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Serial Modbus

Serial MODBUS connections can be ASCII and RTU (binary coded).

Modbus RTU:

Messages are a smaller size and therefore faster,

Uses timing of bus silence

Modbus ASCII

messages are easily human readable.

All nodes within one MODBUS network must use the same transmission mode.

UART Setup

No specific baud rate is specified by the MODBUS: typical baud rates are 9600 or 19200.

Modbus RTU via serial port

Standard MODBUS RTU node addresses are 1-247.  0 is reserved for broadcast messages. 248-255 are reserved.

Only the master node may initiate a command

Modbus TCP via Ethernet

Any device can send out a Modbus command, although usually only one master device does so.

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