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Reading a single byte by Modbus protocol (ModbusMaster function)

nanopol Jan 8, 2019 08:49 PM

How could I read a single Byte with the ModbusMaster function? So far I have only been able to make readings of floating numbers.

eastmanjoe Jan 10, 2019 02:57 PM

Hi Nanopo,

To read is a single Modbus register use the "ModbusOption" parameter to indicate if it is a 16-bit signed integer (1) or a 16-bit unsigned integer (3).  The variable array the data is to be stored in will need to be declared as "Long".  The "Length" paramater can be set to 1 for a single register.

Since a Modbus register is made up of two bytes (16-bit) then you will need to manipulate the data after it is received.  To split a single Modbus register into two bytes you can perform the following operation:


Public register As Long
Public high_byte As Long
Public low_byte As Long

high_byte = (register AND &HFF00) >> 8
low_byte = register AND &H00FF


nanopol Mar 11, 2019 08:59 PM

It was very useful, thank you.

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