabletoeach hardwareoption. TheION8600meterschassisgroundmustbeproperlyconnectedtothe switchgearearthgroundforthenoiseandsurgeprotectioncircuitrytofunction correctly.Failuretodosowillvoidthewarranty. Terminalscrewtorque:Barriertype(current,voltage,andrelayterminalscrews: 1.35Nm(1.00ftlbs.)max.Capturedwiretype(digitalinputs/outputs, communications,powersupply:0.90Nm(0.66ftlbs.)max.

FCC Notice
ThisequipmenthasbeentestedandfoundtocomplywiththelimitsforaClassA digitaldevice,pursuanttoPart15oftheFCCRules.Theselimitsaredesignedto providereasonableprotectionagainstharmfulinterferencewhentheequipmentis operatedinacommercialenvironment.Thisequipmentgenerates,uses,andcan radiateradiofrequencyenergyand,ifnotinstalledandusedinaccordancewith theinstructionmanual,maycauseharmfulinterferencetoradiocommunications. Operationofthisequipmentinaresidentialareaislikelytocauseharmful interferenceinwhichcasetheuserwillberequiredtocorrecttheinterferenceathis ownexpense.TheRingerEquivalenceNumber(REN)fortheION8600optional internalmodemis0.6.ConnectiontotheION8600internalmodemshouldbe madeviaanFCCPart68complianttelephonecord(notsupplied).TheION8600 cannotbeusedonapubliccoinphoneserviceorpartylineservices.

Network Compatibility Notice for the Internal Modem


Theinternalmodeminmetersequippedwiththisoptioniscompatiblewiththe telephonesystemsofmostcountriesintheworld,withtheexceptionofAustralia andNewZealand.Useinsomecountriesmayrequiremodificationoftheinternal modemsinitializationstrings.Ifproblemsusingthemodemonyourphone systemoccur,pleasecontactPowerMeasurementTechnicalSupport.

Standards Compliance

CSA: Certified to CAN/ Certified to CSA C22.2 No.1010-1 UL 3111

Limitation of Liability
PowerMeasurementreservestherighttomakechangesinthedeviceoritsspecifications identifiedinthisdocumentwithoutnotice.PowerMeasurementadvisescustomersto obtainthelatestversionofthedevicespecificationsbeforeplacingorderstoverifythatthe informationbeingrelieduponbythecustomeriscurrent. Regardlessofwhetheranyremedysetforthhereinfailsofitsessentialpurpose,exceptto theextentthefollowinglimitationisprohibitedbyapplicablelaw,PowerMeasurement shallnot,inanyeventorunderanylegalclaimortheory(whetherbasedoncontract, indemnity,warranty,tort(includingnegligenceandstrictliability)orotherwise),beliable totheoriginalpurchaseroranyotherpersonorentityforspecial,indirect,incidental, punitive,liquidated,specialorconsequentialdamageswhatsoeverwithrespecttoany purchasedproduct,including,withoutlimitation,businessinterruption,lossofuse,profit orrevenue,evenifPowerMeasurementhasbeenadvisedofthepossibilityofsuch damages.Totheextentthatalimitationorexclusionofconsequentialdamagesare prohibitedbyapplicablelaw,thenPowerMeasurementsliabilityshallbelimitedtotwice theamountoftherelevantpurchasedproduct. Theinformationcontainedinthisdocumentisbelievedtobeaccurateatthetimeof publication,however,PowerMeasurementassumesnoresponsibilityforanyerrorswhich mayappearhereandreservestherighttomakechangeswithoutnotice. Forproductorservicewarrantyinformation,pleaserefertotheapplicablePower MeasurementTermsandConditionsofSaleEquipmentorPowerMeasurementTerms andConditionsofSaleServicesatthefollowinginternetaddress: http://www.pwrm.com/buy/terms/ PowerMeasurement,ION,IONEnterprise,MeterM@il,WebMeteranddriveenergy performanceareeitherregisteredtrademarksortrademarksofPowerMeasurement.All othertrademarksarepropertyoftheirrespectiveowners. Coveredbyoneormoreofthefollowingpatents: U.S.PatentNos6825776,6813571,6798191,6798190,6792364,6792337,6751562,6745138, 6737855,6694270,6687627,6671654,6671635,6615147,6611922,6611773,6563697,6493644, 6397155,6186842,6185508,6000034,5995911,5828576,5736847,5650936,D459259,D458863, D443541,D439535,D435471,D432934,D429655,D429533,D427533.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Introduction ................................................................... 9 Front Panel .................................................................. 19 Templates and Firmware .............................................. 41 Basic Setup .................................................................. 47 Security ....................................................................... 51 Communications .......................................................... 73 Third Party Protocols .................................................... 95 Time .......................................................................... 111 Demand .................................................................... 117 Inputs / Outputs ........................................................ 125 Energy Pulsing ........................................................... 135 Logging ..................................................................... 141 Revenue .................................................................... 149 Power Quality ........................................................... 159 Displays .................................................................... 163 TEST Mode ................................................................ 175 Resets ....................................................................... 183 Alerting ..................................................................... 189 Setpoints ................................................................... 195 Power Availability ..................................................... 199 Reports ..................................................................... 207 Verifying Accuracy .................................................... 211

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Introduction
ION8600metersproviderevenueaccurate,trueRMSmeasurementsofvoltage, current,powerandenergy,andarecomplementedbyextensiveI/Ocapabilities, comprehensivelogging,andadvancedpowerqualitymeasurementand complianceverificationfunctions.Themeterscomewithanextensiveselectionof preconfigureddatascreensandmeasurements,soyoucanusethemetersoutof theboxorcustomizethemtofityouruniquerequirements. ION8600metersgiveyouthetoolstomanagecomplexenergysupplycontracts thatincludecommitmentstopowerquality.Youcanalsointegratethemeterswith IONsoftwareorotherenergymanagement,SCADA,automationandbilling systems,viaInternetcommunicationsandmultipleindustrystandard communicationchannelsandprotocolsincludingMV90.

In this chapter
ION 8600 Meters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 ION 8600 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 ..................................................... 13 ExpandedI/O .................................................... 14 TheMeterisFactoryConfiguredandReadytoOperate ................ 14 Using this Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Symbols......................................................... 15 Terminology ..................................................... 16 PDFDocuments.................................................. 16 GettingMoreInformation ............................................. 17 BeforeYouCanUsethisGuide..................................... 17

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ION 8600 Meters


ION8600metersaresuitedtoawiderangeofapplications.Themeterscanbeused asstandalonedevices,buttheirextensivecapabilitiesarefullyrealizedwhenused aspartofanenterpriseenergymanagement(EEM)system.TheION8600is availableinthefollowingfeaturesets:
Model
ION 8600A ION 8600B ION 8600C

Feature Set
10MB memory, 50 data recorders (800 channels), waveform recorders and transient detection 4MB memory, 20 data recorders (320 channels), MODBUS Mastering 2MB memory, 2 data recorders (32 channels), sag/swell detection

NOTE
For complete details of the ION 8600 meter feature sets, see the ION 8600 Datasheet available for download from the Power Measurement website (www.pwrm.com).

ION 8600 Naming Convention IntheserialnumberandANSIbarcodeareaofthemetersfrontpanelyoucan viewthefeatureset,formfactorandaswellasanyspecialorderoptionsavailable withthemeter.


Meter type: ION 8600 Feature Set Voltage Inputs Frequency COMMS Security Special Order I/O Option

P8600A0C0H6E0A0A
Form factor (36S, 35S, 9S...) Current Inputs Power Supply

Whentherearedifferencesbetweenthemodels(suchasafeaturespecifictoone model),itisindicatedwiththeappropriatemodelnumber.

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ION 8600 in Enterprise Energy Management Systems


Applicationsthatincludethemetertypicallyrequireadditionalequipment. Displayandanalysissoftwaretoolsarealmostalwaysusedtomanage,interpret anddistributethedatameasuredorloggedbyameter.Thereareusuallyavariety oftoolsused,andoftenthesetoolsareconnectedusingdifferentcommunications standardsandprotocols.Inmanycases,ametermustalsoprovidecontrol capabilitiesanddeviceleveldatasharing. Themetercanadapttomanysituations.Advancedcommunicationsallowdatato besharedsimultaneouslyacrossmultiplenetworks,builtinI/Oprovides monitoringandcontrolcapabilities,andavarietyofdisplayandanalysistoolscan beusedtomonitoryourpowersystem.

Data Display and Analysis Tools


Notonlydoesthemetersfrontpanelallowmeterconfigurationanddatadisplay, butthemeteralsointegratesseamlesslywithdisplayandanalysissoftware availablefromPowerMeasurement.IONEnterprisesoftwareisthenetworkand deviceconfigurationsoftwarethatalsoletsyouanalyzeandmonitoryoursystem andproducereportsforanydepartmentinanorganization.Furthermore,youcan usedataacquiredbythemeterinavarietyofthirdpartysystems.IONsoftwareis designedtomakeuseofalltheavailableadvancedcapabilities.

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The Front Panel


Localmonitoringandstandaloneapplicationsarefacilitatedbythemetersfront panelinterface.Thefrontpanelcombinesrealtimedisplayfeatureswithlimited deviceconfigurationfunctions.Thefrontpanelisoftenusedincombinationwith anIONsoftwaresystem,providinganinterfaceforfieldpersonnel.

WebMeter Internal Web Server Feature


AnonboardWebservercombinedwithanEthernetportprovidesquickandeasy accesstorealtimeenergyandbasicpowerqualityinformationwithoutspecial software:thisisWebMeterfunctionality.Thebuiltinwebpagesdisplayarangeof energyandbasicpowerqualityinformationthroughthewebenableddevice; thesepagesevensupportbasicmeterconfigurationtasks.

MeterM@il Internal Email Server Feature


Configurethemetertoautomaticallyemailhighpriorityalarmnotificationsor scheduledsystemstatusupdatemessagestoanyone,anywherewithinthefacility oraroundtheworld.Specifythetypeofeventthattriggersanemailalert,suchas powerqualitydisturbancesorloggeddataatanypredeterminedinterval,and haveyourIONsoftwareadministratorprogramthemetertorespondwitha MeterM@ilmessagewhentheseeventsoccur.MeterM@ilmessagescanbe receivedlikeanyemailmessageoveraworkstation,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. MicrosoftTerminalServicesenablefullIONEnterprisefunctionality,including controlfeatures.Someclientmachineconfigurationisrequired.

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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,anda33.6kbpsinternalmodem(bothFCCandCTR21compliant). Dependingonthehardwareoptionspurchased,uptofourseparateportscan communicatesimultaneously.

Digital and Analog I/O Options


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

Onboard I/O
ThemetercontainsfourFormCdigitaloutputsandthreeFormAdigitalinputs. TheycanbeusedformonitoringbreakertripsorsendKYZpulsinginformationto thirdpartysystemequipment.

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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,IONsoftware, orathirdpartyprotocolsuchasModbusorDNP. System Administrator or Manager Someusersneedtomakeminoradjustmentssothattheirmetersfittheirpower systems:datarecordingintervals,demandsubintervalsandotherparameters mayneedtobesetbeforethemeterssetupiscomplete.Theseuserswillusethe frontpanel,orIONsoftwaretochangesettingsinthedevicesoperatingsoftware. (IONEnterpriseishighlyrecommended.) Advanced User or Systems Integrator Advancedusersmaywanttomakeuseoftheflexibilityandpowerprovidedby thedevicesoperatingsoftware.Theseuserswillneedtobecomefamiliarwiththe IONarchitecture,andtheIONsoftwaretoolsusedtocustomizethedevices operation.

Symbols
Thefollowingsymbolsareusedinthismanualtowarnyouabouttheriskof injury,damagetotheequipment,inconvenienceiftheproperprocedureisnot followed,oradditionalinformationyoumaywanttoconsider.

CAUTION
This symbol alerts you to things that may cause loss of data, damage to your computer or your device.

DANGER
This symbol alerts you to things that may cause serious injury to a person. Only qualified, properly trained personnel should perform these procedures.

NOTE
A note provides you with additional information that you might want to consider.

TIP
This symbol draws your attention to information that will help you perform a task more quickly or easily.

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Terminology
Clear: Placethemousecursoroverthecheckboxforthespecified option,thenclickthemousebuttonsothatthecheckmarkis removedfromthecheckbox. Placethemousecursoroverthespecifiedoptionorbutton, thenpressandreleasethemousebutton. Placethemousecursoroverthespecifiedoptionorbutton, thenpressandreleasethemousebuttontwice. Holddownthemousebuttonwhilemovingthemousecursor totheappropriatelocation,thenreleasethebutton. Typetheinformation,thenpresstheENTERorRETURNkey. Positionthemousepointeroverasubmenuormenu command.Forexample,pointtotheFilemenu. Pressthespecifiedkeyorkeycombinationonyourkeyboard, forexample,pressCTRL+ALT+DEL. Placethemousepointeroverthecheckboxforthespecified option,thenclickthemousebuttonsothatanXorcheckmark appearsinthecheckbox. Or: Placethemousepointeroverthespecifiedboxorbutton,then clickthemousebutton. Type: Typetheinformation.DonotpresstheEnterorReturnkey.

Click: Double-click: Drag: Enter: Point: Press: Select:

PDF Documents
ThismanualisalsoprovidedinPDF(PortableDocumentFormat)atourwebsite: www.pwrm.com. UseAcrobatReadertoviewandprintthePDFversionofthemanual.When printingthemanual,pleaseprinttheentiremanual,includingthecopyrightand disclaimerstatements. ThePDFfilesforallPowerMeasurementproductsareavailablefromthePower Measurementwebsite.EachPowerMeasurementdevicehasinstallation informationandausersguidetoteachyouaboutthefeaturesofyourdevice. IONmetersareprogrammedusingIONmodulesthatarelinkedtocreate unlimitedcustomfunctionality.Yourmeterhasmanypreconfiguredmodules thatprovidemostfunctionalitythatyouneed.Ifyouwanttoextendorcustomize thefunctionalityofyourmeterconsulttheonlineIONReferenceforgeneral informationandIONmoduledescriptions.Forinformationonconfiguring featuressearchthetechnicalnotes.

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Getting More Information

Getting More Information


AdditionalinformationisavailablefromPowerMeasurement.Checkourwebsite atwww.pwrm.com,contactyourlocalPowerMeasurementrepresentative,or contactPowerMeasurementdirectly(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,wherePowerMeasurementsIONdevicesandIONsoftwareprovide beneficialsolutions.

Before You Can Use this Guide


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

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Front Panel
ThefrontpaneloftheION8600providesauserfriendlyinterfacefromwhichyou canviewsystemdataorconfiguremetersettings.Ascrollabledisplayandthree distinctmodes(NORM,ALTandTEST)provideeasyaccesstoafullrangeof functionsthroughasimplethreebuttonkeypad. Thischapterdescribesthefrontpanelandexplainshowtouseittodisplaydata, performtests,andsetupbasicconfigurationoptions.

In this chapter
Front Panel Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 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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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 139).

Demand reset switch


Locatedonthefrontofthemetersexternalcoverassembly,theDemandReset switchresetsthepeakdemandvaluesloggedinthemeter.Thisswitchcanbe activatedwiththecoveronoroff.WhentheION8600meterisinTESTmode,the DemandResetswitchresetsthetestdemandparameters. Inmostapplications,theDemandResetswitchissealedwithanantitamper mechanism;athroughholeintheswitchcanaccommodateeitheranexternalseal oralockingmechanism.SeeAntiTamperSealingMethodsonpage 72fora 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 83.

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Master Reset button


WATT
VAR

YoumustremovethemetercoveraswellasitslabeltoaccesstheMasterReset button;itisapinholelocatedinthelowerleftofthefaceplate(itislabeledEnergy Resetonsomemeters).Thisbuttonisrecessedtopreventaccidentalactivation. Forinstructionsonremovingthemetercover,seePerformingaMasterReset fromthefrontpanelonpage 184. UsetheMasterResetbuttontodeletemostaccumulatedvaluesandallderived revenuemeasurementsfromthemeter. TousetheMasterResetbutton: 1. 2. Removethecoverassembly. Usingapinorsimilarinstrument,pressandholdtheMasterResetbuttonuntil theMasterResetinProgressmessageisdisplayedonthefrontpanel.

MASTER RESET

TEST MODE

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.

Hardware-Locked Meters and Master Reset MasterresetisnotaccessibleviasoftwareinahardwarelockedION8600meter, whetherthemeterisinTEST,ALTorNORMmode.Toperformamasterreseton ahardwarelockedmeter,youmustremovethefrontcoverandpressthemaster resetbutton. 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

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Thefollowingarecleared: EventLog AllDataRecorders AllWaveformRecorders TESTmode AllTESTmodeEnergyandDemandmeasurementsaresettozero.

TEST mode button


WATT
VAR

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

ENERGY RESET

TEST MODE

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Display Screen Types


Thefrontpaneldisplaysmeasurements,configuredsettingsandconfiguration datainavarietyofforms.Thetypesofdisplayscreensaredescribedbelow.For informationoncustomizingthedisplayonyourmeter,seeConfiguringFront PanelDisplaysonpage 165.

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.YoumustuseIONsoftwareto retrieveallloggeddata:

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

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)


TheION8600meterdefaultstoNORMmodewhenpoweredup,andremainsin thismodeuntilyoumanuallyswitchtoALTorTEST.

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 71formoredetails.)

ALT mode
ALTmodeprovidesscrollingdisplayscreensthatshowpowersystemdata,billing information(includingextensiveTimeofUsedata)andmeterpropertiessuchas Nameplateinformation. ALTmodescreensaredescribedinALTmodedefaultdisplayscreenson page 170. 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 177.

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

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:

ThesettingscontainedintheSetupmenuaredescribedbelow. BasicSetup:changesbasicsettingsinthepowermeasurementsystem configuration. DemandSetup:RollingBlock/SlidingWindowandThermalDemandsettings. COM1Setup:RS232/RS485multiplexedportsetup. COM2Setup:RS485portoroptionalmodemsetup. COM3Setup:opticalportsetup. COM4Setup:settingsfortheoptionalRS485portonlyavailablefor OptionC/OptionBmeterswiththeoptionalmodem. NetworkSetup:settingsfortheoptionalEthernet10BaseTport. FormatSetup:customizesthestyleandvaluesappearingonthedisplayscreens DisplaySetup:customizesdisplayappearance,updatetime,anddemandlockout time. Security:allowsyoutomodifyyourpassword,disablethepassword,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. SetupmenuscanbeaccessedwithIONsoftwareorwiththemetersfrontpanel.

Basic Setup Menu


TheBasicSetupmenuletsyousetvoltsmode,potentialtransformer(PT)and currenttransformer(CT)ratiosandvariousothersettings(suchasI4andvoltage andcurrentpolarities)sothatyoucanensurethatyourmeterisadequatelysetfor yourapplication. ToaccesstheBasicSetupmenuwiththemetersfrontpanel: 1. 2. 3. PressandholdtheAlt/Enterbuttononthefrontpanelofthemeter.After aboutthreesecondstheSetupscreenappears. UsetheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatetotheBASICSETUPmenu.Press theAlt/Enterbutton. PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatetotheappropriatemenus (VOLTSMODE,PTPRIMARY,PTSECONDARY,CTPRIMARY, CTSECONDARY).

Manyofthesettingswillbeconfiguredwhenthemeterisinitiallyputintoservice (thedevicewillnotoperateproperlyuntilVoltsmodeandPTandCTratiosare set),butsomesettingsmayneedtobechangedtorefinethedevicesoperation.

NOTE
If you have a hardware-lockable ION 8600 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 Menu Item
Volts mode PT Primary PT Secondary CT Primary CT Secondary I4 Primary I4 Secondary VA Polarity VB Polarity VC Polarity IA Polarity

Default Value
* 120 120 5 5 5 5 NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL

Function
The power systems configuration and supported Form Factor The Potential Transformers primary winding rating The Potential Transformers secondary winding rating The Current Transformers primary winding rating The Current Transformers secondary winding rating The Current Transformers primary winding rating for I4 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating for I4 The polarity of the Potential Transformer on V1 The polarity of the Potential Transformer on V2 The polarity of the Potential Transformer on V3 The polarity of the Current Transformer on I1

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IB Polarity IC Polarity I4 Polarity Phase Rotation

NORMAL NORMAL NORMAL ABC

The polarity of the Current Transformer on I2 The polarity of the Current Transformer on I3 The polarity of the Current Transformer on I4 The expected rotation of the voltage phases (ABC or ACB)

Demand Setup Menu


YoucanaccesstheDemandSetupmenuwithIONsoftwareorwiththemeters frontpanel. ToviewtheDemandSetupmenuwiththemetersfrontpanel,pressandholdthe Alt/Enterbutton,andpresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstohighlightDemand Setup,andthenpresstheAlt/Enterbutton. TheDemandSetupmenuaccessestheglobalsettingsforalloftherevenuerelated RollingBlock(SlidingWindow)DemandandThermalDemandfunctionalityin theION8600meter.ThesettingsprovidedintheDemandSetupmenucontrolthe timingofthesedemandcalculations.Thefollowingsetupregistersandtheir defaultsettingsaredisplayed:
Setup Register
SWD SubInterval SWD # SubIntervals SWD Pred Resp TD Interval TD Tim Const

Default Value
900 s 1 70 900 s 90

Function
Specifies the number of seconds in the Rolling Block sub-interval Sets the number of sub-interval in the Rolling Blocks Specifies the speed of the predicted demand output Sets the number of seconds in the thermal demand interval Sets the rate of the thermal demand output response

NOTE
Refer to Sliding Window Demand Module Settings on page 119 and Thermal Demand Module Settings on page 120 for complete details about Sliding Window Demand and Thermal Demand modules.

COM Ports Setup Menu


YoucanaccesstheCOMPortsSetupmenuwithIONSetupsoftwareorwiththe metersfrontpanel.SeeCommunicationsOptionsonpage 75formore information. Tomakechangestocommunicationssettingswiththemetersfrontpanel,hold downtheAlt/EnterbuttonforthreesecondstoentertheSetupmenu,thenpress theDownarrowbuttontoselecttheCOMSetupyouwant.Dependinguponthe

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communicationsoptionsorderedwithyourmeter,theparametersettings availableareasfollows:
Menu Item
COM1 Setup

Description
Settings for the selectable RS-232 or RS-485 communications port. The COM1 communications channel may be used by the ION 8600A meter optional Ethernet if COM2 has the internal modem option or dedicated RS-485. Settings for the dedicated RS-485 or optional modem port. The COM2 communications channel may be used by ION 8600A meter optional Ethernet if COM1 has selectable RS-232 or RS-485. Settings for the optical communications port. The optional COM4 RS-485 port is only available for the ION 8600C / ION 8600B meters with the optional modem. The COM4 communications channel is also used by the Ethernet option, so COM4 RS-485 is not available when the Ethernet option is selected. Settings for the Ethernet communications port. For the ION 8600C / ION 8600B meters, the optional Ethernet port shares the COM4 communications channel with the optional COM4 RS-485 communications, so Ethernet is not available when COM4 RS-485 is enabled. For ION 8600A meters, the optional Ethernet port shares the COM1 or COM2 communications channel, so Ethernet may not be available if both of these ports have other options.

