# Dumb 725 Question

As I am clearly awesome, I will chalk this silly issue up to the meter being dumb and not me. Because, well, come on, it's me! I have a Fluke 725, Firmware 2.xx that I am trying to send a source value to. Meter is set to mV Source and am trying to set it to 45mV. So my commands are as follows. 2.001 PORT [CLR]m[13] 2.002 PORT 45[13] That always sets the meter to 4mV output. I have tried about every ASCII construction I can think of: 2.002 PORT 45.00[13] 2.002 PORT 4,5[13] 2.002 PORT 4,5,0,0[13] 2.002 PORT 4.5.0.0[13] ...and others. Still, only the 4 takes. I thought I was onto something playing with the inter-byte delay until I read in the Met/Cal manual that this only works with IEEE constructions. So... What am I missing?

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Nathan Ryder

Just had a look at the gold procedure code for a 725 F/W < 3

It looks like you have to send each char individually

see below

` 1.001 PORT [P9600,N,8,1,N][T10000] 1.002 MATH @Millivolts = "45" 1.003 MATH @Command = "m" & @Millivolts & "\r" 1.004 PORT [CLR] 1.005 MATH L[1] = 1 1.006 DO 1.007 MATH Char = SUB(@Command, L[1], 1) 1.008 PORT [V Char][D1000] 1.009 MATH L[1] = L[1] + 1 1.010 UNTIL L[1] > LEN(@Command) 1.011 PORT [13]`

Dexter

Huh. I wouldn't have guessed that. Thanks!

Nathan Ryder

Out of curiosity did it work?

Cheers

Nathan

Dexter
Yes it did! I haven't tried every way it will and will not work but it seemed like the secret here was the 1 second delay between characters. Even something as basic as this seems to work: PORT 4[D1000]5[D1000][13] So, it appears to be the speed that the characters are sent. It is comical though, when sourcing 3600 Ohm that you have to wait a full 4 seconds for it to take.
Nathan Ryder

Good to know....I'll file that into the memory bank cheers