How to Communicate with UT-61C DMM with LabVIEW

Updated Jun 5, 2018

Reported In

Software

  • LabVIEW

Driver

  • NI-VISA
  • NI-Serial

Other

UT-61C DMM

Issue Details

I want to communicate with a UT-61C DMM using LabVIEW, how can I accomplish this?

Solution

To communicate with the UT-61C DMM using LabVIEW, you must have NI-VISA installed. The serial parameters for the communication are as follows:
  • Baud Rate: 2400
  • Data bits: 8
  • Parity: Odd
  • Stop bits: 1
  • Flow control: None
  • RTS State: Unasserted
With this serial settings, the DMM will periodically send a serial message. You can use the attached VI to read the messages sent by the DMM.
 

Additional Information

The protocol used by the UT-61C DMM is not officially documented, it's up to the developer to decipher the messages sent by the DMM. 

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