COM2 Setup

COM3 Setup COM4 Setup

Network Setup

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. 2. PressandholdtheAlt/Enterbuttononthefrontpanelofthemeter.After aboutthreesecondstheSetupscreenappears. UsetheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatetotheCOMportyouwantto configure.PresstheAlt/Enterbutton.

PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstonavigatetoPROTOCOL,UNITIDand BAUDRATEmenus.ThedefaultconfigurationsarelistedinthefollowingCOM SetupmenuforCOM1(selectableRS232orRS485),COM2(RS485oroptional modem),COM3(opticalport)andCOM4(optionalRS485withoptionalmodem forOptionCandOptionBmetersonly).

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Serial Port

Setting

Options
ION, Modbus RTU, Factory, DNP 3.0, GPS Arbiter1, GPS Arbiter Vorne1, and GPS:TrueTime/Datum1, EtherGate2, ModemGate2 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200 bps Transmit delay-the bounds are 0.0 to 1.0 s. Sets the ION 8600 Unit ID; a unique Unit ID is required for each device (including all the devices on a ModemGate or EtherGate serial loop) The communications mode selected: COM1: RS-232 or RS-485 COM3: IRDA optical port or internal modem RTS/CTS or RTS with Delay; this setting is located in the COM1 Hardware sub-menu The number of rings during defined answer hours Valid entries for this register are 0-255 rings; an entry of 0 rings will disable answering The number of rings during defined non-answer hours

Default

All

Protocol

ION

All All

Baud Rate Tran Delay

9600 bps 0.01s (10ms) COM1: Unit ID is based on the serial number.* COM2: 101 COM3: 102 COM1: RS-485 COM3: Modem RTS with Delay

All

Unit ID

COM1 and COM3 COM1 (RS-232) only COM2 (internal modem) only COM2 (internal modem) only

Mode or Comm mode

Flow Control

Answer HR Rings

Non-Answer HR Rings
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. Refer to Configuring Ethernet Connections on page 85 and Internal Modem Connections on page 90 for more details.

* 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 IP BOOT, 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.

Thedefaultconfigurationsforthenetworksettingsareasfollows:
Setting
IP BootP Option

Description
A BootP server automatically sets the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, & SMTP Mail Server IP Address see your Network Administrator to determine if BootP is used

Default

Manual

IP Address

Sets the IP Address for the meter

If a BootP server has been correctly set up, the IP Address number appears. If no BootP server has been set up (e.g. you wish to configure settings through the front panel) then the default is None.

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Setting

Description
Used if subnetting applies to your network see your Network Administrator to determine if Subnet Mask is used

Default
If a BootP server has been correctly set up, and Subnet Mask is used, then the Subnet Mask address number appears. If Subnet Mask is not used, then the default is None. If no BootP server has been set up (e.g. you wish to configure through the front panel) then the default is None. If a BootP server has been correctly set up, and Gateway is used, then the Gateway address number appears. If Gateway is not used, then the default is None. If no BootP server has been set up (e.g. you wish to configure through the front panel) then the default is None. If a BootP server has been correctly set up, and an SMTP Address is used, then the SMTP Address address number appears. If an SMTP Address is not used, then the default is None. If no BootP server has been set up (e.g. you wish to configure through the front panel) then the default is None.

Subnet Mask

Gateway

Used in multiple network configurations see your Network Administrator to determine if Gateway is used Sets the IP Address for the SMTP Mail Server that is configured to forward mail from the meter to the final destination see your Network Administrator to determine if the SMTP Mail Server is used

SMTP Address

Networksettingscanbeconfiguredinoneoftwoways:automaticallywithBootP, ormanuallythroughthefrontpanel. Configuring Network Settings Through the Front Panel ToconfigurenetworksettingsthroughthemetersfrontpanelorwithION software,theBootPsettingmusttosetManual(thedefault).

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
Phase Labels PF Symbol Digit Group

Description
ABC, 123, RWB, RYB, XYZ, or RST Power Factor Symbols can be: LD/LG, +/-, or CAP/IND. 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/ MM/DD, and MM/DD/YYYY. You can choose to display Daylight Savings Time (DST) or not. You can have voltage, current, and power measurements shown to one, two, or three decimals of accuracy. The default value is two decimals of accuracy.

Date Format Show DST Volts Decimal, Current Decimal, and Power Decimal

Display Setup Menu


YoucanconfigurethefollowingdisplaypreferenceswithinDisplaySetup.
Menu Item
Update Rate Contrast

Description
The front panel can update its data from every one to every six seconds. The default update time is one second. 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. 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 between consecutive demand resets. You may select values from 0 (disabled) to 5184000 (60 days). The default is 216000 (25 days). 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.

Backlight Timeout

DMD Lock

TEST mode TO

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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 UsethissubmenutoenableanddisablepasswordsecurityontheION8600. 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 ION 8600 in the field have the password security check enabled.

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Whenyoureenablepasswordsecurity,thepasswordisresettothefactorydefault of0(zero).Youshouldreenteracustompasswordatthispoint. DisablingthePasswordSecurityCheckisnecessarytowritetothemeterwhenit isaModbusSlavedevice.RefertoTheMeterasModbusSlaveonpage 97for detailsaboutconfiguringyourION8600forthirdpartysystems. Web Config Usethissettingtoenable/disablewebbrowserconfigurationofthemeter.See EnablingandDisablingWebConfigAccessonpage 56formoredetails.

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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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TheFactorymoduledisplaysfirmwareversion,serialnumberandotherdevice informationinreadonlysetupregisters(readonlyregisterscanbeviewedbutnot changed).

Factory Module Settings


Thedeviceinformationprovidedisasfollows:

Setup Register
Device Type Compliance Options Revision Serial Num ION Version Template Nom Freq

Description
A device type identifier (e.g. 8600 for the ION 8600) A statement of whether the device is ION compliant or not Shows model number of meter The meters firmware version The meters serial number The ION version supported by the device The name of the template (framework) installed on the device at the factory The expected frequency of the power system being monitored

TheFactorymodulealsocontainsnumerousreadonlysetupregistersthathold thecalibrationconstantsusedatthefactory.

How to TAG Your Meter


Threeconfigurablesetupregistersareprovidedforyoutoenteryourcompany nameandothertextinformationyouwantstoredinthemeter: OwnerThisisatextregisterforstoringuserinformation(e.g.companyname);it canbeupto255charactersinlength. Tag1Thisisatextregisterforstoringuserinformation(e.g.devicelocation);it canbeupto15charactersinlength. Tag2Thisisatextregisterforstoringuserinformation(e.g.devicenumberor identifier);itcanbeupto15charactersinlength

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Restoring the Factory Configuration


Ifyouhavemadechangestothedefaultfunctionalityandwanttoreturntothe factoryconfiguration,youcanreinitializethefactoryconfigurationinthemeter usingIONsoftware.Thebasicsetupofthedevicecanberetained,sothemeter doesnotneedtobetakenoutofserviceforalongperiodoftime.

NOTE
If you restore the factory configuration, all custom features you have created are lost.

Using the front panel


Youcannotrestorethefactoryconfigurationfromthemetersfrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


1. Downloadyourdeviceslatesttemplatefromhttp://www.pwrm.com/ support/downloads/.Savethe.DCFfileinthe.../IONSetup/TEMPLATE folderforeasyaccess. ConnecttoyourmeterinIONSetup,usingBasicMode. NavigatetoSetupAssistant>Template. ClicktheSendtoMetertabandclicktheSendbutton.

2. 3. 4.

5.

Selectthe.DCFfilefromtheTEMPLATEfolderandclickOK.

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6.

TheTemplatePasteOptionsscreenappears.Selectthecheckboxesforthe settingsyouwishtoretain(notoverwrite)andclickOK.

RapidMeterProgrammingpastesthetemplateontoyourmeter.Adialogbox confirmsthepastewassuccessful.

Using Designer
1. 2. DisplaythemetersmainConfigurationscreeninDesigner. ChooseSelectAllfromtheEditmenu,thenpressDelete. Theconfirmationdialogboxappearsexplainingthatsomemoduleswillnotbe deleted(coremodulescannotbedeletedscrolldowninthedialogtosee whichstandardmoduleswillbedeleted). 3. ClickOKontheconfirmationdialogbox. Afterabriefwaitthemodulesaredeleted,andthemainmeterConfiguration screenisblankexceptfortheFrameworksfolderintheAdvancedSetuparea. (TheFrameworksfoldercontainsthefolderofCoremoduleswhichcannotbe deleted.) 4. 5. ChooseSelectAllfromtheEditmenutoselecttheFrameworksfolder.This selectsallsubfoldersandmoduleswithinthefolder. IntheEditmenu,choosePastefromFramework,thenselecttheappropriate.fwn filefromthefolder\IONEnterprise\config\fmwk\nd\.ClickOK. TheFactorymodulesDefaultTemplateregistertellsyouthefilenameforthe defaultfactoryframework.(Fordetailsaboutframeworkfiles,contactCustomer ServiceorvisittheSupportareaofthePowerMeasurementwebsite.) 6. 7. 8. ClickOpen.ThePasteSummarywindowappears. Clickonthefirstmodule,scrolldowntothelastmodule,holdtheShiftkeyand clickonthelastmodule.Thisselectsallofthemodules. WhileholdingtheShiftkey,clickonthecheckboxtotheleftofthemodulename soyouseealockiconwithagreencheckmark.

CAUTION
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 Customer Service.

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9.

CheckMaintainexternalinputsandclickOKontheconfirmationdialogbox. AmessageappearsindicatingthatDesignerispastingmodules.Allmodulesare selectedwhenthepasteiscomplete.Clickanywhereinthebackgroundofthe nodediagramtodeselectallofthemodules.

10. ClickthePowerMetershortcutintheBasicConfigurationareatoselectit.Once selected,clickResetintheDesignertoolbar,orselectResetfromtheEditmenu. ThisrevertsthePowerMetertothesettingsithadbeforeyoudeletedany modules(retainingthebasicsetupyoupreviouslyhad). 11. ChooseSend&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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Basic Setup
Thischapterexplainshowtoperformbasicmetersetupviathefrontpanelorvia IONsoftware.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 ConfiguringBasicSetup ............................................... 48 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................. 48 UsingIONSetup ................................................. 48 UsingDesigner ................................................... 49 PowerMeterModuleSettings.......................................... 50

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

Configuring Basic Setup


UsethefrontpanelorIONsoftwaretoperformbasicmetersetup.

Using the Front Panel


TheBasicSetupmenuitemprovidesaccesstothefollowingpowersystemsettings.
Menu Setting
Volts Mode PT Primary PT Secondary CT Primary CT Secondary I4 CT Primary I4 CT Secondary VA Polarity VB Polarity VC Polarity IA Polarity IB Polarity IC Polarity I4 Polarity Phase Rotation

Description
The power systems configuration WYE, DELTA, etc. The Potential Transformers primary winding voltage rating The Potential Transformers secondary winding voltage rating The Current Transformers primary winding current rating The Current Transformers secondary winding current rating Primary rating for the I4 current transformer (if available) Secondary rating for the I4 current transformer (if available) The polarity of the Potential Transformer on VA The polarity of the Potential Transformer on VB The polarity of the Potential Transformer on VC The polarity of the Current Transformer on IA The polarity of the Current Transformer on IB The polarity of the Current Transformer on IC The polarity of the Current Transformer on I4 Power systems phase rotation

Range (Values)
9S 4W-WYE/DELTA 35S 3 Wire 36S 4 W-WYE DEMO 1 to 999,999,999 1 to 999,999,999 1 to 999,999,999 1 to 999,999,999 1.0 - 999,999.00 1.0 - 999,999.00 Normal or Inverted Normal or Inverted Normal or Inverted Normal or Inverted Normal or Inverted Normal or Inverted Normal or Inverted ABC, ACB

Default
4W-WYE 120 120 5 5 5 5 Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal ABC

Basic Setup

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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Setup Register
Volts mode 1 PT Prim 1 PT Sec 1 CT Prim 1 CT Sec 1 V4 Prim 1 V4 Sec
1 1

Function
The power systems configuration WYE, DELTA, Single, etc The Potential Transformers primary winding rating for V1, V2 and V3 The Potential Transformers secondary winding rating for V1, V2 and V3 The Current Transformers primary winding rating for I1, I2 and I3 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating for I1, I2 and I3 The Potential Transformers primary winding rating for V4 The Potential Transformers secondary winding rating for V4 The Current Transformers primary winding rating for I4 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating for I4 The Current Transformers primary winding rating for I5 The Current Transformers secondary winding rating for I5 The polarity of the Potential Transformer on Vn The polarity of the Current Transformer on In The expected rotation of the voltage phases (ABC or ACB) The phase label format assigned to the outputs (ABC, RST, XYZ, RYB, RWB or 123)

Default
4W-WYE 120 120 5 5 120 120 5 5 5 5 Normal Normal ABC ABC

I4 CT Prim

I4 CT Sec 1 I5 CT Prim
1

I5 CT Sec 1 Vn Polarity In Polarity Phase Order Phase Lbls


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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ION8600metersofferStandardandAdvancedmetersecurity.Standardsecurity isenabledbydefaultfromthefactory;proceduresforchangingthesesecurity settingsusingthefrontpanelandIONsoftwarearedetailedinthischapter. Advancedsecurity,whichallowsupto16users,eachwithuniqueaccess privileges,isdiscussedaswell.Thischapteralsodetailssomesecurityfeatures availableforrevenuemeters.

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.................... 58 ConfiguringstandardmetersecurityinDesigner...................... 59 ScenariosforStandardSecurityFrontPanelSecurityEnabled ............. 60 Configuring Advanced Meter Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 DeviceSecurityAccessforIONServices................................. 66 ScenariosforAdvancedSecurityFrontPanelSecurityEnabled ............ 68 Additional Revenue Metering Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 HardwareLockSecurityOption .................................... 71 Anti-Tamper Sealing Methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

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Yourmeterincludesthefollowingsecurityfeatures: Standard meter security Anytimeyoumakeconfigurationchangestoyourmeteryoumustentera password.SeeStandardMeterSecurityonpage 53. Advanced meter security AvailableonlyontheION8600meter,thislevelofsecurityallowsconfiguration ofupto16users,eachwithuniqueaccessrightstothemeter.Seethetopic ConfiguringAdvancedMeterSecurityonpage 63. Revenue meter security Yourrevenuemetercanbeprotectedbyantitampersealing.SeeAdditional RevenueMeteringSecurityonpage 71. Software security IONsoftwaresecuritybringsaccesslevelsecuritytothemeter.WithION software,youcanconfiguremultipleuserswithdifferentpasswordsandspecify accessrights.IONsoftwaresecurityonlyappliestouserswhoareaccessingthe meterviaIONsoftware. FormoreinformationonIONsoftwaresecurity,refertotheIONSecuritytechnical note.

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Standard Meter Security


StandardmetersecurityisenabledbydefaultonallION8600meters;all configurationfunctionsinthefrontpanelarepasswordprotected.Thepassword isfactorysetto0(zero). Ifyoumakeconfigurationchangestothemeterviathefrontpanel,themeter promptsyouforitspasswordbeforeacceptinganyconfigurationchanges. Similarly,ifyoumakeanyconfigurationchangesviaIONsoftwareyouare promptedbythemeterforitspassword(inadditiontothepasswordusedto accessIONsoftware).Onceyouenterthecorrectmeterpasswordandconfirmthe newconfiguration,thechangeissetonthemeter.

Configuring standard meter security using the front panel


Notethatthefrontpanelwillpromptyouforthemeterpasswordbeforeyoumake yourfirstconfigurationchange.Youwillnotneedtoreenterthepasswordfor eachsubsequentchange.However,ifyouperformnoadditionalconfiguration changesforfiveminutes,youwillneedtoreentertheSetupmenuandprovidethe validmeterpasswordtoresumemakingchanges.Thisisbecausethemeterreturns fromsetupmodetodatadisplaymodeafterfiveminutesofinactivity. Themeterpasswordallowsaccesstothemetersconfigurationthrough IONsoftwareandthefrontpanel.Thedefaultpasswordis0(zero). Thissectiondescribesthepasswordsecurityoptionsavailabletofrontpanelusers. Stepbystepinstructionsareprovidedonthefollowingprocedures: 1. 2. 3. Enteringthemeterpassword Changingthemeterpassword Disabling(andEnabling)thepasswordsecuritycheck

Thissectionalsopresentssecurityprecautionstoconsiderwhenconfiguringtime synchronizationandthirdpartyprotocols.

Entering the Password


Thefirsttimeyoutrytomakeachangetoanysetting,youwillbepresentedwith thepasswordscreen(shownbelow).Afteryouhaveenteredthecorrectpassword, youwillnothavetoreenteritforotheranyotherchangesunlessyouexitthe configurationsession.

ENTER PASSWD
MIN: 00000000

00000000

MAX: 99999999

HOLD ARROW KEY TO ADVANCE CURSOR

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NOTE
Once the correct password is entered, you will not have to re-enter the password for any other changes unless you exit configuration.

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

3.

Changing the Password


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

4.

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

5.

Tochangethevalueofthehighlighteddigit,usethearrowbuttons.Theup arrowincrementsthenumberandthedownarrowdecrementsit. Tochangethepositionofthecursor,holddownanarrowbuttonforaboutone second.Theuparrowmovesthecursorleftoneposition,andthedownarrow movesthecursorrightoneposition.

6.

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Onceyouhavethevalueyouwant,presstheAlt/Enterbutton.Youwillbe promptedforyourcurrentpasswordbeforethenewpasswordissaved.

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 ION 8600 devices in the field have the password security check enabled.

Disabling the Password Security Check Followthesestepstodisablethepasswordsecuritycheck: 1. 2. 3. PresstheAlt/EnterbuttontoentertheSetupmenu.Scrolldownthemenuwith thearrowbutton.PressAlt/EnteragainwhenSECURITYishighlighted. Enterthevalidmeterpasswordatthepasswordprompt.Youarethenpresented withtheSecuritymenu. 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. 2. 3. PressandholddowntheAlt/EnterbuttontoentertheSetupmenu.Scroll downthemenuandselectSECURITY. FromtheSecuritymenu,selectMODIFYPASSWD,andpresstheAlt/Enter button.TheModifyPasswordScreenappears. ThemessageFACDEFAULTappearsinthemiddleoftheModifyPassword screen.Ifyouwanttousethefactorydefaultpassword,presstheAlt/Enter button.Ifyouwanttosetthepasswordtoadifferenteightdigitnumber,usethe instructionsinChangingthePasswordonpage 54. Onceyouhaveenteredyournewpassword,presstheAlt/Enterbutton. SelectYEStoconfirmthechangeandreturntotheSetupmenu.

4. 5.

Thepasswordsecuritycheckisreenabled,andallchangestothedevices configurationrequirethenewmeterpassword.

Resetting the Password


NOTE
If you forget your password, and your meter has the Password Security check enabled, you must remove the meter's outer cover to put the device into TEST mode.

Intheeventthatyouforgetorloseyourmeterpassword,youcanresetthe passwordtothefactorydefaultvalueof0(zero).Resettingthepasswordrequires thatthemeterbeinTESTmode(RefertoSwitchingtoTESTModeonpage 177 fordetailsoninvokingTESTmode). IfyourmeterhasthePasswordSecuritycheckdisabled,youcaninvokeTEST modeusingIONsoftware.Ifthepasswordsecuritycheckisenabled(oryouhave thehardwarelockedoption)youwillhavetoremovethemetersoutercoverto accesstheTESTModebutton. Followtheseinstructionstoresetthepasswordtothefactorydefault: 1. PutthedeviceintoTESTmode(eitherthroughcommunicationsorbypressing theTESTModebutton.RefertoSwitchingtoTESTModeonpage 177for details). OncethedeviceisinTESTmode,pressandholddowntheAlt/Enterbuttonand DemandResetbuttonssimultaneously. Amessageappearsonscreen:PASSWORDRESETPASSWORDSETTO DEFAULT.PasswordSecurityisnowenabled;themeterpasswordis0(zero).

2.

Enabling and Disabling Web Config Access


Bydefault,remoteconfigurationofthedeviceviawebbrowserisenabled.Follow thesestepstoenableordisableyourmeterswebconfigurationaccess.

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

PresstheAlt/EnterbuttontoentertheSetupmenu.Scrolldownthemenuwith thearrowbutton.PressAlt/EnteragainwhenSECURITYishighlighted. Enterthevalidmeterpasswordatthepasswordprompt.Youarethenpresented withtheSecuritymenu. ScrolldownandhighlighttheWEBCONFIGmenuitemandpresstheAlt/Enter button. SelectEnabledorDisabledasappropriate. ConfirmthechangeandselectRETURNtogobacktotheSetupMenu.

Time Synchronization Security Considerations


DependingonIONsoftwaresettings,aworkstationthatconnectstoan ION8600devicemaysendatimesynchronizationsignalandsynchronizethe metersinternalclockwiththeworkstationsclock.Thiscouldcauseoverlapsinthe Demandintervals,andtimestampsinthedatalogsmaynotbeaccurate.

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EnsurethattheTimeSynchSourcesetupregisterintheClockmoduleissettoa securecommunicationsport.Bydefault,theTimeSynchSourcesetupregisterinthe ClockmoduleissettoCOM3theopticalport.Timesynchronizationbroadcasts willonlybeacceptedthroughtheopticalportinthisconfiguration.Thefollowing exampleisfromtheClockmodulesTimeSynchSourcesetupregisterasseenin IONSetup.

Ensurethattimesynchronizationisdisabledonallotherports.UseIONsoftware todisabletimesynchronizationonacommunicationsport;refertoIONEnterprise onlinehelp.

Configuring standard meter security in ION Setup


1. 2. 3. 4.
.

LaunchIONSetupwithSupervisorauthority. Connecttotheappropriatemeter. Onceconnected,doubleclicktheSetupAssistantandselecttheSecurity heading. MakesuretheStandardtabisselected

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5.

ClickPassword.Thefollowingdialogboxappears:

6.

Typeanewnumericpasswordandconfirmbyretypingthepasswordinthe fields.

Configuring standard meter security in Designer


1. 2. 3. LaunchDesignersoftwarewithSupervisoraccess. SelectOptions>ShowToolboxifthetoolboxisnotdisplayed. FromtheOptionsmenu,selectChangeStandardMeterSecurity...

4.

Enterthemeterpasswordwhenprompted.Youmustentertheexistingmeter passwordbeforeyoucanchangesecuritysettings(thedefaultiszero).

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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.

Scenarios for Standard Security - Front Panel Security Enabled


1. Access through the front panel display
WiththeFrontPanelSecurityenabledandFrontPanelProgrammingsetto Allowed,youcanreadmeteringdatafromthedisplay.Toconfiguremeter parameters,youmustenterthenumericpassword. IfFrontPanelSecurityisdisabledandFrontPanelProgrammingissetto Allowed,youcanreadmeteringdatafromthedisplayandconfigureormake changeswithoutenteringinapassword. IfFrontPanelProgrammingissettoDisallowed,youcanreadmeteringdata fromthedisplay,butyoucannotaccessanyoftheconfigurationscreensfromthe frontpaneldisplay.

