Generic mode message format - WID512

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The generic mode message is used for displaying information in WID512.

<soh>DDx<stx>@1 <heading> <name1> <data1> <name1b>, <name2> <data2> <data2b>, @2 <heading>, <name1> <data1> <name1b> <etx>
Table 1. Generic mode message data fields
Name Description
<soh> Start of header

Message heading

DD is a fixed display message identifier and x is display ID. If ID is not set in the display, it is not needed in the message. For example, DD1.

<stx> Start of text character
@1 <space>

Directs the following text to the first page. @2 <space> directs the following text to the second page.

You can use the # character instead of the @ character.
LED and relay control section (@0) is not supported.

Text in the heading field.

If the heading text includes whitespaces, place the heading text between quotation marks. For example, PTU data.

<name1> The first column of the first row, typically the text before the data value, the parameter type. For example, P.

The middle column of the first row, typically the data value.

Data in the seven segment display. Data is given in fixed 6‑character format, decimal point is 1 character. If data does not include all 6 characters, replace them with a space so that the data field is 6 characters long.

<name1b> The third column of the first row, typically the unit. For example, hPa.
, or <cr><lf> Separates the data items.
<etx> End of text

Example of generic mode message

<soh>DD1<stx>@1 "PTU Data1" <cr><lf>P 1003.3 hPa, <cr><lf>T 25.3 C, <cr><lf> RH 56 % <etx>
Figure 1. Example of corresponding data page

The message may include the information message in the following format:

<SOH>MES<STX>information text<ETX>