What is needed to communicate with an FL900?

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Document ID TE7516

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Version 2.0

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Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 03/12/2018
Question
What is needed to communicate with an FL900?
Summary
Required items to communicate with an FL900 using your computer.
Answer
  1. You will need to load software onto your computer. See What software is used to access an FL900 flow sensor?
  2. There are 3 different versions of the FL900 (FL901, FL902 and FL904), but they all use the exact same communication protocol.
  3. You will need a Communication Cable.
    1. FL900 to computer w/ USB, part number 8528300.
    2. FL900 to computer w/ RS232, part number 8528200.
    3. This cable must be ordered separately when you order your FL900.
  4. Connect the Communication Cable into the Comm Port, located to the right of Port 1.  Connect the other end to your computer.
  5. Start the software package.
  6. See What is the proper procedure for using FSData Desktop to connect with an FL900? or What is the proper procedure for using Flo-Ware to communicate with an FL900?

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