2. Access through software talking ION protocol with ION Setup and/or ION Enterprise on ANY comm port (serial, modem, optical and Ethernet)
IfyouarecommunicatingthroughIONprotocol(andhaveFrontPanelSecurity enabled)withtheappropriatesoftwareaccess,youcanreadandconfiguremeter parameters.Whenyouattempttowriteorconfigureanyparameter,youmust enterinthenumericpassword.

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3. Access through Modbus on ANY comm port (serial, modem, optical and Ethernet)
OnIONmeters,Modbusimplementationconsistsoftwoparts: i. ModbusData IncludestheModbusSlaveIONmodules. Thesemodulesareconfigurableastowhatdataisavailableandwherein therangeofModbusregistersthisdataisplaced. ii. ModbusSetup AlsoreferredtoastheModbusMap(seePowerMeasurements ModbusProtocoldocument). Usesfixedfunctionalityandregistermapping.

4. Accessing the Modbus data section with Standard Security


WhenaccessingtheModbusDatasectionwithStandardSecurityenabled,you: Canreadfromthedatasectionatalltimes. CanwritetothedatasectioniftheModbusSlaveModuleissettoUnsigned 16BitInputMode,andtheFrontPanelSecurityisdisabledorthepasswordis settozero. CannotwritetothedatasectioniftheFrontPanelSecurityisenabledandthe passwordissettoanonzerovalue.

5. Accessing the Modbus setup section with Standard Security


WhenaccessingtheModbusSetupSectionwithStandardSecurityenabled,you: Canreadfromthesetupsectionatalltimes. CanwritetothesetupsectioniftheFrontPanelSecurityisdisabledorthe passwordissettozero. CannotwritetothesetupsectioniftheFrontPanelSecurityisenabledandsetto anonzerovalue. TimesyncsareconsideredtobeaModbusSetupparameterandfollowthesame rulesaboveforwritingatimesynctothemeter.Also,theIONClockModulemust haveitsTimeSyncSourcesetupregistersettotheappropriatecommunicationport. TheModbusSlavemoduleandtheClockmodulesetupregistersareonly accessibleviaIONprotocol.Theirsettingsarethereforeprotectedbythesecurity settingsontheIONdevice.

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6. Access through DNP 3.0 on ANY serial, modem or optical communication port
IfyouarecommunicatingthroughDNP3.0protocoloveranyserial,modemor opticalport(andFrontPanelSecurityisenabled),youcanreaddatafromthe defaultDNP3.0Mapwithouthavingtoenterthenumericpassword. IftheDNP3.0Mapischangedtoexposecontrolandsetupparameters,thenyou couldwritetothecustomDNP3.0Map.TheDNP3.0Mapcanonlybechangedby usingIONSetuporIONEnterpriseandthenthecustomermustknowthenumeric password.Timesyncscanbesenttothemeterinthismode.

7. Access through a standard browser on an Ethernet port via HTTP protocol


IftheFrontPanelSecurityisenabledandWebserverConfigurationAccessis enabledthenyouwillbepromptedforthepasswordbyyourwebbrowserbefore beingallowedtomakeanyconfigurationchangestothemeter.IftheFrontPanel Securityisnotenabled,thenyouwillbeabletomakeconfigurationchanges withouthavingtosupplythepassword. IfWebserverConfigurationAccessisdisabled,youcanonlyreaddata.Thedefault Webserverpagescontainrealtimedataonly.

8. Access through FACTORY protocol on a Telnet connection via Ethernet or HyperTerminal on a serial, modem, or optical port
IftheFrontPanelSecurityisenabled,youmustenterthenumericpasswordtolog intotheFactoryprotocol.IfFrontPanelSecurityisdisabled,logginginviaFactory protocoldoesnotrequireapassword. Onceloggedin,youcanchangethefollowing: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. IPBootOptionBOOTPorManual IPAddress SubnetMask Gateway ResetBatteryCounters Enable/DisableFrontPanelSecurity

Ifyouwishtochangeadditionalconfigurationsettingsbeyondtheabovelist, contactPowerMeasurement.

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Configuring Advanced Meter Security


AdvancedmetersecurityisavailableonION8600meters.Thislevelofsecurity allowsconfigurationofupto16users,eachwithuniqueaccessrightstothemeter. Accessrightsconsistofthefollowinglevelswhereyoucan: 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,thesoftwarerejectsunacceptableorunsafeuser configurations.

NOTE
Use only ION Enterprise or ION Setup v1.1 to configure Advanced security. ION Setup has a Setup Assistant that guides you through Advanced security setup.

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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.

Configuring advanced security using ION Setup IfyouareusingIONSetupsoftwarefollowtheinstructionsbelow. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. LaunchIONSetupwithSupervisoraccess. ConnecttothemeteryouwanttoconfigurewithAdvancedsecurity. Onceconnected,doubleclicktheSetupAssistantintherighthandcolumnof theNetworkViewer. SelecttheSecurityheadinginthelefthandcolumnoftheSetupAssistant.Click theAdvancedSetuptab. ClicktheSOP1EnableAdvancedSecuritylisting.ClickEdit.

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SelecttheEnabledsetting.Youwillbepromptedwiththefollowingwarning screen.ClickYes.

Configuring advanced users with ION Setup 1. 2. 3. ClicktheAdvancedUserstabintheSecuritysetupscreen. ClicktheAddUserbutton.IONSetupautomaticallyaddsanewuser. SelectthenewuserlistingandclickEdit.Thefollowingdialogboxappears:

Usetheavailablesettingstoconfigureaccesslevelsforthenewuser.Passwords canalsobechangedfromthisscreen. 4. ClickSendtosendthechangestothemeter.

Configuring advanced security using ION Enterprise IfyouareusingDesignersoftwarefollowtheinstructionsbelow. 1. 2. 3. LaunchDesignersoftwarewithSupervisoraccess.FromtheFilemenuchoose Open...andselectthemeteryouwanttoconfigurewithAdvancedsecurity. Ifthetoolboxisnotdisplayed,chooseOptionsfromthemainmenuandselect ShowToolbox. IfyoudonotwanttoallowfrontpanelprogrammingusingtheStandard securitymeterpasswordthendoubleclickontheDisplayOptionsmoduleand changetheFrontPanelProgrammingregistertodisallow.

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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.

4.

DoubleclickontheMeterSecuritySetupfolder. Foreachuseryouwanttoconfigure,dragoutaSecurityUsermodulefromthe Toolbox,andmodifytheappropriateaccesslevelsetupregisters.

5.

ClicktheChangePasswordbuttonatthebottomleftofthemodulesetupscreen toconfigureapassword.Thedefaultpasswordiszero(0). ClickOKwhenyouhaveconfiguredtheusers.

6. 7.

RightclickontheSecurityOptionsmodule. Doubleclickonanysetupregisterandusethedropdownmenutochangethe registersettingorlabel. YoumustsettheEnableAdvancedSecurityregistertoEnabled.Refertothe SecurityOptionsmoduledescriptionintheIONsoftwareonlinehelpformore details.

8.

FromtheFilemenuchooseSend&Save.Advancedsecurityisnowenabledon themeter.

Device Security Access for ION Services


ManyIONServicesneedconstantaccesstoyournetworksIONdevices.These servicesincludetheIONLogServer,theVIPandSiteServerthatperformthe followingtypeoffunctions:
Service
ION Log Server VIP Site Server

Function
Reads the ION meter Data Recorder or waveform modules and can automatically rearm recorders that are configured as Stop-When-Full Can be configured to read from a meter or perform control action using Distributed Control. 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 observe trouble with ION 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.

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Allowing ION Services access to advanced security enabled meters (ION Enterprise) 1. 2.

LaunchtheManagementConsoleandclickDevicesontheManagement ConsolesSystemSetupPane. HighlighttheIONdevice(orselectmultipledevices)withAdvancedsecurity enabled,rightclickandselectSecurity...Thefollowingwindowdisplays.

3.

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

4.

Allowing ION Services access to Standard security enabled meters (ION Enterprise) 1. 2. 3. LaunchtheManagementConsoleandclickDevicesontheManagement ConsolesSystemSetupPane. HighlighttheIONdevice(orselectmultipledevices)withStandardsecurity enabled,rightclickandselectSecurity.... SelectStandardSecurityfromthedropdownmenu.Clickthecheckboxifyou wanttoallowthisusertosendtimesynchronizationsignalstothemeter.Click OK. EnterthevalidmeterpasswordforStandardSecurity,retypethepasswordto confirm,andclickOK.

4.

Allowing ION Services access to advanced security enabled meters (ION Setup) 1. 2. LaunchIONSetupandconnecttotheappropriatemeter. Onceconnected,opentheSetupAssistantandselectSecurityfromthelefthand column.MakesureAdvancedSecurityisenabledintheSetupAssistant.

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3.

Selecttheusernameyouwantfromtheavailablelist.ClicktheEditbutton.The followingwindowappears:

4.

ClickTimeSyncAccessfromtheavailablesettingslist.Ifyouwanttoallowthis usertosendtimesynchronizationsignalstothemeter,ensurethesettingreads Yes.Tochangethesetting,clicktheEditbuttonandmaketheappropriate changes.

Scenarios for Advanced Security - Front Panel Security Enabled


1. Access through the front panel display
WithbothAdvancedSecurityandFrontPanelSecurityenabled,youcanreadthe meteringdataonthedisplay.Toconfigure/writetothemeter,enterthenumeric password.AdvancedSecuritydoesnotaddadditionalsecuritywhenaccessingthe meterthroughthefrontpanel.

2. Access through software talking ION protocol with ION Setup and/or ION Enterprise on ANY comm port (serial, modem, optical and Ethernet)
WithAdvancedSecurityenabledandcommunicatingthroughIONprotocolon anycommunicationport,youmustenterausernameandpasswordinorderto readorconfigure/writethemeter.AdvancedSecurityblocksaccesstothedevice ifyoudonotknowthecorrectusernameandpassword.Ifyouknowtheusername andpassword,andtheusernameisassignedtheproperaccess,thenyoucanread andconfigure/write(dependingontheassigneduseraccessrights)datawithin themeter.Refertopage 63fordetailsonsettingupAdvancedSecurityandhowto assignuseraccessrights.

3. Access Through Modbus on ANY comm port (serial, modem, optical and Ethernet)
OnIONmeters,Modbusimplementationconsistsoftwoparts: i. ModbusData

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IncludestheModbusSlaveIONmodules. Thesemodulesareconfigurableastowhatdataisavailableandwherein therangeofModbusregistersthisdataisplaced. ii. ModbusSetup AlsoreferredtoastheModbusMap(seePowerMeasurements ModbusProtocoldocument. Usesfixedfunctionalityandregistermapping. FromanAdvancedSecuritypointofview,however,theModbusDataandSetup sectionsoperatesomewhatdifferently. WhenaccessingtheModbusDataSectionwithAdvancedSecurityEnabled,you: Canstillreadfromthedatasectionatalltimes. CanwritetothedatasectioniftheModbusSlaveModuleissettoUnsigned 16BitInputMode,andtheModbusMapAccessissettoYes. CannotwritetothedatasectionifModbusMapAccessissettoNo. WhenaccessingtheModbusSetupSectionwithAdvancedSecurityEnabled,you: CanreadfromandwritetothedatasectionifModbusMapAccessissetto Yes. CannotreadfromorwritetothedatasectionifMODBUSMapAccessissetto No. YoucanwriteatimesynconlyifMODBUSMapAccessandAllowBroadcast TimesyncsarebothsettoYes,andtheIONClockModulesTimeSyncSource setupregisterissettotheappropriatecommunicationport. SincetheModbusMapAccess,theModbusSlavemodule,andtheClockmodule setupregistersareonlyaccessibleviaIONprotocol,theirsettingsareprotectedby thesecuritysettingsontheIONdevice.

4. Access through DNP 3.0 on ANY serial, modem or optical port


WithAdvancedSecurityenabledandcommunicatingthroughDNP3.0protocol overanyserial,modemoropticalport,youcanreadfromthedefaultDNP3.0 Map.IftheDNP3.0Mapischangedtoexposecontrolandsetupparameters,then youcanwritetothecustomDNP3.0Map.AnychangestotheDNP3.0Maporthe SecurityOptionsModulecanonlybechangedbyusingIONSetupor IONEnterpriseandthecustomermustknowtheproperAdvancedSecurity usernameandpassword.Timesyncscanbesenttothemeterinthismodewithout havingtoenterinausernameandpassword.

5. Access through a standard browser on an Ethernet port via http protocol


IfAdvancedSecurityisenabledandtheWebAccessReadSecuritysetupregister intheSecurityOptionsModuleissettoYES,youmustenterintheproper AdvancedSecurityusernameandpasswordbeforegainingreadaccesstothe

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devicethroughastandardbrowser.Ifyouhavetheproperusernameand password,thenextlevelofsecurityistheWebserverConfigurationAccesssetting. IftheWebserverConfigurationAccessdisabled,youcanonlyreadmeteringdata. IftheWebAccessReadSecuritysetupregisterissettoNO,thenyouwillbeable toreadwebpagesonthedevicewithouthavingtoprovideanAdvancedSecurity usernameandpassword.However,ifyouattempttomakeconfigurationchanges, youwillbepromptedfortheAdvancedSecurityusernameandpassword.

6. Access Through FACTORY protocol on a Telnet connection via Ethernet or HyperTerminal on a serial, modem, or optical port
AdvancedSecuritydoesnotaffecttheFactoryprotocol.Therefore,ifFrontPanel Securityisenabled,youwillhavetoenterthepasswordtologintotheFactory protocol.IftheFrontPanelSecurityisdisabledyoucanlogintotheFactory protocolwithoutsupplyingapassword. Onceloggedin,youcanchangethefollowing: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. IPBootOptionBOOTPorManual IPAddress SubnetMask Gateway ResetBatteryCounters Enable/DisableFrontPanelSecurity

Ifyouwishtochangeadditionalconfigurationsettingsbeyondtheitemslisted above,youmustcontactPowerMeasurement.

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Additional Revenue Metering Security

Additional Revenue Metering Security


Tomeetgovernmentregulationsandutilitysecurityrequirements,therevenue meterincorporatesadditionalsecuritysystems: ahardwarelockedsecuritysystemthatpreventsmodificationofrevenue quantitiesafterthemeterissealed. atraditionalantitampermechanicalsealonthemeterbaseunit.

Hardware Lock Security Option


ThehardwarelockedsecurityfeatureisanorderingoptionforsomeION8600 meters.Thishardwarelockisfactoryset;tomakeconfigurationchangestobilling parametersonahardwarelockedmeter,youmustfirstplacethemeterinTEST mode.TheTESTmodebuttonislocatedundertheantitampersealedoutercover. ThisbuttoncannotbeactivatedremotelywithaHardwareLockmeter.
Press this button to enter TEST Mode

W 4WY
TEST MODE

DEMAND RESET SHIFT UP ALT / ENTER

SHIFT DOWN

TheHardwareLockOptioncanbecombinedwithAdvancedSecurityandthe FrontPanelSecuritytoofferthehighestlevelofsecurity.OncetheTESTbuttonis activated,allrulesaboveforAdvancedandStandardSecuritystillapply.When theTESTButtonisnotactivated,nochangestothelockedparameterscanbemade. Thoseparametersthatarenotlockedareoutsidetherevenuemeteringspace. HoweverifAdvancedSecurityandFrontPanelSecurityareenabled,theunlocked portionofthemeterissecuredbytherulesforAdvancedandStandardSecurity. Incertaincountriesthemeterisnolongerrevenuecertifiedifthehardwarelockis broken. Typicalvaluesthatareprotectedinclude: kWh,kVARh,kVAhdelivered,received,delrec,del+rec. kW,kVAR,kVAThermalandSlidingWindowdemandminandmaxvalues. DigitalOutputscontrollingtheenergypulsingapplications. AllPowersystemsettings,includingPTandCTratios.

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Locked Module Listings Foracompletelistoflockedmodulesspecifictoyourmeteranditsfirmware, pleasedownloadtheIONDeviceTemplateshelpfilefromthePowerMeasurement website.

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.
Socket.

Outer cover.

Demand Reset Switch seal. Outer cover T-type seal.

Socket sealing ring.

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Communications
Thischapterincludesgeneralinstructionsforconnectingandconfiguringallthe communicationportsonyourmeter. Forspecificinstallationstepsandmeterspecifications,consultyourION8600 InstallationGuide.

In this chapter
Communications Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Communications Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 ION8600A/ION8600B ............................................ 75 OptionalSwitchboardBreakoutPanel............................... 76 ION8600C ....................................................... 76 IRIGBGPSTimeSynchronization .................................. 77 CommunicationsAccessories ....................................... 77 Serial Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 RS232Connections ................................................... 79 RS485Connections ................................................... 80 GeneralBusWiringConsiderations ................................. 81 RS485ConnectionMethodstoAvoid ............................... 81 CommunicationsBreakoutCable ................................... 82 ConfiguringtheOpticalPort........................................... 83 Usingthefrontpanel .............................................. 83 UsingIONSetup ................................................. 83 UsingIONEnterprise ............................................. 84 ConfiguringEthernetConnections...................................... 85 Usingthefrontpanel .............................................. 85 UsingIONSetup ................................................. 86 UsingIONEnterprise ............................................. 86 ConfiguringEtherGateConnections ..................................... 87 Usingthefrontpanel .............................................. 87 UsingIONSetup ................................................. 88 UsingIONEnterprise ............................................. 89 Internal Modem Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 ModemInitSetupRegister ......................................... 90 TheModemGateProtocol .......................................... 93

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Thefollowingillustrationshowsallthepossibleconnectionstothe communicationscard.

Socket or switchboard meter connections

Optional Ethernet: FL Fiberconnectors.

Optional Modem: RJ11 or RJ31 male connector. See Internal Modem Connections on page 90.

Serial COMs and Expanded I/O: Molex Micro-Fit 24 pin male connector. See Communications Options on page 75.

Optional IRIG-B GPS Time Synch.

Optional Ethernet: RJ45 connector. See Configuring Ethernet Connections on page 85.

ANSI C12.13 Type II Magnetic Optical Communications Coupler. The optical communications port is located on the front panel. See Configuring the Optical Port on page 83.

Optional communications break-out cable for serial communications. Ordered separately. COM1: RS-232 or RS-485. COM2 or COM4: RS-485, depending on the order option. See Communications Break-out Cable on page 82.

Optional I/O Expander for serial communications (and expanded I/O). Ordered and shipped separately. For more information, see the ION 8600 I/O Expander documentation. Serial COMs Expanded I/O COM1: RS-232 Eight Form A digital or RS-485. inputs. COM2 or Four Form C digital COM4: RS-485, outputs (mechanical depending on relays). the ordering Four Form A digital option. outputs or four analog outputs.

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Communications Options
ION8600metershavenumerouscommunicationpossibilitiesdependingonyour orderingpreferences.Notallmodelscanhaveexactlythesamecommunications options.RefertothePowerMeasurementwebsiteforthelatestorderingoptions anddocumentation.Allcommunicationsportscanbeusedsimultaneously.
COM Port
1 2 3 4

Available Connections
Selectable RS-232/RS-485 port High-speed RS-485 port - OR - 33.6 kbps internal modem ANSI 12.13 Type II optical port Ethernet 10Base-T Fiber 10Base-FL2
1

Standard/Option
Standard Standard Standard Option

1 2

Optional on ION 8600A/ION 8600B meters only. ION 8600C meters do not have a COM4 port. Optional on ION 8600 socket meters only.

NOTE
Socket meters are available with either Fiber or Ethernet, not both.

Inadditiontostandardcommunications,theseorderingoptionsareavailable:

ION 8600A/ION 8600B


COM1 RS-232
Not available if the internal modem option is present on this port. Only available if the internal modem is ordered for COM2. Not available with Ethernet. available on all ION 8600 meters.

COM2

COM3

COM4

Network

IRIG-B

RS-485

Optical Port Ethernet


Not available if the RS485 option is present on COM4. Available with Onboard I/O provided no Outage Dialback is present. Not available if the internal modem option is present on this port.

Fibre1

EtherGate Internal Modem Modem-Gate

Socket only.

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Optional Switchboard Breakout Panel


Connector Type
RS-485 RS-232 RJ31 Modem (option) Modem Ethernet Fiber Onboard I/O expansion IRIG-B Auxiliary Power

Available
Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes

Comments
Captured wire DB9

Socket option only If meter has optional onboard expansion I/O card If meter has optional IRIG-B feature If meter includes one of the Auxiliary Power Options

NOTE
COMs on the I/O box are not connected. Use the RS-485 and RS-232 provided on the breakout panel.

ION 8600C
COM1 RS-232
Not available if Ethernet ordered with internal modem option on COM2 (Ethernet uses COM1) Not available if Ethernet ordered with internal modem option on COM2 (Ethernet uses COM1) Not available if internal modem option on this port Not available if Ethernet option ordered with selectable RS-232 and RS-485 on COM1 (Ethernet uses COM2)

COM2

COM3

Network

IRIG-B

RS-485

available on all ION 8600 meters.

Optical Port
Uses COM1 when internal modem option on COM2 Uses COM2 when selectable RS-232 and RS485 on COM1 Available with Onboard I/O provided no Outage Dialback is present. Not available if internal modem option on this port

Ethernet

Fibre1 EtherGate Internal Modem ModemGate


1

Socket only

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NOTE
The ION 8600C meter Ethernet option can share a communications channel with COM1 or COM2, depending on the ordering options. There is no COM4 port.

IRIG-B GPS Time Synchronization


IRIGBcannotbeconfiguredviathemetersfrontpanel.SeetheIRIGBProduct Optiondocumentforconfigurationprocedures.

Communications Accessories
Thefollowingaccessoriesarecurrentlyavailableasseparateproducts: I/O Expander TheI/OExpanderconnectswiththemaleMolexconnectoronthemetertoprovide I/Ocapabilitiesaswellasaccesstostandardserialcommunicationsports.Referto theI/OExpanderInstallationGuideforcompletedetailsaboutthisdevice. Communications break-out cable ThecommunicationsbreakoutcableconnectswiththemaleMolexconnectoron themeter.Thisisapremadecablethatprovidesaccesstothestandardserial communicationsportsonthemeter. Molex extension cables Dependingonyourorderingpreference,themolexextensioncablesaddeither5 or15feet(1.5or4.5meters)tothemolexcableonthemeter. Optical probe Theopticalprobeattachestotheopticalportonthefrontofthemeterandallows onsitecommunications(e.g.withalaptopcomputer).

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IfthemetersCOM1portisselectedasRS232,youcanconnectthisporttoa remotemodem,whichinturnisconnectedtoaPC.Youmustuseanullmodem RS232cabletoconnectthemetertoanexternalmodem.Oneendofthecablemust beequippedwithaMicroFit3.0Molexfemaleconnectorformatingwiththe Molexmaleconnectoronthemeter. YoucanconnectmanymetersCOM1ports;theyareselectedasRS485usingan RS232toRS485converter(suchasCOM32orCOM128).

