Description: TCP/IP (Ethernet) to RS-485 Converter
Advantages: Use this converter to be able to read your meters over the internet from any computer in the world.
The EKM iSerial works well if you are reading a few meters and have strong knowledge of computers and networking (this is also the only way to read v.2 meters over the internet). If you are going to be reading more than a few meters or have limited experience with networking, we will recommend that you go with the new EKM Push system for its scalability and ease of use. Here is more information: EKM Push
- The iSerial is versatile and easy to place. One or more of these converters can be placed wherever it is convenient for connection to the meter(s), and conveniently located for a connection to a TCP/IP (ethernet) network.
- Our EKM iSerial allows flexible access to your meter data. Any computer, either on a local area network (LAN) or connected via the internet from anywhere in the world, can read and configure the meters using our EKM Dash software.
- A string of up to 256 daisy chained meters can connect to an ethernet network through this device, and are then ready to be read remotely. No on-site computer is necessary.
This device comes pre-configured for 9600 baud, which will work well with our Omnimeter Line of kWh meters, such as our EKM-Omnimeter I v.3 and EKM-Omnimeter Pulse v.4. If you are using a v.2 meter this device will have to be preset to 1200 baud. For more information about how to setup your iSerial and how to make changes in the iSerial settings, please refer to our online Knowledge Base
iSerial: iSerial User Manual
Check out the communication diagram showing how the iSerial Ethernet to RS-485 converter can be connected to up to 256 meters.
Works with all of our RS-485 enabled smart meters, including our v.2 meters, our Omnimeter Models.
For more information about our products and services, we encourage you to visit our online Knowledge Base, which provides spec sheets, videos, tutorials, FAQs, diagrams, and more.
iSerial VCOM: Virtual COM Port Software Help .pdf
iSerial VCOM Software Download: Download Virtual COM Port Software (PC Only, diagnostic use only, not for reading meters)