When using the Modbus protocol, we always recommend that you install our DEXGate2 datalogger - after all, it’s built to work with DEXCell Energy Manager!
No worries if you choose not to work with a DEXGate2 though - DEXCell still supports multiple data entries in different protocols and formats too.
DEXGate2: Configure your devices from your couch
DEXGate2 is DEXMA’s bespoke hardware solution built to make energy data monitoring easy. With everything you need integrated into a single device, DEXGate2 is the simplest and most comfortable tool to start monitoring energy with DEXCell.
DEXGate2 is compatible with the Modbus protocol in both Modbus-RTU and Modbus-TCP modes, so you can use it to monitor data from any Modbus-compatible device on the market.
If you are planning a new installation, or you need to monitor existing meters or probes that are based in Modbus, you can start sending data to DEXCell by connecting all your Modbus devices to a DEXGate2.
Once the DEXGate2 is online, you can always access it directly from DEXCell. Using your handy dandy dashboard, you can configure meters or even create a custom Modbus integration right from your couch, saving you lots of time, money, and countless miles ;)
For more details on the DEXGate 2 device:
DEXGate2 - Specs and Datasheet
Which devices can be connected to DEXGate2?
DEXGate2 is compatible with virtually any device in the market that uses the Modbus protocol. If a device is not integrated yet, you can easily do it yourself!
Electricity meters, temperature and humidity probes, thermal energy meters, or electrical and optical pulse counters are some of the different types of Modbus devices that you can connect to DEXGate2.
Check out the following article to see all the meters from different manufacturers that are already compatible with DEXGate2 and learn how to integrate your device if it's not already integrated:
How do I connect my devices to DEXGate2?
DEXGate2 can monitor both Modbus-RTU and Modbus-TCP devices at the same time.
Check the following article to see the differences between Modbus-RTU and Modbus-TCP:
Apart from Modbus-RTU and Modbus-TCP you may also want to use wireless devices with your DEXGate2. Many wireless devices use the Modbus protocol so your DEXGate2 is also compatible with them, and can be used simultaneously with wired devices. Check the following article about using wireless devices with your DEXGate2:
All these devices can be connected at the same time to a single DEXGate2, so hybrid installations using wireless, Modbus-RTU and Modbus-TCP devices can be performed easily with a DEXGate2.
example monitoring infrastructure including Modbus-RTU, Modbus-TCP, and Wireless Zigbee devices
Also, take a look on these tutorials on how to connect Modbus devices using a RS485 BUS to DEXGate2:
HOWTO: Carlo Gavazzi EM210 quick install guide on DEXGate2
HOWTO: Circutor LM4i4o quick install guide on DEXGate2
As the above image shows, pulse meters for measuring gas, water, etc. can also be connected to a DEXGate2. Check the following article for more details on how to measure pulses with DEXGate2:
Pulse Monitoring with DEXGate2