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

Attach the Molex connector from the meter to a break-out cable or the I/O Expander.

local modem Telephone Network

remote modem

RS-232

meter with external modem

nullmodem PC workstation Telephone Network remote modem RS-232/RS-485 converter RS-485 chain of meters and external modem

IfyourmeterispartofanIONEnterprisepowermonitoringnetwork,youcan configureyourlocalandremotemodemswithIONsoftware.Youcanalsouse IONsoftwaretoscheduleregularconnectiontimestocollectmeterdata. ExtensionMolexcableswithafemaleMolexconnectorsareavailablefromyour supplier.Maximumoverallcablelengthis50feet(15.2m).Pinassignmentsforthe MolexconnectorareprovidedintheION8600InstallationGuidethatshipwiththe meter(alsoavailableatwww.pwrm.com).

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RS-232 Connections

RS-232 Connections
RefertoION8600InstallationGuideforthemetersRS232specifications. Becauseofthewiringconfigurationbetweenpins2and3,themeterisconsidered aDTE(DataTerminalEquipment)deviceinallRS232connections.Inorderto communicatedirectlytoaPCyoumustuseanullmodemcableortheoptional breakoutcabletomatethepinoutsonthePCwiththemeter.Themaximumcable lengthis50feet(15.2m).
DB9 Null Modem Wiring Diagram:

DCE (computer)

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

DTE (meter)

CommunicationssettingsfortheRS232portareaccessiblethroughthefrontpanel Setupmenu(seeChapter2UsingtheFrontPanel)andwithDesignersoftware. Computer Connections

50 feet

(15.2 m )

max

RS-232

Meter Connections

50 feet

(15.2 m

) max

RS -232

RS -485

loop

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External Modem Connections

RS-2 32

50 fe et (15.2 m ) m ax

NOTE
Optical isolation voltage is 750 V peak for 10 seconds at 62 Hz. There is optical isolation from all other inputs and outputs except COM1 (RS-485 port).

RS-485 Connections
RefertotheION8600InstallationGuidefortheRS485specifications. IfyouhavenotinstalledtheI/OExpanderorthecommunicationsbreakoutcable, acustomcableisrequiredtoconnecttheD+andDpinsfromthemaleMolex connectortotheRS485databus.TheI/OExpanderboxiswiredasaDTEdevice anddoesrequireaNULLmodemcable/adaptertoconnecttotheserialport.

NOTE
Optical isolation is from all other inputs and outputs (the COM1, RS-485 port is not isolated from the COM1, RS-232 port). Isolation voltage is 750 V peak for 10 seconds at 60 Hz.

ThebreakoutcablestwistedpairprovideconnectionsforbothofthemetersRS 485serialcommunicationsports.ThefirstsetisforCOM1RS485connections.The secondsetisforeitherCOM2orCOM4RS485communications,dependingonthe optionsorderedforyourmeter.

NOTE
The second RS-485 twisted pair connection is either COM2 or COM4 or inactive. The following points determine their status, however check the communications LEDs on the side of your meter to see which options are on the meter: If the meter has an optional COM4 port on the meter, then the RS-485 twisted pair is COM4. If the meter has an internal modem (and no COM4), the pair is inactive. Otherwise, the pair is COM2.

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 ION 8600 Installation Guide that ships with the meter and are available at www.pwrm.com.

SHLD

SHLD

SHLD

RS-232 to RS-485 Converter

SHLD +

RT Resistor

Termination

+
SHLD

SHLD

SHLD

+
RT

shield

Loop Topology

SHLD

SHLD

SHLD

SHLD

RS-232 to RS-485 Converter

SHLD

+ +
SHLD

Termination Block

SHLD

SHLD

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.Thesewiringmethodscausesignal reflectionsthatmaycauseinterference.AtanyconnectionpointontheRS485bus, nomorethantwocablesshouldbeconnected.Thisincludesconnectionpointson instruments,converters,andterminalstrips.Followingthisguidelineensuresthat bothstarandteeconnectionsareavoided.

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Avoid 3-way Star connection point

Avoid 3-way T connection point

Communications Break-out Cable


RefertotheION8600InstallationGuidefortheDB9serialpinassignmentsforthe optionalbreakoutcablefemaleDB9connector.Acommunicationsbreakout cablefacilitatescommunicationsconnectionsbyconnectingtotheMolexmale connectoronyourmeter.ThecablesplitstoastandardDB9femaleconnectorand twoRS485shielded,twistedpairs.Cablelengthis152cm(5feet).
Molex male from the meter

RS-485 twisted pairs DB9 female connector

RS-485 shield

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Configuring the Optical Port


RefertotheION8600InstallationGuideforinfraredportspecifications. TheinfraredportavailableontheION8600metersiscompatiblewithstandard magneticopticalcommunicationscouplers,oropticalprobes(ANSIC12.13Type II).Opticalprobesareavailablefromsuppliersasaseparateproduct;contact PowerMeasurementforalistofsuppliers.Theoriginalequipmentmanufacturers warrantywillapply(seethetechnicalnoteOpticalProbesformoredetailed information). OpticalprobescancommunicaterealtimemeasurementsviatheION,Modbus RTU,orDNP3.0,Factory,orGPSprotocols.Youcanconfiguretheopticalport communicationssettingswiththefrontpanel,withIONSetup,orwiththe DesignercomponentofIONEnterprise.

Using the front panel


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

Using ION Setup


1. 2. 3. RunIONSetupandconnecttotheappropriatemeter. SelectView>SetupScreens.TheSetupAssistantappearsintherighthandside oftheNetworkViewer.DoubleclicktheSetupAssistanttoopen. IntheSetupscreens,selectthecommunicationsscreen.ClicktheCOM3taband configuretheBaudRate,UnitID,andProtocolparameterstomatchyour communicationssystem.

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Toenablecommunicationsfromtheinfraredport,youmustconfiguretheCOM3 Communicationsmodule.TheProtocol,theBaudRateandUnitIDsetupregisters mustproperlymatchyoursystem.Ifyouhavetheinternalmodemoption,you mustensurethattheCommModesetupregisterissettoselecttheIrDAport.When creatinganIONsite,ensuretheRtsCtsisdisabled(settoNo)intheCOM3serial site. RefertotheManagementConsolesectionoftheonlineIONEnterpriseHelpfor moredetailsaboutaddingserialsites.

Using ION Enterprise


1. 2. FromtheManagementConsole,select(orcreate)adirectsitefromthe managementconsole. ConfiguretheCOM3communicationsmodule(refertotheonlineION Enterprisehelpfordetails).EnsuretheProtocol,thebaudrate,andUnitIDsetup registersmustproperlymatchyoursystem.
This is your PCs (workstations) COM port.

If you are using ION software, ensure that RtsCts is disabled for the infrared port's site in Management Console.

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Configuring Ethernet Connections

Configuring Ethernet Connections


ThissectiononlyappliesifyourION8600meterhastheEthernetoption.Referto theION8600InstallationGuideforEthernetportspecificationsoftheION8600 meters.

Etherne

ConnectionsaremadeviatheRJ45modularjackontherearoftheunit.Usehigh qualityCategory3,4or5UTPcable(RJ45femaletoRJ45male)ifyourequirean extension.ThisoptionalEthernetportiscapableofdataratesupto10Mbps,and supportsTCP/IP,ION,Telnet,andModbus/TCPprotocols.TheEthernetportis controlledbytheETH1Communicationsmodule. TheEtherGatefeatureprovidescommunicationsbothtoanEthernetconnected deviceandthroughthatdevicetoaconnectedserialnetwork(SeeConfiguring EtherGateConnectionsonpage 87). YoucanconfiguretheEthernetCommunicationsmoduletoenableEthernet communicationsusingthefrontpanel,IONSetuporIONDesignersoftware.In eachcase,youmustconfiguretheIPAddress,SubnetMask,Gateway,SMTPServer andSMTPConnectionTimeouttoproperlymatchyoursystem.

Using the front panel


1. SelectNETWORKSETUPfromtheION8600Setupmenu(holddownthe Alt/Enterkeyforabout3secondsandscrolldownusingthesoftkeys).

2.

Configure the Ethernet Communications module IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, SMTP Server and SMTP Connection Timeout setup registers to match your communications system.

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Using ION Setup


OnceyouhavewiredyourmetertotheEthernetnetworkandperformedbasic setup,addthemetertoyourIONSetupnetworkingusingtheSetupAssistant. 1. 2. 3. RunIONSetup. IntheSetupAssistant,selecttheCommunicationsscreenandclickthe Ethernettab. ConfiguretheIPAddress,SubnetMask,Gateway,SMTPServerandSMTP ConnectionTimeoutsetupregisterstomatchyourcommunicationssystem.

Using ION Enterprise


AfteryouhavewiredyourmetertotheEthernetnetworkandperformedbasic setup,addthemetertoyourIONEnterprisenetworkusingtheManagement Console.ItisnotnecessarytoaddanEthernetsite. ToenablecommunicationsthroughtheEthernetport,youmustconfigurethe Ethernet(Communications)module.LaunchDesignerandconfiguretheIP Address,SubnetMask,Gateway,SMTPServerandSMTPConnectionTimeout registerstomatchyoursystem. Adding an Ethernet device to your ION Enterprise Network IntheManagementConsole,theEthernetDeviceOptionsscreenappearswhen youaddanEthernetdevice(meter).Usethisscreentodescribeyourmeter Ethernetaddressandothercommunicationsinformation.Besuretoinclude: theservercomputerthatcommunicateswiththeEthernetdevice

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theEthernetdeviceTCP/IPaddress

Configuring EtherGate Connections


TheEtherGateprotocolisapowerfulcommunicationstoolthatletsyou communicatetoameterandthroughametersimultaneously.Whenameter installedontheEthernetnetworkhasEtherGateenabled,amasterdevice(suchas aworkstationrunningION Enterprisesoftware)cancommunicatetothemeter, andthroughthemetertoaserialnetworkofdeviceswiredtothemetersCOMport. EtherGateisavailableonserialportsCOM1andCOM2inplaceoftheION, ModbusMaster,ModbusRTU,orDNP3.00protocols.Theprotocolpermitsthe directtransferofdatafromupto62devices(31devicesperCOMport).

Etherne
Each device in the serial network must have a unique Unit ID and operate at the same baud rate.

Specifying the TCP/IP Port instructs the ION gateway meter to: 7801talk through COM1 7802talk through COM2

Onceyouhavethechainofserialdevicesinstalled,useDesignerorthemeters frontpaneltochangetheCOM1orCOM2ProtocolsettingtoEtherGate.The transferofdatabetweenprotocolsisthenhandledautomatically.

Using the front panel


1. 2. PressandholdtheAlt/EnterbuttonforafewsecondstoreachtheSetup screens. PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstoscrolltoCOM1Setup(orCOM2, dependingonyourmetersoptions).PressAlt/EntertogototheCOM1Setup parameters.

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3.

ScrolltoProtocolandpressAlt/Enter.ChangetheportsProtocolsettingto EtherGateusingtheUporDownarrowbuttons.

NOTE
If you have the optional internal modem then COM2 is not available for EtherGate applications.

Using ION Setup


1. 2. 3. RunIONSetupandconnecttotheappropriatemeter. SelectView>SetupScreensanddoubleclickonSetupAssistantintheright sideoftheNetworkViewer. IntheSetupscreens,selecttheCommunicationstabandthenselectCom1(or COM2,dependingonyourmetersoptions).ClickeditandscrolltoEtherGate.

RefertotheEtherGatetechnicalnoteforcompletedetailsonconfiguringyour meterforEtherGate.

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Configuring EtherGate Connections

Using ION Enterprise


1. 2. 3. TocommunicatetothedevicesontheRS485loop,youmustuseION Enterprisesoftware.UsetheManagementConsoletocreateaGatewaySite. OnceyouhavecreatedaGatewaySiteaddeachofthedevicesontheRS485 looptoit(butnotthegatewaymeteritself). WhenconfiguringtheGatewaySite,entertheIPaddressofthemeterandtheIP ServicePorttomatchtheCOMportyouareusing: 7801=EtherGateIPserviceportonCOM1 7802=EtherGateIPserviceportonCOM2 TheDeviceslistintheManagementConsoleappearsasfollows:
The devices that reside on the RS-485 loop connected to the ION 8600A.

The ION 8600A appears in the Devices list, because it must be configured as an Ethernet device before you can configure it as an Ethernet Gateway Site.

The Gateway Site - set the IP Service Port 7801 for COM1 or 7802 for COM2. The number following the IP Service Port number is the devices unique Unit ID.

From the Type heading in the Sites window, you can see the ION 8600A has been configured as an Ethernet Gateway Site.

NOTE
In the above configuration you communicate with the devices in the RS-485 loop through the meter. You must add the meter to an additional Ethernet Site to communicate directly to the meter.

Communicating directly TO the meter: InordertoconnectdirectlyoverEthernet,youneedonlyprovidethemetersIP addresswhenpromptedbythesoftware.

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Internal Modem Connections


Thissectiononlyappliesifyourmeterhasthe33.6kbpsinternalmodemoption. RefertotheION8600InstallationGuideforinternalmodemspecifications.

Telepho

ne Netw

ork

TheinternalmodemisaccessedthroughCOM2andsupportsallstandardmodem protocolsattransmissionratesfrom300 bpsto33600bps(though300bpsisnot recommended)andcanbesharedbyupto31devicesonanRS485chain.Itis availablewithastandardsixpinRJ11phoneplug,oraneightpinRJ31.Ifyou havemultiplemeterslinkedonanRS485loop,onlythefirstmeterrequiresan internalmodem.ThissetupisreferredtoasaModemGate(seeTheModemGate Protocolonpage 93).Youcanconfigurethesettingsoftheinternalmodemwith thefrontpanelorwithIONsoftware. 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 Administrators Guide 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.AnychangestotheModemInitorBaudRatesetupregisters whilethemodemisonlinecausesthemodemtodisconnectfromthephoneline.

CAUTION
Changing the ModemInit setup register while the internal modem is online causes the modem to disconnect from the phone line.

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Internal Modem Connections

Modem Initialization Strings RefertotheModemATCommandstechnicalnoteforacompletelistofAT commandsforbothConexantandMultiTechmodems.

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 stringsetupregisterforeachofthreepossibleproblems.
Problem
Does not answer (modem does not detect ring tone) Does not dial (modem does not detect dial tone) Does not detect busy signal

Add to Modem Initialization String


*NC70 In order of preference: *NC70, *NC70X0, *NC8 (Italy only) *NC70

CAUTION
A Conexant Modem does not support Pulse dialing. The Conexant Modem should be the only device on the telephone line. Attaching devices on the same line may cause one or more of these devices to operate incorrectly.

Ifyourlocalmodem(nottheinternalmodem)isnotalreadysetup,configureit withtheRemoteModemConfigurationUtilityaccordingtotheinstructionsinthe onlinehelp.Afterthemeterisinstalledandtheinternalmodemisconnectedtothe telephonenetwork,theCOM2modulecanbeconfiguredusingthemetersfront panelorIONsoftware.Tolearnhowtoconnecttheinternalmodemtothe telephonenetwork,consultyourION8600InstallationGuide.

NOTE
The ION Enterprise Getting Started booklet contains 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.

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SelectCOM2SetuptoconfiguretheCOM2communicationsmodule BaudRate,UnitID,andProtocolsetupregisterstoyourcommunicationssystem.

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.SeetheIONEnterpriseGettingStartedguideformore information. OntheModemSiteOptionsscreen,besuretoinclude: theservercomputerthatwillcommunicatewiththeremotemodem theremotemodemtelephonenumber

Remote modem telephone number. Server computer that communicates with the remote modem. Ensure that the server computer dialout modem is configured. Pick a local modem type from the drop-down box.

To avoid excessive communication errors, the baud rate of the modem site should match the baud rate of the COM2 port of the meter.

Configuring the COM2 Communications module in Designer LaunchDesigner,andconfiguretheCOM2CommunicationsmoduleBaudRate, UnitID,andProtocolsetupregisterstomatchyourcommunicationssystem.

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ConfiguretheinitializationstringfortheinternalmodemusingtheModemInit register.RefertoModemInitSetupRegisteronpage 90.

The ModemGate Protocol


ModemGateisapowerfulfeaturethatcreatesacommunicationsconnection betweenthetelephonenetworkandanRS485serialnetworkofdevices.When youspecifytheprotocolforametersCOMportasMODEMGATE,alldatareceived bythemetersinternalmodemisautomaticallytransferredtotheserialnetwork. ModemGateisavailableoneithertheCOM1orCOM4port(optionalonsome meters);youcannotusetheprotocolonbothportssimultaneously.

Workstation with ION Enterprise and modem.

Telepho

ne Netw

Meter with internal modem on COM2. The serial network is connected to COM1.

ork

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). Configuring the meter for ModemGate 1. 2. Installthemeterandconnecttheinternalmodem. UsethefrontpanelorIONsoftwaretosetuptheinternalmodemandtheserial communicationsport(COM1orCOM4)thatistheModemGate.Thedefaultfor theseportsis:
Communications modules Setting
Comm Mode COM1 (Standard RS-232/485 port) Baud Rate Unit ID Protocol

Default
RS-485 9600 100 ION

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Setting
Baud Rate Unit ID Protocol Modem Init Strings Baud Rate Unit ID Protocol

Default
9600 101 ION AT&F 9600 103 ION

COM2 (Modem Port)

COM4 (Optional dedicated RS-485 port)

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

3.

SettheinternalmodemCOM2baudrate,UnitIDandprotocol.Thebaudrate mustbethesameastheporthostingthegatewayandallthedevicesconnected tothegateway. SettheprotocoloftheporthostingthegatewaytoMODEMGATE(eitherCOM1 orCOM4).Youmustalsosetthebaudratetothesameasthemodembaudrate (COM2).

4.

Configuring devices connected to the ModemGate meter 1. UseIONsoftwareorthefrontpaneltochangeandconfiguresettings.Ensure eachdeviceconnectedtothemeterhasthesamebaudrateasthemeter ModemGateport(eitherCOM1orCOM4). EnsureeachdeviceconnectedontheRS485network(includingthemeter modem)hasauniqueUnitIDnumber.Makearecordofyourchanges.

2.

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.

Adding ModemGate meters to the network 1. 2. OnceyouhavecreatedaModemSiteusingtheManagementConsole,addthe meterandalldevicesconnectedtotheModemGateport. EnsureeachmeteronthemodemSitehasauniqueUnitIDnumber(the technicianwhoinstalledthemeterattheremotesiteshouldprovideyouwith thisinformation).

RefertotheModemGatetechnicalnoteforcompletedetailsonconfiguringyour meterforModemGate.

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ThischapterexplainshowModbusandDNP3.0protocolsareimplementedonthe ION8600meter.

In this chapter
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 CommunicationsProtocolConfiguration ................................ 96 The Meter as Modbus Slave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 UsingtheModbusRTUProtocol ........................................ 97 TheFactoryModbusSlaveConfiguration............................ 97 ChangingtheModbusConfiguration ................................ 97 ModbusSlaveModules ................................................ 98 Amp/Freq/Unbal ................................................. 99 Volts........................................................... 100 kW/kVAr/kVA .................................................. 101 kWh/kVArh ..................................................... 102 PF/THD/Kfactor................................................. 103 ImportingDatausingModbusRTU................................ 103 UsingtheModbus/TCPProtocol ....................................... 104 ModbusTCPCommunications .................................... 104 The Meter as Modbus Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 TheFactoryModbusMasterConfiguration .......................... 105 Configuring Modbus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 106 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 106 Using the DNP 3.0 Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 TheFactoryDNP3.0Configuration ................................ 108 ConfiguringDNP3.0 ................................................. 108 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 109 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 109

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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 ION 8600 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 is 100.

Set the COM port to the Modbus RTU protocol Communications Port

Power Meter Module

Vln a

Modbus Slave Module

40011 Data is available to Modbus master devices

ION meter

Measured data is linked to the Modbus modules input.

Modbus Slave module outputs data 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.

Modbus Slave Modules


TheION8600meterhastenModbusslavemodules.Modules15arepartofthe originalmodbusmappingandarepreservedforbackwardcompatibility.Ifyou areusingthenewModbusmapping(modules610),youcandeletemodules15.
Modbus Slave Module (original mapping)
Volts/Amps/Freq Power/PF Min/Max/Demand Energy/THD Flicker Count

#
1 2 3 4 5

#
6 7 8 9 10

Modbus Slave Module (new mapping)


Amp/freq/unbal Volts kW/kVAr/kVA kWh/kVArh PF/THD/Kfactor

ThesettingsforyourModbusSlavemodulesfollow.

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Amp/Freq/Unbal
Format: Base Address: Scaling: unsigned 16 bit 40150 Yes InZero: InFull: OutZero: OutFull: 0 6,000 0 60,000

Input
Source #1 Source #2 Source #3 Source #4 Source #5 Source #6 Source #7 Source #8 Source #9 Source #10 Source #11 Source #12 Source #13 Source #14 Source #15 Source #16

Modbus Registers
40150 40151 40152 40153 40154 40155 40156 40157 40158 40159 40160 40161 40162 40163 40164 40165

Parameter
Ia Ib Ic I4 I5 I avg I avg mn I avg mx I avg mean Freq Freq mn Freq mx Freq mean V unbal I unbal Phase Rev

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Format: Base Address: Scaling: unsigned 32 bit 40166 No InZero: InFull: OutZero: OutFull: 0 1,000,000 0 10,000,000

Input
Source #1 Source #2 Source #3 Source #4 Source #5 Source #6 Source #7 Source #8 Source #9 Source #10 Source #11 Source #12 Source #13 Source #14 Source #15 Source #16

Modbus Registers
40166 to 40167 40168 to 40169 40170 to 40171 40172 to 40173 40174 to 40175 40176 to 40177 40178 to 40179 40180 to 40181 40182 to 40183 40184 to 40185 40186 to 40187 40188 to 40189 40190 to 40191 40192 to 40193 40194 to 40195 40196 to 40197

Parameter
Vln a Vln b Vln c Vln avg Vln avg mx

Vll ab Vll bc Vll ca Vll avg Vll avg mx Vll avg mean

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kW/kVAr/kVA
Format: Base Address: Scaling: signed 32 bit 40198 No InZero: InFull: OutZero: OutFull: -1,000,000,000 1,000,000,000 -1,000,000 1,000,000

Input
Source #1 Source #2 Source #3 Source #4 Source #5 Source #6 Source #7 Source #8 Source #9 Source #10 Source #11 Source #12 Source #13 Source #14 Source #15 Source #16

Modbus Registers
40198 to 40199 40200 to 40201 40202 to 40203 40204 to 40205 40206 to 40207 40208 to 40209 40210 to 40211 40212 to 40213 40214 to 40215 40216 to 40217 40218 to 40219 40220 to 40221 40222 to 40223 40224 to 40225 40226 to 40227 40228 to 40229

Parameter
kW a kW b kW c kW tot kW tot max kVAR a kVAR b kVAR c kVAR tot kVAR tot max kVA a kVA b kVA c kVA tot kVA tot max

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Format: Base Address: Scaling: signed 32 bit 40230 No InZero: InFull: OutZero: OutFull: -1,000,000,000 1,000,000,000 -1,000,000 1,000,000

Input
Source #1 Source #2 Source #3 Source #4 Source #5 Source #6 Source #7 Source #8 Source #9 Source #10 Source #11 Source #12 Source #13 Source #14 Source #15 Source #16

Modbus Registers
40230 to 40231 40232 to 40233 40234 to 40235 40236 to 40237 40238 to 40239 40240 to 40241 40242 to 40243 40244 to 40245 40246 to 40247 40248 to 40249 40250 to 40251 40252 to 40253 40254 to 40255 40256 to 40257 40258 to 40259 40260 to 40261

Parameter
kWh del kWh rec kVARh del kVARh rec kVAh del+rec

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PF/THD/Kfactor
Format: Base Address: Scaling: signed 16 bit 40262 No InZero: InFull: OutZero: OutFull: -100 100 -10,000 10,000

Input
Source #1 Source #2 Source #3 Source #4 Source #5 Source #6 Source #7 Source #8 Source #9 Source #10 Source #11 Source #12 Source #13 Source #14 Source #15 Source #16

Modbus Registers
40262 40263 40264 40265 40266 40267 40268 40269 40270 40271 40272 40273 40274 40275 40276 40277

Parameter
PF sign a PF sign b PF sign c PF sign tot V1 THD mx V2 THD mx V3 THD mx I1 THD mx I2 THD mx I3 THD mx I1 K Factor I2 K Factor I3 K Factor I1 Crest Factor I2 Crest Factor I3 Crest Factor

Importing Data using Modbus RTU


ItispossibletobringdataintothemeterusingModbus.VariousIONregisterscan bewrittenbyModbusMasterdevicesbycorrelatingtheModbusregisternumber withtheaddressoftheIONregisteryouwanttowrite.WhenaModbusregisteris writtenwithavalue,thecorrespondingIONregisterwillbewritten,providedthe ModbusRTUprotocolisactiveonthecommunicationschannelthatconnectsthe ModbusMastertothemeter. YoucanusetheModbusRTUprotocoltowritevaluesintoIONexternalnumeric, pulseandBooleanregisters,allowingyoutoenable,disableandresetmeter functions.YoucanalsousetheModbusprotocoltochangesetupregistervaluesin variousIONmodulestoconfigurethemetersoperation.Tobringdataintothe meterwithModbusRTU,youmustdisablethemeterspasswordsecurity.

