4. Operation
Each RPS-10 module can be switched or toggled by an ASCII command string sent to the
Master Module control port. The Control Device must send ASCII characters at the same data
rate as the RPS-10 Module(s). The RPS-10 will accept any parity, but will always answer back
at 8 bits, no parity.
The command string consists of nine contiguous characters. The first six characters are ASCII
control codes. These six characters constitute a "fixed password" that restricts access to the
RPS-10. The seventh character is the address of the Module(s) that will receive the command,
and the eighth character is the operation code. The last character in the command string is an
ASCII Carriage Return (^M).
1. Establish connection with the RPS-10M Master Module. If you are communicating via
modem, the system will pause briefly while connecting, and then send the "RPS-10
READY" message.
2. Enter the desired ASCII command string. The command string uses the format described
^B^X^X^B^X^Xac^M (^= Control Code)
Is the RPS-10's "fixed password".
aIs the Module Address. This indicates the address of the module that
will receive the command.
a=0-9Indicates the address of the module that will receive the
a=*Indicates that the command should be sent to all modules.
cIs the Operation Code. This indicates the task to be performed:
c=0Switch AC OFF - Instructs RPS-10 to switch OFF the Outlet
for the selected Module(s)
c=1Switch AC ON - Instructs RPS-10 to switch ON the Outlet
for the selected Module(s)
c=TToggle AC (OFF - Delay - ON) - Instructs the RPS-10 to
initiate a toggle sequence at the selected Module(s). Note that
this command is case sensitive, and must always be entered as
an upper case "T".
c=?Read and Display Status - Instructs RPS-10 to display status
of selected Module(s).
^M Is the ASCII code for a carriage return
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