Modbus Controller Output

The modbus_controller platform creates a output from a modbus_controller.

Configuration variables:

  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.

  • name (Required, string): The name of the sensor.

  • address (Required, int): start address of the first register in a range

  • value_type (Required): datatype of the modbus register data. The default data type for modbus is a 16 bit integer in big endian format (MSB first)

    • U_WORD (unsigned 16 bit integer from 1 register = 16bit)

    • S_WORD (signed 16 bit integer from 1 register = 16bit)

    • U_DWORD (unsigned 32 bit integer from 2 registers = 32bit)

    • S_DWORD (signed 32 bit integer from 2 registers = 32bit)

    • U_DWORD_R (unsigned 32 bit integer from 2 registers low word first)

    • S_DWORD_R (signed 32 bit integer from 2 registers low word first)

    • U_QWORD (unsigned 64 bit integer from 4 registers = 64bit)

    • S_QWORD (unsigned 64 bit integer from 4 registers = 64bit)

    • U_QWORD_R (unsigned 64 bit integer from 4 registers low word first)

    • U_QWORD_R signed 64 bit integer from 4 registers low word first)

    • FP32 (32 bit IEEE 754 floating point from 2 registers)

    • FP32_R (32 bit IEEE 754 floating point - same as FP32 but low word first)

  • write_lambda (Optional, lambda): Lambda is evaluated before the modbus write command is created. The value is passed in as float x and an empty vector is passed in as std::vector<uint16_t>&payload. You can directly define the payload by adding data to payload then the return value is ignored and the content of payload is used.

    Parameters passed into the lambda

    • x (float): The float value to be sent to the modbus device for register_type: holding

    • x (bool): The boolean value to be sent to the modbus device for register_type: coil

    • payload (`std::vector<uint16_t>&payload`):

      • for register_type: holding: empty vector for the payload. The lamdba can add 16 bit raw modbus register words.

      • for register_type: coil: empty vector for the payload. If payload is set in the lambda it is sent as a custom command and must include all required bytes for a modbus request note: because the response contains data for all registers in the same range you have to use data[item->offset] to get the first response byte for your sensor.

    • item (const pointer to a SensorItem derived object): The sensor object itself.

    Possible return values for the lambda:

    • return <FLOATING_POINT_NUMBER / BOOL>; the new value for the sensor.

    • return <anything>; and fill payload with data if the payload is added from the lambda then these 16 bit words will be sent

    • return {}; if you don’t want write the command to the device (or do it from the lambda).

  • register_type (Optional): coil to create a binary outout or holding to create a float output.

  • multiply (Optional, float): multiply the new value with this factor before sending the requests. Ignored if lambda is defined. Only valid for register_type: holding.

  • offset (Optional, int): only required for uncommon response encodings offset from start address in bytes. If more than one register is read a modbus read registers command this value is used to find the start of this datapoint relative to start address. The component calculates the size of the range based on offset and size of the value type

  • use_write_multiple (Optional, boolean): By default the modbus command Preset Single Registers (function code 6) is used for setting the holding register if only 1 register is set. If your device only supports Preset Multiple Registers (function code 16) set this option to true.

All other options from Output.

Example

output:
    - platform: modbus_controller
        modbus_controller_id: epever
        id: battery_capacity_output
        write_lambda: |-
          ESP_LOGD("main","Modbus Output incoming value = %f",x);
          uint16_t b_capacity = x ;
          payload.push_back(b_capacity);
          return x * 1.0 ;
        address: 0x9001
        value_type: U_WORD

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