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Using the Modbus/TCP Protocol


Modbus/TCPisthenewestopenModbusprotocolvariant(formerlycalled MBAP).Itdefinesthepacketstructureandconnectionport(port502)forthe industrystandardTCP/IPprotocol.ThestructureofModbus/TCPisverysimilar totheModbusRTUpacketexceptthatithasanextrasixbyteheaderanddoesnot usethecyclicredundancycheck(CRC).Modbus/TCPretainstheModbusRTU limitof256bytestoapacket.

Modbus TCP Communications


YoucancommunicatetothemeterusingModbusTCP(formerlycalledMBAP). YourmetermusthavetheoptionalEthernetport.Connecttosocket502.

Etherne

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


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

The Factory Modbus Master Configuration


ThereisnopreconfiguredframeworkforModbusmasteringonyourmeter.Your meterstemplatecontainsModbusImportmodulesthatcanreadvaluesand ModbusExportmodulesthatcanwritedatabuttheymustbeenabledand configuredinaframeworkfirst. SeetheModbusandIONTechnologytechnicalformoreinformationonModbus Masterconfigurationforyourmeter.

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

Using ION Setup


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

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5.

ThedefaultModbusmapeditorappears,allowingyoutoedit,add,deleteorset thenameofModbusSlavemoduleregisters.

6. 7.

ClickontheModbusMastertabtoedittheModbusImportmodules. ClicktheAddbuttontoaddaModbusSlavedevice.

8.

TheModbusDevicescreenappears.EntertheSlavedevicesinformation(inthis example,anION6200)andclickOKtoadd.

SeetheModbusandIONTechnologytechnicalnoteformoreinformation.

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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.

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

4.

TheSetupAssistantguidesyouthroughDNPconfiguration.SeetheIONSetup OnlineHelpformoreinformation.

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

Configuring the Meter Clock


UseIONsoftwaretochangethemetersclocksettings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigurethetimeviathefrontpanelontheION8600.

Using ION Setup


TheClockSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfiguretheClockmodule. 1. 2. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode. 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
TZ Offset DST Start 1 DST Start 20 DST End DST End 20 DST Offset Time Sync Source Time Sync Type Clock Source

Function
Sets the timezone the device is in, relative to Greenwich Mean Time. The date and time when DST begins for 20 separate years. The date and time when DST ends for 20 separate years. The amount of time the clock is changed when DST begins or ends. Specifies the communications port that receives time sync signals. Specifies the type of time sync signal (Local or Universal time). Specifies the clocks time synchronization signal source (line frequency, communications signals, or internal crystal).

Default
0 Refer to the ION Device Templates at www.pwrm.com for the DST Start and DST End defaults for the twenty separate years. 3, 600 seconds COM3 UTC Line Frequency

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,theDSTStartandDSTEndregistersdonothavetobereconfigured.The factorydefaultsaretheDSTstartandenddatesfor20years,inUNIXtime(the numberofsecondssince00:00:00UTConJan.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. 2. 3. Removethecoverofthemeter. RemovethetwoPhillipsscrewsthatholdtheEMI(ElectromagneticInterface) shieldinplaceandcarefullyslidetheshieldoff. Carefullydisconnectthebatterywirefromthemeterandremovethebattery fromthehousing.
Battery

4. 5. 6.

Placethenew3.6VUtilityMeterLIbatteryinthehousingandconnectthewire tothemeter. ReplacetheEMIshieldandthetwoPhillipsscrews. Replacethecoverofthemeter.

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Replacing the Battery

Event Screen/Event Log confirmation (Unpowered Meter) Onanunpoweredmeter,thebatterypowerstheinternalclock.Removingtheold batteryeffectivelystopsthemetersclockuntilthebatteryisreplaced.Once replaced,theclockrestartsatitslastknownpowerdowntime.TheION8600logs thisasanevent,whichcanbeviewedfromtheEventLogonthemetersfront panel(seeALTmodedefaultdisplayscreensonpage 170fordetailson navigatingtotheEventScreen).TheEventLogappearsasthefollowingscreen:

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

Themeterrecordsthefollowingeventcodesafterbatteryreplacementonan unpoweredmeter:
Error Code
450

Explanation
Seen only in combination with a 600 event.

Recommended Action
Refer to 600, below. Connect to the meter with ION software and synchronize the meters internal clock. See Configuring the Meter Clock on page 112 for details. Double-check battery installation (if required).

600

Loss of up to 10 minutes of billing data and time late by as much as 10 minutes

Fordetailsonresettingthemetersinternalclock,seeConfiguringtheMeter Clockonpage 112.

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Time Synchronization
Timesynchronizationletsyousynchronizeyourmetersinternalclockwithallof theothermeters,devices,andsoftwareinanetwork.Oncesynchronized,alldata logshavetimestampsthatarerelativetoauniformtimebase.Thisallowsyouto achieveprecisesequenceofeventsandpowerqualityanalyses.UseIONsoftware tobroadcasttimesignalsacrossthenetwork,orutilizeanexternalsource(suchas anNTPserverorDNPMaster)tosynchronizeyourmetersclock. RefertothetechnicalnoteTimeSynchronization&Timekeepingformore informationonimplementingtimesynchronization. ForinformationonIRIGBGPStimesynchronization,seetheIRIGBGPSTime Synchronizationproductoptiondocument.

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Demand
Thischapterexplainshowtoconfigureandviewdemandvaluesonyourmeter.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Configuring Demand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 118 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 118 UsingDesigner .................................................. 119 SlidingWindowDemandModuleSettings .............................. 119 ThermalDemandModuleSettings ..................................... 120 Demand Forgiveness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 AdditionalInformation ........................................... 123 ConfiguringDemandForgiveness ..................................... 124 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 124 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 124

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Demandisameasureofaveragepowerconsumptionoverafixedtimeinterval. Peak(ormaximum)demandisthehighestdemandlevelrecordedoverthebilling period.TwomethodsofmeasuringdemandarewithThermalDemandmodules andSlidingWindowDemandmodules.Thesemodulesareconfiguredtocalculate theaveragecurrentdemandandkW,kVARandkVAdemand.Thesetupregisters inthedemandmodulesdefinetimeintervalsfordemandcalculations,settingthe sensitivityofthemodulesoperation. SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationaboutthesemodules.

Configuring Demand
UseIONsoftwaretochangeyourmetersdemandsettings.

Using the Front Panel


1. 2. 3. PressandholdtheAlt/EnterbuttonforafewsecondstoaccesstheSetup Menu. ScrollusingtheUporDownarrowbuttonstoselectDemandSetup.Pressthe Alt/EnterbuttontoaccessDemandSetupparameters. ScrolltothedesiredparametersusingtheUporDownarrowbuttons.Pressthe Alt/Enterbuttontoaccesseachparameter. UsetheUporDownbuttonstoeditthevalueofeachparameter.

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

4.

SelectYestoconfirmthechange.

Using ION Setup


TheDemandSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfigureSlidingWindowDemandonly. ThisscreenalsocontainstworegistersusedforconfiguringSlidingWindow DemandwhilethemeterisinTESTMode. 1. 2. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetotheDemandfolder.

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3.

ConfigureRollingBlockdemandbyselectingaregisterandclickingEdit.

YoucanconfigureboththeSlidingWindowDemandandThermalDemand modulesusingAdvancedMode. 1. 2. Connecttoyourmeter,usingAdvancedMode. Clickonthemoduleyouwishtoconfigure.

Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetotheDemandSetupframework. Therearetwosections:SlidingWindowDemandsetupandThermalDemand setup.Rightclickonamoduletoedit.

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

Sliding Window Demand Module Settings


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

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Thedemandismeasuredelectronicallybasedontheaverageloadleveloverthe mostrecentsetofsubintervals.Thismethodoffersbetterresponsetimethanfixed intervalmethods.

Setup Register
Sub Intvl #SubIntvls Pred Resp Update Rate

Function
The time, in seconds, in the sliding window demand sub-interval. The number of sub-intervals in the sliding window. The speed of Predicted Demand calculations; use higher values for faster prediction (70 to 99 recommended). Defines the update rate of the SWinDemand output register

Default
900 1 70 End of SubInterval

Thermal Demand Module Settings


TheThermalDemandmodulecalculatesthermaldemandoveraspecifiedlength oftime.Itusesamethodwhichisequivalenttothermalaveraging.Forthermal averaging,thetraditionaldemandindicatorrespondstoheatingofathermal elementinaWattHourmeter.AdjusttheThermalDemandmodulescalculation tomimicthistechniquebychangingtheTimeConstandIntervalsetupparameters.

Setup Register
Interval Time Const

Function
The time, in seconds, in the thermal demand interval. The sensitivity to changes in the source signal; higher values provide faster response time (common values are 63 and 90).

Default
900 90

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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.Slidingwindow/rollingblockdemandisonemethodofmeasuring demand. Tocomputeslidingwindowdemandvalues,theSlidingWindow/RollingBlock Demandmoduleusestheslidingwindowaveraging(orrollinginterval)technique whichdividesthedemandintervalintosubintervals.Thedemandismeasured electronicallybasedontheaverageloadleveloverthemostrecentsetofsub intervals. Inthefollowingdiagram,theSlidingWindow/RollingBlockmodulelabeled Demandcalculatesdemandfromthepowerinputbymeasuringandaveraging thepoweroverasetinterval.ThedemandvalueisthenoutputtoaMaximum modulelabeledPeakDemandthatrecordsthehighestdemandvalueovertime (peakdemand).

Power

DEMAND
(Sliding Window/ Rolling Block module)

Power output averaged (Demand)

PEAK DEMAND
(Maximum module)

Maximum value (Peak)

ForinformationonIONmodules,refertotheonlineIONReference. Demand and Peak Demand Module Behavior During Demand Forgiveness Apeakdemandvalueisthehighestdemandvaluesincethelastpeakdemand reset.TheDemandForgivenessframeworksetstheSlidingWindow/RollingBlock module(andtheThermalDemandmodule)inputstozeroduringaDemand Forgivenessperiod.Thismethodallowsdemandintervaldatatoaccuratelyreflect acompleteintervalthatincludesdata: 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

Power

A
1:30 Demand Interval #1 1:45 Demand Interval #2

B
Time

2:00 Demand Interval #3

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

TheprecedingdiagramshowsanexampleofameterthatissetupforDemand Forgiveness.TheSlidingWindow/RollingBlockDemandmoduleisaveraging demandvaluesat15minuteintervals.Duringinterval#1,themeterhasapower outagethatlastsfor18minutes.Thepoweroutageisdefinedbyasystemvoltage of20voltswhichhasbeenspecifiedintheOutageVoltagesetting.TheMinimum OutageDurationsettingisspecifiedas10minutes,sothisisamountoftimethatthe powermustbeoutbeforedemandcanbeforgiven.TheDemandForgiveness Durationsettingisspecifiedas1800seconds(30minutes),sofor30minutes followingpowerrestoration,demandinputsarezero.Thepowerisrestored duringinterval#2,wherethesurgeofpowerconsumptionduringpowerupis includedintheDemandForgivenessperiodandhasavalueofzero.

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Additional Information
NOTE
To function properly, the Demand Forgiveness feature requires firmware v310 or greater, and the Demand Forgiveness framework which is found in these or more recent templates: 1.8.0.0.0 (Option C), 1.7.0.0.0 (Option B), and 1.3.0.0.0 (Option A).

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. TheSlidingWindow/RollingBlockdemandmoduleUpdateRatesetupregister mustbesettoEVERYSECOND(default). IfDemandForgivenessisenabledonanauxiliarypoweredmeterandthereis nopowerontheblades,thenthemeterassumesthatthisisanoutage.When powerisappliedtotheblades,demandisforgivenforthespecifiedtime. IfDemandForgivenessisenabledandthemeterisunpluggedforservicingor otherreasons,thentheDemandForgivenessframeworkassumestherewasan outageanddemandisforgivenforthespecifiedtime. FormeterswhereDemandForgivenessisenabledatthefactory(e.g.RMICAN Canadianrevenuemeters),demandwillnotbemeasuredwhenthemeterisfirst putintoservice.Insteaddemandisforgivenforthespecifiedtime.

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

CAUTION
If Demand Forgiveness is enabled, do not use demand values to calculate energy for billing purposes.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotenableoreditDemandForgivenesssettingsviathefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


IONSetupversion1.1andlatersupportstheDemandForgivenessfeature: 1. 2. 3. LaunchIONSetupanddoubleclicktheSetupAssistant. SelecttheDemandsetupscreen,andclickontheDemandForgivenesstab. 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;thisissetto20voltsbydefaultbutyoucanadjustthis.

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Inputs / Outputs
Thischapterprovidesinformationonthemetersvariousdigitalandanaloginputs andoutputs(I/O). RefertoyourInstallationGuideforinstructionsonwiringinputsandoutputsand forthegeneralmeterI/Ospecifications.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 SpecifyinganI/OPortinanIONModule............................... 128 UsingtheOnboardDigitalOutputs.................................... 130 OutputModules ................................................. 130 UsingtheOnboardDigitalInputs ...................................... 132 AnalogOutputs..................................................... 133 SettingtheZeroandFullScales .................................... 133

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ThedigitalandanalogI/OportsonIONmetersletyoubringavarietyofdatainto acommonsystem,therebysimplifyingdatagathering.

Onboard I/O

Socket or switchboard meter connections

Expanded I/O (and serial COMs): Molex Micro-Fit 24 pin male connector.

Optional Onboard I/O: 16 pin male connector.

Optional I/O Expander for serial communications and expanded I/O. Ordered and shipped separately. For more information, see the ION 8600 I/O Expander documentation. Serial COMs Expanded I/O COM1: RS-232 Eight Form A digital or RS-485. inputs. COM2 or Four Form C digital COM4: RS-485, outputs. depending on Four Form A digital the ordering outputs or four option. analog outputs.

Onboard I/O breakout cable with female connector and sixteen bareended wires. Ships with a meter ordered with onboard I/O: Four Form C digital outputs. Three Form A digital inputs.

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NOTE
The meter must have firmware version V203 or later in order for the I/O Expander's digital input and digital output ports to function. Firmware V205 (or later) is required for operation of the analog output ports.

Onboard I/O OnboardI/OfortheION8600metersprovidesfourFormCdigitaloutputsand threeFormAdigitalinputsforavarietyofapplications. Forexample,youcanuseaFormAdigitalinputtomonitorabreakertoverifyhow manytimesthebreakertrips.Whenthebreakerhasreacheditslimitforthe numberoftrips,youcanusethedigitaloutputtolightanLEDnexttothebreaker sofieldpersonnelarealerted.YoucanalsouseaFormCdigitaloutputtosend KYZpulsinginformationtothirdpartysystemequipment.Thenumberofdigital andanaloginputsandoutputsforeachION8600meterislistedbelow:
Meter
ION 8600

Digital Inputs*
3

Digital Outputs*
4

Analog Inputs*
0

Analog Outputs
0

Modbus Master
yes

* Some digital inputs/outputs and all analog inputs require the installation of an optional circuit board inside the meter. See the meters data sheet for complete details.

I/O Expander for ION 8600 meters ForenhancedanalogordigitalI/OwiththeION8600meters,youcanusean externalI/O Expander.CompleteinformationfortheI/OExpanderisavailablein theI/OExpanderInstallationandBasicSetupInstructionsdocument. 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

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boards.JustplugGrayhillanalogordigitalI/Ohardwaremodulesintotheboards. Formoreinformation,visitthePowerMeasurementwebsiteatwww.pwrm.com.
Meter
Option A Option B Option C

Digital Inputs
8 8 8

Digital Outputs
8 8 8

Analog Inputs
0 0 0

Analog Outputs
4 4 4

AswithonboardI/O,thefunctionalityoftheseexternalGrayhillhardware modulesarecontrolledbyIONsoftwaremodulesinsidethemeter.IONDigital Output,AnalogOutput,Pulser,andCalibrationPulsermodulesspecifyoutput signalcharacteristics,whiletheDigitalInputorAnalogInputmodulesdefine incomingsignals. RefertotheDigitalandAnalogI/OtechnicalnoteavailablefromPower MeasurementswebsiteandtheION8600InstallationGuideformoreinformation regardingdigitalandanaloginputsandoutputs.

Specifying an I/O Port in an ION Module


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

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

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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.

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


Port RA-1 Port RA-2 Port RA-3 Port RC-1 Port RC-2 Port RC-3 Port RC-4 kWh Pulse LED kVARh Pulse LED

Description
Digital (Form A Solid State) Output port 1 Digital Output port 2 Digital Output port 3 Digital (Form C Relay) Output port 1 Digital Output port 2 Digital Output port 3 Digital Output port 4 LED Output LED Output

Analog Output Port Names


Port Analog Out 1 Port Analog Out 2 Port Analog Out 3 Port Analog Out 4

Description
Analog Output port 1 Analog Output port 2 Analog Output port 3 Analog Output port 4

Digital Input Port Names


Port DI-S1

Description
Digital (Status) Input port 1 (I/O Expander)

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Port DI-S2 Port DI-S3 Port DI-S4 Port DI-S5 Port DI-S6 Port DI-S7 Port DI-S8 Port DI-S9 Port DI-S10 Port DI-S11

Digital Input port 2 (I/O Expander) Digital Input port 3 (I/O Expander) Digital Input port 4 (I/O Expander) Digital Input port 5 (I/O Expander) Digital Input port 6 (I/O Expander) Digital Input port 7 (I/O Expander) Digital Input port 8 (I/O Expander) Digital Input port 9 (Onboard I/O) Digital Input port 10 (Onboard I/O) Digital Input port 11 (Onboard I/O)

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.(Contact PowerMeasurementforcompleteinformationregardingrelayapplications.)

CAUTION
The relay outputs of the meter should never be used for primary protection functions. Be sure that you are familiar with warnings at start of this document, as well as those presented your ION 8600 Installation Guide.

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.

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Calibration Pulser modules allow you to generate high accuracy energy pulses for calibration testing purposes. They integrate instantaneous power inputs. Digital Output modules accept Boolean inputs, and output a continuous signal or pulses. Pulser modules convert instantaneous pulses to pulses or transitions. Consult the online ION Reference if you require more information about these ION modules. Configure the settings of the controlling module to match your requirements. The settings in these modules are as follows:
ION Module Setup Registers Available Settings
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 I/O Exp FormA 2 I/O Exp FormA 3 I/O Exp FormA 4 On-Board Form C 1 On-Board Form C 2 On-Board Form C 3 On-Board Form C 4 0 to 2000000 Inverting or Non-Inverting Log on or Log off As per Digital Output, above 0.020 to 2000000 Pulse or KYZ Inverting or Non-Inverting As per Digital Output, above 0.010 to 1.000 0.01 to 1000000000 Forward, Reverse, Absolute, or Net Pulse or KYZ
1

Creation Default

Description

Port

Not Used

The output hardware channel

Digital Output

Pulse Width Polarity EvLog Mode Port Pulser PulseWidth OutputMode Polarity Port Pulse Width Calibration Pulser1 Kt Int Mode OutputMode

0 Non-Inverting Log off Not Used 1 Pulse Non-Inverting Not Used 0.05 (5A meter) 0.02 (1A meter) 1.8 Absolute Pulse

Pulse Width, in seconds (0 for continuous pulse) Inverted or non-inverted output Whether or not to log status changes in the Event Log The output hardware channel Pulse width, in seconds Full pulse or KYZ (transition pulse) Inverted or non-inverted output The output hardware channel Pulse Width, in seconds Watts per pulse Integration modes that may be selected Full pulse or KYZ (transition pulse)

See Calibration Pulsing Relay DO4, below.

Ensure that the modules Port setup register matches the meters output you want to control. If the port you want to use does not appear in the Port setup registers list, that port is in use by another module. Edit the port setup register of the module using that port and set it to NOT USED the port will then be available to other modules.

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Calibration Pulsing Relay DO RC-4 SolidstaterelayDORC4isfactoryconfiguredforcalibrationpulsingand requiresnofurthersetup.TheCalibrationPulsermodulelabeledkWhPulseLED controlsthisport.Bydefault,themoduleislinkedtothekWdel+recoutputofthe ArithmeticmodulelabeledKWdel,rec(thisArithmeticmoduleislinkedtothe MUPowerMetermodulesMUkWtotoutput).Theportwilloutputapulsefor every1.8Whaccumulated(inNORMALorTESTmode).Thisisthesamepulsing rateastheLEDsonthefrontpanelofthemeter.

