Connection Ziv 5CTM

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DARCARPER
Connection Ziv 5CTM

Hello, I am trying to communicate with the ZIV meter through a serial port with an optical probe but I can not get the first sign of life.

Could you tell me the configuration that I have to have? I have seen the initial settings on the page but none of the ziv

Thank you

Kurumi
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Hi,

Just select "ZIV Aplicaciones y Tecnologia, S.A" as a manufacturer in GXDLMSDirector. You should be able to read it right away. Are you using an optical probe? Do you have USB2serial converter and then optical head with rs232 or do you have an optical probe that uses USB?

BR,

Mikko

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Mikko Kurunsaari
Gurux Ltd
http://www.gurux.fi

DARCARPER

hi
I have a usb2serial converter and then the probe. In the software I select ziv and leave the other fields by default but I do not get an answer

Kurumi
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Hi,
I believe that the problem is the optical probe. Power levels are too low for leds when you have USB2serial and then optical probe.

Check is there external power supply option in optical probe. If not, get an optical probe that you can join directly to the USB port.

This is a common problem.

BR,

Mikko

________________________________________
Mikko Kurunsaari
Gurux Ltd
http://www.gurux.fi

DARCARPER

Hi.
the LEDs if they flash when sending the message. With another counter (landid + gyr 550) if I could communicate without problems.

Kurumi
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Hi,

It's common that you can communicate with other meter and others not. It depends from the communication leds.

More info:
Optical port is supporting only IEC 62056-21. If you want to use PRIME you need to use PLC port.
I don't know if this is changed, but that was the case a few years ago.
Check this from the meter vendor.

BR,
Mikko

________________________________________
Mikko Kurunsaari
Gurux Ltd
http://www.gurux.fi

NamBanLad

Hi, DARKCARPER

We are facing the exact same issue with a Ziv 5CTM meter and an optical probe -we actually tried 2 different probes.
We have tried to connect using both an usb2serial converter as well as directly to a serial port in the PC.

Did you find a solution to this issue in the end? Please let us know anything that might be helpful.
Thanks a lot.

DARCARPER

I have not found any solution yet. I still can not connect to a ZIV counter. I have tried different probes and different clients, but I can not get any response

NamBanLad

Ok. Thanks anyway
I will let you know if we find any solution.

NamBanLad

Hi, Darcarper
We finally managed to connect to a ZIV counter. The trick was to use the following addresses:
-.Client: 1
-.Server: 144
Hope this is helpful and you manage to get it to work.

Kurumi
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Hi,

Thank you from this info. What authentication level you are using with that client address?

BR,
Mikko

________________________________________
Mikko Kurunsaari
Gurux Ltd
http://www.gurux.fi

NamBanLad

We managed to do so with the following configuration:
Server Address: 144
Client address: 2
Authentication Level: Low
Password: 00000001 (although the standard should be 00000007)

DARCARPER

Hello
I tried to connect to the previous configuration but I do not receive a response.
Is this the way it should be?
Thank you

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DARCARPER

Hello
I tried to connect to the previous configuration but I do not receive a response.
Is this the way it should be?
Thank you

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NamBanLad

Hello, Darcarper

The client address is 2. Also, although the server address is 144 -decimal- you should enter it in hexadecimal -that is, 90.
Here is a capture of the configuration we used to connect.

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