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
Input Mode EvLog Mode Debounce Polarity

Available Settings
Pulse, KYZ Log On, Log Off numeric

Default
Pulse Log Off 0.015 NONINVERTING NOT USED

Description
Specifies complete pulse or KYZ transition pulse Specifies whether or not to log status changes Setting for the mechanical contact bounce, in seconds Specifies a Non-inverted (or level) pulse

Fixed at NONINVERTING I/O MODULE IN1 to I/O MODULE IN 8, NOT USED

Port

Specifies which hardware port the module controls

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Analog Outputs
AnIONmetersanalogoutputsactastransducers.Themetermeasurespowerand energy,andthensendsthatinformationviatheanalogoutputstoaremote terminalunit(RTU).Theanalogoutputsissueindustrystandard0to20mA currentsignals. FourAnalogOutputmodulescontroltheoptionalI/OExpandersanalogoutput. Thesemodulesarenotlinkedorconfigured.Linkthenumericoutputofanother IONmoduletotheSourceinputoftheAnalogOutputmodulethisvalueis representedontheI/OExpandersanalogoutputport.SetuptheZeroScaleandFull ScalesetupregistersoftheAnalogOutputmoduletothenumericrangeyouwant toemulate.Thesettingsinthesemodulesareasfollows:
Analog Output Module Setup Registers
Port

Available Settings
I/O EXP AnOut 1 to I/O EXP AnOut 4, NOT USED -1 x 109 to 1 x 109

Default
NOT USED

Description
Specifies the output hardware channel. Sets the measured value that will create the maximum possible output on the analog output hardware port. Sets the measured value that will create the minimum possible output on the analog output hardware port.

Full Scale

N/A

Zero Scale

-1 x 109 to 1 x 109

N/A

EnsurethatthemodulesPortsetupregistermatchestheI/OExpandersoutput youwanttocontrol.IftheportyouwanttousedoesnotappearinthePortsetup registerlist,thatportisinusebyanothermodule.EditthePortsetupregisterof themoduleusingthatportandsetittoNOTUSEDtheportisthenavailableto othermodules. SeetheION8600meterI/OExpanderInstallationandBasicSetupmanualandthe technicalnoteDigitalandAnalogI/OavailablefromthePowerMeasurement websiteformoreinformation.

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.

Output Type -1 to 1 mA

Desired Output Range


0 to 1 mA 0 to 20 mA

Zero Scale setting


negative value of Full Scale (e.g. -1000) negative value of Full Scale (e.g. -1000) -1.5 times value of Full Scale (e.g. -1500) -0.25 times value of Full Scale (e.g. -250)

Full Scale setting


e.g. 1000 e.g. 1000 e.g. 1000 e.g. 1000

-20 to 20 mA
4 to 20 mA

0 to 20 mA

4 to 20 mA

SeetheION8600I/OExpanderInstallationGuideandthetechnicalnoteDigitaland AnalogI/Oformoreinformation.

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Energy Pulsing
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforconfiguringenergypulsingonyourmeter.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Configuring Energy Pulsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 136 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 136 UsingDesigner .................................................. 137 PulserModuleSettings ............................................... 137 CalibrationPulserModuleSettings .................................... 138 EnergyPulsingwithLEDs............................................ 139

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YourmeterusesCalibrationPulsermodulesandPulsermodulesforenergy pulsing. ThePulsermoduleservesasanintermediarybetweenothermodulespulse outputregisters(acceptingthemaspulseinputs)andahardwareoutputchannel onthedevice.Thesemodulesarecapableofsendingpulsesorpulsetransitionsto anyhardwareoutputchannel. TheCalibrationPulsermoduleisahighlyaccurateenergypulserusedfor verifyingcalibrationonmetersemployedinbillingapplications.Thismoduletype servesasanintermediarybetweenthepower(kW,kVARorkVA)outputsofthe PowerMetermoduleandadeviceshardwareoutputchannel. SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationonthesemodules.

Configuring Energy Pulsing


UseIONsoftwaretochangeyourmetersenergypulsingsettings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureEnergyPulsingusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


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

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3. 4.

Clickanyofthefirstfourtabs;eachtabcorrespondstoaCalibrationPulser module.Configureeachmoduleasnecessary. ClicktheEndofIntervaltabtoconfiguretheendofenergypulsing.

YoucanconfigureboththeCalibrationPulserandPulsermodulesusing AdvancedMode. 1. 2. Connecttoyourmeter,usingAdvancedMode. Clickthemoduleyouwishtoconfigure.

Using Designer
OpenyourmeterinDesignerandnavigatetotheEnergyPulsingSetup Framework.Rightclickamoduletoedit.

Pulser Module Settings


ThePulsermodulecontainsthefollowingsetupregisters:

Setup Register
Pulse Width OutputMode Polarity

Function
This register specifies the width of the output pulses (in seconds). This register defines whether the output is a complete pulse or a transition pulse (KYZ). This register specifies the polarity of a pulse output. It has no effect if OutputMode is KYZ. This register specifies which hardware port the output appears on. Only those hardware channels that are still available appear in this list.

Default
1 Pulse Non-inverting

Port

Not Used

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

NOTE
For safety reasons, 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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ConfigurethesolidstateoutputD4forcalibrationpulsingbyeditingthesetup registersofthemodulelabeledkWhPulserD4.Bydefault,theoutputona standardmetergeneratesapulseforevery1.8Whaccumulated.Thisisthesame pulsingrateasthemiddlefrontpanelLED(controlledbyaCalibrationPulser modulelabeledkWhPulserLED).Modifythepulsingrateofeitherchannelby changingthevalueoftheKtsetupregisteroftheCalibrationPulsermodule controllingthem(seebelow). ThefollowingsetupregistersareavailableintheCalibrationPulsermodule:

Setup Register
Pulse Width

Function
This register specifies the width of the pulses sent to the hardware channel (in seconds). The 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 sent to the hardware channel. An industry standard for energy pulsing is 1.8, or one pulse per 1.8 energy-hours. Specifies the modes of integration that may be selected. This register specifies whether the output is a complete pulse (Pulse) or a change of state transition (KYZ). This register specifies which hardware port the pulse/KYZ transition appears on. Only those hardware channels that are still available appear in this list.

Default
0.05

Kt Int Mode OutputMode Port

1.80 Absolute Pulse Not Used

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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(1.8Wattsperpulse).TheVARLEDsKtvalueisalso1.8. ForFormFactor35Smeters,thedefaultpulserateofthefrontpanelWATTLED issetat1.2(1.2Wattsperpulse).TheKtvaluefortheVARLEDsisalso1.2. Customizing Energy Pulsing ChangingthevaluefortheKtsetupregisterofthecontrollingCalibrationPulser moduleletsyoumodifythepulsingrateofeitherchannel.Ifyouwanttoconfigure theLEDportforadifferentpulsingapplication,youmustrelinktheSourceinput totheoutputregisterofadifferentinstantaneouspowerquantityinoneofthe Arithmeticmodules.EnsurethatthequantityyouchooseoriginatesfromtheMU (meterunits)PowerMetermodule.

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Logging
TheION8600meterhaspowerfuldataloggingandeventrecordingcapabilities. Dataandeventlogsrecordedbythemeterareprioritizedandstoredonboard. DataisretrievedperiodicallybytheIONEnterprisesoftwareLogServer(orother thirdpartyapplication). IfyouuseIONEnterprisesoftware,allretrieveddatafromyoursystemisstored inanODBCcompliantdatabase.Theinformationinthedatabasecanbeviewed andanalyzedusingIONEnterprisesoftwareapplicationssuchasVista(for viewing),orReporter(fororganizingandpresentingdata).

In this chapter
Data Logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 ConfiguringDataLogging ............................................ 142 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 142 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 142 ChangingtheParametersthatareLogged ........................... 144 ChangingWaveformRecording ................................... 144 DefaultLoggingCapacity ......................................... 144 ChangingtheLogDepths ......................................... 144 ChangingtheFrequencyofLogging ................................ 145 DefaultLoggingConfiguration.................................... 145

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Themetershipswithacomprehensivedataloggingconfiguration.Information regardingthedefaultloggingcapacityanddefaultloggingconfigurationcanbe foundinDefaultLoggingCapacityonpage 144. Tolearnmoreaboutthedatarecordermodulesinyourmeter,refertoIONDevice Templatesatwww.pwrm.com.ThisfilelistsalloftheIONmodulesavailableinthe currentversionofyourmeter,andthetotalnumberofeachmodule.Italsoshows therangesoroptionsavailableforeachmodulessetupregisters.

Configuring Data Logging


UseIONsoftwaretochangeyourmetersloggingsettings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureLoggingusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


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

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Memory Screen 3. SelecttheMemoryscreentoreallocatemetermemory.

4.

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

Load Profile Log Screen 5. SelecttheLoadProfileLogscreentoconfigureDataRecorder#1(theRevenue Log).

6. 7.

ClicktheChannelstabtoedit,linkandunlinkparameters. ClicktheInterval/DepthtabtoedittheintervalanddurationoftheLoadProfile log.

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Changing the Parameters that are Logged


Themetersfactoryconfigurationlogsacomprehensivesetofenergy,powerand harmonicsparameters.Youcannotchangewhichparametersareloggedby configuringasetupregister.Ifyouarecomfortableeditingmodulelinks,youcan changetheloggedparametersbylinkingtheoutputregistersyouwantloggedto theinputsofanDataRecordermodule.

NOTE
Adding or deleting a logs parameters is an advanced procedure, as it requires changes to the links between modules; use Designer (refer to the Designer section of the online ION Enterprise Help) or ION Setup.

Changing Waveform Recording


TheWaveformRecordermodulesdonotrequirechangestotheirdefaultsettings. Ifyouwanttochangetheformatoftherecordedwaveforms,refertothe WaveformRecordermoduledescriptionintheIONReference.

Default Logging Capacity


Thefollowingtablesummarizesthedefaultrecordingdepthsandrecording intervalsofthevariousDatarecordersandWaveformrecordersinthemeter.
Option C Default Depth
Revenue Log Energy Logs Loss Log EgyDmd Log Time of Use Logs Historic Logs Harmonic Logs Disturbance Recorders TOU Logs Hist Logs Harm Logs Transient Log Sag/Swell Log EN50160 Logs (Option A only) 3360 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 100 N/A

Log Types

Option B Default Depth


3360 3360 1350 50 N/A N/A N/A 100 N/A

Option A Default Depth


3360 3360 3360 50 3360 840 100 100 10

Interval
900 seconds 900 seconds 900 seconds Triggered on demand 900 seconds 3600 Triggered on demand Triggered on demand Daily, weekly, 10 min...

Changing the Log Depths


ChangethevalueintheDataRecordersDepthsetupregistertoincreasethe numberofrecordsstoredintherecorder.TheRecordModesetupregistercontrols howtheDataRecorderwilloverwriteoldrecords;refertotheDataRecorder moduledescriptionintheonlineIONReferencebeforechangingthissetupregister.

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Changing the Frequency of Logging


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

CAUTION
The flash memory of the ION 8600 can support up to 100 years of read/writes under factory-set recording intervals. Programming your meter to write any data recorder at continuous intervals lower than 10 seconds significantly reduces its flash memory life and could jeopardize your warranty. Refer to your meter's datasheet for its precise historical data storage capabilities.

ChangethevalueinthePeriodsetupregistertochangethefrequencyofdata logging(Periodvaluesarespecifiedinseconds).DonotchangetheSyncMode setupregister. EN50160 Data Recorders FormoreinformationabouttheEN50160datarecorders,refertothetechnicalnote PowerQuality:IONMetersandEN50160.

Default Logging Configuration


ThefollowingsectionsdescribeeachDataRecorderandtheparameterstheylog. Revenue Log TheRevenueLog(DataRecorder#1)isconfiguredforusewithUTSMV90billing software.TheRevenuelogislocatedthroughthefollowingfolderpathonthe metersprogram:AdvancedConfiguration>RevenueFramework>Energy.The defaultvaluesloggedbytheRevenueLogareasfollows:
Parameter
kWh del int kWh rec int kVARh rec int kVARh rec int kVAh rec int kVAh rec int kWh del

Description
Interval kWh delivered Interval kWh received Interval kVARh delivered Interval kVARh received Interval kVAh delivered Interval kVAh received kWh delivered

Parameter
kVARh del kVARh rec kVAh del kVAh rec kWh loss int kVARh loss int Period Length

Description
kVARh delivered kVARh received kVAh delivered kVAh received Interval kWh total losses (Tran + Line) Interval kWh total losses Logging Period in seconds

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

Hist High Log


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

Hist Low Log


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

Loss Log OneLossLogrecorderisconfiguredtorecordlossvalues.Itislocatedinthe followingfolderpathonthemetersprogram: AdvancedConfiguration>Revenueframework>Energyframework.Bydefault, itlogsthefollowingIONparameters:


Parameter
MU Ia^2h int MU Ib^2h int MU Ic^2h int MU Vll ab^2h int MU Vll bc^2h int MU Vll ca^2h int

Description
Phase A interval current squared hours Phase B interval current squared hours Phase C interval current squared hours Phase A interval voltage Line-to-Line squared hours Phase B interval voltage Line-to-Line squared hours Phase C interval voltage Line-to-Line squared hours

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


Harm Mean Log
V1 THD mean V2 THD mean V3 THD mean I1 THD mean I2 THD mean I3 THD mean I1 K Fac mean I2 K Fac mean I3 K Fac mean

Harm High Log


V1 THD high V2 THD high V3 THD high I1 THD high I2 THD high I3 THD high I1 K Fac high I2 K Fac high I3 K Fac 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 folderpathonthemetersprogram:TimeofUse.Bydefault,thesedatarecorders logthefollowingIONoutputregistervalues:


TOU kWh Log
kWh del A kWh rec A kWh del B kWh rec B kWh del C kWh rec C kWh del D kWh rec D

TOU kVA(R)h Log


kVARh del A kVARh rec A kVARh del B kVARh rec B kVARh del C kVARh rec C kVARh del D kVARh rec D kVAh del A kVAh rec A kVAh del B kVAh rec B kVAh del C kVAh rec C kVAh del D kVAh rec D

TOU kW/VAR sd Log


kW sd mx del A kW sd mx rec A kW sd mx del B kW sd mx rec B kW sd mx del C kW sd mx rec C kW sd mx del D kW sd mx rec D kVAR sd mx del A kVAR sd mx rec A kVAR sd mx del B kVAR sd mx rec B kVAR sd mx del C kVAR sd mx rec C kVAR sd mx del D kVAR sd mx rec D

TOU kW/VAR td Log


kW td mx del A kW td mx rec A kW td mx del B kW td mx rec B kW td mx del C kW td mx rec C kW td mx del D kW td mx rec D kVAR td mx del A kVAR td mx rec A kVAR td mx del B kVAR td mx rec B kVAR td mx del C kVAR td mx rec C kVAR td mx del D kVAR td mx rec D

TOU kVA sd Log


kVA sd mx del A kVA sd mx rec A kVA sd mx del B kVA sd mx rec B kVA sd mx del C kVA sd mx rec C kVA sd mx del D kVA sd mx rec D kVA sd mx del A kVA sd mx rec A kVA sd mx del B kVA sd mx rec B kVA sd mx del C kVA sd mx rec C kVA sd mx del D kVA sd mx rec D

TOU kVA td Log


kVA td mx del A kVA td mx rec A kVA td mx del B kVA td mx rec B kVA td mx del C kVA td mx rec C kVA td mx del D kVA td mx rec D kVA td mx del A kVA td mx rec A kVA td mx del B kVA td mx rec B kVA td mx del C kVA td mx rec C kVA td mx del D kVA td mx rec D

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FormoreinformationrefertoConfiguringTimeofUseonpage 154aswellas theTOUmoduledescriptionintheonlineIONReference. ION Enterprise Reporting OnedatarecorderisconfiguredtoprovidepowersystemdatafortheReporter software.Itislocatedthroughthefollowingfolderpathonthemetersprogram: AdvancedConfiguration>RevenueFramework>Reporting.Thisrecorderis labeledEgyDmdLog.Ifanyinputlinkstothismodulearechanged,Reporterwill notbeabletocreatereportsfromthedeviceslogs.IfyouuseReporter,donot changetheparametersthatareloggedintheEgyDmdLog. Sag/Swell and Transient Logging Twodatarecordersprovidedetailsofthesepowerqualityevents.Theyarelocated throughthefollowingfolderpathonthemetersprogram: AdvancedConfiguration>PowerQuality>Sag/Swell/TransientDetection. Thesedatarecorders,bydefault,logthefollowingIONoutputregistervalues:
Sag/Swell Log
DistDur DistV1Min DistV1Max DistV1Avg DistV2Engy DistV3Min DistV3Max DistV3Avg DistV1Engy DistV2Min DistV2Max DistV2Avg DistV3Engy DistNominal SwellLim SagLim

Transient Log
TranV1Dur TranV1Max TranV2Dur TranNominal Threshold PT Prim TranV2Max TranV3Dur TranV3Max PT Sec CT Prim CT Sec

High Speed Modules in the ION 8600C IntheION8600Cmeter,theupdateperiodforthefollowingmodulesare1second. MeasurementperiodsforthesemodulesareconfiguredinDesignerorIONSetup.


And/Or Module Bin Module Disturbance Analyzer Module Display Module Min/Max Module One-Shot Timer Module Pulser Module Setpoint Module Alert Module Convert Module Digital I/O Module DNP Slave Export Module Modbus Slave Module Pulse Merge Module Sag/Swell Module Voltage Selection Module

EN50160 Compliance Logging FormoreinformationaboutEN50160datalogging,refertothetechnicalnote PowerQuality:IONMetersandEN50160.

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Revenue
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforconfiguringtransformerlineloss compensationandtimeofuse.

In this chapter
PT/CT Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 ConfiguringPT/CTCorrection ........................................ 150 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 150 Transformer Line Loss Compensation (TLC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 ConfiguringTLC .................................................... 151 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 151 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 151 UsingVista ..................................................... 152 Time of Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 ConfiguringTimeofUse ............................................. 154 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 154 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 154 UsingDesigner .................................................. 154 TimeOfUseModuleSettings ......................................... 155 SeasonalSettings ................................................ 155 CreatingaNewTimeOfUseSchedule ................................. 156 DisplayingTimeofUse ............................................... 156

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

Configuring PT/CT Correction


PT/CTCorrection(theInstrXformermoduleinthemetersfirmware)canbe configuredintheION8600viaIONsoftware.

Using ION Setup


InthefollowingIONSetupexample,thePT/CTCorrectionSetupAssistantallows youtoconfiguretheInstrXformermodulesontheIONmeters. 1. 2. 3.

OpenIONSetupandconnect,inBasicMode,tothedesiredmeter. OpentheRevenuefolderintheSetupAssistantandclickPT/CTCorrection. Foreachdesiredtab,selecttheCorrectionType,andinputtheRatioCorrection TestDataandthePhaseCorrectionTestDatapoints.

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

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
UseIONsoftwaretochangeyourmetersTLCsettings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureTransformerLineLossCompensationusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


TheRevenueSetupAssistanthelpsyouconfigureTLC.TheTransformerLoss screenallowsyoutoenable/disableTLC,choosewhichmethodyouprefer(1or2) andconfigureTLCsettings. 1. 2. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode. IntheSetupAssistant,navigatetoRevenue>TransformerLoss

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3.

First,enableTLCbyselectingLossCompEnbleandclickingtheEditbutton.

4. 5.

SelectCompEnabledfromthedropdownlistandclickOK. NextchoosetheTLCmethodyouwishtousebyselectingCompMthodSlctand clickingtheEditbutton. SelectMethod1tousetheTestSheetmethodandMethod2tousethe%Loss Constantsmethod.

6.

Finally,clickthetaboftheTLCmethodyouchoseinthepreviousstepand configurethesettingsforthatmethod.

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

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3.
Click here to enable Loss Compensation calculations

ClicktheLossCompensationbutton.Thefollowingwindowappears:
Choose either the Test Sheet or %Loss Constants 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


UseIONsoftwaretochangeyourmetersTimeofUsesettings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureTimeofUseusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


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

3. 4.

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

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 error 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
Season 1- 4 Season 1 - 4 Weekday Rates Season 1 - 4 Weekend Rates Season 1 - 4 Alt 1 Rates Season 1 - 4 Alt 2 Rates Season 1 - 4 Holiday Rates Weekdays Weekends

Function
These setup registers define the dates for each active season. When a season is active, the Time of Use module will use the applicable rate schedules. These setup registers specify seasonal weekday rates. These setup registers specify seasonal weekend rates. These setup registers specify a season's daily rates during the days specified in the Alt 1 Days setup register. These setup registers specify a season's daily rates during the days specified in the Alt 2 Days setup register. These setup registers specify a season's daily rates during the days specified in the Holidays setup register. This register defines the days of the week for all seasons. The rates in the Season (1, 2, 3, or 4) Weekday Rates 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 registers are used on these days.

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Setup Register
Alt 1 Days Alt 2 Days Holidays Self Read Days

Function
This register defines a set of alternative dates for all seasons. These dates generally have different rates from weekdays, weekends, or holidays. 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 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 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
Front Panel ION Setup Vista WebMeter

Menu
TOU, TOU Egy, TOU Dmd1 and TOU Dmd2 screens N/A Time of Use Screen N/A

Navigation
Press the applicable softkey N/A Revenue tab > Time of use object N/A

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Power Quality
Thischapterexplainshowtoconfigureyourmeterspowerqualityfunctionality.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Configuring Power Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 160 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 160 UsingDesigner .................................................. 161 Sag/SwellModuleSettings ............................................ 161 TransientModuleSettings(ION8600Aonly) ............................ 162

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Powerqualityconfigurationisprovidedbyanumberofmodules,dependingon yourmetertype:theSag/Swellmodule,andtheTransientmodule,someofwhich includetheMainsSignallingEvaluationmodules. SeetheIONReferenceformoreinformationonthesemodules.

Configuring Power Quality


UseIONsoftwaretochangeyourmeterspowerqualitysettings.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigurePowerQualityfromthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


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

3.

ClickontheSag/Swelltabtosetsagandswelllimits,configuresag/swell waveformrecordersettingsandmostimportantly,recordyoursystemsnominal voltage. ClickontheWaveformstabtoconfigurethewaveformrecordingfeaturesofthe meter,includingthewaveformdepth,thenumberandsamplespercycle. ClickontheTransienttabtoconfigurevarioussettingssuchasvoltagedeviation thresholdandtransientwaveformrecorderdepthandfrequency.

4. 5.

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NOTE
The ION 8600A 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.

Sag/Swell Module Settings


TheSag/Swellmodulemonitorsvoltagewaveformsforsagsandswells(i.e.ITI [CBEMA]Type2andType3disturbances).Itthenreportseachdisturbances magnitudeandduration.TheSag/Swellmodulecanalsodetectsubdisturbances duringaSag/Swellevent.Settingsareasfollows:
Setup Register
Swell Lim Sag Lim Change Crit Nom Volts EvPriority
1

Function
This is the magnitude above which a voltage deviation is considered a swell. This is the magnitude below which a voltage deviation is considered a sag. This is the amount a voltage signal must change during a disturbance to be considered a new sub-disturbance. This is the nominal power system voltage (used for all Power Quality functions). The priority assigned to Sag/Swell and Transient module events (0 to 255, 255 is highest).

Default
106 88 10 01 200

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).

BesidesNomVolts,theonlysetupregistersthatyoumayneedtochangeintheSag/ SwellmoduleareSwellLimandSagLim.Mostapplicationsareservedbythe defaultvaluesenteredintotheseregisters.TheChangeCritandEvPrioritysetup registersdonotneedtobechangedfornormaloperation.

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 ION 8600A.

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

Function
This is the magnitude at which a voltage deviation is considered a transient. The priority assigned to Sag/Swell and Transient module events (0 to 255, 255 is highest).

Default
125 200

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Displays
Thischapterexplainstheavailablefrontpaneldisplays.Italsoincludes proceduresforcustomizingdisplaysusingIONsoftware.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Configuring Front Panel Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Usingthefrontpanel ............................................. 165 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 165 UsingDesigner .................................................. 166 Default Front Panel Display Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 NORMmodedisplayscreens ...................................... 169 ALTmodedefaultdisplayscreens ................................. 170 TESTmodedefaultdisplayscreens ................................. 173

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TheION8600shipswithpreconfigureddisplayscreensdesignedtosuitthedata needsofmostusers.Differenttypesofscreensareavailabledependinguponthe meterscurrentmodeofoperation(seeModesofOperationonpage 27for details). Frontpaneldisplaysmayalsobecustomizedonyourmetertoshowvirtuallyany measurementorcalculation.Forexample,youcoulddooneorallofthefollowing: changedisplayedparameters,suchasfromVlltoVlnorVllabtoVlna adjustcharactersizetobedifferentoneachscreen changedatadisplaysettingssuchasbacklighttimeout,automaticdisplay scrolling,parameterupdaterateanddisplaymode* UseIONsoftwaretocustomizeyourfrontpaneldisplayscreens.

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Configuring Front Panel Displays


Using the front panel
Youcannotconfiguredisplaysfromthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


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

3. 4.

Edit,rename,deleteorrearrangedisplaysasdesired. 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. 2. 3. LaunchDesigner. SelecttheDisplaymoduleresponsibleforthescreen. 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. To add a new display screen 1. 2. 3. CreateaDisplaymodule. Definethemodulescharacteristics(displayformat)byadjustingitssetup registers. LinkanyrequireddatatotheSourceinputsoftheDisplaymodule.

Ifyouwantyournewscreentoappearintheautomaticscrollingcycle,thenyou mustlinktheShowinputoftheDisplaymoduletoaTriggeroutputofaScroll module. To create a Disk Simulator screen 1. 2. CreateanewDisplaymodule,andchoosethetypeasDiskSimulator. ConnectthenewDisplaymodulesfirstinputtotheCalibrationPulsermodules DiskPositionoutputthatyouwanttomonitorforitspulsinginterval.

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3.

ToincludethenewlyaddedscreentotheALTscreenlist,connecttheDisplay modulesShow1andShow2inputstotheScrollmoduleslastavailableTrigger outputsinALTSCROLLUPandALTSCROLLDOWN(respectively). YoucandeterminethelastavailableTriggerbyrightclickingontheoutputto discovertheTriggersowners.

4. 5.

IncreasetheScrollmodulesWraparoundsetupregisterby1toincludethenew screen. 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 0276.34 000276.

1234.xx = 123456. =

IftheScreenResolutionsetupregisterissettoDEFAULT,theDisplaymodulewill usetheresolutionsdefinedintheDisplayOptionsmodule. Last digit mode TheDisplaymodulesetupregisterLastDigitModeletsyouspecifywhetherto truncateorroundavalueslastdigit.Numbersroundupat5orgreater,andround downfrom1to4.Atruncatedvaluedisposesofanydigitsafterthenumberof decimalplacesthatyouhavespecifiedintheScreenResolutionsetupregister.


Screen Resolution = 1.xxx

Value Rounded Truncated

= = =

276.35192 276.352 276.351

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To configure parameter titles Theparametervalueonadisplayscreenisthevalueofanoutputconnectedtothe DisplaymoduleSourceinputregister.Bydefault,thedisplayedparameterstitleis thenameoftheoutputconnectedtotheSourceinput.TheDisplaymoduleSource Titlesetupregisterletsyouchangethedefaulttoatitlethatbetterdescribesyour system.Forexample,ifKWhNetislinkedtothefirstSourceinput,youcould changeitsdisplaynamebysettingSource1TitletoKWhNetWest.Amaximum of25charactersispermitted. SeeChangingTESTModeTimeoutonpage 180forinformationonconfiguring 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. 2. PresstheAlt/EnterbuttononcetotogglebetweentheNORMandALTdisplay modes. PresstheUporDownarrowbuttonstoscrollbackorforththroughthedisplays.

IfnobuttonsarepressedthemeterrevertsbacktoNORMmodeafterfiveminutes.

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

1.

NamePlate1 TheNamePlate1screencontainsthisinformation:
Owner TAG1fromFactorymodule TAG2fromFactorymodule Firmwarerevisionofthemeter Batterylifeindicator

TAG1andTAG2typicallyidentifythemetersuserandinstalledlocation.The OwnerandTAGregistersareconfigurablewithIONsoftware.SeeHowto TAGYourMeteronpage 42. 2. NamePlate2 ThisscreendisplaysthefollowinginformationforthecurrentSlidingWindow (RollingBlock)andThermaldemandsettings:


Sliding Window (Rolling Block) CONFIG UPDATE SYNC MAX (kW)
Length of the demand period multiplied by the number of demand periods Length of the demand period Clock synchronization source 1 Maximum kW Demand

Thermal
Length of the demand period Always 1 second Always N/A 1 Maximum kW Demand

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

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eventshavebeenrecorded,thentheEventLogscreenwillindicateadditional logsexist.RefertoDataLoggingonpage 142formoredetails. 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.Availability Thisscreenshowstheavailabilityofpowerinanumberofnines measurement,overapresetperiodoftime. 16.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

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ThisscreendisplaysthekWhdeliveredvaluesforeachTOUrateintheprevious billingperiod.

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

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.

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53. ActiveTOURate ThisscreenshowswhichofthevalidTOUbillingratesisactive. 54. ActiveTOUSeason ThisscreenshowswhichTOUbillingseasoniscurrentlyactive. 55. Flicker ThisscreendisplaysflickermeasurementsfromV1,V2andV3. 56. Frequency Thisscreendisplaysfrequencyinformation.

TEST mode default display screens


RecallthatthevaluesshownintheTESTmodedisplayscreensrepresentdifferent accumulatorsthanthoseshowninNORMmode(althoughtheyperformsomeof thesamebasicmeasurements).TheTESTmodedisplayvaluesareforcalibration checkingpurposes;theywillonlyaccumulatewhilethemeterisinTESTmode. Viewing TEST mode TherearetwowaystoswitchthemeterintoTESTmodedependingonthetypeof meteryouhave: Standardmeter(withouthardwarelock):YoumustuseIONsoftware;referto SwitchingtoTESTModeonpage 177. Standardhardwarelockedmeter:Youmustremovethecoverfromthemeter andpresstheTESTmodebutton;refertoRemovethesocketsealingring(if applicable).onpage 184fordetailedinstructionsonremovingthemeters 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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TEST Mode
ThischapterdescribesyourmetersTESTModeandexplainshowtoswitchfrom NormalModetoTESTMode.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Switching to TEST Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Usingthefrontpanel(standardmeter).............................. 177 Usingthefrontpanel(hardwarelockedmeter) ...................... 177 UsingIONSetup(standardmeter)................................. 177 UsingIONSetup(hardwarelockedmeter) .......................... 178 UsingVista(standardmeter)...................................... 178 UsingVista(hardwarelockedmeter) ............................... 179 Changing TEST Mode Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 Usingthefrontpanel ............................................. 180 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 180 UsingDesigner .................................................. 181 TEST Mode Default Display Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 TESTmodeLEDenergypulsing................................... 182

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TESTModeistypicallyusedforverifyingmetercalibrationandfunction.The meterisusuallyreadingdatafromatestpowersupplywhilethesefunctionsare performed. SeveralthingstonoteaboutTESTMode: Allofthebillingquantitiesthatarerecordedwhenthemeterisinnormalmode willstopaccumulatingwhenthemeterisswitchedtoTESTModethedatais senttospecialTESTModeregistersinstead. Thevaluesaccumulatedinthesetestregistersaredisplayedonthefrontpanel andinIONsoftware. 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.

YoucannotplaceahardwarelockedmeterinTESTmodeusingIONsoftware.The metermustbeplacedinTESTmodeviathefrontpanel.

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Switching to TEST Mode


PlacethemeterintoTESTModeusingthefrontpanel,IONSetuporVista.The metersfrontpanelinformsyouwhenthemeterisinTESTModewithaspecial displayscreen.

Using the front panel (standard meter)


WATT
VAR

TheTESTmodebuttonontheION8600meterislocatedbeneaththeoutercover. Youmustfirstremovethecover.Refertotheprocedureforremovingthiscoveron page 184. Onceyouhaveremovedtheoutercover,presstheTESTmodebutton.

ENERGY RESET

TEST MODE

Using the front panel (hardware locked meter)


HardwarelockablemetersmustbeinTESTmodebeforetheycanbeconfigured. ToplacethemeterinTESTmode,removetheoutercoverfollowingtheprocedures listedonpage 184. TheregularNORM/ALTmodebillingregistersareunaffectedwhilethemeteris inTESTmode;accumulationofthisdatacontinuesassoonasyouexitTESTmode. AlltestregistersareresettozerowhenyouexitTESTmode.

Using ION Setup (standard meter)


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

3.

ClickonTESTMode.Ifmetersecurityisenabled,youwillbepromptedfor password.AdialogboxinformsyouthemeterisinTESTMode.

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ClickOK.TheTESTModescreenappearsandtestvaluesaredisplayed.

Clickonthetabstoperformvarioustestrelatedtasks.SeetheIONSetuponline helpformoreinformation. 5. ClickClose.AdialogboxinformsyouthemeterisbackinNormalMode.

Using ION Setup (hardware-locked meter)


YoucannotplaceahardwarelockedmeterinTESTmodeusingIONsoftware.The metermustbeplacedinTESTmodeviathefrontpanel.SeeSwitchingtoTEST Modeonpage 177.

Using Vista (standard meter)


1. 2. OpenthemeterinVista. NavigatetoRevenueandclicktheSetup&Controlsbuttoninthebottomright handcorneroftherevenuescreen.

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3.

SelecttheTESTModeradiobutton.YouwillbepromptedfortheIONEnterprise userpassword.Ifmetersecurityisenabled,youwillalsobepromptedforthe meterpassword.

Usethisscreentoviewandresettheregistersthataccumulaterealtimedata.For moreinformationseetheVistasectionoftheonlineIONEnterpriseHelp.

Using Vista (hardware-locked meter)


YoucannotplaceahardwarelockedmeterinTESTmodeusingIONsoftware.The metermustbeplacedinTESTmodeviathefrontpanel.SeeSwitchingtoTEST Modeonpage 177.

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Ifnofrontpanelbuttonsarepressed,themeterwillexitTESTmodeafter30 minutes(unlessthedefaultTESTmodetimeoutvaluehasbeenchanged).Whilein TESTmode,thevalueonthebottomrightofthestatusbarindicatestheamountof timebeforeTESTmodetimesout.ThemeteralwaysreturnstoNORMmodewhen theTESTmodetimeoutelapses.
The timer indicates the TEST mode timeout.

Thetimeoutvalueresetsto30minuteseachtimeyoupressanyfrontpanelbutton. BydefaulttheTESTmodetimeoutvalueis30minutes. YoucanchangethevalueoftheTESTmodetimeoutusingIONsoftwareorthe frontpanel.

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. 2. 3. 4.

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

5.

Using ION Setup


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

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4. 5.

SettheTESTModetimeouttothedesiredtime.Youcanchoosefromanumeric boundedformatoranelapsedintervalformat. ClickSENDtotransmitthechangestothemeter.

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

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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 output

VAR infrared output

WATT

Multifunction Watthour/Varhour Meter

VAR

The Kh label indicates the default pulsing rate

TA CA Kh Freq

2.5 0.2 1.8 60 FM 9S

VTR
WATT LED VAR LED

CTR PKh

:1 :5

TheenergypulsingLEDsprovideanidealinterfaceforcalibrationchecking instruments.TheKhlabel(totheleftofthedisplayscreen)indicatesthefactory configuredpulsingrate.(YoucanchangetheenergypulsingfrequencywithION software.)RefertoTESTmodeonpage32formoreinformationaboutusing TESTmode.

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Resets
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforperformingvariousmeterresets.

In this chapter
Performing a Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 UsingtheFrontPanel ................................................ 184 PerformingaMasterResetfromthefrontpanel ...................... 184 ParametersaffectedbyaMasterReset.............................. 185 PerformingaDemandResetfromthefrontpanel .................... 186 ParametersaffectedbyaDemandReset ............................. 186 UsingIONSetup .................................................... 187 UsingVista......................................................... 188

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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


WATT
VAR

TheMasterResetbuttonisrecessedtoavoidaccidentalactivation.Youmustfirst removethemeterscoverbeforeyoucanperformaMasterReset: 1. Removethesocketsealingring(ifapplicable).

MASTER RESET

TEST MODE

DANGER
Hazardous voltages may be present on the blades. Ensure that the power supply to the socket and/or CTs are not present before removing the meter.

2.

Disconnectthemeterfromthesocket.Usebothhandsandpullthemeterslowly towardsyouwhilegentlyrockingthemeterupanddown.

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3. 4.

Removeanyantitampersealingdevicelocatedatthebaseofthemeter.These devicessealthemetercovertothebackplate. Turntheplasticcoveronequartercounterclockwiseandthenpullitoff.

5.

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 PowerQualitydisturbancecounters TimeofUse Thefollowingarecleared: EventLog AllDataRecorders AllWaveformRecorders

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TEST mode AllTESTmodeEnergyandDemandmeasurementsaresettozero.

Performing a Demand Reset from the front panel


TheDemandResetswitchcanbeactivatedwiththecoveronoroff. Inmostapplications,theDemandResetswitchissealedwithanantitamper mechanism;athroughholeintheswitchcanaccommodateeitheranexternalseal oralockingmechanism.SeeDemandResetSwitchSealonpage 72fordetailsof 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,refertoDemandLockoutTimeouton page15. FormoredetailsontheDisplayOptionsmodule,seetheIONReference.

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Using ION Setup


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

4.

ClickonvarioustabsintheNormalModedialogbox.Threeresetsareavailable: PeakReset,MasterResetandNumberofNinesReset.Clicktheappropriate buttontoperformthereset(PeakDemandintheexamplebelow).

NOTE
Master reset is not accessible via software in a hardware-locked ION 8600 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.

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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 ION 8600 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. 2.

ClicktheSystem&LogstabandclicktheSetup&Controlsobject. Clicktheappropriateresetbuttontoperformthereset.

Performing a Min/Max Reset 1. 2. ClicktheVolts&AmpstabandclicktheLongtermMin/MaxMeasurements object. ClicktheMin/Maxresetbuttontoperformthereset.

Performing a Sag/Swell, Availability or Harmonics Min/Max Reset 1. 2. ClickthePowerQualitytabandclickthePowerQualityControlsobject. Clicktheappropriateresetbuttontoperformthereset.

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

In this chapter
Alerting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 AlertingIONSoftwareviatheAlarmServer ............................ 190 RemoteSiteEventNotification .................................... 191 AlertingviaanAlphanumericPager ................................... 191 AlertingviaaNumericPager ......................................... 192 AlertingviaEmail ................................................... 193

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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.

TheAlarmServercanrunonanyIONsoftwarePrimaryorSecondaryserver.The servercomputershouldhaveadedicatedphonelineandmodem.Modemsat remotesitesareprogrammedtodialtheserversphonenumberwhenapriority eventoccurs.TheAlarmServermonitorsthephonelineandwaitsfortheremote sitestoannunciateevents.ThemostcommonuseoftheAlarmServeristohandle RemoteSiteEventNotification.

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Remote Site Event Notification


Server or LAN
Alarm Server.exe Dedicated Alarm Server Modem

1. Remote Site informs the Alarm Server that a priority message exists

Modem Site

Connection Manager

2. Server computer receives the alarm

Any Dialout Modem

3. Communication Services contact the 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 avoidconflictswithotherIONsoftwarecomponents. ThemodemusedbytheAlarmServerisnotconfiguredwiththeManagement Console;onlydialoutmodemsareconfiguredintheManagementConsole.The AlarmServersexecutable,alarmsrv.exe,istypicallylocatedin\\Power Measurement\IONEnterprise\SYSTEM\bin.YoucanruntheAlarmServerina consolewindow,oryoucandefineashortcuticonthatincludesallofthe commandlineargumentsrequired. 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 1-250-555777 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,,1250-555-666,,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. 2. CreateanAlertmodule. ConfiguretheseAlertmodulesetupregistersasindicated: Messagetypeinthetextofthealerttobeemailed. Destinationtypeinthedestinationemailaddress. TypeselectEmail. ComPortselectEthernet. Locationtypeinacustomstring;thisisoptional,andappearsintheemail. EmailFromtypeinanaddressthatyouwanttheemailtoappearfrom.This mayberequiredassomeSMTPserversonlyacceptemailsfromvalid addresses. 3. CreateanIONmodulethatwillproduceapulseonitsTriggeroutputwhenthe exceptionaleventoccurs(forexample,aSetpointmodulepulsesitsTrigger outputwhenthesetpointconditionisreached). LinktheAlertmodulesTriggerinputtotheTriggeroutputofthemodulecreated instep3.

4.

Sendandsave.WhentheTriggerinputispulsed,theAlertmoduleestablishes communicationswiththeSMTPmailserver,andemailsthealertmessage.

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Setpoints
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforconfiguringmetersetpoints.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Configuring Setpoints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 196 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 196 UsingVista ..................................................... 196 RelativeSetpointModuleSettings ..................................... 197 FineTuningOverConditionMonitoring ............................ 197

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

Configuring Setpoints
UseIONsoftwaretochangeyourmeterssetpoints.

Using the Front Panel


YoucannotconfigureSetpointsusingthefrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


1. 2. ConnecttoyourmeterinIONSetup,usingAdvancedMode. ClickontheRelativeSetpointmoduleyouwishtoconfigure.

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

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Relative Setpoint Module Settings


TheRelativeSetpointmodulesmonitorthefollowingforoverconditions:phase current,kWdemand,andvoltageunbalance.

Module
Relative Setpoint 1 Relative Setpoint 2 Relative Setpoint 3 Relative Setpoint 4 Relative Setpoint 5 Relative Setpoint 6 Relative Setpoint 7

Label
Over KW sd Over I a Over I b Over I c Over V unbal Over I 4 Over I 5

Description
When active, this annunciates when the total kW SWDemand exceeds a specified amount. When active, this annunciates when the current on phase A exceeds a specified amount. When active, this annunciates when the current on phase B exceeds a specified amount. When active, this annunciates when the current on phase C exceeds a specified amount. When active, this annunciates if the voltage unbalance exceeds a specified percentage. When active, this annunciates when I 4 exceeds a specified amount. 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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Power Availability
TheION8600metercomespreconfiguredwithapoweravailabilityframework thatprovidesreliabilitymeasurementsusingnumberofninescalculations.

NOTE
While the Availability Framework is pre-configured, the operation of this framework requires the correct configuration of the Sag/Swell module according to your meters power supply and operating ranges. See Sag/Swell Module Configuration on page 202. See also the ION Reference for detailed descriptions of this module.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Availability on the Meter Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 SampleAvailabilityFrameworkBehaviors(OptionB,OptionA) ........... 201 Assumptions .................................................... 201 Sag/SwellModuleConfiguration ...................................... 202 ResettingandPausingPowerAvailability............................... 202 Usingthefrontpanel ............................................. 202 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 202 UsingVista ..................................................... 203 PausingAvailability .............................................. 204 Detailed Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Terminology .................................................... 206

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Poweravailabilitypredicts,basedonhistoricaldata,theprobabilitythataspecific powersystemwillbefunctioninginitscorrectstateatsomepointinthefuture. Theavailabilitycalculationmeasuresthetimethatpowerwasavailableatthe metersmonitoringpoint.Thisvaluecanbeusedaloneorincorporatedwithother reliabilitycalculations. Typically,autilitydistributionsystemprovidesanavailabilityofapproximately 99.9%.Manyapplicationsrequirebetteravailabilitythanthis:upto99.9999%or better.Atthislevel,thenumberofconsecutiveninesbecomesdifficultto determineataglance.Highlevelsofavailabilityarecommonlyreferredtoas NumberofNines:99.9%correspondsto3nines;99.9999%is6nines. Oncethemeterisinstalled,theavailabilitycalculationsmustberesettoensure validtimecounts.YoucanresetavailabilitycalculationsusingIONsoftware.You canalsopauseavailabilitycalculationsformetermaintenanceor decommissioningpurposes(refertoResettingandPausingPowerAvailability onpage 202). Availability Framework - Release History (Option A)
Firmware Versions Release Dates Availability Features
Arithmetic modules compare the last-stored time before the meter went down with the time the meter regained power. Uptime calculates using a seconds counter and the downtime is added to provide the total uptime. Disturbance time taken from the Sag/Swell module and downtime is added separately. Include meter downtime allows users to ignore planned outages. Sag/Swell module in ION 8600 meter record an outage when the blade-powered meter is unpowered. Diagnostics module records meter outage duration.

Comments

V310

March, 05

Availability implementation requires no user setup.*

* Requires proper configuration of the Sag/swell module to record system disturbances.

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Availability on the Meter Front Panel


Thefollowingpoweravailabilityvaluesdisplayonthemetersfrontpanel,andare viewableintheVistacomponentofIONEnterpriseorIONSetupsoftware: NumberofNines:thenumberofconsecutiveninesthatappearinthemost significantdigitsoftheavailabilityvalue(e.g.10onthefrontpanelindicates 10nines:99.99999999). Availabilityppm:thefractionoftimethatthepowerisavailable,inpartsper million(ppm). EvaluationTime(days):thenumberofdaysthathaveelapsedsincethe calculationwaslastreset.Thisgivesanindicationofthetimeintervalover whichtheavailabilitycalculationismade. TheavailabilityframeworkisfoundatthislocationwithinDesigner:Advanced Setup\PowerQualityFramework\PowerAvailabilityFramework.

Sample Availability Framework Behaviors (Option B, Option A)


Scenario 1: blade powered meter + power system outage TheSag/Swelltotaldisturbancetimeincludestheoutage.Themeterdowntime fromthediagnosticsmoduleisaddedtothemeteruptimetoaccountforthetotal timeofobservation. Scenario 2: blade powered meter + meter decommissioned TheSag/Swellmodulelogsthedowntimeasdisturbancetime.Whenthemeter powersbackup,themeterdowntimefromthediagnosticsmoduleisaddedtothe meteruptime. Scenario 3: auxiliary powered meter + power system outage TheSag/Swelltotaldisturbancetimeincludestheoutage.Themeterneverloses power,whichmeansthatthereisnometerdowntimeandthemeteruptimeis equivalenttothetotaltimeofobservation. Scenario 4: auxiliary powered meter + meter decommissioned TheSag/Swellmoduledoesnotlogadisturbancetime.Whenthemeterpowers backup,themeterdowntimefromthediagnosticsmoduleisaddedtothemeter uptime.

Assumptions
Theabovescenariosassumethat: 1. Theauxiliarypoweredmeterassumedthepowersystemwaswithinspecs duringameterdowntimeifitdidntdetectadisturbancepriortopowering down. TheSag/Swellmoduleisconfiguredcorrectlytomonitorvoltagedisturbances. TheSaglimitissetabovethevoltagelevelatwhichthemeterstartspowering down.

2. 3.

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Anauxiliarypoweredmeterisusedforapplicationsthatrequireahighly accuratemeasurementofpowersystemdowntime.

Sag/Swell Module Configuration


YourmeterspoweravailabilityframeworkrequiresthattheSag/Swellmodulebe configuredtothelimitsofyourmeterspowersupplyspecification. Forthemostcurrentspecifications,seetheION8600InstallationGuide. SeetheION ReferencefordetailedinformationontheoperationoftheSag/Swell module. TheANSIC84.11989standardrecommendsaSwelllimitof106%forRangeB voltagelevels,aswellasaSaglimitof88%forloadvoltagesand92%forthe serviceentrance.

Resetting and Pausing Power Availability


ThepoweravailabilityframeworkintheOptionBandOptionAmetersallowsthe usertopauseorresetitsoperation.Theframeworkcanbepausedandresetwith IONsoftware.

Using the front panel


Youcannotresetavailabilityusingthemetersfrontpanel.

Using ION Setup


WithIONSetupsoftware,youcanresetavailabilitycalculationsbyclickingonthe buttonlabeled#of9sResetintheVerification>NormalMode>PowerQualitytab. 1. 2. 3. LaunchIONSetupsoftwareanddoubleclicktheSetupAssistant. ClickontheVerificationsetupscreen,andfromthatscreen,doubleclick NormalMode. IntheNormalModescreen,clickthePowerQualitytab.

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4.

InthePowerQualityscreen,clickthebuttonlabeled#of9sResettoreset availabilitycalculations.Provideapassword(ifrequested),andclickOK.

Using Vista
WithVistasoftware,youcanmanuallyresetavailabilitycalculations.Ameteris typicallyresetafterinstallationtoensurevalidtimecounts.

AvailabilitycalculationsareresetwiththeRstAvltyStats(ResetAvailability Statistics)ExternalPulsemodule,whichcanbeaccessedthroughthemetersfront panelorwithVistasoftware. Toensurecorrectavailabilitycalculations,donotresetduringaSagorSwell.

NOTE
The Rst Avlty Stats module exists in the ION 8600 meter firmware v310 or later.

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Pausing Availability
Theavailabilityframeworkallowsausertotemporarilypausethemeteruptime counterandignoreanymeterdowntimeanddisturbancetime.Thisallowsauser todecommissionthemeterwithoutaffectingtheavailabilitystatistics.Availability statisticsarealsopausedwhentheAvailabilityframeworkisturnedoff.Note thePauseAvailabilityswitchonthegraphicbelow.

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Detailed Behavior
TheAvailabilityframeworkmeasuresDisturbancetimefromtheSag/Swell module,UptimefromacountermoduleandmeterDowntimefromthe Diagnosticsmodule.MeterDowntimeisaddedtotheUptimecounttoprovidethe totaltimeofobservation. Themeterusesthreemeasurementswhencalculatingtheavailability: 1. 2. MeterUptime:thetimethemeterispoweredandactivelymonitoring.The timeismeasuredbycounting1secondpulsesfromaperiodictimermodule. MeterDowntime:thistimeismeasuredbythemetersinternalclockandmade availablethroughthediagnosticsmodule.Thediagnosticsmoduledowntime registerisupdatedoneachpowerup.Thiscalculationisaccurateacrossasingle monthboundary:anyadditionalmonthboundariesareassumedtohave30 days.YoumustsettheSaglimitabovetheminimumvoltagelevelspecifictothe powersupplyandwiringconfigurationofthemeter(seeSag/SwellModule Configurationonpage 202).Ifthereisnocontrolpowerthenitisassumed thereisnopoweranywhere,andthistimecountsagainstavailability. Whenthemeterpowersup,ittakesabout15secondsbeforetheIONmodules areoperationalagain.Thispoweruptimecountsagainsttheavailability(a singlepowerupperyearlimitstotalavailabilityto6nines).Iftheapplication requiresbetterresolutionthanthis,thenaUPSorotherauxiliarypowersupply forthemetershouldbeconsidered. Ifthemeterorcontrolpowercircuitistakenoutofserviceformaintenance,you candisablethemeasurementofmeterdowntimewithIONsoftware;see PausingAvailabilityonpage 204.
Number of Nines
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ppm (% x 10,000)
90% 99% 99.9% 99.99% 99.999% 99.9999% 99.99999% 99.999999% 99.9999999% 99.99999999%

Downtime (seconds/year)
3153600 315360 31536 3153.6 315.36 31.536 3.153599998 .3153599998 .03153599998 .003153599998

Downtime per year


36.5 days 3.7 days 8.8 hours 52.6 minutes 5.3 minutes 31.5 seconds 3.2 seconds .32 seconds .032 seconds .0032 seconds

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3.

VoltageDisturbanceDuration:thetotalnumberofsecondsthatthevoltagewas outsidetheenvelopedeterminedbytheSag/Swellmodule.Ifseveralsagsor swellsoccurduringonesecond,onlythelastonecountstowardthetotal.The Sag/Swellmodulesettingsmaybeusedtocontrolthevoltagetolerance.Ifthe Sag/Swellmoduleisnotenabled,novoltagedisturbancesarecounted.

Terminology
Bladepoweredmeter:thepowertorunthemeterisderivedfromtheVoltage inputterminalsthatareconnectedtothemonitoredsystem.Themeterloses powerifthemonitoredsystemisdown.SpecifictoION8600only. Auxiliarypoweredmeter:Thepowertorunthemeterisderivedfroman independentpowersource.Themeterremainspoweredwhenthemonitored systemisdown.SpecifictoION8600OptionAmetersonly. Meteruptime:thetimethemeterispoweredandactivelymonitoring.Thetime ismeasuredbycounting1secondpulsesfromaperiodictimermodule. Meterdowntime:thetimethemeterisnotpowered.Thistimeismeasuredby themetersinternalclockandmadeavailablethroughthediagnosticsmodule. Thediagnosticsmoduledowntimeregisterisresetatthebeginningofeach outage. Availability:theprobabilityoffindingasystemintheoperatingstateatsome timeintothefuture.Availabilityiscalculatedas:
Availability = Time the power system is operating within specifications Total time of operation* = Meter uptime - disturbance time Meter uptime + meter downtime
* Where total time of observation = uptime + meter downtime

Unavailability:calculatedintheframeworkandthenconvertedtonumberof nines,andAvailabilityinpercentandpartspermillion(ppm):
Unavailability = Time the power system is operating outside specifications Total time of operation* = Disturbance time Meter uptime + meter downtime

* Where total time of observation = uptime + meter downtime

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Reports
Thischapterprovidesinstructionsforviewingvariousmeterreportsandlogs.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Viewing Meter Logs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 UsingtheFrontPanel ............................................ 208 UsingIONSetup ................................................ 208 UsingVista ..................................................... 210

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Accumulatedmetervaluesaresavedinlogs.Theselogsareacquiredbyyour energymanagementsoftware(IONEnterpriseorthirdparty)andsavedinits databaseforanalysisandreporting. TheReportercomponentofIONEnterpriseisadatabasereportingapplicationthat letsyoudefine,generate,andmanagecomprehensivereportsbasedonthe informationinyoursystemdatabase.Itprocessesselecteddataandgeneratesa finishedreportinMicrosoftExcel2000format. Formoreinformationonreports,seetheReportersectionoftheonlineION EnterpriseHelp.

Viewing Meter Logs


ViewmeterlogsusingIONsoftwareorthefrontpanel.

Using the Front Panel


Thefrontpanelonlydisplaysrecenthighpriorityevents(EventLog).

PresstheUp/DownbuttonstonavigatetotheEventLog.

Using ION Setup


DisplayvariousmeterlogsorreportsusingtheReportAssistant. 1. 2. OpenIONSetupandconnecttoyourmeter,usingBasicMode. 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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Verifying Accuracy
AllION8600metersaretestedandverifiedatthefactoryaccordingtoIEC (InternationalElectrotechnicalCommission)standards;however,beforeanew revenuemeterisinstalleditisimportanttoperformafinalaccuracyverification. IONmetersaredigitalanddonotrequirecalibration,onlyverificationoftheir accuracy.ThischapteroutlinesaprocedureforaccuracytestingION8600meters.

In this chapter
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 AccuracyStandards .................................................. 212 CurrentRanges ...................................................... 212 TestingOverview .................................................... 212 UsingTESTMode ................................................... 213 TestProcedure...................................................... 214 TestSettings ........................................................ 215 LEDpulsersettings .............................................. 215 TestPoints ...................................................... 217

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Introduction
TherevenueaccurateIONmeterisdigitalandthereforeneedsnoservicing.Itis testedforaccuracyatthefactoryandremainsaccurateforthelifeofthemeter.In contrast,electromechanicalmetersneedmechanicaladjustmentbefore installationandperiodiccalibrationthereafter.Thisprocedureofcalibration testingisunnecessaryfordigitalmeters. Digitalmetersrequireaccuracytesting,orverificationtoensurethemetermeets requiredaccuracyspecification.Ifyouknowyourmeteriswithinrequired accuracyspecificationbeforeinstallation,errorsobservedinthefieldcouldbe attributedtoincorrectconnectionsorinstrumenttransformerratiosettings.

Accuracy Standards
Themeterconformstothefollowingaccuracystandards: IEC606871A0.2S IEC606875A0.2S ANSIC12.20Class200.2 ANSICl12.20Class2/100.2. Accuracymeasurementsintherangeof10mAto20A.

Current Ranges
Themetermeetsthefollowingcurrentranges: CompatiblewithCTsintherangeof10mAto20A Overrangecurrentof24A Startingcurrentof1mA.

DANGER
During normal operation of the meter, hazardous voltages are present which can cause severe injury or death. These voltages are present on the terminal strips of the device and throughout the connected potential transformer (PT), current transformer (CT), status input, relay, and control power circuits. Only qualified, properly trained personnel should perform installation and servicing.

Testing Overview
Themostcommonmethodfortestingmetersistoinjectvoltageandcurrentfrom astablepowersourceincombinationwithareferencemeter.Althoughmeter shopsusedifferentmethodsfortestingrevenuemeters,mosttestequipment requirementsaresimilar.Thesectionsbelowprovideanoverviewandsometest equipmentguidelinesforverifyingtheaccuracyofyourION8600.

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Using TEST Mode

Test socket Atestsocketisaconvenientmountingdevicethatfitssockettypemeters.Ensure thatthetestsocketforthemeterorthemountingdeviceiswiredproperly.The currentandvoltagetransformersmustbeaccuratelyratedandmustperform withinspecificationstoprovideaccurateresults. Power source Itisimportanttohaveasteadypowersource.Powerthatenergizesthemeterfrom thesocketmustbereliableandprovide:theratedvoltageofthemeter,unitypower factor(1)andlaggingpowerfactorof0.0(forVARhtesting)or0.5. Test loads Therearethreemethodsofcurrentloading:customersload(ameterinservice), resistanceload(characteristicssimilartoalightingload),phantomloading(atest board).Yourtestloaddeviceorotherloadingcircuitmustbesetwithinthecurrent capacityrangesforthemeter.Theprocedureoutlinedinthistechnicalnote describesverificationusingaphantomloadortestboard. Control equipment Controlequipmentisrequiredforcountingandtimingthepulseoutputs (revolutions)fromthefrontpanelLEDs.Moststandardtestbencheshaveanarm withinfraredsensorsusedforthispurpose. Environment Themetershouldbetestedatthesametemperatureasthetestingequipment.The idealtemperatureisabout22oC(72oF).Ensurethemeteriswarmedupsufficiently beforetesting.

NOTE
Ensure the accuracy and precision of any measurement equipment you use (i.e. voltmeters, ammeters, power factor meters).

Using TEST Mode


WhenthemeterisinTESTmodeitdoesnotaccumulatebillablequantities.Thetest measurementscollectedbythemeteraresenttodifferentregisterssothatthe billingquantitiesarenotchanged.

NOTE
If you have a hardware-locked meter you must remove the cover and manually press the TEST mode button. If your meter is not hardware-locked you can use ION Setup software to place the meter in TEST mode.

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WhenyouexitTESTmodealltestmeasurementsareresettozero.Thevalues shownontheTESTmodedisplayscreensinclude:
Values
kWh del T, kWh rec T kVAR del T, kVARh rec T kVAh del T, kVAh rec T kW SD del T, kW SD rec T

Description
Test values of kWh delivered and kWh received Test values of kVARh delivered and kVARh received Test values of kVAh delivered and kVAh received Instantaneous Rolling Block (Sliding Window) Demand delivered and received

Test Procedure
Thefollowingareguidelinesfortestingthemeter.Yourmetershopmayhave specifictestingmethods: 1. Placethemeterintothetestsocketorotherstandardmeasuringdevice.Ifyou arenotusingapluginsocket,ensureallvoltagesareinparallelwiththemeter beingtestedandallcurrentsareinseries. Connectthecontrolequipmentusedforswitchingthevoltagetothetest standarddevice. Connectthecontrolequipmentusedforcountingthestandardoutputpulses. Applytheratedcurrentandvoltagetotheterminalsofthemeter. Beforeperformingtheverificationtest,letthetestequipmentpowerupthe meter;applyvoltageforatleast20seconds.Thewarmupallowstheinternal circuityandcapacitorstostabilize. YoumaychoosetoplacethemeterinTESTmode.Thisallowsthemetertoenter thefieldwithnoWhvaluesintheregisters.Ifyouareperformingfieldtesting, putthemeterinTESTmodetoavoidincorrectcustomerbilling. Aligntheinfraredsensoronthestandardtestbencharmatureoverthe appropriatefrontpanelLEDpulser.

2. 3. 4. 5.

6.

7.

TIP
If the outer cover is still on the meter, align the meter sensor slightly off-perpendicular to the LEDs. This reduces reflections from the outer cover.

8. 9.

Performtestingonthetestpoints(WatthourtestpointsandVARhour pointsonpage 217). Runeachtestpointforatleastfivesecondstoallowthetestbenchequipmentto readanadequatenumberofpulses.Allowthreesecondsofdwelltimebetween testpoints.

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Test Settings

Test Settings
Whentestingthemeter,ensurethetestparametersaresuitedtoyourtesting methods.YoumayneedtoadjustthefrontpanelLEDpulserateandthetestmode timeout.

NOTE
If the maximum pulse rate is exceeded the WATT LED remains on (does not blink).

LED pulser settings


ThetwoLEDsonthefrontpanelarepreconfiguredforenergypulsing.The adjacentsmallerinfraredoutputsareconnectedtotheLEDsandpulseatthesame rate.YoumayneedtoincreasetheKtvalueiftheLEDdoesnotpulse. Changing the LED pulse rate from the Front Panel YoucannotchangetheLEDpulseratefromthemetersfrontpanel. Changing the LED pulse rate in ION Setup 1. 2. OpentheSetupAssistantinIONSetup. SelecttheLEDPulsingscreen.

3.

EditthekWhandkVARhvaluesasdesired.

Changing the LED pulse rate in Designer 1. 2. 3. 4. OpenthemeterusingDesignersoftwareanddoubleclickthePulseFrequency folderinEnergyPulsingSetup. RightclicktheCalibrationPulsermoduleyouwanttomodify. Doubleclicktheregisteryouwant,makeyourchangeandclickOK. ClicktheSaveicon(orchooseSend&SavefromtheFilemenu).

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Thevalueentereddefineshowmuchenergythemoduleaccumulatesbeforea pulseissenttothehardwarechannel.ThefrontpanelWATTandVARLEDsare factorysettothesamepulserate.ThedefaultKtvalueisshownonthefrontpanel labeloftheION8600meteranddependsontheFormFactorthatthemeter services. Thepulseratesaresummarizedbelow:


Form Factor
9S, 39S, 36S, 76S meters 35S meters

Default pulse rate for WATT LED


1.8 Watts per pulse 1.2 Watts per pulse

Default pulse rate for VAR LED (Kt)


1.8 VARs per pulse 1.2 VARs per pulse

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Test Points
NOTE
It is recommended that you test the ION 8600 meter at Full and Light Loads.

Watt-hour test points


Rated test current is found on the meters front panel.

ItiscommonpracticetotesttheseWatthourtestpoints:
WATT WATT
Multifunction Watthour/Varhour Meter

TYPE 8500

TA CA Kt Freq CL FM

2.5 0.2 1.8 60 20 9S V~ 120 -277 W 4WY

Watt-hour Test Point


Full Load

Specifications
100% of the rated current, test voltage and rated frequency at unity power factor, or one (1).1 10% of the rated current, test voltage and rated frequency at unity power factor, or one (1). 100% of the rated current, test voltage and rated frequency at 0.50 lagging power factor (current lagging voltage by 60o phase angle).

Light Load

Lagging Power Factor

The rated test current is found on the ION 8600 meter front panel label.

VAR-hour points ItiscommonpracticetotesttheseVARhourtestpoints:


VAR-hour Test Point
Full Load

Specifications
100% of the rated current, test voltage and rated frequency at unity power factor, or one (1).1 10% of the rated current, test voltage and rated frequency at unity power factor, or one (1).

Light Load

The rated test current is found on the ION 8600 meter front panel label.

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addingmodemgatemeterstonetwork 94 alarmserver 190 configuring 191 remotesiteeventnotification 191 alerting viaalphanumericpager 192 viaemail 193 vianumericpager 192 alphanumericpageralerts 192 altmode displayscreens 170 switchingto 27 timeofusescreens 171 analoginputs 133 analogoutputmodule 133 analogoutputs 133 settingzeroandfullscales 133

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data historicallogging 146 daylightsavingstime 113 defaultlogging 144 demandforgiveness 121, 124 demandresetswitch 21 Designer 144, 156, 166 digitalinputmodule 132 digitaloutputmodule 131 digitaloutputs 130 displaysetup menu 37 displays disksimulator 26 displayscreens 169 histogram 25 nameplate 25 numeric 24 phasor 26 statusbar 24 timeanddate 26 timestamped 26 types 24

basicsetup frontpanelmenu 32 beforeyoucanusethisguide 17 buswiring 81

CalibrationPulsermodule 136 calibrationpulsermodule 131 calibrationpulsing 132 CalibrationTesting ControlEquipment 213 Environment 213 TestLoads 213 TestSocket 213 CBEMA/ITIC 161, 162 changes confirming 31 clock configuration 112 clockmodule 112 comm3module 91 communications directlytometer 89 communicationscard 74 configuring devices connected to modem gate 94 configuringleadingzeros 167 configuringparametertitles 168 configuringthemeterformodemgate 93 connections RS232 79 CTR21compliantmodem 91 current harmonics 171

emailalerts 193 EN50160 logging 148 EN50160datarecorders 145 energydemandlog 148 energypulsing VARLED 139 wattLED 139 energypulsingwithLEDs 139 ethergate 87 ethernetcommunicationsmodule 85 ethernetsetup 35 event eventlogdisplays 170 EventLogandNameplateDisplays 25

factoryinformation 156 features frontpanel 20 flashmemory 145 formatsetupmenu 37 frontpanel accessingthesetupmenu 29 adjustingcontrast 20 comportssetup 33 configuringleadingzeros 167 configuringparametertitles 168 configuringthemeterwith 29

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demandresetswitch 21 displaysetup 37 ethernetsetup 35 formatsetup 37 LEDpulsers 21 masterresetbutton 22 modifyingpassword 38 navigationbuttons 21 opticalport 21 securitysetup 38 TESTmodebutton 23 viewingnumberofninesdata 201 webconfig 39 frontpanelfeatures 20

gettingmoreinformation 17 Grayhill 127 harmonics 171 logs 147 harmonicslog 147 histogramdisplays 25 histograms frontpanel 171 historicdatalog 146 historicdatalogging 146

I/OExpander 127 instantaneousmeasurements 171 internalmodem 90 IONEnterprise reporting 148 IONsoftware alertingviaalarmserver 190

locationof 22 parametersaffected 22 modem internal 90 modemgate addingmeterstonetwork 94 configuringdevices 94 configuringthemeterfor 93 modesofoperation 27 altmode 27 normmode 27 testmode 28 modules analogoutput 133 calibrationpulser 131 clock 112 comm3 91 digitalinput 132 digitaloutput 131 ethernetcommunications 85 mainssignallingevaluation 160 periodictimer 145 pulser 131 sag/swell 161 transient 160, 162 waveformrecorder 144 molexextensioncables 77 MV90 145

LEDpulsers 21 LEDs 138 logging changinglogdepths 144 changinglogfrequency 145 default 144 defaultconfiguration 145 EN50160 148 EN50160datarecorders 145 historicaldata 146 losslog 146 sag/swell 148 timeofuse 147 transient 148 losslog 146

navigationbuttons 21 using 31 normmode 27 displayscreens 169 numberofnines viewingdata 201 numericdisplays 24 numericpageralerting 192

onboarddigitalinputs 132 opticalport 21 opticalprobe 77 outofrangescreen 31 overconditionmonitoring 197

mainssignallingevaluationmodule 160 manual symbolsused 15 manualsymbols 15 manualterminology 16 masterresetbutton

password changing 38 modifyingpasswordsubmenu 38 periodictimermodule 145 phasordiagramdisplays 26 phasordiagrams frontpanel 171 PowerMetermodule 48 powerprovider 154 powerqualitysetup 160 Pulsermodule 136 pulsermodule 131

RelativeSetpointmodule 196

revenuelog 145 RS232 connections 79

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waveformrecordermodule 144

sag/swell logging 148 sag/swellmodule 161 Sag/Swellmodules 206 seasons 155 security deviceaccessforIONservices 66 disablingviafrontpanel 38 modifyingpassword 38 securitysetupmenu 38 serialcomsettings 34 serialconnections 78 setup powerquality 160 setupmenu accessingviafrontpanel 29 basic 32 comports 33 configuring using navigation buttons 31 confirmingchanges 31 demandsetup 33 networksetup 35 returningtopreviousscreen 31 serialcomsettings 34 SlidingWindowDemandmodule 119 statusbar 24 switchthemetertoTESTmode 173

TestMode using 213 testmode displaysscreens 173 LEDenergypulsing 173 switchingto 28 timeout 180 TESTmodebutton 23 TestSettings 215 LEDPulserSettings 215 VARHourTesting 217 WattHourTesting 217 TestingProcedure 214 ThermalDemandmodule 120 timeofuse 147 TimeofUsemodule 154 TOU frontpanelscreens 171 TOUProgramManager 156 transientlogging 148 transientmodule 160, 162

voltage harmonics 171

MRP: 70000-0265-00 Revision Date: June 01, 2005